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    #1

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    Hi,

    1) Put a stop to your snoring, please! (Is that OK?)
    2) Put a stop to snoring, please!

    3) Get back to working.
    4) Get back to your working. (Is that OK?)

    In all likelihood, number 2 and 3 are OK, but I would like to ask what happens if we put 'one's' before 'ing' in those sentences? I mean number 1 and 4 are OK?

    Thanks...
    Last edited by aysaa; 06-Jun-2012 at 13:22.

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    Re: ing

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    1) Put a stop to your snoring, please! (Is that OK?)
    2) Put a stop to snoring, please!

    Neither is natural. We usually shout (in a frustrated way at 3am) "Stop snoring!"

    3) Get back to working.
    4) Get back to your working. (Is that OK?)

    Get back to work!

    In all likelihood, number 2 and 3 are OK, but I would like to ask what happens if we put 'one's' before 'ing' in those sentences? I mean number 1 and 4 are OK?

    Thanks...
    See above.

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    Re: ing

    Thanks for the answer...

    I think it is also unnatural: I am proud of your leaning English so fast.

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    #4

    Re: ing

    No, that one is fine.
    Yiu could also say:
    Im proud of you for learning English so fast.
    Im proud of how fast you learned English.
    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.

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    Re: ing

    My phone is fighting me
    YOU not yio
    I'm not Im

    And for some reason I can't edit the thread either.
    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.

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