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Questions Submitted

Using “would”

“to be doing”

“my tire flattened”

Odd sentence?

Zero conditional

Omitting “will”

Recent Comments

Re: Are these questions in idiomatic English?  •  December 1, 2005, 7:04pm  •  0 vote

Hey, Eric...isn't it a bummer when life just turns around and kicks you in the face? Google: 728 English pages for "tell them to knock it off". 11,400 English pages for "tell them to stop it".

Re: Are these questions in idiomatic English?  •  December 1, 2005, 6:59pm  •  0 vote

Re: “my tire flattened”  •  October 8, 2005, 3:19am  •  0 vote

mara Oct-7-05 6:31PM

Re: Odd sentence?  •  September 6, 2005, 9:44pm  •  0 vote

Thanks, Janet. I find the sentence odd, but we can use "all of a sudden" with the progressive form. All of a sudden, he was swimming for his life. All of a sudden, she was hitting me with a big

Re: “identical to” and “identical with”  •  September 6, 2005, 10:37am  •  3 votes

The American Heritage Dictionary (AHD) says that both are acceptable.

Re: Got  •  September 6, 2005, 10:33am  •  0 vote

Avoid it at your peril ;-)

Re: Present adverbs in past narrative  •  July 14, 2005, 5:55pm  •  0 vote

Hi, Gary I agree with all you say here: I'd say it works either way, but the now makes it more explicit.

Re: Using prepositions “by” and “with”.  •  July 14, 2005, 11:26am  •  0 vote

mara Thanks for the reply. I imagine it is archaic usage and maybe Scottish English at that. Here's an example from Arthur Conan Doyle. "As he journeyed he bit into a crust which remained