I would like to ask about repeating the preposition in this sentence
"he focused on learning the poems by heart not (on) how to write poetry."
Is it necessary to use the preposition with the bracket ...
If some guy say to you "nice to meet you"
The Answer is "me too" or "you too" ?
I found this expression in a book but I don't understand what it means.
A man never takes vacations from work. Here's the complete sentence, with some more context:
She couldn't remember him [...
As far as I know, in American English, we can see singular team names as either plural or singular. So, "Golden State are the best team in the NBA" and "Golden State is the best team in the NBA" are ...
Which of below is American and which is British English when you want someone to explain themselves?
What do you have to say for yourself?
What have you got to say for yourself?
I've seen both being used, but I am not sure if either one of them is the natural way of putting this silly idea that everyone does. Also, how do you decide between on and in, because both of them can ...
How do I say that I find a person or place so good or you love it so much that you think it gives you feeling of closeness to it? Or what?
E.g I like my friend's mother so much, it's like motherly ...
Is there a reason why, we use "up" and not "in". I always thought it wasn't intuitive to use "up", is there a semantic reason, or is it "cultural" or "historical"? Can someone explain, so that a non-...
What's the difference between establish rules and introduce rules.
After entering the fountain of youth, she was now young not old.
After entering the fountain of youth, she was now young and not old.
Are both these ok. Any difference?
Can you leave out the comma ...
For example, you probably have various reason to study English than your classmates.
I have gone through some documents in google about past perfect continuous tense and came to know below things.
The past perfect continuous tense (also known as the past perfect progressive tense) ...
I'll never pray to a God since my butt issues.
The usage of 'since' drew my attention and puzzled me. I don't understand why it was used here and whether it was a substitute for either 'because of'...
I had a situation of being asked to bring the lastest mail that I got. But then I wanted to ask how old it can be to be accepted. So I tried to think how I can ask my wonder. Here is the my thought.
Am I correct in thinking that having + past participle conveys the flowing meaning?
Tomorrow, having finished the game, I will go home.
Tomorrow, after finishing the game, I ...
Is this a phrase or clause. How do they differ aside from active verb.
A group of words that is part of, rather than the whole of, a sentence
A phrase ...
You are at a picnic and you want to advise others to keep the place clean:
1- you had better clean the place before you leave
2- you must clean the place before you leave.
From what I know, ‘had ...
I have heard usage of "been" other that in perfect continuous tense.
like when we are talking about past, could we say that "I been given some work"?
is the above sentence correct? if not why?
What is difference between
Have you ever married?
Have you ever been married?
Which one is correct in American English?
1) To prepare for something?
2) To get prepared for something?
Besides this, there are a lot of similar things that I am not sure about (such as to ...
In the following sentence, what is the grammatical structure of "helped get me organized"?
The review sessions always helped get me organized for the test.
What does "withdraw into" mean in the following sentence?
Many depressed people just withdraw into themselves.
In the novel I'm reading there's a sentence I don't understand.
A power outage had darkened most of the city, and he had driven over to bring her a battery-powered space heater.
“It’ll get ...
I'm Ten, and my father is a Chinese, and my mother is a Japanese. I'm the second-generation Japanese or the mixed-race Japanese and raised between a Chinese father (from Shenzhen) and a Japanese ...
I hear many songs and I see movies
Include past simple sentences without
Specific time like
1: I met him .
And in another one
I have met him
I learn American English conversation
So I have ...
I have a question on preposition ‘to’.
When we use verb after ‘to’ we use either infinitives or verb in ing format but my question is:
will the word ‘to’ be a preposition in both the case? also,
A friend once told me, when you're lost you're liberal and when you're liberal you can go anywhere
Is "liberal" used properly here?
*That feeling you get when your kid won't let you do your housework.
Me stressed at the thought of tonights traffic.*
What do we call these types of sentences that commonly come with a picture or ...
I. In the following sentences, I know that I should repeat "they", "they", "she", "he" and "it" instead of using "the " in the second part. But can I use 'the + noun' if I introduce something using ...
I can't understand the meaning of «bracket» in this sentence. A mechanic is fixing a car whose filter is broken. Here is the complete text (it's an american novel):
She unscrewed the cap of the ...
Hold on, I am not asking the difference between when to use "the", "a", or "an".
My question is, when to use the. For example:
Do not cross in front of bus;
Do not cross in front of the ...
I know a lot of people would say the correct sentence is “Horses are useful animals.”
But I think we can say “Computers are an important research tool.”, so I think we can say “Horses are a useful ...
Take the sentence (1)“The boy is a hardworking student.” The words “a hardworking student” are the complement. There’s no agreement problem in that sentence, it's all singular;(2)“These people are my ...
1) Can we use ‘any time’ instead of ‘any day’ in the below example?
"Have you seen this any day before?"
Can you please tell me what the difference is between ‘any time’ and ‘any day’?
2) Answer ...
i have gone through few documents in google about ‘having+verb3’ and came to know below thing.
‘Having done’ —> can be said as ‘After doing’
Having finished our work, we went home.
We could also say ...
In English grammar, ‘generic reference’ is used when you make a reference to all the members of a class of people or things .
So I can say "A lizard is like a dinosaur in appearance" and "Lizards are ...
Should I use "a" as in "map" or "e" as in "pet"? Merriam-Webster says both ways are ok.
I'm one of ESL students, Pervasive Developmental Disorder English learner.
I had stayed for a month in Los Angeles since I was 17.
Our native-English teacher at the PDD support school told us that ...
I'm looking for a right way to stress words ending in -fluence in American English. There should be a change of stress depending on whether it's used a noun or verb. Also, in "finance" I stress the ...
I hear many native speakers dropping auxiliary verbs when asking questions. For instance, I hear them saying "How you doing?". Another example that came up to my ear recently: in the gym, I hear many ...
Adding a - between word, will the word still have same meaning?
re-open or reopen
re-install or reinstall
Is it correct to say "Please confirm me" or "Please reply me as soon as possible" in a context where I am asking for a confirmation or reply (like in an email)?
I am a native American English speaker ...
Are they possible if I use it in past events? Which are British English and which are American English
They have just/already/never eaten 2 biscuits 2 minutes ago.
They had just/already/never ...
I'm reading a book and just found this phrase: "midnight oil runs the engine of growth". What does it mean? I've googled for it and didn't find a definition.
It seems it's just an old saying and it'...
Our politicians have been pandering again. This demotivates the voters. - Entire first sentence as antecedent
When we take the bolded sentence away from its antecedent, where does that leave it ...
I have learned that the correct form is "I work at night". Recently, I saw a movie and one of the characters mentioned "I work nights", Is there any difference between them? Or which one is correct?
In short sentences like these :
"What to say and what not to" or "what to say and what to not"
and "What to buy and what to not" which one is correct?
It follows two sisters— one is devoted to her faith, the other breaks the community's strict rules.
What would we class this type of clause ? (one is this, the other is this)
What part is the main ...
"The old jive broad split"
It's a part of what Bill Withers says at the beginning of "Ain't no sunshine".
It's a part of the story behind this song. But it lacks everything. I have absolutely no ...
My first language is Spanish and I learned English mostly by reading/writing in academics and professional context but few listening and speaking practice. I got a job abroad and after 2 months I ...