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Profile: ozok
User Name: ozok
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Last Visit: Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:50:03 PM
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Topic: A small time thief Thiru...
Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:50:03 PM


I'm now flying home and having doubts of my last posting over steal/steals above which I wrote at the airport during a 6 hour transfer.

Topic: "I feel badly"? I hope not.
Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 9:09:00 AM

I guess that whether you copy other people's bad language usage or not is up to each person. It IS incorrect and marks out the speaker as someone who is not well-educated or widely-read.

Of course it is incorrect.

Language is constantly evolving. And this can go very quickly if used by an influential person such as the president of the USA.

We have AE and BE. Just a matter of time before the former is changed to TE.

Topic: A small time thief Thiru...
Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:38:16 AM

If I may help to make it clearer for you:

Thiru and his sidekick, Super, indulge in small-time robbery (,) on the streets of Tenkasi.

And secondly, as again mentioned above, you are missing an ‘article’ here :

…kidnapped by a/the notorious Thai gang from...

Unfortunately in your newer version some errors have crept in:

Thiru is a small-time crook (,) who, along with his sidekick Super, steal (s) money and valuables from various people.

Topic: A small time thief Thiru...
Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:49:30 AM

Tall criminals start their careers as small small-time crooks.

Topic: "I feel badly"? I hope not.
Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:25:07 AM

Click here

Topic: As of now
Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 8:18:40 AM

I'm a little late but sorry FounDit !!!

You are a sage also in grammar.

Topic: Which is right?
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 9:55:31 AM

When I lived in India for a year, it was extremely dangerous for females of any age to buy alcoholic drinks in shops.

Topic: Send 'em back
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:20:06 AM

And I thought the president was referring to Melania and her 'neo-American' parents.

Is this ‘foreign-born’ squad (including Ivana Trump) also from a ‘shit hole’ country?

Topic: As of now
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 3:09:25 AM

Sage Drag0nspeaker is correct (or so I thought).

But I often hear people say 'on the cards'.

Google ngram books shows that for BE that this is the most common form. But not in AE.

It's probable that there is an 'evolution' here.

Like saying 'on tender hooks' instead of 'on tenterhooks' or 'card shark' in place of 'card sharp'.

Topic: About cat/dog
Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:41:36 AM
A cat put it into its mouth

People can put things into their mouths for example manually (using their hand) or by using cutlery. Cats don’t have this ability.

So this doesn’t work.

Cats can grab things with their mouth. Mother cats often pick up their kittens using their teeth.