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    variations on "appropriate for him/her to do something"

    Hello everybody!

    I have a 12week old puppy, when is it appropriate for her to sleep in bed with me?

    Does the bolded fragment in italics mean "when is it appropriate that she (should) sleep in bed with me?" (recommendation).

    When is it appropriate for a donor to visit an aid recipient?

    Does the bolded fragment in italics mean the same as "when is it appropriate that a donor (should) visit an aid recipient?" (recommendation).

    Do you think my reasoning in the above cases is right?

    In my opinion, appropriate has the same meaning as suitable and the original sentences and 'my' counterparts could also be used in past, future and conditionals, with the meaning unchanged. By unchanged meaning, I mean the "apppropriate for/that.." structure.

    Do you confirm?

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    Re: variations on "appropriate for him/her to do something"

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    When is it appropriate for a donor to visit an aid recipient?

    Does the bolded fragment in italics mean the same as "when is it appropriate that a donor (should) visit an aid recipient?" (recommendation).
    In my opinion, the two things mean the same thing. Also, in my opinion, you are asking for an opinion and not a recommendation (although the two things can be very close in meaning). Also, the phrase "does the bolded fragment in italics...." part confuses things. (Say: "When is it appropriate that a donor visit an aid recipient?")

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    Re: variations on "appropriate for him/her to do something"

    I compared the original with 'my' version.

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    Re: variations on "appropriate for him/her to do something"

    Question re:

    I have a 12 week old puppy. When is it appropriate for her to sleep in bed with me?

    Is that something you actually saw somewhere? (I am sure that most people wouldn't care. After all, it's a puppy, not a person.)





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    Re: variations on "appropriate for him/her to do something"

    It is general structure, not specific. I saw the text a few minutes ago.
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    Re: variations on "appropriate for him/her to do something"

    I am sorry but I wrote the text on my tablet. I did not see much.

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    Re: variations on "appropriate for him/her to do something"

    It should be a "12-week old puppy".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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