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    Double the number of balls

    Suppose a cricket match is going on and the first team has scored fifty runs and now its the second team's turn to score run they have to score fifty runs in twenty five balls.

    Would it be correct to say "Runs are double the number of balls remaining"?
    Last edited by tufguy; 27-Feb-2016 at 17:44.

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    Re: Double the number of balls

    It's understandable. It would be better as "They need twice as many runs as there are balls remaining".
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    Re: Double the number of balls

    Tufguy, say:

    Now IT'S the second team's turn at bat.

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    Re: Double the number of balls

    Sorry, could you please tell me what would be the passive sentence? Would it be "Twice as many runs are required as there are balls remaining"?

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    Re: Double the number of balls

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Sorry, could you please tell me what would be the passive sentence? Would it be "Twice as many runs are required as there are balls remaining"?
    That looks good to me.

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    #6

    Re: Double the number of balls

    Can't they use a ball more than once?

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    Re: Double the number of balls

    In cricket, a 'ball' means a delivery of the spherical object also called a ball.

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    Re: Double the number of balls

    We can use the word 'balls' to mean 'balls to be bowled'. The same ball is used on each occasion.

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    Re: Double the number of balls

    Don't use a comma after "suppose" in your first sentence. Imagine it like this "I would like you to suppose that a cricket match is going on". You wouldn't put a comma anywhere there so you don't need one when you shorten it to "Suppose a cricket match is going on".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: Double the number of balls

    How about:

    They need to score (at a rate of) two runs per ball to win.
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