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answered Word to describe being useful to many people
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accepted “Except as being” or “except being”
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comment “Except as being” or “except being”
So, the above-mentioned phrase is ungrammatical?
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asked “Except as being” or “except being”
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answered Ellipsis or semantically incomplete sentence?
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accepted “one or other” -correct or incorrect?
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comment “one or other” -correct or incorrect?
BTW, can "one or other" be considered a collocation?
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comment “one or other” -correct or incorrect?
Thank you very much,Barrie! :) Another question is whether this collocation is used frequently. Having tried to google it, I found almost none with "one or other". Moreover, it's listed in neither Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English nor Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary..
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comment “one or other” -correct or incorrect?
It's from "A comprehensive grammar of the English language" by R.Quirk et all. This is why I'm sure that it can't be a typo. Here's one more sentence from the same book: "All of the compounds to be listed in this section are formed on one or other of the patterns already described." And there're many more sentences in which "one or other" is used.
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asked “one or other” -correct or incorrect?
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awarded  Teacher
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comment Alternatives to “this doesn't add any value to that”
Gild the lily - means to spoil something by trying to make it better when it's already good enough.. A good idiom, but yet it's not what Diego needed..