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    2 Qs

    #1Is the following sentence an inversion? I think so.

    There a short distance ahead of the stopped train he saw a washed-out bridge.

    If so, is it said that he say a washed- out bridge a short distance ahead of the stopped train there?
    How would you change the sentence to a usual sentence pattern?


    #2 Which is correct, their times or their time? If both of them are correct, could you tell me the differences of the meanings?
    It may cost them a lot of money and take up much of their time.
    Thank you very much

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    Re: 2 Qs

    1 I don't think this is inversion and would simply put some commas in:
    There, a short distance ahead of the stopped train, he saw a washed-out bridge.
    A more normal version of the word order would be:
    He saw a washed-out bridge a short distance ahead of the stopped train.
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    Re: 2 Qs

    Thanks Tdol, why do you think in this case time is used uncountable? If it is used in the plural form, what does it mean? chances or something?

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    Re: 2 Qs

    When it is uncountable it refers to the measure of time passing, and when it is countable it means 'occasion'- I saw her three times.
    Last edited by Tdol; 12-Dec-2006 at 18:24.


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    Re: 2 Qs

    Thanks Tdol. I see.

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    Re: 2 Qs

    You're welcome, Progress.

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