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Topic: away relates to time not distance??
Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 7:24:02 AM
Are you certain those were native-English speakers? They gave you bad information.
Topic: One-to-one
Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 10:06:21 AM
Yes, the tutoring is one-on-one. I just wanted to mention that the meeting you have with your supervisor/boss/manager is a one-on-one.

Oh, and one-to-one is most often heard in the phrase "one-to-one correspondence".

Topic: Grammar
Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 10:04:23 AM
Quick question: Are these intended to be complete sentences?
Topic: Punctuation
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 4:13:52 PM
The sentence with the commas is correct because the information between the commas is not critical to the meaning of the sentence. Plus, it improves the readability of the sentence -- which should not be taken lightly.
Topic: The Bisbee Deportation (1917)
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 3:40:40 PM
Regarding this sentence in the intro to the article today: They were brought to a baseball field, loaded onto a cattle train, and taken 16 hours through the desert.

No, they were not "brought" to the baseball field -- they were "taken" to the baseball field...

Topic: Skip
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:12:15 PM
Perhaps the question needs to be changed to "What is her reward for eating her peas?"

Some people may break out in hives if they eat their peas, which would be a valid selection with the question worded the way it is.
Topic: prior appointment
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 1:56:17 PM
And, no, you DO NOT need to explain to anyone why you are declining an invitation. No detail is necessary.
Topic: How is your job?
Posted: Monday, July 2, 2018 8:04:50 AM
They're the same.
Topic: Verb form after that
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:09:55 PM
IF core refers to a group of people, it is still a single unit -- and it is singular. "There is the core that does everything."
If you are bent on using a plural form, then change it to "There is the core volunteers who does everything." And at that point, people are "who"; and things are "that". "There are the volunteers who do everything."
Topic: "cut the grass" or "mow the lawn"?
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:05:27 PM
Neither expression is wrong.
Gentle reminder that there are may ways to deliver the same message. Sometimes people use the expressions they heard when growing up. Sometimes they use expressions they picked up from other people outside the home, such as work and school. Sometimes, heaven forbid, people simply use their own words. None of it is wrong (unless you introduce grammar issues, of course).

Did anyone mention "trimming the lawn"? Some will consider that to be mowing in general; others will say it is doing the edging, the cleanup that the mower can't get on its own.

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