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    ssay is written in an entertaining way?

    instead of saying "there are some quite funny bits in your story" could you also say: at times, your essay is written in an entertaining way? And if you wanted to give an example, could say: for example, the passage, when Harry...
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    It's a funny story

    Instead of saying "there are some quite funny bits in your story," you could say: "At times your essay is written in an entertaining way." You could also use an example from the essay.

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    Re: It's a funny story

    Thank you, Tarheel. Unfortunately, you didn't reply to my second question. Could you or someone else help me find a solution for it?

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    Re: ssay is written in an entertaining way?

    My post covered everything.

    If you have two questions, there are three things you can do. Those are:

    1. Use two question marks.
    2. Have one question per paragraph.
    3. Number them.

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    Re: ssay is written in an entertaining way?

    If you are actually an English Teacher, cloverleaf, you should be able to use quote marks consistently, start sentences with capitals, etc. And you should know how to make yourself understood (speaking about your first post).

    By the way, "funny" and "entertaining" aren't the same. So, the answer to your first question is 'No'.

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    Re: ssay is written in an entertaining way?

    It's true that "funny" and "entertaining" aren't necessarily the same thing, but they can be.

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    Re: ssay is written in an entertaining way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    It's true that "funny" and "entertaining" aren't necessarily the same thing, but they can be.
    The implicit question was, "Can I use 'entertaining' instead of 'funny'?". I agree that the answer to that question could be either 'yes' or 'no', as it could be with "Can I use 'entertaining' instead of 'tragic'?". Naturally, it depends on the meaning behind the question.

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