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Topic: which one of you do/does, have/has
Posted: Monday, February 4, 2019 6:20:54 AM
Thar, Drag0nspeaker, thank you very much!! You’re my heroes! ❤️
I have no words how to describe how grateful I am for your help!!
Thank you so much for these great full explanations!

It’s perfectly clear for me now.

P.S. There’s a misprint in the title 🤪. It should be “which of you”.
Topic: which one of you do/does, have/has
Posted: Monday, February 4, 2019 1:08:12 AM
Hello!

I have a question about the following sentence from my book.

- Which of you (to read) English books?

I presume it's either present simple or present perfect (though it doesn't contain "ever").

The question is about the verb - should it be "Which of you DO/HAVE" or "Which of you DOES/HAS".

And which tense would you use?

Thank you in advance!
Topic: song lyrics - somebody that I used to know (have smb doing smth)
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:45:32 AM
Thanks a lot!!!!))
Topic: song lyrics - somebody that I used to know (have smb doing smth)
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 7:05:00 AM
Thank you very much, Romany!

Is this construction the same as "have somebody DO smth"? is there any difference?
Topic: song lyrics - somebody that I used to know (have smb doing smth)
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 5:52:24 AM
Hello!

There is a line in the song "Somebody I used to know" by Gotye:

"Had me believing it was always something that I'd done"

I know the construction "have somebody do smth" which means "to ask/or to make somebody do smth".
Though I don't understand why it's "believing", not "believe". Especially taking into account that "believe" is a stative verb.

Does this construction really exist or is it just used for a better rhyme?

Thank you in advance.
Topic: which phrase sounds the most natural
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:24:53 AM
Thank you very much, FounDit!


Sanmayce, I totally got your idea! Thank you!
Actually, there are two types of Алёна nowadays. In the majority of cases it exists now as an independant full name. But there are cases (like mine) when it is considered to be only one of the forms of Елена. So my full name is Elena - exactly as it is described in the articles you provided.

My elder brother named me because he wanted to have a sister "Алёнушка" (one more informal form). He named me after the famous Russian folklor character called "sister Alyonushka". But parents decided to register me as "Елена" cause the fullest form of the name would be in this case Елена Александровна (Aleksandrovna). And it sounds better than Алёна Александровна (according to them)))

That's the story.
Topic: which phrase sounds the most natural
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 3:18:22 AM
Thank you very much, Sanmayce!))
Especially for the "Алёничка Солнышко" part though it's Алёночка but anyway it's extremely sweet!)))
Topic: which phrase sounds the most natural
Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 3:00:11 PM
Well, first of all thank you for the answers!))

It's quite difficult to explain this idea in another language but I'll try))

What I want to say is:

It's easy to say "thank you" when someone helps you and as far as it's easy you have to do it! You should be polite.
And it isn't any harder to help somebody and get his "thank you". So you have to do something for other people, to help them and in return they will say "thank you.

Here it is in Russian:

Несложно сказать "спасибо", если тебе кто-то помог. И не чуть не сложнее помочь другому, чтобы тот в свою очередь сказал "спасибо" тебе.


I'm not sure if it's more understandable now 😀

Speaking about punctuation, I have to say, that the rules in my native language and in English are sooooo different. Look at the previous sentence and you'll understand. As in Russian we have a very strict and difficult punctuation "system" I don't really get how you guys put commas in sentences)) 😩
For example, in Russian you ALWAYS have to put commas before the word "but")

Topic: which phrase sounds the most natural
Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 10:12:14 AM
Hello!

Which of these phrases sounds the most natural to you? (If any)
How would you express this idea?


It’s not difficult to help somebody for him to say “thank you”.
It’s not difficult to help somebody to make him say “thank you”.
It’s not difficult to help somebody to hear him say “thank you”.


Thank you in advance!
Topic: Phrases describing “rain”
Posted: Sunday, October 7, 2018 2:16:24 PM
Thank you, BobShilling!

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