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by Bobinwales
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Closure of the Wordwizard site
Replies: 30
Views: 38144

Re: Closure of the Wordwizard site

Sad news indeed even though we have been expecting it.
Many thanks again for all of your diligence. Remember that there is always room for Retired Wizards.
by Bobinwales
Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: very much
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: very much

I wouldn't use either in that context,
They both mean that the utterer was in high dudgeon, not that s/he was annoyed many times.
by Bobinwales
Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Dead wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Re: Dead wrong

You will probably see that again elsewhere Erik!
by Bobinwales
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: developed by
Replies: 1
Views: 762

Re: developed by

I wouldn't use it.
by Bobinwales
Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Recorder
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Re: Recorder

I had a quick look on line but failed to find much recorder work, but if you watch this, you will have some idea of what the instrument is.
I have three incidentally, descant, treble and alto but do not play them very well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtsjz50pras
by Bobinwales
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: best vs. the best
Replies: 1
Views: 835

Re: best vs. the best

I simply don't like (a) and cannot think of many, if any, circumstances where is would be suitable.
U would say that (c) and (d) are almost interchangeable.
by Bobinwales
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Closure of the Wordwizard site
Replies: 30
Views: 38144

Re: Closure of the Wordwizard site

It is a sad time indeed.
Thank you for looking after us all these years, Phil.
by Bobinwales
Sat Apr 02, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: spare or save
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: spare or save

I don't like 1, but all the others work.
I do agree with Erik though.
by Bobinwales
Sat Apr 02, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the man known as Tall Bobby
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Re: the man known as Tall Bobby

I have been mayor of the town in which I live, but I'm not very tall!
by Bobinwales
Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: requires a great deal of effort
Replies: 1
Views: 2152

Re: requires a great deal of effort

Whether you can parse them or not, all six are acceptable in conversation.
by Bobinwales
Sun Mar 06, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Same age
Replies: 2
Views: 2393

Re: Same age

Perfectly reasonable Steven.
by Bobinwales
Sat Mar 05, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Closure of the Wordwizard site
Replies: 30
Views: 38144

Re: Closure of the Wordwizard site

Thanks Phil. I am glad that we are still hanging on even though the fingertips are slipping.
by Bobinwales
Thu Feb 24, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: is yours
Replies: 1
Views: 2792

Re: is yours

I can't think of a situation in which I would use any of those.
by Bobinwales
Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Scooter
Replies: 5
Views: 4525

Re: Scooter

I believe the definition of moped is a motor cycle with an engine of less than 50cc or a motor assisted pedal cycle, so the pedals are not essential for the word to be used.
by Bobinwales
Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: such little amount of
Replies: 1
Views: 3017

Re: such little amount of

They look OK, but none of them would be used by a native speaker, Try, "so little sleep".