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Right

I wonder if there is any difference between the two sentences: 1. You were right when you turn in the wallet to the police. 2. You were right to turn in the wallet to the police.Read More...

Numbers?

Hi, When saying numbers, is it correct to say 250 as two fifty ? If it is not correct, I wonder if there are occasions when saying two fifty is correct.Read More...

Look out! v. Be careful!

Hi, Is there a difference between: Look out! There's a cable on the floor. Be careful! There's a cable on the floor. In general, is there a difference in when and how to use them? I'm attaching an exercise where Look out! OR Be careful! should be used. I wonder which picture takes which. I also wonder what the sentences will be for Pictures e, h, and i.Read More...

ten dollars

The ten dollars you gave me ____ not enough to me. a. are b. is Are they both correct? Thanks!Read More...

if-clause 2 or 3.

Hi, could you please tell me which one is the correct? 1)if you had been G.Bush would you have attacked ıraq? ..or, 2)İf you were G.Bush would you attack ıraq? if you had a chance to talk to Obama what would you say? 3) i would say that Usa is/was more powerful country now. in this sentence i'm talking about present situation,but the question is hypothetical. How should i answer it, in real or in hypothetical? Thanks.Read More...

At the time of being

At the time of being, she was staying with her mother when her dad went on business trip. Am I correctly using 'at the time of being'? Thank youRead More...

Even so

He has two jobs. Even so, he could not afford to pay off the rent. Am I correctly using 'even so'? Thank youRead More...

Fast sleep?

Hi, I think the sentence below is not correct but I wonder how to say the same idea in English. I was deep in fast sleep.Read More...

expense

A: Why don't we travel to Japan and take a reat at a spa? B: That sounds good. Let me check the date and _____ . a. expense b. expenses c. the expense d. the expenses Which is correct? And could you explain some? Thanks!Read More...

exist; existed

Several years ago, scientists estimated that over 1.5 millon species of animals _______ on earth. More recent estimates have increased that number to about 3 million. a. exist b. existed Are they both correct? Thanks!Read More...

could/was able to

In the sentence below; I went to Mexico last week, and I could meet/was able to meet her then. Are both 'could meet' and 'was able to meet' correct?Read More...

to OR in?

Any difference between "to" and "in" here? A: "Is Monica here?" B: "No, she is off to the restroom." OR "No, She is off in the restroom."Read More...

just to make sure?

Examine this sentence please: 1. What we need now (are/is) chairs. Although The two advanced grammar books I read regarding this issue in particular agree that both answers are correct,they differ with respect to style. One says (are) is more formal and the other says (is) should be used in more formal and serious writing. Now does this have to do with BrE and AmE? ThanksRead More...

General tenses

Can anyone tell me what tense : You shouldn't take a lot of luggage & I wish I had more money ... GabrielleRead More...

if a minister preach

Dear experts, Should we say "a minister preach" as in: http://www.google.com/search?h...&as_nhi=&safe=images or a minister preaches? Thank you, YuriRead More...

(the) best

Can anyone please tell me what are the differences between the following sentences? 1. She knows me best. 2. She knows me the best. 3. She knows me most. 4. She knows me the best.Read More...

know

Can one say: 1-All they know is swimming. instead of: 2-All they know how to do is swim.Read More...

shall/will

As I mentioned yesterday, we shall be going on a nature hike up the mountain instead of joining the other students on the trip to the aquarium. What is the difference between shall and will ? As I mentioned yesterday, we will be going on a nature hike... As I mentioned yesterday, we shall be going on a nature hike... Thanks in advance.Read More...

passive with certain verbs?

Are the following passive sentences correct ? and if yes what are the active versions of each, please? thanks in advance. - He was intended to be hired. - He was arranged to be hired. - A new hospital has been decided to be built. - She was arranged to work as a secretary. - It is intended that he be killed.Read More...

Turned out

It is a movie that they have been waiting for, but it turned out that it was not a good movie. Am I correctly using 'turned out'? Thank youRead More...

double the time than usual or as usual?

"It takes me twice as long as usual to get to work now." That sentence should be alright. What about the following sentences: 1) I need double the time than usual to... 2) I need double the time as usual to... I don't like either. If I had to pick one, I would choose 1).Read More...

not to / to not

I am never sure about whether to say "not to" or "to not". For examples: 1. This means not to go behind the yellow line. 2. This means to not go behind the yellow line. Are they both OK?Read More...
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