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    #1

    How to use the word "Only"

    Are both of the following sentences correct?

    • This TIP applies only to . . .
    • This TIP only applies to . . .



    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: How to use the word "Only"

    Hello.
    I am not a teacher.

    Both are correct for me, but I would use first.
    Nickle.
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: How to use the word "Only"

    Quote Originally Posted by chanbr View Post
    Are both of the following sentences correct?

    • This TIP applies only to . . .
    • This TIP only applies to . . .


    They are not sentences. Why don't you complete them?

    If you mean 'tip' (a helpful hint) why have you capitalised it?

    If it's an acronym, what does it stand for?

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    #4

    Re: How to use the word "Only"

    Careful users prefer the first when the restriction applies, not to the verb, but to the object of 'to'.

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    #5

    Re: How to use the word "Only"

    *Not a teacher.

    There are several tips.

    -Many tips apply to situation one. But Tip C only applies to situation two.

    -Tip A and B apply to many situations, but Tip C applies only to one.

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    #6

    Re: How to use the word "Only"

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeC View Post
    *Not a teacher.

    There are several tips.

    -Many tips apply to situation one. But Tip C only applies to situation two.

    -Tip A and B apply to many situations, but Tip C applies only to one.
    You're still capitalising "tip". If you were learning German, capitalising nouns would be normal. It's not in English unless it starts a sentence.

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