Food for thought
If you saw a couple having breakfast, would you ask "Who are eating breakfast there?" or "Who is eating breakfast there?". This is the sort of question I'm often asked at school by perplexed Chinese teachers. And, as ever, a seemingly simple question gets more complex the more you think about it. "That couple is having breakfast" or "That couple are having breakfast"? "The couple is old / are old?"?? All a bit mystifying when put on the spot!
10/1/2011 08:48:52 pm
OK, lets look at the evidence...Old? Yes definitely. Breakfast? Yes clearly that is the meal that is being eaten...need we go any further? Case closed.
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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