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Post by Quoc » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:32 am

Hi,

I no longer have any books. (a)
I no more have any books. (b)
I don't have any more books. (c)
I don't have any longer books (d).

What is incorrect? What is the difference between them?

Quoc
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:31 am

b) is wrong.

a) relates to the dimension of time, c) to the number of books in the speaker's possession, and d) to the length (i.e. number of words or pages) of the books in question.

a) could also be expressed as "I don't have any books any more/longer" or "I have no books any more/longer".
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structures with "any longer/more" .....

Post by Quoc » Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:45 am

Hi,

You wrote:

a) relates to the dimension of time


Could you say more about that? Could you interpret (a) more clearly?

Thank
Quoc
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:06 pm

(a)I, Quoc, though I have posessed books in the past, have passed through some event or events which have resulted in myself being presently in the condition of booklessness.
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Post by hsargent » Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:36 pm

a) you are communicating that all your books are gone.

b) wrong totally

c) This is relative; a larger amount than previously referenced.

d) wrong unless you are describing the length of a book dimension.
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