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    #1

    capacity for joking

    Hi,

    Suppose that I joke with my friend but he gets angry easily and then I say to him:

    1. You don't have capacity for a joking.
    2. You don't have capacity for joking.
    3. You don't have capacity to joking.
    4. You don't have capacity for a joking.

    What's your opinion about my above examples? Do they work? How would you say if you were me?

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: capacity for joking

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hi,

    Suppose that I joke with my friend but he gets angry easily and then I say to him:

    1. You don't have capacity for a joking.
    2. You don't have capacity for joking.
    3. You don't have capacity to joking.
    4. You don't have capacity for a joking.

    What's your opinion about my above examples? Do they work? How would you say if you were me?

    Thank you
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    #3

    Re: capacity for joking

    not a teacher

    Another possibility is, "You can't take a joke".

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    #4

    Re: capacity for joking

    None of your examples is correct.
    "You don't have a capacity for joking" is the closest correct example to what you've written.
    Note though that there is a difference between being able to make a joke and being able to take one. Your sentences don't make a distinction.

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    #5

    Re: capacity for joking

    Thank you my friends.
    In Persian language we sometimes say: "You don't have properties for joking."
    Do you have any sentence in English similar to this one?

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    #6

    Re: capacity for joking

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thank you my friends.
    In Persian language we sometimes say: "You don't have properties for joking."
    Do you have any sentence in English similar to this one?
    No.

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