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    1. & 2. 'that was/is' has been omitted.
    3. Is reported in the present.
    4. Was reported in the past.
    5. Is displayed in the present.
    6. Was displayed in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    http://www.tomshardware.com/consumer...oundup-01.html

    1. This is a printer dedicated to (a/the) small volume production. (Is the determiner omitted here? If so, how do you know if it's 'a' or 'the'?)
    It hasn't been omitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    1. Prospects who are themselves (as) sales people or who imagine they know a lot about selling sometimes present difficult selling obstacles, especially for the novice. (Is 'as' omitted here?)
    It hasn't been omitted.

    EX: Prospects are sales people. (Noun phrase, Predicate Nominal)

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    1. Prospects who are themselves sales people. (So this is right? It sounds kind of odd.)
    It hasn't been omitted.
    EX: Prospects are sales people. (Noun phrase, Predicate Nominal
    What do these mean?
    2. Prospects are themselves sales people. (I don't get it. So is this correct? why do I need 'themselves' their? What does it mean with that?)
    3. Prospects are themselves.
    4. Prospects are sales people.

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    2. is correct, but wordy. 'themselves' is a reflexive pronoun; e.g., "I, myself, am a teacher ~ I am a teacher myself; 3. is incorrect. It's a TO BE sentence, and yet 'themselves' is neither a noun nor an adjective; 4. is correct. 'sales people' is a noun.

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    1. Prospects are themselves.
    1. What is the structure for the sentence above?

    It's a TO BE sentence, and yet 'themselves' is neither a noun nor an adjective;
    2. Prospects are just being themselves. (What is the structure for this sentence? How is this correct? 'themselves' is neither a noun nor an adjective?)
    Last edited by jack; 04-Dec-2004 at 03:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    1. What is the structure for the sentence above?

    2. Prospects are just being themselves. (What is the structure for this sentence? How is this correct? 'themselves' is neither a noun nor an adjective?)
    If 1. is synonymous with 2., then it's correct.

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    Are these correct? What do they mean?
    1. I need 10$ worth of gas. (Is this correct like this? What is the point of 'worth' here? What does it mean with that?)
    2. I need 10$ of gas. (Is this correct? Is 'worth' omitted here? Do I have to have 'worth' here?)
    Is #1 and #2 synonymous?

    Are these correct?
    3. It is going to take ten and a half hour. (Is this correct? Is 'hours' omitted between 'ten' and 'and'?)

    4. It is going to take ten hours and a half. (Is this correct? Is 'hours' omitted after 'half' ?)
    6. It is going to take ten hours and a half hour. (Is it redundant to have 'hour' after 'half'?)
    7. It is going to take tenand a half. (Is this correct? What does it mean?)

    Last edited by jack; 08-Dec-2004 at 01:24.

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    1. is correct. '$10 worth of gas' is similar in structure to "2 cups (worth) of sugar"; 2. is incorrect; 3. is incorrect. 'hour' should be 'hours'; I wouldn't rule out 6., but it's not the Standard form; 7. is incorrect.

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    Thanks.

    http://www.biglabels.com/brady/69607.jpg

    Is this correct? If not, why?
    1. Security alarm will sound if (a/the) door is opened. (Is 'a/the' omitted here? Or is 'door' an uncountable noun here because you don't know if it is one door or two doors?

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