All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
6 views

At What time does She should come?

At What time does She should come to school on Saturday? Is this sentence correct grammatically?
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Meaning of “I want you to understand what I said”

I want you to understand what I said. What does this sentence mean? It's what I want that you understand what I said. (Referring to the present) It's what I want that you will understand what I said....
0
votes
0answers
16 views

when someone say “yesterday was raining, so I didn't go outside of house” is it “raining” or “rainy”?

I heard someone said "yesterday was raining, so I didn't go outside of house", which seems to be a misuse. per this post To describe what is actually happening right now, you use the verb form: ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

From the Feet Up meaning

What's the meaning of From the feet up? This line is from the movie American Hustle.
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Should “Organization” here be preceded by “The?”

To put or not to put "The"... In my made up examples below, do I keep the "The" or not? Why? Does it even make a difference? The results speak to the organization the infrastructure lacks. ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

What is the meaning of for new trade barriers to a free market?

The current strength of the dollar, which is causing so much difficulty for some of your industries, creates obvious pressures for special cases, for new trade barriers to a free market. I am ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

How can we be sure about etymology?

It's common to hear words protagonist and antagonist. And based on the way they sound, and their opposit meaning, I always thought that they should have the same etymon, with pro and an being prefixes ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

Present Perfect after Since

I saw this sentence when I was playing a game: It's been so long since I've talked to you! It's a bit strange seeing the present perfect tense after since. Can one of you explain when we should use ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

Came Across These Questions in the Internet [on hold]

Which country London is in? In which year Queen Elizabeth was born? For what David Beckham is famous? Can someone tell me whether these questions are grammatically correct? I need to clarify with my ...
1
vote
1answer
10 views

What do you call the document containing all of the details of a military mission?

What do you call the document containing all of the details of a military mission? I know the "mission briefing" expose the details of the mission, but what do you call the document and not the event ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

“a right way” or “in a right way”?

I heard a lot people omit the "in" while saying "in a right way". for example if a kid play with a knife, someone would told him/her "you are not using the knife a right way" is it grammatical and ...
-1
votes
0answers
12 views

Should I put “it” before “is” to make the sentence grammatically correct? [on hold]

However, coal overtook natural gas in 1990 and despite some fluctuation, is set to be the second most used fuel in 2030 with just over 30q. However, coal overtook natural gas in 1990 and despite ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Use of progressive (ing) and become

I am wondering if using the progressive and become, especially with an adverb like progressively means that the statement with the progressive verb describe the condition for the complete ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

I wonder if “for passengers to board Flight 139 at Gate 57” could be divided intensively?

I have checked some material which says "for somebody to do something" is a compound structure used to be attribute such as "It’s time for everybody to go to bed." So in this example: This is the ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

could to describe past ability

Someone was lost in desert for 3 days , when we found him we said to him " how could you survive in desert those 3 days? Is the usage of "could" correct in this sentence?
0
votes
2answers
16 views

“ is polluted”: adjective or passive form?

What's the role of "polluted" in the sentence?Is it passive form of the verb "pollute" or an adjective to describe the status of the air? There is much evidence to show that the air we breathe is ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

The lightning struck the hut and set it alight or set it on fire?

Let's say you were storytelling something about a hut that was struck by lightning, is there any difference between the two? The lightning struck the hut and set it alight? Vs. The lightning ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

which sentence sounds natural? Actually, by any chance, do you mind

A- Hi, Can I get this one, please? B- Sure. Anything else? A- No, that's it. few minutes later .. A- 1.Actually, Can you wrap it as a gift? 2.Do you mind if you wrap it as a gift? 3.Can you wrap ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Which one is grammatically correct Do you know cabbage? or Do you know cabbages?

I simply want to ask my colleague that do you know cabbage? a green leafy vegetable. So what I should say Do you know cabbage? or Do you know cabbages?
0
votes
0answers
9 views

is this sentence correct: “Has everybody handed in their homework?”

Consider this sentence: Has everybody handed in their homework? I have problem with bold part..I mean "their".. should't it be singular like Has everybody handed in his homework?
0
votes
0answers
14 views

a tad restless meaning?

in the Woody Allen movie - Annie Hall, after Deane sung, Woody said So the audience was a tad restless. Diane “ What do you mean, a tad restless? restless in this context is constant activity, ...
-1
votes
0answers
24 views

Which question is correct Do you like apple? or Do you like an apple? [on hold]

Which one is correct question Do you like apple? or Do you like an apple?
0
votes
1answer
18 views

What does “testing the weather” mean here?

My brothers are awake, testing the weather. Does it simply mean they're testing the weather condition? Or it has another meaning? Could you please explain it to me? The fuller text is here: ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

When to use escape and escaped?

