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    Default Re: check this sentence out

    Quote Originally Posted by gonghai
    Terry had to spend the weekend without his car because the garage had trouble finding the parts to fix it.

    well this sentence is correct. but to me it sounds like the garage couldn't find the parts need to fix something and not someone couldn't find the parts in fixing the garage.
    In terms of grammar, the sentence is fine. :D The problem you've noted has to do with semantics, specifically the semantics of the phrase 'the garage'. In this case, 'the garage' refers to the mechanics who work in the garage (i.e. the garage staff). It's OK to use the 'the garage' to refer to mechanics. :D

    EX: The hospital is looking into it.
    ==> The hospital staff, the people who work at the hospital.

    All the best,

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    I feel bad for not thinking a little longer about this sentence :( Now I see how it works. Good question Gonghai.

    Iza

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    Default Re: check this sentence out

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by gonghai
    Terry had to spend the weekend without his car because the garage had trouble finding the parts to fix it.

    well this sentence is correct. but to me it sounds like the garage couldn't find the parts need to fix something and not someone couldn't find the parts in fixing the garage.
    In terms of grammar, the sentence is fine. :D The problem you've noted has to do with semantics, specifically the semantics of the phrase 'the garage'. In this case, 'the garage' refers to the mechanics who work in the garage (i.e. the garage staff). It's OK to use the 'the garage' to refer to mechanics. :D

    EX: The hospital is looking into it.
    ==> The hospital staff, the people who work at the hospital.

    All the best,
    thxs cas
    your a great helper :D

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    Default Re: check this sentence out

    Quote Originally Posted by gonghai
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by gonghai
    Terry had to spend the weekend without his car because the garage had trouble finding the parts to fix it.

    well this sentence is correct. but to me it sounds like the garage couldn't find the parts need to fix something and not someone couldn't find the parts in fixing the garage.
    In terms of grammar, the sentence is fine. :D The problem you've noted has to do with semantics, specifically the semantics of the phrase 'the garage'. In this case, 'the garage' refers to the mechanics who work in the garage (i.e. the garage staff). It's OK to use the 'the garage' to refer to mechanics. :D

    EX: The hospital is looking into it.
    ==> The hospital staff, the people who work at the hospital.

    All the best,
    thxs cas
    your a great helper :D
    You're welcome. :D

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