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The way in which English is spoken, either formally or informally. As opposed to written usage.

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I am having trouble with this sentence: Your clothes are small size. Would it be correct if I changed it to either: 1) Your clothes are small-sized. (=adjective) 2) Your clothes are sma …
asked Jul 1 by The One
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I wonder should I precede the noun with the article 'a', but I don't think that is necessary? I put [a] new carpet on the floor. Reason: Carpet is a mass noun. Am I correct?
asked Jul 11 by The One
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I was doing my revision, and I found these sentences in the grammar book I was using: 1) I know that a spider is a type of arthropod that makes webs to trap and eat prey. 2) I know what you mean, bu …
asked Jun 28 by The One
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The book I'm using writes vegetable in a plural form. I don't think this is correct. Do you like strawberries or lettuce? No. I like neither fruit or vegetables. Should it be written as: …
asked Jul 2 by The One
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I stumbled upon a sentence in my reference book. It states that: It is a kind of insect. Is there any specific reason for the author to use that kind of sentence construction? Wouldn't be easie …
asked Jul 2 by The One
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I'm not sure about the following sentence-constructions: What kind of movie would you all like to watch? What kind of movie you all would like to watch? Which one is correct (and idiomati …
asked Jul 11 by The One
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My reference book gives me an example as follows: Here is some medicine. To me, it does not make sense since some implies things more than one; thus, should medicine becomes medicines? Having s …
asked Jul 2 by The One
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I always believe that the usage of so and too is different from each other: He is so busy until he is able to forget his problems. (=+ve sense) and another one He is too busy until he does n …
asked Jul 4 by The One
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My reference book gives me an example as follows: What loud thunder! Should it be written as: What a loud thunder!
asked Jul 2 by The One
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I argue that the following sentence is grammatically correct: Apart from a good student, he is a good son too. Wouldn't it better to say: Apart from being a good student, he is a good son too. …
asked Jul 3 by The One
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I always think that the best must be followed by a singular noun as follows: Dogs are the best pet. However, I found this while reading: Dogs are the best pets. Is this grammatically c …
asked Jul 10 by The One