Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • Belgium
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: May 2007
    • Posts: 664
    #1

    Cool Dives and flies

    Can't I say that a sentence like "The woman dives and flies while washing the dishes." is correct even if it's not feasible in the real world?

  1. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #2

    Re: overworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Can't I say that a sentence like "The woman dives and flies while washing the dishes." is correct even if it's not feasible in the real world?
    What has that got to do with the topic being discussed here?

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

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,919
    #3

    Re: overworked?

    I could see no connection whatsoever so I have moved this to a new thread. Apologies that that now makes your comment a little out of place, 5jj.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #4

    Re: Dives and flies

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Can't I say that a sentence like "The woman dives and flies while washing the dishes." is correct even if it's not feasible in the real world?
    What is the point of the question?. If the sentence is meaningless, then we can hardly say that it is correct.

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

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,919
    #5

    Re: Dives and flies

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Can't I say that a sentence like "The woman dives and flies while washing the dishes." is correct even if it's not feasible in the real world?
    Any string of words which contains the requisite parts of a sentence (subject, object, verb etc) can be considered grammatically correct but there's absolutely no point inventing them, commenting on them or using them if they make no sense.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. Lord of the Flies Chapter 1~3
    By Fred Bob in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-Aug-2011, 11:16
  2. [General] Dropping like flies
    By sbchan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-Dec-2009, 06:58
  3. [Idiom] Time Flies
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Feb-2009, 01:58
  4. “drop like flies”
    By tailin in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Jun-2006, 11:18
  5. fruit flies like a banana????????????
    By Mazen in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24-Apr-2004, 17:06

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
  •