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  Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde (October 8, 2006)

Be Careful with "Only"!




The simple word "only" can cause serious difficulties if misused. Read the examples below to see what I mean!

Only I go into the room (because nobody else goes into the room?).

I only go into the room (and then do nothing there?).

I go only into the room (and go nowhere else?).

I go into the only room (because there are no other rooms?).

Be careful!

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