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    lots of dreams


    "Who has a lot of dreams ends up not having any dream coming true at all."



    Hi,
    Is this sentence fine, please?
    Thanks

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    Re: lots of dreams

    I'd use 'The person with a lot..

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    Smile Re: lots of dreams

    The one who has a lot of ...
    The ones who have a lot of ....

    I presume they are fine.

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    Re: lots of dreams

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post

    "Who has a lot of dreams ends up not having any dream coming true at all."



    Hi,
    Is this sentence fine, please?
    Thanks
    The way that proverbs such as this are normally expressed in English is:
    "He who has a lot of dreams ..."
    The construction you've used is very common in other languages, but doesn't work in English.
    A non-sexist proverb beginning hasn't yet caught on, but could go:
    "They who have a lots of dreams ..."

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    Re: lots of dreams

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    A non-sexist proverb beginning hasn't yet caught on, but could go:
    "They who have a lots of dreams ..."
    Raymott, I'm sure you meant to write "They who have a lot of dreams..." (Those damn typos are a nuisance, aren't they?)

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Re: lots of dreams

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Raymott, I'm sure you meant to write "They who have a lot of dreams..." (Those damn typos are a nuisance, aren't they?)

    Cheers,
    Amigo
    Hi,
    I wonder if "have a lot of dreams" and "have lots of dreams" are both fine, please.
    Thanks.

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    Re: lots of dreams

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,
    I wonder if "have a lot of dreams" and "have lots of dreams" are both fine, please.
    Thanks.
    You can use either.

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