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Topic: to take to your office
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:14:33 AM
Are these sentences correct:

1) Those are your books to take to your office and those are your books to take home.

2) That is your file to study tonight, and that is your file to study tomorrow.

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: twenty sandwiches and sodas
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 1:49:39 AM
Thank you both very much,

I have another question.

Consider:
4) There were ten men and women at the party.

Well, one meaning would be that there were ten people there in all. But let us assume that there were twenty people there. Would you say that the men and women necessarily formed couples? Or formed pairs is some other way?

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: twenty sandwiches and sodas
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:32:55 PM
1) Today we sold twenty sandwiches and sodas.
Could this mean: Twenty sandwiches and twenty sodas?

2) Today we sold thirty ties and T-shirts.
Could this mean: thirty ties and thirty T-shirts? (obviously ties and T-shirts do go in pairs, so they were definitely sold separately)


3) There were thirty big and small boxes in the room.
Could this mean: thirty big boxes and thirty small boxes?


Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: had read it before
Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:37:03 AM
Did he have the necessary information to understand the lecture?

1) He said he read the relevant material before coming.
2) He said he had read the relevant material before coming.

3) He said he read the relevant material before.
4) He said he had read the relevant material before.

I see three possibilities here:
a) He read the relevant material a short time before the lecture in preparation for it
b) He read the relevant material a short time before the lecture but not in preparation for it
c) He read the relevant material a long time before the lecture

Which of the sentences 1-4 correspond to which of the cases a-c?

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: for wearing
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:40:15 AM
Are these sentences correct:

1) His suit for wearing at official ceremonies is at the cleaner's, but his other suits are here.

2) My jacket for wearing in rainy but warm weather is lost.



Gratefully,
Navi

Topic: not really
Posted: Friday, January 4, 2019 10:17:48 PM
1) It really was not safe.
2) It was really not safe.
3) It was not safe really.
4) It was not really safe.

How do you understand those sentences?


I see three possible meanings:
a) It was not safe at all.
b) In reality, it was not safe.
c) It was not completely safe.

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: to read on the train
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:22:37 AM
Which are correct:

1) I stole that book to give to John.

2) I stole that book to give it to John.

3) I stole your book to read on the train.

4) I stole your book to read it on the train.


Isn't '3' ambiguous? Who is or was to read the book on the train?



Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: behind enemy lines
Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:59:33 AM
1) They have two men injured behind enemy lines.
2) They have two men injured, behind enemy lines.
3) They have two men injured who are behind enemy lines.

4) There are two men injured behind enemy lines.
5) There are two men injured, behind enemy lines.
6) There are two men injured who are behind enemy lines.

Do these mean that the two men got injured when they were behind enemy lines or all we can say is that they are injured now and they are behind enemy lines.

It seems clear that in '3' and '6' the latter is the case, but what about the other sentences?

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: an injured man part 2
Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 4:03:42 AM
Are all these sentences correct:
1) There was a man injured, lying under a tree.
2) There was a man injured lying under a tree.

3) There was an injured man, lying under a tree.
4) There was an injured man lying under a tree.

If they are how does the placement of 'injured' change the meaning?
I think in '1' and '2' the man was injured when he was lying under the tree.
In '3' and '4' he was injured and he was lying under a tree. We don't know where he was when he was injured.

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: we have a man injured
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 3:05:48 AM
1) We have a man injured.
2) We have an injured man.
What is the difference in the meanings?

3) There was a man injured, lying on the balcony.
4) There was an injured man, lying on the balcony.
What is the difference in the meanings?

Gratefully,
Navi

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