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heartburn 1

Hi! Is it correct to say " Paul had a heartburn problem"? Thanks!Read More...

get together

Hi!! Is the use of the phrasal verb "to get together" possible in this sentence? "I'll move to Brazil to get together with my parents" Thanks !!Read More...

everything v. anything

what is the difference between: 1. When I go shopping, I will buy you anything you want. and 2. When I go shopping, I will buy you everything you want.Read More...

in Use

* English Grammar in Use. * English Vocabulary in Use. * English Pronunciation in Use. I have 2 questions: 1. How is the "S" in the word "use" pronounced, is pronounced "s" or "z"? 2. What does "in use" mean?Read More...

how

How do you think 'the new solution' would help to solve those problems? Did I use 'how' correctly? Thank youRead More...

past perfect

(1)Most of the restaurants where I used to eat had been replaced by new modern boutiques. As I was walking along the street, I felt as if I were visiting an unfamiliar town. (2)Most of the restaurants where I used to eat had completely disappeared , and there were new modern boutiques instead. As I was walking along the street, I felt as if I were visiting an unfamiliar town. About those parts in red, if they were the simple past instead of the past perfect as: (1')Most of the restaurants...Read More...

whoever

Whoever made the film must have had great insight. According to the book I read today, the subject implied by such 'whoever' in red is singular, not plural; it implies that one person made the film. Is it necessarily so?Read More...

if clauses

Is this sentence OK? Is the use of "going to" ok in the if clause? When people poke fun at me, I react poking fun at them too; however, if these people start poking fun at me all the time, I' m going to get very angry and start to ignore them. Thanks SchalyRead More...

press v. push

is there a differece in the way we carry out the following job when saying: 1. Press the button 2. Push the button.Read More...

eveready

I found this word " eveready " printed on a zink coat of a dry battery. I wanted to know what does it mean?Read More...

during

French and English are both languages of wider communication, and yet the changing positions of the two languages in international affairs during the past century illustrate the extent to which the status of a language depends on extra-linguistic factors. About 'during the past century', which does it modify; 'the changing position' or 'international affairs'?Read More...

be the best

Dear expert, Do you agree that BE BEST AT and BE THE BEST AT mean different things: He excels at most of the subjects taught, although he is best at chemistry. Mrs. Hough is the best at making new children feel at home and welcome when they are just starting out on their school adventure. Thank you, YuriRead More...

kind of

Which are the correct ones? 1. This kind of people that like.... 2. This kind of people that likes.... 3. These kind of people that like.... 4. These kinds of people that like.... Thanks SchalyRead More...

anybody nobody

Are these sentences all acceptable? a. Isn't there anybody who knows anything about this. b. Is there nobody who knows anything about this. c. Isn't there anybody who knows something about this. d. Is there nobody who knows something about this.Read More...

went between

a. The bullet went between his ribs. Does this mean that the bullet stopped there or passed through?Read More...

class

a. I give a course at the University. b. I am giving a lesson today at the University. c. I am giving a class today at the University. I think the course is a series of weekly or twice-a-week classes and in sentence a the whole series is meant. In b only one of these lessons is meant. What does c correspond to?Read More...

position of adverb

They repeatedly questioned his leadership abilities... They questioned his leadership abilities repeatedly... ... Which position is more common and natural? Thanks.Read More...

is meant

Which are correct: 1-By that word, an accident is meant. 2-By that word, 'accident' is meant. 3-By that word is meant an accident. 4-By that word is meant accident.Read More...

run out of

Are these sentences correct: 1-I can't think of anything we may run out of. 2-There was something we ran out of. 3-There is nothing we will run out of. I know that prescriptivists say that we shouldn't end sentences with prepositions, but a lot of people apparently do.Read More...

balance

Hi!! Is it correct to say "I will do a new balance" ? I'm talking about bank accounts Thanks!!Read More...

Win

Hi! Is it OK to ask, "who won, you or them?or should we ask "you or they"? Thanks!!Read More...
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