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July 2020

Buy vs Buy off.

I know what buy means but I'm a little confused about 'buy off.' According to a dictionary it means 'to give someone money so that person will help you or let you do something that is not legal.' Is it like bribing? Can I say: - These people bought off the police. - To mean that they paid the police and now the police won't take any action against them for doing illegal business.Read More...
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Last Reply By Ashraful Haque · First Unread Post

Have Vs Do

Why the sentence below use "have", instead of "do"? Why have deaths stayed steady while Covid-19 infections are spiking?Read More...
Hi, Joshua, This is called the present perfect tense. It links between the past and the present. It consists of verb 'to have' followed by the past participle (like 'have stayed' in your example). If this is a scientific fact, you can use the present simple tense. That's to say: 'Why do deaths stay steady while Covid-19 infections are spiking?'Read More...
Last Reply By ahmed_btm · First Unread Post

He thought them to be indefensible.

Hi everyone, I came across the following sentence the book The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time. He thought them to be indefensible. My question is, is it grammatical to add to be in this sentence? Thank you very much. MaoRead More...
Hi, Mao, That sentence is written in perfect English. According to Guide to Patterns and Usage in English by A. S. Hornby (note that the spelling he uses is British): (Where Hornby says "adjunct" above, I'd call it an object complement.) These are the examples the author provides: According to Hornby, this pattern is typical of rather formal style and is more usual in written than in spoken English, where that- clauses are preferred: - Most people considered (that) he was innocent. - All the...Read More...
Last Reply By Gustavo, Co-Moderator · First Unread Post

start adding up?

Hi "Millionaires don’t put much value on free ad- vice. Millionaires learn from people who have been there, done it, and are preferably still doing it. This is where your financial education expense will start adding up ." What does (this) refer to? What does (start adding up) mean in this context? What is the writer trying to say in the whole sentence ( This is where your financial education expense will start adding up.)? The meaning of the above senetence is not clear to me. ThanksRead More...
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Last Reply By izzylovesyouall · First Unread Post

students of a successful life

hi " Millionaires are serious students of a successful life, not just financial success . They continually look for new ways of thinking and acting that can produce more fulfillment in their lives." Please rephrase the hilighted sentence above as I was not able to understand what the writer is trying to say. Just write the sentence in a plain way to make it easy for me to understnad. Thanks.Read More...
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