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    Transformation of sentence

    The house of one of my neighbours has been robbed.

    In transforming the above sentence, which of the following is the correct sentence? If neither, how should I phrase it? Thanks.

    One of my neighbours' houses has been robbed.

    One of my neighbours' house has been robbed.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 15-Jul-2011 at 06:25.

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    Re: Transformation of sentence

    Your original sentence does not lend itself to transformation.

    Change robbed to burgled and it's perfect.

    (You rob a person, not a building.)

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    Re: Transformation of sentence

    Thanks, Rover.
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 19-Jul-2011 at 06:26. Reason: amendment

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    Re: Transformation of sentence

    Come to think of it, bank robbers is a common enough phrase.

    Perhaps you can rob a house.

    Rover

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