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    There/Their/They're

    _____ absolutely no excuse to have a professional player forgetting to repair a burning CC

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    Question Re: There/Their/They're

    Quote Originally Posted by ClassickxD7 View Post
    _____ absolutely no excuse to have a professional player forgetting to repair a burning CC
    I think none of them!after "there" we nead a verb.isn't it better to use there is ?


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    Re: There/Their/They're

    Thanks alot. I thought there would be no need for a verb in that sentence.

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    Re: There/Their/They're

    Quote Originally Posted by ClassickxD7 View Post
    Thanks alot. I thought there would be no need for a verb in that sentence.
    Yes, you need a verb; but there is one in "They're" - so that's the answer.

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    Re: There/Their/They're

    Can someone tell me what that means? What's a "burning CC"?
    Thanks!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: There/Their/They're

    Quote Originally Posted by ClassickxD7 View Post
    _____ absolutely no excuse to have a professional player forgetting to repair a burning CC
    Only two work, as I see it:


    • There is absolutely no excuse to have a professional player forgetting to repair a burning CC.



    • There are absolutely no excuses to have a professional player forgetting to repair a burning CC.


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    I don't know what a 'burning CC' is either.

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    Re: There/Their/They're

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Only two work, as I see it:


    • There is absolutely no excuse to have a professional player forgetting to repair a burning CC.



    • There are absolutely no excuses to have a professional player forgetting to repair a burning CC.


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    I don't know what a 'burning CC' is either.
    I agree, it has to be either "there is no reason..." or "there are no reasons...". I have no idea what a 'burning CC' is either.

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    Re: There/Their/They're

    Dang! I was assuming it was some cricket expression or something else from the other side of the pond.

    Oh well - thank you for assuring me I am not alone in my ignorance. At least, on that issue! :)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: There/Their/They're

    Quote Originally Posted by ClassickxD7 View Post
    _____ absolutely no excuse to have a professional player forgetting to repair a burning CC
    Excuse me. Given that question, 'They're' is the only possible answer. And whatever a burning CC is, 'They' are a recent technological fad that have led lazy pros to forget how to repair one.


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    Re: There/Their/They're

    And I thought programming the DVR was complicated.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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