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Topic: Favorite nut/nuts
Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:46:24 PM
What's your favorite nut?
What are your favorite nuts?
My favorite nuts are walnuts.
My favorite nut is walnuts.

Self-made

Hello,
Are all fine?

Thank you.
Topic: fireman / female ?
Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:18:48 PM
How about "fire woman"? Is it common?
Topic: fireman / female ?
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 10:42:53 AM
thar wrote:
Yes, fireman (m) or firefighter.

There is a policewoman (f) but no firewoman.


Do you mean fireman can also be used for females?
Topic: fireman / female ?
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 10:42:46 AM
thar wrote:
Yes, fireman (m) or firefighter.

There is a policewoman (f) but no firewoman.


Do you mean fireman can also be used for females?
Topic: postman (female?)
Posted: Sunday, April 4, 2021 11:47:29 PM
Hello,
Can I use the word "postman" for a female letter carrier or it's only used for males?

Thank you.
Topic: fireman / female ?
Posted: Sunday, April 4, 2021 11:46:48 PM
Hello,
Can I use the word "fireman" for a female fire fighter or it's only used for males?
Once one of the native English speakers said that he has never heard firewoman.
Except "fire fighter" what word can I use for a female fire fighter?


Thank you.
Topic: Go to the school/Go to school
Posted: Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:36:32 PM
A: "Mom, where are you going?"
B: "I'm going to the school."
B: "I'm going to school."

Hello,
Suppose that the mother is a teacher. And she is at home getting dressed to go to her school to teach kids.

Which answer is correct? Go to or go to the?

Thank you.
Topic: left my jacket in/at school
Posted: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9:55:35 AM
I left my jacket at school.
I left my jacket in school.
I left my jacket at the school.
I left my jacket in the school.

Hello,
By the word "school" I want to mean any primary school or high-school. I don't mean colleges or universities.

I'm a little confused and I don't know which one to use. I even don't know their differences in this context.
I know that "at/in school" means attending the class and "at/in the school" means being inside the school for some other works except attending the class.

But I don't know which sentence should be used for the missing jacket context.


Any guidance?

Thank you.
Topic: at/in our school
Posted: Sunday, March 7, 2021 7:53:02 AM
At our school we have a big computer room. We have 12 computers in the room, one for every student.


Source
: Family and Friends 2 American English by Noami Simmons (this book is for kids to learn oral American English.)

Hello,
Is is OK if the author of the book has used the preposition "in" instead of "at" with the same meaning? It's not clear if the speaker is a teacher or a student.

Any guidance?

Thank you.
Topic: hourly rate
Posted: Sunday, March 7, 2021 7:34:33 AM
Hello,
This is a Teacher Employment contract in China written by some non-native English speakers. Is the blue part good and natural English? I mean, is using the word "rate" in these two parts fine?

Thank you.

Salary and Teaching hours:
The monthly salary of Party B (the teacher) will be ¥10,000 (at an hourly rate of ¥ 100 for teaching English)
This salary is calculated as follows:
25 (hours) x 4 (weeks) = 100 (hours per month)
¥ 10,000 ÷ 100 hours = ¥ 100 (per hour)
If the teacher exceeds 100 hours a month, he will be paid a supplementary amount for the additional hours taught and in accordance with the hourly rate quoted above.