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    #1

    Smile Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

    Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
    Don't count your chickens before they hatch.


    Do both of the above sound right to you? Thanks.


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    #2

    Re: Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

    The usual saying is

    Don't count your chickens before they have hatched.

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    Smile Re: Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The usual saying is

    Don't count your chickens before they have been hatched.
    Thanks, Anglika.

    But don't you think that the passive voice makes more sense?


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    #4

    Re: Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

    No.

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    #5

    Re: Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

    Thanks, Anglika.
    Got it.

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    #6

    Smile Re: Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

    In my opinion, it's right if we use :
    Don't count ur chickens before they are hatched . >-<


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    Re: Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
    Don't count your chickens before they hatch.


    Do both of the above sound right to you? Thanks.
    All are in use, A. Here's a google for you to peruse.

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    Re: Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Anglika.

    But don't you think that the passive voice makes more sense?

    Hi angliholic,
    I know the thread has been resolved (thanks Rk!) but why did you think passive voice makes sense here?
    Fiona

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    Re: Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

    Quote Originally Posted by thanhthanh.esl View Post
    In my opinion, it's right if we use :
    Don't count ur chickens before they are hatched . >-<
    "They are hatched might be fine but "ur" is no word I know!
    F

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