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Topic: (a) leeway
Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:06:01 AM
Hi again.

Strangely (or does the Daemon read your questions?) today's "Grammar Lesson" is all about using articles with uncountable nouns . . .

Here it is.

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Topic: (a) leeway
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 12:27:31 PM
Hi.

Not quite right - but you have the right idea.
It is the definite article which can be used in some circumstances.
By adding the descriptive clause, you make it a defined/definite instance.

"Water" is uncountable.
Pass me some water. (or possibly "Pass me water!")
Pass me the water which is on the table.

. . . parents who have been charged with neglect for giving their children leeway that would have been perfectly normal a generation prior.

. . . parents who have been charged with neglect for giving their children the leeway that would have been perfectly normal a generation prior.


(It also works with a reduced clause -
Wine tastes good. (uncountable)
The wine which we are being served tastes good. (clause)
The wine we are being served tastes good. (reduced clause)

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Topic: On the two eyes
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:56:43 AM
The phrase is not "on the two eyes"

The verb phrase is "registering . . . on" and the object phrase is "the two eyes".

register verb
7. To adjust so as to be properly aligned.


Many photographs are superimposed - with the two eyes in each photo exactly aligned.

This is a composite portrait of thirty-seven different women.



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Topic: Is 'material' in the text a countable noun?
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:44:11 AM
That's true.
However, "material" is redundant.

This booklet is extremely useful for all people who want to know more about Buddhism.

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Topic: Drawing pin? Nail? Pin?
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:42:15 AM
In Britain, it's normally called a drawing-pin because its original use was to fasten drawings to a board.


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Topic: Flags of the world !
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 7:07:19 AM
For you to guess - where is this flag for?


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Think George David Patrick



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Topic: Is "enactment" the right word?
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:49:24 AM
Hi Romany.

It's my provincial upbringing, I suppose.

Despite sort of "knowing about" this sort of thing, it doesn't enter my mind as background data when I'm looking at a sentence.

The idea of buying something, just to sell it and make a profit is 'foreign'.

When I see 'antiques' as a trade in a sentence, I think of antique restoration (taking an old battered secretary and remaking it using original materials and skills etc. maybe) or antiquities discovery (finding an old ship's chronometer in a junk shop and researching its history and provenance).
Then maybe selling them, with their value having been increased by the person's work.
Not just buying at one (depressed) price and selling exactly the same article at another (expanded) price.

To me that doesn't sound like a job, it sounds like a con - or a game as the people on the TV show played. It sounds like a hobby - something one might do in an "antiques club".


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Topic: A and Q
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:58:35 AM
Q - What does "bei ng" mean?

A - Existence in the broadest terms.


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Topic: Name a city.place,country or state!
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:16:53 AM
Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England.

The moor above the town is well-known for stone circles and prehistoric (and modern) petroglyphs.




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Topic: Haiku Fun
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 3:58:10 AM
When the sun comes up,
we hope the lights will go out.
Otherwise, it's waste.

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