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Topic: Daytime
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:42:13 AM
Thank you, thar.

Would you please answer my exact question?

Advice and classroom hints are one thing, grammar rules are another. Michael Lewis (1986)
Topic: Predicative
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:39:28 AM
Thanks for noticing that.
I just enter the initial letters and choose what the keypad on my phone suggests. It's not very good with grammar terms, I see.


Advice and classroom hints are one thing, grammar rules are another. Michael Lewis (1986)
Topic: Proper tense
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:20:44 AM
The train ....... the station for an hour.

A. won't be leaving
B. won't have left
C. won't be left
D. won't have been leaving

I have doubt between A and D.



Advice and classroom hints are one thing, grammar rules are another. Michael Lewis (1986)
Topic: Tense confusion.
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:07:29 AM
Do all the following mean the same?

I'm taking the day off on the first of April.

I take the day off on the first of April.

I will take the day off on the first of April.




Advice and classroom hints are one thing, grammar rules are another. Michael Lewis (1986)
Topic: Vowel pronunciation and no of syllables
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:01:18 AM
Of course it has two syllables, and the stress is on the first one.


"aʊ" is a diphthong and shwa is a monophthong. Two monophthongs combined make a diphthong.

In fast speech, sounds may not appear exactly the same as dictionary pronunciations.


Advice and classroom hints are one thing, grammar rules are another. Michael Lewis (1986)
Topic: Daytime
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 6:48:07 AM
At night-time
In the night-time

I think both the above are correct, but are the following so?

In the daytime
At the daytime

Advice and classroom hints are one thing, grammar rules are another. Michael Lewis (1986)
Topic: Attributive
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 6:29:11 AM
I have a red car.
My car is red.

In the first sentence, "red" is attributive, i.e. comes before the noun being modified.

In the second example, "red" is predictive - it follows the noun with the help of a linking verb.

Advice and classroom hints are one thing, grammar rules are another. Michael Lewis (1986)
Topic: Tense
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 6:22:43 AM
Thank you.

What about the following?

Her brother dries the dishes while her sister is washing them.

Advice and classroom hints are one thing, grammar rules are another. Michael Lewis (1986)
Topic: On at night.
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 6:17:25 AM
I will do it at night.

On the first night, I tried to plan the project.

Why does "night" receive "at" in "at night" but "on" in "on the x night"?

Advice and classroom hints are one thing, grammar rules are another. Michael Lewis (1986)
Topic: Predicative
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 6:14:33 AM
It means it can be used as a predictive adjective- that is, it may be used with a linking verb.

They looked alike.
They are alike.

"alike" is a predictive adjective in the above.


Advice and classroom hints are one thing, grammar rules are another. Michael Lewis (1986)

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