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    Post at the auditorium? give a sneeze? do we say that?

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    'Someone at (or in?) the auditorium gave a big sneeze while the musician was playing the piano on the stage.'

    Please correct the above sentence I made for me. Thank you!

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    Re: at the auditorium? give a sneeze? do we say that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear teachers,

    'Someone at (or in?) the auditorium gave a big sneeze while the musician was playing the piano on the stage.'

    Please correct the above sentence I made for me. Thank you!
    'Someone in the auditorium sneezed loudly while the musician was playing the piano on the stage.'

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    Post Re: at the auditorium? give a sneeze? do we say that?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'Someone in the auditorium sneezed loudly while the musician was playing the piano on the stage.'
    Dear bhaisahab,

    Is 'give a big sneeze' a common saying in English?

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    Re: at the auditorium? give a sneeze? do we say that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear bhaisahab,

    Is 'give a big sneeze' a common saying in English?
    No, it isn't.

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    Post Re: at the auditorium? give a sneeze? do we say that?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'Someone in the auditorium sneezed loudly while the musician was playing the piano on the stage.'
    Dear bhaisahab,

    Can we use 'at' in the following sentence?
    "It wasn't very quiet at the auditorium, either."

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    Re: at the auditorium? give a sneeze? do we say that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear bhaisahab,

    Can we use 'at' in the following sentence?
    "It wasn't very quiet at the auditorium, either."
    Yes, you can use at, but it doesn't say whether it's inside or outside.

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    Post Re: at the auditorium? give a sneeze? do we say that?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it isn't.
    Dear bhaisahab,

    We don't say 'give a sneeze', but we do say 'give a speech', 'give someone a hug'. Is that right?

    Thank you for your time!

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    Re: at the auditorium? give a sneeze? do we say that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear bhaisahab,

    We don't say 'give a sneeze', but we do say 'give a speech', 'give someone a hug'. Is that right?

    Thank you for your time!
    Yes, that's right.

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