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Hi, it's been a while since I last came here and in the meantime I compiled some questions..sorry ^^

1. 'The tickets for the movie are already sold out' OR 'The tickets for the movie have already been sold out'

2. 'They accepted it as being of course'

3. 'For me who am your friend...'

4. 'Spanish is my most difficult subject'

5. 'none of the members was there when I arrived'

6. 'There is said to be plenty of whales near the coast'

I"m sorry about asking so many questions in one go but please help me. Thanx guys ^^
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1. Either is fine.
2. ???
3. OK.
4. Fine.
5. OK.
6. There are said to be ...

There are whales... > There are said to be whales...

CJ
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I submit 2) is/should be:

2. 'They accepted it as (being) a matter of course"
(something easily/self understood)
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1. 'The tickets for the movie are already sold out' OR 'The tickets for the movie have already been sold out'

both are fine

The tickets for the movie have already been sold out usually has something that refers to the present.

I want to watch the movie but the tickets for the movie have already been sold out.

2. 'They accepted it as being of course"

What? I know only these

  • They accepted it as being of worth
  • They accepted it as being feasible


  • but I can't fit your example. Maybe other can help

    of course is not, as far as I know, an adjective, course is a noun

    maybe of course = OK or you meant off course

    3. 'For me who am your friend...'

    'For me who is your friend...' = For me the one who is

    'For me who am your friend...' = For me as I am your friend

    "For you who are" = for persons who are

    "For you who are" = for you as you are

    "For you who is" = for you the one who is

    it is just how distant you want to be normally you-are me-am...

    4. 'Spanish is my most difficult subject'

    OK

    5. 'none of the members was there when I arrived'

    OK as well as "none of the members had been there when I arrived"

    6. 'There is said to be plenty of whales near the coast'

    maybe 'It is said to be plenty of whales near the coast" is better
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