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by azz
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: with you
Replies: 4
Views: 5850

Re: with you

Thank you both so much. Phil's clarification is extremely helpful. Could it be possible to use the sentences if only the idea of 'trips' is involved? A says: Let's go on a trip to Paris. B replies: Oh no! Do you know how crowded airports are this time or year. And then the weather will probably be b...
by azz
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: with you
Replies: 4
Views: 5850

with you

a. With you, every trip is an ordeal.
b. With you, every trip becomes an ordeal.


Are these sentences grammatically correct?

Do they mean
When one goes on a trip with you, the trip is/becomes an ordeal.
?

Many thanks
by azz
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: on the three sides
Replies: 2
Views: 5266

on the three sides

a. The conflict claimed about two hundred lives on all sides. b. The conflict claimed about two hundred lives on the three sides. Do these mean 1. all in all there were two hundred lives lost or 2. there were two hundred lives lost on each side ? ========================================= ==========...
by azz
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: bleeding ears
Replies: 1
Views: 4884

bleeding ears

Can one say
a. He had a bleeding left ear and nose.
instead of
b. He had a bleeding left ear and an injured nose.
?

Can one say
c. He had a bleeding nose and ears.
instead of
d. He had a bleeding nose and bleeding ears.


Many thanks.
by azz
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: worried
Replies: 1
Views: 5201

worried

a. I was worried about my husband on the frontline. (Meaning: I was worried about my husband, who was on the frontline.) b. I was worried about him on the frontline. (Meaning: I was worried about him. He was on the frontline.) c. He was worried about his mother in the hospital. (Meaning: He was wor...
by azz
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: and that I have read
Replies: 2
Views: 5873

and that I have read

a. That book is the one I have read with a lot of information on the subject. b. That book is the one I have read containing a lot of information on the subject. c. That book is the one I have read that has a lot of information on the subject. d. That book is the book that has a lot of information ...
by azz
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: sloppy idientity
Replies: 3
Views: 5322

Re: sloppy idientity

Thank you so much and much apologies.

I don't know why I wrote 'hates' when I meant 'blames'. Sorry.

1. The wife blames herself
2. The wife blames Glen.

Many thanks.
by azz
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: sloppy idientity
Replies: 3
Views: 5322

sloppy idientity

a. Glen hates himself and so does Patrick.
Could this mean that Glen hates himself and Patrick also hates Glen?

b. Glen blames himself for the accident and so does his wife.
What meanings could this sentence have?

1. The wife hates herself
2. The wife hates Glen.

Many thanks.
by azz
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the threat of
Replies: 0
Views: 10265

the threat of

a. Moving the queen to d4 carries the threat of a check on c5. b. The threat of moving the queen to d4 is a check on c5. Are the sentences grammatically correct? The context is chess. If the queen is moved to the square d5 , then the next move might be queen to c5 and that move will put the opponen...
by azz
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: waited till
Replies: 2
Views: 5413

waited till

a. He waited till the pain got really bad before he went to a doctor. b. He waited till the pain got really bad to go to a doctor. c. He waited for the pain to get really bad to go to a doctor. d. He waited till the sun rose to enjoy the view. e. He waited for the sun to rise to enjoy the view. f. ...
by azz
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: in which
Replies: 4
Views: 6598

in which

a. There has been a terrible accident in which we don't know how many people were hurt.
b. There has been a terrible accident where we don't know how many people were hurt.


Are these sentences grammatically correct?

Many thanks.
by azz
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: didn't like him for
Replies: 3
Views: 6211

didn't like him for

a. I didn't like him for talking curtly to my husband. Can't that sentence mean two things? 1. I didn't like him and the reason was that he talked curtly to my husband. 2. It wasn't because he talked curtly to my husband that I liked him. I think (a) is ambiguous, but if a comma is placed before 'f...
by azz
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: for him to win
Replies: 1
Views: 3998

for him to win

a. It is important for him to win.

Can't this sentence have two meanings?

1. For him, it is important to win. He attaches importance to winning.
2. It is important that he should win. (the speaker considers it important that he should win)


Many thanks.
by azz
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: relative clauses
Replies: 5
Views: 5786

Re: relative clauses

Thank you so much, Phil! Yes. I have that problem with English. I have another question. In your sentence 1. "He was the scientist who had published a number of important articles, but we don't know exactly how many." is the part after the comma part of the defining clause? And do these make sense, ...
by azz
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: relative clauses
Replies: 5
Views: 5786

Re: relative clauses

Thank you so much Erik. My apologies for the typos in (c) and (d). The 'he's have to be 'she's! c. She was the reporter we didn't know who she worked for. We knew who the other reporters worked for. d. She was the reporter about whom we didn't know who she worked for. We knew who the other reporters...