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Topic: Single occupant
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 6:37:15 PM
Atatürk wrote:
Single occupant cars/single occupancy cars


Which is correct?


Both are correct and understandable.
Topic: When is a countable noun not preceded by any article
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:06:25 PM
A cooperator wrote:
Could anyone please at this splendid forum take some of their precious time out to answer this question of mine to end this matter?


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Topic: in the bath
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:02:30 AM
Joby Xu wrote:
It is better to use "in bath" without "the". It means having a bath.


There is no "in bath" in English. "Having a bath" means "bathing."

"in the bath" only means you are in the bath(a location) while you can do anything.

Yes, that ("in the bathroom") is the meaning.
Topic: persistently
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:38:07 PM
Koh Elaine wrote:
Sometime during the fight, Mr Bong fell to the ground and Wee persistently punched him until he became unconscious.

Is "persistently" correctly used?

Thanks.


That feels "off" to me. A better word would be "repeatedly."
Topic: in the bath
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:29:35 PM
Yes, I believe so. That's a very common colloquial form.
Topic: This is as close as we can get to the lake by car.
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:27:34 PM
I agree with DragO, but I wonder whether "as close as we can get" could be improved by changing it to "the closest we can get." Thoughts?
Topic: in/with taking me
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:49:36 PM
3) is the best choice.
a) and b) are both possible.
Topic: Order
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:11:50 AM
Atatürk wrote:
The order of the questions are the same as the corresponding listening.
Correct?


The order of the questions is the same as (please explain what you mean).

Topic: which is only diplomatically recognised by 17 countries
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:02:26 AM
BobShilling wrote:
Audiendus wrote:
which is recognised diplomatically [or diplomatically recognised] by only 17 countries.


Audiendus is in the minority of people who can place 'only' correctly. I have learned to live with many changes in written English since I escaped the prescriptive clutches of my schoolmasters over five decades ago, but a misplaced 'only' can still make my blood boil.

When you click to post a question in one popular English language forum, you are told: Only write in English, as if people might consider speaking, singing, shouting, or other silly things in English.



Congratulations, Audiendus! Minorities are an admired and, indeed, a revered class nowadays!
Topic: Attend
Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 10:24:46 PM
Atatürk wrote:
I'll attend to your question soon.
Fine?


Yes, though a bit formal.

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