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Profile: Lawrence
User Name: Lawrence
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Joined: Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Last Visit: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 4:51:26 AM
Number of Posts: 66
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  Last 10 Posts
Topic: Although, even though
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 4:50:08 AM
Add "notwithstanding". A lovely word, to be used with care.
Topic: Is the future (simple) acceptable here?
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:26:09 AM
There is no right tense; sounds like a half-baked quiz. The meaning intended dictates the tense to use.
Topic: Hanging prepositions
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:17:51 AM
Things are looking up!
Topic: There are an infinite number
Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:18:21 AM
I thought everyone knew that 'number' is singular and 'numbers' is plural. The 's' is the giveaway.

Are the following correct or not?

"the pile of books are on the floor"

"the colour of the blood cells are red"

"the number of worlds are infinite"

"the attitude of the managers are hostility"
Topic: Littler and littlest
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 4:38:16 AM
You should use smaller and smallest (not what you say). In formal writing the 'little' forms shouldn't be used. but for speech and informal writing they're OK.
Topic: Atlantis Found, Researchers Claim
Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:42:11 AM
"10-story tidal wave"

Sounds like a tall story to me.
Topic: Massive Earthquake Triggers Tsunami, Fires in Japan
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011 11:53:32 AM
Massive earthquake.

How massive? A tonne? 100 tonnes? (NOT a large mass then).

Don't you mean energetic? (i.e. large amount of ENERGY).

Come on Free Dictionary - you ought to be doing better than this.
Topic: Elephants Learn Quickly to Cooperate
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011 11:49:00 AM
Learn quickly and never forget.
Topic: tenses: "we ate donuts..."
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 3:32:52 AM
No - you drank juices. It's the past tense that's required here.
Topic: was/were
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 4:58:22 AM
I agree that 1 and 3 don't make sense. I think that the second sentence would be correctly written with parentheses:

The dimensions of the pool were determined (its width, height and length) therefore it was possible to say the amount of water we could put in it.

But it is still unecessarily wordy, a better rendition would be:

The width, height and length of the pool were determined, therefore it was possible to say the amount of water we could put in.

Better still:

Because the depth, width and length of the pool were known, the amount of water required to fill it could be found.