Is this sentence correct:
1-That John is in love with you is uncertain.
The semantics are a bit awkward.Originally Posted by navi tasan
Can a thing be certain or uncertain?
Thanks TDOL and Cas,
Cas, I don't get what you mean.
"His being in love with you is uncertain."
"It is uncertain that he is in love with you."
Why do you say that a "thing" is uncertain here?
Last edited by navi tasan; 15-Dec-2004 at 02:03.
Originally Posted by navi tasan
a thing is the semantics, i guess
WelcomeOriginally Posted by woshi410
What do you mean?
In terms of syntax, the sentence works: Noun clause = Adjective, but in terms of meaning, well, maybe it's just me, but I pick up on something that's quite odd: to be certain or uncertain is to have the ability to weigh possibilities, and things just don't have that faculty.Originally Posted by navi tasan
Who is uncertain that he is love with you?
?That he is in love with you is uncertain.
=> The noun clause is uncertain.
We are uncertain that he is in love with you.
=> We are uncertain.