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i cant see anything wrong with this photo, only that people are not allowed to wear bikinis, come on man, if we follow all the other rules at least let the chicks wear (or nothing at all if they like) what they like.
LOOSE IS SUPPOSTED TO BE LOSE.
You really don’t see the (at least) 7 errors on that sign?
Seven errors and you didn’t notice one?
i saw them, i was just commenting on the rules.
Sure… I doubt that.
I suggest that english signage or instructions in far away places by non-native speakers should not qualify as english language failure.
I salute the bona fide should-have-known-better grammar, punctuation and spelling errors!!!
What errors are you talking about? The rules that start with “is?” I’m pretty sure they’re okay.
I think my favorite is “In case of breaking you have to assume the cost of the equipments”
haha, that’s hilarious. i’m hoping that whoever wrote this was not a native english speaker.. otherwise they need to go back to elementary school. in fact, i think i can spell better in spanish than this so there’s really no excuse for spelling this badly.
I count 14 errors….and no, it’s not OK to start a sentence w/ “is”. That makes it a fragment. Usually not a big deal, especially in a list of rules, which are not generally in full sentence form anyway. But these rules certainly read with that awkward cadence that indicates they were written by someone who’s first language is not English.
I also like that Melt’s comment fails…
“whose”; not “who’s”
When I read it through the first time I didn’t see anything too obvious except for the “Reservate” in Rule 4 (FYI “reservate” is not a word).After going through it again there are a few not too serious spelling errors (Maximun, loose).
i don’t think this is a country in which english is familiar..
Melt- I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Is this sentence a fragment? I didn’t think so.
The sentence above should not start with is, but is IS an allowable way to start a sentence. ^_^
Elle hate to bring you down but thats a question not a sentence.
i agree, a sentence should not start with “is”.
there are SO many errors in that sign. i count about 7.
English is so messed up these days.
haha sense win is a queshun not a sentense
Reservate? Maximun? Weet?
Loose you reservation??
Come on!! People think there’s nothing wrong here…?!
I know where this picture was taken. I remember seeing it a couple af years ago at a resort in the Dominican Republic (where Spanish is the primary language). That would explain the FAIL.
CM, a question is a sentence. Maybe you meant that a question is not a statement? So, one cannot use ‘is’ at the beginning of a statement? What about in defining ‘is’ – using ‘is’ as a noun rather than a verb? Is is a present tense verb that derives from the infinitive ‘to be’. Is can only used with singular subjects. Is, when used as a noun, becomes the subject of its own definition. Is in its possessive form may be is’, but likely no one cares. Is’ possessive form may be used to define its (is’) possessive form or to define is’ definition: Is’ definition is ‘to be’ when used with singular subjects in the present tense. Is, as can be seen, is not limited to beginning questions, it (is) can also be used at the beginning of statements.
^^^Ooops, in putting the possessive form of is in parentheses, I seem to have created an emoticon of some sort!!!
my favourite part is “weet”
Scott, despite your correct reasoning in that ‘is’ can indeed be the first word in a statement, I find that irrelevant as it’s still used incorrectly in the sign.
To all who are blaming the errors on the pretense that the writer doesn’t speak English as their first language, I would have to point out the British flag.
I count 8.
I see seven errors within the first four rules.
For the record, I have to say the first time I read this, I must have read over all of the errors. Looking back on it now, I feel like I’m almost as much of an idiot as the person who wrote these regulations..
I see 14 (including punctuation). Let this be a lesson – if you don’t want to have people laughing at your poster (or misunderstanding it), hire a professional translator!
I think the British flag is to signify that English-speakers should pay attention to this sign, rather than the Spanish sign that is no doubt nearby.
Also, notice the website at the bottom right.
I count 14 errors including the comma splices.
18 errors overall
#’s 1 & 9 are the only rules to avoid the red pen
i see…um. Nine or Ten english fails (including misused punctuation)
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