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    • Join Date: May 2007
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    about redundance(quite annoying!!)

    I came across a sentence that I found somewhat strange.

    It read:
    Boring is a town that absolutely has nothing to recommend it to the world, except the ridiculous name.

    I think, in this sentence, 'it' should be removed, because 'nothing' is the object of recommend.
    so I would say:
    Boring is a town that absolutely has nothing to recommend to the world, except the ridiculous name.

    What do you say? Please, give me the answer.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: about redundance(quite annoying!!)

    There is a difference.

    In the first sentence it is the town Boring that is not recommended. In your sentence, the town Boring has nothing it wants to recommend.

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