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    The sign that bear the number has been obstructed by snow.

    1) There are two things I hate the most that people say.
    2) The sign that bear the number has been obstructed by snow.
    3) Elevated sign/ground level sign (slightly above the ground).
    4) There are four flowers standing up from the gound/there are four unrooted flowers.
    5) You became the person that other people perceive you.


    Can I phrase the above sentences in such way? Please advice.
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    Re: The sign that bear the number has been obstructed by snow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    1) There are two things I hate the most that people say.
    2) The sign that bear the number has been obstructed by snow.
    3) Elevated sign/ground level sign (slightly above the ground). (This is not even a full sentence.)
    4) There are four flowers standing up from the gound/there are four unrooted flowers.
    5) You became the person that other people perceive you.


    Can I phrase the above sentences in such way? Please advice.
    I'm afraid they are all incorrect in one way or another. The errors are not necessarily grammatical but none of the sentences are natural.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: The sign that bear the number has been obstructed by snow.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm afraid they are all incorrect in one way or another. The errors are not necessarily grammatical but none of the sentences are natural.
    Thanks for replying.
    I will rephrase the sentences.


    1) I hate two things that people say most which are you are not smart and short.

    2) The ground level signboard bearing the number of the buliding had been obstructed by the thick snows on the ground.

    3) There are four unrooted flowers in the pot. (Can I say unrooted? I want to say that that they are still attaching to the soil in the pot).

    4) I became the person of whom they perceive.


    I hope I get them right time.

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    Re: The sign that bear the number has been obstructed by snow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    Thanks for replying.
    I will rephrase the sentences.


    1) I hate two things that people say most which are you are not smart and short.

    2) The ground level signboard bearing the number of the buliding had been obstructed by the thick snows on the ground.

    3) There are four unrooted flowers in the pot. (Can I say unrooted? I want to say that that they are still attaching to the soil in the pot).

    4) I became the person of whom they perceive.


    I hope I get them right time.
    While not very natural, #2 is possible if you make "snow" singular. None of the others make much sense.

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    Re: The sign that bear the number has been obstructed by snow.

    If the flowers are still "attached to the soil in the pot", then I imagine they still have their roots. If that is the case, they are definitely not "unrooted". I'm not sure what you are trying to say. Is it important that the flowers are still embedded in the soil?
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    Re: The sign that bear the number has been obstructed by snow.

    Incidentally - to respond to this sentence that got 'lost in the shuffle'"

    'The sign that bearS the number has been obstructed by snow.' As Ems said, this sounds unnatural, for at least two reaons:
    • 'bears' is rather formal. the colloquial way to express this is 'The sign with the number on it...'
    • 'obstructed' is over formal.


    Normally you would say something like 'They couldn't see the number because the sign was covered in snow.'

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