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    Does anything break?

    Hi again,

    Are there any mistakes in the following two texts?

    1) I got up later than usual on Saturday morning. After breakfast I went over to my granny’s house and spent some time playing with my cousins there. On Saturday, we all cousins gather at my granny’s place and have fun.

    2) The rest of the afternoon I helped my father washing the car.

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    Re: Does anything break?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Nutty View Post
    Hi again,

    Are there any mistakes in the following two texts?

    1) I got up later than usual on Saturday morning. After breakfast I went over to my granny’s house and spent some time playing with my cousins there. On Saturday, we all cousins gather at my granny’s place and have fun.

    all the cousins/all of us/we all

    Apart from that, it is fine.

    2) The rest of the afternoon I helped my father washing the car. OR "wash the car".

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    Re: Does anything break?

    AnglikaRe: Does anything break?
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mister Nutty
    Hi again,

    Are there any mistakes in the following two texts?

    1) I got up later than usual on Saturday morning. After breakfast I went over to my granny’s house and spent some time playing with my cousins there. On Saturday, we all cousins gather at my granny’s place and have fun.

    all the cousins/all of us/we all




    I. Can the sentence be changed like this:
    On Saturday, we all the cousins gathered at my granny's place and had fun.

    II. Why is "we all cousins " wrong? and why must put "the" before the plural word "cousins"?

    Please.


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    Re: Does anything break?

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    AnglikaRe: Does anything break?
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mister Nutty
    Hi again,

    Are there any mistakes in the following two texts?

    1) I got up later than usual on Saturday morning. After breakfast I went over to my granny’s house and spent some time playing with my cousins there. On Saturday, we all cousins gather at my granny’s place and have fun.

    all the cousins/all of us/we all




    I. Can the sentence be changed like this:
    On Saturday, we all the cousins gathered at my granny's place and had fun. No

    II. Why is "we all cousins " wrong? and why must put "the" before the plural word "cousins"? It is a tautology - the unnecessary use of two words to express one meaning.

    You use "all the cousins" as you are referring to a specific group. In this paragraph, the cousins have already been mentioned.

    You could say "we cousins".

    Please.
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    Re: Does anything break?

    Tu, Angel

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