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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...

Linking Verb

In the following sentence, is Matthew being linked to tall or fellow? ** Matthew is a really tall fellow. Also, in the following sentences, is remained being used as a linking verb or action verb? ** Mary and Ben remained friends for life. ** The guilty person remained silent.Read More...

Preposition

Can I say, (a) A whale is the largest animal on / in land. # (b) The man rode the people with a trishaw / by trishaw. (c) The coconuts dropped on / onto / in the ground. (d) The cactus lives in / at a desert.Read More...

alone time

Liam is perfectly happy having some alone time for now. He 's an independent and responsible kid. The sentence above is from The Washingon Post. Can you say "alone time?" I'd say "happy having some time alone for now." AppleRead More...

World / worlds / me?

Hi, "For the worlds I know, the errors are legion. For the world I know best - me - I'm tired of correcting the errors that are introduced by unknown forces in the 'David Crystal' entry." 1. For the word world I wonder which is correct to use; the plural form or the singular. 2. I don't understand the use of me in this context. Please elaborate.Read More...

Answer to/report to

Hi all, Please have a look at this sentence: - Phillip answers to Bill and he reports to Julia. My questions are: 1. Do answer to and report to have the same meaning? 2. Who does he refer to, Phillip or Bill? Many thanksRead More...

business/company

Phishing is a kind of cybercrime where thieves assume online identities to dupe or trick victimes. To trick victimes, thieves employ a variety of methods. One such method is to design false websites of trusted businesses companies such as banks or government agencies. Is the bold sentence above correct? I think there should be comma between businesses and companies. Thanks!Read More...

will/would

What is the difference between will and would in the two sentences below? 1. Mike, what activity will I give your students while you're out? 2. Mike, what activity would I give your students while you're out? Thanks a lot!Read More...

Difference in clause.

Hi ,Rachel.. When checking , i realized something...please scroll down..do you think what is the difference? http://thegrammarexchange.info...=728106732#728106732 http://thegrammarexchange.info...=828102032#828102032 Thanks.Read More...

adjective clause

joan
Our research suggests that hoarding is a complex problem in which people have difficulty processing information to organize items and solve problems. How do we separate the above sentence into two independent sentences? Thanks!Read More...

Being that

Dear Richard / Rachel Would you please tell me whether the following sentence is correct or not? Please tell me why? - Being that the crime took place in front of him, he gave an accurate description of it. ** I have been told it's wrong because we can not put " that " after " being "! Also, we can only put a noun , an adjective or verb +ing ! *** Please let me know your comment. I'm waiting for your kind relpy. Thank you very much. SayedRead More...

brand vs make

Dear teachers! Could you kindly explain the difference between these words? What make of car do you drive? What brand of washing powder do you use? Can I say *What brand of cars do you prefer? Thanks, GailRead More...
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