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    Check the sentence, please

    HEy,

    can we say this:

    'Our team is playing a very good hockey' meaning they are playing quite well at this part of the season?

    and

    'Our team is putting on a very good performance.'

    If wrong or unnatural, could you rephrase them to make them natural, please?

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    Re: Check the sentence, please

    Quote Originally Posted by Waawe View Post
    HEy,

    can we say this:

    'Our team is playing a very good hockey' meaning they are playing quite well at this part of the season?

    and

    'Our team is putting on a very good performance.'

    If wrong or unnatural, could you rephrase them to make them natural, please?

    Thanks.

    Waawe
    I am ok with the first one as I have often read that sentence in the newspaper.

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    #3

    Re: Check the sentence, please

    'Our team is playing (a) very good hockey' meaning they are playing quite well at this part of the season?

    Delete the indefinite article, it isn't necessary or correct. The second sentence is fine.

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    #4

    Re: Check the sentence, please

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'Our team is playing (a) very good hockey' meaning they are playing quite well at this part of the season?

    Delete the indefinite article, it isn't necessary or correct. The second sentence is fine.
    Is there a way to replace putting on, anyway?

    Thanks

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    #5

    Re: Check the sentence, please

    You could say 'Our team is performing very well at the moment.'
    'Putting on a very good performance.' is a good sentence, especially if talking about a game in progress.

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    Re: Check the sentence, please

    what about total runs as in cricket? We say our team has put up a very good total or put on a very...?

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    Re: Check the sentence, please

    We would usually say 'put up a very good total.'

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    Re: Check the sentence, please

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    We would usually say 'put up a very good total.'
    Thanks but here, you didnt say to delete the article a whereas in a very good hockey , you said that a wasnt required. Why is ths so?

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    Re: Check the sentence, please

    Because 'hockey' is uncountable.

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