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Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COME IN NEW WORDS (continued 2014 edition)
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 9:25:08 AM
bobsleigh
Topic: That bag of yours weighs a ton.
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 8:33:23 AM
Hello,

Quote:

yours pronoun [possessive form of 'you']
1 used when speaking or writing to one or more people to refer to something that belongs to them or is connected with them

That bag of yours weighs a ton.

yours

Does the phrase 'that bag of yours' imply that 'you' have two bags at least?


Thank you.
Topic: So, it’s cool ? the wind.
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:03:58 AM
Hello,

As evening draws near, cool winds begin to blow.
So, it’s cool _?_ the wind.

What are the prepositions appropriate in the blank space?
(self-made question)

My tries:
because of
for
with


Thank you.
Topic: So, it’s cool ___ the wind.
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 6:51:32 AM
Hello,

As evening draws near, cool winds begin to blow.
So, it’s cool _?_ the wind.

What are the prepositions appropriate in the blank space?
(self-made question)

My tries:
because of
for
with


Thank you.
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COME IN NEW WORDS (continued 2014 edition)
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:55:49 AM
dewy-eyed
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COME IN NEW WORDS (continued 2014 edition)
Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:10:33 PM
rapture
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COME IN NEW WORDS (continued 2014 edition)
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:19:31 PM
opposite
Topic: Beckham has missed several games through injury.
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2021 10:24:48 AM
Hello,

Quote:

injury noun (plural injuries)
1 [countable, uncountable] a wound or damage to part of your body caused by an accident or attack
omitted
Beckham has missed several games through injury (= because of injury).

COLLOCATIONS
ADJECTIVES/NOUN + INJURY
omitted
permanent
The brain can be affected by permanent injury after a serious accident.

VERBS
omitted
escape/avoid injury
Two workmen narrowly escaped injury when a wall collapsed.

injury


A. Beckham has missed several games through injury.
B. The brain can be affected by permanent injury after a serious accident.
C. Two workmen narrowly escaped injury when a wall collapsed.
(from the quote)

Q1. Why is the noun 'injury' used as an uncountable noun in sentences A, B and C, respectively?

Q2. Do the following sentences work or not?

1. Beckham has missed several games through an injury.
2. Beckham has missed several games through injuries.

3. The brain can be affected by a permanent injury after a serious accident.
4. The brain can be affected by permanent injuries after a serious accident.

5. Two workmen narrowly escaped an injury when a wall collapsed.
6. Two workmen narrowly escaped injuries when a wall collapsed.


Thank you.
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COME IN NEW WORDS (continued 2014 edition)
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2021 12:42:27 AM
sadness
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COME IN NEW WORDS (continued 2014 edition)
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021 3:49:23 AM
shift