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User Name: Niranjan L. Bhale
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Topic: neither - pronunciation
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 7:10:15 AM
Romany wrote:

And, of course, the same applies to the pronunciation of "either".

Yes, I completely agree with you.
Topic: If no drainage, the road will flood if raining
Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 5:09:58 AM
bihunsedap wrote:
"What are these use?" my son pointed the drainage and asked me.
"These are drainage. If no drainage, the road will flood if raining." I told him.

How do I explaint it to my son clearly the function of drainage?

The rainwater is channeled to the openings further leading to pipes.The draining of the water prevents floods.
Topic: A woman who...
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 4:00:00 AM
Amybal wrote:
Hi, do you see anything grammatically wrong in these sentences?

Short summary
A woman who is haunted by horrible nightmares discovers a horrifying truth during her visit to her grandma's house.

Long summary
Aom suffers from horrible nightmares that can't be explained. She gets sicker and weaker every time she has them. While visiting her grandmother, who looks more dead than alive, she finds out that the 80-year-old woman is hosting and feeding a ghost. Aom realises that she is destined to meet the same fate.

No, I do not find any grammatical error.
Topic: Meaning of "hypercorrect"
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 6:30:35 AM
Orson Burleigh wrote:
Koh Elaine wrote:
If a person's command of English is not strong enough, and if he makes a couple of errors when editing an essay, can it be said he has hypercorrected, since he strongly believes that his amendments are, beyond any doubt, correct.


If erroneous corrections have been made during editing, they should by considered miscorrection rather the hypercorrection: hypercorrection is characterized by excessive fastidiousness rather than by simple error.

There is considerable gray/grey area here: English is burdened with a number so-called rules which have been promulgated so-called experts who thought that English grammar and usage should conform to the grammar of other languages, particularly that of Latin; or that colloquial English was less than elegant and that it needed refining. This is not, of course, to advocate the flouting of style guidelines developed and issued by a publisher or by a specific institution. A writer or editor should conform to appropriate established house style.

I agree. It is a very critical as and meticulous correction.
Topic: feedback
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 6:28:16 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
" Feedback" is a noun. Can I use "feed back" as a verb form. If not, what word/words should I use?


Usually it is used as " to collect a feedback"

Topic: Is "although" used correctly?
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 6:26:25 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
The workers who were clearing the drain had left for home although the drain was still flooded.

Is "although" used correctly?

even though seems to be a better choice
Topic: Is the comma needed?
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 2:28:08 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
I was enchanted with the Singapore system. And ultimately, it was Raffles Institution, [name of the school] which gave me the first glimpse of it. I was going to be someone important.

Is the comma after "Institution" optional?


Yes it is needed.
Topic: Word for room for testing
Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 3:48:25 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
Is there a term for a room for resting with the word "room" included?


Restroom is the room where one can rest.
Topic: way of giving insulin
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 4:03:18 AM
Good stuff. Thanks.
Topic: Markings or Marks
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 4:01:09 AM
Joe Kim wrote:
You see some zig zag markings on a surface.

Would you call them markings or marks?

Use of Markings is justified as opposed to marks.

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