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Topic: As opposed to
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:23:04 AM
Thanks for your help
Topic: As opposed to
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:47:51 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Hello ullas!

Your use of 'as opposed to' seems good. However, 'to my ear', the word 'so' does not quite work.
I think that this is because 'as opposed to' is a comparison, and 'so' can also be used as a comparison (The rents in Ankara are not so high as those in Istanbul) - it seems odd to have 'so' and 'as opposed to' in the same sentence.

Yes - you can omit some words if you like (and many people would).

Rents are very high in İstanbul as opposed to rents in Ankara.
Rents are very high in İstanbul as opposed to in Ankara.
Rents are very high in İstanbul as opposed to Ankara.



if two comparison words don't work well sometimes in the same sentence.

let me be sure with the following sentence.

a1)This summer is so hot compared to last summer.

b1)This summer is so hot as opposed to last summer.

a2)This summer is very hot compared to last summer.

b2)This summer is very hot as opposed to last summer.

a1 and a2 sound unnatural.

b1 and b2 sound natural.

Am I right about it?
Topic: As opposed to
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:35:31 AM
context;

I want to say that ''Rents are so high in İstanbul and rents in Ankara are not high with using ''As opposed to ''

Sentence a)

Rents are so high in İstanbul as opposed to rents in Ankara

is it correct to use ''as opposed to'' in that context in this way ,and if it is correct ?

I am not sure whether the second part that comes after ''as opposed to'' can be shortened?

Sentence b)

Rents are so high in İstanbul as opposed to in Ankara. (rents omitted)

İs sentence b idiomatic , grammatically correct ,and a correct omiting ?
Topic: ''off'' preposition Vs ''away''
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:43:14 AM
is it possible to make the following sentence in an other way in the same meaning?

sentence 1)

He drove off at the most incredible speed.

Sentence 2)

He drove away at the most incredible speed.

Does the sentence 2 mean;

He drove at the most incredible speed away -at somewhere else not at present place-

or

He drove to somewhere else from the present place at the most incredible speed.
Topic: ''get the job done''
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:20:10 AM
Thanks for the detailed answers
Topic: omitting ''as to''
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:18:53 AM
in some sentences it is possible to omit ''As to''

For example;
A1)He was uncertain as to which road to take.

But , in some sentences it can not be omitted

EX;
B1)There's no decision as to when the work might start.

How can I tell which ''As to'' I cam omit , which one I can't?
Topic: ''get the job done''
Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:14:05 PM
you said above that ;

It indicates difficulty
I started the engine - plain action
I got the engine started - implies I had to try several times,or I had to fix a problem


What about have +something+v3

Eg;

I had the engine started ,

Does it indicate the same difficulty like ''get+something+done''?
Topic: ''get the job done''
Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:30:08 AM
srirr wrote:

I got my hair cut (myself).



First of all thanks for your detailed answer.

is there any difference in meaning even in nuance between the following sentences?

A)I got my hair cut (myself)

B) I cut my hair
Topic: ''get the job done''
Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:06:47 AM
A)I got my hair cut

B)I got my car cleaned

Sentences above are causitive sentences.

They mean ;

I paid someone to cut my hair

I paid someone to clean my car.

But;!!!!!

''C)They are doing overtime to get the job done'' is in the same structure with the sentences above (get+something+past participle) but it is not a causitive sentence.

it means ''They are doing overtime to finish the job''(They are doing themselves not paying someone else to do)

İs ''to+get+something+done'' a fixed phrase and is it an exception for the verb ''do''?

get something done
Topic: ''some kind of'' Vs '' a kind of''
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:53:24 PM
is there anyy difference in meaning between '' a kind of'' and ''some kind of''

Ex;

A)''along'' means from one end to the other like a road,a river, a line of some kind

B)''along'' means from one end to the other like a road,a river, a line of a kind

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