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    even if

    what's the correct one
    what's the diff

    even if i did like watermelons wouldn't spend a million dollar to buy it
    even if i do like watermelons i wouldn't spend a million dollar to buy it

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    Re: even if

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    what's the correct one
    what's the diff

    Even if i did like watermelon(s) I would rather not spend a million dollars to buy one/them
    Even if i do like watermelon(s) I won't spend a million dollars to buy one/them
    Is that better
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    Last edited by curmudgeon; 08-Jan-2007 at 02:55.

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    Re: even if

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
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    A million dollars, not dollar.

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    Re: even if

    Just testing!


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    Re: even if

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    what's the correct one
    what's the diff
    even if i did like watermelons wouldn't spend a million dollar to buy it
    even if i do like watermelons i wouldn't spend a million dollar to buy it
    This is a common mistake for ESLs, using the specific referent pronoun 'it' to refer to a general referent item. Using 'it' leads to the notion/meaning that there is a specific watermelon in mind.

    Watermelons in general would get the 'general referent 'one' treatment as illustrated by Curmudgeon.

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    Re: even if

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Just testing!
    TTFN!

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