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Language Questions / Re: another man who was from Boston
« Last post by Darryl on May 01, 2018, 09:54:04 am »
Are these correct and do they make sense:

1) We thought the crime was committed by a man from London, but we found out that it was committed by another man from Boston. That's OK, but 'another'  is unnecessary. We assume that.

2) We thought the crime was committed by a man who was from London, but we found out that it was committed by another man who was from Boston. OK, but very wordy and repetitive. 'Who was' is not required.

3) He wanted to dance with the woman with black hair, but ended up dancing with another woman with light auburn hair. Yes, that's good. Again 'another' is not needed. (It couldn't be the same woman!)

Gratefully,
Navi
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Language Questions / another man who was from Boston
« Last post by navi on May 01, 2018, 08:38:51 am »
Are these correct and do they make sense:

1) We thought the crime was committed by a man from London, but we found out that it was committed by another man from Boston.

2) We thought the crime was committed by a man who was from London, but we found out that it was committed by another man who was from Boston.

3) He wanted to danced with the woman with black hair, but ended up dancing with another woman with light auburn hair.

Gratefully,
Navi



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Language Questions / other men in boiler suits
« Last post by navi on May 01, 2018, 08:33:58 am »
1) I talked to Pete and other men in boiler suits.
2)  I talked to Pete and other men who were in boiler suits.
3) I talked to Pete and other men, who were in boiler suits.

Which necessarily imply that Pete was in a boiler suit?
Which necessarily imply that Pete was not in a boiler suit?

Gratefully,
Navi
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Language Questions / ---- miss you something cruel
« Last post by t k on May 01, 2018, 02:54:13 am »
“And, my dear, I must see that poor boy every Sunday.  He won’t mind spending the day with his old mother—”

Winnie screamed out stolidly:

“Mind!  I should think not.  That poor boy will miss you something cruel.  I wish you had thought a little of that, mother.”
  (from The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "miss you something cruel".  It seems to mean "miss you badly".  Thanks.  --- tk
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Language Questions / Re: as the weather becomes colder
« Last post by admin on April 30, 2018, 12:15:56 pm »
#1
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Language Questions / as the weather becomes colder
« Last post by navi on April 29, 2018, 06:29:43 pm »
Which are correct:

1) As the weather becomes colder, his body weakens.

2) As the weather becomes colder, so his body weakens.
3) Just the weather becomes colder, his body weakens.
4) Just as the weather becomes colder, so his body weakens.

Which sentences have a temporal meaning (the two processes take place over the same period of time) and which have a causal meaning (his body weakens because the weather becomes colder)?

Gratefully,
Navi
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Language Questions / Re: ---- a diversity of dreadful silences
« Last post by admin on April 28, 2018, 11:05:32 am »
She would show her disapproval by remaining silent - in many different ways.
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Language Questions / ---- a diversity of dreadful silences
« Last post by t k on April 28, 2018, 03:44:54 am »
Inwardly she quaked, because she dreaded and admired the calm, self-contained character of her daughter Winnie, whose displeasure was made redoubtable by a diversity of dreadful silences.   (from The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "a diversity of dreadful silences".  Thanks.  --- tk
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Academic Discussion / Re: Listening comprehension (movies and songs)
« Last post by Bertha on April 27, 2018, 12:08:15 pm »
We would like to co-invent. And share your opinion about the debate that has been debated now.

This is an example of circular reasoning, methinks.
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Language Questions / Re: ---- lost for ever to the force
« Last post by admin on April 27, 2018, 09:42:06 am »
He disappeared from the police force
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