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Language Questions / Re: want that
« Last post by admin on October 15, 2019, 04:40:00 pm »
1) The government can end poverty if the people want it. (Note the article)
2) You can help end poverty if you want to.

3) The government can end poverty if people want that.
4) You can help end poverty if you want that. (I prefer "to" though I wouldn't say "that" was wrong)

5) The government can end poverty if people want. No
6) You can help end poverty if you want. (OK but I prefer it with "to")
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Language Questions / want that
« Last post by navi on October 14, 2019, 08:31:20 pm »
Which are correct:

1) The government can end poverty if people want it.
2) You can help end poverty if you want it.

3) The government can end poverty if people want that.

4) You can help end poverty if you want that.

5) The government can end poverty if people want.

6) You can help end poverty if you want.

Gratefully,
Navi

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Useful Links / Re: Intorductions
« Last post by Darryl on October 14, 2019, 12:48:38 pm »
Do you mean philology?
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Useful Links / Re: Intorductions
« Last post by barbr555 on October 14, 2019, 12:45:58 pm »
Hi! I'm new to this forum  8) I'm keen on literature and filology
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Café / Re: pun
« Last post by admin on October 14, 2019, 10:43:17 am »
 8) Nice one
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Café / pun
« Last post by t k on October 14, 2019, 04:11:51 am »
This seems nice as it involves three words well playing.  --- tk

I'll heel you, I'll save your sole, I'll even gladly dye for you.  --- Shoe repairman
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Language Questions / Re: intelligence
« Last post by admin on October 13, 2019, 02:45:41 pm »
Just a note...
Common usage will often drop the 's for the first name in cases such as this so you get: Tom and Pete's...
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Language Questions / Re: intelligence
« Last post by Bertha on October 13, 2019, 12:11:05 pm »
Which are correct:

 1) Tom's and Pete's intelligence was put to good use in that project.  Because I see the use of "intelligence" as a noncountable noun, I would use this usage. See below though.

2) Tom's and Pete's intelligences were put to good use in that project.  If the context would indicate that "intelligences" are countable in this case, this usage would be okay.  I would prefer that it was clarified though, in which case there would be noncountable intelligence.  E.g.  Tom's intelligence of math and Pete's musical intelligence were put to good use in the project.

3) Tom's and Pete's talent was put to good use in that movie. This is okay if the "talent" is noncountable.

4) Tom's and Pete's talents were put to good use in that movie.
  This one is okay if their "talents" are countable.


Gratefully,
Navi
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Language Questions / intelligence
« Last post by navi on October 13, 2019, 06:23:24 am »
Which are correct:

 1) Tom's and Pete's intelligence was put to good use in that project.

2) Tom's and Pete's intelligences were put to good use in that project.

3) Tom's and Pete's talent was put to good use in that movie.

4) Tom's and Pete's talents were put to good use in that movie.



Gratefully,
Navi
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Language Questions / Re: on all sides
« Last post by admin on October 12, 2019, 11:06:50 am »
a certainly means 1

b can only mean 2 - but it needs to be slightly rephrased:
The conflict claimed about two hundred lives on each side.
The conflict claimed about two hundred lives on each of the three sides.

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