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Extremely unusual though he was, at that
Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:08:05 AM
This is an inversion.
Normally it would be "though he was extremely unusual,...".
if you will
Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:23:10 AM
I'd say that "if you will" means "if you are willing to".
The sentences are not ambiguous to me. In both cases, "if you will" expresses the condition on which the fact stated in the main sentence will occur.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:39:25 AM
My response would be that something that was nerve-wracking could be a component (part) of either stress or distress.
"wrack" is something that has been completely destroyed so something that is nerve-wracking destroys our nerves. Drives us nuts.(mad).
Stress can play havoc with one's nerves and completely destroy them. Acute distress can have the same effect.
The meaning of "Nerve-wracking" is thus not "close to" either 'stress' or 'distress'. But it can be a symptom of either state.
Many thanks dear thar for the great explanation!!!
Sometimes we behave angrily with other because of our nervous. (Not that it is a disease we are just temporarily, very short). In Farsi we say 'I'm nervouse', don't you say like this, please? (some women are like this in their monthly period)
Tara, you had better turn both your thanks and your question to Romany in this instance :)
please help with " down"
Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:21:53 AM
It's not well written: it's "downright", not "down right".
Sorry, cross-posted with Frosty x Rime
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:07:13 AM
After saying something...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:16:04 AM
Well then, none of these sounds natural at all, unless it's the answer to a silly question such us "What do you usually do after saying something, when being thirsty and standing by a pond?".
It would be more natural if in the past and stating what you said.
"After saying "Wait, I'm thirsty" I sat down, had a look at the water (to check its cleanliness), then drank it with my right hand to quench my thirst, pausing three times for breath".
However, I am no native speaker - let's wait for their ideas on this.
which is taking care of
Friday, July 31, 2020 6:30:37 AM
I dont' think "taking care ore her" is wrong.
Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:58:03 AM
Well then, yes, I think that Romany meant the mind as opposed to the body, that is, only our intellectual and moral (not physical) part.
You can replace the word "mind" with "soul", if that makes it easier to understand.
His ancestors were Caucasian/Caucasians?
Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:53:44 AM
In all 3 cases, the singular is an adjective and the plural a noun.
I would use the adjectival form. I don't know why, but I find it more… elegant.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:09:48 AM
I'd use "their own".
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