who were my teachers

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who were my teachers

Post by azz » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:32 am

Can one say
a. I want to thank all those who were at one point my teacher.
b. I want to thank all those who were at one point my teachers.

c. I want to thank all those who have been at one point my teacher.
d. I want to thank all those who have been at one point my teachers.

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Let's say someone has won a prize and now wants to thank all the teachers he or she has had in their life. Which should he or she choose?

Many thanks.
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Post by Bobinwales » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:37 pm

Frankly, I wouldn't use any of them. "One point" is wrong word for me, I would say "some time".
So changing "one point" to "some time", (a) is the least cumbersome.
"Everyone" is a good word to consider using too.
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Re: who were my teachers

Post by tony h » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:00 am

Bobinwales wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:37 pm
So changing "one point" to "some time", (a) is the least cumbersome.
Quite agree, "some point" also works.

But if you are seriously looking for a phrase to use you would be better off throwing these away and starting afresh.
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I'm puzzled therefore I think.

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