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    Still

    Hi again teachers,

    I'd like to ask if I used the word correctly in the sentences.


    as a verb:
    The children noisily made a beeline to the toy section but suddenly stilled when shushed by their mother.


    as an adv. EVEN, GREATER DEGREE:
    1. By the toughened citizenship examination of the government, it will be still lesser chance of becoming their citizen.

    2. Your are getting acquainted still further of our country by eating our scrumptious native food.

    3. My mobile phone has dropped many times but it's like, it is becoming still more durable.

    Thanks so much

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    Re: Still

    Quote Originally Posted by Donno View Post


    The children noisily made a beeline to the toy section but suddenly stilled when shushed by their mother.



    1. By the toughened citizenship examination of the government, it will be still lesser chance of becoming their citizen.

    The tougher citizenship examination of the government makes it harder to be a citizen.

    2. Your are getting acquainted still further of our country by eating our scrumptious native food.

    You would get acquainted with our country better by eating our scrumptious native food.

    3. My mobile phone has dropped many times but it's like, it is becoming still more durable.

    My mobile phone is still functioning well despite having been dropped many times.


    Thanks so much
    not a teacher

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    Re: Still

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    not a teacher

    Thanks for your reply


    I was trying to use the word still as an adverb actually.

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    Exclamation Re: Still

    Quote Originally Posted by Donno View Post
    Hi again teachers,

    I'd like to ask if I used the word correctly in the sentences.



    as an adv. EVEN, GREATER DEGREE:
    1. By the toughened citizenship examination of the government, it will be still more (lesser chance) difficult of becoming their citizen.

    2. Your are still to get acquainted further with our country even after you eat our scrumptious native food.

    3. My mobile phone has been dropped many times but it behaves like a still more durable one.

    Thanks so much
    Yes, after modification
    Last edited by sarat_106; 26-Apr-2010 at 06:00.

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    Re: Still

    1. By the toughened citizenship examination of the government, it will be still more (lesser chance) difficult of becoming their citizen.

    2. Your are still to get acquainted further with our country after you eat our scrumptious native food.

    3. My mobile phone has been dropped many times but it behaves like a still more durable one.
    Thanks so much


    Yes, after modification
    I don't agree with the 'modifications'.

    1. You don't say a 'toughened exam'.
    2. still more difficult of becoming - even more difficult to become
    3. 'still to get acquainted further' - this sounds strange. Does this mean eating the native food doesn't help one to get acquainted?
    4. The phone becomes more durable after having been dropped many times? How can this be?

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    Exclamation Re: Still

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I don't agree with the 'modifications'.

    1. You don't say a 'toughened exam'.
    2. still more difficult of becoming - even more difficult to become
    3. 'still to get acquainted further' - this sounds strange. Does this mean eating the native food doesn't help one to get acquainted?
    4. The phone becomes more durable after having been dropped many times? How can this be?
    There can be better ways. You are free to suggest alternatives.

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