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    Is this sentence correct ?

    Hi all,

    Is this sentence correct ?

    '' The most significant advantage Internet can purvey is that it becomes a library that, perhaps. the most extensive, the cheapest, and the quickest people can afford. ''

    Many thanks

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    Re: Is this sentence correct ?

    Purvey doesn`t collocate there. To purvey means to pass a gossip or something that should not be circulated.

    The expression that best goes there is:

    "The most significant advantage Internet can bring us is that it becomes a library that..."

    The rest of the sentence is not okay. Perhaps due to the mistakes corresponding to punctuation. The fact is that I couldn`t get what you mean.
    You should have said:
    "The most significant advantage Internet can bring us is that it becomes an, if not the most, extensive, cheap and quick library that everybody can afford."
    Last edited by Leandro-Z; 15-Oct-2010 at 05:27.

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    #3

    Re: Is this sentence correct ?

    I think you have changed the meaning slightly, Leandro-Z. How about:

    The most significant advantage the internet can bring us is that it becomes a library that is, perhaps, the most extensive, the cheapest and the quickest people can afford. ?

    I am quibbling now, but I prefer:

    The most significant advantage the internet can bring us is that it becomes a library that is, perhaps,the cheapest, (the) quickest and (the) most extensive people can afford.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct ?

    You`re right. I also prefer in that way.

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