Which is correct? Urgently need that.

by Vasary
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In a city, there IS noise, dust or traffic jams, that ISN't in a village

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In a city, there ARE noise, dust or traffic jams, that AREN't in a village.

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Tell me how it should be.
  • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
    Originally Posted by Vasary View Post

    In a city, there IS noise, dust or traffic jams, that ISN't in a village

    or

    In a city, there ARE noise, dust or traffic jams, that AREN't in a village.


    In a city, there are noises, dust, and traffic jams that aren't in a village.

    I would write it this way, but isn't there more dust in villages?


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    • Profile picture of the author Vasary
      Thank you very much Tara.

      It's for my English homework, so I don't care much where dust is and where isn't.
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        Originally Posted by Vasary View Post

        Thank you very much Tara.

        It's for my English homework, so I don't care much where dust is and where isn't.
        Middle school?
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        • Profile picture of the author Vasary
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          Middle school?
          High School. And as I'm not from English speaking country this is kinda hard for me. I try to improve it as much as I can but you know...sometimes I need help from you guys.
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          • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
            Originally Posted by yukon View Post

            Middle school?
            Originally Posted by Vasary View Post

            High School. And as I'm not from English speaking country this is kinda hard for me. I try to improve it as much as I can but you know...sometimes I need help from you guys.
            lol... Yukon, you meanie.

            Think he knows why he got banned?
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            • Profile picture of the author Vasary
              Originally Posted by yukon View Post

              Middle school?
              Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

              lol... Yukon, you meanie.

              Think he knows why he got banned?
              I have to disappoint you guys. But I'M BACK!
              I did read it quickly and thought middle school and high school is the same... We don't even have middle schools in Czech Republic.
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                Originally Posted by Vasary View Post

                I have to disappoint you guys. But I'M BACK!
                I did read it quickly and thought middle school and high school is the same... We don't even have middle schools in Czech Republic.
                So what grade are you in?
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                • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
                  Originally Posted by Vasary View Post

                  I have to disappoint you guys. But I'M BACK!
                  I did read it quickly and thought middle school and high school is the same... We don't even have middle schools in Czech Republic.
                  Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

                  So what grade are you in?
                  Careful now, she's a hunting wabbits
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                  Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

                  So what grade are you in?
                  3rd grade in high school.
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              Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

              lol... Yukon, you meanie.

              Think he knows why he got banned?


              I just ask a question. I figured it wasn't college level considering the OP question.

              If OP got banned it didn't have anything to do with me.
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Originally Posted by Vasary View Post

        Thank you very much Tara.

        It's for my English homework, so I don't care much where dust is and where isn't.
        I'll give you a quick Latin lesson. Terra is Latin for earth and so is my name.


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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          I try to improve it as much as I can but you know...sometimes I need help from you guys.
          I think it's good you are trying to improve. Here's a tip: don't ever use the word "advices". It's a very common error - the word "advice" is both singular and plural.
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    • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
      Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

      In a city, there are noises, dust, and traffic jams that aren't in a village.

      I would write it this way, but isn't there more dust in villages?


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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

      In a city, there are noises, dust, and traffic jams that aren't in a village.

      I would write it this way, but isn't there more dust in villages?


      Terra
      Thank you. I am relieved to see the literary comma. There are a lot of cognitive linguistic reasons a comma should always be added before the "and" in a series and the omission drives me more crazy than any other mistake in grammar.

      This, incidentally, is how I would have written it as well.

      You can always tell a woman from University of Michigan...........you just can't tell us much. *smiling as she waits for comments from the Ohio peanut gallery*
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      • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
        Originally Posted by Vasary View Post

        3rd grade in high school.
        Just to let you know, I don't personally agree with the rule, but they're pretty strict about not allowing anyone under 18 here.

        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        I am relieved to see the literary comma. There are a lot of cognitive linguistic reasons a comma should always be added before the "and" in a series and the omission drives me more crazy than any other mistake in grammar.
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    Originally Posted by Vasary View Post

    In a city, there IS noise, dust or traffic jams, that ISN't in a village

    or

    In a city, there ARE noise, dust or traffic jams, that AREN't in a village.

    or

    Tell me how it should be.
    The first one is correct.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      The first one is correct.
      Nope - there's a singular/plural incongruency in the series that invalidates the verb usage.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        I don't personally agree with the rule
        The rule came about under the previous owner because we had 12-13 yr olds signing up and trying to sell things here.
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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
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          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          The rule came about under the previous owner because we had 12-13 yr olds signing up and trying to sell things here.
          I'm sure they made new profiles & kept on selling.
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          • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            The rule came about under the previous owner because we had 12-13 yr olds signing up and trying to sell things here.
            Understood and respected, although I still don't agree with their decision. If they can figure out how to collect the money, and they deliver on their claims, why make a distinction? (Yes, I know it was done for legal reasons; I get that.)

            Maybe I'm biased because I started when I was 11.

            Originally Posted by yukon View Post

            I'm sure they made new profiles & kept on selling.
            Of course. The smart ones learned to keep their mouths shut the second time. "Don't ask; don't tell."
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    first one i guess
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