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Let The Death Die.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:47:05 AM
(Two sisters-in-law but no brothers?)
I'm sorry for your loss and sadness.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:45:32 PM
I think you need to read about the Subjunctive Mood -
The subjunctive mood refers to verbs that are used to describe hypothetical or non-real actions, events, or situations. This is in comparison to the indicative mood, which is used to express factual, non-hypothetical information.
We most commonly use the subjunctive mood to express desires or wishes; to express commands, suggestions, requests, or statements of necessity; or to describe hypothetical outcomes that depend on certain conditions.
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Take an umbrella or else you will get wet.
Sunday, March 5, 2017 8:16:43 PM
Really has a classy sound to it Ashwin!
correct word order
Sunday, March 5, 2017 4:04:44 PM
(1) The store's new opening hours will be Monday through Saturday, from 9am to 10pm.
(2) The store's new opening hours will be from 9am to 10pm, Monday through Saturday.
My notice went to "opening." I have no problem with either order on the rest.
(1) The store's new hours will be Monday through Saturday, from 9am to 10pm.
(2) The store's new hours will be from 9am to 10pm, Monday through Saturday.
(1) The store's new opening and closing hours will be Monday through Saturday 9am to 10pm.
(2) The store's new opening and closing hours will be 9am to 10pm, Monday through Saturday.
Not to be
Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:09 AM
Nobody mentioned Shakespeare's Hamlet quote -- to be or not to be, that is the question...
Supposed to eat not playing
Friday, December 9, 2016 3:19:34 PM
1. You are supposed to eat not play.
2. You are supposed to eat not playing.
Is #2 absolutely wrong?
To fix #2, I would say, "You are supposed to be eating, not playing."
A "fun" Japanese word for Amer. Eng. learners
Saturday, December 3, 2016 5:03:45 PM
When I read this post I thought "Wow, That sounds familiar!" I came up with "Put a skosh (skoosh?) more salt in the soup please."
and then " Scooch over on the bench a little, will you.." I thought that these words might be appropriate to the post. But
when I looked them up I wondered...What do you all think?
How do you answer the questions beginning with "may"?
Saturday, October 1, 2016 5:19:53 AM
The difference between may and can was explained to me thusly -
may - permission by authority (parent, teacher, etc.)
can - ability to
You can go to the store, but you may not go right now because I need your help with this project.
You may go to the store, but you can't go right now because Dad has the car.
Is "who" the subject of the sentence?
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:14:53 PM
I remember my teacher describing the interesting world of the verb "to be" when any form of it was used alone.
Who is she? correct
She is who? correct
Whom is she? incorrect
She is whom? incorrect
Who is her? incorrect
Who is she calling? incorrect
She is calling who? incorrect
Whom is she calling? correct
She is calling whom? correct
in other words, nominative forms rule when the verb "to be" is by itself.
until / till / 'til
Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:00:06 AM
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:
until 10 p.m.
Is this a regular way of saying what you mean?
I think I would usually say -
The restaurant stays open until 10 p.m.
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