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    didn't turn up

    Please correct these sentences.

    1.She didn't turn up to the party. (Is this sentence correct? Does this sentence convey the same meaning as 'She didn't come to the party').

    2.She always butters up her dad for pocket money.

    3.If I want to say thanks to a group of people, which of these sentences are correct?

    * Thank you to all of you.
    * Thanks to all of you.
    * Thanks to all.

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    Re: didn't turn up

    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    Please correct these sentences.

    1.She didn't turn up to the party. (Is this sentence correct? Does this sentence convey the same meaning as 'She didn't come to the party'). Yes. You could also have "She didn't turn up at the party".

    2.She always butters up her dad for pocket money. ok

    3.If I want to say thanks to a group of people, which of these sentences are correct? Any of these can be used.

    * Thank you to all of you.
    * Thanks to all of you.
    * Thanks to all.

    Regards,
    Muktha.
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    Re: didn't turn up

    For the 2nd sentence,
    Shouldn't it be 'She always butters her dad up for pocket money'?
    as ' to butter someone up'


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    Re: didn't turn up

    It can be either.

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    Re: didn't turn up

    "1.She didn't turn up to the party. (Is this sentence correct? Does this sentence convey the same meaning as 'She didn't come to the party'). Anglika: Yes. You could also have "She didn't turn up at the party".

    I'm not so sure about 'turn up to the party'* - I'd say either "turn up at" or "turn up for" (at more than for, as "for" suggests an appointment/arrangement/occasion - 'She didn't turn up for the gala opening').

    You could also use "show up at the party".

    b

    * PS - As they say, 'Different strokes for different folks'.
    Last edited by BobK; 20-Oct-2008 at 12:04. Reason: Added PS

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