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    Can you say: Our company broke even half a year ago. And When the 90's Dallas Cowb

    Can you say:

    Our company broke even half a year ago.

    And

    When the 90's Dallas Cowboys broke up I stopped watching football.

    And

    The football team broke up because the coach was forced to quit.

    Are all three okay?

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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    Re: Can you say: Our company broke even half a year ago. And When the 90's Dallas

    Yes, but 'six months ago' is more usual than 'half a year ago' in BE at least.

    Thanksgiving was yesterday.

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    Re: Can you say: Our company broke even half a year ago. And When the 90's Dallas

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post

    Thanksgiving was yesterday.
    Americans like to extend Thanksgiving as much as we can, so even though the actual holiday was Thursday, the entire weekend is more or less "Thanksgiving", since we're still eating turkey dinner leftovers, shopping Black Friday specials, puttiing up Christmas decorations and digesting turkey dinner leftovers through Sunday.

    When the 90's Dallas Cowboys broke up I stopped watching football.
    Most NFL teams don't "break up".....they either disband (rarely) or get sold to a new city (more common). In this case, the Dallas Cowboys are still alive and playing. What you would say is something like "I stopped watching football after the 1990s-era Cowboys" or "The 1990s Cowboys was the last worthwhile team; I stopped watching football after that."

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    Re: Can you say: Our company broke even half a year ago. And When the 90's Dallas

    So it's wrong to say broke up?

    What about:

    The Chicago Bulls broke up in the 90s.

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    Re: Can you say: Our company broke even half a year ago. And When the 90's Dallas

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    So it's wrong to say broke up?

    What about:

    The Chicago Bulls broke up in the 90s.
    Yes, it is incorrect, since the Chicago Bulls is still an active team in the NBA.

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    Re: Can you say: Our company broke even half a year ago. And When the 90's Dallas

    Okay, I understand your logic now.

    I stopped watching basketball when MJ and the Bulls broke up in the 90's. Better?

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    Re: Can you say: Our company broke even half a year ago. And When the 90's Dallas

    Not much better. You could say "when MJ left the Bulls".

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    Re: Can you say: Our company broke even half a year ago. And When the 90's Dallas

    I've posted a link to an article from the guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blo...teams-broke-up

    How come they used broke up in the article?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Can you say: Our company broke even half a year ago. And When the 90's Dallas

    I have no idea.

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    Re: Can you say: Our company broke even half a year ago. And When the 90's Dallas

    Is it still considered wrong then?

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