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construction of sentence

May I know the below statement is correct or wrong? Please show me a more proper one. Clarification of maid's vacation back to home countryRead More...

Long sentence

Penang state executive councillor in charge of health Dr Afif Bahardin wants an Umno state assemblyperson to apologise over his allegations that three doctors in two public hospitals in the state had refused to treat their Malay patients. (1) This sentence is picked from a press. May I know the sentence is grammatically right? (2) Why the sentence between ‘Penang state executive councillor’ and ‘in charge of health’ does not insert “who” to connect it? (3) Why the clauses between ‘in charge...Read More...

extended trading

What does "extended trading" mean in the following sentence? Google’s shares fell $34.68, or nearly 4 percent, to $876 in extended trading after the results came out. http://www.salon.com/2013/07/1...n_second_quarter_ap/ AppleRead More...

comma before a participle

Is there a difference in nuance between the two sentences below? 1. I saw Mary standing there. 2. I saw Mary, standing there. AppleRead More...

proved or are proved

May I know if the below sentence is grammatically right? Why? The story-lines proved to be the second major tool for communication and engagement.Read More...

...meeting addressing.....

Appreciate if anyone could explain what is the role of "meeting" and "addressing" in this sentence? "The walk is initiated by the meeting addressing the question."Read More...

with 'an' vs without 'an'

May I know which one is correct and what is the difference? (1) There will be an increasing uses of embedded system. (2) There will be increasing uses of embedded system.Read More...

be in a merchant's neighborhood

What does "be in a merchant's neighborhood" mean in the following passage? Now, Google is taking steps to persuade advertisers to pay higher prices to connect with consumers on mobile devices at times when they appear to be mulling a purchase or may be in a merchant’s neighborhood. Apple http://www.salon.com/2013/07/1...n_second_quarter_ap/Read More...

Past Continuous Passive

May I know the below sentence is correct by using Past Continuous Passive? Half of the seats in the upper house were being contested in Sunday's election.Read More...

before night

Do I say, The scouts collected firewood before night. After that, they made fire. Some of them cooked food to eat.Read More...

for camping

Do I say, (a) The scouts of my school organised a camping in the jungle (b) The school scouts went to a jungle for camping.Read More...

'well' vs. 'good'

DEAR HELPERS I need to know when to use - to write - the words good or well for example take a look at this: how are you? I am good or I am well besides, let´s imagine that I am very uncomfortable about a situation that makes me feel "bad" so what´s correct or when to use them? If I say that I am bad. Am I saying that I am bad -like Evil- and I have that nature or am I saying that I am wrong or not fine? how to identify this, maybe my problem is because I am from a spanish speaker country...Read More...

If-should

How shall i say it ? A girl shouldn't sleep if she hurt her friend? Or? A girl shouldn't sleep if she hurts her friend? Or shall i use something else instead of if , like when ? Thank youRead More...

properly trained

Which are correct: 1-The teacher properly trained is over there. 2-The teacher trained properly is over there. 3-A teacher properly trained came over today 4-A teacher trained properly came over today. In which case: a-the teacher has been trained properly and in which case: b-the teacher is being trained properly. Gratefully, Navi.Read More...

short grammar test

Hi. . . am looking for a short grammar assessment, as a quick measure of proficiency for a research study that I am conducting. Proficiency level varies considerably according to the person participating. Thanks for your suggestions!Read More...

using enough

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Dear teacher, Please tell me which is correct: 1a. Enough money had been sent to these poor boys. 1b. Money had been sent enough to these poor boys. 2a. What time can the boys'papers be handed in? 2b. What time can the boys'papers be handed? Thanks.Read More...

Bullet Pointed Lists: Periods

Ok, I have a 43 page document, and on almost every page there are bullet pointed lists. Some lists contain mainly complete sentences and others do not. I've been inserting period points at the end of full sentences and leaving them out of the incomplete (fragmented) sentences. Of course within the same list I adhere to the rule of continuity, but it's just occurred to me that the whole document should have continuity. Do I put period points on all the lists? Even those that are incomplete...Read More...
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