Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
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Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

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D. A. Wood

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  • August 12, 2012, 2:04pm

You people of the British Isles forget so easily that if you hadn't had a HUGE (and I mean HUGE) amount of help from the Americans and the Canadians, you would still have jack-booted Nazis marching your streets every day and living in Buckingham Palace?
Then you want to make rude remarks about the so-called "boorish" Americans who saved your A$$es from Nazi domination?

That's a huge difference between the Canadians and the Europeans.
When we help the Canadians, the Canadians say "thank you" and then they do everything that they can to help us.This has happened countless times between Canadians and Americans, and we are genuine neighbors in North America.

On the other hand, most of the British and French looks for any opportunity to show us their butts and stick out their tongues at us.

On Tomorrow

  • August 12, 2012, 1:40pm

A comment from above:
"I'll return this report to you on tomorrow." Adverbs can not be the object of a preposition.

Your problem is that in English "tomorrow" is either noun or an adverb. See this Web site that presents results from multiple dictionaries and it is clearly labeled:
Hence. "tomorrow" is a valid object for a preposition. Why not?
Perhaps saying "on tomorrow" is merely an emphatic way of saying "tomorrow" (the adverb). Has that ever occured to you? English often has empatic expressions for ideas. We even have the "emphatic mood" for verbs, and many other languages do not have this feature.

Back to "tomorrow". In German the noun and the adverb are clearly distinguishable because in German, all nouns are capitalized, and also nouns take articles. Therefore, "morgen" is an adverb, but "der Morgen" and "ein Morgen" are nouns. However, it is confusing because "morgen" means tomorow or morning, and "Morgen" means "morning", but "Morgen ist auch noch ein Tag," means
"Tomorrow is another day." --------- (Scarlett O'Hara ?)
They get around all of this because there are a lots of idiomatic phrases.
"Morgen" is also the first part of a lot of compound nouns in which it usually means "morning".
"morgens" is an adverb that refers to things that happen every morning, or nearly so, and in "Morgens fahre ich nach Arbeit", which means, "Every morning,I drive to work."

German has a lot of these time advebs that end in "s" for habitual actions, such as:
nachmittags, nachts, sommers, winters, montags, freitags,
"Nachmittags" means "every afternoon". An example sentence would be:
"Winters fahre ich nach Osterreich furs Schnee und Schii," means
"Every winter I go to Austria for the snow and the skiing."

Complete Sentence

  • August 12, 2012, 12:51pm

To some of you above: Verbs either express actions or states of existence.

Here are some short once that I can think of that express states of existence:
"I am", "I care", "I have" ("I possess"). "I hunger", "I hurt" ("I an in pain"), "I like", "I love", "I lie", "I rest" (describing my horizontal position), "I stand" (describing my vertical position"), "I thirst", "I tire", ("I am in fatigue") , "I understand".

Something that you have to be careful to do is to examine the less-common uses of a lot of English verbs. In English, we use the progressive mood and the emphatic mood of verbs so much that it is each to forget about their ordinary indicative mood -- one that isn't used so much for many of our verbs.

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  • August 12, 2012, 12:35pm

LOL, Porsche, this one of yours has a pleasant connotation:
"I took a moment to do some F-ing in the middle of the night."

Oh, well, crude American expletives for you....

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  • August 12, 2012, 12:31pm

This one is probably one word too long, but at dinnertime, my favorite word is "eat!".

Also, the sentence "I am." is found in the Book of Exodus of the KIng James Bible.
Do you recall this?

Complete Sentence

  • August 12, 2012, 12:28pm

LOL, Porsche,
"F-ing" is an abbreviation of a dirty American expletive.
Do people on the other sides of the oceans use it, too?
I have little doubt that it is used by certain Canadians because what is here usually goes there, and vice-versa. (Except when it is in French.)

Latest vs. Newest

  • August 12, 2012, 12:16pm

If you don't like any of the pages that I submitted, such as this one and the one on Molotov Cocktails, there is a quite simple answer to that problem.
Do not read them! Do not write anything on them!

Best of all, do not complain about them! You remind me of the millions oif people in the U.S.A. who complain about TV programs. Sakes alive! It you do not like what is on the TV, just change channels.

On the Internet, there is something that is even better than that!
If you don't like what is on the line of thought, just create a different one of your own.
Just go for it.

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  • August 12, 2012, 11:56am

Wheeler, you have no idea what having a graduate degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology means, and another graduate dergree in mathematics from the University of Alabama at Huntsville means, and being a National Merit Finalist means, so I will not bother to explain.
I will say that being a Georgia Tech man means far more than being a supposed graduate of some little-known law school. We know how to get at problems at their roots, rather then merely expressing opinions about them.

Also, you never have asked me about my background.You just spout opinions.
At least one graduate of Georga Tech has been a pilot-astronaut on the Space Shuttle and then The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
(The Administrator is the top-ranking person, there, with the most responsibilities.) That is the kind of graduates that Georgia Tech produces.

I do not exist in a vacuum. My father has a doctorate in education. My mother (rest her soul) had her master's degeee in education, in English & School Administration.. My sister is an M.D., a board-certified surgeon. My daughter has a bachelor's degree in chemistry & biology.

Don't make any wise-ass remarks about me.

Latest vs. Newest

  • August 11, 2012, 12:36am

Correction: beyond

Latest vs. Newest

  • August 11, 2012, 12:35am

There is a very simple solution foy you: if you don't want to learn anything new, then don't read it. Very simple - skip it and don't gripe about it. Analytical reasoning is beyong you.

I also proudly write American English, and "thusly" is quite a useful word here. If you don't like it, don't complain about it. Clearly, you are disinterested in learning anything about it.

If you are unwilling to learn anything about precise, step-by-step reasoning, then just skip over it and don't read about it.



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