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    #1

    The well-known writer ventured an opinion

    Would you please correct the mistakes in my sentence?

    The well-known writer ventured an opinion that ebooks were the future and printed ones the distant past, which drew an avalanche of criticism from his colleagues.

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    #2

    Re: The well-known writer ventured an opinion

    Hmm, although we frequently say that something "is the future", we don't tend to use a similar construction to say that something "is the past".
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    #3

    Re: The well-known writer ventured an opinion

    emsr2d2,

    Could I write instead

    "....ebooks were the future and printed ones history."

    Or do you know a better word I could use in my sentence?

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    #4

    Re: The well-known writer ventured an opinion

    "History" works well there.
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    #5

    Re: The well-known writer ventured an opinion

    "ebooks were the future and printed ones were the past". That should work as well.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-May-2017 at 23:36. Reason: Enlarged font

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    #6

    Re: The well-known writer ventured an opinion

    Andrew, please enlarge your text.

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    #7

    Re: The well-known writer ventured an opinion

    Do you mean making it smaller? It shows on my computer as larger than normal.

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    #8

    Re: The well-known writer ventured an opinion

    andrewg927,

    Rover_KE meant to make them bigger because they are very small.

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    #9

    Re: The well-known writer ventured an opinion

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    Here is what it looks like on my computer screen. I don't know why it appears very small to you.

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    #10

    Re: The well-known writer ventured an opinion

    No idea what was going on there then. Andrewg's text appeared to be a tiny font to the rest of us. I've just edited the post and removed the formatting. Now it seems to be in standard Arial Size 2. I have no idea why it appeared larger than normal on Andrewg's screen!
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