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    Exclamation 19`s!!!

    Hello everybody
    Would you please tell me wheather this sentence is right or not?
    1)Please do the page [19`s] exercises.

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: 19`s!!!

    I'd say: "Please do the exercises on page 19."

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    Well thanks.What I realy want to know is that wheather this sentence is grammaticaly right or not?
    Please do the page [19`s] exercises.

    Thanks,

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    #4

    Re: 19`s!!!

    Please do the page [19`s] exercises.
    I'd say it's not right, but a couple changes should fix it:
    Please do page 19's exercises.


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    Re: 19`s!!!

    Rewboss is right. It's more common to say "Please do the exercises on page 19." It sounds more natural. "Please do page 19's exercises" may be grammatically correct, but it sounds unnatural.

    Also, remember that we don't use "the" before noun phrases containing numbers, such as:

    page 19
    room 100
    bus #8
    door #2

    "Please do the exercises on the page." OR "Please do the exercises on page 19."
    "The room needs cleaning." OR "Room 100 needs cleaning."
    "We took the bus to the center." OR "We took bus #8 to the center."
    "Don't look behind the door." OR "Don't look behind door #2."

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    Re: 19`s!!!

    Page 19's exercises is not just unnatural, it's unidiomatic, meaning that nobody ever says it and they will look at you very strangely if you say it. Page 19 is an inanimate object and we don't normally use this construction with inanimate objects. Also, the exercises do not actually belong to page 19, they are simply written on that page.


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    Re: 19`s!!!

    Hi, Rewboss is right ,we don`t generally regard things as having posessions so we say things like----- The door of the house not the house`s door.

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