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•-<(||=ULY=||)>- •добавил заметку 2 года назад

заметка (ru-en)

Where I live, we tend to have drunks sitting on the bench in the entrance to our building. But they’re of the quiet, polite, calm variety, and they’re from our building. Some buildings have old ladies in their entrances, but we have drunks.

I recently did some work on my place, and at a certain point, I needed to change out the bathtub an old, cast-iron tub… and heavy. I took one look at it and knew right away, “There’s no way you’re gonna schlep that thing out of here on your own. I know! I’ll hire the drunks.”

I go down to the entrance, where three of them happened to be sitting. So I say to them, cheerful as a sunny day: “Hey, guys! I’m looking for someone strong as an ox, pure of heart, and looking to make 500 rubles.”

To this, the skinniest and slickest-looking drunk pipes up, “Oh, that’s us alright! Jerry there is strong as an ox; Nicky’s pure of heart; and I want to make 500 rubles.

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| Валерий |добавил комментарий 2 года назад

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Андриолли 1добавила комментарий 2 года назад

Джерри и Ники)

Russ Sдобавил комментарий 2 года назад

Uly, need your opinion. I came across this sentence that seems to be correct:
"Please note, Elastic Search is third-party software that we use in our product"
I don't understand why there is no A in front of "third-party..."?

I really want to say: "Elastic Search is A third-party software..."
Please explain.

•-<(||=ULY=||)>- •добавил комментарий 2 года назад

Because it’s uncountable. I would “A third-party software PROGRAM”, but “we use third-party SOFTWARE.”

Russ Sдобавил комментарий 2 года назад

oh, so if the phrase was "...third-party software program.." then we would use 'A' before third-party? If so, why the word SOFTWARE is not considered a noun?

Russ Sдобавил комментарий 2 года назад

and if SOFTWARE is a noun, why is it uncountable?
Why can't I say? - I've downloaded a few different software today...
That sounds countable to me.

•-<(||=ULY=||)>- •добавил комментарий 2 года назад

¿Would you say “I bought a few different sugar today.”

Russ Sдобавил комментарий 2 года назад

No, I wouldn't. I just didn't realize the word SOFTWARE wasn't countable.

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