imsak
 
Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2016 04:04 am
Could someone good at English please help check if my sentences below are grammatical and understandable? Which one is, which one is not?

1.How many people do you think can do that kind of work?
2.How many people are there who/that can do that kind of work?
3.How many people are there whose ability is enough to do that kind of work?
4.How many people are there to be able to do that kind of work?
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paulinkorat
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2016 05:25 am
@imsak,
1is correct, 2 is correct 3 ability is good enough to be able to do that work.4 that are able.
imsak
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 05:09 am
@paulinkorat,
Thank you.
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Sage of Main Street
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 03:10 pm
@paulinkorat,

(in reference to #4)
People are not impersonal objects, so we should avoid using "that" for "who."

cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 03:32 pm
@imsak,
How many people are there to do that kind of work?
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 03:38 pm
@Sage of Main Street,
That refers to work, not people.
Sage of Main Street
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jul, 2016 02:19 pm
@roger,
No it doesn't. Since you didn't bother to check what I was referring to, I won't explain why it doesn't. I don't put up with Netwits who jump at Gotchas without thinking.

But you have professional company. Recently a yakker in the media said that Romney getting the 64 electoral votes from the Rust Belt wouldn't make a difference because he lost by 126 votes to Obama. This professional, whom we are told to look up to because of his position, was so stupid he couldn't figure out that what was added to Romney would have been subtracted from Obama, doubling its value.
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