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    A camera that is/was made in japan

    Dear all,


    1. I bought a camera that was made in Japan.

    2. I bought a camera that is made in Japan.

    Between the sentences above, which do you think sounds natural?

    Thank you!

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    Re: A camera that is/was made in japan

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,


    1. I bought a camera that was made in Japan.

    2. I bought a camera that is made in Japan.

    Between the sentences above, which do you think sounds natural?

    Thank you!
    Of the two I'd say #1. I'd be more likely to say "I bought a Japanese (made) camera".

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    Re: A camera that is/was made in japan

    Does it sound natural to say 'Canxx is good. It is made in Japan'? Thanks.

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    Re: A camera that is/was made in japan

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    Does it sound natural to say 'Canxx is good. It is made in Japan'? Thanks.
    It's OK though I would probably say "Canxx are good. They are made in Japan."

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    Re: A camera that is/was made in japan

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's OK though I would probably say "Canxx are good. They are made in Japan."
    Thanks, emsr2d2.

    Canxx is a brand name of Camera. Why do we use plural forms?

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    Re: A camera that is/was made in japan

    Using a singular or a plural after a company name is one of those irritating things in the English language that doesn't really have a rule. Do you consider it as "a company" therefore singular, or as "all the people who work for that company and all the products the company makes" and therefore plural? In my opinion and experience, there is no right answer.

    I love Ample. They're great!
    Canan are based in Korea, I think.
    Macrosoft is awful. I hate it!

    I have (barely) changed the names of the companies to avoid charges of libel.

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