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    sober

    Hi, I have the following two sentences that wonder if they are correct. If not, can you tell me the mistakes? Thanks ^_^

    1) For a long time, I haven't seen her on such a sober like this moment.
    2) For a long time, I haven't seen her in sobriety like this moment.

    Also, in the following one, I wonder if the words in bracket are interchangeable with the word right before it.

    1) There are 10 examinations waiting (awaiting) for you, whether (no matter) you're ready or not.

    ^_^
    Last edited by morning; 25-Apr-2006 at 17:25.

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    Re: sober

    Good evening, Morning,

    1) For a long time, I haven't seen her on such a sober like this moment.

    Not quite correct. You could change it too:

    1a) I haven't seen her as sober as this for a long time.

    2) For a long time, I haven't seen her in sobriety like this moment.

    Change to e.g.

    2a) I haven't seen her in a state of such sobriety for a long time.

    (But it sounds a little stilted.)

    3) There are 10 examinations waiting (awaiting) for you, whether (no matter) you're ready or not.

    Here, you need "waiting": you "wait for something", or you "await something". (But "wait for" is more idiomatic, here.)

    Bye

    MrP


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    Re: sober

    ^___^ Thanks a lot for your help, MrPedantic. I learn new stuff each time I come to this forum. So nice to be a member here! Thanks again!

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    Re: sober

    You're welcome post again!

    MrP

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