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    Can one say:
    1-I am tired of bad food every day.
    instead of:
    2-I am tired of having bad food every day.

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    Either is acceptable. I, however, wouldn't make a habit of dropping the "have" verb, you'll find some sentences similar to yours require it.

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    ...requiring it.

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    Thanks a lot Theschnitzel.
    Could you give me a sentence that requires it?

    Sorry to disagree with you François, but as far as I can see there is nothing wrong with "require it" here: "You'll find (that) some sentences require it." The "that" can be omitted. I am not really sure that "requiring" works well in this context (if we put in the "that", it would definitely be wrong).

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    In this context, 'find' can mean a) to come upon and b) to perceive eg.
    a) I've found my keys
    b) I find this book interesting.

    Either is acceptable. I, however, wouldn't make a habit of dropping the "have" verb, you'll find some sentences similar to yours require it.
    In this context, I think the intended meaning is a), thus the object is "some sentences similars to yours" and 'requiring' would be necessary.
    In case the other meaning b) was intended, which I doubt, then 'require' can be a verb indeed -- but I'm far from sure that 'that' can be omitted there. Teachers to confirm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Thanks a lot Theschnitzel.
    Could you give me a sentence that requires it?

    Sorry to disagree with you François, but as far as I can see there is nothing wrong with "require it" here: "You'll find (that) some sentences require it." The "that" can be omitted. I am not really sure that "requiring" works well in this context (if we put in the "that", it would definitely be wrong).

    Cheers.
    Would like to see teachers follow up on this, and thanks.

    BMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Can one say:
    1-I am tired of bad food every day.
    instead of:
    2-I am tired of having bad food every day.

    Hi bmo,

    I would say: I'm tired of every day's bad food.

    Ulli

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulli
    Hi bmo,

    I would say: I'm tired of every day's bad food.

    Ulli
    Would like to see how teachers say about require and requiring which navi tasan asked in the first place.

    thanks.

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