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  1. B45
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    Can you say: I know new town has stuff to do because I've been there a couple times

    My friend is waiting for his flight out of new town.

    And I say to him:

    I know new town has stuff to do because I've been there a couple times myself.

    VS

    I know new town's got a lot of stuff to do because I've been there a couple times before.

    VS

    I know new town has more stuff to do because I've been there a couple times before.

    Can these be said? New town is a place.
    Last edited by B45; 18-Apr-2015 at 11:26.

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    Re: Can you say: I know new town has stuff to do because I've been there a couple ti

    Do you mean 'Newtown' or 'New Town'.

    If it's the name of a town it should be capitalised.

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    Re: Can you say: I know new town has stuff to do because I've been there a couple ti

    New Town. What about the sentences?

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    Re: Can you say: I know new town has stuff to do because I've been there a couple ti

    Do you mean that there are things to do in New Town?

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    Re: Can you say: I know new town has stuff to do because I've been there a couple ti

    Yes.

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    Re: Can you say: I know new town has stuff to do because I've been there a couple ti

    Then say that.

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    Re: Can you say: I know new town has stuff to do because I've been there a couple ti

    I am not a teacher.

    We say, 'a couple of times…'. I think even in AmE 'couple times' is informal.

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    Re: Can you say: I know new town has stuff to do because I've been there a couple ti

    As bhaisahab said, it's simpler to just say what you mean.

    I know there are things to do in New Town because I've been there a couple of times.
    I know there are things to do in New Town. I've been there a couple of times.

    It's a bit late to tell him there are things to do now. You said he's waiting for his flight out of New Town so he's leaving. The information would probably have been more helpful when he arrived!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Can you say: I know new town has stuff to do because I've been there a couple ti

    Yes, you are right but I'm looking for new ways to express myself and not only use the standard way because I want to expand my ability to articulate. Can someone please advise if my sentences are ok. I appreciate it.

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    Re: Can you say: I know new town has stuff to do because I've been there a couple ti

    Just one small point: "a couple times" is common but lazy. It's better to say "a couple OF times."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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