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Topic: famous
Posted: Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:34:09 PM

Topic: Is "of which" correct?
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 11:16:17 PM
Wilmar (USA) 1M wrote:
No, it isn't quite right. People are who and whom. Things are which.

Correct. Thank you!

Topic: These ramekins are . . .
Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 3:43:20 PM
tautophile wrote:
"Ramekin". in the sense of a small, typically ceramic, bowl or container used for serving various foods, is not a common word. A chef or a gourmet or "foodie" would know it, but not your average diner. Crème brûlée, for example, is usually served in a ramekin, but most people would say it comes in a small bowl or dish, and leave it at that. You don't have to replace "ramekin" with some other word, but you might want to consider the possibility of doing so, or at least explain what the word means by, e.g., writing "These ramekins, or small dishes, are designed to resist high temperatures..."

Agree. I've never heard the word "ramekins before, either.

Topic: few a few
Posted: Monday, July 12, 2021 1:01:03 AM
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
thar wrote:
Yes, it breaks rules. It is not a duration so it is not 'for'.

It is the rarity of the days, how uncommon they are.

It really is a completely different structure.

Even if it has something to do with rarity I don't see why we have to reject this:

Few means ‘not many or hardly any’. It emphasizes how small the number is.

By the way, can you provide a link to a dictionary where it is said anything about FEW linking with RARITY?

Topic: Is it normal?
Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2021 1:30:36 AM
DavidLearn wrote:
Hi teachers,
Is it normal nowadays for a 23 years old boy to call his aunt "Mrs. Jones"? I mean to use "Mrs."? She's is single as well.


Also, if she's single, then "Ms." or "Aunt" would be better than "Mrs."
And at 23 years of age, "young man" would be better than "boy."

Topic: one of 15 astronauts to have landed on Mars
Posted: Friday, July 9, 2021 11:50:07 PM
raymondaliasapollyon wrote:

Are the following sentences okay?

a. Peter is one of 15 astronauts to have landed on Mars.

b. Peter is an astronaut to have landed on Mars.

c. Peter is one astronaut to have landed on Mars.

(a) and (c) are fine. (b) is wrong. You could say "Peter is an astronaut who has landed on Mars."

Topic: occupation
Posted: Thursday, July 1, 2021 10:29:30 PM
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
Which word would you use instead?

You want a word for both "temporary" and "on-going"?

Topic: occupation
Posted: Thursday, July 1, 2021 5:44:32 PM
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
Can occupation apply to a temporary on-going activity?

- What are you doing now?
- I am making a craft.
- Good occupation.

No, not in the given context.

Topic: Should it be "inside the quotation marks" instead?
Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2021 12:03:06 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
“Come read with me,” Susan said to Anne.

This is an example where the comma would be placed inside of the quotation marks.

Should it be "inside the quotation marks" instead?


Yes, I believe so.

Topic: Uncontable nouns and objective pronoun
Posted: Friday, June 25, 2021 11:57:54 PM
thar wrote:
An uncountable noun is singular

More information is available.

Therefore the pronoun is 'it' as a subject and object.
It is available.
I can send it.

Agree with Thar.