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    Structures

    1) not everyone who has the surname Barkley is descended from a common progenitor
    Is the sentence alright? or should we modify is into are?

    2) Migue got up, all wobbly because of the rum
    Is this sentence correct? Should we add any "to be" in here?

    3) it is hot in here
    or
    it is hot here?

    What word should be filled in here?
    or
    what word should be filled here?

    4) We have two foreign and an Asian teacher at this school or
    We have two foreign and an Asian teachers at this school ?


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    Re: Structures

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    1) Not everyone who has the surname Barkley is descended from a common progenitor
    Is the sentence alright? or should we modify is into are? No - "is" is correct

    2) Migue got up, all wobbly because of the rum
    Is this sentence correct? Should we add any "to be" in here? No - nice sentence.

    3) It is hot in here
    or
    It is hot here? Both are fine - the first implies an enclosed space, the other is unspecific.

    What word should be filled in here?
    or
    what word should be filled here?

    4) We have two foreign and one Asian teacher at this school or
    We have two foreign teachers and an Asian one at this school ?
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    Re: Structures

    So in 3, why what word should be filled here? wrong? I think in the more specific context, we use our finger to point in the blank and ask our student that question?


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    Re: Structures

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    So in 3, why what word should be filled here? wrong? I think in the more specific context, we use our finger to point in the blank and ask our student that question?
    It could be used, but only in the context of your additional information. It would still be more usual to say "filled in" as this is the collocation for this action [filling in a blank].


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    Re: Structures

    4) We have two foreign and one Asian teacher at this school or
    We have two foreign teachers and an Asian one at this school ?
    Why did you correct an into one here, Anglika?


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    Re: Structures

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Why did you correct an into one here, Anglika?
    Because you have two foreign and one Asian. - it reads better.

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