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Topic: last week today
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 2:50:25 PM
Hello respected teachers,

Last week today I was in Istanbul.

Today last week I was in Istanbul.



Are both correct? I guess only the first is fine.

I am looking forward to your answers.
Topic: morpheme
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 2:32:12 PM
Quote:
Blame the Norman invasion in 1066 for adding the French language to English. There was already a perfectly good Old English word 'byldan' - modern English 'build'.
But now you have two words, occupying different registers within the language. 'Construct' is more expensive!
Whistle


Thank you thar. It comes with the territory, I suppose. But let's take a positive attitude and take those borrowed words and morphemes part of the beauty of the English language.

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Topic: morpheme
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 12:15:44 PM
Dictionaries don't show the number of morphemes in a word.

For example, "repeat" is a word with two bound morphemes; 're' + 'peat', and both are lexical morphemes.

Does any dictionary give such technical elements of a word?

I am looking forward to your answers.
Topic: morpheme
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 8:19:51 AM
Hello respected teachers,

Does the word "construct' have two morphemes or one?


con+struct?
or
construct?

I am looking forward to your answers.
Topic: being
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 6:12:19 AM
He is being too proud of his nationality.

Could the above be correct in any context?


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Topic: Comma
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 6:10:23 AM
BobShilling wrote:
D00M wrote:
At this point, I would like to express my sense of gratitude to all the colleagues, students and many others, including the publisher, who over the years have provided me with insightful comments and constructive criticisms all of which have had a share in the making of this revised edition.

I read the above in the preface part of a textbook written by a non-native speaker. Should there not be a comma between "criticisms" and "all"?


Yes.

Quote:
And the whole text seems unnatural to me;


It seems OK to me.


Thank you so much.

I am looking forward to your answers.
Topic: Comma
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 5:11:45 AM
Hello respected teachers,

At this point, I would like to express my sense of gratitude to all the colleagues, students and many others, including the publisher, who over the years have provide me with insightful comments and constructive criticisms all of which have had a share in the making of this revised edition.

I read the above in the preface part of a textbook written by a non-native speaker. Should there not be a comma between "criticisms" and "all"?

And the whole text seems unnatural to me; I would have understood that it had not been written by a native speaker, observing the wording. Do you, native speakers, have the same idea? Or am I being too proud of my feelings? Think

I am looking forward to your answers.
Topic: as if the
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:29:19 PM
Thank you again, DS. You've been the best teacher I've ever had.

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Topic: NP
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:17:14 PM
Ashwin Joshi wrote:
Hello Doom, The topic of you question is NP. Please explain what do you mean by NP?


NP= Noun Phrase

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Topic: comma
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:53:18 AM
Hello respected teachers,

We don't know how strong we are, until being strong is the only choice we have.

I've just come across the above and thought the comma after "are" is unfit. The sentence would read better without it. Am I correct?

I am looking forward to your answers.

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