For an explanation of a facility in a hotel room, which of the following sounds natural? 1)A kitchenette is available for cooking a simple dish. 2)A kitchenette is available for cooking simple dishes. 3)A kitchenette is provided for cooking a simple ...
moguwai007which of the following sounds natural?I'd go with #4.
"A simple dish" in the singular stresses how limited it is.
"Available" sometimes suggests that you must pay extra for it.
(At least the current automotive ads describe the juicy options as "with available [special feature].")
|Clive In my experience, the word 'dish' is not at all as common as 'food' or 'meals'.|
eg A kitchenette is available for cooking simple food / simple meals.
eg A kitchenette is available for simple meals.
|Mister Micawber 1.I saw a lot of beautiful scenery from the airplane.|
2. The noise and shaking of the engines is very exciting.
3. I would like to be a pilot, not just a passenger.
|goronsky Not 'Noise and shaking are'? 'Noise' and 'shaking' can be considered a singular entity here? I agree that 'is' sounds better, though. |
|Mister Micawber |
AnonymousIs it possible to write theseOnly the last seems to me to be a reasonable choice.
Would you use parentheses, instead of semicolons, in these? Again, I think number one looks better and cleaner. Your thoughts? And would you omit the serial comma as I did? 1. Attending the birthday party were Beth Ann (9), Garry (6) and Hector (5). 2. Atte ...
|Mister Micawber |
SquareCould you check if I understand the...Yes, those all seem to be reasonable examples. ...
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