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    I and My friend OR My friend and I

    Is it grammatically correct to say " I and My friend like to play tennis in grass court".

    Some said the correct form is " My friend and I like to play tennis in grass court".

    Some said it should be 'the grass court".

    which one is correct ? And why others not ? what's wrong with "the grass court"

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    Re: I and My friend OR My friend and I

    Welcome to the forum, cutenlover.

    It's customary to put the other person first.

    We play tennis on a court.

    We use 'the grass court' if we mean a particular grass court and 'a grass court', or 'on grass courts' if any grass court will do.

    "My friend and I like to play tennis on a/the grass court."

    "My friend and I like to play tennis on grass courts."

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    Re: I and My friend OR My friend and I

    In tennis circles, it's usually "tennis on grass". There's no need for the word "courts" in this context.

    I like playing tennis on grass.
    I prefer to play tennis on clay.

    An exception seems to be "I like playing tennis on hard courts" although you might hear "on asphalt". There is another, less common, surface - carpet, so you might hear "I like playing tennis on carpet".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I and My friend OR My friend and I

    Quote Originally Posted by cutenlover View Post
    Is it grammatically correct to say " I and My friend like to play tennis in grass court".
    I wouldn't use it.

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    Re: I and My friend OR My friend and I

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum, cutenlover.

    It's customary to put the other person first.

    We play tennis on a court.

    We use 'the grass court' if we mean a particular grass court and 'a grass court', or 'on grass courts' if any grass court will do.

    "My friend and I like to play tennis on a/the grass court."

    "My friend and I like to play tennis on grass courts."
    Thanks, It means "in grass court" is definately wrong ?

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    Re: I and My friend OR My friend and I

    Quote Originally Posted by cutenlover View Post
    Thanks. It means Does that mean "in grass court" is definitely wrong?
    Yes.

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    Re: I and My friend OR My friend and I

    Quote Originally Posted by cutenlover View Post
    Thanks​. Does that means mean "in grass court" is definately definitely wrong ?
    The main problem is with your choice of preposition. We don't play tennis in a court of any kind. We play it on a court. It wouldn't be entirely wrong to say "I play tennis on a grass court" - it's just that "court" isn't necessary.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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