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"may" or "might"?
Saturday, February 29, 2020 5:10:05 AM
I see so little difference in "may" or "might" in the context used, as to render no error whichever one is used. In speech, no-one will misunderstand the intended meaning and I think very similarly in the written word.
There is an alternative to 'may' or 'might' : "...could have occurred".
bring vs take
Saturday, February 1, 2020 6:10:41 AM
Clyde of Oz wrote:
would be better, I think, although
is not incorrect.
It often depends who is stating the comment. If it were the Chinese Embassy in another country, "take" would definitely be correct and I think "bring" would definitely be incorrect.
I usually use the phrase "take there" and "bring here" as the rule, but as with much English usage, there are exceptions.
This box set includes...
Thursday, January 30, 2020 5:08:25 AM
I think, 'boxed' set is more accurate. The rest of the sentences seem Ok to me.
...convert people who are non-believers of Christianity.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:23:55 AM
Yes, no problem with that.
Do you need "the"?
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:06:05 AM
Marginally, I prefer "the" but I think both sentences are common, correct and convey the desired level of thanks.
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:03:11 AM
It stands for Direct Message Me. Options are available from the top right hand corner to 'DM' one or more particular people.
Being more cost effective vs is more cost effective
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:58:52 AM
Both "is" and "being" are part of the same verb
and therefore mean very much the same thing, particularly in the example sentence.
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:53:23 AM
An accepted (agreed) method of procedure.
How is the grammar in my sentence?
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:46:51 AM
Not specially grammatically incorrect but more likely in spoken and written English the sentence would be, "During class, John worked on, then handed in
assignment", Equally, acceptable would be, "During class, John worked on his written assignment then handed it in.
"the" makes the sentence have a different meaning?
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:26:55 AM
My thought is that "the" in the second example does nothing to change the meaning - in fact, I think it is unnecessary.
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