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by navi
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: waits till he's onstage
Replies: 0
Views: 8

waits till he's onstage

1) He waits till he's onstage for his eyeball to explode. Source: Bill Maher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob7EWtaUL_o From 3:15 to 3:20 I understand what he's saying and I suppose the context allows for a lot of licence. He is basically implying that Biden was responsible for what happened and t...
by navi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: which came out in 1973
Replies: 2
Views: 247

which came out in 1973

1) “I think we’ve made our best album since Quadrophenia in 1973,” singer Roger Daltrey said in a statement to Rolling Stone. Source: https://www.yahoo.com/entertai...years-161130863.html Quadrophenia was an album that came out in 1973. It was the only album by that name. The question is whether th...
by navi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: some money
Replies: 0
Views: 196

some money

Which are correct and which are acceptable in formal English: 1) Money is better than absolute poverty. 2) A little money is better than absolute poverty. 3) Some money is better than absolute poverty. 4) No money is better than being heavily in debt. I'd put 'having' in the beginning of all of them...
by navi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: is best/are best
Replies: 2
Views: 251

is best/are best

Which are correct: 1) We could use up to eight colors, but I think four is enough. I think four colors is best. I don't care which ones are used. 2) We could use up to eight colors, but I think four is enough. I think four colors is the best. I don't care which ones are used. 3) We could use up to e...
by navi
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: verb agreement
Replies: 2
Views: 385

verb agreement

Which are correct: 1) A great number of accidents indicate that there is something wrong with the policies adopted by urban authorities. 2) A great number of accidents indicates that there is something wrong with the policies adopted by urban authorities. 3) In a city like ours, thousands of acciden...
by navi
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: such that
Replies: 1
Views: 370

such that

1) The regulatory environment is different in each country, such that it is not possible to put together two equities dealing operations on the same platform. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Source Collins Dictionary https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/such-that Does '1' mean: a) It is ...
by navi
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: has the meaning...
Replies: 2
Views: 615

has the meaning...

1) Face has the meaning as in the saying "to lose face". Source: Jan Renkema, Introduction to Discourse Studies , John Benjamin's Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, 2004, p. 24 Link: https://books.google.com/books?id=9KJXnCaADykC&pg=PA24&dq=%22the+meaning+as+in%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwijm...
by navi
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: excited for/about
Replies: 1
Views: 848

excited for/about

1) I am really excited about the movie 'Wind' coming out in September. 2) I am really excited about the movie 'Wind' in September . 3) I am really excited for the movie 'Wind' coming out in September. 4) I am really excited for the movie 'Wind' in September. The idea is that I am excited that the m...
by navi
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: compared to
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

compared to

1) She is tall among the girls in her class, but not among both the boys and the girls in her class. 2) She is tall compared to the girls in her class, but not compared to both the boys and the girls in her class. 3) She is tall among the girls in her class, but not among all the children in her cl...
by navi
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: such as
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: such as

Thank you very much, Phil,

Sinners have to be punished, don't they?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c_z3apI9ng

Respectfully,
Navi
by navi
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: kidnapped him to
Replies: 1
Views: 813

kidnapped him to

Which are correct:

1) They kidnapped him to work as a slave.

2) He was kidnapped to work as a slave.

3) They kidnapped him to make him work as a slave.
4) He was kidnapped to make him work as a slave
.

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: such as
Replies: 2
Views: 899

such as

1) Great novelists such as Joyce and Faulkner used the interior monologue. 2) Great novelists like Joyce and Faulkner used the interior monologue. 3) Great novelists, such as Joyce and Faulkner, used the interior monologue. 4) Great novelists, like Joyce and Faulkner, used the interior monologue. D...
by navi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: exist only in fairy tales
Replies: 1
Views: 820

exist only in fairy tales

Are these sentences correct: 1) They arrested us with such brutality as one can hardly imagine. 2) They performed such acrobatic feats as I had never seen before. 3) He spoke of such things as exist only in fairy tales. 1a) They arrested us with brutality as one can hardly imagine. 2a) They performe...
by navi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: was kidnapped
Replies: 1
Views: 726

was kidnapped

Which are correct: 1) He was killed to keep him silent. 2) He was killed to be kept silent. 3) He was killed to keep silent. (meaning: He was killed so that he would keep silent) 4) He was killed in order to keep him silent. 5) He was killed in order to be kept silent. 6) He was kidnapped to toil as...
by navi
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the young people/young people
Replies: 2
Views: 922

the young people/young people

One person says: "In our city, a lot of people go to parks." Another replies: 1) It's young people who do that. 2) It's the young people who do that. 3) Young people do that. 4) The young people do that. Are all the sentences' acceptable in this context? Do they have different meanings in this conte...