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    Question A lot of flowers and green

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    I went to a restaurant which had lot of flowers and green plants for decoration. Is this sentence gramatically correct?

    The restaurant was decorated with a lot of flowers and greens
    Or should I go with
    The restaurant was decorated with a lot of flowers and green plants.
    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: A lot of flowers and green

    Quote Originally Posted by FromJapan View Post
    Hi there
    I went to a restaurant which had lot of flowers and green plants for decoration. Is this sentence gramatically correct?

    The restaurant was decorated with a lot of flowers and greens

    Or should I go with
    The restaurant was decorated with a lot of flowers and green plants.

    Thank you for your help.
    The restaurant decorated with a lot of flowers and green plants.
    (I am neither a teacher nor a native English speaker.)
    Last edited by EnglishLearner1990; 31-Jul-2013 at 19:25.

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    Re: A lot of flowers and green

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishLearner1990 View Post
    The restaurant decorated with a lot of flowers and greens.
    (I am neither a teacher nor a native English speaker.)
    Thank you. I have read somewhere usingword greens like this is OK but not sure. I hope someone can clarify if we both are right :)

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    Re: A lot of flowers and green

    Quote Originally Posted by FromJapan View Post
    Thank you. I have read somewhere usingword greens like this is OK but not sure. I hope someone can clarify if we both are right :)
    No, it is not correct. "Greens" are something you would eat. You would have to add "plants" - green plants.

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    Re: A lot of flowers and green

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    No, it is not correct. "Greens" are something you would eat. You would have to add "plants" - green plants.
    Perfect. Makes sense. Thank you. I was Googlin meanwhile and found I was confusing it with "decorating with green" (say a room).
    Thanks again.

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    Re: A lot of flowers and green

    You could say "...a lot of flowers and greenery".

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    Re: A lot of flowers and green

    I​ would definitely use "greenery".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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