May 2019

Past or future

1-Book"my new friend" She wants to know if he ( planned - had planned - was planning - is planning) to go to Turkey the following year. The answer of the book is "was planning " 2-Book "bit by bit" He asks where his uncle(Will travel -travels -was travelling -were travelling) the following week The answer of the book is "will travel " Are these answers ok?of so,why we chose future in the second sentence instead of was travelling?Read More...

was kind to...

Which are correct: 1) He is a kind man to have helped you yesterday. 2) He is a kind man to help you yesterday. 3) He is kind to help you yesterday. 4) He was kind to help you yesterday. 5) He was kind to have helped you yesterday. 6) It was kind of him to help you yesterday. 7) It was kind of him to have helped you yesterday. Gratefully, NaviRead More...

Advantage

I've read these two sentences: 1. One of the many advantages of living in New York is that you can eat out at almost any time of day. 2. What are the advantages to having a holiday in the winter? I wonder when to use "of" and when to use "to". So, Could anyone please help me figure it out? THANKS for your kind help. The first sentence is an example on Longman online dictionary site. The second is from my school text book "New Hello" published by Longman too.Read More...
Good point, Rasha Assem. My understanding is that there is not much difference between "advantages of V-ing" and "advantages to V-ing." In this older thread I had already suggested the possibility of using "advantages to V-ing," but the truth is that "advantages of V-ing" is equally correct. "of" indicates possession, and that is clear in "advantages of V-ing." I can only imagine the use of "to" (which sounds more idiomatic, less transparent to me) as a shortened version of "attached to":...Read More...
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