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    identifying errors in a sentences and how to correct them

    1. She deserved to be congratulated for winning the competition but not for hitting her competitor in the running track.

    2. Only give the book to Tony.

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    Re: identifying errors in a sentences and how to correct them

    Welcome to Using English, jnkhoma.

    1. She deserved to be congratulated for winning the competition but not for hitting her competitor on the running track.

    2. Only give the book to Tony. (If you mean 'Don't give it to anybody else'.)

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    Re: identifying errors in a sentences and how to correct them

    Quote Originally Posted by jnkhoma View Post
    2. Only give the book to Tony.
    Pedants (such as 5jj) prefer: Give the book only to Tony.

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