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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Default that they defeated you so easily

    Which are correct:

    1-You are idiots that your enemies defeated you so easily.

    2-You are idiots for your enemies to defeat you so easily.

    3-You made a serious mistake that you enemies defeated you so easily.

    4-You made a serious mistake so that you enemies defeated you so easily.
    5-You made a serious mistake for your enemies to defeat you so easily.

    I am not sure about any of them. This is a structure I do not use. I use 'If your enemies defeated you so easily, you are idiots/you made a serious mistake.'

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    Default Re: that they defeated you so easily

    Dear Navi,
    Grammatically all of them seem to be correct and meaningful but some have different meaning and interpretation. (I'm not sure which meaning is your exact aim, I just guess it is the one which could be found in the first sentence.)


    For example, as I read the 1st sentence, the foolishness of the subject is more emphasized while in the 2nd sentence being defeated by the enemy is bold.

    Probably we can interpret them in this way:
    1-You are idiots, "that's why" your enemies defeated you. (The cause is focused.)
    2-Your enemies will "defeat" you, you are nothing for them. (The cause is not focused.)

    I'm eager to know native English readers' opinion as well.
    Thanks,
    Ali
    Last edited by Ali Hsn; 13-Nov-2013 at 11:17.

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    Default Re: that they defeated you so easily

    Hello Ali Hsn,

    Welcome to the forum.

    If you are not sure of your reply and want to know what the moderators think, just let them take care of it.

    Take care.
    Last edited by navi tasan; 14-Nov-2013 at 14:31.

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