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    #11

    Re: Review and opinion of a recently seen movie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Ponyo, you should be impressed by Ems's post. (I am.) She not only read the whole thing but offered corrections.

    I really am impressed and grateful too. But they continuously tell me not to answer with thanks.

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    #12

    Re: Review and opinion of a recently seen movie.

    Can someone please explain to me the addition of "about" in the sentence "his destiny is to bring about the end of the world".

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    #13

    Re: Review and opinion of a recently seen movie.

    "to bring about [something]" means "to cause [something] to happen". The simple verb "bring" does not carry the same meaning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #14

    Re: Review and opinion of a recently seen movie.

    Quote Originally Posted by ponyo View Post
    I really am impressed and grateful too. But they continuously tell me not to answer with thanks.
    We ask you not to write "Thanks" at the end of a post, or to write a new post just to say "Thanks". We encourage you to click on the "Thank" button on any post you find helpful. I note that you have done that already in this thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #15

    Re: Review and opinion of a recently seen movie.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "to bring about [something]" means "to cause [something] to happen". The simple verb "bring" does not carry the same meaning.
    Can I have some examples please?

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    #16

    Re: Review and opinion of a recently seen movie.

    A few examples from ludwig.guru.

    "Then we will bring about big changes."
    "We want to bring about lasting improvement."
    "Will he bring about the apocalypse?"

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    #17

    Re: Review and opinion of a recently seen movie.

    Quote Originally Posted by ponyo View Post
    I really am impressed and grateful too. But they continuously tell me not to answer with thanks.
    I meant you should take her suggestions seriously. Take careful note of them so you won't make the same mistakes again. (The word "continuously" does not work in the second sentence.)
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