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    #21
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Omit away.
    Thanks Teeeeeadol.

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    #22
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
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    I never trust a non-native speaker, specially not me!
    I never trust a non-native speaker, and I specially don't trust myself.

    (Although the meaning comes through, the grammar is, I think, incorrect.)

    Hi, Bee

    Can I omit 'not' in your first sentence? :D
    If you really must, go ahead.

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    Thanks, B-E-E.

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    #24

    Re: such as II

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Question 1
    How do you like my following sentences?
    1-a. I won't make such a huge mistakes like his. -->comparison
    1-b. I won't make a huge mistakes like his. -->comparison
    1-b is great.
    1-a That such has got to go! :wink:
    And this?
    Speaker A: I won't make such a huge mistake! :D

    Speaker B: What mistakes?

    Speaker A: Like yours.



    I understand the "perfect" part now. Thank a bunch. :D
    You're welcome. :wink:


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    Re: such as II

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Question 1
    How do you like my following sentences?
    1-a. I won't make such a huge mistakes like his. -->comparison
    1-b. I won't make a huge mistakes like his. -->comparison
    1-b is great.
    1-a That such has got to go! :wink:
    And this?
    Speaker A: I won't make such a huge mistake! :D

    Speaker B: What mistakes?

    Speaker A: Like yours.



    I understand the "perfect" part now. Thank a bunch. :D
    You're welcome. :wink:
    Mike, have you noticed my question in this post?
    :)

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    Re: such as II

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Question 1
    How do you like my following sentences?
    1-a. I won't make such a huge mistakes like his. -->comparison
    1-b. I won't make a huge mistakes like his. -->comparison
    1-b is great.
    1-a That such has got to go! :wink:
    And this?
    Speaker A: I won't make such a huge mistake! :D

    Speaker B: What mistakes?

    Speaker A: Like yours.



    I understand the "perfect" part now. Thank a bunch. :D
    You're welcome. :wink:
    Mike, have you noticed my question in this post?
    :)
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    • Speaker A: I won't make such a huge mistake! :D

      Speaker B: What mistakes?

      Speaker A: Like yours.

    Speaker B should say What mistake? (At least, he should if he has been paying attention.) Speaker A can respond with Like yours or Your mistake. (Apparently, Speaker B is clueless as to what Speaker A is talking about. :wink: )

    (Say: "Thanks a bunch.")

    Pickily,

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    Re: such as II

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    Re:
    • Speaker A: I won't make such a huge mistake! :D

      Speaker B: What mistakes?

      Speaker A: Like yours.


    Speaker B should say What mistake? (At least, he should if he has been paying attention.) Speaker A can respond with Like yours or Your mistake. (Apparently, Speaker B is clueless as to what Speaker A is talking about. :wink: )

    (Say: "Thanks a bunch.")

    Pickily,

    :wink:

    Dear Ron, don't you know the letter 's' likes to play hide-and-seek in my posts? :D :D :D


    I got your meaning. But why can't I just put two sentences from Speaker A together, such as "I won't make such a huge mistake as he did." What if I put a comma before 'as'? I'm still frustrate with this one. :?

    I look forward to your answer.


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    I got your meaning. But why can't I just put two sentences from Speaker A together, such as "I won't make such a huge mistake as he did." What if I put a comma before 'as'? I'm still frustrate with this one
    How do you like these ones:
    He's such a poor driver as she is
    He's such a poor driver like her
    Ugly, right? But they are no different from I won't make such a huge mistake as he did. Even with commas, you can't fix them up. You can't mix an "intensifier" (whatever it is technically called) like 'such' with a comparative.

    FRC

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    Re: such as II

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi

    Mike, have you noticed my question in this post?
    :)
    No, I missed it. Ron answered it well. :wink:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    I got your meaning. But why can't I just put two sentences from Speaker A together, such as "I won't make such a huge mistake as he did." What if I put a comma before 'as'? I'm still frustrate with this one
    How do you like these ones:
    He's such a poor driver as she is
    He's such a poor driver like her
    Ugly, right? But they are no different from I won't make such a huge mistake as he did. Even with commas, you can't fix them up. You can't mix an "intensifier" (whatever it is technically called) like 'such' with a comparative.

    FRC

    Hi again, thanks for highjacking. :D And they don't look beautiful to me as well.

    "I won't make such a huge mistake." is definately clear though. The purpose of addition 'as you do' to the end of the sentence is to avoid any confusion. These are possibilities.
    1. I won't make such a huge mistake as I did before.
    2. I won't make such a huge mistake as Susan did before.
    3. I won't make the same type of certain mistake as someone did.

    My comprehension here is that I'd regard 'as' as a 'relative pronoun.'
    I won't make such a huge mistake as(=that) he did. And it would be unfair to claim a sentence if there is a comparison in it without providing sufficient context. (He is such a romantic gentleman :D ) So the adding to the end could complete the whole idea(what type of mistake won't I make) and clear possible unambiguity. It depends on different context, doesn't it?


    Pickily,
    Sabrina :D

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