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    "Our skin" or just "skin"

    Hello.

    Can I omit "our" in my sentence?
    "Of course, make up is not good for skin."

    For more context. "She has a lot of cosmetics and facilities to wash it from the face." Or "There are a lot of facilities to wash it from the face."

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    #2

    Re: "Our skin" or just "skin"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Hello.

    Can I omit "our" in my sentence?
    "Of course, makeup is not good for skin."

    Yes. In fact, it's better without our.

    For more context. "She has a lot of cosmetics and facilities for washing it off." Or "There are a lot of facilities to wash it from the face."
    Keep it simple!
    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.

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    #3

    Re: "Our skin" or just "skin"

    Yes, you may omit it, but with the context provided it would sound more natural with "our", especially if you are referring to your gender.

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    Re: "Our skin" or just "skin"

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Keep it simple!
    Can I also say "There are many facilities to wash it off"?

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    Re: "Our skin" or just "skin"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Can I also say "There are many facilities to wash it off"?
    No. That sounds ridiculous. Face-washing "facilities" are bathrooms - more specifically, bathroom sinks and hot water taps. She has a lot of "makeup removal products".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: "Our skin" or just "skin"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No. That sounds ridiculous. Face-washing "facilities" are bathrooms - more specifically, bathroom sinks and hot water taps. She has a lot of "makeup removal products".
    So with the infinitive the meaning is different. Is is the same with other verbs? For example, "It is a cosy place to read." I don't think that's correct. And "It's a cosy place for reading." Or "There are facilities for improving your skills." Speaking about language apps. And "There are facilities to improve your skills." Speaking about language labs.

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    Re: "Our skin" or just "skin"

    When did we move on to anything to do with the infinitive? Your question in post #1 is about omitting "our". If that question has been dealt with to your satisfaction and you now wish to discuss the use of the infinitive, please start a new thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Our skin" or just "skin"

    Asked and answered.

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