The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

Profile: papo_308
User Name: papo_308
Forum Rank: Advanced Member
Gender: None Specified
Home Page
Joined: Thursday, March 29, 2012
Last Visit: Monday, April 23, 2018 2:25:57 PM
Number of Posts: 1,089
[0.12% of all post / 0.49 posts per day]
  Last 10 Posts
Topic: Whatever happened to the verb "to rare"?
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:30:33 AM
Interesting, I encountered this word in the song I Ride an Old Paint sung by Johnny Cash long ago, but didn't look into its origin.
Topic: having + a verb in past participle
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 8:10:04 AM
I think that (1) is correct.
In (2), when the subordinate clause is shortened like this, the two clauses should have the same subject,
which is not the case here.
It would seem more natural to write:

Having written for five continuous hours, I felt that my hand was very tired.

Just my opinion, of course.
Topic: outta your seats and onto your feets
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2018 2:30:42 PM
Thank you, thar.
A nice picture and wordplay, as usual.Applause
Topic: outta your seats and onto your feets
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2018 1:00:04 PM
I'm reading 11.22.63 by Stephen King. There's an interesting use of feets:

I've got a special request. Do we have a George Amberson and Sadie Dunhill in the house? George and Sadie? Come on up here, George and Sadie, outta your seats and onto your feets.

There's no problem in understanding, the use of feets can be justified by the fact that there are actually two pairs of feet, George's and Sadie's.
Only I have never seen such use before and so I'd like to ask if it's a possible usage or if I should consider it a colloquialism or dialect. Or maybe it's used because it rhymes well with "seats"?

Topic: Not well
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2018 3:03:57 PM
I think it would be more natural to say:

He hasn't been feeling well today.

because it might continue to the very moment you say it.

The past tense would be OK if you specified some previous part of the day, as in

He wasn't feeling well before noon (today).

I my be wrong, of course.
Topic: Yet to
Posted: Monday, April 2, 2018 3:22:14 PM
It means: ...they want (are expecting) to utilize that advantage (of 73% ball possession), but haven't succeeded yet. Powell was near to achieving it, but didn't succeed. Cook will be hoping that this will give his team new energy.

This site might be of interest to you:

Topic: It is nearly impossible to cross the street here. ...
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 2:45:48 PM
Another possibility might be:
It's next to impossible to cross the street here.
Topic: “Johnny Booker, he’p dis..."
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:26:27 AM
It's probably "help this Nigger".

See here:,+he%E2%80%99p+dis+Nigger&source=bl&ots=2fDligXusD&sig=o7LgQq2MLE3vkmt81_KHCCm2aMU&hl=cs&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGo_an0JHaAhVNhqYKHXkgAVwQ6AEIPjAC#v=onepage&q=Johnny%20Booker%2C%20he%E2%80%99p%20dis%20Nigger&f=false
Topic: Is the comma optional?
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:30:00 PM
Yes, I think it's optional.
If the comma is used, it's assumed that only one Head Temple exists and "located at the foot of Mt.Fuji" is only additional information that could be left out.
If the comma is left out, there are probably more than one Head Temples and "located at the foot of Mt.Fuji" identifies the one the speaker has in mind.

Topic: listening comprehension
Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 4:28:11 AM
Isn't it "This video's crossing the line" ? Not sure, of course.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines. Copyright © 2008-2018 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.