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Topic: Is this OK?
Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 12:52:57 PM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Oh yes - it's OK.
I prefer the single sentence with the "who", but they're both correct.

The short, one-clause sentence style is how children's books are often written.



Thank you
Topic: Is this OK?
Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 11:12:16 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
HI!
I'm not sure what you are asking. There is no adjective connected with "man".

You could, if you want to, add an adjective and say "Once upon a time there lived a multilingual man."

But I'd prefer using a clause:
Once upon a time there lived a man who knew five languages.



I meant without using "who", using two separate sentences without joining them into one as

"Once upon a time there lived a man. He knew five languages." instead of

"Once upon a time there lived a man who knew five languages."
Topic: Is this OK?
Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 9:23:25 AM
Is it OK without joining the noun "man" with an adjective:

Once upon a time there lived a man. He knew five languages.
Topic: too/either
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:05:10 AM
Thank you.
Topic: too/either
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 4:44:45 PM
Which word should be used - "too" or "either" when we ask a question (in an interrogative sentence)?

For example:

"Is it unacceptable and unnatural too/either?"



P.S. Sorry, my question was repeated twice by some technical error.


Topic: too/either
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 4:44:44 PM
Which word should be used - "too" or "either" when we ask a question (in an interrogative sentence)?

For example:

"Is it unacceptable and unnatural too/either?"


P.S. Sorry, my question was repeated twice by some technical error.
Topic: way back
Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 4:13:03 AM
FounDit wrote:
nightdream wrote:
Or "He started on his way back"?


In daily speech, people do often say it this way. Other ways might be:

He has (he's) started back.
He is (he's) on his way back.
He started back.
He just started back.



Then, was "He started all the way back" a colloquial, daily speech?


Topic: way back
Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:59:23 PM
Or "He started on his way back"?
Topic: way back
Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:06:13 PM
Would it be correct if one use such variants as "He started on the way back"?
Topic: Another
Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:18:58 AM
FounDit wrote:
nightdream wrote:
Is "another" used with plural nouns or used only with singular nouns? Is it acceptable to say "another trees", "another variants" etc.?


No. Another is similar to saying "an other one", so it's singular. Another person, car, movie, etc.


Thank you.