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country's vs countries

... many different countries or country's people ... which form is used country's or countries? ThanksRead More...

sold out

A: I don't seem to be having much luck in finding the book called The alchemist . B: Let me check. Oh, _____________ . a. we're just sold out. b. we just sold out. c. we've just sold out. Are they all correct? Thanks!Read More...

come/go with me

Hello, Do you wanna go with me? Do you wanna come with me? Is there any difference? Thanks a lot!^^Read More...

relate

These books _________________ to my topic. a. aren't even related b. don't even relate Are they both correct? Thanks!Read More...

double

The number of overseas travelers _______ since 1980. a. has nearly doubled b. has been nearly doubled Are they both correct? Thanks!Read More...

punctuation/purpose

Which are correct: 1-The big golden key , which is to open the main gate with , is lost. 2-The big golden key , which is for opening the main gate , is lost. 3-The big golden key , to open the main gate with , is lost. 4-The big golden key , for opening the main gate , is lost.Read More...

conjunctions

She liked to dance but felt awkward ---- someone was watching her. A) in case B) for fear that C) if D) so that E) lest Which one(s) is/are correct, do you think?Read More...

was be?

Hi, "We might also note that in the rather different routine customerliy used for greeting people you know already, it was be equally odd to use the expression..." I find the usage shown in bold a new to me. This is the first time to see 'was' followed with 'be'. Please elaborate on that.Read More...

what do you want that

Which is correct: 1-What do you want that you are leaving me and everybody else who cares for you? 2-What do you want for you to leave me and everybody else who cares for you? 3-What do you want to leave me and everybody else who cares for you?Read More...

I use my skin...

Dear all, Is this question (taken from a Science educational video) correct? " I use my skin to touch and feel ." Thank you. GilbertRead More...

Feel the clean!

Hi friends on the GE! Can we accept "Feel the Clean!" as a grammatically correct catchphrase for an advertisement? Many thanks. GilbertRead More...
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question or problem;miss or fail?

Here are two multiple choices: 1.---You look worried.What's your ____? ---I have trouble learning English. A.name B.question C.problem D.job The answer given is C.problem. I want to know if B.question can be used here. Please tell the difference between them.Thanks! 2. Go along the street.The museum is just on your right. You can't ___it. A.make B. find C. miss D.fail The correct given is C.miss Can we use D.fail here?Read More...

hardly or hardly ever?

Again about the following multiple choice which is chosen from a test paper: 1. ---I didn't know you take a bus to school. ---Oh, I ____ take a bus,but it is snowing today. A. hardly B. never C.sometimes D. usually (The right answer given is A.hardly) As we know,hardly means only just and equates with barely and scarely.'Hardly ever' describes how frequently or regulary something happens. Can we say 'I hardly take a bus,but it is snowing today.' is a wrong sentence?Should we change this...Read More...

Are the following sentences right?

Here are two sentences. 1.Two days later,he took me to the factory.I imagined everyone to be friends working together and having fun.I guess I had wathced too many movies as a teenager. My questiong is:Is 'guess' right in tense? Or should we changed it to a past form 'gessed'? 2.---I didn't know you take a bus to school. ---Oh, I hardly take a bus,but it is snowing today. Are these sentences right in tense? 3.---Can I help you? ---I bought this watch here yesterday,but it doesn't work. Can...Read More...

When is it sport and when is it sports

Hi, I don't know when to use sport and when to use sports. I wonder if you could explain this to me. Sentence: Susan associates with sport titan Giacomo Agostini, Italian world champion and all-time leader of motorcycle Grand Prix victories Should it be sport or sports and why would we use one rather than the other. Thanks for your input. Warmest regards, SusanRead More...

umpire / referee / judge

Which is correct? Peter was the umpire / referee / judge for the badminton match. Can tell me the reason why do you choose it?Read More...

at any one time

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Dear teachers, Please explain the meaning of “at any one time” to me. “A shark may have up to three thousand teeth in its mouth at any one time.” Thanks.Read More...

recently vs lately

One textbook says "We often use recently and lately to mean 'in the near past but at no definite time.' Lately means the same as recently , but is used with the negative form of the verb." Someone asked me about the difference between these two words. Not being aware of what their textbook said, I tried to find answers in dictionaries or other sources. No help in dictionaries. Another ESL/EFL discussion forum gave me some info, but now I'm being asked whether this doesn't contradict their...Read More...

Please

Dear Rachel , Here is a question from someone else . I hope for your kind reply as usual. ** Which of the following sentences is correct or much better ? please tell me why? 1) a) Come to me , please. b) Please , come to me. 2) a) please , advise . b) Advise , please . I'm waiting for your kind reply. Thank you very much. SayedRead More...
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