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    Which are correct:

    1-He is not a fool that you should trick him so rapidly.

    2-He is not a fool that you could trick him so rapidly.
    3-He is not a fool for you to trick him so rapidly.

    4-Is he a fool that you should trick him so rapidly?
    5-Is he a fool that you could trick him so rapidly?
    6-Is he a fool for you to trick him so rapidly?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Default Re: a fool to

    None of those work with 'rapidly'.

    Change it to 'easily' and let's think about your sentences again.

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    Default Re: a fool to

    Thank you very much Rover.

    I did change 'rapidly' to 'easily.

    Here goes!

    Which are correct:

    1-He is not a fool that you should trick him so easily.

    2-He is not a fool that you could trick him so easily.
    3-He is not a fool for you to trick him so easily.

    4-Is he a fool that you should trick him so easily?
    5-Is he a fool that you could trick him so easily?
    6-Is he a fool for you to trick him so easily?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Default Re: a fool to

    They all sound a bit odd. The passive voice might work better.

    'He is not a fool to be tricked so easily.'

    'Is he a fool to be easily tricked?'

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    Default Re: a fool to

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    They all sound a bit odd. The passive voice might work better.
    Many of the sentences you post here and in the other forum don't sound very natural to me, navi. Some of them are possible, but few people would actually say or write them.

    If you are exploring the possible acceptability of certain constructions, that's fine, but I hope you realise that you are probably not improving your ability to speak natural English.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-Nov-2013 at 17:58.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: a fool to

    Thank you very much 5jj and Rover.

    Actually, I never use sentences like these. They sounded strange to me. That's why I asked the question.

    Gratefully,
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