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Language Questions / Re: unlike
« Last post by admin on August 04, 2020, 09:17:13 am »
I think they all correct but I prefer the style of 1 and 3
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Language Questions / Re: rather
« Last post by admin on August 04, 2020, 09:16:09 am »
Yes. But for d I would prefer ...I'd rather have done this job...
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Language Questions / Re: instead of
« Last post by admin on August 04, 2020, 09:14:42 am »
b and d. Though the second one could just as well follow the form of the first: She was in prison instead of being in a mental institute. Though it does not have the same sense as d
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Language Questions / Re: prefer
« Last post by admin on August 04, 2020, 09:04:57 am »
All are correct. a would be the most natural
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Language Questions / prefer
« Last post by azz on August 03, 2020, 12:34:22 pm »
a. I'd prefer you to talk to your uncle rather than I talk to your aunt.
b. I'd prefer you to talk to your uncle rather than that I talk to your aunt.

c. I'd prefer it if you talked to your uncle rather than I talked to your aunt.


Which of the above sentences are grammatically correct?
Which are natural?

Many thanks
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Language Questions / instead of
« Last post by azz on August 03, 2020, 10:21:13 am »

a. He was dead instead of in prison.
b. He was dead instead of being in prison.

c. She was in prison instead of in a mental institute.
d. She was in prison instead of being taken care of in a mental institute.



Which of the above sentences are grammatically correct?

Many thanks.

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Language Questions / rather
« Last post by azz on August 03, 2020, 09:15:26 am »
a. There are a lot of people I'd rather do this job than you.
b. There are a lot of people I'd rather have do this job than you.

c. There are a lot of people I'd rather did this job than you.
d. There are a lot of people I'd rather have did this job than you.


Are these sentences grammatically correct?

Many thanks.
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Language Questions / unlike
« Last post by navi on August 03, 2020, 01:00:58 am »
Which are correct:

1) In our restaurant, unlike in theirs, guests are treated with respect.

2) In our restaurant, unlike theirs, guests are treated with respect.

3) In your case, unlike in your cousin's, there are no mitigating circumstances.
4) In your case, unlike your cousin's, there are no mitigating circumstances.


Gratefully,
Navi
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Language Questions / Re: Could you check?
« Last post by Nananara on August 02, 2020, 11:13:34 am »
Thank you so much.

So, "be" cannot be unnecessary at any time?
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Language Questions / Re: Could you check?
« Last post by admin on August 02, 2020, 10:50:52 am »
Either no "to" or the full infinitive "to be."
...but he tried.
...but he tried to be.
or even
...but he tried to be one.
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