|mitsuwao23 sorry, but please let me make sure. |
I think I could also say, "three animals," to mean "a cat, a dog, and a lion"; "three kinds of animals." So does that phrase have a double meaning?
How would you interpret the following statement? " If you're unable to post without showing disrespect to others, take it elsewhere." When I initially came across this statement it seemed that the writer might better have used the word 'respect' -- ...
fivejedjonIt is possible, though in most...As far as I can see, "unable to post messages that do not show disrespect" means "unable to post respectful messages", or "can only post disrespectful messages". I don't understand how it can mean "can post only messages full of respect". ...
DrFischCurious what other folks' perspective...Yet another reason why computers can't be programmed to understand language.
If you're unable to post without...
The problem is that "without -ing" can involve refraining or neglecting.
Refraining involves wanting to do but not doing.
The child did all his homework without ...
|GPY CalifJim, can you think of an example of "If you're unable to ... without ... then ..." in which the "other" sense is more natural and obvious? That would help doubters like me to see that the original sentence is at least theoretically capable of ...|
mitsuwao23does the meaning of luggage include...It does for the airline companies if you check the boxes as luggage at the airport.
It doesn't if you want to buy luggage at a department store.
I need some help reading this : "Wade's three-point shot with three minutes remaining in the game was a virtual dagger, and it lead to further defensive breakdowns, culminating in some emphatic dunks down the stretch that Miami simply wasn't creating ...
|bepleased Regards the "her useful" as part of "her being useful to all who know her" that is one thing.|
(Here, the "her being useful" used for serving / satisfying all who know her)
Regards the "her useful" as part of "her being useful, so we get to know her" ...
|bepleased Hi, |
May I put another question to you?
Of [You make sure of something or make sure that], may I say so?
You make yourself sure to deal with something or that + a sentence.
[make sure]-----make oneself to be sure
[of]-----take action to deal with
|GPY "to make sure of / that" means to check or take action so as to be certain (as far as possible) that a desired outcome will happen, or that a certain desired condition is true, or that something is accurate or correct. For example, "You must make ...|
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