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Question for the week
What part of speech is objections?
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LIsa, who says "Grammar was my favorite part of English class," asks...
Do you say "this speaks volumes TO his character" or "..speaks volumes OF his character"? Thank you
Anne answers...
My dictionary says that "speaks for" is the correct expression if you are conveying something commendable about a person. For instance, "Her manners speak well for her training." So neither of the choices you presented is 100 percent correct.
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