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    Default never and no one;damages or reimbursement

    "The damages caused by the accident amount to $100,000 never have they addressed no one for help,this time they have been forced to address the local authorities for damages."

    Is it OK with "never have they addressed no one..."? Do I ask for damages or reimbursements?
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    Default Re: never and no one;damages or reimbursement

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "The damages caused by the accident amount to 100.000$, never have they addressed no one for help,this time they have been forced to address the local authorities for damages."

    Is it OK with "never have they addressed no one..."? No. It should read "never have they addressed anyone..." Do I get ask for damages or reimbursements? "Damages" can be used as a synonym for "compensation." "Reimbursement" does not convey the same meaning.
    Ostap,
    While you post many interesting questions, they are often not carefully presented, viz the comma splices above. Also, the US dollar sign precedes the numerical value. We would write $100,000
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    Default Re: never and no one;damages or reimbursement

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Ostap,
    While you post many interesting questions, they are often not carefully presented, viz the comma splices above. Also, the US dollar sign precedes the numerical value. We would write $100,000
    Henry
    1)Would it make sense, if I put this way "Never and no one have they addressed for help..."?

    2)Would it sound OK if I slightly alter it "Being caused by the accident, the damages amount to....." or "The damages,being caused by the accident, amount to......"?
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    Default Re: never and no one;damages or reimbursement

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1)Would it make sense, if I put this way "Never and no one have they addressed for help..."?

    2)Would it sound OK if I slightly alter it "Being caused by the accident, the damages amount to....." or "The damages,being caused by the accident, amount to......"?
    No.

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    Default Re: never and no one;damages or reimbursement

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
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    1) is incorrect. In 2) "being caused...." is redundant or just incorrect?

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    Default Re: never and no one;damages or reimbursement

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1) is incorrect. In 2) "being caused...." is redundant or just incorrect?
    An accident can cause damage not damages. As riquecohen pointed out damages = compensation.

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    Default Re: never and no one;damages or reimbursement

    [QUOTE=bhaisahab;746122]An accident can cause damage not damages. As riquecohen pointed out damages = compensation.[/QUOTE
    "An accident can cause damage not damages." So damage can cause damages?

    Can "damage" amount to a certain sum? If so, would it be correct to say "Being caused by the accident, the damage amounts to..........." and in the end use "address the local authorities for damages"?

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    Default Re: never and no one;damages or reimbursement

    [QUOTE=ostap77;746126]
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    An accident can cause damage not damages. As riquecohen pointed out damages = compensation.[/QUOTE
    "An accident can cause damage not damages." So damage can cause damages?

    Can "damage" amount to a certain sum? If so, would it be correct to say "Being caused by the accident, the damage amounts to..........." and in the end use "address the local authorities for damages"?
    You could say "The accident caused 1,000 worth of damage", for example.

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