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    HifaMo is offline Junior Member
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    Default It was a success in that all guests came.

    Hi,


    Is the following sentence correct?


    It was a success in that all guests came.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: It was a success in that all guests came.

    It's OK but it's a little odd. It makes it sound as if the only successful thing about it was that everyone turned up. The suggestion is that the rest of "it" was not a success.


    Was your party a success?
    Well, it was a success in that all the guests turned up. But there was a fight, a window got broken, I found my girlfriend snogging another guy in the bathroom and someone spilt blue curaçao on the white carpet.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: It was a success in that all guests came.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's OK but it's a little odd. It makes it sound as if the only successful thing about it was that everyone turned up. The suggestion is that the rest of "it" was not a success.


    Was your party a success?
    Well, it was a success in that all the guests turned up. But there was a fight, a window got broken, I found my girlfriend snogging another guy in the bathroom and someone spilt blue curaçao on the white carpet.
    HEY! That's my kind of party!!!

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    Default Re: It was a success in that all guests came.

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    HEY! That's my kind of party!!!

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