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My favourite is a billboard for a luggage-handling service spotted at Copenhagen Airport: "We take your bags and send them in all directions". It's perfectly correct English syntax, also correct facts, so that explaining just why it's so funny (and scary) to a non-native speaker must be difficult. Hope your students change it to "send them wherever you ...


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In older English, the conjunction that could be used to mean so that, in order that, indicating a purpose. It is still alive in modern English, but it sounds a bit old fashioned outside formal language. It is still a conjunction.


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That in this context is a restriction. The gracious favor was only given to her to provide a steadfast faith, and not for any other reason. Without the that clause, the sentence: He (God) advanced a gracious favour to her. allows the reader to infer any ulterior motive. To prevent any doubt or confusion, the poem presents a restriction via that.


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Most We use the quantifier most to talk about quantities, amounts and degree. We can use it with a noun (as a determiner) or without a noun (as a pronoun). We can also use it with adjectives and adverbs to form the superlative. The most is the superlative form of many, much. We use the most to make the superlative forms of longer adjectives and the ...


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Search at Google Books, adding an "and" that is very similar to a sentence end in its effect (i.e., you can consider "and" as starting a new sentence): "helped you most and" About 430 results "helped you the most and" About 104 results Both are pretty well represented, thus considered correct by various authors and their editors. Based on frequency, one ...


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The sentences you used for illustration are perfectly grammatical (except for the mistake Hellion caught: "females female athletes'") and they don't feel awkward to me. You can tweak sentence order to add a little interest, but you're pretty well stuck either using the possessive (as you've shown there) or the genitive (which you wanted to avoid). ... ...


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Consider this example: Judges on the various federal District Courts of Appeal are beginning to rebel against their masters, the Supreme Court. Here we have one entity (the Supreme Court) referred to as something plural (masters). It is indisputable that the Supreme Court has ultimate authority over the decisions of the various courts of appeal. But if ...



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