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Topic: (There he is) vs (There is he)
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 2:30:56 PM
Are ''There he is'' and ''There is he'' in the same meaning?

is ''There is he'' or ''There is Jack'' grammatically correct structure?
Topic: ''Yet'' in affirmitive questions?
Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2018 8:44:38 AM
Thanks for the replies
Topic: ''Yet'' in affirmitive questions?
Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2018 3:51:49 AM
I am searching information for 2 days about the subject(''yet'' in affirmitive questions), and I found an explanation at Cambridge Grammar

webpage.

The explanation is ;

When we use ''yet'' in an affirmative question, it shows that the speaker is expecting something to happen:

A)İs he home yet? (I expect that he will be home at some point.)

B)Has your passport arrived yet? (I expect that your passport will arrive in the post.)

But I have confusion about this explanation.

Are not these sentences supposed to mean;

A)İs he home yet?..................I expect that he has already been at home.

B)Has your passport arrived yet?....I expect that your passport has arrived in the post.
Topic: ''Yet'' in affirmitive questions?
Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2018 3:24:27 PM
What is the function of ''Yet'' in affirmitive questions?

A)Have you eaten yet?

B)Have you eaten?

What is the difference between sentence a and sentence b in the meaning? (The function of yet )
Topic: ''Advise against'' vs ''Advise not to''
Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 5:16:47 AM
Thanks for your reply
Topic: ''Advise against'' vs ''Advise not to''
Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:33:22 AM
İt is possible to make a sentence, in which ''Advise'' is used as a verb, negative by either way with ''against'' or ''not to''.

Which one is mostly preferred by native speakers?

A)I'd advise you against saying anything to the press.

B)I'd advise you not to say anything to the press.

Which one is more natural?
Topic: For ullas84 - subjunctive.
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:55:48 AM
Thank you for your reply
Topic: Subjunctive mood_ Were vs be
Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 6:23:26 PM
Subjunctive mood can be made by ''were'' and ''be''

E.g

a)İt is important that they be aware of the provisions of the act.

b)Sally wishes she were taller.

İs it possible to make sentence b in this way;

Sally wishes she be taller(as in sentence a)

if yes, İs there any difference in meaning between (Sally wishes she be taller) and (Sally wishes she were taller)

?
Topic: were+to+v1 meaning?
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:30:49 AM
thar wrote:
It is a way of forming a conditional.

It is a better way of saying

if sun hits your eyes

because it makes it a hypothetical possibility - unreal.

If the sun were to hit your eyes

or the other way of saying it,


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If ''If the sun were to '' is a hypotethical possibility ,unreal

it means that ''if the sun were to hit anywhere near your eyes then your glasses would reflect it.___________İf+something+were to+ ..........,something +would..............

'' is similar to ''if the sun hit anywhere near your eyes then your glasses would reflect it'' ___________İf+something+past tense...........,something +would............

but you mentioned above that ''It is a better way of saying if sun hits your eyes'' ______________________________________İf+ smthng +do ....................,something +will............

is ''were to'' more similar to conditional 1 (If you do ..., I will) or conditional 2 (İf I did , you would) ?
Topic: were+to+v1 meaning?
Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 4:01:32 PM
While I was watching a video on a prank channel on Youtube,_Awkward compliments prank

I have heard that sentence;

İf the sun were to hit anywhere near your eyes then your glasses would reflect it.

İf the sun were to hit.........

What is the function/ meaning of (were+to+v1) structure in that sentence?

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