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    from, formerly belonging to or in a different way

    Hello all users!

    Suppose we have four wooden legs that used to support a big table. The table is no longer needed and we can throw it away. I would like to say that I am going to make good use of the legs that belonged to the table.


    Should I say:


    The wooden legs from the big table will come in useful.


    or


    The wooden legs formerly belonging to the big table will come in useful.


    or


    The wooden legs, which remain of the big table, will come in useful.


    or


    The wooden legs, which are left of the big table, will come in useful.


    Thank you.

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    Re: from, formerly belonging to or in a different way

    The first one is the most natural.

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    Re: from, formerly belonging to or in a different way

    Other suggestions:

    The wooden legs from the table are still useful.

    The wooden legs from the table can still be used.

    I'd like to save the wooden legs from the table.



    --lotus
    Last edited by lotus888; 04-Aug-2014 at 21:44.

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