All Questions

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

“Dramatic” vs. “big” in “a dramatic effect”

Kindly consider the following sentence: This rise in sea level will have a dramatic effect on coastal cities and towns all over the world. I was told that the adjective "dramatic" in this context ...
-1
votes
0answers
9 views

This is the look-book

Is correct to use lookbook or look-book or look book? Here the phrase below: This is the look-book of the summer collection
0
votes
1answer
20 views

What's meanings of 【press on】&【tap into】right here?

Here is a short piece from one of my books called 365 Self-Displines. My goal to build a successful company was of immense importance to me, but the path I chose was making me so miserable that I ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

How to say two things are the most important of something

I am not a native guy and I am having problem with the following sentence. I would like to know is the following sentence right? The A and B are of the most important challenges facing the today ...
1
vote
2answers
552 views

“Come across with difficulties”

Come across with difficulties Is it grammatically correct? We usually come across with difficulties. But according to Oxford advanced learners "come across somebody / something" is correct (no "...
2
votes
2answers
37 views

Tribal dominated districts

Is it correct to use tribal dominated districts In the following sentence I don’t understand the grammar behind tribal dominated districts The second phase of the programme — launched by Tribal ...
1
vote
1answer
13 views

The meaning of the word “immediately”

I saw this in a post: ...it is okay or at least not immediately wrong. What does immediately mean in this context? Although I have looked up this word in several dictionaries, its use in this ...
9
votes
4answers
25k views

Difference between “as” and “because”?

What is the difference between as and because? Which one of these sentences is correct? He stayed home from work as he was sick? He stayed home form work because he was sick? Which is correct?...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Does the verb “pick on” always have the unfair connotation to it?

According to one definition of "pick on", it's, repeatedly single (someone) out for criticism or unkind treatment in a way perceived to be unfair. pick on meaning But another translation I get ...
2
votes
1answer
23 views

What does “cranked out with abandon” mean?

I'm trying to understand this line –– cranked out with abandon. Does it mean that Fox produced lots of bad and cheap merchandise without any shame? Or it means something else? Season 8, which ran ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

To Verb+ing or To Verb

Why are there two different formats that is ' ~to being able ~' and '~to hold~' in the following sentence. Is it correct that 'to' connecting with a verb not v-ing ? 'It's equivalent to being able ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

What is the difference between “light” and “slight”?

What is the difference between "light" and "slight"? How to use these words correctly in different cases?
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Why was “from” used in this sentence (“one must command from each what each can perform…”)?

This is from the Little Prince, and the king says as below: "One must command from each what each can perform," the king went on. "Authority is based first of all upon reason. If you command your ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

I had an enjoyable night or I have an enjoyable night

When receiving text from a friend the next day after a dinner. I replied "Thank you for your invitation. I had an enjoyable night." Or should I reply "I have an enjoyable night"
0
votes
1answer
50 views

The meaning of “within view of”

I have always understood "with view of someone" to mean can be seen by someone. But I have seen several sentences where the phrase seemingly means can see something from a vantage point, e.g.: The ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Could you please let me know is this text correct? This is part of my letter to visa officer

i totally have 0000£ saving which equals to 0000Rials. a related point to consider is 0000 is on my Ghavamin Bank account and 0000 Rials is on my Pasargad bank account. For your information; the ...
-3
votes
1answer
44 views

Seikh on the 169th floor

Is the following sentence correct? Last night I dreamed I was a Sheikh on the 169th floor of Burj Khalifa. I think it should be: Last night I dreamed I was a Sheikh (standing/living) on the ...
0
votes
2answers
16 views

Difference between furious/infuriated/enraged?

I called him something, so he started walking toward me, furious/infuriated/enraged. Is there any difference between them? Can I use them all here? Which one of them would you use here to mean very ...
2
votes
2answers
24 views

difference between “part” and “a part”

What is the difference between part and a part? What is the difference between these two sentences? He was a part of the team. He was part of the team. I heard that part means a member and a ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

reported speech with “yesterday”

I've got a question related to reported speech. How should the sentence "I didn't meet her yesterday" look in reported speech while reporting it next day? For example, I said in the morning "I didn't ...
-2
votes
1answer
58 views

Searching For Same Sentence Pattern

Which sentence construction from A-D matches the below sentence? My youngest sister won first prize in the poetry contest. A. The catamaran drifted slowly onto the shore. B. Our oldest sister is a ...
1
vote
3answers
60 views

Is “become” both stative and dynamic verb

Since it is OK to say "The house is becoming more expensive", become can be a dynamic verb for dynamic verbs allow the progressive tense. I wonder if become is also considered as a stative verb.
0
votes
0answers
48 views

What does mean the phrase “fall through” in slang?

It's from GTA 5, just look at 12:07 on Youtube. As two characters leave a car dealership, one homie is offering to another to get in a car, he says: How 'bout we fall through, homie? What does it ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Is this sentence a medio passive voice?

I saw a sentence written as: Recently an ISRO satellite failed to place into specified orbit. I was wondering if this usage is correct and a medio passive voice. Would it better if we write ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Sentence Construction Help

Which sentence construction from A-D matches the below sentence? My youngest sister won first prize in the poetry contest. A. The catamaran drifted slowly onto the shore. B. Our oldest sister is a ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Verb matching with a subject that is essentially plural, but is actually singular.

