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Language Questions / Re: the position of 'to alter∼'
« Last post by lee.ck on Today at 01:44:24 am »
Thank you, Duncan for your reply. I have one more question. Could you explain the reason? Is it because 'as the personal computer' is  new information? Or because 'as the personal computer' is a clause?
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Language Questions / Re: the position of 'to alter∼'
« Last post by admin on April 05, 2020, 07:00:15 pm »
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Language Questions / the position of 'to alter∼'
« Last post by lee.ck on April 05, 2020, 03:38:27 pm »
Hello, everyone

Which is better?
1. No other innovation of the past several decades did so much to alter work methods and procedures  as  the personal computer.
2. No other innovation of the past several decades did so much  as  the personal computer to alter work methods and procedures.

Thanks in advance.
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Café / Re: our weather
« Last post by Kassglas on April 03, 2020, 07:35:20 am »
I know this reasonably But the advice from somebody anyway
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Language Questions / ---- in proportion to the company
« Last post by t k on April 03, 2020, 03:43:15 am »
I was exceedingly diverted with this journey.  I found in the low grounds hares (as I thought them to be) and foxes; but they differed greatly from all the other kinds I had met with, nor could I satisfy myself to eat them, though I killed several.  But I had no need to be venturous, for I had no want of food, and of that which was very good too, especially these three sorts, viz. goats, pigeons, and turtle, or tortoise, which added to my grapes, Leadenhall market could not have furnished a table better than I, in proportion to the company; and though my case was deplorable enough, yet I had great cause for thankfulness that I was not driven to any extremities for food, but had rather plenty, even to dainties.  (from Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "in proportion to the company".  Thanks.  --- tk
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Language Questions / Re: Approach
« Last post by Ionachul on April 02, 2020, 01:40:21 pm »
Thanks very much, Duncan. It's been very helpful.
Regards
Iona
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Language Questions / Re: Approach
« Last post by admin on April 01, 2020, 08:25:05 pm »
1 is correct. You are looking at the whole process of "dealing".

Compare:
I want to leave here at 9 tomorrow morning. - you are looking at the start of the "leaving" process.
I am looking forward to leaving this hotel; it's too expensive. - you are looking forward to the whole "leaving" process.
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Technical / Re: Spell checker problems
« Last post by Britta on March 31, 2020, 08:25:51 pm »
OK, trying with the old IE. Doesn't work either. Language is selected via Win10, only one language at a time. How backward.
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Technical / Re: Spell checker problems
« Last post by Britta on March 31, 2020, 08:12:53 pm »
Ah, ok. Good to know. I will try with the old Internet Explorer, I think it used to work back then.
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Language Questions / Approach
« Last post by Ionachul on March 31, 2020, 11:13:51 am »
1. The approach to dealing with conflict is ...
2. The approach to deal with conflict is …

I am confused about whether a gerund or to-infinitive is required after 'approach.' Can anyone explain?

Grateful if I have your advice.

Iona
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