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  1. matilda

    Talking 59-come(on)in

    Dear all


    There is a struggle between my friends and I in one side, and one of our teachers in another side. When one of the students comes to the class after our teacher, he says:

    (Come on in)

    But my friends and I say that he'd better say his sentence in this form:

    (Come in)

    Which one do you think is better to be used? We are all confused about it.

    Thanks a million


  2. #2

    Re: 59-come(on)in

    “Come on in” is normally a very friendly way of saying “come in

    It is probably just the way your teacher talks.

    Both are correct. Both can be used in your situation. Both can be said in a friendly (or unfriendly) manner.
    Last edited by Blax; 03-Mar-2006 at 09:09.

  3. matilda

    Talking Re: 59-come(on)in

    Dear blax

    it seems that you aren't so old in this site. but your english is very good.
    congradulations baby.


  4. matilda

    Talking Re: 59-come(on)in

    although you are not native, from vietnam

  5. #5

    Re: 59-come(on)in

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda
    although you are not native, from vietnam

    Actually, I am an American living in Taiwan. My wife is Taiwanese. I teach people English here everyday.

    I am a native English speaker.

  6. matilda

    Talking Re: 59-come(on)in

    Dear Blax
    Thanks for reply .
    would you mind replying this question? the answer one of the guys gave was not good enough.
    this is my question
    Which one is correct in the following sentence? POINT or MARK?
    Each of your essays will have 6 …
    And another question, (each of your essays has) or (each of your essays have)?
    and this is the reply a friend gave:
    I think------marks. Another question is bit different than the previous sentence in your post. In the previous sentence Each of your essays will have----- is correct.
    is this answer correct?
    thanks a million
    Last edited by matilda; 04-Mar-2006 at 16:18. Reason: may be a friend gets angry

  7. #7

    Re: 59-come(on)in

    Hi again Matilda,
    Can you do me a favor?
    Could you edit your post and take out the name of the person who was trying to help you please? I asked this because it might cause him some embarrassment. They were only trying to help.

    Thank you.

    If I understand your question correctly:

    I imagine a teacher is telling you this or you are reading instructions on a test. Use have instead if has in this case.

    Correct way where I am from:
    “Each of your essays will have 6 points.”

    Correct way where my friend is from:
    “Each of your essays will have 6 marks.”

    Depending on where you are taking the test and who is giving it to you, you will see the above sentences used. Both are correct.

    The below is just my opinion and not fact:
    To me personally however, when you use points, I am thinking it is just one test. If you use marks, that means the teacher is referring to your entire score for the school semester.

  8. matilda

    Talking Re: 59-come(on)in

    Thanks Blax.
    you know, at the begining of the semester, when our teacher came to the class, he explained his lesson_plan to the class; whatever we will be sopposed to do during the term. he told:
    you'll have 6 essays and each one will have 1 mark, so all together will have 6 marks.
    I was always using POINT in such situations.

    and another point, thanks in advance for your reminding, ( editing my post). i really didn't think it can bother that friend

    thanks again


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    Re: 59-come(on)in

    In British English, we tend to use mark rather than point.


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