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    Default Re: Gizmos grammar thread.

    I used to think every problem in english education in Japan came from how it's taught in junior high school. Then I taught at jhs. Now I know it's their fault.

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    I feel pretty dumb about this one but:

    This is a book whose author is unknown
    This is a girl whose hair is brown.
    This is a house whose roof is red.

    Why are the first two acceptable but not the third? I know it's something about being a possessive relative pronoun but I can't think how to explain it.

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    Default Re: Gizmos grammar thread.

    No, there's nothing wrong with third, except we would prefer to say "with the red roof" because we want to compress into modifiers rather than subordinate sentences.
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    Seriously? It sounds incredibly wrong. I usually don't go by that kind of argument but in this case... My gorge rises at it!

    I can't find any online using two objects, except for in Japanese language explanations. It's always a person or animal of some sort.

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    We have no other possessive tool for that, but I can totally understand if you've programmed yourself out of doing it.
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    Organising anything with ALTs is like herding cats on catnip

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonath View Post
    We Jeeperneez are express all emotion through money. Wedding is happy money. Funeral is sad money. Izakaya is friendship money. Girl-bar is almost-sex money. But babby-borning is bery happy money, as no babby in Japan. All babby is special so we is givings much money as presento for babby.

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    Yeah I suppose it makes sense considering I couldn't think of a reason why. God knows why they feel they have to test on this stuff.

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