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This sentence is correct or wrong "tina wants a dog for her birthday"

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vakil | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM via iOS

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This sentence is correct or wrong "tina wants a dog for her birthday"

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mrstyndall | Elementary School Teacher | eNoter

Posted May 9, 2013 at 5:28 AM (Answer #2)

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It is not neccessary that you add 'pet' in front of dog to specify 'pet dog', it is more a writing preference. The only corrections needed to make it grammatically correct are:

(1) When writing, all sentences begin by capitalizing the first letter in the first word in the sentence. (In this sentence tina should be corrected to Tina.

(2) All sentences end with some form of punctuation. This sentence is an example of a comparative sentence therefore, it should end with a period ( . ).

Corrected sentence shoul look like this:

Tina wants a dog for her birthday.

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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted April 25, 2013 at 5:47 AM (Answer #1)

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It's grammatically correct. But I think you mean a pet dog, to make it figurative you can use the word 'pet dog'. And the first word, Tina is a name so the first letter should be in capital, then it would be error- free.

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