Hi guys...Thank you for all the help you provide...I wish I could wield the english language as u do.... Here is my question. In English you have the following expression: A 15 year old girl, a 20 year old guy, and so on...Imitating this ...
|Mark Callan A 90 minute flight.. Yes, we use the singular. Other examples: a 5 star hotel, a pencil case, a 10 km walk, a ten euro note, a bookcase. |vsuresh
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Hi Please tell me which is correct. "He was one of the greatest sons of the world, a leader whose like/likes this world has not seen and is not likely to see in future."
|Mister Micawber Interesting question.|
You will occasionally hear the plural, but the right choice is the singular: whose like.
The plural has gotten confused into this formation, I think, from a different phrase, 'the likes of', though I cannot find a clear ...
|vsuresh Thank you,sir.|
(It is about Nelson Mandela.)
Can this idiom be used as an independent clause? For example, can I say "All too unfortunate for them, the evidence against them are well and intact."? Thanks for the help in advance!:)
|Mister Micawber All too unfortunately (for them), the evidence against them is valid and intact.|
You can do that.
When sending an email to a group of colleagues (some are unknown to me), all within the same group of companies, is it preferable to say: ...I am John doe, with the Finance Team in London....or just ...I am with the Finance Team in London? I feel ...
|Mister Micawber |
AnonymousI feel the first option is...I agree, and not a normal expression in business correspondence in any case. ...
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