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purpose clause

Are these sentences both correct: 1-I brought the documents for you to examine. 2-I brought the documents for you to examine them . I think there is a slight difference in their meanings. In 1 'for you to examine' postmodifies the noun 'the documents' and tells us what documents we are talking about and in 2 we know what documents we are talking about but 'for you to examine them ' is a sentence adverbial and shows what my purpose was in bringing those documents (I brought them so that you...Read More...

venue, time, date

Am I correct to arrange the venue, time and date like this? "The next meeting will be held at conference room 101, 3:00pm, on Friday, December 4, 2009."Read More...

Landscaped patio

- This four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is ready for your family. Features include a new roof, a new hot water heater, a new air conditioning unit, a landscaped patio. - I know the meanings of "landscape" and "patio", but what does "landscaped mean in this situation? Thanks a lot to moderators! NamcoolguyRead More...

/r/ sound?

Hi, I would like to check if this is correct. While examining a number if words where the sound [r] occurs in the middle or at the end of a word , at least in the BrE, I noticed that it is not preceded by a short vowel. Rather a long vowel or diphthong precedes. examples: sir, dear, power, beard, bird, bear, occur, tear, air, ceremony, ear, fear, gear, hear, ire, etc. I wonder if that's true. If not, please give me some examples that prove that opposite.Read More...

one

Have you seen the atheist ads on all the buses? I just came to work on one and it seems the ads have sparked raging debates about religion. Does the bold one mean one of the buses ? I just came to work on one of the buses and... Thanks!Read More...

which

Are these sentences correct: 1-When, which happened all the time, they forgot to do what they had to do, they came up with strange excuses. 2-First of all, which might seem strange, they never talked about their families.Read More...

because of that

Is this construction ok? This fact is understood because of(due to)that the education is a field increasingly in need of other sociological sciences.Read More...

Silent letters?

Dear R & R, I was wondering if it is true that ALL the silent letters today like the letter 't' in the words 'listen' were pronounced in Old English.Read More...

Noun clause

Hi, the old lady to the next house have a lot of cats. I don't know how many _______________ 1- cats she has 2- cats she must have 3- cats she should have 4- might she have I think these are the best answers. Do you agree with me? the forth one (without cats) is O.K? Thank youRead More...

Steppingstone

If she becomes a senator, it will be her steppingstone to run for president in 2012. Am I correctly using 'steppingstone'? Thank youRead More...

-ing OR -ed form of verb

This question is from Elham. The..............car ran recklessly along the..............mountain road. a.speeded/twisted b.speeding/twisting c.speeded/twisting d.speeding/twisted Why the answer is not (b) and is (c)?Read More...

Pronoun

this is a matter for you and __________to decide. me OR I?Read More...

since ... ago

Is a sentence like the following ever acceptable? Someone told me it was in Swan, page 30, but it's not there in my edition (3rd). (1) I have lived in LA since ten months ago. I think it must be (2) I have lived in LA for ten months. or possibly (3) I have lived in LA since I came here ten months ago. Is (1) a possible ellipsis for (3)?Read More...

Function of 'there'

This question is from Elham. What is the function of the word "there" in the sentence below? "There is running a cat after mouse." a.real subject b.dummy subject c.adverb d.pronounRead More...

Poem

1) Here are my favors of 300 Tang poems. 2) Here are my favor poems of 300 Tang poems. Is a word 'poem' necessary? Thank youRead More...

Apology letter

please correct me: Dear Mr. Mohebbifar, I apologize for not atending in your class and delaying in sending my emails.Unfortunality I had the flue and I lost all of my classes.Thats nice of you if you accept my apology and my emils. Best regards Thank youRead More...

help..up

Crossing the street, she fell. A pedestrian helped her up. Does 'help..up' sound right? Thank youRead More...

Trigger

It was necessity that triggered him to learn English. Am I correctly using 'trigger'? Thank youRead More...

read: simple present or simple past

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Dear teachers, Please explain "read". Woud "read" be in the simple past? Would it lack "s" if it were in the present simple? The label read, 'Suitable only for children over there'. Thanks.Read More...

Weather

weather is countable or uncountable? in all weathers?Read More...

Coordinating conjunctions

Hi, I appreciate you for your attention to us,and spend extra time for our questions. There are some tests that I don't recognize their answers. 1-Which sentence is grammatical? a.Both Tom and Bob is coming to the party b.Neither I can go home,nor I can stay here c.Not only do they risk their money ,but they also risk their life d.Either you ask your teacher for help, or your parents Why the answer is (b) and is not (c)? Thankyou,Read More...

whoever or whomever

Hi, i will borrow money from ___________is willing to lend it to him. the answer is whoever OR whomever why? Thank youRead More...
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