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Topic: you would never believe
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:53:13 AM
Thank you both very much,

Now, I have another question, if I may. It is about one of DraOnSpeaker's sentences.


When writing his letter, he made such bad/terrible/stupid mistakes you'd never believe it.

Is the 'it' at the end of the sentence necessary?
Could the sentence work without it?

I don't think it could, but I am not sure.

Gratefully,
Navi



Topic: you would never believe
Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 3:23:32 AM
Are these sentences correct:

1) When writing his letter, he made such mistakes that nobody could understand his meaning.


2) When writing his letter, he made such mistakes as you would never believe.

3) When writing his letter, he made such mistakes that you would never believe.

4) When writing his letter, he made such mistakes that you would never believe them.


5) When writing his letter, he made such mistakes that you would never believe he made them.

Gratefully,
Navi.
Topic: to exploit
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 5:10:12 AM
Which are correct:

1) He was killed to keep him silent.
2) He was killed to be kept silent.

3) He was killed to keep silent.
(meaning: He was killed so that he would keep silent)

4) He was killed in order to keep him silent.

5) He was killed in order to be kept silent.

6) He was kidnapped to toil as a slave.

7) He was kidnapped to be worked as a slave.

8) He was kidnapped to exploit as a slave.


Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: to keep him silent
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 5:08:43 AM
Which are correct:

1) They killed him to keep him silent.
2) They killed him in order to keep him silent.

3) They killed him to keep silent.
4) They killed him in order to keep silent.

5) They killed him to be kept silent.
6) They killed him in order to be kept silent.

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: young people
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:14:10 AM
Thank you both very much,

How about this case:

One person says: "In our city, a lot of people go to parks."

The other replies:

1) Young people do that.

2) The young people do that.

Is there a difference here?
Doesn't '2' imply that all of them go to parks?

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: young people
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:35:08 PM
One person says: "In our city, a lot of people go to parks."

Another replies:

1) It's young people who do that.

2) It's the young people who do that.

Are both '1' and '2' acceptable in this context?
Do '1' and '2' have different meanings in this context?
Does '2' necessarily imply that all of them go to parks?

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: not more
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 3:09:26 PM
1) He wasn't walking more than five feet behind me.
2) He was walking not more than five feet behind me.

Are '1' and '2' both correct?
Do they mean the same?

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3) He didn't walk more than five feet behind me.
4) He walked not more than five feet behind me.

Are '3' and '4' both correct?
Do they mean the same?


Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: aside from/apart from/besides
Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:11:27 AM
Thank you very much, Romany,

What do you think of these:

6) Apart from my marital life, I have many things to be thankful for.
7) Apart from my marital life, there are a lot of things I am thankful for.

Can one tell if my marital life is bad or not?

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: neither/nor
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:58:50 AM
Thank you very much, Thar.


thar wrote:


There is no defense against check by the knight or rook


Slightly different meaning:
There is no defense against check by either the knight or the rook.




What is the difference in the meanings?

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: neither/nor
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:19:59 PM
Thank you very much, Thar,

I will give it a shot

1) There is no defense against a check by the knight or the rook.
2) There is no defense against a check either by the knight or the rook.


I think '3' and '4' can't be saved.

Gratefully,
Navi

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