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    Default Please need help with a sentence explanation

    Hi teachers,

    Could 'b' be a good explantion to 'a'?
    a) You aren't wearing a tie.
    b) You havenít on a tie.

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    Default Re: Please need help with a sentence explanation

    No. 'You haven't (got) a tie on'. It's not really an explanation of a; it's simply a different way of conveying the message.
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    Default Re: Please need help with a sentence explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No. 'You haven't (got) a tie on'. It's not really an explanation of a; it's simply a different way of conveying the message.
    Hi,
    Thank for your reply.

    Is this a wrong way to convey the message?
    a) You havenít on a tie.
    Should it be?
    b) You haven't (got) a tie on.

    Or are both of them correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Is this a wrong way to convey the message?...a) You havenít on a tie. Yes
    Should it be? ...b) You haven't (got) a tie on. ...Yes.
    Or are both of them correct?...No
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    Default Re: Please need help with a sentence explanation

    Hi,
    Thanks once again.
    So then, it is also wrong to say:
    She has on a bikini.
    I should say, 'She has a bikini on'.
    Could you tell me why 'on' can't be after has / have?
    But a good way to convey 'wear / wearing' is to say 'have on', isn't it?
    Last edited by learning54; 01-Feb-2012 at 18:11.

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