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    Thanks.

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    You're welcome. :D

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    Are these correct? If not, why?

    1. This is waxed. (Does this mean something is waxed?)
    2. This is wax. (This is a substance?)
    3. This is waxed paper. (What does this mean?)
    4. This is wax paper. (What does this mean?)


    What do these mean?
    5. I do not have a detail knowloedge about these products.
    6. I do not have a detailed knowloedge about these products
    7. I have a lot of misssed calls.
    8. I have a lot of miss calls.

    Is #7 incorrect?
    9. You must have the audio hook to the WinTV-PVR.
    10. You must have the audio hooked to the WinTV-PVR.

    Are these correct? What do they mean?
    11. Start buying the abandon buildings around there.
    12. Start buying the abandoned buildings around there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, why?

    1. This is waxed. (Does this mean something is waxed?) :( :D
    2. This is wax. (This is a substance?) :D
    3. This is waxed paper. (What does this mean?) :( :D
    4. This is wax paper. (What does this mean?) :D
    The symbols :( :D mean, the sentence has two meanings. One meaning is OK and the other meaning is not OK.

    In my dialect 1. means, This has been waxed ~ Someone waxed it; Someone put wax on it. I would not use "This is waxed" :(, but others might. :D

    2. means, it is made out of wax; 3. means, someone put wax in it. The wax is not a natural property of the paper; Someone changed the quality of the paper by adding wax to it. I would use "This is waxed paper" if I wanted to express that the paper had been changed to wax, but I wouldn't use that sentence to mean sentence 4.: the paper is made of wax. Wax is it's natural property.

    What do these mean?
    5. I do not have a detail knowledge about these products. :(
    6. I do not have a detailed knowledge about these products. :D
    7. I have a lot of missed calls. :D
    8. I have a lot of miss calls. :(
    detailed is the adjectival form of the noun detail; missed is the adjectival form of noun/verb miss.

    Note, knowledge, not knowloedge. :wink:

    Is #7 incorrect?
    9. You must have the audio hook to the WinTV-PVR. :(
    10. You must have the audio hooked to the WinTV-PVR. :(
    audio hooked up (adjective): The audio is hooked up.

    Are these correct? What do they mean?
    11. Start buying the abandon buildings around there.
    12. Start buying the abandoned buildings around there.
    Again, -ed. abandonded is an adjective: The buildings are abondoned. Remember: -ed forms come after linking verbs, so if you can add a linking verb, you know the word is an adjective. :wink:

    All the best,

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    Thanks.

    1. Start buying the abandon buildings around there. (I saw this on the "Sopranos" show. I was thinking about it, "isn't that wrong"? Maybe it was a typo error from the closed-captioning.)

    Are these correct?
    2. It is probably a punctured from the rocks.
    3. It is probably a puncture from the rocks. (Is this incorrect? How come this sounds right ot me?)

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    [quote="jack"]Thanks.

    1. Start buying the abandon buildings around there. (I saw this on the "Sopranos" show. I was thinking about it, "isn't that wrong"? Maybe it was a typo error from the closed-captioning.)

    abandoned building (OK)
    abandon building (Not OK)
    Abandon the building! (OK; 'Abandon' functions as a verb; imperative)

    2. It is probably a punctured from the rocks. :(
    3. It is probably a puncture from the rocks. :D

    It is probably a puncture. (OK; 'puncture' is a noun. Notice the article 'a'. Articles modify nouns or noun phrases; If you see an article, expect to find a noun. With 2., there's an article, but there's no noun, just an adjective 'punctured')

    4. a punctured______ (Noun)
    5. It is punctured. (OK; Adjective)

    All the best, :D

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    Thanks.
    Are thse correct?

    1. A puntured tire will not last very long.
    2. A punture tire will not last very long. ( If you see an article, expect to find a noun. How come it doesn't work here?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Thanks.
    Are thse correct?

    1. A puntured tired will not last very long.
    2. A punture tired will not last very long. ( If you see an article, expect to find a noun. How come it doesn't work here?)
    And, if you see an adjective+noun, expect the adjective to end in -ed if the adjective comes from a verb. :wink:

    puncture (verb)
    punctured (adjective; from the verb 'puncture')

    a punctured tire (Adjective that comes from a verb, so add -ed)

    All the best, :D

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    Thank you very much.

    1. It is probably a punctured from the rocks. (Incorrect)
    2. It is probably a separated car, that's why it is broken into two peices. (Is this correct? If so, why? Does it mean it is splited into two pieces?)
    3. It is probably a separatecar that you have to buy. (Does this mean it is a different car you have to buy?

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    You're welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    2. It is probably a separated car, that's why it is broken into two peices. (Does it mean it is split into two pieces?)

    3. It is probably a separate car that you have to buy. (Does this mean it is a different car you have to buy?)
    2. means, the car has been separated. Someone has changed/altered the car's natural form/shape.

    3. means, the car is a different car from the one we're talking about. It's a different car ~ It's a separate car.

    EX: That's a separate issue. (That's a different issue).

    All the best, :D

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