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Topic: causy?
Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 4:25:10 AM
Hi friends,

Could you please see the word 'causy' in the below sentence. I cannot fine it meaning in the dictionaries. Can anyone let me know its meaning?

"You don't find it a nuisance, being cut off by the tide? John said.
I shook my head. W the locals call it the 'causy'. It's what makes the island unique.

Thank you
Topic: to good use?
Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 11:44:19 AM
Oh! Thank you very much for your explanation, Mr Thar. I am really clear now.
Topic: to good use?
Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 7:19:46 AM
Hi friends,

I get confused with the bold sentence:-

He is not the only one who make an effort when it comes to clothes. I put my contacts in second-hand designer wear to good use, sourcing the vintage style that had appealed to me since my late teens.

Can I rewrite it like this: I put my contact to good use by put it in second-hand designer wear.
If my option is in correct, could you please advice the correct one.

Thank you
Topic: what does this word mean?
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 12:13:56 PM
Hi friend,

I read a short story which was translated from Slovak to English and found this word "Moonmaiden"

Does anyone know its meaning in English?

If my guess is correct, the word in Slovak is Mesačnica

The below is part of the short story:-

She gets up and quietly tiptoes across the room to get the mirror.
She picks it up and immerses her face in the light. It is yellowish-white, with a touch of silver. Her wrinkles are gone, her moles and spots, too.
Her face is smooth and translucent. Perfect. Like the skull of a skeleton. She bares her teeth and wags her tongue.
"Moonmaiden," says Marta. The woman in the mirror says so too.
The moon takes another leap, rolls over and along like an orange ball on the black carpet.
The light falls on the wall and licks the picture.

Thank you.
Topic: Why isn't "s" added in this sentence?
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:31:28 PM

Hi friends,

I read a newspaper this morning and found the below sentence with curiosity.

Liu He, a vice premier overseeing economics and finance, told a group of officials Thursday that
Beijing had rejected a U.S. request to stop subsidizing industries related to its “ Made in China 2025” initiative, the person said.

Could anyone explain that why there is no 's' after 'request'? I understand that U.S. is singular, 's' should be added?

Topic: what word is suitable for this sentence?
Posted: Sunday, April 8, 2018 10:16:43 PM
Thank you very much.
Topic: what does this sentence mean?
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 10:37:56 PM
Ashwin Joshi wrote:
The morning air off Mojave in the winter is as clean as you will ever breath in Los Angles.

Shouldn't the bold word be 'breathe'?

Oh, yes, you are right, Ashwin. Thank you for correcting.
Topic: what word is suitable for this sentence?
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 10:34:38 PM
Hi friend,

Could you please let me know what word should be filled in this sentence:-

You have loved her, haven't you? Don't.......... (don't accept what you are doing or thinking)

What is the best word describing that the guy don't accept his true feeling?

Thank you.
Topic: Question about 'Jail'
Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:26:28 PM
Thank you both of you. I get it now.
Topic: Question about 'Jail'
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:12:18 PM
Hi friends,

In a novel, it said :-

He has a storefront office on Van Nuys Boulevard a block from the civic center. His telephone number can been seen from the high-power wing on the third floor of the jail.

Could you please let me know what is "the high-power wing"? Is it a jail for executed inmate? Is it a solitary confinement on the third floor?

Thank you

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