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Questions Submitted

Using “would”

Below, is the speaker B sure of who the person is? If so, wh...

“to be doing”

Do you use both these in your variant? “What does he want u...

Are these questions in idiomatic English?

Hi All On another forum, two native English speakers insiste...

“my tire flattened”

Hi All. Take a look at this if you will: “And my tire flatt...

Is there a grammar of spoken English?

Summarising: Three ways of looking at it. Extracts from the ...

Odd sentence?

Anything odd about this sentence? “All of a sudden, there w...

Prepositional verb or phrasal verb?

IYO, is “sailed through” a prepositional verb or a phrasal v...

Zero conditional

Does anyone know where the term “zero conditional” comes fro...

Omitting “will”

“1. I am a carnivore and a predator though sometimes I...

Present adverbs in past narrative

Hi Would it make a major difference to the meaning of the se...

Using prepositions “by” and “with”.

Can anyone tell me why “by” and not “with” was used in the f...

Recent Comments

on: Are these questions in idiomatic English?

Hey, Eric...isn't it a bummer when life just turns around an...

on: Are these questions in idiomatic English?

<Not terribly scientific, but pretty striking nonetheless. T...

on: “my tire flattened”

mara Oct-7-05 6:31PM <Never. But I might say "My tire w...

on: Odd sentence?

Thanks, Janet. I find the sentence odd, but we can use "all ...

on: “identical to” and “identical with”

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

on: Got

Avoid it at your peril ;-)...

on: Present adverbs in past narrative

Hi, Gary I agree with all you say here: I'd say it wor...

on: Using prepositions “by” and “with”.

mara Thanks for the reply. I imagine it is archaic usa...