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figure

joan
Which is correct? According to a survey, test scores _____ prominently in university admission decisions. 1. may figure 2. may have figures 3. may be a figure 4. have a figure Thanks!Read More...

cloak

Can Isay, (A) The barber ties a white cloak around John's neck before he begins to cut his hair. (how do we call that "cloth"? Isn't the word "cloak"?)Read More...

About "swept and cleaned"

Can I say, (a) Susan was in charge of sweeping and cleaning (up) the drain. (b) The pupils swept and cleaned the class's floor. (c) The pupils swept the ground ( or floor)Read More...

keep eyes away

Many people were shocked extremely by the news that they couldn't keep their eyes away from the TV. Is the above sentence correct?Read More...

reveal

Later revealed was the truth that he had commited suicide, which have made people sad. Is the above sentence correct?Read More...

publicize

The entertainers and celebrities lack the language skills to publicize their work overseas. Is it okay to replace publicize with promote as follows: The entertainers and celebrities lack the language skills to promote their work overseas.Read More...

Check My Sentence Please 2

Did I love you that you to be the lover of others? I wonder whether that you to be is correct? What would you say instead?Read More...

To separate or not?

Why can some prepositional verbs be "interrupted" while others cannot? *?He is looking wholly after the youngest child. He believes wholly in God.Read More...

Help

(1) Please help check the terms of this contract. (2) Please help to check the terms of this contract. (3) Please help checking the terms of this contract. Which of the above sentence(s) is/are correct? Thanks. MomoRead More...

Are's and is's?

Hi, Please read the text on the link below. Start from the sentence highlighted in yellow till the end of the paragraph. http://books.google.com/books?...t&ct=result&resnum=1 Don't you think that there are some omitted 'are's and is's"?Read More...

about "hairy skin"

Can I say, (a) The rambutans are hairy fruit. (b) The rambutans have (many) hairy skin. (c) The rambutans have many hairy.Read More...

go after

Hi Which reading is correct? Ye shall not go / after other gods. Deut. vi. 14. Ye shall not / go after / other gods. Deut. vi. 14.Read More...

Verb and particle switching roles?

Can we say the second example in each of these? He ran away. He awayed himself by running. They scratched off the errors. They offed the errors by scratching.Read More...

regarding/with respect to

Dear all, Which is best for the following blank? ___________ your effort and talent, we wonder if you can work full time for us. A. Regarding B. In regard of C. With respect to D. On behalf of I think both regarding and with respect to are correct. If there is only one is correct, please tell me why the other is not. Many thanks.Read More...

How do you see "look at"...

How do you see "look at" in the sentence below? He stared at the moon. 1. (simple) verb + prepositional phrase (consisting of Prep + NP, in turn). 2. (complex) verb (consisting of V + Prep) and NP (as object).Read More...

would

I heard Napoleon had a habit of falling asleep on his horse. Is it okay to say the above sentence as follows: (1) I heard Napoleon would fall asleep on his horse. (2) I heard Napoleon would doze off on his horse.Read More...

together an adverb

Could we call "together" and adverb here? We pieced the story togetherRead More...

Tonic Stress "How are you?"

About two years ago in an English class, we were asked about the proper way to say "How are you?". There were three options: (1) HOW are you? (2) How ARE you? (3) How are YOU? Most of the students picked Option (3), and this is my answer too. The correct answer from the teacher was Option (2). It sounds odd to me. I never say in that way. I asked another English teacher this same question about six months ago. His pick was Option (2). Really? When watching movies, I have been paying...Read More...

where he went wrong

How would you describe this utterance grammatically? "Where he went wrong my mate was in not believing her."Read More...

specially/particularly/largely/certainly

Dear all, Which is best for the blank? Jane likes watching films, but she is not ________ keen on any kind. A. specially B. certainly C. largely D. particularly I think specially and particularly are correct. If one is correct, please tell me why the other one does not work. Many thanks.Read More...

zero zero?

Hi, I would like to know if the part below is true. '0 is pronounced oh in BE and usually zero in AE. Two 0's together are pronounced double oh in BE, and zero zero in AE. Don't you say, too, double zero in addition to zero zero ?Read More...
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