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You can do an elastic that has buttons. Options
bihunsedap
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:11:01 PM

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The school uniform pants are a little loose.

I suggested to the teacher.

"You can do an elastic that has buttons."

"You can do an elastic with buttons." (as image above)

Do they sound natural?

pjharvey
Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 6:18:06 AM
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No, they don't.
You could say "You could use elastics with buttons", but, as this is a suggestion you want to make, better use a different form, such as "Why don't you use elastics with buttons?".
But do elastics with buttons exist? I have never seen any. The one in the picture looks rather home-made.
Then I'd say "Why don't you have buttons sewn onto the elastics"?.
bihunsedap
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:39:35 PM

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pjharvey wrote:
No, they don't.
You could say "You could use elastics with buttons", but, as this is a suggestion you want to make, better use a different form, such as "Why don't you use elastics with buttons?".
But do elastics with buttons exist? I have never seen any. The one in the picture looks rather home-made.
Then I'd say "Why don't you have buttons sewn onto the elastics"?.


Thanks.
georgew
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:30:44 PM
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bihunsedap wrote:


The school uniform pants are a little loose.

I suggested to the teacher.

"You can do an elastic that has buttons."

"You can do an elastic with buttons." (as image above)

Do they sound natural?



Yes, they sound natural. That's an example of extremely casual use of the word "do" nowadays.
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