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by navi
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: excited for/about
Replies: 1
Views: 2611

excited for/about

1) I am really excited about the movie 'Wind' coming out in September. 2) I am really excited about the movie 'Wind' in September . 3) I am really excited for the movie 'Wind' coming out in September. 4) I am really excited for the movie 'Wind' in September. The idea is that I am excited that the m...
by navi
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: compared to
Replies: 3
Views: 3126

compared to

1) She is tall among the girls in her class, but not among both the boys and the girls in her class. 2) She is tall compared to the girls in her class, but not compared to both the boys and the girls in her class. 3) She is tall among the girls in her class, but not among all the children in her cl...
by navi
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: such as
Replies: 2
Views: 2426

Re: such as

Thank you very much, Phil,

Sinners have to be punished, don't they?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c_z3apI9ng

Respectfully,
Navi
by navi
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: kidnapped him to
Replies: 1
Views: 2253

kidnapped him to

Which are correct:

1) They kidnapped him to work as a slave.

2) He was kidnapped to work as a slave.

3) They kidnapped him to make him work as a slave.
4) He was kidnapped to make him work as a slave
.

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: such as
Replies: 2
Views: 2426

such as

1) Great novelists such as Joyce and Faulkner used the interior monologue. 2) Great novelists like Joyce and Faulkner used the interior monologue. 3) Great novelists, such as Joyce and Faulkner, used the interior monologue. 4) Great novelists, like Joyce and Faulkner, used the interior monologue. D...
by navi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: exist only in fairy tales
Replies: 1
Views: 2252

exist only in fairy tales

Are these sentences correct: 1) They arrested us with such brutality as one can hardly imagine. 2) They performed such acrobatic feats as I had never seen before. 3) He spoke of such things as exist only in fairy tales. 1a) They arrested us with brutality as one can hardly imagine. 2a) They performe...
by navi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: was kidnapped
Replies: 1
Views: 2034

was kidnapped

Which are correct: 1) He was killed to keep him silent. 2) He was killed to be kept silent. 3) He was killed to keep silent. (meaning: He was killed so that he would keep silent) 4) He was killed in order to keep him silent. 5) He was killed in order to be kept silent. 6) He was kidnapped to toil as...
by navi
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the young people/young people
Replies: 2
Views: 2353

the young people/young people

One person says: "In our city, a lot of people go to parks." Another replies: 1) It's young people who do that. 2) It's the young people who do that. 3) Young people do that. 4) The young people do that. Are all the sentences' acceptable in this context? Do they have different meanings in this conte...
by navi
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: deny both
Replies: 0
Views: 2837

deny both

1) They deny negotiating with you and contacting Harrison. 2) They deny negotiating with you or contacting Harrison. 3) They deny both negotiating with you and contacting Harrison. 4) They deny either negotiating with you or contacting Harrison. Which are correct? Which mean: a) They say they didn'...
by navi
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: aside from
Replies: 3
Views: 2643

Re: aside from

Thank you very much, Phil, Actually, that wasn't really what I was after, although it is quite an interesting point! I hadn't even thought of that, but yes, one might wrongly think that those sentences have a dangling modifier. I'd have had doubts about your examples had I seen them elsewhere! But m...
by navi
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: aside from
Replies: 3
Views: 2643

aside from

Which are correct: 1) Aside from my marital life, which is in a bad way, there are a lot of other problems I have to face. 2) Aside from my marital life, which is in a bad way, a lot of other problems plague me. 3) Besides my marital life, which is in a bad way, there are a lot of other problems I h...
by navi
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: if you want to be free
Replies: 0
Views: 2408

if you want to be free

A says: We want to be free. B replies: 1) If you want to be free, the tyrant has to be overthrown. 2) For you to be free, the tyrant has to be overthrown. 3) The tyrant has to be overthrown for you to be free. 4) The tyrant has to be overthrown so that you will be free. Are all the sentences correct...
by navi
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: make sense of
Replies: 4
Views: 2560

Re: make sense of

Thank you very much, Eric, It seems that I have messed things up with 'stepped up'. You are quite right. That phrasal verb does not belong to that context! How about: 5a) The scientific aspects of the book, which he accepted to make sense of for me, were important . 5b) The scientific aspects of the...
by navi
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: make sense of
Replies: 4
Views: 2560

make sense of

Are these sentences correct: 1) He made sense of the scientific aspects of the book for me. 2) The scientific aspects of the book were made sense of by him. 3) The scientific aspects of the book, which were made sense of by him, were fascinating. 4) The scientific aspects of the book, which he stepp...
by navi
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: more of a...
Replies: 0
Views: 2954

more of a...

Which are correct: 1) He is as much a writer as a journalist. 2) He is as much a writer as you are. 3) He is as much of a writer as a journalist. 4) He is as much of a writer as you are. 5) He is more a writer than a journalist. 6) He is more a writer than you are. 7) He is more of a writer than a j...