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    "He has as many cavities as he has teeth"

    Was writing an anecdote about having a cavity on each and every teeth and I decided to phrase it as "he has as many cavities as he has teeth" but somehow it just doesn't seem right.

    Could you please help me correct it?

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    Re: "He has as many cavities as he has teeth"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogeroty View Post
    Was writing an anecdote about having a cavity on each and every teeth and I decided to phrase it as "he has as many cavities as he has teeth" but somehow it just doesn't seem right.

    Could you please help me correct it?
    It's correct.

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    Re: "He has as many cavities as he has teeth"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogeroty View Post
    I was writing an anecdote about having a cavity on in each and every tooth and I decided to phrase it as "He has as many cavities as he has teeth" but somehow it just doesn't seem right.

    Could you please help me correct it?
    It's fine. However, please see the corrections I made to the rest of your post.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-Oct-2013 at 23:42. Reason: typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "He has as many cavities as he has teeth"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogeroty View Post
    Was writing an anecdote about having a cavity on each and every teeth and I decided to phrase it as "he has as many cavities as he has teeth" but somehow it just doesn't seem right.

    Could you please help me correct it?
    Your grammar is correct, but I wanted to point out that what you wrote does not necessarily mean that each and every tooth is affected.

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    Re: "He has as many cavities as he has teeth"

    My own dentist, Phil Macavity, concurs.

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    Re: "He has as many cavities as he has teeth"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    My own dentist, Phil Macavity, concurs.
    Is he a colleague of Dr. Payne?

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    Re: "He has as many cavities as he has teeth"

    Yes — Ivor Payne.

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    Re: "He has as many cavities as he has teeth"

    And the dental assistant, Anna Sthetic.
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    Re: "He has as many cavities as he has teeth"

    That's got to be one you made up!

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    Re: "He has as many cavities as he has teeth"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    That's got to be one you made up!
    Ya' think?

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