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who was that man that used my computer?
who was the man that used my computer?

which sentence means what, do you think?( is 'which sentence means what, do you think?' grammatically correct, anyway?)

for me the former suggests, HE who asks the question sees the man who used it at the moment (he/they) (is/are) doing so
(asking the question), but (he/they) do(es) not know him.
is the above sentence correct with 'they'?

with regard to the latter, it is free of such connotation; it simply means, 'Who used it?'.
am i right or not?

any objections concerning my punctuation?

as regards your punctuation, it is abysmally wrong.
is ' as regards' correct?

Inchoate
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Hi Anonymous,

I can't give you an answer because I don't understand your question. Please explain.

Best wishes, Clive
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hello clive,

1st question:

what meaning does each of the following questions convey to you:

who was that man that used my computer,
who was the man that used my computer?

are they both correct, anyway?
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2nd question:

is the following sentence correct, 'which sentence means what, do you think?' ?
also i am wondering whether the use of punctuation marks in the above sentence is correct.

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3rd question:

any other mistakes in any form spotted in my letter?
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any eye-opener is greatly appreciated.

inchoate
4th question:

which sentence is correct:

he who gets up early goes to bed early, but they miss out on a lot of social activities in the evenings,
he who gets up early goes to bed early, but he misses out on a lot of social activities in the evenings.

none are correct?
why?
punctuation - ok?

thank you Clive and all those of you who may help me.

inchoate
hello clive,

i have just realised you referred to anonymus, and anonymus probably referred to my 1st letter that he found incoherent.
it was a rethorical question, put to me.

do my keen perceptions fail me?:)

inchoate
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Hi Inchoate,

1st question:

what meaning does each of the following questions convey to you:

who was that man that used my computer
'That man' suggests the speaker, and the listener, both saw or are otherwise aware of the man. 'That man' is a way of indicating which man is being referred to.

who was the man that used my computer? All the speaker seems to know here is that a man used his computer.

are they both correct, anyway? Yes, but with the meanings I've noted.
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2nd question:

is the following sentence correct, 'which sentence means what, do you think?' ? Yes, but a bit informal. More carefully, I'd say 'What is the meaning of each of these sentences?'

also i am wondering whether the use of punctuation marks in the above sentence is correct. Yes. Capital W for 'which'.

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3rd question:

any other mistakes in any form spotted in my letter? I've lost track of which letter you mean.
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4th question:

which sentence is correct:

he who gets up early goes to bed early, but they miss out on a lot of social activities in the evenings,
he who gets up early goes to bed early, but he misses out on a lot of social activities in the evenings.


He who gets up early goes to bed early, but misses out on a lot of social activities in the evenings,
He who gets up early goes to bed early, but he misses out on a lot of social activities in the evenings.

punctuation - ok? Yes


Best wishes, Clive
hello clive,

i am much obliged to you for your immediate reply.
thank you!
your message came across loud and clear.
i got all the info i needed.
very good.

inchoate