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Topic: Is "lodged" the correct verb?
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 5:06:46 AM
Hi Koh Elaine,

to me the verb "to lodge" sounds perfect in this sentence.

Have a look at the "Legal Dictionary" and at the "Idioms" sections for the verb "to lodge", there are a lot of nice expressions to learn.

Topic: Order
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:15:06 AM
Atatürk wrote:
The order of the questions are the same as the corresponding listening.


Hi Atatürk,

do you possibly mean

"the order/sequence of the questions is the same as that of the listening excerpts" ?

or if there were just one big listening excerpt

"the order of the questions corresponds to the flow of information as you will hear it in the listening" ?

But there are certainly much better ways to rephrase this....Brick wall Think
Topic: Breathe out
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:35:21 AM
Hi Jiqneshbharati,

these sentences are part of the instructions to use the inhaler.
In this sense, the verb is in the imperative mood, which, in this case, expresses a request rather than an order. Whoever uses this implement is requested to breathe out.
I would not call "to breathe out" a true phrasal verb. Breathing is made of two steps: inhaling (taking air into your lungs) and exhaling (blowing it out of your lungs).
The preposition "out" does not change so much the meaning of "to breathe" and in this sense, "to breathe out" is not a phrasal verb.
"As far as" is an adverb. It modifies the following verb "is" comfortable.
It means that before inhaling the content of the inhaler, you have to expel air from your lungs until (as far as) it is comfortable, that is you do not have to forcefully insist in expelling air.
As to your doubt about the usage of "is", I think that you would understand it if I added the pronoun "it" and replaced "as far as" with "until".
"Breathe out until it is comfortable". "it" refers to "breathe out". However in sentences with "as far as" or just "as" the pronoun "it" is omitted, like in "as is well known".
"Comfortable" modify "breathe out". You breathe out until the breathing out is comfortable.

Hope this helps.
Topic: "It's more cozy for you."
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:25:25 AM
Hi bihunsedap,

although I am not a native speaker, your sentences do not sound so natural.

In the first one "I was putting the sheet on the pillow", the word sheet is not used for a pillow. One speaks of a bed sheet, but for pillow one would say pillowcase or a pillowslip or just slip.

In this sense, I would rephrase your sentence as "I was pulling the pillowcase on the pillow".

As to the question, it is not grammatical as it is, unless you did it deliberately to indicate that your son is still small and cannot speak correctly. Otherwise I would rephrase it at least as "Why putting on the pillowcase?"

The part in bold "It's more cozy for you." sounds fine, although I would have used cozier, but I guess more cozy is fine too according to NGram....Think Think

Hope it helps

Topic: They are building basketball court/field
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:29:37 AM
Hi bihunsedap

As to the first sentence, I would say "there is a big field in the park.

For the second, the word is court.

The word field, as it is used in your first sentence, means a wide, open and level expanse (extent, surface) of land. The field is also the area where athletics takes place or where one of the two baseball teams plays.

The word court is more precise. It is the area where some sports are played. In this sense, a court is marked with all the appropriate lines that define the different zones.

A tennis, basketball, handball court for example.

Paid attention that the word court cannot be use for every sport. For instance one refers to a golf course, a football pitch, a baseball diamond (but also field).

Hope it helps.
Topic: driving down the street
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:54:59 AM
Hi azz,

also these sentences are somehow wrong as they are confusing, because, while the subject of the first part is clear, the -ing form (a participle) in the second part is somehow dangling, that is, it is not so clear which noun of the first part it modifies.

In this sense, adding a comma does not help to clarify the meaning.

The sentence 1,2,5 and 6 are very confusing, as it seems that Tom kissed her while he was wearing her wedding dress....d'oh! which would sound as being part of a sitcom
or that you talked to her while you were putting on her clothes....again the sitcom.

The sentences 3 and 4 are correct but the meaning is that you tripped him up as you were walking through the door.

I recommend that you read the article about Participles

In particular, go to the section called "As an object complement" and the subsection "Common mistakes". I am sure this will shed light on your questions.

Hope that helps.

Topic: sea-god timbres in the blue of Noah’s cry
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:57:37 AM
Hello vkhu

I cannot say anything better than what Drag0n has already said.
I only add that blue means sadness in this context, I guess.

Have a look at
I knew it as an adjective but in this case is a noun which means melancholy unhappiness...

Its use with this meaning, as an adjective above all, is not rare at all, although sad is more common of course.

Hope it helps.

Topic: disclaiming
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 9:10:43 AM
I agree with you vkhu
Both apologetic and "were nor disclaiming enough" seem to not fit with what one would expect, that is more similar to what Jyrkkä Jätkä says.

More context would help maybe....

What I may imagine the author would like to express is that the two men's posture showed neither sympathy nor any sorrow or regret for their lack of sympathy.

Topic: He has a reach beyond which his antecedents would have only dreamed
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 8:50:50 AM
Hello maltliquor87,

the way you rephrased the sentence is awkward and (I would say) is not correct. Besides, the two versions do not have the same meaning.

I believe the problem lies in the meaning of the word "reach" and the way you read the "beyond which", you do not have to separate them.

The sentence

"He has a reach beyond which his antecedents would have only dreamed"

can be rephrased, by making the meaning of reach more explicit

- He has a comprehension (of something ... the situation, the problem, ) beyond which his antecedents would have only dreamed


- He has a range of influence beyond which his antecedents would have only dreamed

In other words, his comprehension of the situation or his influence, his power is so wide that his predecessors could have never imagined to have.

I hope that helps a bit.

Topic: Grammar
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:25:03 AM
Hi FounDit

I don't quite understand the function of "unaware" in the sentence that you amended. Who is unaware? The boys? The uncle has done that deliberately in order to see them die. Am I right?
Maybe I don't understand the meaning of "unaware that" in this case.
Could you please clarify it?

Thanks so much in advance.