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Topic: The principal thing in this world is to keep one's soul aloft.
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 9:31:24 AM
"When your balls end up matrix-style floating in the air."
According to the Urban Dictionary, it is not just your soul that can go aloft.
Topic: Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:00:34 PM
Bully_rus wrote:
Daemon wrote:
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Jerome%2c+Jerome+Klapka (1859-1927)


Yeah. The only problem with stolen things is that you can’t steal it twice...
Why not? That is really the very essence of Carnival!
Topic: Who are these for?
Posted: Friday, March 1, 2019 8:47:26 PM
bihunsedap wrote:
She made some dolls for her classmate.
"Who are these for?" her mother asked her. She wanted to know she is going to give them to whom.

Does it sound grammatically correct?

A dangling preposition like that is a real challenge for beginners.
What are you waiting for? You've got to adapt yourself, LOL. English is really a lovely and rich language, no matter what.
Topic: A squash and a squeeze
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:09:42 PM
Hi there, I believe she is using the nouns "squash": There are over two hundred people coming to the party so it might be a bit of a squash, as in this example, and squeeze, not the verbs, so the indefinite article makes all the sense. By the way, there are songs and cartoons on YouTube about this book, worth a peek!
Topic: Chemical building block
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:40:32 PM
Jigneshbharati wrote:
Levodopa is a chemical building-block that your body converts into dopamine.

https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/levodopa
Is "chemical building block" an adjective (chemical) plus a noun phrase (building block)?
But yes indeed! Levodopa is a brick on the metabolic synthesis of dopamine or, as it goes, "a chemical building block". In fact, the most important one. Or you can take an "agonist", which is no longer a precursor of dopamine, but a medication that acts at its chemical site and activates it in a similar way.
Topic: Planet Football VS. Football Planet (NN phrase)
Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:59:08 PM
Applause
thar wrote:
Because English (like any language) is not that simple.

Yes, adjectives come before a noun.

This is a football planet.

But when you want to add meaning, you can play with the word order. One of the ways you can do that is to use a different word order, which is probably in English because you use that word order in French. So you see adjectives after the noun in poetic writing, or you can see it where adjective + noun is used as a name.

eg, what used to be the Amateur Swimming Association was renamed as Swim England. Grammatically, that makes no sense, but as a name it is fine.

By calling something Planet Football, you change the word order around and don't use an article.

There are always different ways of saying things that play with the complexities of a language. It has nothing to do with the normal grammar you use in normal communications.
Well, that was quite enlightening to me. Thank you!
Topic: super creative task
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:04:27 PM
brackets
Brackets ( [ ] ), sometimes known as square brackets, are similar to parentheses in that they are used to contain information that does not impact the overall grammatical structure of the sentence. However, rather than indicating information that is supplemental or incidental, brackets are usually used within quoted speech to indicate that a writer has added material to the quotation to provide clarifying or explanatory information.
Topic: Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised,...
Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019 12:06:04 PM
Adyl Mouhei wrote:
Beauty is only skin deep. If we can go further; that is beyond what is perceptible, then we can take our understanding of beauty to a superior level.
Applause If someone truely loves you they’ll see your beauty inside of you.
Topic: What the general name for these kind of seeds?
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 3:38:54 PM
Idiom: off/out of (one's) gourd (Slang): Very foolish; crazy. Are you all out of your gourd?

Are you out of your mind? If you look for "gourd pictures" you'll find out what I mean: there are plenty of varieties, most of them unedible. We actually use them a lot around here to make a cuia, cabaça or calabaza: and drink "mate", "tererê" or "chimarrão" on them, all variants of an infusion of Ilex paraguariensis. That's the gaucho's way from Argentina, Uruguai, Paraguai and south of Brazil.
Topic: endorse
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:23:23 PM
Atatürk wrote:
We estimated that it was about one fifth, and this was endorsed by looking at large-scale usage maps in the town land survey office- 24% to be precise.

Is the "endorse" really apt in the given sentence?


Cambridge Dictionary says it means "to make a public statement of your approval or support for something or someone".

I don't see any "public statement" as such in the given sentence! Did the act of looking at the large scale maps declare that publicly? Just weird!
Other dictionaries, including TFDF explain:
to back, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support
approve, O.K., okay, sanction
So. I would endorse that! Or aprove! Or support! Whatever! KInd regards!

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