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Joe Kim
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 11:50:27 PM

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1. I wish I could get scratching.
2. I wish I could get a scratch.

Trying to Express the need of scratching from others. Are both sentences correctly convey the meaning?

Also as a reply,
I will give scratching, would this work?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 4:41:20 AM

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Hello Joe Kim.

I think that you may have the wrong word here (or there is a major difference between our society and yours).

If you scratch someone, you hurt them.



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
thar
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 6:05:39 AM

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But you can ask someone to scratch an itch. You don't ask them to scratch you, though.

eg
I have an itch in the middle of my back. I can't reach it. Could you scratch it for me, please?



If there is a simple noun, you don't have to make one by using the participle. You just use the noun.

So
I would love a scratch

I would love a swim

etc

Joe Kim
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 12:37:26 AM

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Thank you.

But can you still make a right/wrong comment for my original sentences?
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