Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: he had it right

  1. #1
    keannu's Avatar
    keannu is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,239
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default he had it right

    1.What is the difference between "he had it right" and "he was right"? Is the former more formal?
    2. I think in "I’ve watched him with admiration as he has ", "as" means "because" not "when", as it explains cause-and-effect, right?
    3. Is "lifts" short for "weight lifting" or a wrong usage?


    48)I called my son, Josh, during his first semester at college to wish him luck on his final exams. His response was, “Dad, there is no such thing as luck. It’s all hard work.” He is a passionate kid, who throws himself at things that he loves. At first I thought his response was extreme. But, on further reflection, I believe he had it right. I’ve watched him with admiration as he has strived to meet goals others might think impossible. At nineteen, he decided to try his hand at competitive weight lifting. This wasn’t a natural choice for a former cyclist, but he was determined to break the national record for lifts.
    Last edited by keannu; 11-Jun-2013 at 05:21.

  2. #2
    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
    1,897
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: he had it right

    They mean the same in my opinion.

Posting Permissions

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