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    Are the following sentences acceptable?
    Which is better, (2) or (3) ?

    (1) The robot dog can say "How are you?" to Jilly.
    (2) Jilly was entertained by the funny robot dog.
    (3) Jilly got cheerful by the funny robot dog's comical act.

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    #2

    Re: entertain

    (1) The robot dog can say "How are you?" to Jilly.
    (2) Jilly was entertained by the funny robot dog.
    (3)Jilly got cheerful by the funny robot dog's comical act.

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    #3

    Re: entertain

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    (3)Jilly got cheerful by the funny robot dog's comical act.
    Please let me know if this is a correct one

    Jilly usually gets cheerful with her funny dog-robot comical acts.

    Also my opinion is that "robot dog" is wrong and "dog robot" word order is right for it is a robot that looks like a dog.

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    Last edited by e2e4; 15-Dec-2010 at 11:17.

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    Re: entertain

    The comical acts can entertain and amuse Jilly, or cheer her up, but not really get make her cheerful. 'Robot dog' sounds fine to me.

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    #5

    Smile Re: entertain

    #2 is revised as written. Is it acceptable?

    (a) Jilly was entertained by the funny robot dog's comical act.

    Which is better, (a) or (b) ?
    (a) Jilly was entertained by the funny robot dog's comical act.
    (b) Jilly was entertained by the funny robot dog.

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    Re: entertain

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    ... 'Robot dog' sounds fine to me.
    Indeed, better than 'dog-robot', which would only be used in a weird sci-fi context in which there were several different sorts of robot, one of which resembled a dog. 'The mouse-robots ran away, but the dog-robot kept coming. They were in trouble, unless one of their hippopotamus-robots could find them in time.'

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