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by trolley
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: strikingly
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: strikingly

To me, #5 sounds the least strange of them all. I wondered if #6 really meant that it was surprising that the painting was not done in black and white and the writer had simply forgotten a punctuation point (comma? em dash? colon?...)
"6) Colour has been used in these paintings, strikingly."
by trolley
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: like it does with
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: like it does with

In examples 2 and 3, I don't think your vision was affected at all. Example 1 may be a little less clear but I would assume your vision was not affected. I think if all 3 had a comma after "vision", I'd even be more that sure your vision was not impacted at all. I would tend to think that if you did...
by trolley
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Makeup
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Makeup

Bob is correct. There is also another reason that the second choice sounds less natural. A native speaker would probably leave out the "on my face" part. I'm no expert but I think it would be assumed that's where she is putting it. You're more likely to hear "I'm putting on my makeup" or even "I'm p...
by trolley
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Makeup
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Makeup

They both would be correct if #2 was reworded "applying makeup on (or to) the woman's face."
by trolley
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: every member's wallet
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: every member's wallet

I don't think any of them imply that. If that was the implication, I missed it. I took all three to mean that all the wallets in the member's locker room were stolen.
by trolley
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Laundry
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Laundry

When you do laundry, it's a bad idea to mix different colours in the same load.The colours may blend (from bleeding together), creating an undesired result. The idea of the statement is that this is only a problem with mixing different coloured fabrics and is not a problem when mixing different colo...
by trolley
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a Bed-In
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: a Bed-In

I am surprised that you Googled "bed-in" and didn't come up with the complete meaning...in this case. In the 60s a(n) " x -in" was used to describe a gathering of people for a common idea (often a non violent protest). There were love-ins, sit-ins, and probably many other types of "ins". I think Joh...
by trolley
Sun May 31, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Diaper
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: Diaper

I know it's hard to keep all this straight, in your mind, Steve but try and remember that in Canada (and maybe The States) a nappy is a slang term for a napkin. If you are ever at my house for a barbecue and I offer you a nappy...don't take it the wrong way :)
by trolley
Sat May 30, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Diaper
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: Diaper

I can only assume that the insult here is referring to Mayor Frey as a baby. B may think he is weak or childish. It could be a reference to his looks...he does appear to be quite young. Sometimes it is very difficult to figure out what comments made by keyboard warriors are supposed to mean.
by trolley
Thu May 28, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Car payment is due
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Re: Car payment is due

The assumption is that the young woman's car payment is due and it will probably be paid by the elderly gent in exchange for her "companionship". Then again, it could just be an innocent Grandfather and Granddaughter photo. :lol: Either way, it's her car payment that is due.
by trolley
Wed May 27, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Go for
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: Go for

I thought it would be preferable to lumping freight on the Swansea Docks...
by trolley
Wed May 27, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Go for
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: Go for

Steve, in this case, "goes for" means that something that was said previously also applies to, or is true of, someone or something else.

"Joe, you need to spend more time in the office. Bob, that goes for you, too."

Joe needs to spend more time in the office, and so does Bob.
by trolley
Tue May 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: didn't use to
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Re: didn't use to

I'm not a big fan of "didn't used to", either. "Used to" is something that happened in the past, but (probably) does not happen anymore. "Usually" is something that happened with regularity that may or may not still happen. "Use to" does imply some degree of regularity (I can't think of an example w...
by trolley
Sun May 24, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: didn't use to
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Re: didn't use to

I equate "didn't use to" with "I never", so they all seem a little off, to me. If you said "I didn't use to smoke very often when...", then you could add how little you did.
by trolley
Fri May 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: as was ordered
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

Re: as was ordered

My apologies, Azz. I don't even know why I made that assumption. Many years ago, when I first started coming to the clubhouse, I subconsciously created an image of the various members. This was based on their names and some other clues that I must've picked up along they way...where they were from, ...