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    #1

    Post pronoun

    Are the following sentences correct?

    She opened the box.

    She opened the boxes.


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    Re: pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    Are the following sentences correct?

    She opened the box.

    She opened the boxes.
    Yes, they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Yes, they are.
    what does this rule imply?

    Number is a characteristic of nouns, pronouns, and verbs. If a noun or pronoun refers to one person, thing, or idea, it is singular in number. If it refers to more than one, it is plural in number. Most English nouns end in s or es in their plural form.

    Singular: The girl opened the box.


    Plural: The girls opened the boxes.

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    #4

    Re: pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    what does this rule imply?

    Number is a characteristic of nouns, pronouns, and verbs. If a noun or pronoun refers to one person, thing, or idea, it is singular in number. If it refers to more than one, it is plural in number. Most English nouns end in s or es in their plural form.

    Singular: The girl opened the box.
    The girl opened the box. correct
    The girl opened the boxes. correct

    Plural: The girls opened the boxes.

    The girls opened the box. correct
    The girls opened the boxes. correct

    Hi mamen,

    You (as a singular) can eat one banana or two bananas or more.
    You (as a plural to address more than one person) can also eat one banana or two bananas or more.

    He carries a book. correct
    He carries books. correct

    We love our child. correct
    We love our children. correct
    Last edited by sash2008; 12-Jun-2009 at 18:50.

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