Lunar property a proper present

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 May, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 May, 2003, 12:00am

HAVE YOU GOT a good imagination when you are buying presents for your friends and family? Do you give present buying a great deal of thought or do you just go to the shops and take the easy option of getting a CD or a book or something to wear?

Some people never know what to buy as pressies and always end up buying something really boring and dull. There is always the excuse that the person you are buying the present for is really fussy and awkward or perhaps he or she has everything already. But these are only excuses for your lack of imagination.

Presents should be original and cool. They should never be unexciting and humdrum. You have never committed the pressie-crime of giving someone a pair of socks, have you? Shame on you if you have.

If you really do have to wrack your brain when it comes to getting that special someone a special gift, your problems are now over. There is the coolest of cool presents on the market. It is fantastic and out of this world and it is guaranteed to please anyone who receives it.

Did you know you can buy your own acre of the moon for the price of three CDs? It sounds fantastic, but it is true. When you have handed over your money, you receive a lunar deed that shows your ownership and gives you the position of your plot. You also get a detailed lunar map so you can see where your property is situated.

It is all above board. The Lunar Constitution and Bill of Rights lays down all your legal rights as a lunar landowner. An official declaration of ownership was filed in America and Russia in 1980 and this put the moon on the market as a valuable piece of real estate.

You receive a copy of this document in your Moon Estates Pack. You also get a document outlining the mineral rights to your patch of land. The Lunar deed comes blank and you have to fill in the name of the owner and then send it off be registered. You can fill in the name of a friend or relative if you are buying the package as a gift.

This is one of the coolest gifts around. It gives a whole new excitement to present giving that handing over a CD or book just does not match.

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Language point

When to use 'got'?

Sticking in the little word got after the verb to have makes the idea of having a bit stronger. 'Have you a good imagination?' is a perfectly correct way of asking the question, but putting in got makes the question a bit stronger.

For example, 'have you got a good imagination?'

Where would you put got in the following questions or sentences to make them that bit stronger?

1. I have a lot of money in the bank.

2. Have you a new car?

3. We have a new English teacher.

4. You have a lot of work to do tonight.

5. Has he a girl-friend in Japan?

6. They have some friends in Central.

7. He has a vivid imagination.

8. Paul has a very bad head cold.

9. Has your sister a new job?

10. Tom has five cats and six dogs.