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  • Grammar help please :)
  • Karinofnine
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    Is it

    The woman who does house painting
    or
    The woman that does house painting

    Thanks in advance

    Premier Icon stavromuller
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    In our house it’s always the woman that does the house painting but the woman across the road is known as the woman who does the house painting. Hope that’s cleared things up for you?

    Ed2001
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    Who for a person
    That for an object

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    The woman who does our house painting is our woman that does

    /flasheart

    deadlydarcy
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    Who for person.
    Which for object.
    That for both.

    Jamie
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    The women whom done housey paint.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I’d suggest that it’s “…the house painting,” and the bloke should pull his weight.

    Karinofnine
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    thanks – it’s not actually about house painting, it’s to do with a business idea I have…

    I’m trying to decide if it should be The Woman Who Does Dog Walking – grammatically correct (but sounds a bit like I’m going to walk from John O’Groats to Lands End or something) – or The Woman That Does Dog Walking, or That Woman Who Does Dog Walking which are less formal (and hopefully more memorable). Perhaps it should be That Woman What Does Dog Walking (only joking).

    Premier Icon stavromuller
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    Make sure it’s the woman whose Tetanus jabs are up to date.

    Karinofnine
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    Good point – I haven’t had one in years. I think the last time was when I was 12 and stood on a nail sticking out of the roof of my friend’s guinea pig hutch (which was upside down on the grass at the time).

    Premier Icon njee20
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    The Woman who walks dogs?

    The dog walking woman?

    IMO yours sound a little clumsy.

    Just ‘the dog walker’?

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    How about ‘The Woman Who Walks Dogs’? 😀

    Sounds much better & your business cards/advertising might cost a bit less.

    Edit, beaten to it!

    dribbling
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    Neither exist IME.

    Karinofnine
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    The Dog Walker is taken I’m afraid, but thank you for your input.

    Premier Icon stavromuller
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    How about “Lady and the Tramp”? Don’t know how it would sit with the people at Disney though.

    Ed2001
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    Who for person.
    Which for object.
    That for both.

    No which is for a non essential clause and that is for an essential clause.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    If she can’t get them to sit, perhaps she’s in the wrong job?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    That Woman Who Likes Picking Up Poo? 🙂

    Karinofnine
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    The Woman Who Walks Dogs – I’m really glad you said that because I thought of it then wondered if it sounds a bit like Dances with Wolves? or suggest that I walk around with dogs, all the while ringing little bells and splashing incense around?

    But as you’ve mentioned it, perhaps it does sound ok.

    Explain “essential clause” and “non-essential clause” please – I’m interested (really, I’m not being sarcastic).

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    ‘The Bitch Queen of Angmar’?

    Obviously limiting your client base by 50%, but it sounds good. 🙂
    Might not work if you don’t live in Angmar.

    ‘Canine Constitutionals’?
    ‘Doggy Detours’?
    ‘Pooch Parade’?
    ‘Pup’s Perambulations’?

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    Surely it’s “That woman what walks them dogs”?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Woman What Walks Woofers.

    You’d need to register http://www.wwww.com

    Premier Icon stavromuller
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    Essential clause are what dogs scatch with and non essential clause are called dew clause

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    If you want to talk with a successful “Mad Dog Woman”™ e-mail and I’ll put you in touch with my sister. You like walking in all weathers, trench foot? You’ll have the fittest greyhounds ever too.

    Karinofnine
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    Yes please Sandwich, I’ll email you. Yes, I walk in all weathers. My dogs are not particularly fit just now, Dot has injured her foot so we are all on short walks. I am, as we speak, trying to make a waterproof dog boot which stays on – something most commercial boots seem unable to do. I’m using a cut up inner tube, very Blue Peter!

    Premier Icon stavromuller
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    Forget walking dogs and register the design for the boot. This time next year you’ll be a millionaire

    mightymule
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    The correct version is “her wot does them ‘ouses up” 😀

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