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Tara2
Posted: Monday, October 8, 2018 6:40:20 AM

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Hi
Can I delete "on"?
"The odor didn't vanish but lingered on for weeks."
BobShilling
Posted: Monday, October 8, 2018 7:40:24 AM
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Yes.
Tara2
Posted: Monday, October 8, 2018 9:08:23 AM

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BobShilling wrote:
Yes.

Thank you
Are the meanings the same?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, October 8, 2018 9:25:29 AM

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Hi!

Yes - I think the 'on' simply emphasises the continuation of the smell.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Tara2
Posted: Monday, October 8, 2018 11:29:30 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Hi!

Yes - I think the 'on' simply emphasises the continuation of the smell.

I understand. Thank you Drago
classicalcowboy
Posted: Monday, October 8, 2018 7:45:00 PM
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If the odor were distinctly agreeable or un-agreeable "lingered on" would be more useful than just "lingered".
coag
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