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Topic: A contrast
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:59:08 AM
We can use different words and phrases to highlight a contrast between two parts of a sentence. Some of these words and phrases are:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/course/intermediate/unit-25/tab/grammar
Please explain the use of indefinite article before "contrast". How do I see the countability in its meaning?
If it's countable, you can have more than one of that noun.
Topic: But
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:11:07 PM
It can be found in many types of food but is mainly a problem with unpasteurised milk, soft cheeses and chilled ready-to-eat snacks like pre-packed sandwiches.

https://news.sky.com/story/amp/spain-issues-international-alert-after-countrys-biggest-ever-listeria-outbreak-11790743

Please explain the use of coordinating conjunction "but" in "but is mainly..."
Topic: As
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:06:19 PM
A 90-year-old woman has been killed by the infection as the health ministry said it was checking another 523 suspected cases of listeriosis.

https://news.sky.com/story/amp/spain-issues-international-alert-after-countrys-biggest-ever-listeria-outbreak-11790743

Is "as" a conjunction in "as health ministry..." ? Which meaning of "as" is used here?
Topic: Is proving to be true
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:48:46 PM
Thanks
Topic: Is proving to be true
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:08:10 PM
What is a thesis statement?
An arguable opinion; the statement that an essay is proving to be true; a theory.
I saw the above on YouTube.
Please explain the use of the present continuous "is proving to be true" vs "proves to be true".
Is there any grammar rule in the above that warrants the infinitive "to be true"?
Topic: Which works
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:45:03 PM
Rituximab is a relatively new medicine which works on the immune system.
https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/medical-information/medicines-information/rituximab-chronic-inflammatory-conditions
Is "which works..." a non-defining relative clause modifying the noun "medicine"?
Would "that" be equally correct in place of "which" here?
Topic: Embodiments
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:57:17 AM
Thanks
Topic: Being made
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:58:12 AM
Thanks. So "being made" is passive not present participle construction?
Topic: Being remanded
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:44:01 AM
Jed Foster leaves court in handcuffs after being remanded in court yesterday.
I read the above in Metro.
I understand that we need a noun as an object of a preposition but why do we need "being"?

Topic: Being made
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:23:49 AM
Comet: Like asteroids, a comet orbits the Sun. However rather than being made mostly of rock, a comet contains lots of ice and gas, which can result in amazing tails forming behind them (thanks to the ice and dust vapourising)
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9758368/nasa-giant-asteroid-alert-skim-earth/amp
Please explain the grammatical form and function of "being made". Why can't we just use than made...?(present simple)
What does "which" refer to here? Comet?

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