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Reiko07
Posted: Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:24:43 AM

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(1) One of my Japanese-English dictionaries has "show a great contempt for" as a sample phrase in it, but I don't know whether the "a" before "great" is mandatory.

(2) One of my Japanese-English dictionaries contains "show a great contempt for" as a sample phrase in it, but I don't know whether the "a" before "great" is mandatory.

Could someone please rephrase these sentences into correct and natural ones?

FounDit
Posted: Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:07:14 AM

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Reiko07 wrote:
(1) One of my Japanese-English dictionaries has "show a great contempt for" as a sample phrase in it, but I don't know whether the "a" before "great" is mandatory.

(2) One of my Japanese-English dictionaries contains "show a great contempt for" as a sample phrase in it, but I don't know whether the "a" before "great" is mandatory.

Could someone please rephrase these sentences into correct and natural ones?



Both seem fine to me, though "has" is a bit more informal than "contains".

A rephrasing would only move the "sample phrase" part. For example:

One of my Japanese-English dictionaries has/contains the sample phrase, "show a great contempt for", but I don't know whether the "a" before "great" is mandatory.
Reiko07
Posted: Sunday, May 2, 2021 5:07:16 PM

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Thanks, FounDit.

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