davidows

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Re: as best he can  •  April 23, 2009, 7:17pm  •  1 vote

BTW, goofy, I have no problem at all with the earliest example: . . . blow 'em up as best suits our convenience — Washington Irving, Salmagundi , 14 Aug.

Re: as best he can  •  April 23, 2009, 6:34pm  •  0 vote

porsche says: I have to agree with the others. "…as best he can" is just an elided version of "…as best as he can", universally understood to mean doing something to the best of his abilities. '

Re: as best he can  •  April 23, 2009, 6:23pm  •  1 vote

I thank Gary for illustrating, better than I, why I consider it so awkward as to be ill conceived, if not useless, for the apparently intended meaning. (corrected punctuation) As Gary said, I he

Re: as best he can  •  April 23, 2009, 6:19pm  •  2 votes

"it’s meaning is clear", says goofy. Really?! Well, I read the entire entry on p. 126, from the middle of the left column to the middle of the right column, and there was no attempt to define wha

Re: as best he can  •  April 22, 2009, 1:14pm  •  2 votes

Interestingly, most, if not all of the examples given could be interpreted either my way or the other way, although I suspect the intent was not to say what I am hearing, but it still grates on my ner

Re: as best he can  •  April 22, 2009, 12:29am  •  3 votes

Finally! Someone else who GETS it!!! "best" does NOT mean the same as "well", nor the same as "well as" when used in the phrase "as _____ he/she/it can", elided or not! The only way that using