commented on their own question.
|geoyo Thank you GPY that was helpful|
geoyo"The camera has a cool 13 megapixels""The camera has 13 megapixels." This is neutral and factual.
The camera has a cool 13 megapixels" "Cool" means "impressive." It is informal but frequently used in advertising. = "we are really impressed with this number"
|geoyo Thank you AlpheccaStars, that made it clear. Editors often use this expression in tech reviews.|
|Anonymous Thank you. Is that only one possible variant?|
|BarbaraPA I suppose you can say "I don't like having..." but as a dog lover, I find this a strange idea.|Henry74
commented on their own question.
CalifJimI should like to see him try to do that.If I understand it correctly, that could be paraphrased as "I would really/certainly like to see him....", correct?
This reminds of something I've been hearing on Downton Abbey:
- Is Mr. X upstairs?
- I should think so
or just sentences that open with
- I sho ...
Henry74This reminds of something I've been...I would classify this use of "I should think..." as idiomatic (at least in BrE). It is quite hard to identify exactly what the "should" component is adding. In some contexts it seems to add emphasis or certainty (e.g. indignant "I should think ...
|Henry74 I see. Things are never easy for the poor learner, are they? |
|rpsh Get it! Thank you.|
|rpsh So if you speak to an American with this slang, the American may also can't understand what you have say? |
|BarbaraPA I believe an American would be most likely to apply the meaning CJ suggested above - that you were talking about an effeminate man or homosexual.|
The only exception would be if you were applying it to something that clearly referred to actual ...
Hi guys, please your help, is correct: Singapore’s tropical city that broke the rule. I want to express that singapore broke the typical or the comun of the a tropical city Deepest thanks
|acevallo Thanks calif, that is the idea, broke the rule in a way metaphorically, so could be: singapore breaks the mold of tropical cities|
acevallo Singapore breaks the mold of tropical....OK. I'll have to look at some maps. I didn't know Singapore was tropical.
|AlpheccaStars Although I live in a subtropical city, we experience the same difficulties due to high heat and humidity. Singapore seems to be very typical of a highly-congested city located in the tropics. |
Check out our Medical English
site for doctors and nurses.
English School in Ueda City - Nagano - Japan
Aimed at basic, intermediate, advanced, senior high students and also private tuition.
Elanguest English School in Malta.
Specialising in General English for Beginners to Advanced. Also Business & Medical English and preparation classes for Cambridge ESOL exams.
Learn Spanish in Chile
Spanish courses specially designed for foreigners traveling throughout Chile and South America.
Malta Sprachreisen, Elanguest
Die Sprachschule wurde von David und Ursula West gegründet, mit dem Ziel im Hinterkopf, eine freundliche und unterstützende Umgebung zu schaffen, in der unsere Schüler von guten Lehrern Englisch lernen können
Vocaboly - Build vocabulary with flash cards, dynamic test and games, for SAT, TOEFL, GMT, GRE and general vocabulary
Teach your baby to read
Amazing new course helps young children to read at a very early age.
Live chatRegistered users can join here