Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: object

  1. Anonymous
    Guest
    #1

    object

    Are both of the following acceptable?

    A-You thought I didn't know those guys. As a matter of fact I know them pretty well. Your cousin George I know from high school and Doctor Harrison I play tennis with at my club.

    B-You thought I didn't know those guys. As a matter of fact I know them pretty well. Your cousin George, I know him from high school and Doctor Harrison, I play tennis with him at my club.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,225
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2
    I'd add a comma before 'and' in A to make it more easily readable.

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 16,133
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: object

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Are both of the following acceptable?

    A-You thought I didn't know those guys. As a matter of fact I know them pretty well. Your cousin George I know from high school and Doctor Harrison I play tennis with at my club.

    B-You thought I didn't know those guys. As a matter of fact I know them pretty well. Your cousin George, I know him from high school and Doctor Harrison, I play tennis with him at my club.
    I agree with TDOL about the comma, and I like the punctuation better in B. :D

Similar Threads

  1. dynamical object
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-May-2004, 09:24
  2. object complement or adverbial?
    By chan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24-Feb-2004, 15:26
  3. Subject of a verb
    By Anonymous in forum Linguistics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 14-Oct-2003, 08:10
  4. (I) as an object pronoun!
    By ESL-lover in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-Jun-2003, 19:52

Posting Permissions

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