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    I want dogs hair cut very cute.

    Hello.

    One of my students wrote:

    I'm going to talk about my dream.
    I want to be a dog groomer.
    It's because I like dogs.
    I want dogs hair cut very cute.
    So, I want to study very hard.

    The fourth sentence is obviously ungrammatical.
    I'm wondering how I should change it.
    Can I change it to "I want to cut dog hair very cute."?

    Thank you.

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    Re: I want dogs hair cut very cute.

    I suppose it should be cutely, but it sounds odd to me. How about I want to cut dogs' hair in a very cute way/I want to give dogs cute haircuts?

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    Re: I want dogs hair cut very cute.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I suppose it should be cutely, but it sounds odd to me. How about I want to cut dogs' hair in a very cute way/I want to give dogs cute haircuts?
    There is ambiguity in "I want to cut dogs' hair in a very cute way". It sounds as if the cutting is done in a cute way (ie the dog groomer is cute). I would go for "I want to give dogs cute haircuts".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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