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    Cooling their fasts

    Hi,

    Which ones are the correct?

    A) Cooling their fasts (by having a shower).
    B) Special offer for fast-keepers.
    C) special offer for those fasting.

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    #2

    Re: Cooling their fasts

    We need some explanation of what you are trying to say.

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    #3

    Re: Cooling their fasts

    If you are thinking of Ramadan, you may have to wait for a Muslim native speaker of English to give you the appropriate expressions.

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    Re: Cooling their fasts

    If I am swimming or standing in the water and someone asks me what I am doing. In reply to that, can I say ''Cooling my fast''?
    I don't think 'B' and 'C' need an explanation. Are they grammatically correct? I have doubts about ''fast-keepers'' and I omit 'who' in 'C'.

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    Re: Cooling their fasts

    There's very little one can say about the grammar of a short string of words. You need to write a sentence. "Cooling their fasts" could be part of a grammatical sentence, but that sentence would probably have no obvious meaning.

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    Re: Cooling their fasts

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    If I am swimming or standing in the water and someone asks me what I am doing. In reply to that, can I say ''Cooling my fast''?
    It might mean something to a Muslim. It sounds very strange to this non-Muslim.

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    Re: Cooling their fasts

    Yes. We don't use the verb "cool" that way. Standing in cold water cools feet, not fasts!
    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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