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I won't count it as read Options
Joe Kim
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 1:08:10 PM

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Your kid is reading a bbok.

And ypu say: I won't count it as read.

Is this correct?

You know who I am
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 2:45:23 PM

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Joe Kim wrote:
Your kid is reading a bbok.

And ypu say: I won't count it as read.

Is this correct?



It depends on what you want to say.

From my perspective, it sounded like you meant: I will not consider it as reading.

Maybe because the book which your kid is reading is not a book which needs much effort to be read. If so, the correct would be what I mentioned above:

I will not consider it as reading


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Parpar1836
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 4:53:17 PM
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I don't count that as reading.

I wouldn't count that as reading.

I wouldn't consider that reading.
Romany
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 5:00:46 PM
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Unless you are a very stern parent who rules over the household like a schoolmaster, it's unlikely that you'd use simple present.


It's much more likely we would use Parpar's last two suggestion.
Joe Kim
Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 6:03:47 PM

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Romany wrote:

Unless you are a very stern parent who rules over the household like a schoolmaster, it's unlikely that you'd use simple present.


It's much more likely we would use Parpar's last two suggestion.


Thank you.

Actually, the read was past participle form. If the past form is used, could this still be correct?
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