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    You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a function.

    You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a function.

    Please check my sentence.

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    Re: You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a functio

    It's grammatical, but I'm not sure how you intend to use it.

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    Re: You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a functio

    Are you giving us choices again without writing separate sentences (the choices being "in front of your home" and "on your roof")? If not, the only way this sentence works is in response to the question "What would I need to set up in order to organise a function at home?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a functio

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you giving us choices again without writing separate sentences (the choices being "in front of your home" and "on your roof")? If not, the only way this sentence works is in response to the question "What would I need to set up in order to organise a function at home?"
    No, I wasn't giving you choices.

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    Re: You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a functio

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you giving us choices again without writing separate sentences (the choices being "in front of your home" and "on your roof")? If not, the only way this sentence works is in response to the question "What would I need to set up in order to organise a function at home?"
    But in India it happens. It can be a simple statement as well.

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    Re: You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a functio

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I'm not sure how you intend to use it.
    Tufguy, I meant can you tell us who might say such a sentence and why would they say it?
    Also, is the verb "set up" meant to be in the past simple or the present simple?

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    Re: You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a functio

    I don't see how putting a sign on your roof organizes anything.

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    Re: You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a functio

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I don't see how putting a sign on your roof organizes anything.


    By "marquee" I mean this. The tent under which parties are organised.


    https://www.google.co.in/imgres?imgu...act=mrc&uact=8

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    Re: You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a functio

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Tufguy, I meant can you tell us who might say such a sentence and why would they say it?
    Also, is the verb "set up" meant to be in the past simple or the present simple?
    A person whose son or daughter is getting married. At least three or four days or a week Before the day of marriage a few rituals are performed. All the guests arrive at least three or four days before marriage and everyone has fun. So, a marquee has to be set up in order to perform all the rituals and if you are not getting married at a hotel then another marquee is set up for the marriage (for example in a farm house).

    That "set up" was in present tense.

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    Re: You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a functio

    Well, there's a BrE use I didn't know about. In AmE, a "marquee" is the sign on a theater telling you what movie or play is showing.

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