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    nearer successful

    Hi

    Her experiments were nearer successful.

    Does it mean they were not successful at all?

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    Re: nearer successful

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Her experiments were nearer successful.

    Does it mean they were not successful at all?
    I can't imagine what "nearer successful" means. Where did you find it?

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    Re: nearer successful

    My first thought was that whatever you were reading was a bad transcription and it was supposed to say "never" instead of "nearer."
    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: nearer successful

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    My first thought was that whatever you were reading was a bad transcription and it was supposed to say "never" instead of "nearer."
    That, or 'more nearly' - that is, they were unsuccessful, but less far from successful (than someone else's - expressed in the context). Whichever it is, there's certainly something wrong with what's written.

    b

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