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    Dear teachers,

    Is there anything wrong with this sentence, apart from the bad word?

    I have heard you've a great liking for the latest $%"! that come out in the market, so I wonder when you're going to buy a 3D printer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Is there anything wrong with this sentence, apart from the bad word?

    I have heard you've a great liking for the latest $%"! that come out in the market, so I wonder when you're going to buy a 3D printer.

    Thank you
    If the bad word is singular, put an s at the end of "come".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-Jul-2013 at 18:35. Reason: typo correction

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    What if the bad word doesn't have a singular?

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    I probably wouldn't use "... that comes out in the market". I would say "... that comes onto the market".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Would there be any difference between them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Would there be any difference between them?
    "...comes out in the market" is not natural English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    What if the bad word doesn't have a singular?
    If that's the case, then use "come". However, I'm now intrigued to know what the word is. You put 4 symbols so I assumed it was a four-letter word. The obvious two are "sh*t" and "cr*p", both of which fit the context. I can't think of a plural one that only has four letters. The only plural swear word I can think of that would fit the bill has two syllables and eight letters.
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    I found a few entries on the internet, which doesn't mean much as you can almost find anything nowadays. Still, I would like to know if there is a possibility that the sentence would be OK to others.

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    Well, you've had our opinion on the part about "to come out in the market" so what else are you querying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If that's the case, then use "come". However, I'm now intrigued to know what the word is. You put 4 symbols so I assumed it was a four-letter word. The obvious two are "sh*t" and "cr*p", both of which fit the context. I can't think of a plural one that only has four letters. The only plural swear word I can think of that would fit the bill has two syllables and eight letters.
    Oh, I meant if the word doesn't have a plural. The word is, by the way, the first you cited.

    Don't buy all $%^ that come(s) onto the market!

    Thank you

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