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    #1

    It is quiet in the library.

    1. It is quiet in the library.
    2. The library is quiet.
    #1 is supposed to be correct. Is #2 also acceptable?

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    Re: It is quiet in the library.

    [QUOTE=sitifan;948280]1. It is quiet in the library.
    2. The library is quiet.
    #1 is supposed to be correct. Is #2 also acceptable? Yes. Who said/where did you hear/read that #1 is "supposed to be correct" vs. #2 ?[/QUOTE]

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    #3

    Re: It is quiet in the library.

    I suppose you could argue that a library itself can't be quiet. It can't be loud either. It's a room, a building, an inanimate object. It's the people in it which makes the environment either quiet or noisy. However, I certainly wouldn't consider "The library is quiet" as an incorrect sentence. No-one would question it if you said "The house was quiet" meaning "There was no sound emanating from the house".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: It is quiet in the library.

    [QUOTE=billmcd;948304]
    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. It is quiet in the library.
    2. The library is quiet.
    #1 is supposed to be correct. Is #2 also acceptable? Yes. Who said/where did you hear/read that #1 is "supposed to be correct" vs. #2 ?[/QUOTE]

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    #1 is quoted from a textbook.

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