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User Name: Koh Elaine
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Topic: What does 'but not otherwise' refer to?
Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:36:32 AM
Thanks, Romany and thar.
Topic: Improvement of sentence
Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:29:44 AM
Thanks, FounDit and sureshot.
Topic: in vs under
Posted: Monday, June 1, 2020 7:42:16 PM
I lay under the powerful summer sun.

Would it be correct to replace "under" with "in"?

Thanks.
Topic: Improvement of sentence
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:44:27 PM
A 17-year-old girl was among 11 teenage Singaporeans who appeared in court on Wednesday (May 27) after they allegedly left their homes for a "settlement talk", despite circuit breaker measures, and armed themselves with knives.

Can the above sentence be improved?

Thanks.
Topic: What does 'but not otherwise' refer to?
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:01:39 AM
Compare that cost of lost income, business closures and job losses against the cost of a second wave of infections and the toll it would take in terms of medical costs, suffering and deaths.

"As long as the cost of the former is greater than the latter, it makes sense to ease more, but not otherwise," he said.

What does 'but not otherwise' refer to?

Thanks.
Topic: Can we prioritise two items?
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:30:41 AM
Thanks to all of you.
Topic: Can we prioritise two items?
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 1:13:27 PM
"We are prioritising both lives and livelihoods. I hope you appreciate and understand that we are trying our best to resume activities safely for Singaporeans, while keeping infection rates low."

1. Is "prioritising both lives and livelihoods" correct? Can we prioritise two items instead of one?
2. Is "appreciate" correctly used.

Thanks.
Topic: show vs showed
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:46:59 PM
Thanks, sureshot.
Topic: Should it be "me" instead?
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:40:56 PM
The WOSTEP students, including myself, were honored to be seated at the table with Dr. George Daniels and his good friend Andrew Crisford.

Should it be "me" instead?

Thanks.
Topic: show vs showed
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 6:57:57 AM
Data from Colliers International in the second quarter of last year showed that Grade A office rents in the CBD hit a 10-year high at S$9.93 per sq ft per month (psf pm), driven by take-up from technology and flexible workspace firms.

Could "show" replace "showed"?

Thanks.