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    Default I am on the side of the truth whereas he is on the side of the lie. Correct?

    Hi teachers,

    1) I am on the side of the truth whereas he is on the side of the lie. Correct?

    2) I'll upload these pictures to facebook. OR I'll upload these pictures on facebook. ???

    3) What is the rate of pound today? Correct?

    4) What is your fee of an English student who joins your institution. correct?

    5) How many of minimum people do you need? Correct?


    Many thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: I am on the side of the truth whereas he is on the side of the lie. Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem PTC View Post
    Hi teachers,

    1) I am on the side of the truth whereas he is on the side of the lie. Correct?

    2) I'll upload these pictures to facebook. OR I'll upload these pictures on facebook. ???

    3) What is the rate of pound today? Correct?

    4) What is your fee of an English student who joins your institution. correct?

    5) How many of minimum people do you need? Correct?


    Many thanks in advance.
    1. OK grammatically. No one uses "whereas" in common everyday English. It's found in legal documents.

    2. I'll upload these pictures to Facebook. <-- note the capital letter, "Facebook" is a proper noun.

    3. What is today's exchange rate for the pound?

    4. Do you mean someone who is English or someone studying English?

    5. What is the minimum number of people that you need?

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    Default Re: I am on the side of the truth whereas he is on the side of the lie. Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    1. OK grammatically. No one uses "whereas" in common everyday English. It's found in legal documents.
    I use it in common everyday English. "Never say no-one!"

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    Default Re: I am on the side of the truth whereas he is on the side of the lie. Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I use it in common everyday English. "Never say no-one!"
    I often use it too. Actually it is one word I really like .

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    Default Re: I am on the side of the truth whereas he is on the side of the lie. Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I use it in common everyday English. "Never say no-one!"
    Quote Originally Posted by shannico View Post
    I often use it too. Actually it is one word I really like .

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    Default Re: I am on the side of the truth whereas he is on the side of the lie. Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    no-one!"
    Is the dash here AusE? I don't see it in AmE.

    And I vote for whereas. I'll use it on occasion.
    Last edited by BobSmith; 20-Mar-2012 at 11:29. Reason: oops, AusE

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    Default Re: I am on the side of the truth whereas he is on the side of the lie. Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    Is the dash here AusE? I don't see it in AmE.
    "No-one" is how I'd write it too, and I'm BrE. I don't like "noone", it looks odd with the double vowel like that to me!
    We do have a surname Noone in the UK and it's usually pronounced like "noon".

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    Default Re: I am on the side of the truth whereas he is on the side of the lie. Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tullia View Post
    "No-one" is how I'd write it too, and I'm BrE. I don't like "noone", it looks odd with the double vowel like that to me!
    We do have a surname Noone in the UK and it's usually pronounced like "noon".
    I wouldn't run it together either. Double "O"s are odd looking.

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    Default Re: I am on the side of the truth whereas he is on the side of the lie. Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I wouldn't run it together either. Double "O"s are odd looking.
    I prefer no one.
    How to Spell Commonly Misspelled Words (with pictures) - wikiHow

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    Default Re: I am on the side of the truth whereas he is on the side of the lie. Correct?

    For the record, I wasn't suggesting "noone", merely asking about the hyphenated spelling.

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