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About "careless" and "careful"

Can I say, (a) Susan was an forgetful lady. She had learnt a lesson and she became more careful next time since this experience. (b) She paid him some money as she was helping her. Susan told herself not to be so careless again. (c) After trying some times, the man managed to open the car door. After this case, Susan took another key and put it in her handbag before she went out. She promised (herself)to be careful always. (d) She was very happy as a lark when a man offered his help. He...Read More...

equipment

Hello, "Through the application of all the equipment we have,our company offers our partners with dramatically improved products at all times." Does it have to be in singular form not in plural form? Thanks a lot!^^Read More...

left the car key / key of the car

Can I say, (a) When she wanted to go home, she forgot to take her car key and left it in the car. She felt careless. So she went to look for someone that could help her. (b) When he wanted to get in the car, he realised that he left his key of the car. She asked for help. (c) Last Sunday, after Susan had done her shopping, she decided to go home. She accidentally left her car key in her car when she went shopping.Read More...

during our conversation

Hi, A. I was sorry that I couldn't explain myself well during our conversation . B. I was sorry that during our conversation I couldn't explain myself well. Is the bolded part an adverb phrase?, and Is it fine to place it after 'I was sorry..'? Thanks!^^Read More...

buy gorceries / things / somethings

Can I say, (a) Madam Sushil, who is my neighbour. During the last semester holidays, she went shopping to buy groceries. (b) Last Friday was a public holiday. Susan went shopping to buy things / somethings. (c) Susan is Peter's neighbour, also my neighbour. She went shopping on her own. She went shopping to buy some things.Read More...

Family's woman type

1. I don't like to get married, and I also think that I'm not a family's woman type. - Is this natural to say? Thanks so much to moderators! NamcoolguyRead More...

stop

Hi, again! Is it OK to say 'to be thinner, I have to stop with the candies' or only 'to stop eating candies'? Thanks!Read More...

doubt

Hi, guys! When you talk about the responsibilities that you have at home, can you say they are your 'home obligations' or only your tasks or chores? Thanks!Read More...

prefer

Hi!! Which way would it be better to write the following sentence 'I like to sleep until late, then I would prefer that my school began in the afternoon' or 'I would prefer it to begin in the afternoon'? Thanks!Read More...

open the car door / locked car door

Can I say, (a) After a few minutes time, a mechanic came to help her open the car door. It took for an hour to open it. (b) Peter quickly went near the locked car door and tried to open it. (c) Peter tried to open the locked car door. There was a man who offered to help him.Read More...

happy / glad to

Can I say, (a) Peter was happy to thank Peter for his help. (b) Peter was glad to the kind man.Read More...

adrenaline?

Hi, there!! Is it OK to say 'I can have a lot of adrenaline when I practice sports'? Thanks!Read More...

find + objective + to inf

Dear teachers, Please tell me if the following sentence is correct. I found the city to develope in the future. I think it should be either "I found the city developing in the future." or "I found the city to be developing in the future."Read More...

half-general nouns

Hi, Could you please tell me the difference? One book says that the phrase 'the butterflies of Africa' is equivalent to "African butterflies,' because these nouns are half-general, and the second noun -Africa -- limits the meaning of the first one from general to specific..then ; a car door = the door of a car ; or, a computer keyboard = the keyboard of a computer but others say the first noun describes the the second one ; a car door = a door for a car etc. Thanks. Can i write something...Read More...

for being great and helpful

can I say, (i) The man helped Susan repair the car. She was glad and thanked him for being great and helpful. She gave him some money as a tip. (ii) He thanked Peter for giving help.Read More...

next door neighbour

Can I say, Peter is Mei Mei next door neighbour. Her house is a stone's throw away from Peter's house.Read More...

possessive

Which are correct: 1-We like his and his friends' new song. 2-We like his and his friends' new songs . (Can we tell if all the songs belong both to him and to his friends or some to him and some to his friends?) 3-We like Pete and his friends' new song. 4-We like Pete's and his friends' new song. (In 3 & 4, are we talking about one song (by Pete and his friends) or two songs (one by Pete and one by his friends)? 5-We like Pete and his friends' new songs. 5-We like Pete's and his friends'...Read More...

ain't

A posting about "ain't" was accidentally deleted. Sorry about that. I think the question was from Momo, who wants to know what to advise his little cousin about "ain't I?" Is it all right to use? RachelRead More...

verbally

Hi!! Is it Ok to say 'I need to talk to you verbally, not on the orkut', or should we use 'personally'? ThanksRead More...

roller coasters

Hi!! About roller coasters, do you call those circular parts 'loopings'? Thanks!Read More...

refreshments

Hi!! Is it OK to say 'I will make the refreshments for the party'? Thanks!Read More...

show

Hi!! Is it possible to say 'In the first show of Britney, there were few people' or should we say 'the first show by her'? Thanks !!Read More...

Plural form

Hi, Please tell me the answer of this question every noun that ends with "f" or "fe" and has one syllable change to v and takes "es" like: theif: theives knife: knives but ouns like "beleif, sharriff,..." because have twosyllables only tae "s" now Why "cheif" has one syllable and end with one "f" but we say cheifs Thank youRead More...
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