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Topic: what has he done...
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:39:43 AM
John thinks you hate him.

a. What has he done for me to hate him?
b. What has he done for me to hate him for?
c. What has he done that I should hate him?
d. What has he done that I should hate him for?
e. What has he done so that I should hate him?


Which of the sentences a.-e are valid in this context?

The idea is that I don't even know why I would hate John. I am wondering what he thinks he has done that would have made me hate him.

Many thanks.
Topic: that I should hate him
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:34:25 AM
Harry thinks you hate him.

a. Who does he think he is that I should hate him?

b. Who does he think he is that I would hate him?

c. Who does he think he is for me to hate him?


Are sentences (a), (b) and (c) valid in this context?

The idea is that he is not important enough for me to hate him.


Many thanks
Topic: delay to repair the bus
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:19:49 PM
a. We'll have a twenty-minute delay to repair the bus.
b. There will be a twenty-minute delay to repair the bus.

c. We'll have a twenty-minute delay in order to repair the bus.
d. There will be a twenty-minute delay in order to repair the bus.


Are the above sentences grammatically correct?
Are they natural?

The idea is that repairing the bus will take twenty minutes and therefore we'll be delayed by twenty minutes.

Many thanks.
Topic: delay to repair the bus
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:10:39 AM
a We'll have a twenty-minute delay to repair the bus.
b. There will be a twenty-minute delay to repair the bus.

C. We'll have a twenty-minute delay in order to repair the bus.
d. There will be a twenty-minute delay in order to repair the bus.


Are the above sentences grammatically correct?
Are they natural?

The idea is that repairing the bus will take twenty minutes and therefore we'll be delayed by twenty minutes.

Many thanks.
Topic: too miserable to...
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:08:50 AM

a. His life was too miserable in the nineties for him to want to talk about any part of it.

b. His relationship with his father was too bad in for him to talk willingly about him.


Are the above sentences grammatically correct?

Many thanks
Topic: who vs which
Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 2:15:17 PM
Thank you all so much,

What if the main verb is not 'to be'?

d) Who earns more money: the Dutch or the Greeks?
e) Who earn more money: the Dutch or the Greeks?

f) Who plays soccer in that empty lot on Sundays?
g) Who play soccer in that empty lot on Sundays?


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Topic: who vs which
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 3:15:33 PM
Can one say

a. Which are happier: the Americans or the Greeks?

b. Who is happier: the Americans or the Greeks?

c. Who are happier: the Americans or the Greeks?


?

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Topic: rentedthem a flat
Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:18:58 AM
a. I rented them a flat.

Can't that sentence mean two things?


1. I rented a flat to them.
and
2. I rented a flat for them.



Many thanks.
Topic: carefree dancing
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:39:45 AM
Can one say
a. I like carefree dancing.

instead of
b. I like to dance in a carefree manner.
?

Can one say
c. I hate careless driving.
instead of
d. I hate to drive carelessly.
?

Doesn't (c) mean I hate 'careless driving' in general, no matter who's doing it?

Many thanks.
Topic: as I played the guitar
Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 1:17:58 AM
a. As I played the guitar, he played the piano.
b. Just as I played the guitar, he played the piano.

c. He played the piano as I played the guitar.
d. He played the piano just as I played the guitar.

e. He played the piano, as I played the guitar.
f. He played the piano, just as I played the guitar.


Which of the above correspond to which of the below:

1. He played the piano while I played the guitar.
2. He played the piano and I played the guitar.
3. He played the piano because I played the guitar.
4. He played the piano in the same way I played the guitar.

Many thanks

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