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    moving house

    Ben and Tracy are moving house.


    * Is this ok?

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    Re: moving house

    Not in my dialect. We would probably say we’re moving, we're moving our residence to ... or we’re relocating to ...

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    Re: moving house

    It would be:

    Ben and Tracy are moving.

    Ben and Tracy are moving their residence.


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    House is unnecessary!

    Could you please help me with the comment. Thanks!

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    Re: moving house

    Ben and Tracy are moving. OK

    Ben and Tracy are moving their residence to …

    ‘House’ in your original sentence is unnecessary.

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    Re: moving house

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    Ben and Tracy are moving. OK

    Ben and Tracy are moving their residence to …

    ‘House’ in your original sentence is unnecessary.
    Thanks Bh!

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    Smile Re: moving house

    Blouen, BH is right: 'house' is unnecssary, but if included it would still be a perfectly acceptable sentence in English.

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    Re: moving house

    A little more care is needed here.
    A and B are moving is insufficient to give a clear indication of what is 'moving'. When 'house' is added it is absolutely clear.
    So you could raise more questions simply by saying:
    Ben and Tracy are moving. Where? When? What? or even that they are concerned individuals who appear to be moving in their expressions of concern.
    Therefore 'house' is needed.

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