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Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2020 03:38 am
For decades now, Mistral has been manufacturing high-quality cooling systems. The brand new 16-inch model is the company’s most recent offering for Singaporeans. The stand fan has great features, including full user control, to allow owners to set it according to their preferences.

Could "offer" replace "offering"? And why?

Thanks!
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hightor
 
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Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2020 04:28 am
@tanguatlay,
Yes, "offer" and "offering" are interchangeable in this sentence. The word "offer" can be used as a noun and as a verb. "The company's most recent offer..." is the noun form. "The company's most recent offering..." uses the verb form as a gerund.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2020 04:38 am
She offered her honour,
He honoured her offer,
And all night long,
He was on her and off her.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2020 05:06 am
@izzythepush,
Thanks, izzythepush.

I don't understand how Mistral is related to your definition.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2020 05:08 am
@tanguatlay,
It’s not a definition, it’s a play on words.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2020 07:01 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

It’s not a definition, it’s a play on words.

Then I will have to stay awake for your answer.Thanks in advance for your time and help.

Where have all the native speakers gone?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2020 07:34 am
@tanguatlay,
Hightor has already given you an answer.

That’s why I quoted a saucy seaside postcard as a bit of light relief.

Maybe someone with a sense f humour will come along and appreciate it.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2020 07:29 pm
@izzythepush,
I appreciated it; however, many on this site say I have no sense of humor. That cannot be true, as I've just endured the Trump Presidential years (feels like decades) and laugh non-stop.


...though it may be latent insanity having surfaced.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 18 Nov, 2020 03:02 am
@Sturgis,
Thank you, I never claimed it was particularly good.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 18 Nov, 2020 10:05 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

Hightor has already given you an answer.

That’s why I quoted a saucy seaside postcard as a bit of light relief.

Maybe someone with a sense f humour will come along and appreciate it.


I laughed!
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