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    #1

    soft tennis

    Hello.

    Is 'soft tennis' acceptable English?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_Tennis

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: soft tennis

    Yes. Why do you think it might not be acceptable?

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    #3

    Re: soft tennis

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes. Why do you think it might not be acceptable?
    Hello, again.
    I thought the word is of Asian origin and that there might be some native speakers who don't understand what it means.
    I couldn't find many example sentences here: http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=soft+...0&t=0&sugg=off
    (I don't have full trust in Wikipedia, I'm afraid.)

    I'm relieved now.
    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: soft tennis

    I have never heard of this.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: soft tennis

    Neither the word "soft" nor the word "tennis" is of Asian origin as far as BrE speakers are concerned. Many people who aren't interested in tennis might not have heard of it, but most tennis clubs offer soft tennis events for younger children.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: soft tennis

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Neither the word "soft" nor the word "tennis" is of Asian origin as far as BrE speakers are concerned. Many people who aren't interested in tennis might not have heard of it, but most tennis clubs offer soft tennis events for younger children.
    Thank you, ems.

    I meant the combination of "soft" and "tennis".
    This was all I was able to find by putting the two words in the search box.: http://www.onelook.com/?w=soft+tennis&lang=&ls=a

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    #7

    Re: soft tennis

    If you had put "soft tennis" into Google, you would have got many more hits, including this one: http://www.softtennis.org.uk/. That would have told you that we have soft tennis in the UK.

    Putting combinations of words into dictionary websites rarely comes up with complete results. Try Google first.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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