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What does this mean?
Monday, October 19, 2020 2:00:08 AM
It means that the activity was arduous involving weeping and physical labour. It was perhaps excruciating in a physical sense. Sweat equity implies contribution to an activity with direct physical labour.
Jack is a friend of Brian('s).
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:24:29 AM
1, 3 and 4 are all acceptable and correct variants.
She can speak French a little. / She can speak a little French.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:22:39 AM
Only the second one is idiomatic and correct. The first one may pass if a comma is inserted after french.
education vs. an education
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 4:38:13 AM
Both are acceptable and mean the same. I have heard " An Education " typically used in American English.
Should the comma be inside the closing inverted commas?
Friday, November 15, 2019 6:33:35 AM
The comma is correctly placed. Not aware of any specific rule for BE though.
automate vs. automatize
Friday, November 15, 2019 1:25:07 AM
Both Exist. But Automate is more common and widespread, and Yes better sounding too.
who is tall
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:03:20 AM
b & c, both imply the same. a is different which you have explained yourself.
a very expensive dress
Friday, November 8, 2019 1:07:34 AM
Only the first one is grammatically correct. The second one is flawed. It can be something like this :
That is a very expensive dress,WHICH I HAVE to wear at official ceremonies.
Those students have (a) far better command of English than I do.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:57:50 AM
Only 2 & 4. The article - a is needed as both command & English are collective nouns.
put somebody on
Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:55:15 AM
I'll explain with an illustration :
Mary calls to speak to Jim, but Jim's brother John answers the call.
someone 1 is Jim, someone 2 is Mary.
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