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Topic: more/even more
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 3:13:35 AM
1) He was encouraged by what his coach told him. He was more encouraged by his own recent performance.
2) He was encouraged by what his coach told him. He was encouraged more by his own recent performance.


3) He was encouraged by what his coach told him. He was even more encouraged by his own recent performance.
4) He was encouraged by what his coach told him. He was encouraged even more by his own recent performance.


Which of the sentences above mean:
a) He was encouraged by his recent performance more than he was by what his coach told him
and which mean:
b) He was encouraged further by his own recent performance.

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: on two occasions
Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 4:20:02 PM
Which sentences are correct:

1) An inspector came here twice.
2) Twice, an inspector came here.
3) On two occasions, an inspector came here.
Was it the same inspector?


4) Two inspectors came here twice.
5) Twice, two inspectors came here.
6) On two occasions, two inspectors came here.
Was it the same two inspectors?


I think in '1' and '4' we have the same inspector(s), but the others could go either way! I might well be wrong!


Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: the best player I'm playing
Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2:38:04 AM
1) Tom's the best player I'm playing this week.
2) Tom's the best player I'll play this week.
3) Tom's the best player I play this week.
4) Tom's the best player I am to play this week.

Let's say it is Wednesday and I have already played a few players.

Which of the sentences 1-4 can I use if Tom is the best player I am going to
play and is better than all those I played? (The best of the week)

Which of the sentences 1-4 can I use if Tom is the best player I am going to
play, but I have played better players than him this week?

Which of the sentences 1-4 can I use if I have already played Tom and he
was the best player among those I played and better than those I am going to
play?

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: a friend of...
Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:02:50 PM
Which are correct:
1) He is a friend of Pete and Jane.
2) He is a friend of Pete and Jane's.
3) He is a friend of Pete's and Jane's.
4) He is a friend of Pete and of Jane.
5) He is a friend of Pete's and of Jane's.

In which cases:
a) we are sure that Pete and Jane form a unit (probably a couple)
and in which cases:
b) we are talking about them as separate people (they might not even know each other)

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: is best
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 3:21:29 PM
Which are correct and is there any difference in the meanings:

1) One can serve one or two or three dishes. I think three dishes is best.
2) One can serve one or two or three dishes. I think three dishes is the best.


3) One can serve one or two or three dishes. I think three dishes are best.
4) One can serve one or two or three dishes. I think three dishes are the best.

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: as only he could
Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:23:45 AM
Who stole your mother's purse?
1) Obviously the butler did it, as only he could.
2) Obviously the butler did it, because only he could.

(I am saying the butler did it, because nobody else could have done it.)



3) Nobody else could have saved them. So I saved them, as only I could.
4) Nobody else could have saved them. So I saved them, because only I could.

(I saved them, because nobody else could have done it.)



5) She played the concerto as only she could.
(She played it in the way only she could play it in. Presumably, her performance was unique and wonderful.)

Are sentences 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 correct in the given contexts?

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: I know him as
Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 10:46:26 PM
Are these sentences correct:

1) I know him as he deals with people in our office, but I don't know him as he behaves towards women in bars.

2) I know him as he is when he deals with people in our office, but I don't know him as he is when he interacts with women in bars.


Gratefully,
Navi

Topic: from lack of concentration
Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2018 11:36:43 PM
Are these sentences correct:

1) I was playing badly from lack of concentration.
2) I was playing badly from a stiff neck.
3) I was playing badly from a hurt ankle.

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: the best ever
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 2:54:39 PM
Which are correct:

1) Hendrix was the best rock guitar player ever.

2) Hendrix was the best rock guitar player to have ever lived.
3) Hendrix was the best rock guitar player to ever live.

The idea is that even after his death no one matched him.


Gratefully,
Navi

Topic: to take care of you
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 1:10:46 AM
1) Jane is the nurse to take care of you.

Does that mean:

a) She's the best nurse there is for taking care of you
or:
b) She's the only nurse there is for taking care of you
or:
c) She's the nurse who is capable of taking care of you (this is basically the same as 'a')
or:
d) She's the nurse who has been given the task of taking care of you

Gratefully,
Navi

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