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    nedd some hellp

    Could you check the sentense:

    There must be some discrepancy between the evidence and the conclusions the police have drawn (??from??) that evidence

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    Yes, I've checked my dictionary, "from" is correct.

    You can draw a conclusion from something and also about something.
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    Re: nedd some hellp

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Could you check the sentence:

    There must be some discrepancy between the evidence and the conclusions the police have drawn (??from??) that evidence
    Agreed. Sounds perfectly fine.

    The key word is "draw", which has within it the idea of "pulling". It's etymologically related to the word "drag" (the Old English word for "draw" was "dragan", произносится что-то вроде /дра-ен/ ).

    In short: "draw from" is a common verb phrase.
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    thank you!!!

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    Could you also check the matching of the following word combinations:

    to spend time---------- to pass time
    to have a good/great--time to enjoy oneself
    to waste time-----------to spend time carelessly
    ahead of time---------- before it is too late
    in time-------------------early, in advance
    on time------------------at the appointed time
    for the time being------temporarily
    from time to time-------now and then
    in no time---------------very soon, very quickly
    plenty of time-----------a lot of time
    take your time----------do not hurry
    to have a hard time---- have difficulty (doing smth.)

    Thanks in advance

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    You got 2 wrong. Should be:

    ahead of time---------- early, in advance
    in time-------------------before it is too late

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    Thank you very much!!
    BTW, can I say "the weather on Tuesday, morning was very fascinating" ???
    (i.e., is the adjective 'fascinating' appropriate when you describe something which is worth seeing, which is very great and cool ???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Thank you very much!!
    BTW, can I say "the weather on Tuesday[,] morning was very fascinating" ???
    (i.e., is the adjective 'fascinating' appropriate when you describe something which is worth seeing, which is very great and cool ???)
    I confess that I've never heard it used that way, but I would not blink if someone did. People would probably be more colloquial ("The weather was really odd | strange | bizarre | weird.") But, sure ... you could say "fascinating" without any problems.
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    Maybe if you were talking to a meteorologist.

    "The weather was truly fascinating, a mix of cirrus and cumulinimbus clouds combined to create a lovely display of atmospheric....."

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Maybe if you were talking to a meteorologist.

    "The weather was truly fascinating, a mix of cirrus and cumulonimbus clouds combined to create a lovely display of atmospheric....."
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