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    innocuous/harmless

    Could I ask for some examples (sentences) with innocuous to distinguish it from harmless?



    I have found two examples so far but itís not enough:
    • Some mushrooms look innocuous but are in fact poisonous.
    • An innocuous home remedy.

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    Re: innocuous/harmless

    Quote Originally Posted by goingtocalifornia View Post
    Could I ask for some examples (sentences) with innocuous to distinguish it from harmless?



    I have found two examples so far but itís not enough:
    • Some mushrooms look innocuous but are in fact poisonous.
    • An innocuous home remedy.
    innocuous=inoffensive
    This drug was at first mistakenly thought to be innocuous.

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    Re: innocuous/harmless

    Quote Originally Posted by goingtocalifornia View Post
    Could I ask for some examples (sentences) with innocuous to distinguish it from harmless?



    I have found two examples so far but it’s not enough:
    • Some mushrooms look innocuous but are in fact poisonous.
    • An innocuous home remedy.
    innocuous=inoffensive
    This drug was at first mistakenly thought to be innocuous.
    Used with adjective complement

    • seem: These visits may seem quite innocuous, or may involve a sense of adventure or excitement.
    • appear: So far, they have all appeared fully innocuous.
    • look: I disagree with with Nick here, the 1st foul looked innocuous, the second barely worth a booking.
    • sound: One tiny percent sounds so innocuous, whereas £ 8 billion is a colossal sum.
    • render: SpeedFerries will in addition have an absolute discretion to jettison, land, destroy or render innocuous any such goods as described above.
    • prove: It was likely that scrapie in cattle would prove similarly innocuous.

    Modifying Another Word

    • seemingly: At any moment, a seemingly innocuous decision can explode in their faces.
    • apparently: Note the apparently innocuous use of " popular scientists " .
    • fairly: On the second match point against him, the demoralized American fired a forehand long from a fairly innocuous blocked service return from Murray.
    • relatively: Why did I react the way I did to a relatively innocuous creature?
    • perfectly: Offensive material may get through and some perfectly innocuous sites may be blocked.
    • pretty: Check out the following photo ( you can click it for a bigger version ): Seems pretty innocuous, doesn't it?
    • The above given in a dictionary [your dictionary.com]
    Last edited by moniza; 26-Nov-2008 at 14:39.

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