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objects fall backwards when dropped from the hand
Friday, May 29, 2020 12:27:34 AM
Many forces act on a moving or falling body which affects its movement.
provided they are authorized to do so
Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:45:41 AM
'Provided' here means if there is provision that they have the authority of law to do so.
Lockdown doesn't only affect humans
Monday, May 11, 2020 11:34:43 AM
Is "at" redundant?
Monday, May 11, 2020 10:40:07 AM
The definite answer is, 'yes'.
vs vs. v
Sunday, May 3, 2020 11:26:20 PM
Vs. or V. both are correct. It depends on which region of the world you are in. These are abbreviations of the word 'Versus'.
Is "high time to allow" correct?
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:19:15 AM
hi-time= the best time, the proper time.
isn't or aren't?
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:16:39 AM
I endorse FounDit's view.
Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:36:31 AM
Koh Elaine wrote
"Investigations revealed that the woman had an argument with the service staff of the KFC outlet when she was told to wait for her order," said police.
Unhappy with the wait, the woman shouted and spat at the employee. When police arrived at the scene, the woman had already left.
Should it be "service staff member", since only one employee was involved?
personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task; "the hospital has an excellent nursing staff"; "the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions"
Staff" as a collective noun meaning a body of people takes either a singular or plural verb depends on whether you're thinking of the body as a unit:
Alternatively, the woman might have had an argument with two or more employees.
In my view 'service staff' is correct.
"For this" vs "for this reason"
Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:05:01 AM
- I am a trader. I deals in rice. Due to heavy demand, I have ordered rice from other states. For this/for this reason, I have hired 5 trucks so that I can bring the raw materials from there.
Consider the following
I am a trader and
in rice. Due to heavy demand, I have ordered rice from other states. For this, I have hired 5 trucks for transporting rice from traders of other states.
If somebody asks you what for you have hired 5 trucks then you may use 'for this reason'.
Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:45:19 AM
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