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    Default Expressions with "winter"

    Which of the following expressions would one expect to find in 1) a gardening magazine or website and 2) in travel writing?

    a) in winter
    b) during the winter months

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    Default Re: Expressions with "winter"

    Moderators, should the question be structured as this:
    Which of the following expressions one would expect to find in 1) a gardening magazine or website and 2) in travel writing?

    a) in winter
    b) during the winter months[/quote]

    The question seems odd to me. To me, both are possible.

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    Default Re: Expressions with "winter"

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    Moderators, should the question be structured as this:
    Which of the following expressions one would expect to find in 1) a gardening magazine or website and 2) in travel writing?

    a) in winter
    b) during the winter months
    The question seems odd to me. To me, both are possible.[/quote]

    Which form would one choose here and why, albertino?

    One would like to go out tonight?
    Would one like to go out tonight?

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    Default Re: Expressions with "winter"

    Quote Originally Posted by burro View Post
    The question seems odd to me. To me, both are possible.
    Which form would one choose here and why, albertino?

    One would like to go out tonight?
    Would one like to go out tonight?[/quote]

    In the original sentence the question word "which" has already been there.
    Which of the following expressions (that) one would expect to find in 1) a gardening magazine or website and 2) in travel writing? (No offence, just for discussion. Maybe I'm wrong.) Any advice, sirs.
    Last edited by albertino; 18-Jul-2007 at 15:09.

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    Default Re: Expressions with "winter"

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    Which form would one choose here and why, albertino?

    One would like to go out tonight?
    Would one like to go out tonight?
    In the original sentence the question word "which" has already been there.
    Which of the following expressions (that) one would expect to find in 1) a gardening magazine or website and 2) in travel writing? (No offence, just for discussion. Maybe I'm wrong.) Any advice, sirs.[/quote]

    Note, an example of your type of sentence:

    Which of the following expressions (that) one would expect to find in 1) a gardening magazine or website and 2) in travel writing are Standard English?

    Your "that one would find in a ...." is a relative clause. The "which", in your type of sentence, refers to the nature of the expressions. It's asking which expression is Standard?

    In my question, the "which" asks which expression is found in which area of use.

    Do you feel anything is missing from these examples? If so, what?

    Which of the following cars that one can find in a car magazine
    Which of the following pens that are normally in my pocket

    Believe me, my question is correctly formed.
    Last edited by burro; 18-Jul-2007 at 15:47.

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    Default Re: Expressions with "winter"

    Quote Originally Posted by burro View Post
    In the original sentence the question word "which" has already been there.
    Which of the following expressions (that) one would expect to find in 1) a gardening magazine or website and 2) in travel writing? (No offence, just for discussion. Maybe I'm wrong.) Any advice, sirs.
    Note, an example of your type of sentence:

    Which of the following expressions (that) one would expect to find in 1) a gardening magazine or website and 2) in travel writing are Standard English?

    Your "that one would find in a ...." is a relative clause. The "which", in your type of sentence, refers to the nature of the expressions. It's asking which expression is Standard?

    In my question, the "which" asks which expression is found in which area of use.

    Do you feel anything is missing from these examples? If so, what?

    (Could you tell me) which of the following cars that one can find in a car magazine
    (Could you tell me) which of the following pens that are normally in my pocket


    Initially, I thought that it was a reduced sentence like the above, ha, ha...Wonderful English.

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    Default Re: Expressions with "winter"

    <Initially, I thought that it was a reduced sentence like the above, ha, ha...Wonderful English.>

    In such situations, you might do better to post your own thread explaining your doubts. Just a suggestion

    <(Could you tell me) which of the following cars that one can find in a car magazine
    (Could you tell me) which of the following pens that are normally in my pocket>

    To be more specific: what is missing from the end of each sentence, apart from a question mark?

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    Default Re: Expressions with "winter"

    Quote Originally Posted by burro View Post
    <Initially, I thought that it was a reduced sentence like the above, ha, ha...Wonderful English.>

    In such situations, you might do better to post your own thread explaining your doubts. Just a suggestion

    <(Could you tell me) which of the following cars that one can find in a car magazine
    (Could you tell me) which of the following pens that are normally in my pocket>

    To be more specific: what is missing from the end of each sentence, apart from a question mark?

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    Default Re: Expressions with "winter"

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    Have a look at these pages:


    Relative Clauses

    You need to learn how to use relative clauses.

    (Could you tell me) which of the following cars that one can find in a car magazine have diesel engines?

    Which of the following expressions (that) one would expect to find in 1) a gardening magazine or website and 2) in travel writing are Standard English?

    The real questions are in blue.

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    Default Re: Expressions with "winter"

    Quote Originally Posted by burro View Post
    Have a look at these pages.

    Relative Clauses

    You need to learn how to use relative clauses.
    Thanks a lot.

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