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Useful information about using " Being that " !

BEING THAT, BEING AS, and BEING AS HOW Hello, again, all of you Grammar Lovers! Today, as we continue looking at some of the most common errors in English--both the spoken and written word among us Southerners, in particular- we will examine the misuse of some oft-heard expressions: BEING THAT, BEING AS, AND BEING AS HOW. It's probably true that these conjunctions were once considered correct expressions, but with the constant changes in language, they have gone out of formal usage in...Read More...

Made me put myself out there

A: So you didn’t have your heart set on being a singer? B: I did, but I’m not really comfortable pushing it on anyone. I didn’t want to call and schedule shows or call and make people listen to my music. Luckily, my friends and family really stayed on me and made me put myself out there. - Could you please let me know the meaning of these phrases "have your heart set on being a singer?", "stay on me" and "made me put myself out there" in this context? Thanks so much to moderators! NamcoolguyRead More...

English help

Please let me know if I am on the right track with these questions. See below. 1) Which of these terms below describes a type of nonstandard English? I chose (b) for question number 1. a)formal English b)colloquial language 2) A cliche is: a) a formal term, b)idiomatic, c) a trite, worn-out phrase, d) never acceptable I chose (c) for question number 2 3) Choose the redundant phrase in the sentence below. Up until last August, I didn't know how to surf. a)until last b) up until c) last August...Read More...

enter

Thank you very much for showing up today on such a short notice. The way this is going to function is quite simple. When you hear your name you'll step forward, blindly choose a block from this bag, and enter the room the block tells you to. Once you 've entered the room you are to take a seat and remain silent until you ard told to start interacting with the people around you. Why is the speaker using 'have entered' instead of 'enter'?Read More...

By the time the forest fire .............

By the time the forest fire ............. in autumn 1988, the Yellowstone National Park .............. with being consumed flames. A) has been harnessed / will have been threatened B) was being harnessed / had threatened C) had been harnessed / had threatened D) harnessed / has threatened E) was harnessed / had been threatened I think ERead More...

In October 1922, the Fascist Leader, Benito Mussolini, ...............

In October 1922, the Fascist leader, Benito Mussolini, ............... force to get King Victor Emmanuel to select him as the Prime Minister, which ............. the Fascists to dominate the government completely. A) could have been used / had allowed B) might have used / would have allowed C) could use / has allowed D) may be using / allowed E) should have used / was allowed I think BRead More...

bachelor's degree

1. He obtained a bachelor's degree in business. 2. He obtained a bachelor degree in business. Is #2 wrong? Thanks. MomoRead More...

position of Adverbs, manner

Hi,could you please help me? do you think which position 'easily' must be?..and why? You will 1 have 2 been 3 reading this book at 6 o'clock tomorrow. Thanks.Read More...

antecedent + as / that

mengxin2009
1. He wants to see such a film. 2. It is such a film that he wants to see. It's said sentence2 is wrong. I've been puzzled for ages about it. 3.He wants to visit Shanghai. 4.It's Shanghai that he wants to visit. Would there be some anology between (1,2)and (3,4)? 5. The film is such a wonder that he wants to see [it]. I think sentence5 needs an "it" to make itself grammartical, needn't it? 6. It is such a wonderful film that everyone wants to see "it". I think 6 is correct,but as I mentioned...Read More...

a subject and a verb

Man: When did you decide that this was the job for you? Woman: I'd have to say I became really interested in law when I was a teen. I was really captivated by the television show Law and Order. Watching the detectives gathering evidence that might help convict a criminal, the lawyears debating their cases in court and the judge judging whether a person was guilty or innocent of the crime that was levied against him or her. What is the subject and the verb in the bold sentence above? Thanks a...Read More...

allow sb. much money

mengxin2009
2. It’s bad practice to ____ children much money as a New Year gift. A、promise B、permit C、admit D、allow Key D. What does allow mean here? Is the question itself correct? Many thanks in advance.Read More...

Sentence

Dear Richard / Rachel Would you please tell me whether the following sentence is correct or wrong? - Being in giving an accurate depiction to the crime was because it took place in front of his eyes. *** Please tell me why? I'm waiting for your kind reply. Thank you very much. SayedRead More...

Indecisive

Hi!! Is it OK to say 'I'm indecisive to choose clothes'? Thanks!Read More...

fear

Hi!! Is it correct to say 'as a foreigner I have some fears to stay alone'? Thank you!!Read More...

have come here + time adverbial

mengxin2009
For as long as people can remember, ______ 1. the monarchs have come here in the Fall. 2. the monarchs have come here since the Fall. 3. the monarchs have come here for the Fall. Are they all correct? 1 doesn't sound right; 2 means maybe "Now" is winter; 3 means the purpose of their coming,but it doesn't go well with the first part of the sentence. I am not sure.What do they really mean? Many thanks in advance.Read More...

Disappearing sounds

Hi all, I read in a book that says sometimes sounds in words are silent. It has an example as follows: Wha t do you think abou t tha t ? I don't know why these final sounds [t] in the words what, about and that are dropped. And I need to know more about this case. Many thanksRead More...

comma

Man : What has been the strangest, or if you like, the funniest case brought into your courtroom? Woman : That is a tough one. I would have to say it was about a young man being tried for breaking and entering and attempted robbery. The young man climbed onto the roof, made a hole in the roof and fell through the ceiling. He didn't injure himself, thank god, but he couldn't get out of the store. You could see him on the camera. He tried everything possible. He even threw a hammer at the door...Read More...

uncountable nouns

Which are correct: 1-I have a different humor from you. 2-I have a different humor from yours. 3-I have different humor from you. 4-I have different humor from yours. 5-We have different humor from each other.Read More...

If it was / were / is

Dear teacher, Please kindly advise me which of the following three sentences is correct. Or, all the three are correct but their meaning is different? (1) If it was done too much, exercise might not be good for health. (2) If it were done too much, exercise might not be good for health. (3) If it is done too much, exercise might not be good for health.Read More...

using 'already'

Is it correct to use 'already' at the end of a sentence? For example, can I say, "I've been there already?" Is this considered informal usage when speaking or is it an acceptable position when writing?Read More...

will be ~ing/will

Woman: Is he okay? Have you heard anything yet? Man : I have just spoken with the doctor and Jeremy will be fine. He has a consussion and should be okay in a couple of weeks. However, he won't be playing football for the rest of the season. What is the difference between won't be playing and won't play : However, he won't be playing football for the rest of the season. However, he won't play football for the rest of the season. Thanks a lot.Read More...

to infinitive or a that clause

cocoricot
Dear teachers, Can I say: "She made it clear to object to the proposal." or must I say: "she made it clear that she objected to the proposal." Are they different? Can I use both? Thanks.Read More...
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