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    Are these sentences correct?

    Are these sentences correct?
    (a) Cricket is interesting playing
    (b) The book is fine reading.

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    Exclamation Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mfhaq77 View Post
    Are these sentences correct?
    (a) Cricket is interesting playing
    (b) The book is fine reading.
    No. They need little restrucuring. You can say:
    (a) Cricket is an interesting play.or Cricket is for interesting playing.
    (b) The book is for refence as well as fine reading.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mfhaq77 View Post
    Are these sentences correct?
    (a) Cricket is interesting playing
    (b) The book is fine reading.
    Both are grammatically correct. The end word is a gerund here (a noun).

    (b) is normal, but isn't the most common of constructions.
    This book is good reading.
    That farmer's chickens are fine eating.

    (a) sounds a little weird as it stands.
    The following are correct.
    Tendulkar turned on a display of interesting playing.
    That spell at the wicket by Tendulkar was interesting playing.

    (Sarat's cricket sentences would not be right in Aus English.)

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    '(Sarat's cricket sentences would not be right in Aus English.)' Nor in Br English.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    "B" is OK. I would say: Cricket is interesting to play... or...Playing cricket is interesting.

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