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Topic: are committed
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:16:54 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:


"Commit" is a very specific verb meaning "do" - but it is only used for crimes.
You do not 'commit a good deed' or 'commit your work' or anything like that.
Only 'commit a crime', 'commit murder', 'commit a theft' etc.

com·mit v.tr.
1. To do, perform, or perpetrate: commit a murder.

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I'm far from trying to oppose, but when working in database environment,
it's quite usual that you 'commit your work'.
But here 'commit' means 'confirm' or 'make valid'.
Technically this means that a transaction is successfully closed and the results become visible to other users.

Sorry, I know it doesn't exactly belong here, but because I do it every day, I couldn't help it.Silenced
Topic: How should I pronounce in English?
Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2018 6:16:43 AM
I recommend you to make it a habit to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of every word that you come across for the first time.
Sometimes some seemingly simple words are pronounced in a way that may surprise you.
Topic: will vs would
Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:30:55 AM
I think you are right, and in my opinion there should be the past conditional in the last part:

He explained that had the beneficiaries been informed that their accounts would be frozen, they would then have had ample time to transfer the money out of the accounts elsewhere.
Topic: Konjunktiv oder würde in irrealen Vergleichsätzen?
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:51:55 PM
Vielen Dank, tiuwiu.
Topic: My friends have took
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 10:08:00 AM
I think it's simply because Peppa Pig is still a little pig and doesn't know the correct verb forms yet.
Topic: Konjunktiv oder würde in irrealen Vergleichsätzen?
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:16:47 AM
Hallo,
wie sagt man bitte am besten auf Deutsch solche Sätze, die im Englishen z.B. so lauten:

He is doing as if he suspected something.

Besonders mit schwachen Verben, also:

Er tut, als ob er etwas ahne.

oder

Er tut, als ob er etwas ahnen würde.

oder

Er tut, als ob er etwas ahnte.

Danke vielmals.
Topic: only five minutes away
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:20:53 AM
I'd say that "away" refers to the clinic, i.e. five minutes away from the clinic.
Topic: Be especially
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 2:31:40 PM
In my opinion, "be" is used as an imperative here. You could split the first sentence into two:

Never leave medications lying around. Be especially careful when medications are mixed .......

Both sentences command you to do (or not to do) something.
Topic: cap (pistols)
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:12:26 AM
Could it be a silencer (muffler), i.e. a jig that is used for making the shot less noisy?

Topic: I have English exam . Help me!!
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 6:25:11 AM
Hi Romina,

2) is not correct.

If you ask about the subject, you must use normal word order (without inversion or the auxiliary do):

He watched the movie last night. (He is the subject)

Who watched the movie last night? (The answer is He did)

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