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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Are thses sentences correct:
    1-Weeds are growing in my garden.
    2-Weeds grow in my garden.
    3-Weeds are in my garden.

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    1&2 sound fine. 3 doesn't do it; I'd say 'there are weeds...'. However, weeds are a problem in my garden.

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    Default Re: weeds

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Are thses sentences correct:
    1-Weeds are growing in my garden.
    2-Weeds grow in my garden.
    3-Weeds are in my garden.
    I agree with TDOL. #3 is grammatical, but it would not be a common way of expressing that thought. My sense is that the delayed subject construction for these types of statements is more common now than it was 50-100 years ago. Chalk it up to changing language. :wink:

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