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    Fleur de mort Guest

    Default correct the sentence

    I was post a topic and I wrote :

    A lot of men says :
    the beautiful women are tall ,
    blondes , soft skin and
    pasteboard voice.
    And some men .. says:
    the beauty is not in
    the face but in the soul

    RonBee correct my mistake
    he wrote :
    A lot of men say
    That beautiful women are tall,
    Blonde, with a soft skin and a pasteboard voice
    And some men say
    That beauty is not in the face but in the soul.

    I think I have to add ( s ) because it's like
    he makes - she sayes - it comes
    so why I can't add s?
    I believe the ( S ) here is pronoun refers to the men

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    Hello, Fleur de mort.

    Men is a plural noun, so it takes a plural verb:

    singular: he says <a man says>; he comes <a man comes>
    plural: they say <men say>; they come (men come)

    Note, -s is not a pronoun. It's part of a verb, and it tells us that the subject is singular. One, not many.

    Does that help?

    By the way, what does pasteboard voice mean?

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    You don’t add ‘s’ to ‘say’ in ‘a lot of men say’ and ‘some men say’. The subjects of the 2 expressions are plural in number. ‘A lot of men’ means many men; ‘some men’ means more than one man. The verb ‘say’ (*says) must agree with the subjects and therefore is correct.

    The ‘s’ is not a ‘pronoun refers to the men’. The ‘s’ is a morpheme (an alphabet, a consonant in this case) that is added to the base form of a verb to turn it into (called inflection) its singular form (eg ‘says’ & ‘comes’) to make it agree with the subject.

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    Buddhaheart, your contributions are welcome, and as you add new information to the discussion, it's a good idea to to acknowkledge or discuss the information in previous posts, if not for flow, for the sake of the poster (Fleur) and our readers.

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    Thank you Casiopea and Buddhaheart
    Yes it's clear

    By the way, what does pasteboard voice mean?
    pasteboard = suave - tender - soft
    i'm I wrong to choose the word ?


    voice = sound but in my topic I believe voice is better

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    I think "pasteboard" is wrong if these are the meanings you intend. It has a connotation of stiffness in English. Possibilities:

    Velvet voice
    Fluffy voice
    Cottony voice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I think "pasteboard" is wrong if these are the meanings you intend. It has a connotation of stiffness in English. Possibilities:

    Velvet voice
    Fluffy voice
    Cottony voice
    Thank you Anglika
    beautiful phrases

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    Additionally,
    pasteboard (as an adjective) - Either something that is made of pasteboard, or something of inferior quality, flimsy or unsubstantial.

    Regards,
    Jason

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    Tall, blonde, with soft skin and a velvety voice?


    (Sounds good to me.)


    ~R

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    Jason72


    RonBee


    Thanks a lot it's clear
    you rae amazing thanks

    Regards

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