Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Jan 2007
    • Posts: 247
    #1

    highs of temperature

    Forecast presenters on the radio might say

    highs of 14 degrees/a high of 14 degrees/maximum temperatures of around 14 degrees

    I am always confused as these don't sound like a full sentence to me. There is no is/are in them.

    What would you say, please?

    Thank you.

  2. teechar's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Iraq
      • Current Location:
      • Iraq

    • Join Date: Feb 2015
    • Posts: 9,198
    #2

    Re: highs of temperature

    You're right. They're not full sentences. They're shortened versions.

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    Tomorrow, we can expect highs of 14 degrees/a high of 14 degrees/maximum temperatures of around 14 degrees.
    I added the text in bold as an example to show you what they may be shortened from.

  3. Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
    Key Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2009
    • Posts: 4,832
    #3

    Re: highs of temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    Weather forecasters on the radio might say:

    Highs of 14 degrees/A high of 14 degrees/Maximum temperatures of around 14 degrees

    I am always confused, as these don't sound like full sentences to me. There are no is/are in them.

    What would you say, please?

    Thank you.
    Teechar is exactly right. It's informal English. The verbs are understood.
    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.

Posting Permissions

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