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    kk7094 is offline Newbie
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    Red face many a ... and many a ...

    got confused and a little help plz:
    Many a boy and many a girl___it since then


    2010-05-19 17:31


    A have seen
    B has seen
    which is the correct one?and what if the sentence goes like "Many a boy and girl___it since then" ?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: many a ... and many a ...

    It should be "Many a boy and girl have seen it since then."

    It is not correct to write "Many a boy and many a girl..."

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    Re: many a ... and many a ...

    much obliged

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    Re: many a ... and many a ...

    "Many boys and girls ..." is much more natural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: many a ... and many a ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post

    It is not correct to write "Many a boy and many a girl..."
    That is not right, Tan Elaine. It's perfectly fine to write that.

    Please note this extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

    Rover

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    Re: many a ... and many a ...

    Thanks, Rover. Noted.

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