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    #21

    Re: enter v. absorb v. go into v. pass.

    There's no such thing as "the water of the blood".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #22

    work v. act v. function.

    I would like to ask you that are all these in the same meaning and correct and idiomatic?

    1.None of those sentences works for me.
    2.None of those sentences acts for me.
    3.None of those sentences functions for me.

    Above three would be an answer for whether the word is correct or not?


    Thank you.
    Last edited by teechar; 12-Feb-2017 at 12:01. Reason: removed link after merging threads

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    #23

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I would like to ask you that if are all these in have the same meaning and are correct and idiomatic?.
    Only the first is correct and idiomatic.

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    #24

    Re: enter v. absorb v. go into v. pass.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There's no such thing as "the water of the blood".
    That's what I was thinking too when I saw that sentence, but then the link provided by the OP shows the sentence was written by a presumably native (or at least proficient) speaker of English.

    I totally agree that the original sentence was phrased badly and/or in an unnaturally simplistic manner.

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    #25

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Only the first is correct and idiomatic.
    Would you please explain why "ask you" cannot take "that" as in the "I said that ..."

    Thank you.

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    #26

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    1. I don't know whether it is correct.
    2. I would like to ask you whether it is correct.

    'That' doesn't make sense above.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #27

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    Different verbs take different constructions. You just have to learn that.

    I would like to say that I love you. (You can omit "that".)
    I would like to ask you if you love me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #28

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Different verbs take different constructions. You just have to learn that.

    I would like to say that I love you. (You can omit "that".)
    I would like to ask you if you love me.
    Do you mean that "ask" never take "that" to introduce another clause?

    Thank you.

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    #29

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    No. It can. Here are some examples: http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=%22ask+That%22&l=0.

    However, in introducing reported speech, ask is followed by if, whether, or a wh- question word, not by that.

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    #30

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    Not necessarily.

    I ask that you not smoke. (I request that you do not smoke.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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