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Dear Teachers,

1. You just should be prepared for any and every consequence that might come your way.

- "might come your way" here means "might happen to you", right?

2. I think patience will do you good.

- This means "............will bring good things to you", right?

3. You should just forget about her.

- Can I say "forget" intsead of "forget about"?

4. Why don't we add "es" to "fish"? because I think "fish" is a count noun, right?

Thanks very much to Teachers,

Stevenukd.
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The plural fishes is often used in at least two cases.

1. with numerals: There are three fishes on the table.
2. to refer to species: The perch and the pike are fishes.

But people normally say: He used to eat a lot of fish when he was young.
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Hi Cool Breeze,

I'm not sure about BrE, but American usage would not say "There are three fishes on the table" - we would say only "fish." In fact, it's so universal to use only fish, that even if we were talking about the number of species, unless we were scientists, we'd be almost certain to say only fish. "I hear the number of species of fish in this lake is declining due to pollution." However, in the latter example, I wouldn't think it was odd to fishes, I'd just be unlikely to use it. But I would think "three fishes for dinner" was odd.
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Hi,

1. You just should be prepared for any and every consequence that might come your way.

- "might come your way" here means "might happen to you", right? Yes. The idea is they might 'come in your direction'.

2. I think patience will do you good.

- This means "............will bring good things to you", right? Not exactly. If something does you good, it means it helps you. 'This medicine will do you good'. 'Learning to be patient will do you good' (in the sense of 'improve your character').

3. You should just forget about her.

- Can I say "forget" intsead of "forget about"? Yes, in this context.

4. Why don't we add "es" to "fish"? because I think "fish" is a count noun, right? You can add 'es' if you want to. It's an optional spelling for the plural form. But in common usage, we don't.

Best wishes, Clive
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Hi Grammar Geek

Thanks for the info. It's always nice to be updated. What I wrote came from a very old source and I think the British agree with you as well.