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  1. B45
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    Who's going to the global party? I say: Some Canadians, some Americans. Is that o

    Who's going to the global party?

    I say: Some Canadians, some Americans.

    Is that okay?

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    Re: Who's going to the global party? I say: Some Canadians, some Americans. Is th

    Yes, but that doesn't mean we can understand the question, or the answer.

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    Re: Who's going to the global party? I say: Some Canadians, some Americans. Is th

    Who's going to the global party?

    I reply: Some Canadians, some Americans.

    Is that a correct and grammatical reply.

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    Re: Who's going to the global party? I say: Some Canadians, some Americans. Is th

    No, it isn't grammatical. Grammar doesn't apply to truncated answers like that. But two terms joined by a comma like that is unlikely to be grammatical in an expanded answer such as "Some Canadians, some Americans are going." In speech, of course, you're not going to see the comma splice.
    It's also unlikely to be correct since some Canadians and some Americans don't make up a global party. So, it doesn't look or sound like a good answer.

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    Re: Who's going to the global party? I say: Some Canadians, some Americans. Is th

    What if I change the question and answer to:

    Who's going to the North American party?

    I say: Most Canadians, some Americans are going.

    vs

    Most Canadians and some Americans are going.

    Better?

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    Re: Who's going to the global party? I say: Some Canadians, some Americans. Is th

    Yes. The first is not grammatical; the second is. The first wouldn't be natural even in speech.

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    Re: Who's going to the global party? I say: Some Canadians, some Americans. Is th

    If you say "Most Canadians", it sounds as if the majority of Canadians in the whole world are going! If you mean that Canadians will make up the greater part of the attendees at the party, you might say "Mostly Canadians. Some Americans".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Who's going to the global party? I say: Some Canadians, some Americans. Is th

    Batman, when we answer a question, truncated speech is very common. The answer does not have to be a grammatical sentence. But it needs to be logical.

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