All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
8 views

You may hear a moment of silence as I work with your account, better than “i'll put you on hold”

Is it more positive scripting to say "You may hear a moment of silence as I work with your account" instead of "I will put you on hold as I work with your account" on phone conversations.
1
vote
1answer
8 views

Which is the appropriate preposition in “… and this has been well documented [in/by] Bryant (2010), Jordan (1998), and James (2016)”?

I have been wanting to ask this question for a while, but I am not sure if this would be on topic. But I really need a solution, so here goes. This is a sentence that I wrote: ... and this has ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

A lot of things happens vs A lot of things happening

As far as I get it, both of them are correct. What's the difference in grammatical rules and meaning?
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Can I write the amount before the word “cheaper”

The book is $2 cheaper at our shop. The book is $2 costlier at our shop. Are the above two sentences fine to native speakers?
2
votes
1answer
14 views

Is there a difference in meaning between “go to the seaside” and “go to the sea”?

Let's say I am going on vacation. And I am planing to spend my vacation by the sea. Is there any difference between the following sentences? I am going to the seaside. I am going to the sea.
0
votes
1answer
9 views

Is the grammar of the sentence “What did you keep busy yesterday?” correct?

How is it similar to the question "What kept you busy yesterday?" Which one is correct and wrong? Also, please explain the rule of the wrong sentence.
0
votes
1answer
11 views

“question the charges in my bill”

Is it grammatically correct to say "I also question the charges in my bill" or should it be "I also ask question about the charges in my bill"
-2
votes
1answer
20 views

Is a verb important in any English sentence?

Is a verb exists in any English sentence? If yes, what is the verb in the following sentence? In a democrat government there are separate authorities which are the executive, the legislation and ...
0
votes
1answer
7 views

What does the phrase “slice your timeline” mean here?

Does the word "slice" simply mean "cut" in the following sentence? The new tool palette includes cursor modes—Hand, Zoom, Blade, and Track Select—that enable you to quickly zoom in, move, and even ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

How worse vs how much worse

If you're in a bad situation, which of the following are you more likely to say? How worse are things going to get? How much worse are things going to get? Are both the sentences grammatically ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

What does the phrase “Focus and inform” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the phrase "Focus and inform" that is used as heading of the following text (this is not available online): The app includes a number of screencast-specific ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

'It was the only mine still in operation'. Where do I insert 'of six' in that sentence?

It was the only of six mines still in operation ? No, 'the only' cannot be used as a pronoun. It was the only mine of six still in operation , maybe? But then it's not clear whether 'still in ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

“Go to school” or go to the school" in context

Let's say I am in school, and my parents want to visit my school to find out how I am doing there. Which one of the following is the most natural way to communicate the idea? My parent are going to ...
0
votes
1answer
11 views

Using implied as an adjective

According to the dictionary the word implied is an adjective. It is is also the past tense of imply. I have been trying to find some examples of where implied is used as an everyday adjective and ...
0
votes
2answers
23 views

Imperative sentence and the following tag question

If the main sentence is an imperative sentence, such as, "Do it at once," Grammatically speaking, should the tag question that follows the imperative sentence be "will you?" or "won't you?" not "...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Sentence structure ambiguity

I lower myself to show humbleness. I lower myself, in order to show my humbleness. To lower oneself is a way of showing humbleness, and I lower myself. I don't lower myself to show humbleness. I ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

What “were to ” means in these sentences?

a : What time do you usually get off work? b : It depends, but If I were to get off work early, I can. If I were to be born again, I'd like to be born in the states. If I were to be a journalist when ...
0
votes
2answers
16 views

My car is at the garage vs my car is in the garage

(My car is at the garage.It is being repaired,somebody is repairing it ) I think it should be in instead of at because my car is present in the building/shed and it is not out present of building/shed
0
votes
1answer
12 views

What does the phrase “to a shot of yourself” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the phrase "to a shot of yourself" in the following sentence (this is not available online): Do you want to cut from your screencast to a shot of yourself ...
1
vote
1answer
13 views

Find it hard to do

You can make the things easy which you find it hard to do. Should I use it in sentence above? What I want to say is that There are things and I found doing things hard and ı want to make things ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Article after AT - THE vs A/AN

What are the rules on the use of articles after the proposition of AT? I'm asking because I can't conclude why in the case of age, THE is used and in the case of speed or altitude, A/AN is used: ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

I prefer to use smth vs I prefer using smth

What's the difference between I prefer to use smth and I prefer using smth. Are they both correct? And why is the -ing ending, is that ok to use it?
-3
votes
0answers
18 views

What is the difference between 'to work' and 'for work'? [closed]

Please read the title, it is self explanatory.
1
vote
2answers
28 views

What did you use to cook or What did you used to cook, which one is correct?

I have confusion with some grammatical facts. So I am looking for help here. Which one should be correct? A. What did you use to cook? B. What did you used to cook?
0
votes
0answers
26 views

What's the meaning of the word 'there' in this context?

