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    Default I want to grow/raise a cat. I want to growraise hair.

    1. I want to grow a cat.

    2. I want to raise hair.

    3. I want to raise a cat.

    4. I want to grow hair.


    Is it possible to say like 3 and 4?

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    Default Re: I want to grow/raise a cat. I want to growraise hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post

    1. I want to grow a cat.

    2. I want to raise hair.

    3. I want to raise a cat.

    4. I want to grow hair.
    Is it possible to say like 3 and 4?
    b.

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    Default Re: I want to grow/raise a cat. I want to growraise hair.

    I don't know about #4. You don't grow hair like corn or rice. I want to grow MY hair OUT. I want to let my hair grow long.
    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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    Default Re: I want to grow/raise a cat. I want to growraise hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I don't know about #4. You don't grow hair like corn or rice. I want to grow MY hair OUT. I want to let my hair grow long.
    Not even if you were willingly bold and decided to change that by letting your hair grow?
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Default Re: I want to grow/raise a cat. I want to growraise hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Not even if you were willingly bold and decided to change that by letting your hair grow?
    No, we let our hair grow, we don't grow it.

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    Default Re: I want to grow/raise a cat. I want to growraise hair.

    I don't think you "raise" cats, unless you are ranching them for food or fur.

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    Default Re: I want to grow/raise a cat. I want to growraise hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I don't think you "raise" cats, unless you are ranching them for food or fur.
    Suggest you Google "raising cats".

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    Default Re: I want to grow/raise a cat. I want to growraise hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Not even if you were willingly bald and decided to change that by letting your hair grow?
    Nobody is willingly bald. You might deliberately have your head shaved, but that is not baldness.

    Rover

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    Default Re: I want to grow/raise a cat. I want to growraise hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Nobody is willingly bald. You might deliberately have your head shaved, but that is not baldness.

    Rover
    That is what I meant. Thanks for the correction of "bold". What is it then if it's not baldness?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, we let our hair grow, we don't grow it.
    But you can grow a beard, right? By the same token, I thought you could grow your hair if you stop shaving it.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Default Re: I want to grow/raise a cat. I want to growraise hair.

    "I've stopped shaving my head and started growing my hair." For me, the important part of the second part of the sentence is the word "my".

    I want to start growing hair.
    I want to start growing my hair.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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