Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Armenian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 2,554
    #1

    the way/for/that/if

    Which is correct:

    1-The only way to carry it is for me to hold the heavy end and for you to hold the light end.
    2-The only way to carry it is that I hold the heavy end and you hold the light end.
    3-The only way to carry it is if I hold the heavy end and you hold the light end.


    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 554
    #2

    Re: the way/for/that/if

    The first is fine by me. The second I don't like at all. The third needs a comma but I've heard people say it often.


    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 3,059
    #3

    Re: the way/for/that/if

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which is correct:

    1-The only way to carry it is for me to hold the heavy end and for you to hold the light end.
    2-The only way to carry it is that I hold the heavy end and you hold the light end.
    3-The only way to carry it is if I hold the heavy end and you hold the light end.
    I agree with Horsa except I think that the second could be used if someone was being quite strident about thr proper way to do this.


    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 554
    #4

    Re: the way/for/that/if

    Yes Riverkid is right - the second would be acceptable if, for example, there were some dispute between the two parties as to the best way to do it.


    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 3,059
    #5

    Re: the way/for/that/if

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    Yes Riverkid is right - the second would be acceptable if, for example, there were some dispute between the two parties as to the best way to do it.
    I agree with Horsa agreeing with me.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •