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Topic: for carrying my belongings
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 1:10:08 AM
Which are correct:

1) They gave me this van to carry my belongings in.
2) They gave me this van to carry my belongings.
3) They gave me this van for carrying my belongings.
4) They gave me this van for carrying my belongings in.


Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: with which to...
Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 5:26:31 PM
Which are grammatical:

1) I gave the prosecutor's team that document for them to prove him guilty.
2) I gave prosecutor's team that document to prove him guilty with.
3) I gave prosecutor's team that document to prove him guilty.
4) I gave prosecutor's team that document with which to prove him guilty.

I know that they are all a bit cumbersome, but which of them are grammatically correct?

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: as his father did
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 2:31:27 AM
1) He played tennis as his father did.
2) He played tennis as his father did it.


3) He played tennis, as his father did.
4) He played tennis, as his father did it.

5) As his father played tennis, so did he.
6) Just as his father played tennis, so did he.

Which of the above sentences correspond to which of the cases below:

a) He played tennis in the same way his father did.

b) His father played tennis and so did he.

c) He played tennis at the same time as his father.

d) He played tennis because his father did.

Gratefully,
Navi.
Topic: as well as
Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 5:39:06 PM
Are these sentences correct:
1) The movie director, as well as his assistant, who were injured in the accident were taken to the hospital.

2) The engineer, as well as his wife, who worked for our company, saw the accident.

3) The engineer, as well as his wife who worked for our company, saw the accident.

In '2' and '3' can one say if the engineer worked for our company or not?

Gratefully,
Navi.
Topic: sent letters to...
Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:08:08 AM
1) I have sent letters to Tom's brother and his mother.
Could I use that sentence if I've sent one letter to each?


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2) I have sent a letter to Tom's brother and his mother.

One possibility is that they live together and I have sent a letter addressed to both of them.

a) Is it possible that I sent a different letter to each?
b) Is it possible that I have sent the same letter to each of them?
In this case, they live at different addresses and I have sent copies of the same letter to both of them.

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3) I have sent a letter to Tom's brother and to his mother.

c) Is it possible that I have sent a letter addressed to both of them?
d) Is it possible that I have sent two different letters?
e) Is it possible that I have sent copies of the same letter to two different
addresses?

Gratefully,
Navi.
Topic: didn't think someone would
Posted: Monday, August 7, 2017 7:08:24 AM
Thank you very much, Romany,

What if I take out the negatives?

Would these work:

3) I didn't believe someone could refrain from screaming when they saw my scars, but he did.
4) I didn't believe anyone could refrain from screaming when they saw my scars, but he did.

Gratefully,
Navi.
Topic: didn't think someone would
Posted: Monday, August 7, 2017 3:31:25 AM
Are these sentences correct:

1) I couldn't believe someone wouldn't scream when they saw my scars, but he didn't.
2) I didn't believe someone wouldn't scream when they saw my scars, but he didn't.

Meaning:
I thought anyone would scream when they saw my scars. But he didn't.

Gratefully,
Navi.
Topic: even though crazy
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 3:21:58 AM
1) He is extremely smart, even though crazy.
2) He is extremely smart, although crazy.
3) He is extremely smart, even if crazy.
4) He is extremely smart, if crazy.

Which of these mean:
a) He is extremely smart, although he is crazy.
and which mean:
b) He is extremely smart, although he might be crazy.

Gratefully,
Navi.
Topic: during the First World War
Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:49:43 AM
Which are correct:

1) St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, in 1572, is another example of what
religious intolerance can do.

Meaning: St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, which took place in 1572, is another example of what religious intolerance can do.


2) The First World War, from 1914 to 1918, claimed many civilian lives.
Meaning: The First World War, WHICH TOOK PLACE from 1914 to 1918, claimed many civilian lives.

3) The Russian Revolution, during the First World War, was seen by many as a turning point in history.
Meaning: The Russian Revolution, WHICH TOOK PLACE during the First World War, was seen by many as a turning point in history.

Gratefully,
Navi.
Topic: after the release of their first album
Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 2:32:04 AM
Can one use:
1) Their concerts, during the second half of the year, made them even more popular.
instead of:
2) Their concerts, which took place during the second half of the year, made them even more popular.


Can one use:
3) Their concerts, after the release of their first album, made them even more popular.
instead of:
4) Their concerts, which took place after the release of their first album, made them even more popular.


Can one use:
5) The peasant uprising, in the first half of the sixteenth century, were very violent.
instead of:
6) The peasant uprising, which took place in the first half of the sixteenth century, were very violent.

Gratefully,
Navi.

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