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Topic: Squash
Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:31:09 PM
Thank you for your lengthy explanation.
Topic: Squash
Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 3:26:41 PM
Watermelons, pumpkins, but squash.

Why using squash for plural not squashes(although this is correct too)?

Who wants squash?

Topic: The safety
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:02:11 PM
Thank you.

Then when it is said "the most strange thing on earth", does "earth" mean something uncountable? What could that be?
Topic: The safety
Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 3:15:32 PM
1. We can swing to safety.
2. A spaceship on top of the building.
3. Spacemen ever to set foot on the roof.

Here why "safety, top, and foot" are not "the safety, the top, and the foot or feet or the feet"?
Topic: What's = what does
Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 12:55:55 AM
What's it all mean?

Is "what's" here "what does"? Is this the correct short form?
Topic: Live...would...
Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:37:59 PM
If you live 100 years, you would see the sun explode.

Here, "will" doesn't seem correct to me as the possiblity of the sun explosion is almost impossible within 100years.

Also "lived" doesn't sound correct as you are currently living.

So, the sentence is constructed that way. Does this make sense?
Topic: Tenses
Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:02:02 PM
Thank you, thar and Lotje for the valuable response.
Topic: Tenses
Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:20:50 AM
I'd like to ask about tenses in a story.

The story isn't written yet. And the basic idea is what if there was "Starwars episode "L"", what would happen.

Q. In what tense the story should go?

Example: 1. Present only - the ship come in to capture all the creatures on the planet. Jedi fights the enemy but fall to the ground, left with a big cut on his shoulder.

2. Would - the ship would come ... Jedi would fight ... but fall ...

3. Past tense - the ship came ... Jedi fought ... but fell ...


Q. What tense is proper for a this imagined story that questions "what would happen"?
Topic: Se met à sonner.
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:06:50 PM
Tout à coup, le téléphone se met à sonner.

---starts to ring

Why "à" is necessary before "sonner"? Isn't it a proposition? Why a proposition is required where English doesn't use?
Topic: If you would come
Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:51:33 PM
A boy rang my house bell and said, " I wanted to see if you would come."

What does "would" does he mean? Does it describe "uncertain future" or "maybe or maybe not" of uncertainty of his mind?
(Although they seem quite similar)

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