Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Indonesian
      • Home Country:
      • Indonesia
      • Current Location:
      • Indonesia

    • Join Date: Jan 2014
    • Posts: 87
    #1

    At a gift exchange?

    Which one is correct? And should I use indefinite article a after at?

    "Got this neat book at a gift exchange last night."


    "Got this neat book at a last night's gift exchange."

  1. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #2

    Re: At a gift exchange?

    The article is correct in the first, but not in the second.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Indonesian
      • Home Country:
      • Indonesia
      • Current Location:
      • Indonesia

    • Join Date: Jan 2014
    • Posts: 87
    #3

    Re: At a gift exchange?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The article is correct in the first, but not in the second.
    Can I change at with from? So it read like this: Got this neat book from a gift exchange last night. Which one is common for this sentence, at or from?

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #4

    Re: At a gift exchange?

    "From" would work, but I believe "at" is more common.

  3. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,868
    #5

    Re: At a gift exchange?

    To make your sentence grammatical, you need to add "I/he/she/you/we/they" at the beginning. It's not a complete sentence at the moment.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Dec-2013, 18:16
  2. exchange
    By jasonlulu_2000 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-Oct-2012, 22:28
  3. [Grammar] gift
    By arya ur in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Sep-2011, 16:26
  4. Exchange for and exchange. These two word got me confused.
    By michael281001 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Jul-2010, 08:26
  5. Can I exchange this?
    By Unregistered Lina in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Oct-2005, 08:01

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •