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saw

cocoricot
Dear teachers, Is "saw" suitable in this sentence? Is "growing" the same as "increasing"? "The headmaster saw the discipline problem in his school with growing concern." Thank you.Read More...

above

cocoricot
Dear teachers, What does it mean? "above"? Does it mean that having a higher position than someone else? "I don't mind his having promoted above me." Thanks.Read More...

more / extra careful

Can i say, (a)The sky was dark and the raindrops fell / falling. He had to be extra careful because the road was slippery.Read More...

filled with / got /

Can i say, (a)On holidays, the swimming pool is filled with / is crowded with / got many children. (b)On holidays, the swimming pool has many children.Read More...

go out to work

Dear experts, Should we discriminate between GO TO WORK and GO OUT TO WORK: They may feel they have to go out to work, because the family finances do not permit otherwise. Whether he wishes to do so or not, he may have to go to work almost immediately, either in his former job or a new one. Thank you, YuriRead More...

A friend of you / of yours

Which one is right or normal, "a friend of YOU" or "a friend of YOURS"? I have heard both forms. Thank you! edupaRead More...

Just now

Dear Rachel , I would like to ask about the following sentence : - I felt a sudden pain just now . a ) Is the past in this sentence : unreal past ? b) Is it true that ( just now ) is used with the unreal past ? c) Wouldn't it be better to say : - I'm feeling a sudden pain just now ? OR : - I feel a sudden pain just now ?. Please let me know your comment . Also please tell me why ?. Thank you very much . SayedRead More...

about the 'steps"

Can i say, (a)First, beat the butter and sugar into / in mixture in a mixing bowl. Next, add 2 eggs into / in the mixing bowl.Read More...

run against

Can i say, (a)Have you seen her run / running against the traffic light?Read More...

About our teeth

Can i say, (a)We should floss out teeth every day. (b)None of my teeth has canvities. (c)Are you going for a dental check up? / check-up? (d)We must brush our teeth at least twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste to protect them against cavities.Read More...

On

Can i say, (a)The sale was on for a week only. (b)The water supply in their area has been cut for / on a week already.Read More...

be hung over

Dear experts, Is the expression BE HUNG OVER (suffer from a hangover) only used in the passive form? Thank you, YuriRead More...

given

cocoricot
Dear teachers, "The behavior of each student is best understood and predicted, given his position within this network." What does "given" mean in this sentence? Thanks.Read More...

mutual

cocoricot
Dear teachers, I have this sentence: "These new students feel the same way about each other". I would like to use "mutual" so I change the sentence like this: "These new students have the mutual feeling." I don't know if it is right. Thanks.Read More...

put paid to

cocoricot
Dear teachers. It's hard for me to understand this sentence. What does "put paid to" mean? Thanks. "The incident put paid to my chances of promotion." Thanks.Read More...

participle phrase/dependent clause

Given the bad weather, I cannot visit you tomorrow. Question: Is the above sentence correct? Is 'given the bad weather' a reduced clause? If it is, what is the full clause? when it was given the bad weather, I cannot visit you tomorrow. Thank youRead More...

to understand

As of now, how sad it is, John still has trouble to understand in English on TV. Is the above sentence correct? Thank youRead More...

what

John doesn't understand what he said. What does he not understand? What doesn't he understand? He does not understand what. He does not understand of what. Are they correct? Thank youRead More...

A NEW YEAR'S WISH

ON BEHALF OF RACHEL AND MYSELF, I WOULD LIKE TO WISH EACH AND EVERY MEMBER OF THE AZAR GRAMMAR EXCHANGE A VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY, FULFILLING NEW YEAR! OUR BEST WISHES TO ALL OF YOU ALWAYS IN 2007 AND BEYOND! RICHARDRead More...

check in at

Can i say, (a)They checked in at the hotel. (b)They checked in yesterday. (c)They checked in the hotel yesterday.Read More...

advise

cocoricot
Dear teachers, Can I leave out "should" 1. The director advises that we should be on time for the next meeting. 2. The director advises that we be on time for the next meeting. Thanks.Read More...

got a comfortable front seat

Can i say, (a) Before the show was started, he got a comfotable front row /front-row seat. (b) Before the movie started, he got a comfotable-front-row /front row seat.Read More...

find

How do I find out my miss calls on my cell? Is the above question sentence correct? Thank youRead More...

every day

cocoricot
Dear teachers, Which should I use "everyday" or "every day" in the sentence below? When would I use "everyday" and "every day"? "Do people have the time to read the news carefully everyday?" Thank you.Read More...
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