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    Collocation

    Hello,
    Please check the following sentence in one text book.
    (When he met the medico,there was nothing left of the the ghee he had bought)
    I think it should be written like this;
    (When he met the medico ,there was none left of the ghee he had bought .)
    So, please tell me whether my writing is right or not.

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    Re: Collocation

    Quote Originally Posted by soekothu View Post
    Hello,
    Please check the following sentence in one text book.
    (When he met the medico,there was nothing left of the the ghee he had bought)
    I think it should be written like this;
    (When he met the medico ,there was none left of the ghee he had bought .)
    So, please tell me whether my writing is right or not.
    In this context, nothing is the correct word to use.


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    Re: Collocation

    Thank u for ur answer,
    But i m not clear yet.In this text, he packed the ghee in a green leaf.I think that ghee is gone but the leaf is still in his hand.So, i think "none" is more suitable in this sentence.Pls, check it again.
    And then you said "Context".Pls, explain me clearly why and how.
    With regards,
    soe

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