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    Can I say 'Anna's mother would say the prayers that…'
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    Re: about say

    Could we have an entire sentence?

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    Re: about say

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    Quote Originally Posted by szy9967 View Post
    Can I say 'Anna 's mother would say the prayers that…'
    Can I say 'Anna's mother would say the prayers that (leave a space) …'?

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    Re: about say

    Sorry. 'Anna's mother would say the prayers that started the Sabbath, the holy day for Jewish people.'I think it should be 'say to the prayers'. Thank you.
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    Re: about say

    No. "Say the prayers" is correct. There needs to be a space before "Anna's", no space between "Anna" and "apostrophe s", no space after "Sabbath", and a space before "the holy day".

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    Re: about say

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    Sorry. 'Anna's mother would say the prayers that started the Sabbath, the holy day for Jewish people.'


    I think it should be 'say to the prayers'. Thank you.

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    Re: about say

    Thank you. I get it. Is it a linguistic habit? I didn't find it in the dictionary.

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    Re: about say

    Is what a habit? We say prayers; we don't say to prayers. It is not an idiom. It simply means we recite prayers.

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    Re: about say

    OK. I regard prayer as a person. Thank you very much.

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    Re: about say

    A prayer is not a person. It is a religious oratory. Something that is written or spoken for a religious purpose. You can look up the Lord's Prayer for an example. Also Sabbath Prayer was one of the most beautiful songs from Fiddler on the Roof.

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