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sound

Simon has been practicing the song for days. It ________ quite good, but he doesn't think he's ready yet to perform it in public. a. is sounding b. sounds Are they both correct? if so, which is more natural? Thanks!Read More...

look

I hear you're having your house repainted. _________ . a. How's it looking ? B. How does it look? Are they both correct? If so, which is more natural? Thanks!Read More...

feel

I won't be coming to work today. ____________ . a. I'm not feeling very well b. I don't feel very well Are they both correct? If so, which is more natural? Thanks!Read More...

find

__________ it difficult to concentrate on your work with this music on? a. Do you find b. Are you finding Are they both correct? If so, which is more natural? Thanks!Read More...

Down

Here is a horse down the castle. Am I correctly using 'down'? Thank youRead More...

ordering of adjectives

I wonder if there is a rule as to how adjectives are arranged? It seems to me it's always "size", "color", "pattern" then "material". For example, 1. "a little black dress" instead of "a black little dress" 2. "a loose cotton shirt" instead of "a cotton loose shirt" 3. "a pink checked skirt" instead of "a checked pink skirt"Read More...

inversion

Which are correct: 1-Not even ten years ago you could see such a film. 2-Not even ten years ago could you see such a film. 3-You couldn't see such a film even ten years ago.Read More...

would/could

Mary : I don't know why some people are so stubborn. Tom : What's gotten you so worked up? Mary : I'm reading what the supposed health minister of South Africa is saying about the AIDS crisis. She's telling people that garlic and lemon are perfectly good cures for HIV. Tom : That's ridiculous. How 'd she get the job of health minister if she knows so little about medicine? Is the bold verb would or could ? Thanks a lot!Read More...

other

I heard the ad campaign has spread to others parts of the U.K. as well as Spain, Italy, Canada, and the U.S. Is others correct in the sentence? I think it should be other .Read More...

regarding

Which are correct: 1-I have some friends regarding whom I don't know whether they are alive or not. 2-I have some friends concerning whom I don't know whether they are alive or not. 3-I have some friends about whom I don't know whether they are alive or not. 4-There are friends of mine I don't know whether they are alive or not.Read More...

Get done

- I own a small grocery store. I do everything from running the cash register to cutting meat. If it has to get done in a store, I get to do it. On most days I like it. - What does "get done" mean here? And what does "it" refer to? Thanks so much to moderators! NamcoolguyRead More...

Fueled

The leader's comment on the event fueled his counterpart with anger. Am I correctly using 'fueled'? Thank youRead More...

Remained

Leaving the town for a mile, the dog remained following us. Am I correctly using 'remained'? Thank youRead More...

while/progressive or simple?

Hi Which is the correct tense in the following as I see that both are correct? - - One clown was juggling while he (was balance/balanced) a glass of wine on his head.Read More...

Need and delay

1)The case need further investigation before the district attorney took it. 2)The case delayed because the detective was overwhelmed with work. Am I correctly using 'delayed' and 'need'? Thank youRead More...

noun clause (2)

___________ is true. (add noun clause) what i said what i have done everything she said i need realy that which kinds of noun clause we can here? is (boiling water in 100 degree) a noun clause?Read More...

purpose clause

Are these sentences both correct: 1-I brought the documents for you to examine. 2-I brought the documents for you to examine them . I think there is a slight difference in their meanings. In 1 'for you to examine' postmodifies the noun 'the documents' and tells us what documents we are talking about and in 2 we know what documents we are talking about but 'for you to examine them ' is a sentence adverbial and shows what my purpose was in bringing those documents (I brought them so that you...Read More...

venue, time, date

Am I correct to arrange the venue, time and date like this? "The next meeting will be held at conference room 101, 3:00pm, on Friday, December 4, 2009."Read More...

Landscaped patio

- This four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is ready for your family. Features include a new roof, a new hot water heater, a new air conditioning unit, a landscaped patio. - I know the meanings of "landscape" and "patio", but what does "landscaped mean in this situation? Thanks a lot to moderators! NamcoolguyRead More...

/r/ sound?

Hi, I would like to check if this is correct. While examining a number if words where the sound [r] occurs in the middle or at the end of a word , at least in the BrE, I noticed that it is not preceded by a short vowel. Rather a long vowel or diphthong precedes. examples: sir, dear, power, beard, bird, bear, occur, tear, air, ceremony, ear, fear, gear, hear, ire, etc. I wonder if that's true. If not, please give me some examples that prove that opposite.Read More...

one

Have you seen the atheist ads on all the buses? I just came to work on one and it seems the ads have sparked raging debates about religion. Does the bold one mean one of the buses ? I just came to work on one of the buses and... Thanks!Read More...

which

Are these sentences correct: 1-When, which happened all the time, they forgot to do what they had to do, they came up with strange excuses. 2-First of all, which might seem strange, they never talked about their families.Read More...

because of that

Is this construction ok? This fact is understood because of(due to)that the education is a field increasingly in need of other sociological sciences.Read More...

Silent letters?

Dear R & R, I was wondering if it is true that ALL the silent letters today like the letter 't' in the words 'listen' were pronounced in Old English.Read More...
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