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    studies,same age

    My sweet and respected teachers,
    1 : ''She's busy with her studies'' correct?
    2 : ''Find a girl of your same age'' correct
    3 : ''She asked me if i'd like to eat anything'' or ''She asked me if you'd like to eat anything'' ?
    4 : ''I'm improving spelling or spellings'' ?
    5 : ''I'll catch any one of those boys'' correct?
    6 : ''What should i use ''singular'' or ''plural'' after ''any''?please explain


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    Thumbs up Re: studies,same age

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    My sweet and respected teachers,
    1 : ''She's busy with her studies''
    2 : ''Find a girl of your same age''
    3 : ''She asked me if I'd like to eat anything'' or ''She asked me if you'd like to eat anything'' (Both are correct. But 'I' refers to you,as the speaker of the sentence, and 'you' to other person).
    4 : ''I'm improving spelling''
    5 : ''I'll catch any of those boys''
    6 : ''What should I use ''singular'' or ''plural'' after ''any''?please explain

    You use plural forms in cases like this because you're referring to one random person within a group (in this case, a group of boys)


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    Re: studies,same age

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    My sweet and respected teachers,
    1 : ''She's busy with her studies'' correct? Yes.
    2 : ''Find a girl of your own age''
    3 : ''She asked me if i'd like to eat anything'' or ''She asked me if you'd like to eat anything'' ? Both are correct.
    4 : ''I'm improving my spelling' ?
    5 : ''I'll catch any one of those boys'' correct? I don't understand this one.
    6 : ''What should I use: ''singular'' or ''plural'' after ''any''? Please explain. It depends on what you're trying to say. Any one of them is dangerous. Any three of them are dangerous.


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    Re: studies,same age

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    My sweet and respected teachers,
    1 : ''She's busy with her studies'' correct?
    2 : ''Find a girl of your same age'' correct
    3 : ''She asked me if I'd like to eat anything'' or ''She asked me if you'd like to eat anything'' ?
    4 : ''I'm improving at spelling or spellings'' ?
    5 : ''I'll catch any one of those boys'' correct? In the right context, yes.
    6 : ''What should i use ''singular'' or ''plural'' after ''any''?please explain


    Note: I'd be happy if only selected teachers <moderatotrs> correct my sentences.
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