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by azz
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: not everyone
Replies: 1
Views: 60

not everyone

a. Not everyone who is here knows anyone in your office.

I think (a) can have two different meanings:

1. Only some of the people who are here know everyone in your office.
2. Some of the people who are here don't know anyone in your office.

Am I right?

Many thanks.
by azz
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the chances of
Replies: 1
Views: 286

the chances of

a. The chances of event A happening are higher than the combined chances of the other events happening. b. The chances of event A happening are higher than the combined chances of all the other events happening. c. The chances of event A happening are higher than the chances of the other events hap...
by azz
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: as rapidly as
Replies: 1
Views: 283

as rapidly as

a. As rapidly as they are moving, they'll be here soon. b. As hard as John hit Henry, Henry must be in a lot of pain right now. Are the above sentences grammatically correct and meaningful? I am confused. Generally, when 'as' is used like this with adjectives, the meaning is usually 'although'. c. ...
by azz
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: good to
Replies: 1
Views: 763

good to

a. This architect is good to design your house, but not to design big buildings, b. Thus architect is good for designing your house, but not for designing big buildings. Are the above sentences grammatically correct? Are they natural? The idea is that he is good for the task of designing your house...
by azz
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a book to improve your Italian
Replies: 0
Views: 692

a book to improve your Italian

a. I am sending you a book to improve your Italian. Would you say that sentence corresponds to: 1. I am sending you a book to improve your Italian with. (you are going to improve your Italian using the book) or 2. I am sending you a book which is to improve your Italian. (the book will improve your...
by azz
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the fastest of
Replies: 2
Views: 786

the fastest of

a. He runs the fastest of any student.
b. He runs the fastest of all students.

c. He runs the fastest of any of our student.
d. He runs the fastest of all of our students.


Which of the above sentences are grammatically correct?
Which are natural?

Many thanks
by azz
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: fairly shook
Replies: 1
Views: 779

fairly shook

a. The walls fairly shook from the sound of the explosion.

b. He fell and fairly broke his arm.


Does 'fairly' mean 'really', 'completely' or 'almost' in the above sentences?

Many thanks
by azz
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: looked at them
Replies: 1
Views: 920

looked at them

a. He looked at them to help him.
b. He looked to them to help him.

c. He looked at them for help.
d. He looked to them for help.


Which of the above sentences are grammatically correct?

Which are natural?

Many thanks.
by azz
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: comma
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

comma

a. I bought twenty books and notebooks.

Could that mean
b. I bought twenty books and some notebooks.
?

And would a comma before 'and' make it clear that it was twenty books and some notebooks?

c. I bought twenty books, and notebooks.

Many thanks.
by azz
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: against global warming
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

Re: against global warming

Thank you so much Erik. The sentence came up when I was talking in English with my husband, Navi. He intended 'against global warming' to mean 'against the idea that global warming exists' or 'against the idea of global warming'. I said that i was not sure that the sentence could even mean that in t...
by azz
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: against global warming
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

against global warming

a. He is against global warming.

Could that mean that he doesn't believe in global warming? He's against the idea of global warming?

Many thanks.
by azz
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the same as yours
Replies: 1
Views: 1490

the same as yours

a. I want to make my house the same as yours. b. I want to build my house the same as yours. Are these sentences both grammatically correct and meaningful? Do they mean the same? I think (a) means that I want to transform my house in such a way that it becomes like yours. But could it mean the same...
by azz
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the best cars in the lot
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

the best cars in the lot

a. The best cars in the lot are John's. The worst ones are John's too. b. The best cars in the lot are John's cars. The worst ones are John's cars too. I think (a) works and (b) does not. Am I correct? I think (b) means the same as: c. John's cars are the best cars in the lot. They are the worst ca...
by azz
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: which one
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

which one

a. Which one saw the accident, the tall boy or the short one? b. Which saw the accident, the tall boy or the short one? c. Which one saw the accident, the one called Peter or the one called John? d. Which saw the accident, the one called Peter or the one called John? e. Which one saw the accident, ...
by azz
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: what is she upset about
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

what is she upset about

a. What TV series is she upset about not being produced? b. What TV series is she most upset about not being produced? c What TV series is she upset about not being cast in? d. What TV series is she most upset about not being cast in? Are the above sentences grammatically correct? I think the first...