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grammar question
« on: August 22, 2004, 04:27:01 PM »
ok check this out, i could be a total idiot, but tell me the answer to this

"Mike was on the ground, John picked up his suitcase."


whos suitcase did john pick up, Mikes or his own???

is this a flaw in the english language.
 

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Re: grammar question
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2004, 05:55:18 PM »
I'm guessing that John's picked up Mike's suitcase.
 

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Re: grammar question
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2004, 06:30:29 PM »
or john picked up HIS suitcase... wats the dif, to me, it could be either or
 

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Re: grammar question
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2004, 06:35:51 PM »
ok check this out, i could be a total idiot
Oh, you are. ;D

 

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Re: grammar question
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2004, 06:38:27 PM »
ok check this out, i could be a total idiot, but tell me the answer to this

"Mike was on the ground, John picked up his suitcase."


whos suitcase did john pick up, Mikes or his own???

is this a flaw in the english language.

its a possesion error

it is supposed to be determined buy preceding or following sentences

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Re: grammar question
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2004, 07:31:54 PM »
ok check this out, i could be a total idiot, but tell me the answer to this

"Mike was on the ground, John picked up his suitcase."


whos suitcase did john pick up, Mikes or his own???

is this a flaw in the english language.

its a possesion error

it is supposed to be determined buy preceding or following sentences
who buy what?
 

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Re: grammar question
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2004, 07:32:16 PM »
 

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Re: grammar question
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2004, 09:32:18 PM »
ok check this out, i could be a total idiot, but tell me the answer to this

"Mike was on the ground, John picked up his suitcase."


whos suitcase did john pick up, Mikes or his own???

is this a flaw in the english language.

its a possesion error

it is supposed to be determined buy preceding or following sentences
who buy what?


sorry I meant by

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Re: grammar question
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2004, 09:34:59 PM »
John picked up Mike's suitcase.
 

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Re: grammar question
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2004, 03:03:33 AM »
there's no way of telloing who the possessive pronoun is related to. hence it could be either person's suitcase
 

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Re: grammar question
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2004, 03:18:27 AM »

because of the comma. john picked up mikes suitcase.

 

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Re: grammar question
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2004, 12:19:50 PM »
yo
I Was at the playground too, And I saw it all happening
John picked up mike's suitcase
I asked him his name he said he was john, and he was picking up mike suitcase
Pretty coincidence I saw this happenin and u talk about huh?

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Re: grammar question
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2004, 12:47:40 PM »

because of the comma. john picked up mikes suitcase.


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Re: grammar question
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2004, 02:31:16 PM »

because of the comma. john picked up mikes suitcase.