Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    shb27 is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    42
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default The robot acts on its own

    The robot acts on its own.
    The robot acts its own.
    The robot acts by itself.
    The robot acts itself.

    (1) Are all the previous sentences correct? Do they all have the same meaning?
    (2) Is there another grammatical way to express the same meaning?

    Last edited by shb27; 18-Jul-2013 at 22:03.

  2. #2
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is online now Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    21,386
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: The robot acts on its own

    With no full stop at the end, they are not correct sentences, regardless of the words used.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

  3. #3
    shb27 is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    42
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: The robot acts on its own

    Can I also say

    The robot acts for itself.
    The robot acts for its own.

    ????
    Last edited by shb27; 18-Jul-2013 at 00:17.

  4. #4
    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    13,059
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: The robot acts on its own

    Those two sentences have no full stops, either.

    Did you read emsr2d2's reply?

Similar Threads

  1. World's Fair, I, Robot
    By unpakwon in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Jul-2012, 13:14
  2. I, Robot = I am a robot?
    By iamtime in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 30-Apr-2011, 18:47
  3. speech acts
    By sultanee in forum Linguistics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-Apr-2010, 14:16
  4. robot
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Dec-2008, 11:21
  5. acts or actions
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Apr-2007, 07:05

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk