Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. sky3120's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Jan 2012
    • Posts: 428
    #1

    A spider's landing pad

    'A spider's landing pad'. I heard that expression from an gentle Englisnman as a joke, and I was wondering if the structure of it is 'A+spider's landing pad', or 'A spider +'s + landing pad'. In other words, it is A (spider's landing pad) or A spider ( 's landing pad). Thank you as usual and I really appreciate your help.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,849
    #2

    Re: A spider's landing pad

    I'm not sure what you mean by A spider + 's landing pad. Are you asking if "A spider's" could be short for "A spider is" or "A spider has"? If so, do you think that works given the other two words in the sentence?

    By the way, in what way did he use it as a joke? I can't see anything remotely funny about it and I cannot imagine what he was referring to.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,903
    #3

    Re: A spider's landing pad

    A spider ( 's landing pad)
    What exactly do you think this would mean?

  3. sky3120's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Jan 2012
    • Posts: 428
    #4

    Re: A spider's landing pad

    Sorry. Never mind. It is just a silly question. Thank you for helping me though

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,903
    #5

    Re: A spider's landing pad

    Mathematical logic doesn't always apply to language.

Similar Threads

  1. Plane is landing at/in
    By JustAlilBit in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-Nov-2011, 19:04
  2. Neck pad?
    By bieasy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-Nov-2009, 16:53
  3. landing all the punches =?
    By thedaffodils in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-Jul-2009, 01:43
  4. bring in new pad
    By Romel Panzer in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-May-2009, 11:08
  5. landing grounds
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Jun-2007, 22:16

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •