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by navi
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: you won't believe it
Replies: 4
Views: 724

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: 476

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: 664

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.
by navi
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: want it new
Replies: 7
Views: 944

want it new

Are these sentences correct: 1) I want a car. I want it new and not pricey. 2) I wanted my shirt clean. 3) I wanted my shirt clean and my hands not oily. 4) I wanted my shirt clean and my hands not all covered in oil. 5) I wanted my head clear and my ears not full of that buzzing noise. Gratefully, ...
by navi
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: smart as he is
Replies: 1
Views: 356

smart as he is

1) Smart as he is, he will find the solution to that problem in minutes.

Does this mean:

a) He will find the solution to that problem in minutes, because he is smart.
b) Given how smart he is, he will find the solution to that problem in minutes.

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: over the hill
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

Re: over the hill

Thank you very much, and my apologies, Bobinwales, The question is basically about the meaning of the three sentences. If I said : 2a) He walked over the hill. would that mean: a) He crossed the hill. or: b) He walked around on the hill. or would the meaning be ambiguous? With 'it' there are new pos...
by navi
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: over the hill
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

over the hill

1) It went over the hill. 2) It walked over the hill. 3) It moved over the hill. In which case: a) It goes from one side of the hill to the other. b) It moves about on the hill. c) The movement takes place above the hill and from one side to the other. d) The movement takes place above the hill, bu...
by navi
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: too many friends
Replies: 1
Views: 303

too many friends

Can one use: 1) Too many friends will keep you from doing your work. instead of: 2) Having too many friends will keep you from doing your work. Can one use: 3) Many friends will keep you from doing your work. instead of: 4) Having many friends will keep you from doing your work. I don't think '3' wo...
by navi
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: whichever ones
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: whichever ones

Thank you both very much, Would any of them work in the singular: 1a) Whichever of us gets there first will talk to the manager. 2a) Whichever one of us gets there first will talk to the manager. 3a) Whoever of us gets there first will talk to the manager. 4a) Whichever one gets there first will tal...
by navi
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: whichever ones
Replies: 4
Views: 589

whichever ones

Which are correct: 1) Whichever of us get there first will talk to the manager. 2) Whichever ones of us get there first will talk to the manager. 3) Whoever of us get there first will talk to the manager. 4) Whichever ones get there first will talk to the manager. 5) Whichever get there first will t...
by navi
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: anything at all
Replies: 1
Views: 395

anything at all

Which are correct with the given meanings: 1) If you think they might do anything about this, you are wrong. Meaning; If you think they will do something - no matter what - about this, you are wrong. 2) How about doing anything to help them? 3) How about doing anything at all to help them? Meaning: ...
by navi
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: headed by/comma
Replies: 1
Views: 421

headed by/comma

1) They were eliminated by the most powerful faction of the party led by Stalin. 2) They were eliminated by the most powerful faction of the party, led by Stalin. 3) Their party was criticized by the Soviet Communist party led by Stalin. 4) Their party was criticized by the Soviet Communist party, ...
by navi
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: gave her the flashlight to...
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: gave her the flashlight to...

Thank you both very much,

Phil, take care of yourself and get as much rest as you need. The squirrels will always be there!

Respectfully,
Navi
by navi
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: gave her the flashlight to...
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: gave her the flashlight to...

Thank you very much for this detailed response, You have fully grasped what my problem is: the subject or, as you say, the agent of the non-finite verb, It seems to me that such 'constructs' work well only with certain verbs. I think these sentences work and are natural: a) I brought him here to see...
by navi
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: gave her the flashlight to...
Replies: 7
Views: 678

gave her the flashlight to...

Are these sentences correct: 1) She was in the bike's way. I shoved her to get out of the bike's way. 2) I gave her the flashlight to find her way in the dark basement. 3) I gave the flashlight to her to find her way in the dark basement. 4) I placed the child on my shoulders to be able to see the s...