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    #1

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    Long time ago, there were two boy with a big dream. The first one was dreaming to be a teacher and the second was dreaming to be a doctor.

    Please,correct the above sentences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    A long time ago, there were two boy with a big dreams. The first one dreamed of being a teacher and the second dreamed of being a doctor.

    Please,correct the above sentences?
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    Last edited by bhaisahab; 16-Jun-2012 at 20:11.
    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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    Thanks a lot.
    A big dreams. Why do we use an article although the noun is plural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    A big dreams. Why do we use an article although the noun is plural.
    I think Barb missed that, it's easy to do. If you knew that was wrong, why did you post it?
    Edit: I'm sorry, I've just noticed that you didn't, you posted "a big dream".

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    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    Long time ago, there were two boy with a big dream. The first one was dreaming to be a teacher and the second was dreaming to be a doctor.

    Please,correct the above sentences?
    A long time ago, there were two boys with big dreams. One dreamt of being of a teacher and the other dreamt of being a doctor.

    I see no reason to refer to them as "the first one" and "the second one" unless that is somehow relevant elsewhere in the piece. I also wouldn't use the past continuous, just the simple past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I think Barb missed that, it's easy to do. If you knew that was wrong, why did you post it?
    Edit: I'm sorry, I've just noticed that you didn't, you posted "a big dream".
    In any language there are exceptions. It might be an exception.
    Anyway,I don't know why did you treat it this way?!

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    bhaisahab was apologising for his misunderstanding. He could not work out why you posted "a big dreams" in your first post when, in post #3 you made it clear that you knew "a big dreams" was wrong. However, he then realised that he was wrong and that you did not post "a big dreams" in #1 and that it was actually Barb D's error.

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    Mea culpa. I missed it.
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