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by tony h
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Never there enough
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Never there enough

I may have been listening! There are a lot of musical events that happen there both impromptu and promptu (is that a word?).
by tony h
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Never there enough
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Never there enough

Will Bob soon be paying a visit there to check out the Larwood & Voce, I wonder? I used to row on the river just over from the L&V and I would suggest there are other Nottingham pubs which would more easily justify a long range visit. Unless, of course, spotting cricketers is your thing to do. http...
by tony h
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Never there enough
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Never there enough

It suggests that there is not a lot to do. Enough to be enjoyable in short bursts but not enough to keep you entertained longer term.

Thus : I’m never there enough to get bored with it.

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by tony h
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: restrictive/non-restrictive
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: restrictive/non-restrictive

I think they could all be used if there was only one piano but only #4 excludes the possibility of multiple pianos. trolley I take that as a challenge so here goes ... Mr and Mrs T drove through the gates and started down the drive they glanced at the house that had been their home for the last ten...
by tony h
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: The only challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 4478

Re: The only challenge

Wizard of Oz wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:45 am
For me only can be inserted after every word, one at a time, and it still makes sense to create 8 new sentences. You mean how many can be inserted in just the one sentence?

Only WoZ
Yes!
Only she told him that only she only loved him.

Any more?
by tony h
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: The only challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 4478

Re: The only challenge

I won't sign off any report that has "only" in it as it is almost impossible for it not to be ambiguous. Unless, of course, the intent is to be ambiguous.


As a matter of interest, how many "onlys" can you get in that sentence and still make it make sense? Any advance on three?
by tony h
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hear
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Hear

n this context I would imagine a context of someone who is working on a difficult and important problem that needs to be resolved. Scenarios may include: a detective working on a terrorist plot, lawyers working on time critical agreements etc. Then the: "you look tired" and "So I hear" is a sense of...
by tony h
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Military symbol
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Military symbol

by tony h
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: than any other time
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: than any other time

I think the normal reading would be 1 but 2 is also possible.

PS I would expect that the statement was not literal.
by tony h
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A baby's party
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: A baby's party

... the traditional "baby shower". The "baby shower" is usually held before the baby is born and (usually) just attended by the expectant Mother and her female friends and family. I thought the baby shower was a modern phenomenon, a long way away from being traditional. Indeed when our children wer...
by tony h
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Vegetables container
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Vegetables container

You might like to compare with images of jardinière.
by tony h
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: before everybody
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: before everybody

Azz from Erik's use of "could also mean" you would correctly infer that the answer to your primary questions is "yes" in that they could mean, and would probably betaken as meaning, the explanation you gave. The "before anybody else", in my view, comes across as a hanging phrase ie one which is term...
by tony h
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Missing
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Missing

Tony..."off the drip"? I've never heard that and Google offers up nothing. I imagine it's a reference to an IV drip....when you're "off the drip", you're in recovery. If that's not what it means, I think it should. Trolley, in the '70s Monty Python used to be shown in Japan at the end of each progr...
by tony h
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: comma
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: comma

Both, to my mind, are fine. In 2 the comma would insert a short pause giving the suggestion that the "like the Godfather" is an additional thought.
by tony h
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Weather

changeable



or
unsettled