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    nail in sb's/sth's coffin

    Bolton applied the final nail in Alan Pardew's coffin, by thrashing West Ham 4-0.

    Can any other verb substitute for apply here?

    Also, can we also say "another nail" instead of "the final nail"?
    This month's loss of $400 000 has applid another nail in the company's coffin.



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    Re: nail in sb's/sth's coffin

    Quote Originally Posted by retro View Post
    Bolton applied the final nail in Alan Pardew's coffin, by thrashing West Ham 4-0.

    Can any other verb substitute for apply here?

    Also, can we also say "another nail" instead of "the final nail"?
    This month's loss of $400 000 has applid another nail in the company's coffin.



    Please refrain from posting until a native speaker has done so!

    Thank you!
    Will certainly do that when you post something m8.
    Regards

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    Re: nail in sb's/sth's coffin

    Bump

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    Re: nail in sb's/sth's coffin

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    Will certainly do that when you post something m8.
    Regards
    Yep. You can but when a teacher has done so.
    That's all I'm asking for.

    Thanx!

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    Re: nail in sb's/sth's coffin

    We gave you good alternative words for your sentence.

    There was no reason for talkin' down to us.

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    Re: nail in sb's/sth's coffin

    Quote Originally Posted by Miner49'er View Post
    We gave you good alternative words for your sentence.

    There was no reason for talkin' down to us.
    Yes, you did. Thanks for that.
    Anyway, I wasn't talking down to you at all. There must be some misunderstanding. I'm a student just like you.

    It's just that I wish to receive the first answer from a teacher.

    Thanks for your understanding.

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    Re: nail in sb's/sth's coffin

    Ok , friends again

    But some advice:

    - Never stop answering a thread you started and then make a new one on the same subject.

    - Please stop using exclamation marks like you do, it offends people.

    All of this is part of the NET etiquette
    Last edited by Miner49'er; 16-Dec-2006 at 00:15.

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    Re: nail in sb's/sth's coffin

    Quote Originally Posted by Miner49'er View Post
    Ok , friends again

    But some advice:

    - Never stop answering a thread you started and then make a new one on the same subject.

    - Please stop using exclamation marks like you do, it offends people.

    All of this is part of the NET etiquette
    Do not call anyone friend; it can be offensive.

    As another member, do not stipulate what to do; a rule having been broken, moderators will prescribe what should be done.

    Enough on that.

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    Re: nail in sb's/sth's coffin

    ???

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    #10

    Re: nail in sb's/sth's coffin

    Now, now children

    You could say hammered the final nail.

    Another nail would not necessarily be the final nail. Just a little bit nearer to the end.

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