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grammatical help!!!

 
 
Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2014 12:15 pm
Is the sentence "A tiara is for the ones who are beautiful" grammatically correct? Please support your answer with a valid reason.
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fresco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2014 02:07 pm
@Aastha Rajan,
Yes, it is correct. The "reason" is that I am a native speaker of English. Smile
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2014 02:38 pm
@fresco,
I am not a native speaker, but I agree with fresco: your sentence is correct Smile
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2014 05:00 pm
A tiara is for the one who is beautiful"

Tiaras are for the ones who are beautiful"
DNA Thumbs drive
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2014 05:19 pm
@PUNKEY,
There are other ways to write the sentence, but the grammar in the sentence is correct, though there might be a comma after tiara. It would also help to have the sentence in context of a paragraph.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2014 05:24 pm
@DNA Thumbs drive,
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...though there might be a comma after tiara
DNA, I puzzle a bit over this
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DNA Thumbs drive
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2014 05:42 pm
@DNA Thumbs drive,
Well I said that I might put a comma after Tiara, to include a rational pause. However a sentence can change meaning, or be nonsensical, if it is taken out of the paragraph to which is part of, this is what context means. Why would you be puzzling over me? am I important to you for some reason?

I also ask my wife, who is a professional business editor. She said that she would write the sentence different, which does not make it grammatically wrong however.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 02:37 am
@DNA Thumbs drive,
DNA Thumbs drive wrote:
She said that she would write the sentence different, which does not make it grammatically wrong however.


Although it does make the above such.
McTag
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 03:44 am
@Aastha Rajan,

Quote:
Is the sentence "A tiara is for the ones who are beautiful" grammatically correct? Please support your answer with a valid reason.


It is a strange sentence.
Try
Tiaras are for the beautiful.
A tiara is meant only to be worn by a beautiful woman.
A tiara should only be worn by .....

or similar construction.
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DNA Thumbs drive
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 05:19 am
@izzythepush,
Please elaborate.....?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 06:06 am
@DNA Thumbs drive,
Write is a verb so it needs an adverb not an adjective. "She would write the sentence differently" Or you could say "she would write a different sentence."
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 11:42 am
@DNA Thumbs drive,
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to include a rational pause
Yes, no, sorry DNA, but not to me

Quote:
this is what context means
Yes of course DNA, no q whatever

Quote:
Why would you be puzzling over me?
Puzzling over comma

Quote:
am I important to you
To be sure

Quote:
I also ask my wife
Mine is much smarter than me
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contrex
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 02:16 pm
@DNA Thumbs drive,
DNA Thumbs drive wrote:
though there might be a comma after tiara

NO!!!
contrex
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 02:18 pm
@DNA Thumbs drive,
DNA Thumbs drive wrote:
Well I said that I might put a comma after Tiara, to include a rational pause.

Pauses when reading aloud are an unreliable guide to punctuation.
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timur
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 02:23 pm
@contrex,
DNA dumb driver is going through his rite of passage:

in another thread, Dumb driver wrote:
is a right of passage.


And this guy is teaching English to ESLs? Rolling Eyes
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fresco
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 06:25 pm
Why is there so much rubbish written on these EFL threads ?

The OP asked if the original sentence was GRAMMATICAL which it is!

compare...
A tie (sing)is required by men (plural) who wish to dine at this restaurant.

Of course stylistic alternatives can be suggested, but the grammaticality of the original to a native speaker is not in doubt.
Miss L Toad
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2014 09:00 pm
@fresco,
Quote:
Why is there so much rubbish written on these EFL threads ?


"A tie is required by men who wish to dine at this restaurant."

Therefore a group of men need to have at least one tie between them.

What of:

A tie is required to be worn (around the neck of a shirt with a collar) by all men who wish to dine at this restaurant. (Anyone without long pants will be looked upon ... )

Or :

Ties must be worn by men who wish to dine at this restaurant.
fresco
 
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Reply Tue 9 Dec, 2014 01:54 am
@Miss L Toad,
A good smacking is recommended for those who waffle on EFL threads.
Miss L Toad
 
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Reply Tue 9 Dec, 2014 02:04 am
@fresco,
Allow me two whacks lyrical.

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