Doughie Hamilton

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    Re: Doughie Hamilton

    Is there a bunch of english teachers on here,i no what he meant

     

    Corrected:

    Is there a bunch of English teachers on here?  I know what he meant.

     
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    Re: Doughie Hamilton

    In response to red75's comment:

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

    The subject there is "bunch".

     I think NAS is correct. The initrial subject is bunch. "Teachers" simply modifies the initial subject.

     




    OK, then.

    Which of the following sentences is correct:

    1. A bunch of monkeys is here?

    2. A bunch of monkeys are here?

     

     
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    Re: Doughie Hamilton

    There is a bunch of bananas on the counter.

    There are bunches of bananas on the boat.

     
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    OK, then.

    Which of the following sentences is correct:

    1. A bunch of monkeys is here?

    2. A bunch of monkeys are here?

     



    A bunch is here.

     

     
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    In response to red75's comment:

    There is a bunch of bananas on the counter.

    There are bunches of bananas on that boat.




    What about the monkeys?

     

     

     
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    There is a bunch of bananas on the counter.

    There are bunches of bananas on that boat.

     




    What about the monkeys?

     

     

     



    Keep reading.  They've been posting all day.

     
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    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

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    OK, then.

    Which of the following sentences is correct:

    1. A bunch of monkeys is here?

    2. A bunch of monkeys are here?

     
    A bunch is here.

     




    NAS says IS.  Anyone else?

     
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    In response to Don-Bruino's comment:

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    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

    The subject there is "bunch".

     I think NAS is correct. The initrial subject is bunch. "Teachers" simply modifies the initial subject.

     

     




     

    OK, then.

    Which of the following sentences is correct:

    1. A bunch of monkeys is here?

    2. A bunch of monkeys are here?

     




    Because of where you've located the modifier, bunch is no longer the subject. Monkeys is the subject.

     
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    Re: Doughie Hamilton

    So the answer to the original question is ... yes, there are a bunch of English teachers on here.

     

     
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    Because of where you've located the modifier, bunch is no longer the subject. Monkeys is the subject.



    Incorrect.  The subject is still "bunch".  The prepositional phrase "of monkeys" is not the subject.

     
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    In response to red75's comment:

    In response to Don-Bruino's comment:

     

    In response to red75's comment:

     

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

    The subject there is "bunch".

     I think NAS is correct. The initrial subject is bunch. "Teachers" simply modifies the initial subject.

     

     




     

    OK, then.

    Which of the following sentences is correct:

    1. A bunch of monkeys is here?

    2. A bunch of monkeys are here?

     Because of where you've located the modifier, bunch is no longer the subject. Monkeys is the subject.

     




    Wait a minute. The modifier is still after the subject.

    A bunch of English Teachers. A bunch of Monkeys. Same location.

     
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    Re: Doughie Hamilton

    There was a thread a few weeks back that was called the worst in a long time. 

    This thread about English lessons that involves monkeys has me thinking otherwise.

     
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    There was a thread a few weeks back that was called the worst in a long time. 

    This thread about English lessons that involves monkeys has me thinking otherwise.




    English teachers, bananas and monkeys; is there a better way to lead up to a Bruins game?

     
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    Re: Doughie Hamilton

    In response to Don-Bruino's comment:

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    There was a thread a few weeks back that was called the worst in a long time. 

    This thread about English lessons that involves monkeys has me thinking otherwise.

     




    English teachers, bananas and monkeys; is there a better way to lead up to a Bruins game?

     



    Well, not really.............makes me want to watch a King Kong movie.

     
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    In response to Don-Bruino's comment:

     

    In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:

     

    There was a thread a few weeks back that was called the worst in a long time. 

    This thread about English lessons that involves monkeys has me thinking otherwise.

     

    English teachers, bananas and monkeys; is there a better way to lead up to a Bruins game?

     

     

     

    My mistake, should be:

    English teachers, bananas and monkeys; are there better ways to lead up to a Bruins game?

    No. No. Now I'm confused.

     
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    Re: Doughie Hamilton

    best. thread. ever.

     

    Correct me if each word should be capitalized

     
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    What the hell are going on here?

     
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    Re: Doughie Hamilton

    So, to wit...and to chase the monkey tail(tale) around and around..

     

       A bunch of monkeys thinking collectively as a unit is here..

     

       A bunch of monkeys with respectively, individual ideas are here?!!?

     
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    Re: Doughie Hamilton

    Is this what they mean when they say Boston sports fans are intelligent? Wait. Is "ARE" modifying Boston or sports, or fans? Whatever...
    LET'S GO BRUINS!!!!

     
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    Re: Doughie Hamilton

    In response to ipotnyc's comment:

    We would treat bunch as a collective noun, just as we do committee, family, and jury.  

    When the monkeys within the group act as a singular unit or entity, the appropriate verb is singular; when they do not but act as individuals, the appropriate verb is plural.

    By their very nature, collective nouns may go either way grammatically; therefore, the deciding factor is sense.  

     (paraphrased from my usage notes....)

    As for Dougie.. he'll be fine, if not get better as the season progresses. :-)

     



    Ahh, I get it, collective nouns are bi-sensual.

    Very interesting!

     
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    Re: Doughie Hamilton

    In response to Don-Bruino's comment:

    In response to ipotnyc's comment:

     

    We would treat bunch as a collective noun, just as we do committee, family, and jury.  

    When the monkeys within the group act as a singular unit or entity, the appropriate verb is singular; when they do not but act as individuals, the appropriate verb is plural.

    By their very nature, collective nouns may go either way grammatically; therefore, the deciding factor is sense.  

     (paraphrased from my usage notes....)

    As for Dougie.. he'll be fine, if not get better as the season progresses. :-)

     

     



    Ahh, I get it, collective nouns are bi-sensual.

     

    Very interesting!



    Give it a rest wasn't funny 2 hrs.  ago definetly not funny now

     
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