Student or Learner
I'm not sure if what I'm going to post doesn't look like a homework but I've made up an answer to a question after I read a story and now I'd like to make sure I made it excellent. So, I would be gratefull if you would correct my mistakes. I'm not sure about tenses and that sounds a bit complicated for me but I'm honoured with that :)
Question: Do you justify Roger's behaviour? Give your reasons.
Answer: No, I don't. There is a merely one reason for that: he made her felt out of love with him and so he didn't hurt her feelings so much as it would have been if he had said that he had been deserting her straight to her face.
Thank you, for your reply.
So I think that freezeframe is wrong and Jasmin is right when she wrotes:"There is only one reason for his behaviour:". If "that" refers to "No, I don't" I consider your comment to be contradictory.
I'm sorry guys, that was a bad mistake of mine, of course I should've written Yes, I do. ... I just confused justify with judge. So, if I were to go like Yes, I do. would I go ahead then with There is a merely one reason for that ?
Or this? Or it doesn't matter. Thanks.
Merely is used when there's a value judgement or if you're downplaying something.
I would use "My only reason is..." to make it simpler and less ambiguous.
PS why is the spell checker not liking judgement?!