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by navi
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Tom and Sally.... them
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Tom and Sally.... them

Can sentences 1-5 be used for the given meanings: 1) Tom and Sally, the police arrested them. (Meaning: The police arrested Tom and Sally.) 2) Tom and Sally, do you think the police should arrest them? (Meaning: Do you think the police should arrest Tom and Sally?) 3) Tom and Sally, I want to see ge...
by navi
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: doubt
Replies: 1
Views: 54

doubt

1) I doubted the science fiction story I had written.

Does that sentence make sense?

The idea is that I had doubts about it; I didn't know if it was good or not.

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the same as
Replies: 0
Views: 118

the same as

Which are correct: 1) The membership fee might not be the same for you as it is for a married man. 2) The membership fee might not be the same for you as for a married man. 3) The membership fee might not be the same for you as a married man. 4) The membership fee might not be the same for you as me...
by navi
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: which team/the team
Replies: 2
Views: 454

which team/the team

Which are correct: 1) In our country, which football team you support is largely determined by your social class. 2) In our country, the football team you support is largely determined by your social class. 3) In our country, which football team you support largely depends on your social class. 4) I...
by navi
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: strikingly
Replies: 2
Views: 610

strikingly

Are all these sentences correct and does changing the placement of 'strikingly' change the meaning in any way: 1) He strikingly used a very outdated expression. 2) He used a very outdated expression strikingly. 3) The expression was strikingly used. 4) The expression was used strikingly. 5) Color ha...
by navi
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: like it does with
Replies: 1
Views: 469

like it does with

1) The disease did not affect my vision the way it does with so many people. 2) The disease did not affect my vision like it does with so many people. 3) The disease did not affect my vision as it does with so many people. Do they mean that it did affect my vision but not in the manner it affected ...
by navi
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a Bed-In
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: a Bed-In

I think this one gives the definition you're looking for:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bed-in

Respectfully,
Navi
by navi
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: possessive
Replies: 1
Views: 628

possessive

Which is correct:

1) Every detective's wife in every crime movie acts the same way.


2) The wife of every detective in every crime move acts the same way.


Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: there were live rounds in the rifle
Replies: 1
Views: 550

there were live rounds in the rifle

Can one use: 1) Live rounds were in the rifle. instead of: 2) There were live rounds in the rifle. Can one use: 3) Live rounds weren't in the rifle. instead of: 4) There were not live rounds in the rifle. I think '1' is fine, and '3' is strange, although they are both grammatical. Gratefully, Navi
by navi
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: anyone/just anyone
Replies: 1
Views: 543

anyone/just anyone

1) How would you feel if your dog attacks anyone?
2) How would you feel if your dog attacks just anyone?

Is there a difference in the meanings?

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Wed May 27, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: ordered them to
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

ordered them to

Which is correct:

1) The inspector ordered our suitcases to be placed in the yard.
2) The inspector ordered for our suitcases to be placed in the yard.

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Tue May 26, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: France or Argentina
Replies: 1
Views: 1263

France or Argentina

Which are correct: 1) I have heard that in this city only rich people go to restaurant A or restaurant B. I don't know which it is they go to though. It is either one or the other. 2) I have heard that in this city only rich people will go to France or Argentina this Christmas. 3) I have heard that ...
by navi
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 7
Views: 14432

Re: Coronavirus

I really can't understand people who do not observe the social distancing rules recommended, or mandated, by governments. It is not just your health that is at stake. If you get it, you might give it to others. Stay home as much as possible. Stay safe. Stay six feet away from others. Wear masks and ...
by navi
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a fascinating story
Replies: 1
Views: 1877

a fascinating story

Are these sentences correct: 1) That is a scary story to read to a child. 2) That is a scary story to be read to a child. 3) That is a fascinating story to read to a child. 4) That is a fascinating story to be read to a child. Do the first two mean: a) That is a story that is too scary to read to a ...
by navi
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: all/each/every
Replies: 0
Views: 10094

all/each/every

1) They divided the boys into groups for all activities. 2) They divided the boys into groups for every activity. 3) They divided the boys into groups for each activity. In which case: a) We have the same groups all across the board. No matter what the activity, the groups are the same. in which ca...