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    Stay Around

    Hi everybody.

    I have a little question I hope someone can help me with.
    Is it correct to say "The carīs velocity will stay around 60 km/h"? Can I use "stay around" in sentences like this? And, if not, how could I say ir properly?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Stay Around

    Quote Originally Posted by Mac_Lir View Post
    Hi everybody.

    I have a little question I hope someone can help me with.
    Is it correct to say "The carīs velocity will stay around 60 km/h"? Can I use "stay around" in sentences like this? And, if not, how could I say ir properly?

    Thanks a lot!
    Yes, you could say that. But generally a car's velocity depends upon the pressure applied to the accelerator by the driver's foot. So you might have to explain why it's going to stay around 60 kph.

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    Re: Stay Around

    "The car(ī)s velocity will stay around 60 km/h"?

    No apostrophe is needed. 'Car's' is a contraction of 'car is'.

    Please ignore this post, for reasons of simplicity.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 25-Jul-2009 at 07:51. Reason: Footnote.

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    Re: Stay Around

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "The car(ī)s velocity will stay around 60 km/h"?

    No apostrophe is needed. 'Car's' is a contraction of 'car is'.
    Really? What about 'the driver's foot'?

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    Re: Stay Around

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Really? What about 'the driver's foot'?
    Possessive apostrophe. Oh dear I had promised myself I wouldn't get into any more ridiculous discussions about extraneous possessives. Please forget I said anything.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 25-Jul-2009 at 07:50. Reason: correction

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