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by navi
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: about whom
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: about whom

Wow! I generally do not make simple 'thank you' posts for fear of wasting the time of people who open the thread to see what has been posted. A 'thank you ' note does not carry any information and people might be disappointed by it. In this case, I will make an exception though. Your post Phil is ve...
by navi
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: about whom
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

about whom

Which are correct: 1-The man that we did not know how many prizes he had won entered the room. (informal spoken English) 2-The man about whom we did not know how many prizes he had won entered the room. 3-The man who had won we-did-not-know-how-many-prizes entered the room. It seems to me that 3 is ...
by navi
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: instead of/rather than
Replies: 1
Views: 682

instead of/rather than

Are these sentences correct: 1-I hope they will fire you and bring experts here to change the system once and for all instead of you fixing problems as they arise one after the other. 2-I hope they will fire you and bring experts here to change the system once and for all rather than you fixing prob...
by navi
Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: any longer
Replies: 4
Views: 948

any longer

Which is correct:

1-That equation was something I let slip my memory and did not know any longer.
2-That equation was something I let slip my memory and did not know.

Gratefully,
Navi.
by navi
Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: as well as...
Replies: 2
Views: 933

as well as...

Is this sentence correct: The hospital staff, including Dr. Sheehan posing as Aule and a nurse posing as Rachel Solando, were part of the test, and the migraines that Laeddis suffered were withdrawal symptoms from his medication , as well as hallucinating the "real Rachel Solando" . Source: http://e...
by navi
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: an older woman
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

an older woman

1-He is dating an older woman at the office. 2-He is dating one of the older women at the office. 3-They laid off an older woman at the office. 4-They laid off one of the older women at the office. I think '2', '3' and '4' are telling us that if we divide the women of the office into two groups acc...
by navi
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: might have done this and might have done that
Replies: 4
Views: 1568

might have done this and might have done that

Which are correct: 1-He might be tall and he might not be tall. 2-He might be tall or he might not be tall. 3-He might be tall and he might be short. 4-He might be tall or he might be short. 5-He might have committed a crime and he might have saved people's lives. 6-He might have committed a crime o...
by navi
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: walls of ancient buildings
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

Re: walls of ancient buildings

Thank you very much Bob for the compliment, but it is not and it never will be. Native speakers develop some weird kind of 'instinct' for the language that non-natives do not have. Some might acquire it, if they start learning early enough... But it is too late for me... I will never become as good ...
by navi
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: walls of ancient buildings
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

Re: walls of ancient buildings

Thank you both very much and my apologies,

Yes, I meant by 'tag' to write graffiti on. I thought the usage was commonplace. I just looked it up in dictionaries and saw that actually it was pretty rare. What a mistake on my part! My apologies!

Thank you very much again.
Navi.
by navi
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: walls of ancient buildings
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

walls of ancient buildings

1-They tagged walls of ancient buildings. 2-They tagged walls of the ancient buildings. 3-They tagged the walls of ancient buildings. 4-They tagged the walls of the ancient buildings. 5-They tagged ancient buildings' walls. 6-They tagged the ancient buildings' walls. Which of the above correspond t...
by navi
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: because you did
Replies: 1
Views: 830

because you did

Can one use: 1-I went into that line of work because you did. instead of: 2-I went into that line of work because you did it . I would think one meaning of '2' is that I went into that line of work because you did something that has been mentioned before (not necessarily 'going into that line of wor...
by navi
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: as my mother did
Replies: 1
Views: 874

as my mother did

1-My father cooked rice in that pan as my mother did. 2-My father cooked rice in that pan as my mother did it . Which of the above sentences correspond to which of the below: a-My father cooked rice in that pan in the same way my mother did. b-My father cooked rice in that pan because my mother did...
by navi
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: great scientists such as
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: great scientists such as

Thank you both very much. Phil, I had thought quite a bit about this, and I find your explanation brilliant. I am going to be around and I am going to tell people I know who would be interested (my wife especially) to join this site. This was my first post here. I generally don't make a post just to...
by navi
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: great scientists such as
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

great scientists such as

1-Great scientists like Newton and Galileo had philosophical viewpoints. 2-Great scientists, like Newton and Galileo, had philosophical viewpoints. 3-Great scientists such as Newton and Galileo had philosophical viewpoints. 4-Great scientists, such as Newton and Galileo, had philosophical viewpoint...