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Language Questions / Re: nothing but
« Last post by Darryl on Today at 09:33:22 pm »
Yes. I agree with your correct choice and your analysis.
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Yes, A and B are correct. I can't see any difference in meaning.
D is a bit convoluted and not natural.
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Language Questions / "far from something" and "anything but something"
« Last post by Takashi on Today at 05:03:50 pm »
Could you tell me if D is also correct?

A. Her lecture was far from a success.

B. Her lecture was far from being a success.

C. Her lecture was anything but a success.

D. Her lecture was anything but being a success.

 Both A and B seem to be correct. Could you tell me if there is any difference in meaning between A and B?

 I have never come across D. I'd like to know if  the pattern "anything but being something" is also correct.

Thank you very much.

Takashi
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Language Questions / nothing but
« Last post by Takashi on Today at 04:58:10 pm »
I'd appreciate it if you could help me with the following sentences.

A. He is nothing but an amateur.

B. He is nobody but an amateur.

C. He is no one but an amateur.

It seems to me that B and C are not appropriate.  Could you tell me if I am correct about this?

If they are inappropriate, could it be because "being amateurish" is not a person but one of his attributes, making "nothing" rather than "nobody" or "no one" appropriate?

Thank you very much.

Takashi
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Language Questions / Re: ---- it was not much south of three
« Last post by admin on February 22, 2018, 08:09:18 am »
 :)
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Language Questions / Re: ---- it was not much south of three
« Last post by Darryl on February 22, 2018, 02:34:56 am »
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Language Questions / Re: ---- it was not much south of three
« Last post by admin on February 21, 2018, 03:22:47 pm »
 :-X
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Language Questions / Re: Omit the verb in a 'when' phrase
« Last post by Juveniler on February 21, 2018, 08:38:23 am »
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Café / Re: English inner clichés?
« Last post by Juveniler on February 21, 2018, 08:36:58 am »
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Language Questions / Re: ---- it was not much south of three
« Last post by Darryl on February 21, 2018, 08:29:52 am »
Yes, I'll concede that it would mean after three. I'm a long way south of New York.  :)
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