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If I have a character, eg Mary. I put 4 Marys in a picture and ask the children to find them. Should I write:
Please find all the Marys
Please find all Marys
Please find all Mary?
Sorry, one more question. Is it ok if write :
Please find the Marys?
Pls find Marys?
Are both ok?
Last edited by temp8890; 11-Feb-2011 at 04:42.
You asked the same question. The answer is still the same.
Find the Marys.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
We are thinking should we be telling the children
Let us find Mary or Let us find the Marys
Our flow is:
1. Tell the children a story of Mary.
2. "Let us find Mary in the picture"
or "Let us find the Marys in the picture."
3. ask a child to come out. "(Child's name), can you please find one Mary?" (asking the child to point out one of the Marys in the picture)
4. (at the end of the activity) "Great, we found all the Marys."
If in this context, do u recommend we use in #2
Let us find Mary in the picture
Let us find the Marys in the picture
Let us find all the Marys in the picture?
Thanks very much in advance and your advice is much appreciated.
Last edited by albertino; 11-Feb-2011 at 14:03.