Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    bergerstone is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Smile Which is correct? or both?

    I wonder which of the following two expressions is in the right way or both?

    1\ it looks as weird as it sounds
    2\ it looks weird as much as it sounds

    Thanks in advance...

  2. #2
    SlickVic9000's Avatar
    SlickVic9000 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1,024
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is correct? or both?

    (Not a Teacher)

    I'd use #1.

  3. #3
    probus's Avatar
    probus is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,091
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is correct? or both?

    I'd go further, and say that 2\ would never be used by a fluent speaker.
    Last edited by probus; 01-Feb-2013 at 05:41.

  4. #4
    bergerstone is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is correct? or both?

    Thank you. It's what I did.
    Last edited by bergerstone; 01-Feb-2013 at 12:39.

  5. #5
    bergerstone is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is correct? or both?

    Thank you. Any suggestion how #2 could be revised?
    Last edited by bergerstone; 01-Feb-2013 at 12:40.

  6. #6
    probus's Avatar
    probus is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,091
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is correct? or both?

    My only suggestion would be \1. which is perfectly idiomatic

  7. #7
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    23,517
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is correct? or both?

    Bergerstone, the only improvement I can suggest is that you go back to your own posts (#4 and #5) and edit them so that they contain correct capitalisation. You must capitalise the first word of every sentence and capitalise the word "I" in written English, at all times.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

  8. #8
    bergerstone is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is correct? or both?

    Yes, thank you. They look better now. I will bear this in mind.

  9. #9
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    23,517
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is correct? or both?

    Not only do they look better but they are now correct.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

  10. #10
    Rover_KE is online now Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    14,869
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which is correct? or both?

    A better title would have been It looks as weird as it sounds​.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    Rover

Similar Threads

  1. Is tense correct and are words correct/needed?
    By Tan Elaine in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-Sep-2009, 16:50
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-Jun-2009, 03:06
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19-Jun-2008, 13:09
  4. Correct English-urgent request to correct sentences
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 28-Nov-2006, 18:25

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •