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    #1

    'This is your captain speaking'

    Is there an omition in this sentence (this is your captain who is speaking) or is 'your captain speaking' a noun phrase?
    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: 'This is your captain speaking'

    I think a better way to understand it is like this: The person who is speaking here is your captain.

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    #3

    Re: 'This is your captain speaking'

    Quote Originally Posted by pythonn View Post
    an omition i
    an omission

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    #4

    Re: 'This is your captain speaking'

    Hello pythonn, and welcome to the forum.

    I go along with that.
    Quote Originally Posted by pythonn View Post
    this is your captain who is speaking

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    #5

    Re: 'This is your captain speaking'

    Quote Originally Posted by pythonn View Post
    Is there an omition omission in this sentence or is 'your captain speaking' a noun phrase?

    "This is your captain who is speaking."

    Thanks in advance. Unnecessary. Thank us after we help you, by clicking on the Thank button.
    Quote Originally Posted by pythonn View Post
    Thank you all for your answers. I think I have figured out how to approach this these kind of expressions.

    :) Don't try to make your own emoticons. If you must use one, click on the button and choose one.
    Please note my corrections and comments above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: 'This is your captain speaking'

    I think I have figured out how to approach this these kind of expression.
    See above. "Kind" is singular, so only this is possible. However, native speakers often get it mixed up.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 25-Aug-2019 at 15:51.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: 'This is your captain speaking'

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I go along with that.
    I can too, but it would sound really weird if they actually said it.

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