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skiak
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2009 6:26:47 PM
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Hello.

Is it correct to use "How about sb do sth" construct?

For example: "How about we go to the cinema tomorrow?"?

Does this form have any particular name? Or at least is there a rule that says I can (in this case) replace [verb + -ing] with [subject + verb]?

Thanks in advance.
789789
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2009 8:29:49 PM
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Sounds about right.
earthyspirit
Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 1:00:54 PM

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skiak wrote:
Hello.

Is it correct to use "How about sb do sth" construct?
For example: "How about we go to the cinema tomorrow?"?
Does this form have any particular name? Or at least is there a rule that says I can (in this case) replace [verb + -ing] with [subject + verb]?

Thanks in advance.


sb sth?

who what when where why
we about-go tomorrow cinema to-the

how=who -pre-requisite
about we=what -object matter|the be-ings
go to=when -subject matter|the trip itself
the cinema=where -the destination
tomorrow=why -an untrue match -the reason
Jam_Phil
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 4:19:09 PM
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earthyspirit wrote:


sb sth?

who what when where why
we about-go tomorrow cinema to-the

how=who -pre-requisite
about we=what -object matter|the be-ings
go to=when -subject matter|the trip itself
the cinema=where -the destination
tomorrow=why -an untrue match -the reason


What the...?
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 6:23:49 PM

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Jam_Phil wrote:

What the...?


Use the Force, Jam!


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
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