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    #1

    They don't have anywhere to play

    "They don't have anywhere to play at".

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: They don't have anywhere to play

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "They don't have anywhere to play at".

    Please check.
    OK, I've had a look along the street, and there's a small park on the corner.
    Oh, and delete 'at'.

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    #3

    Re: They don't have anywhere to play

    "They have a park to play".

    "Children play in park".

    Please check.

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    #4

    Re: They don't have anywhere to play

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "They have a park to play".

    "Children play in park".

    Please check.
    It's unlikely that anyone "has" a park. That suggests ownership.

    There is a park nearby that they can play in.
    Children play in a/the park.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: They don't have anywhere to play

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's unlikely that anyone "has" a park. That suggests ownership.

    There is a park nearby that they can play in.
    Children play in a/the park.

    [OFF-TOPIC]

    David Cameron had a park to play in when he was a little boy.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 17-May-2016 at 12:11. Reason: Added off-topic alert
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #6

    Re: They don't have anywhere to play

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    David Cameron

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    Wash your mouth out with soap.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 17-May-2016 at 12:11. Reason: Added off-topic alert
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: They don't have anywhere to play

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    ... with arsenic.
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    #8

    Re: They don't have anywhere to play

    tufguy, ignore posts 5, 6 and 7.

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    #9

    Re: They don't have anywhere to play

    In American English, it's fine to say you have a park to play in or a store to shop at.

    Many Americans with bad grammar would say "They don't have anywhere to play at."

    Don't!
    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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