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    Hi ,
    If I say "this book makes the readers laugh"is it corrects??Or Should I say "this book makes readers laugh"


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    Re: article

    If it's a review, I would use 'will make the reader laugh'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If it's a review, I would use 'will make the reader laugh'
    Do you also accept these 2:

    1. This book makes readers laugh.

    2. This book makes the readers reading it laugh.

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    Re: article

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Do you also accept these 2:

    1. This book makes readers laugh.

    2. This book makes the readers reading it laugh.
    Both sentences are okay, though not very elegant. You could try the following:
    1. This book makes its readers laugh.
    2. This book makes those reading it laugh.

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