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Long and tall .

Wondering if some one can help me with the usage of 'long','tall'and may be 'height'. When each of them should be used? If there is a site where I can look them up . Thanks much in advance.Read More...

future simple or future perfect

choose: Over the next five years, i (will travel-will have travelled) to many countries. could we regard "over the next five years" a completed period for the future perfect or it refers to the future simple. Thanks in advanceRead More...

don't act stupid

Greetings, Wise Ones! I do not think that these pairs sentences have exactly the same meaning: (1) Don't act stupid. (2) Don't act stupidly. (3) My brother acted stupid. (4) My brother acted stupidly. (1) and (3) seem to focus on the person. Don't act as if you are stupid. My brother acted as if he was stupid. (2) and (4) seem to focus on the action. Don't act in a stupid manner. My brother acted in a stupid manner. Swan says that some other verbs can be followed by adjectives. He gives...Read More...

It is colder in Alaska than vs Alaska is colder than

Hello, thank you for your interest. I would like to seek your advice on below: Which would be a more appropriate expression? "It is colder in Alaska than in any other state in the U.S." or "Alaska is colder than in any other state in the U.S." Are they interchangeable? I thought may be "Aaska is colder..." is inappropriate as you wouldn't say "Alaska rains." Rather, you would say, "It rains in Alaska."Read More...

comma in a sentence

May I know the below statement grammatically correct or wrong with so many comma? The buyer, as mentioned in the list, pays the money, as specified the bill and as detailed in the payment statement.Read More...

A good sentence?

Hi and a very good day to everyone reading this question. I would greatly appreciate it if you could read the question below and tell me whether it is well written and whether the distractors fit (the answer is 'ambulance', of course). "Within a few minutes of the accident, the ___________ arrived and the injured man was rushed to the hospital." A crane B tow truck C fire engine D ambulance A huge thank you from me! GilbertRead More...

Is there any differences?

Hello this is my fist time to asking a question. what is the difference between feel tired and just tired? Are there any big differences? whenever I say this kind of feeling adjectives I don't know whether put 'feel' or not.Read More...

appropriated or appropriate

May I know why the sentence used 'past tense' for the verb 'appropriate' instead of present tense? For the purpose of this provision, “public funds” means any monetary resources appropriated to procuring entities under Government budget, or revenues generated by statutory bodies.Read More...

Grammar Checking

May I know below sentence consists of grammatical mistake or not? The buyer has been allocated some money as mentioned by his mother and intends to use a portion of the money to other payments under the consideration for which the bill is issued.Read More...

make sense

Hi all, Which of this sentences is correct? It is make sense It makes sense Thanks in adavnce NikaRead More...

tenses

1-We knew that she had paid the man who did the job. 2-We knew that she had paid the man who had done the job. Can we tell if the paying preceded the doing of the job or followed it? Gratefully, Navi.Read More...

could

I am confused this sentence is correct. If I could only take three people with me on a trip, I would take my family in mu trip. I am waiting for your reply.Read More...

Asking for ordinal numbers

Hello, all When I myself studied about information questions (what, when etc) today, It suddenly came to me how to ask for ordinal numbers. For example, what question is an appropriate for an answer sentence, “It’s our tenth wedding anniversary.” I don't know what to choose among question words like what, when etc. Thank you in advance.Read More...

used to/would

Hello! I'm wondering the difference between 'used to' and 'would'. I know they both are used to describe past things. But some say "'used to' imply that it is not anymore, while through 'would' we can't guess the present circumstance." Also, I heard "'used to' is more like past facts; 'would' is more like one's past habits. Those two statesments are so different each other that I'm so confused... Which is true?Read More...

what is 'were'-subjunctive?

hello it's my first time to asking. I'd play football with you if I were younger what is the difference between 'I was' and 'I were'? I want to know why it is used. thank you in advanceRead More...

The order of word

I am confused which sentence is correct. 1.just eamil me when can we have make up class. 2.just email me when we can have make up calss. I think second sentence is correct. right? because it is indirect qusetion. I am waiting for your reply^^Read More...

have had

I know 'have had' is present participle tense, but I don't know how to use it. Anyone can teach me? This is a rare opportunity to get his book hot off the presses, before thousands of others have had a chance to make good on his recommendations.Read More...

Appropriate words

Hello, I want to know what word is appropriate for a situation like below: I rode a skateboard with my friend for the first time. And i want to say it was really nice...But What i really want to express is not exactly 'nice'. Of course it was nice but I want to express it in this context-It was really 'funny'. But i think word 'funny' doesn't match to this situation. Because 'funny' is used with laughing. right?Read More...

meaning of silly

Hello~ I want to ask about meaning of 'silly' When I was talking with my Skype friend I heard that 'silly' from her. Maybe because of my frequent word mistakes. So is 'silly' means foolish? or 'silly' can be used between friend's kidding?Read More...

destined for or destined to

(1)The investment report is destined to get larger by the day. (2)The investment report is destined for getting larger by the day. May I know which one is correct?Read More...

well put you vs put you well

May I know which of the below sentence is correct? (1) It’s a plan that could well put you in the top 1% of investors who always seem to make money, no matter what wind blows through the markets. (2) It’s a plan that could put you well in the top 1% of investors who always seem to make money, no matter what wind blows through the markets.Read More...

with well vs without well

(1) This package could well be the single most important step anyone could take for creating wealth. What is the different for the above sentence with well or without well .Read More...

Exclamation mark

Hello. "Oh dear! The lemonade is too sour! I'll have to add some sugar to it." Dear friends, my question is this: i) Should it be "Oh dear" or "Oh, dear"? ii) Do I need the exclamation mark after '...sour' ? iii) Do you add sugar 'to' or 'into' the lemonade? Many thanks for your kind help. GilbertRead More...

complete

The capital city is the most important in the country with the most people and more shops than anywhere else.This is not always so , however some countries have.......their capitals specially.Read More...

won the top prize

Can I say, Jenny's painting are beautiful.She loves to paint. She becomes serious while painting her art. The teachers praise her for her beautiful artworks. She loves to draw portrait of her family. She also love to paint pretty sceneries.She wishes that she can be an artist when she grows up. Last week, she won the top prize in the painting competition.Read More...
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