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  1. narniaa
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    [make it a rule/cannot but]

    Hi, I'm learning English as a second language..

    While I was looking at the board in my English class today I found two sentences that I am confused with .


    'I make it a rule never to eat between meal'

    doesn't it have to be

    'I made a rule never to eat between meals'?



    here's another one..

    'She is such a kind person that I cannot but like her'

    It doesn't sound right to me..

    Does it make sense?

    I understand what this sentence means but the grammar is kind of unfamiliar to me.

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
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    Re: [make it a rule/cannot but]

    'I make it a rule never to eat between meals'

    'I made a rule never to eat between meals' Both of these are correct.



    here's another one..

    'She is such a kind person that I cannot but like her.' This is correct, it means 'to be unable to do otherwise than like her'.

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