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Last Visit: Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:29:12 AM
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Topic: spoilt
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:27:49 AM
Thanks, DragOnspeaker and JJ.
Topic: Shouldn't it be "is" instead?
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:16:33 AM
Thanks, everybody.
Topic: spoilt
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:54:48 AM
Where I live, everything that is not working is spoilt.

For example: My watch is spoilt. My mobile phone is spoilt. My air conditioner is spoilt. My car is spoilt.

I wonder what word or words are used by native speakers.

Thanks.
Topic: Shouldn't it be "is" instead?
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 3:37:00 AM
Thanks, Martin, but I don't think you are correct.

Topic: Is the colon after "namely" needed?
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:26:33 AM
Thanks, palapaguy.

Would a comma be possible?
Topic: Which sentence says that my family consists of my wife, son, daughter and me/myself?
Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:53:58 PM
Thanks again, everybody.
Topic: picking her up at/from the airport.
Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:52:29 PM
georgieporgie wrote:
Koh Elaine wrote:
My sister-in-law is arriving in Singapore from the US tomorrow to visit my family. I will be picking her up at/from the airport.

Which is the correct preposition?

Thanks.

Both are common and correct. "From" implies that you will be taking her somewhere after picking her up.

Thanks.
Topic: Is the colon after "namely" needed?
Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:51:29 PM
We have not seen the latest Bill, but our concerns remain the same, namely: the lack of caps on political donations and expenditure, the need for government funding for political parties and elected representatives from all sides, the lack of assurances that those who donate to Opposition parties will not be prosecuted and persecuted, the lack of reform of other aspects of election laws,” Ong told Malay Mail Online.

Is the colon after "namely" needed? If not, what is the correct punctuation mark?

Thanks.
Topic: picking her up at/from the airport.
Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2:29:57 PM
My sister-in-law is arriving in Singapore from the US tomorrow to visit my family. I will be picking her up at/from the airport.

Which is the correct preposition?

Thanks.
Topic: Which sentence says that my family consists of my wife, son, daughter and me/myself?
Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:16:23 PM
Thanks, DragOnspeaker and NKM.

There are four people in my family, including me.

Do I have to add 'including me' to show that I am one of the members of my family?

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