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Topic: Dollar
Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:46:14 PM
Atatürk wrote:
$50,000,000.
$50 million.
50 million dollars.

All fine?


The first two are fine. My understanding is that the style of the third should preferably be spelled out as "fifty million dollars.
Topic: Do we need to put a comma before 'as' when the word means 'because"?
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 10:31:21 PM
Koh Elaine wrote:
Do we need to put a comma before 'as' when the word means 'because"? For example, "He hurried to school, as he was late for school."

Thanks.


I think it's optional. It would be common to have a pause there in spoken English, so a comma would "feel" right.
Topic: It is the swing's chain sound.
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:18:53 AM
bihunsedap wrote:
My son and I were playing swing at the playground.
He heard the squeaky sound came from the swing and asked me what sound that was.
"It is the swing's chain sound." I told him.
How do I say the sound came from the part of chain connected to the rack?


That's very good! It's the sound of the chain rubbing on / connected to / scraping on the frame.
Topic: It was the truck spilled the sand.
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:13:07 AM
"A truck spilled the sand." is common.
Topic: "The kids are all fight"
Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:59:52 PM
Yes. It's a colloquial form with the meaning you identified.
Topic: Doe the sentence mean she prayed earnestly and recovered quickly?
Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:56:46 PM
Koh Elaine wrote:
The following is my own sentence.

With her sheer determination to pray earnestly to God for a swift recovery after her surgery, she recovered very soon and managed to sit for her A Levels, which was a month away.

Does the sentence mean that she actually prayed earnestly to God and was able to recover quickly and managed to sit for her A Levels, which was a month away? If it does not mean that, how should the sentence be phrased?

Thanks.


Yes, that appears to be what the sentence means. It's written as a factual statement of what happened in the past.
Topic: Was/were
Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 10:53:04 PM
Atatürk wrote:
The fewest number of cars was/were seen in Hamilton Street.

Which one is correct?


"The fewest number of cars ..." I don't think that's grammatically correct. "Fewest" can modify "cars," but not "number."

I would say "The fewest cars ..." or "The least/smallest number of cars ...

Topic: point off?
Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 11:16:45 AM
QP wrote:
Hi friends,

The reporter with a moral compass capable of pointing off the campaign trail and delivering a lot of munitions to South America?

Could you please help to explain the word in bold?

Thank you
QP


No one can guess what the writer meant. Please provide a link to the source.
Topic: Tough negatively
Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 12:51:37 AM
Joe Kim wrote:
A bad guy is difficult to kill in a cartoon. He keeps coming back from toxic liquid squirming his body.

What is appropriate vocabularies to describe this toughness?

He is tough? Is there a better word with a negative nuance?



"toxic liquid squirming his body" is not understandable. We need context or a link to the original text. Again.
Topic: bleep on my radar?
Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 12:37:21 AM
QP wrote:
Hi friedns,

A girl sitting in a sissy bar with her father. She is talking about what she could manage in her life:-

Breast cancer. Managed to get through that. Oh, yeah. Career, divorce, cross-country relocation. All in all, I'd say
I've managed pretty well. So the fucking Phi Pho Epsilons over at table 22 don't really bleep on my radar at this point. I got other shit I'm managing.
Thanks, Dick.

Could you help explain the word in bold for this context.

Does it mean he is offensive to her eyes?

Thank you
QP


"... don't really bleep on my radar at this point ..." probably means they are not important or significant to the speaker.

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