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Topic: He pee on his pants.
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 5:48:05 AM
Also, peed on his pants suggests that he took them off first! d'oh!
Topic: He pee on his pants.
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 5:26:25 AM
But not he pee. It has to be he pees or he peed.
Topic: Embarrassing Mispronunciations
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 7:03:57 AM
I once knew someone who, when seeing a wonderful view, always described it as a 'beautiful panamora'.
Topic: questions
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 6:33:09 AM
Question 1: In this case, can I replace 'pull off' with 'take off'? If not, what's the difference between 'pull off' and 'take off'?
To pull off the shirt means take it off very quickly, not caring if he rips it or tears off buttons.

Question 2: In this case, what's the meaning of 'to the south'?
If he goes south from where he is, the next town he comes to will be Motton.

Question 3: Help. Thank God for help. --- Help who?
Help here is a noun meaning assistance. He needed help to deal with the emergency.


I am an editor, not a teacher.

Topic: putting up
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 4:29:35 AM
I agree with you. I have not seen 'putting up' used in that way.
Topic: for keeping the documents
Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:44:35 AM
Can one say
a. The box near your desk is so that you can keep the documents you need close-by.

b. The box near your desk is for keeping the documents you need close-by.

c. The box near your desk is so to keep the documents you need close-by.

d. The box near your desk is for you to keep the documents you need close-by.

?

(b) and (d) are fine.

(a) would be OK in casual conversation, but can be improved by inserting 'there':
The box near your desk is there so that you can keep the documents you need close-by.

(c) just seems wrong to a native speaker of English. It can be fixed by deleting 'so':
The box near your desk is to keep the documents you need close-by.

(I'm an editor, not a teacher.)



Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COMES IN UPCOMING WORDS
Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:57:04 AM
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Topic: Is the colon after 'are' required?
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 6:40:45 AM
Well, you can't simply take it out. You could possibly use a dash instead, but I think a colon is better.
Topic: very sure or very certain ....
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 6:34:03 AM
If you're certain of something, you know it is true. So 'very certain' is not really correct. But people often add the 'very' for emphasis, not to indicate a greater degree of certainty.
Topic: other way?
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 6:13:51 AM
I'm having trouble with understanding this sentence: "All who now refer to it distinguish it from at least one other way that we deal with, digest, and use our mental experience."

Especially, "at least one other way" confuses me.

Could someone explain this sentence's meaning to me?


'at least one' just means 'one or more'

So they distinguish it it one way, but they might distinguish it in more than one way.

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