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    is this correct?

    Can we say " yours hairs are tossed" ?

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    Re: is this correct?

    It's not right, as hair is a collective uncountable singular. "I love how Rita Hayworth tosses her hair in the extract shown in The Shawshank Redemption."

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    Re: is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by rainyday View Post
    Can we say " yours hairs are tossed" ?
    1) We don't pluralise "your" before a noun.
    2) As Konungursvia said, hair is uncountable and should be used in the singular.
    3) "Tossed" is not an adjective we normally apply to hair. Do you mean that the person's hair is messy? Or that they shook their head and made their hair wave about?

    Depending on the answers, I have the following suggestions:

    You tossed your hair.
    Your hair is messy.


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    Re: is this correct?

    Hair came out of the hairpin. In this context , I think we should say your hair is messy. Pin it up again. ( right? )

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    Re: is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by rainyday View Post
    Her hair came out of the hairpin. In this context, I think we should say 'Your hair is messy. Pin it up again'. ( right? )
    Right.

    Rover


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    Re: is this correct?

    Thanks !


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    Re: is this correct?

    It is raining heavily outside. We take shelter in a building. When rain becomes light. I say it has subsided. We can move now. ( can i say rain has subsided in this context ?)

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    Re: is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by rainyday View Post
    It is raining heavily outside. We take shelter in a building. When the rain becomes light, I say "It has subsided. We can move now." Can I say "rain has subsided" in this context?
    When you change onto a new topic, you should start a new thread.

    However, in answer to your question, yes "The rain has subsided" is fine.

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