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Thread: tell apart

    • Join Date: Dec 2005
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    Smile tell apart

    Tom and Fred are twins. I say It isn't easy to tell Tom and Fred apart. Is this one correct too or not? I can't tell apart Tom and Fred. I mean Tom and Fred after apart.

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    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    Re: tell apart

    The adverb goes after the verb's object, like this, tell them apart. Unless, of course, the verb phrase functions as an infinitive; e.g., They are a lot harder to tell apart.

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