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  1. TariqC
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    Can you tell me if this word is correct in this sentence... the word invoilable. The ring was not worth a great deal of money to someone else, but its sentimental value to the family made it invoilable.

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    Re: English

    Quote Originally Posted by TariqC View Post
    Can you tell me if this word is correct in this sentence... the word invoilable. The ring was not worth a great deal of money to someone else, but its sentimental value to the family made it inviolable.
    Now it should be correct.

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    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TariqC View Post
    Can you tell me if this word is correct in this sentence... the word invoilable. The ring was not worth a great deal of money to anyone else, but its sentimental value to the family made it invoilable.

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    If you don't mind some corrections;


    Quote Originally Posted by TariqC View Post
    The ring may not worth a great deal of money to someone else, but it has a sentimental value that makes it inviolable to the family .

    PS: I would prefer the word "invaluable" over "inviolable" in the sentence to make it sound more natural.

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    About anyone and someone:
    In my opinion he should use someone if it was only one person.
    If the ring was not worth to several persons (and probably it won't be worth to anyone), then anyone else could be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    If you don't mind some corrections;





    PS: I would prefer the word "invaluable" over "inviolable" in the sentence to make it sound more natural.

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    You are absolutely right, "inviolable" doesn't really make sense in that sentence, "invaluable" does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You are absolutely right, "inviolable" doesn't really make sense in that sentence, "invaluable" does.
    What about "someone" or "anyone"? I would choose "anyone" because it is inside a negative sentences so it seems to me more appropriate.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    What about "someone" or "anyone"? I would choose "anyone" because it is inside a negative sentences so it seems to me more appropriate.
    Thank you
    Yes, I would choose "anyone" as well.

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