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Topic: opinion
Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:41:52 PM
Thanks, Wilmar. 😊
Topic: be peculiar to / be unique to
Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:40:59 PM
Thanks, FounDit. 😊
Topic: opinion
Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:16:16 AM
Is there a word for people who rarely have their own opinions and instead almost always just repeat majority opinions?

Topic: be peculiar to / be unique to
Posted: Friday, April 9, 2021 7:58:30 PM
(1) This type of building is peculiar to the south of the country.
Cambridge Dictionary | peculiar

(2) This type of building is unique to the south of the country.

Question: Is there any difference in meaning/connotation between these two sentences?

Topic: Tom has been studying French for three years.
Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:26:50 AM
Thank you very much. Angel

Topic: Tom has been studying French for three years.
Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:27:10 AM
Thanks, thar.

(1) Tom has been studying French for three years, but he quit yesterday.

(2) Tom has studied French for three years, but he quit yesterday.

Which is correct?


Topic: Tom has been studying French for three years.
Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:17:06 AM
Tom has been studying French for three years.

[Q1] Does this sentence imply that the studying started three years ago?

[Q2] Does this sentence imply that he is still studying?

Topic: just like a hungry wolf would devour a/its prey
Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:38:02 PM
Bathcoup wrote:
(2) is OK as Sarrriesfan pointed out. - Their actions were in comparison, with emphasis on amount, speed.
(3) is grammatical, also acceptable. - Jack (eating ...) was like a hungry wolf ..., also suggesting the way (e.g. very messy) they ate.

By "a native AE speaker", you don't mean a descendant of north American aboriginals?


Thanks, Bathcoup.

By "a native AE speaker", I meant "a native speaker of American English."

Topic: just like a hungry wolf would devour a/its prey
Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:34:44 PM
Write Edge wrote:
This one is correct- Jack ate his steak ravenously, like a hungry wolf devouring its prey.

Thanks, Write Edge.

Topic: At first blush, Jane's idea seemed like a good one.
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 10:55:39 PM
Thanks, tautophile. 😊