I'm currently writing a paper about a syntactic issue in English and I was curious how these sounded to everyone.
Sam put carefully the coffee on the desk.
Sam put the coffee carefully on the desk.
The following sentence is taken from pag. 79 of The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language
He quickly spent the money given him by his uncle.
Is it grammatical? Would it still be so after adding ...
(1) That car should last you for ten years.
(2) That car should last you ten years.
I think these two mean the same thing.
In (1), the verb 'last' is clearly monotransitive.
How about the verb 'last' ...
I have been studying Longman's English grammar book, and something is really confusing me:
We can put it and them after the verb: Give it to me. Buy them for me. Do it for me.
With e.g. give and buy, ...
Are both of the following sentences correct?
Let me know if there is still something I need to send to you.
Let me know if there is still something I need to send you.
Which one is more appropriate ...