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    Smile Lisa was only complimenting you

    Lisa was only complimenting you because she was trying to wheedle a ride out of you!
    Lisa was complimenting you only because ...


    Which one of the above two versions sounds better to you? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Lisa was only complimenting you

    The second sentence is correct. "Only" modifies what follows.

    Unfortunately, in colloquial speech we tend to ignore this useful distinction. We're often careless about where we place "only."

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    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Lisa was only complimenting you because she was trying to wheedle a ride out of you!
    Lisa was complimenting you only because ...


    Which one of the above two versions sounds better to you? Thanks.
    Last edited by baqarah131; 28-Dec-2007 at 17:19. Reason: forgot to sign

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    Default Re: Lisa was only complimenting you

    Thanks, Edward.
    Gotcha.

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