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Topic: Function of words in the sentences
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012 8:46:39 AM
1) Her face (SC) pressing (V) against the pillow (DO).
- this is fragment.

2) Was that (adverbial) a dream ( IO)
- That was a dream.
* dream is SC


7) Her mind (S) now was filled (V) with images (DO) of flashing lights, dancing cartwheels, vaulting fireworks (OC)
with images of flashing lights, dancing cartwheels, vaulting fireworks
* with + Noun phrase is not a direct object.
Topic: GUESS & THINK
Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 4:59:58 PM
American - I guess, I think
British- I suppose, I reckon
Topic: The best dictionary website
Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:10:55 PM
in no doubt, www.thefreedictionary.com
i keep trying new sites but i always come back here.
this is a user-friendly site. i love everything in here.:-)
Topic: Was/Were & Got: do they mean the same thing?
Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 7:03:22 AM
Romany wrote:
Just a small added point: the use of "got" would signal American English. In Standard English this use of got has always signalled bad grammar. However, in spoken English it sometimes creeps in these days.


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not really a bad grammar but colloquialism
Topic: Was/Were & Got: do they mean the same thing?
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 6:15:49 PM
Hi. They have the same meaning.
One is expressed with the use of 'GET passive'
and the other is expressed thru 'BE + past participle' which is a common expression.
Topic: is the sentence correct?
Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 6:25:41 PM
This is about headlining.
News writing is a genre.

Rules:
1. AND is replaced with a comma.
2. BE verbs/weak verbs especially in the passive voice is/can be deleted
Topic: is the sentence correct?
Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 6:23:47 PM
mr.sv wrote:
The news headlines may or may not be formally correct.
However, the sentence :
Lorry,driver involved in accident with Minister's car traced, is correct.



In headlining, BE verbs in the passive voice is/can be deleted.
This is a genre-typed so it has its own rules
Topic: please answar me
Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 6:18:49 PM
at school: british
in school: american
however, both are correct.
also,

at school: specific place you are at (i.e. school)
in school: the fact of being enrolled at a school
Topic: She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it).
Posted: Thursday, March 4, 2010 2:41:54 AM
Try it!!!
Topic: Faith, n.: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 7:41:40 AM
Sometimes, the faith is strong but people need proof!