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    #1

    Smile some things useful

    You can learn some things useful from everyone.
    You can learn some useful things from everyone.
    You can learn something useful from everyone.



    Are all the above versions sound right? If not, why not? Thanks.

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    Re: some things useful

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    You can learn some things useful from everyone.
    You can learn some useful things from everyone.
    You can learn something useful from everyone.
    In the second sentence, the phrase "useful things" is the normal adjective-noun combination. In the third sentence, "something useful" is a set phrase which you will hear every once in a while. As for the first sentence, it ("some things useful") isn't used (as far as I know), and I see no reason that it should be used.

    Does that help?

    ~R

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    Re: some things useful

    something useful
    Do something useful! Go clean your room!

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    Re: some things useful

    Thanks, Ron.

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