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    adjectives

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-The only thing you are going to make him is angry.
    2-That is used in spoken English but not in written.

    3-You bought the red shirt but not the green.
    4-You wore your red shirt and not your green.

    5-I have long hair but not dirty.

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    Re: adjectives

    For me, sentences 1 through 4 are OK in spoken English. Sentence 5 is not.

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    Re: adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-The only thing you are going to make him is angry.
    2-That is used in spoken English but not in written.

    3-You bought the red shirt but not the green.
    4-You wore your red shirt and not your green.

    5-I have long hair but not dirty.
    I agree with lauralie: "sentences 1 through 4 are OK in spoken English. Sentence 5 is not", but, and this is a personal but, not an expert's, my own choice would be for:

    1. the only thing you are going to do is make him angry.
    2. OK
    3. You bought the red shirt but not the green one.
    4. You wore your red shirt and not your green one.

    For #5, I'd probably say:
    I have long, but not dirty, hair OR
    My hair is long but not dirty.

    Last edited by 5jj; 31-Oct-2010 at 22:31. Reason: typo

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