Thomas Smith

Joined: November 21, 2012

Number of comments posted: 7

Number of votes received: 14

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Where used you to live?

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Re: Where used you to live?  •  February 5, 2013, 2:09am  •  1 vote

"Where did you use to live before you came here?" Is the correct form. (My source is 'Raymond Murphy' Essential Grammar in Use - Third Edition. Page 82, Section B.) "Did" being the auxil

Re: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”  •  January 12, 2013, 12:17am  •  0 vote

Nice one, Hairy Scot. I have to teach both forms to my French schoolchildren, because each school can choose which textbook to use. One publisher has dropped 'have got' in favour of 'have', (the editi

Re: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”  •  January 10, 2013, 10:31pm  •  0 vote

Joel hi. What you describe here is not grammatically correct. Don't get me wrong, what you are describing is your experience of what you hear in everyday life. What we call colloquial English. The u

Re: Where used you to live?  •  November 27, 2012, 10:12am  •  2 votes

Sorry but you are wrong. The reason that you think that it is 'used' is because of the 't' of the word 'to'. The word use is voiced from beginning to end, the IPA transcription is /juːz/ so becaus

Re: Where used you to live?  •  November 25, 2012, 11:55pm  •  1 vote

Thanks Percy. I agree with you that "Where did you live before you came here? " sounds much more natural. However if I drop the "... before you came here?" then 'use to live' is correct - I think. At

Re: replaced by or replaced with  •  November 21, 2012, 2:59am  •  8 votes

The leaking pipes were replaced by the plumber. The leaking pipes were replaced with new ones. The night staff was relieved by the day staff. The night staff was replaced with robots. The plumber

Re: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”  •  November 21, 2012, 1:35am  •  2 votes

I teach English to French school kids. Up until 2011 the school book that I use, called "Enjoy English", used the form, for example, "I have got two rabbits.", "She has got blue eyes." This is a form