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    Question Grammar Info...

    "Does anyone know who's causing he all this grief?"


    Hi teachers,
    I didn't understand the place in the above. Could you explain its meaning and grammar?

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    Default Re: Grammar Info...

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    It is an error, typographical or otherwise. It should read: who's causing him all this grief?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber
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    It is an error, typographical or otherwise. It should read: who's causing him all this grief?
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    Here is the original sentence.

    "Does anyone know who's causing Bouchard all this grief? "

    As you see, it's the same with the above sentence...

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    No, it is not. In English, pronouns show case, but nouns do not:

    Bouchard shot the sheriff = He shot the sheriff. Bouchard and he are both in nominative (subject) case.
    The sheriff shot Bouchard = the sheriff shot him. Bouchard and him are in the accusative (object) case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber
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    No, it is not. In English, pronouns show case, but nouns do not:
    Bouchard shot the sheriff = He shot the sheriff. Bouchard and he are both in nominative (subject) case.
    The sheriff shot Bouchard = the sheriff shot him. Bouchard and him are in the accusative (object) case.
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    So it is accusative, isn't it? And I don't understand rest of that:

    "Does anyone know who's causing Bouchard all this grief? "

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    who's causing Bouchard all this grief = who is making Bouchard unhappy
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    Here's the structure:

    Does anyone know <this question>:

    1. Does anyone know what time it is?
    2. Does anyone know when the train comes?
    3. Does anyone know where my book is?
    4. Does anyone know who is causing trouble?

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    And in the above sentence, "this" means "such"???

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    Could you talk about it(all this grief) for bit, please?

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    All (of) this grief.
    All (of) this book.
    All (of) these people.
    All (of) my money.

    Click here to read more about the word grief.

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