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    #1

    similar to

    Which one is correct?

    1) The weather in California is similar to Tehran.

    2) The weather in California is similar to the weather in Tehran.

    3) The weather in California is similar to it in Tehran.


    He states that some equipment in a lab should be replaced because they are/ it is getting older. I know ''equipment'' is singular, but can I still say they are getting older?

    I would appreciate your response.
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    Re: similar to

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Which one is correct?

    1) The weather in California is similar to Tehran. Some people would say this. I wouldn't.

    2) The weather in California is similar to the weather in Tehran. That's OK

    3) The weather in California is similar to it that in Tehran. It's right with 'that'.
    Or "California's weather is similar to that of Tehran."


    He states that some equipment in a lab should be replaced because they are/ it is getting older. I know ''equipment'' is singular, but can I still say they are getting older?
    No you can't. The equipment is getting older.

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    Re: similar to

    California's weather is similar to Tehran's.
    Is this correct?

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    Re: similar to

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    California's weather is similar to Tehran's.
    Is this correct?
    Yes.

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    Re: similar to

    Some pieces of equipment should be replaced because they are getting old.
    (Note: everything in the world is getting older, all the time.)

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    Re: similar to

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Some pieces of equipment should be replaced because they are getting old.
    (Note: everything in the world is getting older, all the time.)
    Not true. Some die rather than grow old.

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