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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 1:18:24 AM
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"Nepal army chief General Purna Chandra Thapa was also scheduled to attend the closing ceremony of the drill but that too has been cancelled, it was learnt."
I read the above at
Nepal snubs India, to skip 1st Bimstec anti-terror drill - Times of India
What is the grammatical form and function of "that" in l"that too..." and what does it refer to?
thar
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 3:47:34 AM

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It might help to see the word 'too' in its more usual position.


General Purna Chandra Thapa was also scheduled to attend the closing ceremony of the drill but that has been cancelled, too.

So, some engagement was cancelled, it presumably explains what earlier in the article.

The General was supposed to attend this closing ceremony, but it was cancelled as well.

One cancellation is unfortunate. Two cancellations is a snub.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 3:57:54 AM
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Thank you!
Which preposition is appropriate "at" or "in" when I post a link to the source of my question.

I read something at ( website link- the Times of India newspaper website)
Or
I read something in (website address link)
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 7:16:32 AM

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Hi!
This depends on exactly what you say - because there are different prepositions for different things.

I would normally say "I read it in this article, in The Times of India"
I read it on this website
I read it in The Times of India
I read it here.
"I read it on the internet" (I don't like this one)

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
leonAzul
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 8:03:48 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Hi!
This depends on exactly what you say - because there are different prepositions for different things.

I would normally say "I read it in this article, in The Times of India"
I read it on this website
I read it in The Times of India
I read it here.
"I read it on the internet" (I don't like this one)


This is a very interesting conversation, and I would hope that TIP and his like (it's always a he, innit?) would take note.
Whistle

For what it's worth (FWIW), I'm mostly with you.

I'm so glad to have read it in this forum.
Whistle

Just to be clear, my response is both glib and





*smacked*


"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 8:19:43 AM
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Thanks Drago:
Would you not use "at" as it is followed by the link which is a form of an address?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 8:35:18 AM

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Ah! Now I see why "at" is a possibility.

For me, no. You are right that the hyperlink is an address. However, the sentence is the words just as they appear.

"on the website", "in the newspaper", "in the article".

If, as I sometimes see in messages about hotels and flats, there is a link which shows an address, it would be 'at'.

An example is This one (the link actually takes you to GoogleMaps, showing the hotel):
"The Strathroyal Hotel are selling their annex at 27A, Herontye Drive, Queensferry. This recently-renovated property . . ."

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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