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    True/False

    Which is grammatically correct or more acceptable?.
    I marked those which i believe to be right.
    1- There seemed to be a lot of traffics/traffic.
    2- I have an idea/some idea. (can we say SOME idea)
    3- Let me give you a piece of advice/some advice/ an advice
    4- ian hasn't been in (good health/a good health).
    5-Im looking for an accomodation/some acoomodation

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    hello again i forgot to tell u that im not a teacher haha so yeah
    but yeah i think you mark the rit onez n u know what aaah think for number 4 you kan use aaah maybe "healthy"
    well n if u kould help me with my vocabulary that i post please let me know thnks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by aous02 View Post
    Which is grammatically correct or more acceptable?.
    I marked those which i believe to be right.
    1- There seemed to be a lot of traffics/traffic.
    2- I have an idea/some idea. (can we say SOME idea)
    3- Let me give you a piece of advice/some advice/ an advice
    4- ian hasn't been in (good health/a good health).
    5-Im looking for an accomodation/some acoomodation
    1- There seemed to be a lot of traffics/traffic. - Yes, traffic is uncountable, so don't make it a plural.

    2- I have an idea/some idea. (can we say SOME idea) - You can say both, but "some idea" is not the same as "an idea". They can be used to mean different things.

    I have an idea. Let's go to a movie. - one idea - You can't use "some" here.

    The following two sentences mean the same thing, and "some idea" and "an idea" are interchangeable.

    I have some idea of what I'd like to do next weekend, but I'm still thinking about it.
    I have an idea of what I'd like to do next weekend, but I'm still thinking about it.

    3- Let me give you a piece of advice/some advice/ an advice - Yes, you can say "piece of advice" or "some advice", but not "an advice". Advice is uncountable.

    4- Ian hasn't been in (good health/a good health). Right, don't use "a health" because "health" is uncountable.

    5-I'm looking for an accomodation/some accomodation - Both are possible, but they're meanings are somewhat or slightly different. It depends on the context as to which one you would use.

    Don't forget the apostrophe in "I'm.

    Let's do Google search to compare the ways to modify accomodation.

    Check it out. I'd look at a number of examples of each use to really understand the difference between the two.

    "an accommodation" - Google Search=

    "some accommodation" - Google Search=

    Last edited by PROESL; 18-Aug-2009 at 14:10.

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    Re: True/False

    Thanks indeed PROESEL, for your posts are of great help to me.

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