Can sentences a, b and c be used instead of sentences a1, b1 and c1?
a. He didn't turn off the lights, as Tom told him to.
b. He didn't turn off the lights, since Tom told him to.
c. He didn't turn ...
a. Tom didn't call Sally because he likes her. He doesn't like her at all. He called her because he needed her help.
b. Tim says Jack called Sally because he likes her. That's not true. Jack didn't ...
from a song:
(1) I should have never dropped my guard so you could stab me in the back.
(2) I should have never dropped my guard so you couldn't stab me in the back.
As far as I understand,...
(1a) Are you a silly girl!
As I understand, (1a) means (1b):
(1b) You are a silly girl!
(2a) Aren't you a silly girl!
Am I right that, by analogy with (1a), (2a) means (...
In this passage there is a slight pause after 'must' and a stress on 'not':
'I saw Isabella she had a blank expression on her face. I'm not sure what happened with the knife she was carrying it looked ...
a. I don't know the whereabouts of any given employee at any given time.
Does that mean
I am not suppose to know the whereabouts of any given employee at any given time.
I have no idea where any ...
I don't like him because he is rich.
Could it be interpreted in two ways?
I dislike him because he is rich. (I don't like rich people.)
The reason why I like him is not the fact that he is rich. (I ...
Is it idiomatic to contract I have not as I've not instead of I haven't in the present perfect?
I have not been to Canada.
I've not been to Canada.
He has not ridden a camel.
Few days ago I've been told about a riddle as can be seen in this episode of Scrubs:
Two coins add up to 30 cents and one of them is not a nickel.
So, what are they?
It's a riddle. You'll figure it ...