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    Default Tip / Tips

    Are these correct? If not, why?

    Scenario: At the restaurant paying the bill.

    1. Don't give her so much tip. (Is this correct?)
    2. Don't give her so much tips. (If this is correct, why? I do hear people say this a lot? Is that how you spell 'tips' ?)

    3. Don't give her so many tip. (This sentence is incorrect?)
    4. Don't give her so many tips. (This sentence is correct? But I shouldn't use this one?)

    5. Don't give her a lot of tips. (If this is okay, how come #4 is not often used?)
    6. Don't give her a lot of tip. (Is this okay? I don't hear this a lot?)

    Which one should I use? What would you use?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by jack; 19-Mar-2005 at 08:12.

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    Don't give her such a big tip.

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    Default Re: Tip / Tips

    What about this?

    Are these correct? If not, why?

    Scenario: She's a waitress at a restaurant and I'm talking about her.

    1. She gets so much tip. (Is this correct?)
    2. She gets so much tips. (If this is correct, why? I do hear people say this a lot? Is that how you spell 'tips' ?)

    3. She gets so many tip. (This sentence is incorrect?)
    4. She gets so many tips. (This sentence is correct? But I shouldn't use this one?)

    5. She gets a lot of tips. (If this is okay, how come #4 is not often used?)
    6. She gets a lot of tip. (Is this okay? I don't hear this a lot?)

    Which one should I use? What would you use?

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