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    #1

    any word can replace "some"

    Hi,

    Any word can replace "some":
    I have some outstanding academic achievements.

    Any suggestions?
    Sound? Rich?


    Lots of
    I have lots of outstanding academic achievements.
    I think it is not suitable, because "too positive"

    Few
    I have Few outstanding academic achievements.
    I think it is not suitable, because "too negative"


    Thanks

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    Re: any word can replace "some"

    "A few" has a different meaning than "few." It does not emphasize the negative of having "not very many" and simply states that there are more than one or two, but not a very large number.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: any word can replace "some"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    "A few" has a different meaning than "few." It does not emphasize the negative of having "not very many" and simply states that there are more than one or two, but not a very large number.
    Hi,

    I would like to rewrite it into

    I am an individual with some outstanding academic achievements.

    Is it possible to not write the word "some"?
    Ie, write it as

    I am an individual with outstanding academic achievements.


    Thanks

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    Re: any word can replace "some"

    Oh yes, certainly!

    You will, of course, have to be able to substantiate that claim.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: any word can replace "some"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Oh yes, certainly!

    You will, of course, have to be able to substantiate that claim.
    Hi,

    Any reason?
    I am not a native speaker, so I am not good at English.


    Usually, sentneces will be written in the following form:
    I have some apples.
    I have a few questions.
    There are lots of uncertainties

    The suggested sentence:

    I am an individual with outstanding academic achievements.


    It doesn't contain the word like "some, few, lot of", why do you say that is the best?
    I have no idea.


    Thanks
    Last edited by uktous; 28-Nov-2009 at 03:30.

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