Results 1 to 6 of 6
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Feb 2010
    • Posts: 182
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    As it were

    We often use "as it were" to mean that something should not be taken literally.But do you think it is a bit condescending?

    I request you to correct the above sentence if I should have placed comma instead of period.

    Thanks

  1. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: As it were

    I don't see anything particularly condescending about it. Do you have an example that bothers you? The period is fine.

  2. tkacka15's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Poland

    • Join Date: Aug 2015
    • Posts: 175
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: As it were

    Quote Originally Posted by gurpreetgill4u View Post
    We often use "as it were" to mean that something should not be taken literally.But do you think it is a bit condescending?

    I request you to correct the above sentence if I should have placed comma instead of period.

    Thanks
    I see two sentences. The first is a declarative one, the second a question. Where do you want to put a comma here instead of the full stop? I've got to admit that I'm missing the point in your question.
    I'm not a teacher and I'm not a native speaker of English.

  3. konungursvia's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 5,124
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: As it were

    It's not condescending, but people who don't know professorial English may find it puts you at a higher level than theirs.

  4. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: As it were

    I don't see that.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 21,458
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: As it were

    We often use "as it were" to mean that something should not be taken literally.But do you think it is a bit condescending?
    I would change the period (full stop) to a comma and leave a space after it.

    We often use "as it were" to mean that something should not be taken literally, but do you think it is a bit condescending?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •