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sales equals income

Hi, From The Top Ten Distinctions Between Millionaires and The Middle Class by Keith Smith, P 82. "Millionaires are always open to learning better ways to run their businesses. Millionaires understand that sales equals income but massive income equals having a team built on the foundation of trust." Does (sales) in the context above mean (items bought and sold)? Thanks.Read More...
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early (on) in life.

We should adopt a healthy lifestyle early (on) in life. How does the sentence above change in meaning with and without "on"? What is the function of the "on" in terms of meaning? AppleRead More...
That is ambiguous, because "early in life" can refer to "knew" or to "wanted to do," although the former is more likely as it is usual that at a young age we discover what we want to be as adults (that is, if "wanted to do" refers to one's future projects rather than to one's current likes). In reply to your question, it is unclear whether she still knows or has forgotten. Perhaps we can reinforce the ongoing knowledge by using "already": - Early in life she already knew what she wanted to do.Read More...
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mind block...

Hi Anyone, and Everyone also, My name is Tyler, and I have a quick question, I'm writing something at the moment and I'm stuck with one word to finish a sentence, The sentence is intended as humourous, and the content is to appear... well... ...grammatically correct. I didn't know this forum existed 10 minutes ago so before I write more let me know if this is even the place to ask please. That is, if anyone is around at this time?Read More...
No, "portmanteau" is a method of word formation consisting of combining two words to form a new one : breakfast + lunch = brunch. My advice is that you follow David's definition as to CluBnaim and Altern8 being unconventional or, perhaps, exotic spellings .Read More...
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Countable and Uncountable Nouns

First time here and grateful for any help that can be provided. Are all the following sentences correct: I would be very sad if roses were the only flower. [That is, if roses were the only kind of flower.] I would be very sad if roses were the only flowers. [That is, if roses were the only flowers that could be found in nature.] Similarly, What if robins were the only bird? [That is, what if robins were the only kind of bird?] What if robins were the only birds? [That is, what if robins were...Read More...
Understood. I may rely on using some "poetic license" in the end as long as I'm making a valid point and not being grammatically incorrect My thanks again for your answers.Read More...
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Don't like anyone calling me names/ to call e names.

I think both of these expressions are grammatically correct I just wan to know which one's more natural: 1) I don't like anyone calling me names/ I don't like anyone to call me names. 2) I don't like driving too fast/ I don't like to drive too fast.Read More...
I'm sorry I wasn't clear with my question. I meant this part: In (1), however, I find "I don't like anyone calling me names" to be more natural than "I don't like anyone to call me names." Instead of the second formulation, I would use the passive: " I don't like to be called names by anyone ." You said that you find "I don't like anyone calling me names" more natural. So I though that it might be a goo idea to stick to this construction.Read More...
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in the last five minutes/days/ years.

Are all the following sentences correct: 1) I haven't seen him in the last five minutes. 2) I haven't heard from her in the last five years. Is 'didn't' in place of 'haven't' possible? As far as I know it's incorrect to say "I didn't see him in the last five minutes" since last five minutes is connecting the the past to the present.Read More...
Thank you very much for the answer. Specially for the example sentences.Read More...
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a car that was stolen

1) They hospitalized a man who got into a fight with a nurse. Can we tell if the man got into a fight with a nurse before being hospitalized or after? 2) They might have captured a tiger that escaped. Can we tell if the tiger had escaped before being captured or after? 3) Maybe he bought a car that was stolen. 4) He might have bought a car that was stolen. Can we be sure that the car wasn't stolen after he bought it? Gratefully, NaviRead More...
Hi, Navi, The more natural interpretation is that the man was hospitalized as a result of his fight with a nurse. Otherwise, you should say "... who then got into a fight ..." I would say: They might have captured a tiger that had escaped. The car was stolen before he bought it. Only thus does the probability of having bought such a car make sense. I don't think it makes much sense to say that it is probable that he bought a car that was stolen afterwards.Read More...
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Fit as an adj

The trousers you bought for me ( don't fit - aren't fit) Though fit is an adj but when I looked it up in some dictionaries, l found it is not used for size but it has other meanings like healthy, suitable to do something, so I think in the previous sentence we must choose ( don't ) only. What do you think?Read More...
Hi, Ahmed towab, "fit" is also a verb, meaning "be the right size (for sb)," so the correct option is: - The trousers you bought (for) me don't fit (me) . The adjective "fit" would be possible if there were a for- phrase or a to- infinitive: - The trousers you bought (for) me aren't fit for me . - The trousers you bought (for) me aren't fit for a party . - The trousers you bought (for) me aren't fit to go to work .Read More...
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Defeat

Which sentences are considered correct? 1 If the lion and the bull fought each other, they both would defeat and hurt themselves. 2 If the lion and the bull fought each other, they both would defeat. 3 If the lion and the bull fought each other, both of them would defeat and hurt. 4 If the lion and the bull fought each other, they would being defeated and hurt among themselves. Thanks.Read More...
Hi, bear_bear, Only (1) is grammatically correct, because "defeat" and "hurt" are transitive and require an object. I prefer: 1'. If the lion and the bull fought each other, they would both defeat and hurt themselves. However, from a semantic point of view, you cannot defeat yourself. You can defeat others, not yourself, so -- though grammatical -- that sentence does not make sense. Even "defeating each other" would be nonsensical. (2) and (3) do not work because the verbs "defeat" and...Read More...
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Prepositions - In, To, From

Which is correct? Save the template to the "Monthly" folder or Save the template in the "Monthly" folder. Open the "June" folder from the "Monthly Review" SharePoint site. or Open the "June" folder in the "Monthly Review" SharePoint site. Select "approved" in the "Status" drop-down list. or Select "approved" from the "Status" drop-down list.Read More...
Hi, GatsbyinEnglish, I think all of those prepositions work well. "to" and "from" imply movement, while "in" does not. Finally, I prefer "on" with "list."Read More...
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I just asked casually

Does "I just asked casually" mean asking someone something without any intention ? If it does, what are some other ways of saying it?Read More...

I offered up a quick thanks for God’s protection in our lives?

Hi, From The Top Ten Distinctions Between Millionaires and The Middle Class by Keith Smith, PP 74-75 "My wife and I were at a conference in Char- lotte, North Carolina. It was about 11:30 p.m., our meeting had ended, and we were hungry. We drove around and found a Domino’s Pizza par- lor in a small strip mall. I went in to order our pizza and came back out into the parking lot to wait for it. I was standing next to our car, my wife was in the car with the door open, and we were listening to...Read More...
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Learn / learn on

Are they in same meaning? 1 I want to learn on how to increase my savings. 2 I want to learn how to increase my savings. ThanksRead More...
Sentence (1) is incorrect, bear_bear. You can use (2), or you can say: I want to learn about how to increase my savings. I wanted information on how to increase my savings.Read More...
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winning?

Hi, From The Top Ten Distinctions Between Millionaires and The Middle Class by Keith Smith, P 82. "The power of a code of honor is only effective if people are questioned when they violate it. What good is a code if you are not going to enforce it? When building a team, everyone must be willing to accept correction from other team members. If team members get angry or offended when corrected, then they must change their attitude or leave the team. Anger has no place in a winning team. Anger...Read More...
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Promote?

Hi, From The Top Ten Distinctions Between Millionaires and The Middle Class by Keith Smith, P 85 "If you currently have one source of income and want to start another source, then make sure the new source of income supports the first, and make sure the first source can support the new one. Do they help promote each other? Can your primary source of income do business with your secondary or third ? Do they lend credibility to each other? Can the customers from your primary source also become...Read More...
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what do we call changing a sentence from negative to positive?

Changed negative beginning from: "The less you wear a mask, the healthier you will be." To the positive beginning: "The more you wear a mask, the less healthy you will be" Does that type of switch have a name? - Positivization? And is "you" or "anyone" intrinsically better? Thanks!Read More...
Hello, Steven, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange. I'm not sure that this issue is dealt with by grammar. Impersonal "you" is much better than "anyone." Alternatively, we could use "we."Read More...
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What is this error called?

Hi - the sentence, 'Delicious crepe, fluffy omelets, or even stuffy sandwiches, this multipurpose pan can prepare all of it for you.' is wrong, as far as I know. It should ideally be written this way - Delicious crepe, fluffy omelets, or even stuffy sandwiches, you can make them all with this multipurpose pan. What is this error called?Read More...
Although in my initial reply I spoke about a preposed object, all of the sentences we are dealing with are actually examples of dislocation , typical of a relatively informal style (mainly oral narrative), where an extra noun phrase is located to the left or right of the main part of the clause, as explained by Huddleston and Pullum in their "A Student's Introduction to English Grammar": The sentence above is a case where the dislocated noun phrase "delicious crepes, fluffly omelets, or even...Read More...
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to call him or her on it

Hi, From The Top Ten Distinctions Between Millionaires and The Middle Class by Keith Smith, PP 81-82 "In order to develop trust within your team you must establish a code of honor. A code of honor is a set of simple rules that everyone is committed to playing by. If you are in the early stages of putting together a team, it is beneficial to let the team develop the code. If you bring in a team member after the code has been devel- oped, then the new member must agree to play by the rules or...Read More...
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sentence

Is this sentence correct ? These three cars pulled up in front of the restaurant .Read More...
Hi, ilko, I see that you have tried to act upon Gustavo's advice about choosing a suitable title, but, unfortunately, this one 'sentence' is worse than the first 'grammar'. The idea is to choose a specific title relating to your question. Here, for example, you could have easily chosen 'pull up' as a title. Yes, this sentence is grammatically correct. See: https://dictionary.cambridge.o...nary/english/pull-upRead More...
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Choose

1) we will be transferred ( on - on - by - with) an air conditioned vehicle.Read More...
Hi, Muhammad—Please use a meaningful title when starting threads. The command "Choose" is not a suitable title for any thread that is not about the verb "choose." The title should indicate what the thread is about. Regarding your question, you have used "on" twice in the answer choices (and failed to capitalize "We"). Was one of the "on"s supposed to be "in"? That would be my choice: "We will be transferred in an air-conditioned vehicle."Read More...
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compare ?

Hi, From The Top Ten Distinctions Between Millionaires and The Middle Class by Keith Smith, P 78. "Let’s compare dollars to fish. Would a fisherman catch more fish if he had two lines in the water? Of course. There is a greater possibility that he would. What if he had five lines in the water? It’s easy to see that the more lines he has in the water, the more fish he has the possibility of catching. Money is like that. The more sources of income you can develop, the more likely it is you will...Read More...
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Pro shop

Hi "I was shooting in the 70s and decided to become a golf pro. (This was when the Ladies Professional Golf Association was just about to open their headquarters in Daytona Beach.) I applied for the apprentice position working in the pro shop and got it. I think (pro) is the short form for (professsional). If so, did he apply for a job as a player to play or to work in the shop? My understanding of working in the pro shop is that he was selling something but not playing. My question about...Read More...
I see. Thanks a lot. The book cited is The Top Ten Distinctions Between Millionaires and The Middle Class by Keith Smith.Read More...
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