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Should

Pruffet had sent the girl word that Champ was to be expected, and that as the affair was very embarassing to him womanly pity should see to it that he should not be obliged to feel uncomfortable. Where does should belong to?Read More...

in or on a coconut tree?

Hi, Here is a song used for teaching the English alphabet to kids. I wonder if the preposition in bold is correct. I too wonder why on wasn't used. ABCDE I'm in the jungle in a coconut tree FGHIJ Do you want to come and play? KLMNOPQ I will bring a friend or two RSTUV A zebra and a chimpanzee WXYZ We'll play until it's time for bed http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs-alphabet.htmRead More...

get rit of "render"

tommy
From original All the underground storage tanks are rendered nonoperational at the time of this assessment. Can I change it? All the underground storage tanks are not operational at the time of this assessment.Read More...

I am decided

I think I will get a part-time job until I am decided about what to do with my life. Is the phrase in bold correct? Thanks!Read More...

adapt a sentence

tommy
Original Sentence: None of the soil bores were converted into permanent groundwater monitoring wells since no water was observed during the installation of bores. Should be (A)....... during the soil bore installation. (B)....... during the soil boring installation. (C) None of the soil bores were converted into permanent groundwater monitoring wells since no water was observed during the installation of bores . I think (C) is the best, right master?Read More...

rich, buttery sweetness or rich buttery sweetness

Hi, I am really sorry but I just don't know whether there should be a comma here. Could you explain to me why there should or should not be a comma. Beef with a rich, buttery sweetness or Beef with a rich buttery sweetness Sorry not to be sure about this, but just can't work it out for sure. Also do we need the "a"? Thanks. SusanRead More...

make any damages

A: The building manager of my apartment refuses to give me my security deposit. B: Did you make any damages to the house or fail to pay rent? Is the phrase in bold correct? Shouldn't it be "do any damage"? Thanks!Read More...

who;whom

A: What do you think about Justin in Sales? B: The guy ______ I believed to be truthful deceived me. a. who b. whom c. _____ Are they all correct? If so, which is preferred the most? Thanks!Read More...

About "interest"

Can I say, (a) The interest of Lily is collecting stamps. (b) She has interest in / of collecting stamps. (c) She has an interest in collecting money.Read More...

Pee?

Hi, We say 'pee' for urinate. Yet I wonder what are the words to say when you want to leave those solid matters form your belly.Read More...

which is earned; to earn

The money ______ in the charity will be used to help financially disadvantaged children in our neighborhood. a. which is earned b. to earn Are they both correct? Thanks!Read More...

having the light on

cocoricot
Dear teachers, Please explain the use of "have" in "have a light on". I think the verb "let" can be used instead. Please tell me the difference. "When she got sick after midterm, she blamed my typing and having a light on while she was trying to sleep." Thanks.Read More...

Let it done.

Please advise me if "Let it done" is a correct expression. Shouldn't I say "Let it be done"?Read More...

prefer

mengxin2009
I often see "would prefer", but sometimes I can also read of "should prefer". Would the latter be correct? for example, 1a. I would prefer to wait until evening. 1b. I should prefer to wait until evening. 2a. He would prefer to give her the cash and call it square. 2b. He should prefer to give her the cash and call it square. Are 1b. & 2b. correct? Many thanks in advance.Read More...

sentence structure

As babies grow older, socialization occurs more readily the more frequently they are exposed to others their age. Is it grammatically correct? Thanks!Read More...

possible

a. the only decision possible the only possible decision b. the best things available the best available things Are they all correct? Thanks!Read More...

because, I have...

Hello, "I'm really looking forward to it, because I haven't seen my grandma for a long time." Should there be comma right before 'because..? Thanks to you, dear teachers!^^Read More...

Of What

You can not have robbed him of what he never had, nor of what he had any good reason to believe he ever would have. Could you please explain of what in this sentence?Read More...

prevent

Hi, "Chatting during office hours could prevent someone from focusing her/his work." Does the word right in this context? Thanks a lot!Read More...

caught it out from the water

Hello, "A teenage girl caught a nine-foot fish all by herself." I can't believe she caught it out from the water all by herself. Does this sentence pertains to the idea that it's impossible for her to get it from the water all by herself? Thanks!Read More...

except

Take a look at the following pairs of sentences. (1)I am free except Monday. (2)I am free except on Monday. (3)He is healthy except his stomach ulcer. (4)He is healthy except for his stomach ulcer. Are they all grammatically correct? (3) sounds wrong to my ears. How do we know whether or not we need a preposition? AppleRead More...
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