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Topic: Looking for a verb that means "be outside/beyond"
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 7:08:31 AM
For inside we have words like inhere, fill, occupy.

Do you know any words that mean "be/exist outside of or beyond"? The closest I can think of is exceed as in "This island exceeds any map known to man." or "The object exceeded the observable radius." Another option is surround but that would imply that it's all over.

Thank you!
Topic: What do you call this type of sentence?
Posted: Monday, January 7, 2019 5:06:57 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Well, I would call the first and third ones "sentences" . . .
The second is a phrase - probably the predicate of a sentence.

Analysing the two sentences, I find that the subject of each is a noun-phrase ("A man who you know" and "A person I know").

Therefore, I suppose you could call them "Sentences with noun-phrases as their subjects".


Complicated, isn't it? Especially when trying for a concise name. Thank you!
Topic: What do you call this type of sentence?
Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 11:48:42 AM
I'm trying to categorize grammar and got stuck on the type of sentence with two subjects/predicates where one of them is also an object:

-A man who you know loves you.
-Saw what I thought was interesting.
-A person I know keeps a secret.

Etc...
Topic: Such as I love = Grammatically Valid?
Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:11:50 AM
Thank you very much :D
Topic: Such as I love = Grammatically Valid?
Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2018 5:42:20 AM
Romany wrote:

From the point of view of a grammar excercise, the above sentence would not be considered incorrect.

But from the point of view of valid contemporary English, it's simply not something anyone would say in real life. Adding "that" to it would also be correct - but it's not the kind of English that has been spoken for a couple of hundred years.

We don't have "high" language, like German etc. we have formal English and academic English; but this sentence doesn't qualify.

Apart from the actual phrasing of the sentence, anyone who instructed anyone else to "make me food" would probably get a swift kick in the pants!


I appreciate the comment :)

When I say high language what I mean is the literary language you'd tend to hear in, say, a work of fiction where formal language such as this would be a form of dialogue.
I specifically rephrased this line from the Bible, specifically the story of Jacob and Esau. I presume that would fit the context? It doesn't have to match contemporary standards.

Edit:

Found this sentence 'He gets to look presidential and sign important legislation, such as he signed today.' In a sentence repository (sentencedict.com) it follows the same syntax as my example.
Topic: Such as I love = Grammatically Valid?
Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:01:49 AM
Hello! :D

Is this sentence grammatically valid in terms of high language?

"Make me savory food, such as I love."

What I'm really asking is whether I must insert a "that" conjunction so it would be "...such as that which I love."

Thank you!
Topic: Using 'Wonders' as 'Significantly'
Posted: Friday, June 8, 2018 6:26:59 AM
Oh well, unlucky me, I reckon. Really wanted to use wonders as an adverb.

Thank you both :D
Topic: Using 'Wonders' as 'Significantly'
Posted: Friday, June 8, 2018 4:59:26 AM
Hello there,

I'm trying to figure out whether I may take the psuedo-adverb 'Wonders' which as I currently understand only works in the idiom 'Work/Do wonders'. I can swear to have once heard somebody say something to the effect of "Your skill has improved wonders!"

Thoughts?
Topic: Not (verb) but... = (verb) only?
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:12:22 AM
Hello,

I'm trying to pinpoint whether the following formula is legit: To not (verb) but...

Example: I do not believe but the word of god = I only believe the word of god.
We do not eat but bread = we eat nothing but bread.

Et cetera...


Thank you :D
Topic: Can I use 'Might' as a third conditional instead of 'Had'?
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 4:21:32 PM
BobShilling wrote:
No. A tensed form is used in the if-clause, a modal form in the other.

If we hadn't known, we would/might/could have been in trouble.
Had we not known, we would/might/could have been in trouble.


I see. Thank you :D

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