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    usage of invariable



    Hello,

    I would like to know how 'invariable" is incorrect or unnatural in " thank you for your invariable support."

    If "invariable" is synonymous with "constant" then how could it be incorrect. Though I know it is incorrect, as an experienced teacher pointed it out, but I want to know how.


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    Re: usage of invariable

    "Invariable" means it never changes. That doesn't work with "support". Our support changes depending on the context of the original post. You could say "Thank you for your constant/regular support".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: usage of invariable

    I think 'your unfailing support/help' is also OK.
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    #4

    Re: usage of invariable

    Also, "unstinting support".
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    #5

    Re: usage of invariable

    I suppose you could also use 'inevitable support', although that of course has a different meaning from the other suggestions offered.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    Re: usage of invariable

    Does 'invariable' work in 'You give us a subsidy of $1000 each month. Thank you for your invariable support', where the support doesn't change?

    I just found 'unswerving support' at http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...g?q=unswerving
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    #7

    Re: usage of invariable

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    hank you for your invariable support', where the support doesn't change?
    No. It's not natural.

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    Re: usage of invariable

    "Invariable" is used as a standalone noun in some contexts. I find it less common as an adjective. "Invariably" is commonly used as an adverb in BrE.

    He earns 1000 a month but he invariably gives half of it to charity.
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