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    They hadn't lost a single wagon and only four guns.

    Is it a good sentence?


    His body seemed so tough and hard, as though and hard as his keen mind.

    Is it necessary with "and" here?

    Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    They hadn't lost a single wagon and only four guns.

    Is it a good sentence?


    His body seemed so tough and hard, as though and hard as his keen mind.

    Is it necessary with "and" here?

    Please.
    Yes, the first sentence is fine and yes, "and" is necessary in the second.

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    His body seemed so tough and hard, as though hard as his keen mind.

    How about this, is it good?
    Last edited by puzzle; 20-Oct-2009 at 12:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, the first sentence is fine and yes, "and" is necessary in the second.
    bhaisahab, I can't parse this as written
    His body seemed so tough and hard, as though and hard as his keen mind.
    (e.a.) Is the word in red supposed to be tough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    bhaisahab, I can't parse this as written
    (e.a.) Is the word in red supposed to be tough?
    That's what I assumed stuart, that it was a typo for "tough". It looks like I may have been wrong.

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    His body seemed so tough and hard, as though hard as his keen mind.

    How about this, is it good? Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    His body seemed so tough and hard, as though as hard as his keen mind.

    How about this, is it good?
    It's ok with the other "as" but it was better as "...as tough and hard as his keen mind."

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    They hadn't lost a single wagon and only four guns.

    What does "only four guns" mean here? I think it should be " only four guns lost", right? Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    They hadn't lost a single wagon and only four guns.

    What does "only four guns" mean here? I think it should be " only four guns lost", right? Please.
    It means that they had lost only four guns. It's fine as it is.

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    They hadn't lost a single wagon and only four guns.

    As you see the verb is "hadn't", so the sentence is "They hadn't lost a single wagon and hadn't lost only four guns"? I don't understand.

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