The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight (cloudtrader) wrote,
The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight
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Some questions that I've gotten stuck on when students asked me, so now I'm asking YOU.

Poll #808394 Grammar help!

Which is the "most correct" way to say this sentence?

He was able to install the software that I couldn't.
6(85.7%)
He was able to install the software where I couldn't.
0(0.0%)
He was able to install the software which I couldn't.
1(14.3%)

WHY is what you chose the "more correct" way to say that sentence? Please tell me either here or in the comments of this post.

Okay, so you can say this two ways: "What won't you be able to do if you don't save money?" and "What will you not be able to do if you don't save money?" Why does the word "you" come between "will" and "not" in the non-contracted sentence?

I don't quite get what you're asking here.
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I don't know.
0(0.0%)
It just SOUNDS RIGHT, that's why.
3(42.9%)
This is because of some obscure grammar point upon which I will elaborate in the comments to this post.
2(28.6%)
Um, you've actually got that all wrong, let me help by pointing out how stupid you are in the comments to this post.
0(0.0%)
I don't know, but now you've got me wondering, too...
1(14.3%)
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