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User Name: Koh Elaine
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Topic: Are the commas optional?
Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 1:38:15 PM
Thanks, tautophile and the plow.
Topic: Are the commas optional?
Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 8:40:10 AM
The firm, ByandCo, announced on the Gallery & Co Facebook page that it will be pulling out after more than four years of operation.

Are the commas optional?

Thanks.
Topic: Which are the correct words?
Posted: Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:20:54 AM
Audiendus wrote:
Koh Elaine wrote:
Smoking and drinking are prohibited.
Smoking or drinking is prohibited.

Which is the correct sentence?

The first one.

Both activities are prohibited. You are not allowed to do either (or both) of them.

Note that "Smoking and drinking is prohibited" would mean that you are allowed to do one or the other, but not both.


Thanks, Audiendus.

"Smoking and drinking IS prohibited".

With " and" in the sentence, can "is" be used instead of "are"?
Topic: Which are the correct words?
Posted: Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:14:38 AM
Kirill Vorobyov wrote:
Audiendus wrote:


Note that "Smoking and drinking is prohibited" would mean that you are allowed to do one or the other, but not both.


Wow, thanks, Audiendus! This is the way it works on Sochi beaches. In theory it is both smoking and drinking that are prohibited. But in practice, if you're just sitting with a bottle of beer, or quietly smoking a cigarette in a corner, they tolerate it. It seems they only care and make a fuss over it if you are drinking and smoking at the same time.

By "they" I mean local police.


Hi KV,
Based on your experience, it would appear that "Smoking or drinking is prohibited" should be the correct sentence if neither smoking nor drinking is allowed by the autorities
Topic: Should the "it" be removed?
Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020 2:09:27 AM
Many thanks, thar and Weasel!_
Topic: Which are the correct words?
Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020 1:58:30 AM
Many thanks,thar and Audiendus!
Topic: Should the "it" be removed?
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:29:20 PM
I would appreciate it very much if you could help me with my mathematics homework.

Should the "it" be removed? If so, what is the reason?

Thanks.
Topic: Which are the correct words?
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:44:33 PM
Smoking and drinking are prohibited.
Smoking or drinking is prohibited.

Which is the correct sentence?

Thanks.
Topic: safe distance or distancing?
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:56:43 AM
Thanks, georgew!
Topic: safe distance or distancing?
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:23:43 PM
Many thanks, Sarrriesfan!