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    Question Which is correct?

    Which is correct please?
    1. Something which/that we hear is a sound/sounds.
    2. When we shout, we make a high sound/high sounds.
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    Re: Which is correct?

    I think:

    1. Something that we hear is a sound.

    2. When we shout, we make a high sound.

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    Question Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by lo2 View Post
    I think:

    1. Something that we hear is a sound.

    2. When we shout, we make a high sound.
    Let's see what native speakers will comment on this. Personally I think you are right.
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    Smile Re: Which is correct?

    Dawood: In my opinion lo2 has it spot on, however when we shout we make loud sounds, not high sounds.

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    Post Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    Dawood: In my opinion lo2 has it spot on, however when we shout we make loud sounds, not high sounds.
    1. And how about when we whisper? Do we make low sounds or soft sounds when we whisper?
    2. Why are you using plural form 'sounds'?
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    Last edited by Dawood Usmani; 03-Mar-2008 at 13:16.

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    Smile Re: Which is correct?

    As in the other Thread Dawood, sound and sounds at times can be interchangeable; I used 'sounds' because that was one of the options you originally gave in your examples. For whispering: we make 'soft sounds', or 'make a soft sound'.

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    Question Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    As in the other Thread Dawood, sound and sounds at times can be interchangeable; I used 'sounds' because that was one of the options you originally gave in your examples. For whispering: we make 'soft sounds', or 'make a soft sound'.
    Thank you very much for your help.
    Now I can write both "a sound" and "sounds" with no difference in meaning. Am I right?
    Here are my sentences:
    1. When we shout, we make a loud sound.
    2. When we whisper, we make a soft sound.
    I hope I've made no mistake this time. Have I?
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    Smile Re: Which is correct?

    Absolutely perfect!

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    Question Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    Absolutely perfect!

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