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Topic: Has been
Posted: Monday, April 1, 2019 10:48:27 PM
There has always been one point in the three games where we haven't been a better team. Losing the first three games you probably would say we can't (take positives), but we are trying to and there is no point in looking back...Because if we lose 4-5, it's going to be really tough to come back from that'
I read the above at rediff.com (cricket)
Please explain the use of the present perfect "has always been one point" and "haven't been a better team".
Topic: Especially with
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 9:24:01 AM
Thanks a lot!
Topic: a short delay "to vs of vs" in Brexit
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 9:22:49 AM
Thanks
Topic: Especially with
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 3:58:18 AM
The story is set in the southern US state of Alabama and is about a white lawyer, Atticus Finch, who defends an African-American man who has been charged with the rape of a white woman. The story deals with racial prejudice, and especially with the effect it has on children.
https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/to-kill-a-mockingbird
What is the grammatical form and function of "especially" and "with" here?
Is "with" in "especially with" connected to the verb "deal"?
Topic: a short delay "to vs of vs" in Brexit
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 3:54:47 AM
Thanks. What about the first "destination" if you consider as a final state?
Would "delay in Brexit" be equally correct and fit here without changing the intended meaning?
Topic: a short delay "to vs of vs" in Brexit
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:47:20 PM
Use TO In These Cases:

Destination
“We’re going to Paris.”
What time it is
“It’s a quarter to 2.”
Distance
“It’s about ten miles from my house to the university.”
Comparing
“I prefer sleeping to working.”
Giving
“I gave the book to my sister.”
Motive/Reason – with verb
“I came here to see you.”
https://www.espressoenglish.net/difference-between-to-and-for/
Which use or meaning of "to" from the above fit in "delay to Brexit"? Why can't we use preposition "in" in "delay in Brexit"?
Topic: Are spending vs they spend
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 4:15:09 AM
We want to give everyone more control over the time they're spending on Facebook.

I read the above in The Metro.
Please explain the use of the present continuous "they're spending" vs "they spend" in the context
Topic: a short delay "to vs of vs" in Brexit
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:50:00 AM
It came as the EU said it would back a short delay to Brexit- if MPs finally vote in favour of Theresa May's deal next week.
I read the above in The Metro newspaper.
Please explain the use of the preposition "to" in "delay to Brexit" vs "delay of Brexit" vs "delay in Brexit".

Is "delay" a countable noun as they have used an indefinite article "a short delay"?
Topic: That of the publisher
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:19:03 AM
The Other Side of the Argument
As with anything , there are two sides to this argument. That of the publisher. And that of the reader
https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-tips-and-writing-advice/exclamation-marks.php

https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-tips-and-writing-advice/exclamation-marks.php
Please explain the grammatical form and function of "that" in " that of the publisher and that of the reader ".
Topic: That of the publisher
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:19:01 AM
The Other Side of the Argument
As with anything , there are two sides to this argument. That of the publisher. And that of the reader
https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-tips-and-writing-advice/exclamation-marks.php

https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-tips-and-writing-advice/exclamation-marks.php
Please explain the grammatical form and function of "that" in " that of the publisher and that of the reader ".

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