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Topic: Font change?
Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:38:37 AM
yummyspringroll wrote:
Is it just me or the font in the dictionary has changed???
I don't know what the font name was but when I looked up words this morning the font was still sans serif, and when I checked just now it's already changed into serif, like the font that appear as we type a post in this forum (which changes into sans serif once the post is submitted, or seen in the preview).
Is it just me?

update: apparently it was just me. It's back to normal now, hahaa. Maybe it was my slow internet connection or something.
Topic: help cleaning
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:20:39 PM
Ash_Lingua wrote:

Hi, Joe,

In your sentence, "why can you help cleaning the place?"

Since 'why' implies that you are looking for a reason the person is not helping you, you might speak in the negative:

"why can't you help with cleaning the place?"

can't can also be replaced with won't or don't; in everyday speech, these are short for cannot, will not, and do not, which in the long form would sound unnatural.

"why can't you help me to clean the place?"

or the positive:

"will you help me to clean the place?"

I hope this helps!
Topic: help cleaning
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:19:28 PM
thar wrote:
It doesn't usually make sense to ask why someone can help you. Sometimes there is a reason why someone can't help you. But if they can help you, it is because they can help you!
As Ash said, there is no reason if there is no problem.

So I will show my examples in other sentences.

I think you are confusing two different forms. You need to look at when 'help' is a noun, and when it is a verb.

It makes the structure of the sentence completely different.

The verb 'to help' can be followed by a clause, with a bare infinitive.

Can you help?
Can you help me?
Can you help me clean this?

Or you can have a different verb. Eg - to need.
Here ''help' is a noun.
The object phrase is noun + present participle.

I need food.
I need help.
I need help [with]cleaning this.

I think you are trying to mix the two forms together, but they are completely different.

Topic: A new word for me: EGGHORN
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:17:56 PM
good one again, cheers!
Topic: R.I.P. Henry Heimlich
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:16:21 PM
TheParser wrote:
Mr. Heimlich, the inventor of a way to prevent people from choking to death, has just died at the age of 96.

In reading about him, I learned that his method saved Ronald Reagan in 1976. At that time, Mr. Reagan was in a political campaign. Aboard his plane, he started choking on some peanuts.
An aide used the Heimlich Maneuver to save his life.

A few years ago, an airplane passenger was choking. There was a doctor aboard, but he did not use the Heimlich Maneuver. Nor he did use a small knife to make a cut in the exact right spot to allow breathing. The passenger died.

Topic: association game
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:11:02 PM
kylie_brooks wrote:
Name a word that is alike with the one above it,
First Word:Tree

Good Luck Dancing
Topic: Collective Adjectives
Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 9:30:45 PM
Daemon wrote:
Collective Adjectives

Collective adjectives are nominal adjectives (adjectives that act as nouns) used to refer to a group of people based on a characteristic that they share. What are some common collective adjectives? More...

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