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re: Quick point: just on the grammar...
Last Edit: Michael_Portantiere 11:13 am EDT 04/02/21
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 11:07 am EDT 04/02/21
In reply to: re: Quick point: just on the grammar... - BroadwayTonyJ 04:41 pm EDT 04/01/21

***The phrase "to let a woman in" should actually be "to let a woman into".****

Yes, and I hate to say it, but doesn't this mean that "When Mabel Comes in the Room" is also incorrect? :-(

***The phrase "willing for a dentist to be drilling" makes absolutely no sense. An individual can not be "willing for" a dentist to do anything -- one can be "willing to have" or "willing to let" a dentist do something like drill or pull a tooth. I think the best way to have a grammatically correct sentence is to rephrase it like this: "I'd be equally willing to have a dentist drill than to let a woman into my life" or "I'd be equally willing to let a dentist drill than to have a woman in my life."****

Well, forgive me, but I think the correct forms would be, "I'd be equally willing to have a dentist drill AS to let a woman into my life" or "I'd be equally willing to let a dentist drill AS to have a woman in my life."

At any rate, adding your identification of two more errors in that sentence, that would bring the number to five (5) errors in one line:

1. "equally as willing" is redundant, it should be "equally willing."
2. "willing for" should be "willing to," as you noted (assuming you're right that "willing for" is indeed incorrect; I'm not sure about that one)
3. 'than to" should be "as to"
4. "than to ever let" should be "as ever to let"
5. "....let a woman in my life" should be "....let a woman into my life."
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