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    Doubts

    1) what's Mrs Johnson's husband's name? (is it correct this question?)

    2) to have/to take a shave (can I use both the verbs with the same meaning?)

    3) to wash/to brush my teeth with the tooth-brush. ( which verb is correct?)

    4) I'm having a shave/ I'm shaving. (Do they have the same meaning?)

    Thank you so much in advance.

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    Re: Doubts

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    1) what's Mrs Johnson's husband's name? (is it correct this question?)

    2) to have/to take a shave (can I use both the verbs with the same meaning?)

    3) to wash/to brush my teeth with the tooth-brush. ( which verb is correct?)

    4) I'm having a shave/ I'm shaving. (Do they have the same meaning?)

    Thank you so much in advance.
    ***NOT A TEACHER***dilodi, good afternoon. May I suggest: (1) What's the name of Mrs. Johnson's husband? (2) I have to shave/ I need a shave. (3) I brush my teeth twice a day. (4) I'm shaving now. / Mr. Smith is getting a shave at the barber's shop now/Mr. Smith is being shaved by the barber now. Thank you. (P.S. But you go to the dentist every 6 months to have your teeth cleaned.)

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    Re: Doubts

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    1) what's Mrs Johnson's husband's name? (is it correct this question?) (Is this question correct?) We tend not to use your construction often in English.
    Parser's answer is preferable.

    2) to have/to take a shave (can I use both the verbs with the same meaning?)
    No. You don't take a shave. (In fact you rarely take things in BrE/AusE. You have a shave, a shower, a blood test, etc.)
    You sit an exam ...


    3) to wash/to brush my teeth with the tooth-brush. ( which verb is correct?) brush

    4) I'm having a shave/ I'm shaving. (Do they have the same meaning?) Yes.

    Thank you so much in advance.
    R.

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