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    400-hundred-square-feet , mix blood

    Could anyone help me to correct the following sentences?

    1) I am living in a 400-hundred-square-feet house.

    2) I am living in a 400-hundred-square-foot house.

    3) I am living in a house in 400-hundred-square-feet.

    4) I am living in a house in 400-hundred-square-foot.

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    I am trying to say my mum is mix blood of French and Chinese.
    Could anyone help me to correct the following sentences?

    1) My mum is half French and Chinese.

    2) My mum is a mix of French and Chinese.


    Tks / ju

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    Re: 400-hundred-square-feet , mix blood

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Could anyone help me to correct the following sentences?

    1) I am living in a 400-hundred-square-feet house.

    2) I am living in a 400-hundred-square-foot house.

    3) I am living in a house in 400-hundred-square-feet.

    4) I am living in a house in 400-hundred-square-foot.

    I would say "I live in a 400-square-foot house".

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    I am trying to say my mum is mix blood of French and Chinese.
    Could anyone help me to correct the following sentences?

    1) My mum is half French and Chinese.

    2) My mum is a mix of French and Chinese.

    It depends. If your mum is absolutely half French and half Chinese (ie one parent was totally French, and the other totoally Chinese) then you can say "My mum is half-French and half-Chinese".

    If you don't want to specify the proportions, then Sentence 2 is fine, or you could say "My mum is part French and part Chinese."


    Tks / ju
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