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    someone gets something equal to the weight of someone

    Can we say "someone gets something equal to the weight of someone"? "John got the beer equal to the weight of his wife after winning the pick your wife up and run competition."

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    Re: someone gets something equal to the weight of someone

    Write a sentence or two about what John and his wife had for dinner and where they ate it.
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    Re: someone gets something equal to the weight of someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Did the competitors have to vault over brick walls while bowling between their legs as local residents tried to stop them passing with their wifely burden?
    In the recent contest I imagine Tufguy saw a story about, the husbands have to carry their wives through an Alpine obstacle course (whatever that may be). Part of the prize - I imagine to encourage entries from couples where the wife weighs more than 95 pounds - is the wife's weight in beer.
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    Re: someone gets something equal to the weight of someone

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Write a sentence or two about what John and his wife had for dinner and where they ate it.
    Why would I ask a thing, I already know about? I ask you about the things I am confused about. Even kids can say these things properly (what they ate and where they ate that).
    Last edited by tufguy; 10-Oct-2017 at 08:05.

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    Re: someone gets something equal to the weight of someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    As you seem unprepared to follow advice that may help you improve your English, tufguy, I shall not waste any more of my time trying to think of how we might salvage something from your attempts to describe unnatural situations. I look forward to the free time I shall gain by not coming into your threads.
    Okay, I will try to follow your advice. Sorry for that reply.

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    Re: someone gets something equal to the weight of someone

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Why would I ask a something [no comma] I already know about?
    As you demonstrated above, there are still plenty of basic areas you need to work on. Writing descriptions of complicated situations is hard even for native speakers.
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    Re: someone gets something equal to the weight of someone

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Even kids can say these things properly (what they ate and where they ate that it).
    Well, kids might be able to get it right but unfortunately, you didn't. You have an obsession with the word "that" - you use it a lot, mostly incorrectly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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