I was looking over my writing and it came to me, it referring to the question. This was the sentence, I was looking at. In particular, his mother’s French, with his father’s Russian ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Which one is closer to the idiomatic usage of the verb 'have': 'have got' or 'get'?

Let's suppose we have a situation that someone is holding a gun on his hand, and people are yelling that he's holding a gun. Since I'm a non-native English speaker, I'd say something like this in this ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

if you're finished | passengers waiting for

I have some questions about structures of sentences in pictures below I think finished here is adjective but why don't we use finish simple verb instead? And also in below picture, I don't have any ...
-1
votes
0answers
16 views

Should composite verbs have a hyphen?

I know adjectives always need a hyphen in, say, cases like these: "a half-eaten cookie." How about verbs? Example: He was only half-running after a while. I searched for was half-running on ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

The government is seeking to take out things from the political declaration that Theresa May spent time “getting in”

The government is seeking to take out things from the political declaration that Theresa May spent time getting in. What does getting in mean?
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Has he come yet or hasn't he come yet?

To get the meaning ' Hasn't he come until now ?' what should I ask 'Has he come yet ?or Hasn't he come yet?'
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Forgot vs have forgotten

I was watching the johnny cash movie the other day and towards the end, when he's about to sing in a prison, the warden tells him to sing songs that won't remind the inmates that they're in prison, ...
2
votes
2answers
31 views

By the time…, was/had been

Could someone tell me what's the difference between: By the time we got here, the place was barricaded. By the time we got here, the place had been barricaded. The same question about these ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

is it appropriate to use “was being” when referring things that happen in the past

I am looking for clarification: can I use "was being" to refer to things that happen in the past? If so, please give example in a sentence.
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Using present perfect simple in a real world situation

I do not know when I have to use the present perfect simple (and others tenses in perfect form). I normally use: present simple, present continuous, past simple, past continuous, future, ... for write/...
1
vote
1answer
366 views

use of present perfect tense in a real life scenario

suppose, I played football in my childhood. in 2016, I am sharing my that experience with my friends like this way I have played football but I have not been able to play since I have been ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Verb Past Tense Help

As the storm approached, the sky becomes dark and the wind increased. Should it be becomes or became?
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Can I use past perfect in this response?

I would like to know if I can use past perfect in this response: Did not know that you would contact me again !!! I had tried to contact so many times and did not receive any answer that I ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Preposition to use with “Apply”

Is this sentence correct? This applies especially to your VAT return. Or should it be for instead of to?
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Is it ok to use the Frequent adverbs eg. always,often,usually,etc in past tense?

Is it OK to use the 'frequent' adverbs e.g. always, often, usually, etc. in the past tense? For example: She always went to park. She usually ate bananas.
0
votes
1answer
72 views

meaning of “the scale still hunched and human” and 3 other phrases

I am reading the book "Aloft" By ChangeRae Lee, and I have the questions of the following 3 phrases. be exactly in your own skin the scale still hunched and human putting on a serious buzz in a rope ...
2
votes
3answers
295 views

Should this reported speech use “was” or “had been” to convert “was”?

When you have a sentence in the direct speech talking about someone’s age such as “a producer discovered me when I was 13” How does it change into the reported speech? he said a producer had ...
0
votes
2answers
47 views

Would vs will in hypothetical situation

"I'm avoiding situations that will make me anxious"​ "I'm avoiding situations that would make me anxious"​ What is the difference between these two sentences?
0
votes
0answers
47 views

What would this line mean?

I'm currently reading this article, and a paragraph says, Johnson tweeted that the two sides had struck a “great new deal” and urged U.K. lawmakers to ratify it in a special session being held ...
1
vote
1answer
322 views

The second verb “BE” can be omitted after “AND”?

Can a second "BE" verb be omitted after "AND"? For example: This book IS good and IS composed of three chapters. Can the second "IS" be omitted?
0
votes
2answers
105 views

“as well” or “as well as” in the mentioned sentence?

Is it "as well" or "as well as" in the following sentence. If it is the latter, doesn't we need one more "as" after it? Those who impose this condition differ as to what sort or degree of access ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

What's the meaning of i.e.? [on hold]

So, I've noticed that when people write in English, they often use the notation 'i.e.' to give examples of something. But I don't know what does 'i.e.' stand for. Is it just to make examples and/or to ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

How can I make questions with “who” if there is a possessive pronoun in the answer?

What if the full sentence has a possessive pronoun in it and you have to ask the question with who? For example: --> Alex is eating his lunch. Would the question be "Who is eating his lunch?", would ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

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

Here's the context: This assumes that when a pair particle-antiparticle is created, a bias towards antiparticles being captured and particles escaping must exist. Otherwise, the mass of the ...
2
votes
2answers
418 views

“say” or “tell” in this context

Teacher: Who can say the multiplication table from 1 to 10. Or, Teacher: Who can tell me the multiplication table from 1 to 10. Which of the two sentences is more appropriate for a teacher to use ...

15 30 50 per page