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Topic: Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40 CE)
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:18:55 AM
For those who got to know Bath, that period must have been splendid and glorious for the island.
Topic: I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and...

Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:54:23 PM
Shhh well/ that was really interesting, except for my trunk. Said the young elephant.
Daemon wrote:
(They taught me all I knew);Their names are What and Why and WhenAnd How and Where and Who.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Topic: To build up patterns of
Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 6:09:38 PM
I would like to enlighten more with TFD:
build up
1. To develop or increase in stages or by degrees: built up the business; building up my endurance for the marathon.
2. To accumulate or collect: sediment building up on the ocean floor.
3. To bolster: build up the product with a massive ad campaign; built up my hopes after the interview.
4. To fill up (an area) with buildings.
It sems to be that to construct would be the ideal term to replace this phrasal verb, if you wanted.
Topic: The 6th grade bully
Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:44:55 PM
Much better
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!

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