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    Mysterious word

    I'm looking for a word (or expression) that fits here. I don't know if my examples will make it clear, though.

    "There were like 20 people in the room, _____________ three were from New York, one from Washington and the others were foreigners"
    "There were four guys in the room, ___________ two from New York and two from Washington"

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    Re: Mysterious word

    I think we need some more clarification as to what exactly you're looking for. There are several possibilities.

    Also since your two sentences are different, I don't know that you can use any given word or phrase for both examples. That comma in the first example is particularly problematic and limiting.


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    Re: Mysterious word

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    I think we need some more clarification as to what exactly you're looking for. There are several possibilities.

    Also since your two sentences are different, I don't know that you can use any given word or phrase for both examples. That comma in the first example is particularly problematic and limiting.



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    This is the idea, Skrej. I tried two similar sentences because both make sense in my language, but I don't know if the first one can be filled with another word or words, without a change in meaning.

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    Re: Mysterious word

    More sentences with the same idea:

    1) To my surprise, both of them declined my invitation, __________________ John had the nerve to tell me he had more important things to do.

    2) Neither of them will be playing tonight ______________ Mark is sick and Bob is taking care of his daughter.

    I don't know if the comma in sentence 1 is necessary. Actually, I don't know if the sentences can be filled.

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    Re: Mysterious word

    I wouldn't put anything in those gaps, but small changes are necessary, and you forgot the final full stops (periods).

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post

    "There were like 20 people in the room; three were from New York, one was from Washington and the others were foreigners."
    "There were four guys in the room - two from New York and two from Washington."
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-Jul-2017 at 15:53.

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