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Am I correct? 1 I can say: a Is this thing a pen? but I can't say: b Are these people my friends? c Are those things my pens? d Are these people mine? e Are those things mine? f Are those things some pens? g Are those things pens? , can I? 2. I should say "These are some pens" more than "These are pens", shouldn't I? 3. Can I say: - The man here/upthere/ overtherr is my friend. - The doctors here/upthere/ overtherr are my friends.
Aug 9, 2018 10:04 AM
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1 I can say: a Is this thing a pen? - Yes, you can. (You would say this if you are surprised about how it looks.) but I can't say: b Are these people my friends? (This sounds sarcastic, normally you won't say this often.) c Are those things my pens? (It feels like someone took your pens without permission.) d Are these people mine? (Very rare, only leaders would say something like this.) e Are those things mine? (It feels like someone took these things from you.) f Are those things some pens? (Unnatural, nobody says this.) g Are those things pens? (Wondering what those things are.) , can I? 2. I should say "These are some pens" more than "These are pens", shouldn't I? - You can use both of them, they're pretty much the same. The first one is only a little more casual. 3. Can I say: - The man here/up there/ over there is my friend. - Yes, you can. - The doctors here/up there/ over there are my friends. - Yes, you can. Although you won't say 'up there' often.
August 9, 2018
a-Is this a pen? There is no need to write things since you are pointing to it. but I can't say: b-Are these people my friends? -Correct c-Are those my pens? There is no need to write things. d-Are these people my friends? -Mine is used to talk about possession so we don't own people so you have to use a possessive adjective. e- Are those things mine? -Correct f- Are those things some pens? -Correct g Are those things pens? -Correct , can I? -both are correct. 2. I should say "These are some pens" more than "These are pens", shouldn't I? -bothe are correct. 3. Can I say: - The man here/upthere/ overtherr is my friend. -Correct - The doctors here/upthere/ overtherr are my friends -Correct
August 9, 2018
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