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    Some questions about grammar

    These questions I encountered on my final exam
    1) Why did you send the children away?
    I won't have them _______ soccer near my rose beds!
    a) play
    b) playing
    Trouble is here. I couldn't decide one of them, please help me

    2) Are you satisfied with your new secrectary?
    ________ I like her, she's not the best person for the job
    a) Whereas
    b) as much as
    I wonder why a doesn't make any sense, please help

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    Re: Some questions about grammar

    1) See here

    2) 'as much as' is similar to 'although'; 'whereas' means:

    1. It being the fact that; inasmuch as.
    2. While at the same time.
    3. While on the contrary.

    'inasmuch' means, seeing that; since; to such a degree as


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    Re: Some questions about grammar

    But I have seen have sb do sth, too
    Whereas, means inasmuch, but how about the other? it does mean "although", we cannot say the meaning of a word if we don't put it in the right context. True thing happen to apart from, it has two opposite meaning, so I think the same happen here in whereas.
    Could you please go over it with more details?

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    Re: Some questions about grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    1) Why did you send the children away?
    I won't have them _______ soccer near my rose beds!
    a) play
    b) playing
    There is a significant difference between the two. To have somebody do something is to get that person to do that thing.

    I won't have them play soccer near my rose beds = I won't get them to play soccer near my rose beds

    I won't have them playing soccer near my rose beds = I won't put up with them playing soccer near my rose beds
    In the first sentence she is saying she is not going to get them to do it. In the second sentence she is saying she is not going to let them do it.


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    Re: Some questions about grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    These questions I encountered on my final exam
    1) Why did you send the children away?
    I won't have them playing soccer near my rose beds! (see RonBee's post)
    a) play
    b) playing
    Trouble is here. I couldn't decide one of them, please help me

    2) Are you satisfied with your new secrectary?
    As much as I like her, she's not the best person for the job
    a) Whereas
    b) as much as
    I wonder why a doesn't make any sense, please help It's not that a) doesn't make any sense; b) sounds better.
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    Re: Some questions about grammar

    I recommend that you not use "whereas" except in legal documents. It is not a word people use in ordinary conversation.

    ~R

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