English grammar questions, answered by Alan
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Are these sentences correct:
1-For the second time, they left Old Trafford not on the losing end.
2-He left the room not in a wheelchair.
3-He left the room, not in a wheelchair.
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1, yes. 2 & 3, no.
A not-phrase of this sort generally needs either to be complemented by a following but-phrase or modified in some way, as here by 'for the second time'.