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Topic: the earliest -> noun?
Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 1:32:48 AM
Hi,

The earliest I could start your work would be Monday.

I'm wondering if the earliest can be a noun.
Or is any word such as time or date left out ?
I've noticed that the + superlative structure is sometimes used as a noun. Is there any grammar related to this?
I'd really appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.
Topic: help sth "from" gerund
Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 6:37:20 AM
Thank you, both of you.
I guess I have to pay more attention to the details in English novels.
Have a great day!
Topic: help sth "from" gerund
Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 11:03:01 PM
Hi,

I came across this sentence in a book.

While Daniela's speaking, I can't help a dumb smile from crossing my face.

I guess help here can be replaced with stop or keep.
But, I've never seen help used in that way except for can't help ing, without from.
Does that construction sound natural to you?
Topic: payment or fee? which is correct?
Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 7:01:04 PM
I don't know how to thank you all enough.
I've learned a lot. Your replies are far better than any other dictionary!

Have a great day!
Topic: payment or fee? which is correct?
Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:07:45 PM
Hi,

To ensure the cleanliness and continued maintenance of Lakewood Towers, all tenants are charged $150
for a monthly cleaning ____________ which is included in the total cost of rent.


Which is a more appropriate word in the above underlined blank, payment or fee?
I think fee is more suitable, but payment sounds pretty okay to me.
My TOEIC book says fee is the answer.
Please help me with this!
Topic: meaning of "I work during the week"
Posted: Monday, January 18, 2016 7:08:45 PM
Thanks a lot, thar.
Your explanation is amazingly helpful and understandable.
Have a great day!
Topic: meaning of "I work during the week"
Posted: Monday, January 18, 2016 8:34:54 AM
Hi,

A: I'd prefer to be present during the installation, but I work during the week.
B: In that case, I can have someone come on the weekend instead.

I'm a little bit confused about the time in the above conversation.
I think work during the week can mean "work throughout the whole week".
(So, there might still be a problem with the installation.)

Does it only mean "work during the weekdays"?

This is what I know about a week in English.

week : Sun to Sat
weekday : Mon to Fri (working days)
weekend : Sun, Sat

Can the meaning "work during the week" be different depending on the context?
Please help me with this. Thanks in advance.

Topic: meaning of "legs come out from under"
Posted: Monday, December 28, 2015 5:34:55 AM
I really appreciate your help, sureshot & Romany!
Hope you have a great day!
Topic: meaning of "legs come out from under"
Posted: Monday, December 28, 2015 2:57:21 AM
Hi,

Her instinct makes her try to turn back, but her ankle twists and her legs come out from under her.
She falls, hitting the sidewalk hard.


I don't get the bold expression. Could you explain to me what the pose is?
Thanks in advance.
Topic: Translate this from Korean to English
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 8:31:22 PM
Hi,

My translation is similar to 박윤재's translation.

저 꽃다발은 선물인가욤 : Are those flowers for a present?
그래도 엄청 잘그린다고 생각합니다 : I think (someone) draws really well, though.