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    Can one say:
    1-Some people believe what nonsense they read in newspapers.
    2-What nonsense they print in nespapers, some people believe it.
    3-What book they review sells well.

    (Instead of "whatever nonsense", "whatever book".)

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    • 1-Some people believe what nonsense they read in newspapers.- I would use 'whatever' or 'the'
      2-What nonsense they print in nespapers, some people believe it.- I'd change the comma to a semi-colon.
      3-What book they review sells well.- I'd use whichever



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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    • 1-Some people believe what nonsense they read in newspapers.- I would use 'whatever' or 'the'
      2-What nonsense they print in nespapers, some people believe it.- I'd change the comma to a semi-colon.
      3-What book they review sells well.- I'd use whichever


    TDOL, I edited your message and changed "wouldn't" to "would" in your first comment. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by FW
    Can one say:
    1-Some people believe what nonsense they read in newspapers.
    2-What nonsense they print in nespapers, some people believe it.
    3-What book they review sells well.

    (Instead of "whatever nonsense", "whatever book".)
    I agree with TDOL's comments. Another possibility for #2 is:

    What nonsense they print in newspapers! Some people believe it. :wink:

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    Thanks, Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Thanks, Mike.
    I'd hoped I wasn't being too presumptuous. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by FW
    Can one say:
    1-Some people believe what nonsense they read in newspapers.
    2-What nonsense they print in nespapers, some people believe it.
    3-What book they review sells well.

    (Instead of "whatever nonsense", "whatever book".)
    I agree with TDOL's comments. Another possibility for #2 is:

    What nonsense they print in newspapers! Some people believe it. :wink:
    How about:
    • What nonsense they print in newspapers! Amazingly, some people believe it.


    What do you think?

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by FW
    Can one say:
    1-Some people believe what nonsense they read in newspapers.
    2-What nonsense they print in nespapers, some people believe it.
    3-What book they review sells well.

    (Instead of "whatever nonsense", "whatever book".)
    I agree with TDOL's comments. Another possibility for #2 is:

    What nonsense they print in newspapers! Some people believe it. :wink:
    How about:
    • What nonsense they print in newspapers! Amazingly, some people believe it.


    I like it. The adverb makes a good bridge. :wink:

    What do you think?

    :)

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    I agree.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I agree.

    :wink:
    Oops! I left your last line in.

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