A man trying to escape from deadly machine which is about to explode and at the same time victim saw that man is in dangerous situation but victim didn't see whether that man died or not after the ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Can the word leitmotif can be used this way?

https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2148249/india-proves-democracy-no-longer-fit-purpose-while-chinas Such odious tactics are democracy’s leitmotif globally, as Brexit and Donald ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Leave someone cut off

War leaves too many young men cut off in their prime. (Source) I just came across this sentence. Is "cut off" here used as an adjective or passive voice? I know I can use this structure: "Leave + ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

A joke about explanation and understanding

I want to translate a short joke into English. The result doesn't sound natural, though I guess the idea is pretty clear. How would you rephrase it to sound more colloquial and natural? Two ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Impute motives to somebody

What is the meaning of the following sentence You were not justified in imputing motives to him. Is this an idiom? I looked up its meaning but didn't find anything.(no further context can be ...
2
votes
1answer
22 views

Using vomiting in a sentence

why it's grammatically incorrect to use this sentence “I am feeling vomiting" I know this sentence is wrong but i don't the reason.
-1
votes
0answers
23 views

Empty, not too crowded, busy

If I'm talking about a road that isn't a really busy road and there a not many people on the road, or maybe at a particular point on don't see a lot of people on the road: That road was empty or I ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

How could have vs How could

How could we have spent this time on the island? How could we spend this time on the island? What is the difference between those two sentences ?
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Should I write “said someone” or “said by someone”

What is more applicable when writing "said someone" or "said by someone" e.g. "said Elon Musk" or "said by Elon musk"
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Which article to be used in the following sentence?

Can anyone help me with the use of article in the below sentence. I am ______ monarch of all I survey. If possible even reason out why it is used.
2
votes
2answers
20 views

using bare infinitive after did

So according to rule we should use bare infinitive after modals and auxiliary verb do, so my question is that, is this sentence grammatically correct What he did was wrong. Or it should be What ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Correct way to phrase: “He has a bomb which no one knows how powerful it is”

Is the following grammatically correct? He has a bomb which no one knows how powerful it is. I think the "it" should be removed to make it grammatically blunder-free.
0
votes
0answers
18 views

What are the correct articles and prepositions when you write about the news of your family?

Context: I did not know that my friend has become engaged, and I am telling him in a letter how I knew about his engagement. I visited your old man yesterday, and he was talking about politics as ...
0
votes
2answers
24 views

Is “How … works?” a valid question?

I sometimes see questions on Stack Overflow which ask "How <technology> works?" I always thought that this is an incorrect use and it should be "How does <technology> work?" ...
-1
votes
1answer
22 views

“Grow up” VS “Be brought up” VS “Be raised”

Edited: We can say: He grew up in Colorado. He was brought up in Colorado. He was raised in Colorado. Source With almost the same meaning. But I wonder if instead of the following ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

An exercise about the future tense

Here is an exercise from Interchange 3 by Jack C. Richards. Complete these predictions with the correct Verb forms( Choose between will, future continuous and future perfect). (More than one ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Alternatives to “to build on an idea”?

I'm looking for an different way to express a sentence such as: I build on the fact that human beings are equal. The synonyms I found don't correspond with the meaning of starting from a concept, ...
1
vote
2answers
10 views

Can one use a contraction in a question?

a) Why are you trying so hard? b) Why you're trying so hard? Is you're (b) an acceptable contraction form of are you (a) when I want to keep the sentence in a question form? Is there another ...
0
votes
2answers
22 views

Difference between this and that as a pronoun

We use "that" when we refer back to the word/sentence/clause mentioned. E.g,Do you see that? (That refers back to the thing which I or you mentioned before) But we also use" this" to refer back to ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

“Where all are you going?” Grammar and alternatives

How do you ask someone which places (multiple) they’re going to: is “where all are you going to?” correct grammar? What’s a correct, better and concise way to ask this? The intent is to ask about the ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Does “race origin” mean somewhere one was born?

this wiki page says He is the first person of Asian origin to receive the ACM Turing Award, in 1994, the highest award in computer science, for his work in the field of artificial intelligence. ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Should I delete the two commas in this sentence? [on hold]

There were also considerable increases, of approximately 30 percentage points, for those with a high school diploma or an unfinished college education (reaching 65% and 85% respectively in 2010). ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Use of 'the' after preposition for describing people's outfit

Which one is the correct answer and why? I don't know what the difference is between "in striped shirt" and "in the striped shirt": She is the woman in striped shirt. She is the woman in the ...
0
votes
2answers
16 views

Does “other people” mean people that are not his/her parents in common sense?

I am not sure whether this is Longman official online dictionary, and I think this sentence may need some improvement. This was my first experience of living with other people. Technically, most ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

Why do people say “I am broke” instead of “I am broken”?

I know these are correct: I am done. He is chosen. My phone is broken. But why do we say I am broke. instead of I am broken. Is that even grammatically correct?
1
vote
1answer
16 views

How to understand “in and of themselves” in this context

Hermione recited at top speed:"Golpalott's-Third-Law-states-that-the-antidote-for-a-blended-poision-will-be-equal-to-more-than-the-sum-of-the-antidotes-for-each-of-the-separate-components." "...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Hypothetical sentence about Superman

Would Superman be such a great lad if he had been born on Earth? Can we write this sentence this way? Like imagining how Superman would be if he was an earthling. Specifically, I want to know if "...

15 30 50 per page