Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Nov 2015
    • Posts: 29
    #1

    Whose?

    Are the following sentences correct?

    A: Whose turn is it today to clean up the children?

    B: Whose turn will it be tomorrow to do the housework?

    Thanks in advance.

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,843
    #2

    Re: Whose?

    B is OK. I'm not sure what you mean by "clean up the children". Do you mean "give them a bath/shower"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  2. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,060
    #3

    Re: Whose?

    A. Whose turn is it today to get the kids washed up?

    B. Whose turn is it tomorrow to do the housework?

  3. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,843
    #4

    Re: Whose?

    Just for information, in BrE we don't use "wash up" in the same way as it's used in AmE. "To wash up" means to clean the dirty crockery and cutlery in a sink full of hot water (which I believe, in AmE, is "to wash the dishes").
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Nov 2015
    • Posts: 29
    #5

    Re: Whose?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    B is OK. I'm not sure what you mean by "clean up the children". Do you mean "give them a bath/shower"?
    Yes, I do

  4. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,843
    #6

    Re: Whose?

    Whose turn is it today to bath/bathe/shower the children?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  5. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,060
    #7

    Re: Whose?

    Parents here might tell their children to "Wash up for supper" meaning that they should wash their hands (at least).

  6. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,843
    #8

    Re: Whose?

    Yes, that's how I've heard it used in AmE. In BrE, that would be "Go and wash your hands before dinner".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,486
    #9

    Re: Whose?

    More answers here.

  7. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,843
    #10

    Re: Whose?

    Sigh.

    Strangeboy, what made you post the same question on another forum 42 minutes ago, when you had posted it here 60 minutes ago? What was wrong with the answers we gave?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •