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by navi
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Closure of the Wordwizard site
Replies: 30
Views: 41453

Re: Closure of the Wordwizard site

Truly sad, I hope to see you people around on other sites on the net.

Azz and I would both like to express our gratitude to everyone here.
Phil, you have done a great job. We were both impressed by you.
Everybody here has been so kind and nice to us.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.......
by navi
Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a mistaken man
Replies: 2
Views: 737

a mistaken man

1) I was very mistaken. 2) I was very much mistaken. 3) I was much mistaken. 4) I was a very mistaken man. 5) I was a very much mistaken man. 6) I was a much mistaken man. I think all of the above sentences are grammatically correct. Would you agree? I think hypothetically at least the last three c...
by navi
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:23 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: developed by
Replies: 1
Views: 895

developed by

1) We are going to use the ABC technique developed by John Jones. 2) We are going to use the ABC technique , developed by John Jones. 3) I voted for the Social Democratic party led by Harry Smith. 4) I voted for the Social Democratic party , led by Harry Smith. If there is only one ABC technique et...
by navi
Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: spare or save
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

spare or save

Which are correct: 1. I repaired my car and spared myself 200 dollars. 2. I repaired my car and spared myself the expense of taking it to the garage. 3. I repaired my car and spared myself the cost of taking it to the garage. 4. I repaired my car and saved myself 200 dollars. 5. I repaired my car an...
by navi
Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the last two days
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

the last two days

Which are correct: 1) For the last two days, it is important to know exactly what happened here. 2) In the last two days, it is important to know exactly what happened here. 3) Regarding the last two days, it is important to know exactly what happened here. I don't like any of them, but I think '3' ...
by navi
Tue Mar 08, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: sourced for
Replies: 1
Views: 2419

sourced for

1) The ingredients in our pastry are sourced for quality.

What does the sentence mean?
What does 'for' mean exactly in this sentence?
Could you come up with another sentence where 'for' is used in the same way?

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: too much
Replies: 1
Views: 2549

too much

Which are correct: 1) He is too much of a journalist to stay at home in this situation. 2) He is too much a journalist to stay at home in this situation. 3) They are too much of journalists to stay at home in this situation. 4) They are too much journalists to stay at home in this situation. Gratefu...
by navi
Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: not even remotely
Replies: 3
Views: 3772

not even remotely

The Russians have not collapsed the Ukrainian command and control," Petraeus said. "They haven’t taken even remotely a major city yet....This has to be unsettling to them." Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-offensive-unexpectedly-slowed-fierce-184643283.html Is "not even remotely a major c...
by navi
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: just anything
Replies: 2
Views: 3509

just anything

1) You can't have a meeting with her and ask her anything. 2) You can't have a meeting with her and ask her just anything. The second one is clear to me. You can have a meeting with her, but you cannot ask her just anything in the meeting. But does '1' make sense? And if it does, what does it mean?...
by navi
Tue Feb 22, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: who or whom
Replies: 1
Views: 3144

who or whom

1) He is the man whom the party wants to run for governor. 2) He is the man who the party wants to run for governor. 3) He is the man the party wants to run for governor. There are two possibilities: a) The party wants to run him for governor. b) The party wants him to run for governor. (He is doin...
by navi
Thu Feb 03, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: all your belongings
Replies: 1
Views: 3697

all your belongings

Are these correct:

1) Take all your belongings you need.
2) Take all of your belongings you need.

3) I've bought all your land I need.
4) I've bought all of your land I need.

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Thu Feb 03, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Closure of the Wordwizard site
Replies: 30
Views: 41453

Re: Closure of the Wordwizard site

I saw this thread and just refused to read it for quite some time. I started reading it for the first time just now, and couldn't finish.
This is a blow to me and to Azz. This is really sad.

We are very grateful to all those who replied to our questions.
by navi
Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: conduct a full and fair investigation
Replies: 6
Views: 5426

Re: conduct a full and fair investigation

Thank you very much, Erik.
by navi
Wed Feb 02, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: conduct a full and fair investigation
Replies: 6
Views: 5426

Re: conduct a full and fair investigation

Thank you both very much,

Sorry about the link. I reduced the length using tinyurl as you suggested.

Here it is:

https://tinyurl.com/2p82daxh

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Tue Feb 01, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: conduct a full and fair investigation
Replies: 6
Views: 5426

conduct a full and fair investigation

1) To that end, this matter has been referred to the Office of Internal Affairs to conduct a full and fair investigation. Source: https://www.yahoo.com/now/conn...olice-221551657.html Is '1' grammatical? Who is to conduct a full and fair investigation? It seems to me that from a grammatical point o...