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    Default Re: please help me with these sentences. i found this very tricky.

    Do you only like one milkshake?

    No, you like milkshakes.

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    Default Re: please help me with these sentences. i found this very tricky.

    Quote Originally Posted by ucul View Post
    Milkshakes? Why make it as a plural?
    Because "fondness" suggest that you like/have liked more than one.

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    Default Re: please help me with these sentences. i found this very tricky.

    The generic idea of milkshakes requires the plural.
    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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