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Topic: weightage
Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 1:02:32 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:

He adds an arbitrary figure and tells the person hiring him that it will take twelve litres and eight hours.

Well ... a guy's gotta make some profit.
Topic: weightage
Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 11:14:36 PM
It's a rarely-encountered word that is similar to the more-common word "weighting."
Topic: you been married
Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 11:20:34 AM
Why do your questions rely upon crying? Crying isn't an exception to the rules of grammar, ya know.

Nor is sounding "natural."
Topic: in one week
Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 12:47:34 PM
D00M wrote:
Hello respected teachers,

The new year is in one week from now.

Is the above correct/natural? How would you say it differently?

The new year starts/arrives/begins one week from now.
Topic: you been married
Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 12:40:17 PM
Does the sentence below imply he is now married or not?
He has been married twice.
No such implication.

Donthailand wrote:
I agree with George.

Why no such implication?

He could have been married twice, at ANY times in prior years up to and including today. There's no implication as to when he was married.
Topic: A Word For Act Of Placing Your Cheek On Someone's Cheek Or Head?
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:43:21 PM
kingandsona wrote:
I've searched and can't find a word (not a phrase) that can be used to describe the action of a person lovingly placing his cheek on another person's check or head. When cats do it (rub their heads/cheeks on each other or on a human's leg, forehead or other body part) it's called 'bunting.' Is there a word in English or even another language that describes this common act of expressing affection to another person by a loved one, parent, etc.?

Nuzzling - ? Closest I could come up with.
Topic: The smarter
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 1:31:11 PM
"The" is a bit more specific/forceful/definite than "a." But both forms mean very nearly the same thing.
Topic: That someone would have done something is ....
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:05:55 PM
Your example is fine and fairly common. "Would" in the sentence conveys a feeling of detachment and is a past action as you stated.
Topic: Would
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:45:07 PM
Helenej wrote:
Let me make a guess.

'Would' can refer to willingness in past time contexts. The person might mean, "Of, course. I have always felt like stepping up. Why should I feel different?"

Agree. The speaker is saying "Of course I would, under the same circumstances." This refers to the speaker's time-established course of conduct.
Topic: Its physical
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:42:57 PM
Living thing.

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