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Are these both correct and do they mean the same: 1-There isn't one of us who would harm someone who was rude to us. 2-There isn't one of use who would harm anyone who was rude to us. I am not sure that "2" is not ambiguous. a. We would only harm ...
|grammarfreak Just a couple of notes that may help you down the line.|
Whenever we have a negative context, use " any ", i.e. "I don't have any money", or "I don't have any spare time to help you". So in your sentences, between "someone" and "anyone", # 2 is ...
|navitasan Thank you very much Surfer.|
So, if I understand correctly,
2-There isn't one of use who would harm anyone who was rude to us.
2a-There isn't one of use who would harm just anyone who was rude to us.
We may harm some of them, but not all of them.
So "2" ...
navitasanThere isn't one of usThis one is clearer to me. ...
e who would harm just anyone who was...
Hi I'm confused about when to use "of" or "about" as in, for example: Facts about Christmas. Facts of Christmas. To me, I think "about" sounds better, but I cannot motivate why. But another phrase like "facts of/about life" doesn't seem quite as obvious: Facts ...
|Surfer Hello, seti. It's Facts about Christmas.|
When something is the subject of a fact, then that fact is about it.
e.g. Facts about smoking.
However, it may happen that, for example, the fact is being associated with something that's not its topic. In ...
|seti Ah, okay now I get it! Thanks for the clear answer.|
Is there a good dictionary or grammar book where I can read about these things? webster isn't very useful in this respect.
setiIs there a good dictionary or grammar...Actually I myself am a student, just as yourself, and figuring out properly as to which preposition suits a particular case has been a challenge for me.
But I do believe that the web makes for a good source of info on virtually every possible topic ...
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