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Topic: Is ‘thereafter’ correctly used?
Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 3:08:09 AM
Look at the following edit;

After the operation to remove the lump in my breast, I was bedridden for the next couple of days. I returned to school thereafter only.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: S plural
Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2019 12:56:37 PM
The plural of fruit is, of course, fruits - IF you are talking about a collection of more than one KIND of fruit (for instance, apples, oranges and pears).

However, if you are talking about a large number of all the same sort of fruit (a pile of apples) then one of the apples is a fruit, and all of the apples together are also ‘fruit’.

‘Fruit’ is - or sometime is - a collective noun.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: Is '10- or 20-years' correct?
Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2019 12:52:18 PM
Not much difference in may or might.
It suggests possibility.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: Are the phrase and word correctly used?
Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2019 12:48:47 PM
Bedridden is also used for a patient who has been advised by the doctor to stay in bed for fast or easy recovery of disease.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: Is 'being retrieved' correctly used?
Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2019 12:43:24 PM
Extrication ( disengage, disentangle, free, liberate, release, untangle. Words Related to extricate.) is better word as far as language is concerned.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: taking a shower v showering
Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2019 12:35:30 PM
Taking a shower is right.
While showering gives a hint that you were showering somebody else.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: Rephrasing
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 1:12:18 AM
NKM wrote


Thus the sentence should be something like:
 He will appear in court on Wednesday (May 29) on a charge of committing an obscene act in a public place.
IMO that's right.

The second sentence should be

If convicted, he may face up to three months' in jail and a fine.




Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: Abbreviation
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 1:03:10 AM
Its akin to

Dot your 'i's and cross your 't's.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: Do Black Holes die?
Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2019 11:36:03 AM
Every poster is right as on date.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: Overweight
Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2019 11:26:10 AM
'More' is redundant here. My opinion.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.

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