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  1. Moonwalker's Avatar

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    Is this sentence right?

    1. It was all about swimming that he talked with a girl.

    Is this sentence correct or wrong? I'm studying grammar but I'm clueless as usual

    2. It was the president who John call a fool.

    How about the second one?

    3. ... I'm making grammar tree (which is not easy for me) and I was wondering what we call 'How' in the system.
    Take a look at the following one.

    "I forgot how good beer tastes."

    This sentence is ambiguous and I don't know what to call 'how' here.
    Good is an adv. Beer is a N. but can't find any explanation
    on my syntax book. What kind of catergory 'how' is in?

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    #2

    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonwalker View Post
    1. It was all about swimming that he talked with a girl.
    No. Perhaps:
    He talked to a girl about swimming.

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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonwalker View Post
    2. It was the president who John call a fool.
    No. (That is not a sentence.) Perhaps:
    It was the president who called John a fool.
    Or maybe you mean to say:
    It was the president who John called a fool.

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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Simpler is better. Example:
    The president called John a fool.

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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonwalker View Post
    "I forgot how good beer tastes."
    That is possible, but more likely is:
    I had forgotten how good beer tastes. (Said right after drinking some beer.)
    "How" is an adverb there.





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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    I think, "good" is adv.
    but
    I forgot how good beer was / tasted.


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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    No. Perhaps:
    He talked to a girl about swimming.
    "talk to" means criticizing ?


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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonwalker View Post
    1. It was all about swimming that he talked with a girl.

    Is this sentence correct or wrong? I'm studying grammar but I'm clueless as usual

    2. It was the president who John call a fool.

    How about the second one?

    3. ... I'm making grammar tree (which is not easy for me) and I was wondering what we call 'How' in the system.
    Take a look at the following one.

    "I forgot how good beer tastes."

    This sentence is ambiguous and I don't know what to call 'how' here.
    Good is an adv. Beer is a N. but can't find any explanation
    on my syntax book. What kind of catergory 'how' is in?

    "It was the president who John call a fool."

    -> I think it's allright, but "Jonh calls.."
    -> Jonh calls the president a hero. (to call sb/smt smt)

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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_nguyenvietlong View Post
    "talk to" means criticizing ?
    No, talk does not mean criticize.
    talk   /tɔk/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [tawk] Show IPA
    –verb (used without object)
    1.to communicate or exchange ideas, information, etc., by speaking: to talk about poetry.
    talk definition | Dictionary.com

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