5 September 2014

*GRAMMAR QUESTION*

Correct the errors in the following sentence:

Seeing that starbucks’ opens at safeway stores now and they had also opened at many book stores’;  I wonder if it would now loose customer’s from their regular outlets.

Solutions will be posted in the next edition of the blog.

7 comments:

Audrey L said...

Seeing that Starbucks has now opened at Safeway Stores and also at many bookstores, I wonder if it will lose customers from its regular outlets.

Cecilia Marcillo said...

Seeing that Starbucks opened at Safeway and many bookstores now; I wonder if they will lose customers from their regular outlets.

Cecilia Marcillo said...


Seeing Starbucks open at Safeway stores and they also open many book stores; I wonder if they will lose customers from their regular outlets.

BaileyPelech said...

Seeing that Starbucks has now open at Safeway stores and many book stores. I wonder if they will now lose customers from their regular outlets.

Liudmila said...

Seeing that Starbucks has now opened in Safeway stores and also in many bookstores,  I wonder if it will lose customers from its regular outlets.

Olena140 said...

I'm extremely torn apart here. On one hand I want to put AT everywhere as it seems that Safeway and many bookstores could be 'general locations'. On the other hand, Safeway and many bookstores might not be 'collections of more specific locations' as well as the knowledge of Starbucks being located within (inside of) the store, I believe we should be using IN here. (I have a lot of other questions in my head about what else is wrong here. We'll see tomorrow, I guess.)

Seeing Starbucks open at(in) Safeway and at(in) many bookstores now I wonder if it will lose customers from its regular outlets.

Michael said...

Great effort, everyone!

There are still a few problems to correct, but I will explain them when I post the solution.

Olena, you ask another great question, and I agree entirely with your suspicion. My tendency would be to use the preposition "at" -- but Starbucks can be found literally *in* the other stores. I think it's a judgement call.