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    be gone into

    If an issue needed to be considered carefully, could I say "This issue needs to be gone into with carefulness"?
    Last edited by ostap77; 07-Mar-2012 at 21:46.

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    Re: be gone into

    That is a correct construction, " to be gone into" is the passive infinitive of "to go into". Although I doubt you would say go into an issue.

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    Re: be gone into

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    If an issue needed to be considered carefully, could I say "This issue needs to be gone into with carefulness"?
    No. It needs to be carefully gone into or, possibly, gone into with care.

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    Re: be gone into

    I guess you go into a matter not in a matter?!

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    Re: be gone into

    "With carefulness" is grammatically awkward? Or is it just "carefulness"?
    Last edited by ostap77; 07-Mar-2012 at 22:06.

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    Re: be gone into

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "With carefulness" is garmmatically awkward?
    It's wrong.

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    #7

    Re: be gone into

    What's wrong about it? Grammatically or stilistically?

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    Re: be gone into

    Until today I had never met with "carefulness".

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    Re: be gone into

    You're going to be surprised what's new in dictionaries!! Or is it what someone hears or doesn't hears?!

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    Re: be gone into

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    You're going to be surprised what's new in dictionaries!!
    It's not new, just obscure. Browse 1828 => Word CAREFULNESS :: Search the 1828 Noah Webster's Dictionary of the English Language (FREE) :: 1828.mshaffer.com

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