Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: rest

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Vietnamese
      • Home Country:
      • Vietnam
      • Current Location:
      • Vietnam

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 109
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    rest

    Hi there,
    Please proofread the following sentence:

    1. Is it correct to say like this?
    2. You are sick, so take more rest.

    tks
    simon

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jul 2010
    • Posts: 283
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: rest

    Not a teacher only a native.

    'You are sick, so take more rest.' Doesn't sound right to me, it is the 'more' I think is wrong.

    I would prefer to say, 'You are sick, so take a rest.' If the person was sick already, then 'You are sick, keep resting.' could be used. However if the person had just become ill then I would use, 'You are sick, so have a rest.' Or, 'You are sick, take a rest.'

    Hope this helps.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 16,042
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: rest

    1. Is it correct to say like this? No.

    Is it correct to say this?
    Is it correct to say it like this?

    Rover

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] 34.rest
    By notletrest in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Jul-2010, 14:01
  2. [Grammar] rest assure vs. rest assured
    By cdp_shane@hotmail.com in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Dec-2009, 02:42
  3. rest
    By blouen in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Sep-2007, 01:31
  4. rest assure vs. rest assured
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19-May-2007, 00:57
  5. rest
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15-Jun-2004, 19:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •