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by navi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: comma instead of 'and'
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

comma instead of 'and'

Are these sentences correct:

1) I saw Pete, Tom, Harry.
2) Pete, Tom, Harry came here yesterday.
3) He acted under the influence of Pete, Tom, Harry.
4) He acted under the influence of Pete, of Tom, of Harry.

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Thu May 31, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the influences of...
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: the influences of...

Thank you very much, Tony, '1' is supposed to mean: 1a) The influence of Derrida and deconstructionism, of Foucault and his ideas of consciousness and domination, remains strong, notwithstanding these reversals. 1b) "In spite of these reversals, the influence of Derrida and deconstructionism, of Fou...
by navi
Wed May 30, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the influences of...
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

the influences of...

1) "Notwithstanding these reversals, the influence of Derrida and deconstructionism, of Foucault and his ideas of consciousness and domination, remains strong. " Source for '1': Paul R. Gross, ‎Norman Levitt Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science Link: https://tinyurl....
by navi
Mon May 28, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: much less
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

Re: much less

Thank you very much for this detailed reply, I really appreciate your patience and the effort you've made. I can follow the first part of your explanation. It is crystal-clear. But as regards sentence '1', I seem hopelessly lost. I think I have a blind spot or something. To me, in that sentence 'muc...
by navi
Sun May 27, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: much less
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

Re: much less

Thank you very much, Tony, I hadn't heard 'much less' used that way. That was what was strange to me. The structure seems to be 'too adjective for A, much less for B' . I thought my '3' had the same structure, but now I see that maybe there is a difference. In '1', the visitors are going to be there...
by navi
Sun May 27, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: much less
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

much less

1) "The sides of River Up are too wooded for stands, much less visitors," Source: E. R. Barnes Room Enough and Time: Lor Linden Book Two - Page 206 Link: https://tinyurl.com/y9dlw8lr I find '1' strange. Is it correct? How about: 2) The house was too big for us, more so for a smaller family. 3) The ...
by navi
Fri May 25, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: so smart
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

so smart

Are these sentences correct: 1) Is he so smart to solve that problem on his own? 2) Is he so smart to have solved that problem on his own? Do they mean a) Is he smart enough to solve/to have solved that problem on his own? b) He solved that problem on his own, but does that mean he is really smart? ...
by navi
Tue May 22, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: dangling modifier?
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

dangling modifier?

1) I kicked him escaping through the back door. 2) I kicked the thief escaping through the back door. 3) I kicked him, escaping through the back door. 4) I kicked the thief, escaping through the back door. 5) I shot at him escaping through the back door. 6) I shot at him, escaping through the back ...
by navi
Mon May 21, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: so/thus
Replies: 3
Views: 1405

so/thus

Which are correct: 1) You have to be able to criticize yourself and understand that certain of your opinions might be wrong. Things aren't so just because you say they are so. 2) You have to be able to criticize yourself and understand that certain of your opinions might be wrong. Things aren't thus...
by navi
Tue May 08, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a van for carrying
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

a van for carrying

Which are correct: 1) They gave me this van to carry my belongings in. 2) They gave me this van to carry my belongings. 3) They gave me this van for carrying my belongings. 4) They gave me this van for carrying my belongings in. 5) They gave me a van to carry my belongings in. 6) They gave me a van ...
by navi
Thu May 03, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: what is happening with...
Replies: 1
Views: 834

what is happening with...

1) I am not happy about what is happening with the police in this country.

Could that sentence mean:
I am not happy about what the police is doing in this country.

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: her husband Tom
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

her husband Tom

Which are correct:

1) They were talking about their city Paris.
2) They were talking about their city, Paris.

3) Her husband Tom was there.
4) Her husband, Tom, was there.

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: you won't believe it
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

you won't believe it

Which are correct:

1) She has so many dresses you won't believe it.
2) She has so many dresses you won't believe.

3) She has so many dresses, you won't believe it.
4) She has so many dresses, you won't believe.


Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: everything somebody writes
Replies: 1
Views: 731

everything somebody writes

Are these sentences correct: 1) I do not agree with everything somebody writes, no matter who that person is. 2) I do not agree with everything anybody writes. 3) I do not agree with everything somebody else writes, no matter who that person is. 4) I do not agree with everything anybody else writes....
by navi
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: one to each
Replies: 3
Views: 897

one to each

Is this sentence correct:

1) She had a flower in each hand, which she was going to give to her mother and her aunt.
(one to the mother and one to the aunt)

Gratefully,
Navi.