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  1. B45
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    Is this grammatical: I say to a friend we should eat 20 hamburgers. And he said:

    Is this grammatical:

    I say to a friend we should eat 20 hamburgers.

    And he said:

    Even I'm not sure if that's possible, and I'm the food king. (he finished 20 hotdogs in one sitting last time.)

    Is even used correctly here?

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    Re: Is this grammatical: I say to a friend we should eat 20 hamburgers. And he sai

    No. You need to start with "I said to a friend ...", or start in the present tense and stay there.

    If you left off the bit in brackets (which makes the sentence nonsense), yes, you could use "Even" there. (But if he finished 20 hotdogs in one sitting himself, how could he question whether it's possible? It has to be.)

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    Re: Is this grammatical: I say to a friend we should eat 20 hamburgers. And he sai

    If I stayed in the present tense, then the sentence would sound strange with shall...

    Hamburgers are waaaay bigger than hot dogs!

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    Re: Is this grammatical: I say to a friend we should eat 20 hamburgers. And he sai

    Did you mean to say to your friend 'You should eat 20 hamburgers'? Or are you going to eat 20 between you?

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    Re: Is this grammatical: I say to a friend we should eat 20 hamburgers. And he sai

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    If I stayed in the present tense, then the sentence would sound strange with shall...
    Hamburgers are waaaay bigger than hot dogs!
    - Sorry I missed the hamburger/hot dog difference..
    - No, you can use "should" in the present tense. "I say we should eat 20 hamburgers" That's present tense. "And he says..."

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    Re: Is this grammatical: I say to a friend we should eat 20 hamburgers. And he sai

    20 hamburgers EACH!

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