jayles

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“it’s the put-er-on-er-er”

When I was brought up in England we used to say things like ...

Which sound “normal” to you?

A) Must we have fish for dinner again? B) Shall we have t...

“The plants were withered” Adjective or passive?

Please look at the following examples: a) The plants died. ...

Five eggs is too many

A: What are you cooking? B: An omelette. A: How many eggs ...

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"instance" although perhaps taken from latin has the same ro...

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yes some languages (I think Portuguese off the cuff) have t...

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"Body thirlings by skilled craftsman: ear- nose- tongue- and...

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AnWulf: "He is the communications officer." There are of cou...

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AnWulf: Oh dear, opening up such a great can of worms! I me...

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Anwulf: I think you can keep "trait" as long as you pronounc...

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Ængelfolc: yes "decided" can take an object so it is okay; I...

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Or maybe I'm just a poor teacher!!...

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AEngelfolc: There are no rules; it's just a description of w...

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This: "a given name" <<<< a name which was given (note this ...

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Ængelfolc: "In German, we say "ausgestorben", which means 'e...

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Yes the point about a thesaurus is it does not provide words...

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I have a background in accounting and software; this is quit...

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Wanted: teacher with minimum ten years' industry ordeal.. W...

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AnWulf: yes Orwell was right. The real question is what to d...

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There! and I thought electricity was named in honor of some ...

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If I may put an idea forward..... ...

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AnWulf: I'm with you; the "should" version sounds odd to me ...

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AnWulf: yes - the tricky bit is why "What are you doing this...

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Today I watched someone trying to explain the difference bet...

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Ængelfolc: from www.thefreedictionary.com/curious: "curious...

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Ængelfolc: well done for picking up on my oh so English rema...

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AnWulf: I wrote "to teach how to teach": this means teaching...

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Ængelfolc: 1) Some dictionaries give all possible meanings. ...

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This week's challenge: to teach how to teach the sounds and ...

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"curious" does not suggest any underhand earnest whereas bei...

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I was just wondering why was the cat wondering???...

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AnWulf: "I'm reviewing a paper from a Tunsian woman." A mode...

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"academic" varies in meaning from "learned", "studious", "th...

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I would like to requicken the word "earnest" in the meaning ...

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1)"Enlightened" !!! I think not! (Bedimmed would be more tr...

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A) "American inflows are far too widespread and not always o...

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AnWulf: Yourr take on academic writing is not wrong; however...

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"to be stood down"; is an "upsidedown" expression...

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Remembering your latin: terre, tuli, latum meaning to bear o...

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I think Chaucer is for the most part okay; but the KIng Jame...

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Oops! I meant pervasive>> widespread ...

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"The American influence is far too prevalent and not necessa...

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AnWulf: IMHO in general, good storytelling (and poetry) uses...

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"we have a good English word for "metaphor": KENNING." well ...

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Ængelfolc: metaphor << a "crossover" meaining; a "carryover"...

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Ængelfolc: "A trustworthy source would be fine." Sorry, just...

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Ængelfolc: Good. I almost put "biggen" instead of "enlarge" ...

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Ængelfolc: I have never heard the word biggen (although ther...

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Ængelfolc: you have been busy! Wasn't "wanhope" or somethi...

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Ængelfolc: "Although" can only be used as a conjunction (lik...

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"Although, you are right." ->>> You are right, though. (Sie ...

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Ængelfolc:"...in the USA the count might be lower....... " N...

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Über allen Gipfeln Ist Ruh' In allen Wipfeln Spürest Du ...

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Ængelfolc: "15,000 (words) seems rather high." I based this ...

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Ængelfolc: "Hungarian kilincs "door handle" < Old French cli...

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"it might help to teach the word-bits if one were to put the...

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Automobile >> car (yes it's welsh; why not!)...

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Ængelfolc: We get people from all over here: S America, SE A...

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Ængelfolc: prefixes we do eg expose, repose, impose, opposit...

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Ængelfolc: unfortunately the term "inappropriate behavior" h...

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Ængelfolc: As you may be aware in business the English usual...

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Ængelfolc: yes but "a bargain" suggests paying less than a f...

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Uncompromising -> unuyielding Compromise (n) -> the middle ...

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expect the other side to compromise, not me!...

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Ængelfolc: on second thoughts I think "kompromissfaehig" (we...

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Ængelfolc: Thank you; I did wonder about "flexibel"; "anpass...

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Already revived by Beatles: "She loves you, yare, yare, yare...

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Ængelfolc: "a 'school' (of Fish) is from Low Germanic schōle...

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Ængelfolc: Ich bin fast der selben Meinung; ich hasste auch ...

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Ængelfolc: "Did you do your homework already?" not wrong, ju...

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Ængelfolc: "Ich habe tatsaechlich mich gerade gefragt, ob Si...

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"But we are letting British English wither." Which begs the ...

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"Stick with MAIL." Aussies do....

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Ængelfolc: "Do you mean that it is trickier to learn America...

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AnWulf: There are(or were) indeed extensive differences betw...

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AnWulf: except that "went" (commonly used as the past of "go...

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Ængelfolc: I think it was Willy Brandt (whom I heard giving ...

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Ængelfolc: "Why do these sentences come across as too sharp?...

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Stanmund: the current terms "boarding pass" and "landing car...

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Stanmund: yes indeed; but notice that in all but one case th...

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Ængelfolc: Another obvious example: "Could you tell me when ...

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Ængelfolc: "Are so many words a "must" in England?" I did ex...

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Ængelfolc: the problem with "must" in modern English is the ...

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And for all you diehard anglishers I confess to explaining t...

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Stanmund: twenty years ago I had no idea that "job" was coun...

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Ængelfolc: sorry I was not clear. The job ad meant 'independ...

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On a more serious note: It is perfectly true that there is a...

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Ængelfolc: I actually wrote: "SOMETIMES latinate words....."...

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AnWulf: After long years learning latin and french at school...

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AnWulf: Is there r:eally a nuance between despise and hate? ...

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AnWulf: sometimes we can use "seek to" instead of try: she s...

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Re battle: slaughter is modern form of Schlacht. Re compute...

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addyatg: "On my list, I would put ... and Icelandic" I didn'...

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addyatg: "Korean...*the* toughest language": this depends on...

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On the other hand reviving 'wont' as in I was wont to.... mi...

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Ængelfolc: sorry I was actually wondering how you would deal...

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there is an existing term "ready reckoner"; so something bas...

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Anwulf: in Hungarian "szamitogep" is use for computer; it me...

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