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Topic: The orphaned girl who lived at her step-mother's
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:33:44 PM
nightdream wrote:

Can one say "a place to live in" about a house or address?


First, please reply to the question you were asked:

"Yes. The word I have underlined don't make sense. I have no idea what you are trying to say.Please try to express your meaning in different words."


Topic: Coastal
Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:21:41 AM
Coastal areas are areas where land and sea meet.
Topic: paid
Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 10:25:42 PM
Atatürk wrote:
There some jobs in the world that are unfairly overpaid.

Correct?


The pedant in me is uncomfortable with the suggestion that "jobs" are "paid" (meaning the verb). The people who perform them are paid. The jobs are not. But used as an adjective, "paid" is fine.

"There are some people in the world who are unfairly overpaid (in their jobs)" fixes it.
Topic: However, though
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:25:49 AM
Atatürk wrote:
Moderate exercise is not the only behavioral adaptation necessary to promote physical fitness, _____________ it is a contributing factor.

A. however

B. though

C. despite

D. nevertheless

My answer is B. Correct?



Moderate exercise is not the only behavioral adaptation necessary to promote physical fitness, though/but it is a contributing factor.

I try to keep things simple.
Topic: Grammatical sentence
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:15:48 AM
Atatürk wrote:
No sooner had I said the words than I knew that my tongue had betrayed me.

Is the above grammatical?


Yes, grammatical. And interesting as well. Very good!
Topic: Having a headache vs have a headache
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:36:42 PM
TetYana Valema wrote:
Is it correct to say: 1) I am having a terrible headache; 2) I am having a problem with my car engine right now?


Yes. Both are correct and quite common.
Topic: young people
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:32:59 PM
navi wrote:
One person says: "In our city, a lot of people go to parks."

Another replies:

1) It's young people who do that.

2) It's the young people who do that.

Are both '1' and '2' acceptable in this context? Yes.
Do '1' and '2' have different meanings in this context? They have virtually identical meanings.
Does '2' necessarily imply that all of them go to parks? No.

Gratefully,
Navi
Topic: I couldn't believe
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:32:03 PM
azz wrote:
a. They made an mistake I couldn't believe.
b. They made an error I couldn't believe they had made.
c. They made an error I couldn't believe they had made it.


Which of the above sentences are grammatically correct?

Many thanks



#1 is correct, except "an" should be "a."
#2 is a winner.
#3 nope.

Topic: Great as the difficulty was
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:32:43 AM
zhonglc2020 wrote:
Hello everyone,


(As) Great as the difficulty was, the mountain climbers conquered Mount Qomolangma in the end.

I think the leading "As" is best although a bit formal. Both are fine.

Topic: Should there be a comma after 'read'?
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:19:34 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
The full title of this Gosho should read, “On the Object of Worship Manifesting the True Buddha’s Entity."

Should there be a comma after 'read'?

Thanks.


Grammatically no. But it's common in that usage and pleasant to read.

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