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    new year

    When the clock strikes twelve o’clock at midnight twelve bells rings announcing the New Year that has just begun.

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    Re: new year

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    When the clock strikes twelve o’clock at midnight, twelve bells' rings announce the New Year, that has just begun.
    Is this what you meant? I'm not sure, if got it right.

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    Re: new year

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    When the clock strikes twelve (o’clock at) midnight twelve bells ring, announcing the New Year that has just begun.
    Do twelve bells ring, or does one bell ring 12 times?

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    Re: new year

    What I meant was twelve (bells' rings). So some bells ring twelve times. Is my sentence incorrect?

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    Re: new year

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    What I meant was twelve (bells' rings). So some bells ring twelve times. Is my sentence incorrect? I don't think so. It's an awkward sentence, and it seems to be focussing on the bells rather than on the rings.

    I see. I missed the apostrphe.
    But I don't think native speakers would say "twelve bells' rings announce". That sounds quite odd, and I would not say that.

    You could say 'twelve bell rings announce'. And my guess is that there are not (several)(twelve) bells ringing, but one bell ringing twelve times.

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