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Language Questions / Re: singular or plural
« Last post by admin on November 09, 2021, 03:36:41 pm »
Context - context - context!
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Language Questions / Re: singular or plural
« Last post by Britta on November 09, 2021, 03:22:25 pm »
Thanks. Unfortunately, MS is quite often wrong. On the other hand I do appreciate it capturing typos or even real singular-plural mismatches.  ::)
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Language Questions / Re: singular or plural
« Last post by admin on November 09, 2021, 03:10:15 pm »
MS is wrong! Protection is functioning as an adjective here so "cover" is the singular noun concerned.
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Language Questions / singular or plural
« Last post by Britta on November 09, 2021, 02:49:19 pm »
MSWord spellchecker problem:

"Protection cover for optical viewport"

MSWord underlines "cover" and wants to change it to "covers" (it says "double-check that you're sticking to singular or plural").

Can anybody enlighten me why one would think a plural is needed here?
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Language Questions / Re: even
« Last post by admin on November 07, 2021, 06:33:20 pm »
He wouldn't...

for all three
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Language Questions / Re: which she never does
« Last post by admin on November 07, 2021, 06:32:32 pm »
I agree with Dave - but they don't quite sound right to my mind. I would prefer:

1) I drink a lot, something which my wife never does.
2) I love drinking a lot, something which my wife never does.
3) If she drinks a lot, which she never does, I will be surprised.
4) At the party, there were a lot of people drinking heavily, something which my wife never does.
4) At the party, there were a lot of people who were drinking heavily, something which my wife never does.
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Language Questions / even
« Last post by azz on November 06, 2021, 11:18:21 pm »
a. He didn't take the pill even to save his own life.
b. He didn't take the pill even in order to save his own life.

c. He didn't take the pill even for money.


Are the above sentences grammatically correct?


Many thanks
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Language Questions / Re: which she never does
« Last post by davel on November 04, 2021, 09:03:30 am »
My initial thoughts are that the following are correct:
1.
3.
4.
4.
Number 3 sounded a bit strange, but after thinking about it, I would accept it if you are thinking that there is going to be a party (tonight) and my wife will be there and if she drinks a lot, I will be surprised. My initial instinct was to end the sentence with 'I would be surprised' but after thinking about it, I can accept 'I will be surprised.'
Number 2 is almost acceptable, it just sounds awkward to my ears.
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Language Questions / which she never does
« Last post by navi on November 03, 2021, 04:47:00 am »
Which are correct:

1) I drink a lot, which my wife never does.
2) I love drinking a lot, which my wife never does.
3) If she drinks a lot, which she never does, I will be surprised.
4) At the party, there were a lot of people drinking heavily, which my wife never does.
4) At the party, there were a lot of people who were drinking heavily, which my wife never does.


Gratefully,
Navi
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Language Questions / Re: much homework
« Last post by hide on November 02, 2021, 11:28:22 am »
I see. Thank you.
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