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Are they correct? 1 Your son had better be here. Mine had better be elsewhere. 2 Your son should become a doctor. Mine should become a teacher. 3 I have a pen and a book. The pen is mine and the book is yours. Thanks!
Oct 29, 2018 1:16 PM
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1 is fine, but a little stiff. It is simpler and more powerful to say "Your son had better be here; mine had better not be." 2 is perfect. 3 seems to contradict itself, as if two people both own the same book. "I have a pen and a book here" would be better, 'have' now clearly doesn't refer to ownership.
October 29, 2018
Perfect :D Great sentences. It sounds like two mothers talking
October 29, 2018
hmm.. but to be sure the meaning is correct, what is the situation of no. 1? No. 2: 'should be' is natural, not become. No. 3: to be clear you should say: I have a pen and a book here. :)
October 29, 2018
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