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Topic: Clinic and Surgery
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 12:06:07 PM
There is an idiom :

To call a spade, a spade.

Do you know of it?

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: Am i tired or feel i tired
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 12:02:42 PM
Hello BOB,
What are the other standard patterns of English? Please list.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: Reform of the Calendar
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 11:59:34 AM
It is not a simple mathematical equations.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: Grammar
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 11:49:52 AM
Long Summary
Johan, Syafiq and Zed are left orphaned after the unexpected death of their parents in a car accident. As these three brothers love their rugged activities, their uncle, Razak has organized bungee jumping activity for them and give his old bungee jump cord. He altered the ropes in hope that they will jump to their death. Why their uncle planning for their death? What his real mission behind this cruel plan?


Long Summary
Johan, Syafiq and Zed are left orphaned after the untimely death of their parents in a car accident. As these three brothers love their rugged activities, their uncle, Razak has organized bungee jumping activity for them and gave his old bungee jump cord. He altered the ropes in the hope that they will jump to their death. Why their uncle was planning for their death? What his real mission behind this cruel plan was? IMO

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: The unusual low traffic
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 11:45:08 AM
"The unusual low traffic between the two cities caused both women to arrive forty-five minutes earlier than planned. They decided entering the bar where they would met Tim, to recognize the land. Sue tried unsuccessfully to communicate with Mark's friend, while Liz approached the bar to ask for a drink."


Let me rephrase this sentence;

"The unusually low traffic between two cities caused both women to arrive forty-five minutes earlier than planned. They decided to enter the bar where they would meet Tim, to recognize the land. Sue tried unsuccessfully to communicate with Mark's friend (write name), while Liz approached the bar to ask for a drink."




Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: ... when it comes to ...
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 11:35:06 AM
Dear TFDERs, Remember the golden, universal and evergreen rule;


Any inexplicable word, spellings, speech, ritual, custom, meaning, usage,nuance, connotation,effect, essence, explanation, hint, implication or interpretation is 'colloquial'. Boo hoo! Boo hoo! Boo hoo!

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: The meaning of the lyrics
Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 11:34:49 AM
English is not a complete language therefore,

"We can't tell whether "come" is a noun or a verb in "all that come"."

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: Gathering Knowledge
Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:53:41 AM
BobShilling wrote:
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
there are no specific "teachers", "pupils", "Sirs" or "servants" on this forum.
It is a forum for "Questions and discussions relating to English grammar and syntax" - not a teaching site.
Several of the members happen to be teachers or retired teachers (by profession) but in a discussion, no-one is senior. "Sir" is unnecessarily subservient.


Applause Applause Applause


I disagree. There is lot of difference between U.K. culture and Asian culture. We, in Asia unconditionally pay respect to the more knowledgeable.

Thanks hedy for your excellent response.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: They chanted for her.
Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:44:36 AM
They chanted mantra for her recovery.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Topic: monitor her condition for/over the next few days
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 1:19:59 PM
The doctor agreed to monitor her condition for/over the next few days before deciding whether to carry out the operation.

I would write it as;

On our(my) request the doctor(surgeon?) agreed to monitor her condition for the next few days before deciding about the operation.

Still better;

After considering all the clinical reports, the doctor(surgeon?) decided to monitor the condition of the patient for a few days to decide about the operation. IMO

We cannot make the doctor agree on our logic. He is to take recourse to the best medical treatment or surgical procedure.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.

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