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Topic: I sincerely wish that you will do your best in whatever you do.
Posted: Monday, June 14, 2021 4:50:14 AM
I sincerely wish that you will do your best in whatever you do.

Is "wish" correctly used?

Thanks.
Topic: in or towards the direction
Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:03:45 PM
At about 6am on Dec 7, 2019, Sy drove his silver Lexus at about 78kmh to 81kmh on Farrer Road - a road with a speed limit of 70kmh - towards the direction of Queensway.

Should it be "in the direction" instead of "towards the direction"?

Thanks!
Topic: Placement of closing inverted commas
Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2021 5:43:35 PM
Thanks, JJ.

Please take a look at my earlier post. Do you think I have punctuated "science" in the paragraph correctly?
Topic: Placement of closing inverted commas
Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:43:47 PM
Thanks, JJ!

"In the last two years, we have witnessed and overcome a good number of tests and challenges" that are "especially related to our collective
security," Buhari said during a
televised address marking the country's Democracy Day.

In the paragraph there is a pair of texts enclosed by inverted commas. This is what I am confused about.

"In the last two years, we have witnessed and overcome a good number of tests and challenges" that are "especially related to our collective security," Buhari said during a televised address marking the country's Democracy Day.

I think the word 'security' in the paragraph should be punctuated as: security", and not security," .

I hope you understand why I am confused. As a non-native speaker, I often cannot see the difference between different texts when there is a slight change.

I hope you understand my handicap in this aspect.







Topic: Placement of closing inverted commas
Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:34:22 PM
I believe my question was not quite clear. I have made minor changes.

"In the last two years, we have witnessed and overcome a good number of tests and challenges" that are "especially related to our collective security," Buhari said during a televised address marking the country's Democracy Day.

Should the close inverted commas at "security" be inside instead of outside?

Thanks!
Topic: machines vs machinery
Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2021 2:48:38 PM
If Lorazepam makes you feel sleepy, do not drive, ride a bike or use tools or machinery.

Can "machines" replace "machinery"?

Thanks!
Topic: Placement of closing inverted commas
Posted: Saturday, June 12, 2021 4:06:10 PM
"In the last two years we have witnessed and overcome a good number of tests and challenges" that are "especially related to our collective security," Buhari said during a televised address marking the country's Democracy Day.

Should the closing inverted comma be inside instead of outside?

Thanks!
Topic: has been arrested vs was arrested
Posted: Friday, June 11, 2021 2:50:07 PM
Thanks, Audiendus!
Topic: In British English, should the comma be inside the closing inverted comma?
Posted: Friday, June 11, 2021 2:10:06 PM
Thanks, DragOnspeaker.

It is an error -- should be a full stop.
Topic: In British English, should the comma be inside the closing inverted comma?
Posted: Friday, June 11, 2021 8:57:41 AM
‘Pure and perfect’ means ‘The essential teaching during Shakyamuni’s lifetime and the teaching for the beginning of the Latter Day of the Law are equally pure and perfect’.

In British English, should the comma be inside the closing inverted comma?

Thanks.