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by navi
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: either buried or taken away
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

either buried or taken away

Which are correct: 1) The antiques they have found, they have either buried or taken away with them. 2) They have either buried or taken away with them the antiques they have found. 3) They have either buried or taken away the antiques they have found with them. I don't think '3' works. Can't these ...
by navi
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: some ice cream
Replies: 14
Views: 5295

Re: some ice cream

Thank you all very much. For me, up to this point in time, the freezer was just a compartiment of the fridge. If something was in the freezer, it was perforce in the fridge, just as if something is in the bedroom, it is in the house. This is interesting. So, if the 'thing' has a freezer, it is a 're...
by navi
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: some ice cream
Replies: 14
Views: 5295

some ice cream

I would like to have ice cream. 1) There is a little in the fridge. 2) There is some in the fridge. 3) There is a certain amount in the fridge. If '1' is true, would '2' and '3' be true as well? I think 'some' and 'a certain amount' cover the whole range from 'a little' to 'a lot'. So I think, logic...
by navi
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: identity of many of the victims
Replies: 10
Views: 2767

Re: identity of many of the victims

Thank you very much, Bob, You are right. One sometimes takes things for granted. I have told him. I told them both. More than once. Actually, I told them again about a week ago. We are very close. There have been problems, but we have always overcome them, and managed to stay close. In the recent ye...
by navi
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: identity of many of the victims
Replies: 10
Views: 2767

Re: identity of many of the victims

Thank you very much, Bob, I had been wanting to post that for a few days, but was hesitant to do so. I don't want to seem meddlesome. Your reaction is great. I have to tell you that I admire hir courage. I really do. I respect hir for that. Hats off to both of you! Take care of yourself and of hir, ...
by navi
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: identity of many of the victims
Replies: 10
Views: 2767

Re: identity of many of the victims

Thank you all very much, Hello, Bob, I don't have any children and can only imagine how difficult it is for you. I imagine it is difficult for your child too. It is none of my business, of course, but maybe you could be grateful that your child is in good health and let courage and love guide you in...
by navi
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: identity of many of the victims
Replies: 10
Views: 2767

identity of many of the victims

1) "Although he didn’t directly acknowledge the LGBT identity of many of the victims in his condolences to America, President Putin did declare that he regretted what had happened and “wished a speedy recovery to those injured.” Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anasta...tml?yptr=yahoo I think ...
by navi
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: might have rats that...
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

might have rats that...

Are these sentences correct: 1) If you go into that house, you might have rats that attack you. 2) If you go into that house, you might get rats that attack you. 1) If you go into that house, you might have bats that fly in your face. 2) If you go into that house, you might get bats that fly in your...
by navi
Fri May 27, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: comma/ in the garden
Replies: 6
Views: 2583

comma/ in the garden

1 We sold the wooden tables and the chairs in the garden. 2 We sold the wooden tables, and the chairs in the garden. Does the comma change anything? I think '1' is ambiguous. We can't tell if 'the wooden tables' were in the garden or not. Maybe the sale took place in the garden, but neither the tab...
by navi
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: very much defeated
Replies: 4
Views: 2312

very much defeated

Which are correct: 1) In those days, he seemed very defeated by the turn the events had taken. 2) In those days, he seemed very much defeated by the turn the events had taken. 3) In those days, he seemed much defeated by the turn the events had taken. 4) In those days, he seemed defeated very much b...
by navi
Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: which of them
Replies: 5
Views: 2535

which of them

Which are correct: 1) Which of John, Tom and Pete is reliable? 2) Which one of John, Tom and Pete is reliable? 3) Which of John, Tom or Pete is reliable? 4) Which one of John, Tom or Pete is reliable? 5) Which among John, Tom and Pete is reliable? 6) Which one among John, Tom and Pete is reliable? 7...
by navi
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: evident
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

evident

1) That was evident to do,
2) To do that was evident.
3) Doing that was evident.

Are these sentences correct and do they mean:
It was evident that 'that' had to be done. ('What 'that' is would depend of the context, obviously.)

Gratefully,
Navi.
by navi
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: more than
Replies: 0
Views: 2961

more than

Are these sentences correct: 1) We supported them, more than any other party in the country. 2) We supported them, more so than any other party in the country. Can't they mean two things: a) We supported them, more than any other party in the country did. b) We supported them, more than we supported...
by navi
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: he will tell you what...
Replies: 0
Views: 3205

he will tell you what...

1) He will tell you what you do tomorrow. 2) He will tell you what you will do tomorrow. 3) He will tell you what you shall do tomorrow. In which case: a) He is going to make a prediction about what you will do tomorrow (maybe he is a fortune-teller) and in which case: b) He will tell you what to d...
by navi
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a group of...
Replies: 8
Views: 3838

Re: a group of...

Thank you all very much, especially Tony, Tony, your reply was just fantastic. I had not noticed how using 'people who were children of...' instead of 'children' would change the meaning. I am not sure I get the difference between 'rich' and 'wealthy'. To me, 'wealthy' carries more weight somehow. I...