Bolton applied the final nail in Alan Pardew's coffin, by thrashing West Ham 4-0.
Can any other verb substitute for apply here?
Also, can we also say "another nail" instead of "the final nail"?
This month's loss of $400 000 has applid another nail in the company's coffin.
Please refrain from posting until a native speaker has done so!
We gave you good alternative words for your sentence.
There was no reason for talkin' down to us.
Ok , friends again
But some advice:
- Never stop answering a thread you started and then make a new one on the same subject.
- Please stop using exclamation marks like you do, it offends people.
All of this is part of the NET etiquette
Last edited by Miner49'er; 16-Dec-2006 at 00:15.
Now, now children
You could say hammered the final nail.
Another nail would not necessarily be the final nail. Just a little bit nearer to the end.