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    I suppose something much more evil than this one death scuffle is impending, isnít it

    I wonder if "one death scuffle" makes sence here - "I suppose something much more evil than this one death scuffle is impending, isnít it?" I'm also not sure whether I used correctly the words "scuffle" and "impending".

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    Re: I suppose something much more evil than this one death scuffle is impending, isní

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    I wonder if "one death scuffle" makes sence sense here - "I suppose something much more evil than this one death scuffle is impending, isn’t it?" I'm also not sure whether I used correctly the words "scuffle" and "impending".

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    Well. I suppose the use of "scuffle" and "impending" is fine. But the sentence is correct only if "one" is dropped.

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    Re: I suppose something much more evil than this one death scuffle is impending, isní

    Quote Originally Posted by Man_From_India View Post
    Well. I suppose the use of "scuffle" and "impending" is fine. But the sentence is correct only if "one" is dropped.
    But if I omit "one" the sense will be different. By "one death scuffle" I mean "a scuffle in which only one person has been killed". Can I express this thought in some other way then?

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    Re: I suppose something much more evil than this one death scuffle is impending, isní

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    But if I omit "one" the sense will be different. By "one death scuffle" I mean "a scuffle in which only one person has been killed". Can I express this thought in some other way then?
    I see. You mean something like a duel where the fight ends with the death of the other. right?
    In that case go for "one-death scuffle".

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    Re: I suppose something much more evil than this one death scuffle is impending, isní

    I don't fully agree with Man_From_India. It could work if you used one-death scuffle. However, it's not a phrase that does much for me. How about:

    I suppose something much more evil than this scuffle that cause/has caused one death



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