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by navi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: is best/are best
Replies: 2
Views: 5290

is best/are best

Which are correct: 1) We could use up to eight colors, but I think four is enough. I think four colors is best. I don't care which ones are used. 2) We could use up to eight colors, but I think four is enough. I think four colors is the best. I don't care which ones are used. 3) We could use up to e...
by navi
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: verb agreement
Replies: 2
Views: 5286

verb agreement

Which are correct: 1) A great number of accidents indicate that there is something wrong with the policies adopted by urban authorities. 2) A great number of accidents indicates that there is something wrong with the policies adopted by urban authorities. 3) In a city like ours, thousands of acciden...
by navi
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: such that
Replies: 1
Views: 4027

such that

1) The regulatory environment is different in each country, such that it is not possible to put together two equities dealing operations on the same platform. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Source Collins Dictionary https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/such-that Does '1' mean: a) It is ...
by navi
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: has the meaning...
Replies: 2
Views: 4859

has the meaning...

1) Face has the meaning as in the saying "to lose face". Source: Jan Renkema, Introduction to Discourse Studies , John Benjamin's Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, 2004, p. 24 Link: https://books.google.com/books?id=9KJXnCaADykC&pg=PA24&dq=%22the+meaning+as+in%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwijm...
by navi
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: excited for/about
Replies: 1
Views: 4386

excited for/about

1) I am really excited about the movie 'Wind' coming out in September. 2) I am really excited about the movie 'Wind' in September . 3) I am really excited for the movie 'Wind' coming out in September. 4) I am really excited for the movie 'Wind' in September. The idea is that I am excited that the m...
by navi
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: compared to
Replies: 3
Views: 5200

compared to

1) She is tall among the girls in her class, but not among both the boys and the girls in her class. 2) She is tall compared to the girls in her class, but not compared to both the boys and the girls in her class. 3) She is tall among the girls in her class, but not among all the children in her cl...
by navi
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: such as
Replies: 2
Views: 4073

Re: such as

Thank you very much, Phil,

Sinners have to be punished, don't they?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c_z3apI9ng

Respectfully,
Navi
by navi
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: kidnapped him to
Replies: 1
Views: 3666

kidnapped him to

Which are correct:

1) They kidnapped him to work as a slave.

2) He was kidnapped to work as a slave.

3) They kidnapped him to make him work as a slave.
4) He was kidnapped to make him work as a slave
.

Gratefully,
Navi
by navi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: such as
Replies: 2
Views: 4073

such as

1) Great novelists such as Joyce and Faulkner used the interior monologue. 2) Great novelists like Joyce and Faulkner used the interior monologue. 3) Great novelists, such as Joyce and Faulkner, used the interior monologue. 4) Great novelists, like Joyce and Faulkner, used the interior monologue. D...
by navi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: exist only in fairy tales
Replies: 1
Views: 3625

exist only in fairy tales

Are these sentences correct: 1) They arrested us with such brutality as one can hardly imagine. 2) They performed such acrobatic feats as I had never seen before. 3) He spoke of such things as exist only in fairy tales. 1a) They arrested us with brutality as one can hardly imagine. 2a) They performe...
by navi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: was kidnapped
Replies: 1
Views: 3341

was kidnapped

Which are correct: 1) He was killed to keep him silent. 2) He was killed to be kept silent. 3) He was killed to keep silent. (meaning: He was killed so that he would keep silent) 4) He was killed in order to keep him silent. 5) He was killed in order to be kept silent. 6) He was kidnapped to toil as...
by navi
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the young people/young people
Replies: 2
Views: 3970

the young people/young people

One person says: "In our city, a lot of people go to parks." Another replies: 1) It's young people who do that. 2) It's the young people who do that. 3) Young people do that. 4) The young people do that. Are all the sentences' acceptable in this context? Do they have different meanings in this conte...
by navi
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: deny both
Replies: 0
Views: 9475

deny both

1) They deny negotiating with you and contacting Harrison. 2) They deny negotiating with you or contacting Harrison. 3) They deny both negotiating with you and contacting Harrison. 4) They deny either negotiating with you or contacting Harrison. Which are correct? Which mean: a) They say they didn'...
by navi
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: aside from
Replies: 3
Views: 4123

Re: aside from

Thank you very much, Phil, Actually, that wasn't really what I was after, although it is quite an interesting point! I hadn't even thought of that, but yes, one might wrongly think that those sentences have a dangling modifier. I'd have had doubts about your examples had I seen them elsewhere! But m...
by navi
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: aside from
Replies: 3
Views: 4123

aside from

Which are correct: 1) Aside from my marital life, which is in a bad way, there are a lot of other problems I have to face. 2) Aside from my marital life, which is in a bad way, a lot of other problems plague me. 3) Besides my marital life, which is in a bad way, there are a lot of other problems I h...