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Forum: English Questions Jul 2nd, 2010, 07:41 am
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Posted By susan53
Re: all vs everything

The first one - yes, possibly. Because what you heard wasn't actually the phone itself ringing, but the sound that comes over the wire to symbolise the phone ringing. So here, yes the sound of a...
Forum: English Questions Jul 2nd, 2010, 05:05 am
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Views: 33,491
Posted By susan53
Re: all vs everything

I think what you mean is I heard a phone ringing - ie I heard a phone which was ringing.

Placing "ringing" in front of the noun like that turns it into an adjective - ie it's describing a quality of...
Forum: English Questions Jun 30th, 2010, 02:34 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 33,491
Posted By susan53
Re: all vs everything

These words are horribly complex, so don't worry if they confuse you. Looking at the grammar books always makes me think they've been forced into grammatical categories that they don't really fit....
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