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    He hasn't gone anywhere this month

    There is a friend of mine who travels a lot. He goes here and there every now and then. But this month he didn't go anywhere. So, can I say "He hasn't gone anywhere this month" or "I do not know how he has remained still this month" or "I do not know how he has remained unmoved (not sure about unmoved) this month"?

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    Re: He hasn't gone anywhere this month

    Of those choices, "He hasn't gone anywhere his month" is the only correct one. "To remain still" means to stay in one spot, literally, not moving! "Unmoved" means that one's emotions have not been touched.

    I would probably say "He hasn't been anywhere this month" or "He hasn't travelled anywhere this month". Bear in mind that it only works if you say it during or on the last day of the month you're talking about. If you were talking today and your friend didn't travel in July, you'd have to say "He didn't go anywhere last month".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: He hasn't gone anywhere this month

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I do not know how he has remained still this month" or "I do not know how he has remained unmoved (not sure about unmoved) this month"?
    No, those don't work. See emsr2d2's explanation above.

    Try, e.g.,
    I don't know how he's managed to stay put for a month.

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    Re: He hasn't gone anywhere this month

    You could use he hasn't been anywhere this month.

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    Re: He hasn't gone anywhere this month

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No, those don't work. See emsr2d2's explanation above.

    Try, e.g.,
    I don't know how he's managed to stay put for a month.
    Is it also correct to say "I don't know how he's managed to stay put this month" or "I don't know how did he manage to stay put last month?

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    Re: He hasn't gone anywhere this month

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Is it also correct to say:
    "I don't know how he's managed to stay put this month."
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    I don't know how did he managed to stay put last month"?
    See above. The second was wrong. You should know by now that "How did he ..." can only form part of a question, not a statement.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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