Oxford English dictionary deems parlous as archaic but the word is still used in a major US newspaper Wall Street Journal article today:
The likely right-wing government will face difficult decisions ...
The interior was to become the idealised landscape for the National
Romantics in the 1830s, but in Porthan’s time it was rather the
productive agricultural economy which was the exemplar, as was also
Can you please tell me if I have to use start on or start from in the context below.
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We say “the fan is on” to express its current state.
and “the fan suddenly went on” to express an action.
Normally we use the simple past tense for an action because it happened.
if I say “the fan is ...
I encountered the following example of future conditionals in a book chapter (not a grammar book) and I'm not certain about their meaning.
a. If Roman comes to the party tomorrow, it will be a grand ...
came across such a sentence in an English textbool:
do you have much milk? - no, we haven't.
whether the negative form is formed correctly?
and will it not be correct to write:
do you have much milk? ...
In this following context, what does the phrase ''found useful '' mean? Is it ''practical''?
Does the phrase ''found useful'' modify the word ''terms''?
Should I take this sentence as: ''...are merely ...
The motel was so rusty and shabby that it could be/could have been
mistaken for an abandoned house.
Should it be could be or could have been?
I'm not sure of the answer because I know that could (and ...