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    Default There's no such thing as ghosts

    Hi,

    Please help me with this:

    There's no such thing as ghosts. - Is this correct with the verb ghosts (plural)
    It's about time you got a haircut. - Why the verb got is used in this sentence?
    Finally, they had a meal fit for a king. - Is the fit used correctly in this sentence?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Default Re: There's no such thing as ghosts

    There's no such thing as ghosts.

    • Contracted "There's" is OK with plural nouns.

    It's about time you got a haircut.

    • "got" is another way of saying "had".

    Finally, they had a meal fit for a king.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 24-Oct-2010 at 19:34. Reason: Fixed formatting

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    Default Re: There's no such thing as ghosts

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    There's no such thing as ghosts.

    • Contracted "There's" is OK with plural nouns.
    It's about time you got a haircut.

    • "got" is another way of saying "had".
    Finally, they had a meal fit for a king. "tick:

    I still don't understand what you want to say about the last sentence. Could you please elaborate?

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    Default Re: There's no such thing as ghosts

    There was a formatting error.

    "tick: was supposed to be : tick : (without the spaces), which is this when you take away the spaces.

    I fixed the formatting error.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: There's no such thing as ghosts

    /A learner/

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,

    Please help me with this:

    There's no such thing as ghosts. - Is this correct with the verb ghosts (plural)
    It's about time you got a haircut. - Why the verb got is used in this sentence?
    Finally, they had a meal fit for a king. - Is the fit used correctly in this sentence?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    It's time you had a haircut. (You should have had it before the moment of speaking. "had" represents the unreal past.)

    In addition, is it possible to say

    Finally, they had a meal that fit the king. or Finally, they had a meal that would fit a king.
    fit ~ suitable for something
    Could a king be that something?
    Last edited by e2e4; 24-Oct-2010 at 19:57.

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