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    #1

    Was I wrong?

    1. The person who bought love never born.

    My friend told me that I had been mistaken,
    and she told me that is: "Love can not be bought."

    I know it sound better, but is it 1. sentence gramaticly correct?

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    #2

    Re: Was I wrong?

    The sentence is unclear. Is love never born? Is the person like he was never born? You are missing a few words, at the least.

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    #3

    Re: Was I wrong?

    Hi,

    Certainly 'The person who bought love never born', makes no sense and is therefore incorrect.

    And since it's not clear precisely what you're trying to convey it's not possible to say whether 'Love can not be bought', whilst grammatically correct, is the right phrase.

    Regards

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    #4

    Re: Was I wrong?

    I translated it literally, that's the reason.

    And do you understand if I say:

    " The person who bought love is not born yet"

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    #5

    Re: Was I wrong?

    Hi,

    I understand it. Whether it means the same to me as it does to you is a moot point until I know what you think it means.

    And arguably since many people over the centuries have 'bought love' it's not factually correct.

    Regards

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    #6

    Re: Was I wrong?

    Thanks for the explanation!

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    #7

    Re: Was I wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    I translated it literally, that's the reason.

    And do you understand if I say:

    " The person who bought love is not born yet"
    "The person who bought love is not yet born" is correct, it means that it is impossible to buy love.

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    #8

    Re: Was I wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post

    " The person who bought love is not born yet"
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1 View Post
    Hi,

    I understand it. Whether it means the same to me as it does to you is a moot point until I know what you think it means.
    What is meant to say is clear but I suspect that the sentence may not be correct. Richard1 understood it but didn't say that it was also correct. So I have to ask the followings;

    "The person who bought love" part of the sentence suggests that it happened in the past but "is" denotes the present, so if the sentence hasn't been designed as a paradoxical one it should not be correct. So shouldn't the sentence be like this;

    1. A person who can buy love is not born.
    2. A person who can buy love has not been born yet. Or,
    3. The person who bought love was not born.

    And what can you(the native speakers and/or the teachers) say about my use of the articles in the sentences above?

    Thanks for your answers in advance.

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    #9

    Re: Was I wrong?

    Thank you very much!

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    #10

    Re: Was I wrong?

    I haven't got any answers yet. I'd appreciate it if you will reply.

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