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Topic: be (as) green as a gooseberry
Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 1:03:11 PM
Boo hoo!


IDK, If what I am saying is right, but I am saying it anyways for the sake of saying it.


‘such a case might be within the purview of the legislation’ Boo hoo!


Such a lovely word "purview"
Topic: grotesque
Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 12:40:56 PM

Examples with the word of the day




‘Turning on the Admiral, her face twisted into a grotesque mask of furor and grief.’
‘Poverty is ugly and the most grotesque form of slavery.’
‘The latter piece, rather grotesque and humorous, will probably never become popular.’


Boo hoo!
Topic: Language
Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 12:38:12 PM
Yesterday, a friend who is studying English and currently is in a very basic level asked me a question.

"How many words are we supposed to know to be considered a good English speaker?"


I didn't answer him as I am also studying English. I'd like to know if you could give me an answer to that.


Boo hoo!
Topic: There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:25:04 AM
Boo hoo!

Of course, he is entirely right!!!
Topic: As
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:19:33 AM
Boo hoo!


ellipsis (ɪˈlɪpsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)


1. (Grammar) Also called: eclipsis omission of parts of a word or sentence



She is not as smart as her sister.

She is not smart as her sister is.


Both fine?
Ite, maledicti, in ignem aeternum!


Your sentences doesn't have to have the verb is because of ellipsis. This is something that happens very often in grammar.


Topic: According to my partner and I, we think...
Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 9:25:29 AM
BobShilling wrote:
Neither is correct.

We use 'according to' to report what others have said or written. It is not followed by 'me' or 'us'.





But,


accord′ing to`
prep.

1. in agreement or accord with: according to his judgment.
2. consistent with; contingent on or in proportion to: to be charged according to one's ability to pay.
3. on the authority of; as stated or reported by: According to her, they have gone.
[1350–1400]

I am a little confused now.
Topic: According to my partner and I, we think...
Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 8:10:19 AM
Hello, respected teachers,


the other day I came across this "According to my partner and I, we think that the other is correct."

I think it shouldn't be according to my partner and I, but according to my partner and me.



Could you let me know which one is correct?



Regards,
Topic: even can focus on a negative
Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:38:28 PM
Rarely will he accept criticism, and at times he won't even listen.

Why not he even won't listen?


What is the difference between he won't even listen and he even won't listen?



Regards,
Topic: layperson
Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 9:28:06 AM
dissemble(v)

I am a very honest man; I don't need to dissemble.

Everytime a politician speaks, you know, they're dissembling.


Boo hoo!
Topic: bestir
Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 9:45:43 AM
Boo hoo!

‘I might even bestir myself to buy an actual paper copy of the Indy to see.’

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