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Topic: I take water for you
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:50:16 AM
bihunsedap wrote:
palapaguy wrote:
bihunsedap wrote:
I asked my son to do homework.
He wanted to drink water.

You go upstairs and do homework first.
I take water for you. I said.

Does it sound natural?

No. Do you mean you'll drink water for him? Or you'll take water upstairs for him? Something else?



I'll take water upstairs for him

OK, that's clear. But if you say "I'll take water for you." that can have several meanings.

"I'll bring you water." would be clearer.



Topic: Nancy bikes/cycles to work every day.
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:43:04 AM
Wilmar (USA) wrote:
"Bikes" is used in the US, and that was Romany's entire point. (It's becoming tiresome.)

WHAT, exactly, is becoming tiresome Wilmar?

Topic: I take water for you
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:33:52 AM
bihunsedap wrote:
I asked my son to do homework.
He wanted to drink water.

You go upstairs and do homework first.
I take water for you. I said.

Does it sound natural?

No. Do you mean you'll drink water for him? Or you'll take water upstairs for him? Something else?

Topic: Why are titles of movies not italicized or within inverted commas?
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:29:23 AM
Wilmar (USA) wrote:
Where did you find this text? That may explain it.


Looking for this?

https://www.google.com/search?q=She+starred+in+several+iconic+Hong+Kong+movies+such+as+Once+A+Thief%2C+An+Autumn%E2%80%99s+Tale+and+Peking+Opera+Blues.+After+tying+the+knot+with+businessman+Michael+Chu+in+1991%2C+she+retired+from+acting.+Her+last+movie+was+Once+A+Thief+by+John+Woo%2C+which+is+also+a+classic.&oq=She+starred+in+several+iconic+Hong+Kong+movies+such+as+Once+A+Thief%2C+An+Autumn%E2%80%99s+Tale+and+Peking+Opera+Blues.+After+tying+the+knot+with+businessman+Michael+Chu+in+1991%2C+she+retired+from+acting.+Her+last+movie+was+Once+A+Thief+by+John+Woo%2C+which+is+also+a+classic.&aqs=chrome..69i57.2812j0j7&client=ubuntu&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Topic: wish vs wished
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:10:27 PM
ullas84 wrote:
A)I wished I had bought a mercedes car. I wished in the past that I had bought the car in the past.

B)I wish I had bought a mercedes car. I wish today that I had bought the car in the past.

what is the difference in meaning between the sentence A and sentence B?

are they both grammatically correct?


Both are correct.

Topic: Nancy bikes/cycles to work every day.
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:38:57 PM
Reiko07 wrote:
Reiko07 wrote:
Nancy does not go to work on Saturday or Sunday.

Is OK to use the following sentences?

(1) Nancy bikes to work every day. (AE)

(2) Nancy cycles to work every day. (BE)

Wilmar (USA) wrote:
"Bikes" is used in the US, and that was Romany's entire point. (It's becoming tiresome.)

Thanks, Wilmar.

My focus is on "every day", not on "bikes/cycles."


Yes, that's what I thought you were asking.

I suggest: Nancy bikes to work every workday.




Topic: a girl in a white dress
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:09:58 AM
Reiko07 wrote:
thar wrote:
Girl in white dress.

Girl in White Dress.

Does this work as the title of a photograph?



It's just a label as Thar said. Yes, if that's all you want for a title.

Topic: Why is "monies" used instead of "money"?
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 1:26:02 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
When the safe opened, she took the monies. and passed them to an unknown Indonesian woman. The cash was then remitted back to their home country.

Why is "monies" used instead of "money"? What is the difference?

Thanks.

"Monies" means "money." Very formal and often used in legal contexts. It's jarring and inappropriate here.

Topic: a girl in a white dress
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 1:19:28 AM
Reiko07 wrote:
A girl in a white dress came in and said, "Hello."

Question: Is this sentence correct?

Yes.
Topic: I saw him at a great/considerable distance.
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:01:10 AM
Reiko07 wrote:
(1) I saw him at a great distance.

(2) I saw him at a considerable distance.

Which is correct?

I think both are grammatically possible, but I'm not sure if they sound idiomatic to native English speakers.


Both are grammatically correct, and both exemplify a pet peeve of mine.

Why the hyperbole? No one knows what "great" or "considerable" means in this context, so why use either?

"I saw him at a distance." End of story.