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    more comprehensible

    Which one does 'every plate...' mean?
    1. all the plate in the world (general plates)
    2. every one of the plate (particular plates)
    Thank you very much indeed.

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    Re: more comprehensible

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Which one does 'every plate...' mean?
    1. all the plate in the world (general plates)
    2. every one of the plate (particular plates)
    Thank you very much indeed.
    You have already asked a question about "every plate" and received good answers. Why have you started another thread on the same subject?

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    Re: more comprehensible

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You have already asked a question about "every plate" and received good answers. Why have you started another thread on the same subject?
    Sorry about that, I did so because I am still not clear about the answer.
    for example:
    1. Every child needs love.
    (here every child can mean all children in the world)

    So, is it possible that 'every plate...' means all plates in the world?
    Thank you.

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    Re: more comprehensible

    You need logic as well as grammar.

    Is it even logically possible that you would ever make a statement about every single plate in the entire world?
    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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    Re: more comprehensible

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Sorry about that, I did so because I am still not clear about the answer.
    for example:
    1. Every child needs love.
    (here every child can mean all children in the world)

    So, is it possible that 'every plate...' means all plates in the world?
    Thank you.

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    Panicmonger,


    (1) You have asked a very interesting question.

    (2) As you said, "Every child (in the world) needs the love of a

    good father and mother."

    (3) So -- this is only my opinion -- maybe you could say:

    Every plate (in the world) serves some kind of purpose.

    (a) Most plates serve the purpose of being a food container.

    (b) Some plates serve the purpose of simply being put on a shelf

    so that people can admire their beauty.

    Every plate (in the world) was made out of some kind of material.


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

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