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by navi
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: to be worn
Replies: 2
Views: 4749

to be worn

1) This is an expensive coat to wear on a hiking trip. 2) This is an expensive coat to be worn on a hiking trip. Meaning: It is not wise to wear such an expensive coat on a hiking trip. You shouldn't wear it on a hiking trip. It is too expensive for that. Are sentences '1' and '2' correct and do th...
by navi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: enough painkillers
Replies: 1
Views: 4260

enough painkillers

Which are correct: 1) Take enough painkillers not to feel the pain. 2) Take enough painkillers so you won't feel pain. 3) Take enough painkillers so that you won't feel pain. 4) Take enough painkillers that you won't feel pain. 5) Take enough painkillers so you don't feel the pain. 6) Take enough pa...
by navi
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: that/it
Replies: 2
Views: 4864

that/it

1) You can help end poverty if you want it. 2) You can help end poverty if you want that. 3) You can play a part in ending poverty if you want it. 4) You can play a part in ending poverty if you want that. Does replacing 'it' with 'that' change anything? Do ' it' and 'that ' refer to your helping t...
by navi
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: mass nouns
Replies: 2
Views: 5061

mass nouns

Which are correct: 1) Tom's and Pete's intelligence was put to good use in that project. 2) Tom's and Pete's intelligences were put to good use in that project. 3) Tom's and Pete's talent was put to good use in that movie. 4) Tom's and Pete's talents were put to good use in that movie. Gratefully, N...
by navi
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the best of
Replies: 1
Views: 4661

the best of

Which are correct: 1) That movie is the best of any science fiction movie that came out this year. 2) That movie is the best of all science fiction movies that came out this year. Meaning: That movie is the best science fiction movie that came out this year. 3) That movie is the best of any science ...
by navi
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: for instance
Replies: 2
Views: 4708

for instance

Which are correct: 1) We are going to watch some movies in class during the course. I am planning to watch some additional movies on my own as well, for instance Antonioni's "L'Aventura". 2) We are going to watch some movies in class during the course. I am planning to watch some additional movies o...
by navi
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: arrived
Replies: 2
Views: 4580

arrived

Which of the following are correct:

1) The bus arrived needs repairs.
2) The bus just arrived needs repairs.

3) The bus arrived from London needs repairs.
4) The bus just arrived from London needs repairs.

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: waits till he's onstage
Replies: 2
Views: 4807

Re: waits till he's onstage

Thank you very much, Phil,

I think I've finally got it!!

By the way, sometimes one can be humourous jut by calling a thing by its name, especially if the thing in question is humour!!

Respectfully,
Navi
by navi
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: how little
Replies: 1
Views: 4433

how little

Which are correct: 1) I am in no rush to see him. You wouldn't believe how much I am not in a rush to see him. 2) I am in no rush to see him. You wouldn't believe how little of a rush I am in to see him. 3) You won't believe how much I am not interested to hear what you have to say. 4) You won't bel...
by navi
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: waits till he's onstage
Replies: 2
Views: 4807

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: 5047

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: 9600

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: 5038

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: 5028

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: 3800

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 ...