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by GBShaw
10 May 2013, 04:21
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: She is always in the news.
Replies: 3
Views: 9873

Re: She is always in the news.

Is the sentence OK for the same reason that the following is OK?:

Those kids are always up to no good.
by GBShaw
07 May 2013, 06:56
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: I hope we're not putting you to too much trouble.
Replies: 3
Views: 14722

I hope we're not putting you to too much trouble.

Two sentences:

1. I hope we're not putting you to too much trouble.
2. I hope we're not putting too much trouble to you.

Which is the correct sentence? Thank you very much.
by GBShaw
06 May 2013, 14:13
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: this so taxing afterlife
Replies: 1
Views: 8096

this so taxing afterlife

A book records:

He is wheezing in evident disbelief in this so taxing afterlife.

I know we can say

in so taxing AN afterlife

but is the original sentence grammatical or is it a typo? It doesn't sound natural to me; could you help me?
by GBShaw
06 May 2013, 14:10
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: it can be because
Replies: 1
Views: 8545

it can be because

Without any context, in English is it possible to say:

it can be because....?

I don't think it can, because to refer to a present situation meaning possibility, we use COULD BE, and a past, COULD HAVE BEEN, and CAN is not acceptable English, but I hope a teacher can verify my statement.
by GBShaw
05 May 2013, 09:25
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: She is always in the news.
Replies: 3
Views: 9873

Re: She is always in the news.

Thanks.

In fact, I understood this meaning as an undergraduate; but doesn't that sentence mean SHE is at all times in the news? This is not logical....
by GBShaw
04 May 2013, 06:36
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: She is always in the news.
Replies: 3
Views: 9873

She is always in the news.

The meaning of ALWAYS is at all times; on every occasion. If you say a person is always doing something, or something is always happening, you mean that they do it, or it happens, very often, and that this is annoying. But in a dictionary I find this sentence: -She is always in the news. A person ca...