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    Heads and tails

    Whenever John and Will tossed a coin to make a decision John always won because he got what he called for. If he called for heads so heads came and if he called for tales tales came because he used coins that had heads or tales on both sides because these were made by him by sticking two coins together.

    Sorry for repeated words but I am confused about what is the correct way of writing those sentences when they are related to "heads" and "tails".

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    Re: Heads and tails

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Whenever John and Will tossed a coin to make a decision about something, John always won because he got what he called. for. If he called for heads, so heads came up, and if he called for tails, tails came up. That was because he cheated and used coins that had heads or tails on both sides. because these were made by him He did that by sticking two coins together.
    What did you learn from my corrections?
    Last edited by teechar; 28-Jun-2019 at 09:07. Reason: thanks Piscean and ems

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    Re: Heads and tails

    Couldn't you just cut most out:

    Whenever John and Will tossed a coin to make a decision, John won because he cheated by sticking two coins together.

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    Re: Heads and tails

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    he called for tales tales came because he used coins that had heads or tales
    !
    Last edited by Piscean; 27-Jun-2019 at 20:39.

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    #5

    Re: Heads and tails

    Tufguy, try Googling "heads or tales" - I'm sure you will see very quickly that you've made a mistake.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Heads and tails

    Well done ems and Piscean! I don't know how I missed that one.
    tufguy, I'm 99.9% sure now that you're pulling our legs most of the time. I don't know about the other moderators, but I am going to seriously look at any of your future posts/threads and only approve ones that describe realistic scenarios.
    Last edited by teechar; 28-Jun-2019 at 08:08.

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    #7

    Re: Heads and tails

    Piscean and I seem to have spotted it at about the same time. I think I missed it to start with because it's spelt correctly in the thread title, making the error in the post even more preposterous.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Heads and tails

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Well done ems and Piscean! I don't know how I missed that one.
    tufguy, I'm 99.9% sure now that you're pulling our legs most of the time. I don't know about the other moderators, but I am going to seriously look at any of your future posts/threads and only approve ones that describe realistic scenarios.
    Why would I do that? I didn't know that. First letter had to be capitalized. Am I correct? Like Heads and Tails. I wrote it correctly on title because I thought you would ask me why didn't I capitalize the first word. I wrote this scenario because I didn't know whether "come up" or "called for" were the correct words or not for this scenario. I am sure this must have cleared the doubt of a lot of people.

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    Re: Heads and tails

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Why would I do that?
    You've been doing it for years. From now on, I will only approve posts that describe realistic scenarios. Anything else, I will delete.

    1- It's "tails", not "tales".
    2- There are no coins that have the same two sides! Your sentence implies there are.

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