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Topic: ambiguity hunting
Posted: Saturday, October 1, 2011 11:28:56 AM
Hi guys. Do you find ambiguity in these two sentences?
1. Do Americans call cushions what the British call pillow?
2. John introduced himself to everyone that Mary did.
Topic: 'got deteriorated'
Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2011 2:28:36 PM
Thar has answered this question with the best possible definition and this is what I found in Longman Dictionary of Englsih: in everyday English, people usually say get worse rather than deteriorate:
Ex: Her health got worse.
Ex: The situation is getting worse.
Ex: Ethel’s health has deteriorated.
Topic: Simple Grammar Help !!
Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2011 2:21:00 PM
worldsclyde wrote:
Since you have mentioned until 1970, it should be "had" and the other underlined word should be "got"

No. HAS refers to the idea, which is current, ongoing. Got is correct.

I think you are right
Topic: Sentence correction
Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2011 4:13:57 AM
Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
jcbarros wrote:
So, his mother has been left without her eyes. :)

When I was very, very young I was just a look in my father's eyes ;-)

Couldn't we say "when I was very very young I was just a twinkle in my Father's eyes" or the latter is only used for occasions before birth???
Topic: Euphemisms for Dying
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 4:18:10 PM
reach the quietus
Topic: Can there be a Theory of God in Science?
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 4:13:17 PM
science can never prove the existance of God
Topic: Silence of the Lambs
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 4:09:59 PM
It is also the name of a movie. It's so interesting I recommend you to watch this movie. Foster is acting in it.
Topic: Sentence correction
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 4:05:27 PM
you can say "his eyes are like those of his mother"
Thanks friends I just corrected my sentence for not to lead someone who reads my sentence astray
Topic: Of Cats and Dogs.
Posted: Saturday, January 8, 2011 1:37:34 PM
what we have in this short story is true. Cats are symbol of selfishness and sycophancy. If you want to see whether what I say is true or not you can read “The Old Man at the Bridge” by Ernest Hemingway. In this story author symbolizes three animals dove, cat and goat and the character for cat is exactly the same as the character which is mentioned in the above short story
Topic: a comparative case
Posted: Sunday, December 26, 2010 4:00:03 PM
Both are correct but the first structure can cause functional ambiguity sometimes like in sentence "I like icecream more than you" it is not clear whether like refers to icecream or you.