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by Bobinwales
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: if you don't like any of them
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: if you don't like any of them

Have a look at these photographs. You can buy the ones you like, but forget about the ones you don't.
by Bobinwales
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Just legs.
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Just legs.

Many thanks. It was as Ken said, you feel that there should be one to indicate possession.
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sweatshirts
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Sweatshirts

I would differentiate between the two.
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Just legs.
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Just legs.

I have posted here rather than in the joke section because I have a question. Should "yours" have an apostrophe ? I can think of arguments for both. . A bloke asked me, "Are you a breast, or a leg man?" I told him that I wasn't either really. Sometimes I preferred legs. sometimes I preferred breasts...
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ceiling light
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Ceiling light

This is a chandelier.
https://vimeo.com/135868777
by Bobinwales
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: facts or not facts
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: facts or not facts

I certainly read it as "the President tells lies".
I also feel that Ms Sanders will be looking for a new job; if and when someone explains it to the President.
by Bobinwales
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Exercise device
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Exercise device

Thanks Phil.I didn't know that either.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Tennis
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Tennis

I haven't had much trouble holding my hair back for some time now Bonnie. :D
by Bobinwales
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: comma question
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: comma question

In my opinion the second one doesn't make sense.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: more than John and Harry
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: more than John and Harry

Both mean John and Harry combined. You would need to use "John or Harry" if you are referring to either.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: And a very happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: And a very happy New Year

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda pawb.
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Happy New Year everyone.
by Bobinwales
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Tennis
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Tennis

I would call them headbands and wristbands. I will let you decide which is which. :D
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 1 in 1 million people is / are affected.
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: 1 in 1 million people is / are affected.

The main contender for is being correct is if "One in 1 million people is / are affected" is the whole sentence. If it is only part of a sentence than the argument breaks down. "one in a million people in America are affected" must, surely, require "are". I don't think that I can agree with you Ton...
by Bobinwales
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Possessive of city/state & full date at beginning of sentence
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: Possessive of city/state & full date at beginning of sentence

BonnieL wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:10 pm
A rant for another day - why is Washington the only state that has to have a last name? I've so often seen it referred to as Washington State. :(
To distinguish it from Washington DC?
by Bobinwales
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Swords
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Swords

I would call the ones on the sword tassels as well, but the one on the scabbard could be called a frog.