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Topic: I deeply appreciate your help.
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 11:32:26 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
I deeply appreciate your help.
I appreciate your help deeply.

Are both sentences used by native speakers?

Thanks.


Yes, but "greatly" or "really" are more common than "deeply."
Topic: If ... yesterday, would...right now
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 12:02:31 AM
Joe Kim wrote:
1. If we didn't have this house, we would sleep outside right now.

2. If you didn't have that toy, you wouldn't be able to play right now.

3. If you didn't say it yesterday, I wouldn't have mentioned it.

Are the examples make sense?


Do the examples make sense? Yes.
Topic: Which is vs Being
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 2:39:29 PM
I think the two forms are equivalent and equally correct. Choosing one is just a matter of personal preference.
Topic: Would 3
Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:30:34 PM
Joe Kim wrote:
Are you someone who wouldn't listen to Mom?

Does would here make sense to mean anything for this sentence? If so, what does it possibly indicate?


If it were "didn't" this would simply indicate actions in the past. If instead it's "wouldn't" this would indicate determination or a course of conduct/consistency.
Topic: participants in attendance
Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 1:36:08 PM
Koh Elaine wrote:
Welcome to this auspicious function. I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the large number of participants in attendance.

Is the part in bold correct?

Thanks.


Do you mean is it tautological? No, because the two words can have slightly different meanings. Further, some of those in attendance may not be participants, and some participants may not be in attendance.
Topic: degenerate rock
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:53:27 PM
[quote=prince]Is there anyway we use the words " degenerate rocks" as a metaphor for someone who is devoid of morals?

Kindly explain

Thank you
Prince

No. I've never heard that term.
Topic: Wish it would hurry
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:24:06 AM
Joe Kim wrote:
What does would mean in this sentence?


It means the speaker wishes the bus will "hurry up."

It's expressed in conditional mood, meaning the result of an imagined event or situation.
Topic: Wish it would hurry
Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 10:55:36 PM
Joe Kim wrote:
Hi,

What does "I wish the bus would hurry up" mean?


"Hurry (up)" means "go faster" or "arrive sooner."
Topic: It's time we went/go home
Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 1:19:26 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
1. It's time we went home.
2. It's time we go home.

Is the first sentence British English, and the second American. English?

Thanks.


In AE, the following are all common and interchangeable in most cases:

It's time we went home.
It's time we go home.
It's time that we go home.
It's time for us to go home.
It's time to go home.
Time to go home!
Topic: is vs was
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 12:39:21 PM
"Is" and "was" are both correct, but "was" is more common in this context in AE.

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