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    Default Can I use these two sentences interchangeably?

    Crowded shops are a happy hunting ground for pick-pockets.
    Crowded shops are happy hunting grounds for pick pockets.
    If not, could you please give me a background in which only one of the two sentences is allowed to be used.

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    Default Re: Can I use these two sentences interchangeably?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubezero3 View Post
    If not, could you please give me a background in which only one of the two sentences is allowed to be used.

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    A crowded shop is a happy hunting ground for pick-pockets.

    Crowded shops are happy hunting grounds for pick pockets.

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    Default Re: Can I use these two sentences interchangeably?

    '. . . for pickpockets.'

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    Default Re: Can I use these two sentences interchangeably?

    I referred to my A Dictionary of Modern English Usage again, and this time I realised Mr. H.W.Fowler actually intends to say it is a blunder that people say The wages of sin is death.

    I'd like to know if there're any cases in which only one of the two sentences is proper.

    Many thanks

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