In the song "You are the reason" by Calum Scott There goes my heart beating 'Cause you are the reason What does the word "there" mean in this context?
1
vote
1answer
14 views

What is the meaning of “little long-term ” in this sentence?

Many such drives from the government have been initiated with little long-term results. I know the meaning of long-term.But what it means when "little" word is added before it? TIA
0
votes
1answer
15 views

What does it mean when we elude ourselves?

Here is a sentence: In our daily lives, then, we are never quite there. In the present we elude ourselves and the world eludes the grasp of a fully self-possessed experience.
1
vote
1answer
16 views

What is “Sisu means data”?

I saw that on a laptop sticker(owned by a girl majoring in computer science) and I thought Sisu may typify the Finnish spirit, but I wonder how it relates to "data"?
2
votes
2answers
25 views

The use of the verb “know” in the sense of knowing the name of something

Let's say I want to know if someone knows the name of something, say, the capital of a country. Would it be natural to say the following? Do you know the capital of Japan? Would it be more natural ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

We did not have a holiday last year

We did not have holiday last year (source ......) What is the meaning of this sentence i think it can be-(1) we did not get holiday last year or (2)we did not spent a holiday last year
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Do I have to use “of” or “from”? “events of/from the past 80 years”

A video contains footage of the second world War, the Vietnam War and a meeting of world leaders. What sentence is best in this situation? This video contains a lot of footage of well-known events ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

What does “of” modifies in sentence below?

I wear the shirt with flower print of my father. In this sentence , does “ of” modifie shirt or flower. Of It is know that the shirt belongs to my father but I wonder if I use this sentence in ...
1
vote
1answer
9 views

Term for legal procedure of challenging validity of confession

I am looking for a translation for the Hebrew term משפט זוטא (literally, "small trial"). This term denotes a procedure in which a defendant in a trial, after having confessed in earlier interrogation,...
-1
votes
0answers
19 views

would you like to check my translation? [closed]

İn this article, it was aimed to examine difficulties families going through who have individuals with special needs andsupport services for education they are provided with .İn accordance with this ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Is it possible to change the tense in this sentence?

This is a from a novel: A little girl got sick after eating something and the mother wants to know what it was. The sentence says: "What have you been eating?" "The dried leaves in the box on ...
-2
votes
1answer
18 views

What is the meaning of these phrases?

I want to know the meaning of these phrases or expressions= 1.Down to the wood. 2. Feel a fuzz 3.Feel rough. I have also provided the source...plz just read it and help me 😢
0
votes
0answers
12 views

'promised as a' or 'promised to be a', which one is correct?

I am writing a scientific paper. Which one is correct? This method has been promised as a solution for .... or This method has been promised to be a solution for ....
-1
votes
0answers
19 views

Use of the past perfect tense [closed]

Should I use the past perfect tense in this sentence or is the past simple more appropriate? We had seen him at the park that day.
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Which one is more correct to say: “I have never been in prison” or “I have never been to prison”?

I am aware that when talking talking about visiting or having experience of being in some places, we have to use the preposition to with the present perfect. But what about if are talking about being ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Meaning of 'We've made a pretty couple before.' [closed]

We've made a pretty couple before. Is this sentence means that we were pretty couple? or we helped people to be pretty couple?
5
votes
1answer
263 views

Why using adjective after noun?

I met phrases like "place nice" and "place safe" for several times during watching series and movies and each time I was wondering why an adjective stands after a noun while they teach that adjectives ...
1
vote
2answers
128 views

Using “those” in comparison structures

The fuel tanks of 4*4 cars are larger than these of sedan cars. BBC News: New research shows that human "mini-brains" develop more slowly than those of other primates. The Guardian: ...
-1
votes
2answers
35 views

What is the meaning of a.k.a. abreviation?

I have saw this expression been used very often in colloquial textual conversations (as in this question for example), but I don't know what it means.
0
votes
2answers
21 views

The difference between Such thing, such a thing, a such thing

Such thing. Such a thing. A such thing. Are all of them grammatically correct? What's the difference between them?
1
vote
2answers
32 views

Correct grammatical usage of already

Can we use this type of formation. Stop bluffing. There's no need to hide it. Tell me already Can already be used in this way.
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Someone, anyone, somebody, everybody. Are those 3rd or 1st person?

Is there any rule or a reminder I can use? I've got confused all the time. Is it "Someone say" or "Someone says"? Is it "everybody say" or "Anybody says"? And the most confusing for me is "Nobody ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

nuances at expressing composition

I would be very grateful if somebody could say whether there are any nuances among the 3 forms below when expressing composition (as in the tail is part of the dog - not ownership as in the tail ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

What’s the meaning of “as much as?” [duplicate]

Sentence: By 1997 a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that HRT extended life expectancy for postmenopausal women by as much as three years. I don’t know if ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Meaning of “set to win”

What does "set to win" mean in the expression "Conservatives Set to Win Majority"? In particular, is the noun "conservatives" the agent of "setting to win" in the sense that they are doing the action ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Meaning of sth down the hall

Does the phrase "guest room down the hall" mean a guestroom located at the end of the hall or a guestroom along the hall?

15 30 50 per page