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    Cool proud of being the seed that have germinated

    Is this sentence good English:

    We are the inheritors of all this tradition, and we are proud of being the seed that has germinated."

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    Re: proud of being the seed that have germinated

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Is this sentence good English:

    We are the inheritors of all this tradition, and we are proud of being the seed that has germinated."

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    Not a teacher only a native.

    'We are the inheritors of all this tradition, and we are proud of being the seeds that have germinated.'

    In BrE 'and' doesn't often come after a comma (in this case a serial comma I believe), however it is more acceptable in AmE. Though I'm not a teacher like I said, only a native.

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    Re: proud of being the seed that have germinated

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Is this sentence good English:

    We are the inheritors of all this tradition, and we are proud of being the seed that has germinated."

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    It's OK.

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    Cool Re: proud of being the seed that have germinated

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    It's OK.

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    Re: proud of being the seed that have germinated

    It's fine as it is, serial comma and all. The serial comma has a role in Br English. How else would you say 'He had a breakfast of orange juice, Corn Flakes, and bacon and eggs.'

    Apart from that special sort of case, some publishers - e.g. OUP - require it at the end of any list of more than 2 things. There was a time when for some reason many school-teachers disapproved of it, and as a result there are millions of Br Eng speakers decrying it as 'American' (not that it would be a Bad Thing if it was; but it's not).

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    Re: proud of being the seed that have germinated

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It's fine as it is, serial comma and all. The serial comma has a role in Br English. How else would you say 'He had a breakfast of orange juice, Corn Flakes, and bacon and eggs.'

    Apart from that special sort of case, some publishers - e.g. OUP - require it at the end of any list of more than 2 things. There was a time when for some reason many school-teachers disapproved of it, and as a result there are millions of Br Eng speakers decrying it as 'American' (not that it would be a Bad Thing if it was; but it's not).

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    Ah, that's why I thought it was a 'no-no' then.

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