My sweetest and respected teachers,
1 :I read this on a newspaper, ''Extra uniformed and plainclothed police have been deployed in various residential areas and tourist-spots to track dowd the man'' Is it correct?As far as i know we shouldn't use the plural form if we use hyphen between two words?
2 : ''Whatever tickles your fancy'' means?
3 : ''They are my arch-enemies'' correct?
- Tourist spots should not be hyphenated. It's a mistake.
- Spot is a noun here (meaning place, location, destination). It's not a verb, so it doesn't matter anyway.
- Police is plural (singular forms are policeman, policewoman, police officer), so have is correct.
2. Whatever pleases you, whatever makes you smile, whatever makes you happy.
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Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 12-Feb-2009 at 17:03.