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    Default I'd ,red bow on

    A. Is I'd the abbreviation of I would?

    B. May's hairs are having a red bow on.

    Can I say :

    1. May has red bow on her hairs.
    2. May has red bow in her hairs. (I saw it written like this in a famous book.)


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    Default Re: I'd ,red bow on

    Ju, please ask different questions in separate threads.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    A. Is I'd the abbreviation of I would?
    Both I would and I had can be contracted to I'd.

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    Default Re: I'd ,red bow on

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    A. Is I'd the abbreviation of I would?

    B. May's hairs are having a red bow on.

    Can I say :

    1. May has red bow on her hairs.
    2. May has red bow in her hairs. (I saw it written like this in a famous book.)


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    "May has a red bow in her hair".

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    Default Re: I'd ,red bow on

    I'd can be the abbreviation of I would or I had.

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    Default Re: I'd ,red bow on

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "May has a red bow in her hair".
    I found there were quite a few errors in grammar in that famous book.

    eg.

    1. On the morning....
    2. ...a red bow in the hair....
    __________________________________________________ ____________

    I feel confused as I tend to pick up native English from reading books written by native English speaker.

    As a native English speaker:

    3. do you see the writer incompetant in writing a book if grammar is wong?
    4. And how come it could be so famous. Does it mean gammar is not important
    provided the message from the book is good?

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    Default Re: I'd ,red bow on

    Are we supposed to guess what this 'famous book' is?

    Why don't you tell us?

    And when quoting from it, like

    1. On the morning....
    2. ...a red bow in the hair....
    at least quote complete sentences.

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Jul-2011 at 12:20.

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    Default Re: I'd ,red bow on

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Are we supposed to guess what this 'famous book' is?

    Why don't you tell us?

    And when quoting from it, like



    at least quote complete sentences.

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    Excuse me, I don't want to offend the auther and the fans of that book as this is a wonderful book to open heart and rekindle the spirits of women, including myself.

    Let me quote the sentence.

    1. On the morning

    (Quoted )
    "On the morning my phone rang, I had not seen Grandpa since his admission to the hospital." (unquoted)


    2. red bow in her hair

    (Quoted )
    "He chattered on about the fair and the red bow in her beautiful brown hair. (unquoted)
    __________________________________________________ _______________

    3. Are the formats in quoting writings correct?
    __________________________________________________ _______________

    Ju

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    Default Re: I'd ,red bow on

    They are perfectly correct.

    '. . .the red bow in her beautiful brown hair' is fine. In post #5 you misquoted this as '. . .a red bow in the hair', making a difference to our understanding of your question.

    I don't know any author who'd be offended at receiving publicity for his/her book.

    If it's as good as you say it is, women all over the world will want to read it.

    Rover

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    Default Re: I'd ,red bow on

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    They are perfectly correct.

    '. . .the red bow in her beautiful brown hair' is fine. In post #5 you misquoted this as '. . .a red bow in the hair', making a difference to our understanding of your question.

    I don't know any author who'd be offended at receiving publicity for his/her book.

    If it's as good as you say it is, women all over the world will want to read it.

    Rover
    Can I know what are the differences between the meanings of saying in her hair and on her hair in that situaion? I thought in her hair is only talking about something under the hair. A red bow is supposed to tie on the top of the head but not inside the hair, right?

    Please help.


    Ju

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    Default Re: I'd ,red bow on

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Can I know what are the differences between the meanings of saying in her hair and on her hair in that situaion? I thought in her hair is only talking about something under the hair. A red bow is supposed to tie on the top of the head but not inside the hair, right?

    Please help.


    Ju
    English prepositions are a nightmare!!!

    We say "She had a red ribbon in her hair", "She had a blue bow in her hair" because the ribbon/bow is intertwined with the hair so it is, in a way, in the hair. It might be on top of the head but it would still be in the hair.

    If you saw someone with a feather that had fallen on top of their head, you might say "You have something strange on your hair!" although I would be more likely to say "You have something strange on your head!"

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