Gabriel
Help with questions Hi, everyone Could you help me with a few questions? Please 1) In the book "Animal Farm", I came across this sentence: Do you say "Why then we continue in this miserable condition? Because nearly the whole of the produce of our labour is stolen from us by human beings.". Why "The whole of"? Couldn't you say "Because nearly the whole produce of our labour is stolen from us by human beings"? 2) Let us say you post a photo of your mother and your father, in the captions of (or TO?) the photo, would you say "He and She" or "Him and her"? Which one? Please, could you help me?
Nov 10, 2017 6:26 PM
Answers · 5
Hi Gabriel, 1) The quotation is "Why then do we continue in this miserable condition..." Most English speaking people probably wouldn't notice the difference between your two alternatives. I think that Orwell's phrasing is the more elegant, and probably also grammatically correct. 2) I'd use 'captions FOR the photograph'. I probably wouldn't use either as both sound a bit odd as a caption. I'd probably say 'Mum and Dad' or 'Mother and Father' depending on how formal I wanted to be. Hope this helps. Best wishes, Steve
November 10, 2017
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