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by azz
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: get it
Replies: 1
Views: 54

get it

Can a. Get it better. mean b. Make it better. ? Can c. Get it right. mean d. Make it right. (correct something that is wrong.) ? For instance can e. Get your moves right. mean correct your moves? Well, we do get people tired and get things ready, but I don't use (a) and (c) and (e) with those meanin...
by azz
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: I was supposed to teach
Replies: 2
Views: 65

I was supposed to teach

a. I was talking to this young man whom I was supposed to teach to golf. b. I was talking to this young man whom I was supposed to teach golfing to. c. I was talking to this young man to whom I was supposed to teach golfing. d. I was talking to this young man who I was supposed to teach golfing to....
by azz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: and vs. or
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: and vs. or

Thank you Tony c. When I was a child, all my friends wanted to become pilots and detectives. d. When I was a child, all my friends wanted to become pilots or detectives. Would you say (c) and (d) mean the same as well? I don't know why (d) sounds much better than (c) to me. Maybe I am mistaken... Ma...
by azz
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: and vs. or
Replies: 4
Views: 177

and vs. or

a. In those days, people generally believed that men were better suited to become scientists and artists. b. In those days, people generally believed that men were better suited to become scientists or artists. Are both of the above sentences grammatically correct and do they both mean the same? Ma...
by azz
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: after the time
Replies: 1
Views: 153

after the time

a. I used to have a good relationship with him, but after, when I realized he was not a reliable person, I broke all ties with him. b. I used to have a good relationship with him, but after I realized he was not a reliable person, I broke all ties with him. c. I used to have a good relationship wit...
by azz
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: if anything
Replies: 1
Views: 194

if anything

a. She did the right thing to get a divorce. If anything, she should have done it earlier. b. She did the right thing to get a divorce. She should have done it earlier, if anything. c. He won't be happy with what you did. If anything, he'll be angry. d. He won't be happy with what you did. He'll be...
by azz
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: how much
Replies: 1
Views: 1185

how much

a, How much will you repair my car for?
b. For how much will you repair my car?


Which of the above sentences is grammatically correct?

Many thanks.
by azz
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: for five days
Replies: 1
Views: 875

for five days

a. The library will be closed for five days in June and July. b. The library will be closed on five days in June and July. c. The library will be closed five days in June and July. Which of the above sentences could be used in the following situations? 1. The library will be closed for a period of ...
by azz
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: inversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

Re: inversion

Thank you so much,

I am overwhelmed by your kindness and your meticulousness and...

This should be transformed into a scholarly article.

Many many thanks
by azz
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: inversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

Re: inversion

I really don't know how to thank you for this amazing reply! It is beyond belief! You have written an article on the subject! This is not the first time! I am truly grateful!

Many many thanks,
by azz
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: inversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

Re: inversion

Thank you so much for another amazing reply1 This is very hard to get a grip on. I'd like to test a few other sentences, and then I'll quit. I think we have two problems. First: where can one use inversion? Second: when does one have to use inversion? A. In front of the troops, a piper marched. B. A...
by azz
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: inversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

Re: inversion

Thank you both so much. How about 1. In the hallway stood a guard. 2. In the hallway a guard stood. 3. In the hallway sat a guard on a stool. 4. In the hallway a guard sat on a stool. ? My feeling is that (1) and (4) work and the other two don't... However I think this one is fine 5. In the room two...
by azz
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: again
Replies: 3
Views: 999

again

a. He'll make things right again. b. He'll make things right one more time. Do these mean 1. He has made things right before and he will do it again. or 2. Things were right at first, then went wrong. He will restore things to the way they were. ? I think from a logical point of view both should me...
by azz
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: inversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

inversion

a. In the room danced two youngsters. b, In the room were dancing two youngsters. c. In the distance moved a cloud of dust. d. In the distance was moving a cloud of dust. e. With the basketball played a group of young people. f. With the basketball were playing a group of young people. Are the abov...
by azz
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: compared to
Replies: 1
Views: 777

compared to

a. Tom worked hard today compared to yesterday.
b. Tom worked harder today compared to yesterday.

c. Tom worked hard compared to Jim.
d. Tom worked harder compared to Jim.


Which of the above sentences are grammatically correct and natural?

Many thanks.