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    Default I want alternative to 'They want to replace the garden with a factory'

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to know alternatives to "They want to replace the garden with a huge factory."
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Default Re: I want alternative to 'They want to replace the garden with a factory'

    "They want to replace the garden with a small factory."

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    Default Re: I want alternative to 'They want to replace the garden with a factory'

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post

    I would like to know alternatives to "They want to replace the garden with a huge factory."
    Why do you want to know this?

    Rover

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    Default Re: I want alternative to 'They want to replace the garden with a factory'

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I would like to know alternatives to "They want to replace the garden with a huge factory."
    I want to replace all factories with huge gardens.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: I want alternative to 'They want to replace the garden with a factory'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I want to replace all factories with huge gardens.
    Not the ones that make chocolate, surely?
    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 alternative to 'They want to replace the garden with a factory'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Not the ones that make chocolate, surely?
    OK, I'll make an exception there.
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    Default Re: I want alternative to 'They want to replace the garden with a factory'

    Well, this phrase has been repeated a lot in the summaries of the exams in my past paper. And i can't change it although I must because I must use my own words If I can't change what is written, what should I do? Anyway,
    If I get high marks in English, I will buy a chocolate factory only for you all!
    Last edited by saloom2; 20-Apr-2013 at 16:01.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Default Re: I want alternative to 'They want to replace the garden with a factory'

    They propose building a factory where the garden is now.

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    Default Re: I want alternative to 'They want to replace the garden with a factory'

    Okay, in seriousness, I know that a "garden" has a different meaning in the US than in the UK, but is a "garden" ever big enough to have a factory plop down on it? A park, I understand. Do you use "a garden" to mean what we call "a park"?
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    Default Re: I want alternative to 'They want to replace the garden with a factory'

    In BrE, many houses have 'a garden' in which the residents may grow flowers and/or vegetables and have a lawn. In suburban areas, each house may have a front and a back garden, but we generally refer to them as such, not as two gardens. A mansion or stately home may have 'gardens' (just a much bigger thing - 'gardens' are a singular piece of land). In some towns there are public gardens (once again each being a singular piece of land, often named after the benefactor who donated them). These are like small parks, with trees, bushes and flower beds. Then we have Kew Gardens.

    Generally speaking, it would not be possible to build a huge factory on the site of a former garden (singular).
    Last edited by 5jj; 21-Apr-2013 at 03:54. Reason: typos

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