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injured by the police

1-That is a man injured by the police. Can't this sentence mean two things: a-That is a man getting injured by the police. b-That is a man who has been injured by the police. 2-That is a man beaten up by the police. Can't this sentence mean two things: a-That is a man getting beaten up by the police. b-That is a man who has been beaten up by the police.Read More...

It is a good idea

It is also a good idea to wear a red dress instead of the traditional black dress. Is it okay to say the above sentence as follows: Wearing a red dress is also such an idea instead of the traditional black dress.Read More...

Here are

There are some simple tips for a great party look. Is it okay to say the above sentence as follows: Here are some simple tips to look great in parties. There are some simple tips to look great in parties.Read More...

none that I know of

A: Is anyone in your class going abroad this summer vacation? B: _______ that I know of. a. None b. Not Are they both correct? Do they have the same meaning? Thanks!Read More...

he

Does anyone still speak or write like this? Do you? "The killer, it turned out, was he ." "He"?Read More...

beaten

1-That is a man beaten. 2-That is a beaten man. I think 1 means a-'This is a man that is getting beaten ." while 2 means b-'This is a man that has beeen beaten .' Am I correct?Read More...

come up with

Whenever I think of a party, Paris Hilton comes across my mind first. Is it okay to say the above sentence as follows: I've always come up with Paris Hilton first whenever I think of parties.Read More...

relative clause

They accused him of being a traitor, ---- he was. A) that B) whom C) which D) whose E) who Is there only one correct answer to this question?Read More...

like and such as

cocoricot
Dear teachers, “As alternatives like/such as common-law relationships and single-parent families have become socially acceptable, women will become more independent.” It’s hard for me to decide which is correct to use. Are they the same in meaning? Please give me your explanations. Thanks.Read More...

A passive sentence?

Is this an example of the passive? "They had MrX executed."Read More...

intention or not

1-He did something to make me nervous. Does this imply that he intended to make me nervous? 2-What did John do to make Harry nervous? Does this imply that the speaker thinks that John intended to make Harry nervous?Read More...

much

Can one say: a. He came under intense pressure, much from his own friends. Does 'much' here mean the same as 'mostly', 'for the most part'? Can 'much' ever mean the same as 'for the most part'?Read More...

studied/had studied

cocoricot
Dear teachers, Which tense can I use? "I studied/had studied a very hard lesson the day before yesterday." Thanks.Read More...

run someone to somewhere

Hello Could you please tell me if the following sentences are commonly used? Could you run me to the station/airport? I ran him to the airport yesterday. Thanks a lot.Read More...

Such is put before the sentence

cocoricot
Dear teachers, Please tell me if I did the inversion correctly. "He showed such an originality that he became wealthy." => Such an originality did he show that he became wealthy. Thank youRead More...

especially vs speciffically

Hello Could someone tell me whether it is possible to substitute particularly and especially for specifically in the following sentences?If so,nothing change ?I mean the change in meaning or emphasis ,.... 1-These jeans are designed specifically for women. 2-I bought it specifically to wear at the wedding. 3-Their campaign were specifically aimed(specifically) at young people. 4-The only book specifically about that event. 5-I don't think it's a specifically medical problem. 6-He could be...Read More...

for us to

We should arrest him before he does something stupid. 1-Yes. But we need an excuse. What has he done so that we can arrest him? He is careful not to give us an excuse to arrest him. 2-Yes. But we need an excuse. What has he done for us to arrest him? He is careful not to give us an excuse to arrest him. 3-Yes. But we need an excuse. He has to do something so that we can arrest him. And he has no intention of doing it. 4- 4-Yes. But we need an excuse. He has to do something for us to arrest...Read More...

Have it done by Friday. What tense is this?

Have it done by Friday. What tense is this? I am no grammar maven, but this one has thrown me. I recognize it is a command form, but it wouldn't be perfect because it talks about the future. It doesn't feel passive, it feels polite. In any case, I have a group of Swiss/Korean students anxiously awaiting an answer. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!Read More...

will have gone

cocoricot
Dear teachers, "If you have forgotten to phone, they will have gone without you." Please explain the use of “will have gone”. What meaning does it convey? Why not use “will go”? ThanksRead More...
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