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Topic: as of last next Monday
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 10:58:49 PM
Do they work for you? 1 2 3 4?

I will have been working here for 1 month as of next Monday (standard)

1) I have been working here for 1 month, as of next Monday.

2) I have been working here for 1 month, come next Monday.


I had have working here for 1 month as of last Monday (standard)
3) I have been working here for 1 month, as of last Monday.
4) I have been working here for 1 month, last Monday.
Topic: derogatory derogative
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 2:10:46 PM
What is the difference between them?

1 derogatory derogative
2 compulsory compulsive
Topic: past perfect
Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:05:29 PM
Is this possible?

Yesterday they had been fixing their car for a fortnight.


Which is supposed to mean that they started fixing the car 15 days ago.
Topic: Does it make sense?
Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:49:08 AM
Correct or not?

Only a few people would do it of one of whom I am.
Topic: SOMEWHEN
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 1:03:42 AM
Do you use this word? SOMEWHEN.

Every woman has done it somewhen in her life.

or would you rather go with

Every woman has done it at some time in her life.
Topic: Look sleepy
Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 7:25:48 AM
I see your point, Romany! But when I say: "You look as though you have been asleep" it means that I ONLY think that the person has been asleep. I may be wrong. Maybe the person hasn't been asleep. That's why I decided to make sure and hear the person's answer.

You look as though you have been asleep. Have you been asleep?

No?
Topic: Look sleepy
Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:37:29 AM
Thank you! Very useful. A few follow-ups.

1 Oh... You look half-asleep! Have you been asleep?
2 Oh... You look half-asleep! Were you asleep?

I think 1 is good and I have some reservations for 2. How does it sound to you?




3 Were you asleep before I came? (Apparently OK) How about:

4 Had you been asleep before I came?

Topic: Sentence
Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:43:20 PM
Yes, integration.
Topic: Sentence
Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 3:06:19 PM
How do you find these sentences? Idiomatic or not?

1 IF there is an integration, we will see where it goes.

2 IF an integration takes place, we will see where it goes.
Topic: sound well
Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 12:52:47 AM
Thank you Thar! It is very interesting and from the point of view of a Russian speaker whose first language is Russian this logic doesn't work in Russian at all, that's why it's really hard to see the point. We never say:

Something sounds GOOD. WHY?

Because the question to this statement is "How does it sound?". "How" requires an adverb not an adjective. Hence it's always WELL in Russian.

Another point which is very illogical to me as well is this: "and 'it sounds' is solely a perception of hearing."

If I perceive something by hearing then that SOMETHING must produce sound, hence, if I can hear a guitar sound I think it's not only my perception it's also the guitar's sounding. If you don't take into account the guitar's sounding then it's more like hallucination. I Understand that "The guitar sounds good" means "I can hear good sound produced by the guitar but guitar itself doesn't sound". It's really very interesting and shows how diffirently different languages and people perceive the world.

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