Have you ever turned down job offers?
a. Yes. If I don't like a job, I won't take it. I have turned down many job offers. As a matter of fact, yesterday, I turned down one for three thousand dollars a ...
a. He doesn't know if someone has entered his apartment in his absence.
b He doesn't know if a neighbor has entered his apartment in his absence.
c. He doesn't know if one of his neighbors has entered ...
Settling a debate about the following sentence:
“When you exit the gate, on the right hand side, a homeless person is there.”
The sentence was spoken verbally, if that changes things.
I feel that at ...
a. She didn't know that one of my friends was a policeman.
b. She didn't know that two of my friends were policemen.
Is it possible that I had other friends who were policemen but she knew about them?
a. Each of us might get fired tomorrow.
b. We might each get fired tomorrow.
c. All of us might get fired tomorrow.
d. We might all get fired tomorrow.
e. Every ...
a. Pete's and Tom's computers were stolen.
Could the sentence be used if each had one computer?
Could the sentence be used if one had one computer and the other had more?
Could the sentence be used if ...
a. Jeff's friends went to Sally's place and talked to her father.
Does that necessarily mean all of Jeff's friends went to Sally's place and talked to her father?
b. I knew that if I gave the flash ...
Neelima, my best friend / and the Head of this department / are leaving / on Monday./no error
I came across this sentence in my exam, I couldn't figure out if the head of this department and Neelima ...
How many of your high school friends are you still in touch with and how good is your relationship with them?
Is the above sentence grammatical and meaningful?
Does 'them' refer to 'your high school ...
a. He told me how he was arrested.
b. He told me about how he was arrested.
c. He told me the way he was arrested.
d.He told me about the way he was arrested.
I know (a) could have two meanings. It ...
I searched the phrase Last but not the least in Google. Google dictionary shows the meaning
last in order of mention or occurrence but not of importance
Shouldn't it be:
last in order of mention or ...
I am reading the story With the photographer written by Stephen Leacock (he was native speaker). The story is given online here.
In the beginning, he says
I want my photograph taken.
Shouldn't this ...
. He tried to shape in his mind what he had to say to McDonald. It was a feeling; it was an urge that he had to speak. But whatever he spoke he knew would be but another name for the wildness that he ...
a. We have an accountant in our company to deal with matters related to insurance.
b. In our company, we have an accountant to deal with matters related to insurance.
c. We have an accountant to deal ...
a. The management says that the fire started because a technician was
negligent. But it wasn't only a case of a technician being
negligent. The whole system was flawed.
b. The management says that the ...
a. I can do it in any manner.
I think that means that I can do it in all possible ways.
b, I doubt you can do it in any manner.
It seems to me that (b) is ambiguous.
It could mean
I doubt you can do ...
I earn my living by fighting on arena for many years as gladiator.
There is some ambiguity in this sentence. In my opinion it convey two different meanings:
1. I earn (money/and so on) for my living ...
a. The guests drank wine or whiskey.
b. The guests drank either wine or whiskey.
Are the above sentences ambiguous?
I think they could be used in these two cases:
They all drank one of the two
I was talking with some friends in Discord and I wrote this small text to them as follows:
A dude was hit by a car right in front of my house.
There was so much blood.
An Ambulance took him though. I ...
Some people say that apart from means inclusion (example 1), and some say that it means exclusion (example 2).
Apart from being a good husband, he is also a good father. It means he is a good husband ...
I always seem to fall into the following trap, and I would like to know what's the best way to avoid any ambiguity when comparing between different elements, where said elements belong to different ...
Can “half-cooked meat” mean that half the meat is cooked and the rest is raw or does it mean that the meat is not cooked enough?
I am quoting from the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Greek Interpreter by Arthur Conan Doyle:
His visitor, on entering his rooms, had drawn a life-preserver from his sleeve, and had so impressed him ...
When the noun is preceded by an adjective both rather a (more
typical of British English) and a rather are found.
When a rather is used, rather qualifies only the adjective,
whereas with rather a it ...