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by azz
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: fight all of us
Replies: 0
Views: 4527

fight all of us

a. He has fought all of us. b. He has fought every one of us. c. He has fought each of us. d. He had a fight with all of us. e. He had a fight with every one of us. f. He has a fight with each of us. In which case: 1. We are talking about separate fights and in which case 2. We are talking about a ...
by azz
Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: every day
Replies: 1
Views: 1858

every day

Can one say a. He orders her around every day enough to get exhausted. b. He orders her around every day, enough to get exhausted. c. He orders her around every day enough to make her exhausted. d. He orders her around every day, enough to make her exhausted. ? Are (a) and (b) ambiguous? Who is gett...
by azz
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: his plan for becoming a star
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

his plan for becoming a star

Can one say a. I did not go along with his plan to make me a star. b. I did not go along with his plan for me to become a star. c. I did not go along with his plan so that I would become a star. d. I did not go along with his plan for making me a star. e. I did not go along with his plan for becomin...
by azz
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: confiscated the suitcases of journalists
Replies: 1
Views: 1577

confiscated the suitcases of journalists

a. They confiscated suitcases of journalists. b. They confiscated suitcases of the journalists. c. They confiscated the suitcases of journalists. d. They confiscated the suitcases of the journalists. e. They confiscated journalists' suitcases. f. They confiscated the journalists' suitcases. Which o...
by azz
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: too much of something
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

too much of something

"Too much of something isn't good for you." Is this sentence ambiguous? One meaning a. Too much of anything isn't good for you. Second meaning: b.Too much of a specific thing isn't good for you. I went to the doctor and he told me that too much of something wasn't good for me, but I was so drunk I ...
by azz
Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the man to supply
Replies: 6
Views: 3377

the man to supply

We know that Dan is a member of their gang. But is he a hitman? a. No. Dan is the man to supply illegal material. b. No. Dan is the man for supplying illegal material. c. No. Dan is their man to supply illegal material. d. No. Dan is their man for supplying illegal material. e. No. Dan is somebody t...
by azz
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: not so much
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

not so much

Can one say

a. You are expected to produce traditional musical compositions, not so much experimental ones.
?

If one can what is the difference between that sentence and this one
b. You are expected to produce traditional musical compositions, not experimental ones.
?

Many thanks.
by azz
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the police saw and stopped
Replies: 3
Views: 2425

Re: the police saw and stopped

Thank you very much.

Is (c) atrocious as well?

Many thanks.
by azz
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the police saw and stopped
Replies: 3
Views: 2425

the police saw and stopped

a. He was the man the police saw and stopped his car.

Did he stop his car or the police?

Can one say

b. He was the man whom they arrested and escaped.
instead of
c. He was the man whom they arrested and who escaped.
?

Many thanks.