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    Plural?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by A2theDre, Jun 1, 2009.

    I'm moving from my current city soon and was talking to a friend who lives where I'm moving to and told her that she'll have to "show me how the city parties."

    Is that right? I think it is, but it just struck me as odd when I wrote it...
     
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    It seems correct to me. "Party's" would be incorrect, of course, so there is no other option...
     
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    Parties is the third person singular present tense of the verb to party, and is therefore used correctly. There is no plural (or possessive, NewGuy) involved.
     
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    Show me how the people of this city party.

    A city can't party, but the people in it can. :p
     
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    Arch, you're a smartass :p City was used to include all facets of the city, people, culture, etc.

    Thanks for clearing that up Cog, it just looked funny to me!
     
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    even though it's spelled the same as the plural, in that sentence it's not a plural at all, just a form of the verb 'to party,' as cog noted...
     

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