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    To create a festive party atmosphere, decorate using balloons in a variety of colors, or choose one or two of your favorite colors. Attach streamer, and leave them to float. For an elegant look, use a tablecloth with a pretty pattern. You can also set a vase with flowers on the table. Leave the guest of honor to select the music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bess_kitan View Post
    To create a festive party atmosphere, decorate the room using balloons in a variety of colors, or choose one or two of your favorite colors. Attach streamers, [what is it?]and leave them to float. For an elegant look, use a tablecloth with a pretty pattern. You can also set a vase of flowers on the table. Leave the guest of honor to select the music.
    Hi,
    All the verbs seem to be OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bess_kitan View Post
    To create a festive party atmosphere, decorate using balloons in a variety of colors, (or choose one or two of your favorite colors). Attach streamers, and leave them to float. For an elegant look, use a tablecloth with a pretty pattern. You can also set a vase with flowers on the table. Leave the guest of honor to select the music.

    Leave them floating.
    Leave the guest of honor selecting the music.

    Btw, what do you mean by using balloons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul View Post
    Leave them floating.
    Leave the guest of honor selecting the music.

    Btw, what do you mean by using balloons?
    Hi, You have to look through the spelling. I think everything is o.k. Only the word "color" isn't BE and the author isn't British either.

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    'Attach streamers,' [what is it?]
    Streamers are brightly coloured paper ribbons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Hi, You have to look through the spelling. I think everything is o.k. Only the word "color" isn't BE and the author isn't British either.
    'Favorite', 'honor' and 'colors' are AmE, too, Harry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bess_kitan View Post
    To create a festive party atmosphere, decorate using balloons in a variety of colors, or choose one or two of your favorite colors. Attach streamer, and leave them to float. For an elegant look, use a tablecloth with a pretty pattern. You can also set a vase with flowers on the table. Leave the guest of honor to select the music.
    These are the verbs: create, decorate, [using], choose, attach, leave, float, use, can, set, leave, select. They're all spelt right, and if you prefer AmE they're all spelled right too.

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    Default Re: Find the miss spelled verbs

    My suspicion is which one of the following pairs is idiomatically correct?

    1a.Leave them to float.
    1b. Leave them floating.
    2a. Leave the guest of honor to select the music.
    2b. Leave the guest of honor selecting the music.

    Mind you: a gerund, in one sense, is also a verb, so do the present and past participles.


    Btw, what do you mean by using balloons?

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