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Posted by Anushka (U15402927) on Wednesday, 13th February 2013
Could you please correct the sentences below?
People have lost faith in this government, as we know it.
They will close the other factories, as we know it.
This crisis will lose us all of our jobs, as we know it.
Posted by Pepe (U15605842) on Wednesday, 13th February 2013
Hi Anushka ,
I saw nothing wrong in your writing but I am not a English teacher even though I would like to comment something in your last sentence is to omit 'us' from there. It is because you have already mentioned words like our in that sentence so you don't need to add another word like us.
Again I am not English teacher however I did comment on it. If teacher make some correction on it then I will be also benefited from it.
Posted by Anushka (U15402927) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013
Thank you very much for your explanation and I guess this is the first time you have answered one of my questions. It is ok if you are not a teacher because what is important is your knowledge and I have another great person (Mr. James) who is not a teacher either but his knowledge is great, anyway Pepe have I used “as we know it” right in those sentences?
Pepe you suggested my last sentence would sound great, if I removed ‘us’ so I think it should read as below
“This crisis will lose all of our jobs, as we know it”
Pepe the sentence below is from a dictionary.
“The mistakes which lost him his kingdom”
Pepe I’m a little confused about the word “lose” in this context, so I decided to make a few more sentences with the help of my dictionaries, could you please correct them? I refereed to my dictionaries and what I found was that the word “cost” is also used in a similar manner to “lose”. So Pepe are they two can be used interchangeably in the sentences below?
“That one mistake lost/cost him his life.”
“The closure of the factory is likely to lose/cost 1000 of jobs.”
“His stand could have cost/lost him his job.”
“Bad management could be costing/losing this club a chance at the title”
I’m sorry to trouble you with such a long question but I need to learn them.
Posted by Pepe (U15605842) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013
Sorry for late reply and it was busy schedule for me since few days. I had to go my village and had to participate in funeral function of my uncle who had passed on at the age of 82. Well, it is my personal business.
Anushka, you had asked me about the right use of cost and lost in your previous message. So far as I know the two words-cost and lost has different meaning and can be used in different way. What I suggest you to choose among them is- That one mistake cost him his life. I think this sentence makes sense. Similarly The closure of the factory is likely to lose 1000 of jobs.“His stand could have cost him his job.”“Bad management could be costing this club a chance at the title”
Above mentioned corrections are suggested as per my knowledge however the right answers could be different. So please consult other veteran of English. Let me share upon you got right answer from other friends.
Anushka ! we all are here to learn something new what we don't know but should know at any cost. If you ask me something then I start to search myself that make me more laborious. Anushka! I am looking some friends whom I can share my knowledge on the regular basis. I mean looking some pan pals in the net. If you like to contact me then you are most welcomed in my email. My mail is prakashadh in Google mail. Why I am telling to you is only to keep this thread lively in other site too. But I never asked you where are you from and what you are doing right now. I would be happy to know if you write something about you in next message.
Have a nice time and bye.