Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?
1. Is it correct to say:
"Unfortunately, that was money spent in vain."
2. And does it make any sense to say:
"She's a disgraced."
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
The first sentence is fine, though a little formal.But the second should read, "She's a disgrace!"
- Anonymous1 month ago
1) You can. You might also use an idiom: that was money down the drain
2) No. She's disgraceful, or she's a disgraced person or she's in disgrace.
- CogitoLv 71 month ago
The first one - yes, that's technically correct. But it's a very old-fashioned expression and few people would use it. They might say 'That money was wasted'.
The second one is wrong, but I'm not sure what you mean.
If you say 'she was disgraced' that's another old-fashioned expression, meaning that her reputation was badly damaged.
If you say 'she's a disgrace' that means that she's an embarrassment to her family and/or friends.
- william ellisLv 71 month ago
Sounds good to me...