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Topic: comparative sentence
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 8:26:31 PM
Thank you, Drag0nspeaker!
Example one.
Tom as a doctor earns more money than Tom the teacher did.
I don't understand your sentence structure.
In my understanding, you divide Tom into doctor Tom and teacher Tom.
Is it right?

I am confused that everything changes everywhere and everywhen.
For example, the astronaut was on the moon in 2018, and is on the earth in 2019.
Could we say "the astronaut on the earth weighs more than the same astronaut on the moon did" to say the same man's different states, e.g. weight.

I am further confused that some nouns can be classified using temporal adjectives, e.g. current, previous, yesterday's,...etc. (yesterday's weather, yesterday's newspaper).
But, some nouns can't.
Could you give me any teaching that what kinds of nouns can be classified using temporal adjectives.

Thank you!Angel
Topic: comparative sentence
Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:16:14 PM
I am confused that the same have two different states at two different stages, and how could we compare with the two states.
Example 1
Tom was a teacher previously, and now is a doctor.
Which of the following sentences is OK?
(s1)The doctor earns more money than the teacher did.
(s2)Tom earns more money as doctor than he did as teacher.

Example 2
The water was running water previously, and now is a boiled water.
Which of the following sentences is OK?
(s1)The water is more sterile than the running water was.
(s2)The water is more sterile than it was before be boiled.

Example 3
The weather was rainy yesterday, and is sunny today.
Which of the following sentences is OK?
(s1)The weather is better today than it was yesterday.
(s2)Today's weather is better than yesterday's was.


Topic: time-related or order-related adjective
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:01:01 PM
Thank you!
The current men's world record is 9.58 seconds.
The record set by Jamaica's Usain Bolt in 2009 is/was 9.58 seconds.->Both are OK?
9.58 seconds is/was the current men's world record.->Both are OK?


If something "was" true in the past, and continues to be true, then it "is" true today.
This is a good guidline. But in "Yesterday was Wednesday.", why we can use "was" instead of "is"?
In my thinking, yesterday (10/23) was Wednesday past, is Wednesday now, and will be Wednesday in furture.
Thank you!
Topic: time-related or order-related adjective
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:46:51 AM
Excuse me
I have some tense problems for the time-related or order-related adjective.
Q1.
Tom is/was my previous boss.
Which be-verb is used?
In my ubderstanding, "is" is OK, becuase "previous" indicates being boss does not take place now.

Q2.
Bill Clinton is/was the 42nd president of the United States.
Which be-verb is used?
I have searched in web, and the two sentences were found.
So I am confused which is OK?

Q3.
The current men's world record is 9.58 seconds.
The record set by Jamaica's Usain Bolt in 2009 is/was 9.58 seconds.
9.58 seconds is/was the current men's world record.
Which be-verbs are used?
In my understanding, The record set by Jamaica's Usain Bolt in 2009 was 9.58 seconds.
9.58 seconds was the current men's world record.

Thank you for reading my post!
Topic: former vs. future
Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 5:50:28 AM
She was my wife.-->It is very clear for me.
1.She was my former wife.
2.She is my former wife.
According to my search, either is right.
But I prefer "sentence 2".
Another example, William Jefferson Clinton is/was the 42nd president of the United States.
Which is correct?
Topic: former vs. future
Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 5:15:21 AM
She is/was my former wife.
Could someone tell me which tense is correct?
I have searched in google to obtain the following sentences:
Ricardo Lagos is the former President of Chile (2000 – 2006).
Barack Obama was the former President of the United States.
I'm very confused this issue.
Topic: present tense or past tense
Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:27:44 AM
Thank you!
If the boy points the number "3000 grams" in the medical inspection report, he ask his mom "what is this?".
His mother says "this was your weight at the birth" or "this is your weight at the birth."

In my opinion, the number indicating his weight at the birth exists now, so I prefer "is."

Excuse me, becasue I am confused about the tense in the power point presentation, I ask this stipud question.
Thank you!
Topic: present tense or past tense
Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:19:38 AM
Now the boy is at the age of 5 yr.
His weight at the birth was 3000 grams.
(In my opinion, the weight at the birth is recorded in the boy's medical inspection report, and never changes. Could we use "is" in the sentence?)

His weight at the age of 6 months was 5 kilo-grams.

The difference between the weight at the birth and that at the 6th month is/was 4700 grams.
Which be-verb is correct?
(In my opinion, the difference never changes. I prefer "is".)

Thank you!

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