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    My weapon is smashes.
    My weapon are smashes.

    Which is the correct one? Thank you.

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    You should go with is. The main thing to focus on here is:

    Subject: My weapon (singular)

    Predicate: is smashes. The verb has to be in correspondence with the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james_chew_84
    My weapon is smashes.
    My weapon are smashes.

    Which is the correct one? Thank you.
    While "is" is the correct verb choice, "smashes" is not the correct adjective choice. The correct form is non of the above. Try,

    My weapon is smashed.

    "smashed" is an adjective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    While "is" is the correct verb choice, "smashes" is not the correct adjective choice. The correct form is non of the above. Try,

    My weapon is smashed.

    "smashed" is an adjective.
    I think he was talking of his best shot at tennis, badmington etc.

    FRC

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    james_chew_84 Guest

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    yes! that's what i meant, badminton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    I think he was talking of his best shot at tennis, badmington etc.

    FRC
    Wow. What does "smashes" mean, and is it a noun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Wow. What does "smashes" mean, and is it a noun?
    Yes, I believe "smash" can be a noun. It looks like a serve (in tennis), but it is performed during the point, when your opponent tries to lob you for instance.
    I would have said:
    My weapon of choice is the smash.

    FRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Yes, I believe "smash" can be a noun. It looks like a serve (in tennis), but it is performed during the point, when your opponent tries to lob you for instance.
    I would have said:
    My weapon of choice is the smash.

    FRC
    So it's supposed to be a verb in our example sentences? I'm so confused. The example sentences are grammatical, then? Show me, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    So it's supposed to be a verb in our example sentences? I'm so confused. The example sentences are grammatical, then? Show me, please.
    No, it was always meant to be a noun IMHO.

    Paraphrasing James' question, if I got it right:
    What I want to say: My greatest skill is the bluff. (bluff is a noun)
    Questions:
    My weapon is bluff (correct?)
    My weapon is bluffs (correct?)
    My weapon is the bluff (correct?)

    FRC

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    Trolling removed
    Last edited by shane; 23-Jan-2005 at 13:12. Reason: Trolling

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