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Forum: Grammar December 19, 2011, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Rusty
I agree with the first part, but would prefer to...

I agree with the first part, but would prefer to use sentence (1) (without the stuff after the comma, by the way).

The passive voice is one thing. La 'voz pasiva refleja' es otra.
The passive...
Forum: Grammar December 19, 2011, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Rusty
"Many stars can be seen" is a 'passive'...

"Many stars can be seen" is a 'passive' translation, and I agree that the plural should be used, because 'stars' is plural.

The English sentence "One can see many stars" is written using the...
Forum: Grammar December 19, 2011, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Rusty
You can use the plural pronouns ‘they’,...

You can use the plural pronouns ‘they’, ‘them’, ‘their’ etc., despite the fact that, technically, they are referring back to a singular noun:
If your child is thinking about a gap year,...
Forum: Grammar December 19, 2011, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Rusty
(D) is a very popular, and correct, choice in...

(D) is a very popular, and correct, choice in America, but since you used 'his' in your sentence, (B) would be better. (C) was used 30 years ago by those who didn't like the standard use of 'he' to...
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