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    #1

    mere/only/just

    Which are correct:

    1-I don't pay attention to mere intuitions.
    2-I don't pay attention to just intuitions.
    3-I don't pay attention to only intuitions.

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    #2

    Re: mere/only/just

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-I don't pay attention to mere intuitions.
    2-I don't pay attention to just intuitions.
    3-I don't pay attention to only intuitions.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    Using that word order, only #1 sounds natural.

    My previous edit vanished! Someone else has now said what I tried to - use "intuition" (singular).

    He has good intuition.
    She uses her intuition well.
    If they pay attention to their intuition, they'll be fine.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Mar-2012 at 10:32.

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    Re: mere/only/just

    1-I don't pay attention to mere intuitions. It's very formal, and an expression I have never heard of before. But, it's OK grammatically.
    2-I don't pay attention to just intuitions. This sentence needs to be reworded because it makes me think that there exist something known as "unjust intuitions." Do you understand?
    3-I don't pay attention to only intuitions. Somewhat similar to the above, but you may wish to consider: "intuition is not he only thing I pay attention to."

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    Re: mere/only/just

    I would use "intuition" singular.

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