Hi Please tell me if the answers are correct. The Eagle He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a ...
|GPY (1) and (2) are correct.|
I think that (3) is correct.
Can anybody else offer an even more casual/common equivalent to this expression? Because last time I said this to a native speaker, she was totally confused over the phrase and I don't really have an accent when speaking English:) Thanks in advance
|Avangi "On the outs" is quite old. I didn't know anyone still used it.|
Do you mean that you are on the outs? Or that your relationship is on the outs?
If it's just you, you might say, "I know I'm in the doghouse." (That's quite common.)
Or you can ask: ...
Avangi Do you mean that you are on the outs? I did not even know that this word could be used this way. Is it used to indicate that someone is OUTSIDE? Not in any kind of a space-confined place?
Avangi Or that your relationship is on the...THIS is what I meant.
I usually say "I'm on the outs with somebody" but apparently the new-age-y ...
|Avangi My wife says, "You're out of my books!" |
I also hear, "I was on the outside looking in."
If you're "in the dog house," you're outside of the main house. You've been "kicked out" of the house.
These expressions are all figurative.
Why does the word memory still stay singular when, at a lot of times actually, it should be pluralized ? Such as "Mobile devices usually have limited MEMORY" For that bafflement there alone I just couldn't hear the rest part of the lecture that I ...
|Avangi I think I understand your point.|
uncountable (stuff) Modern computers have more memory than those built ten years ago.
countable (things) I've had to replace the memories in both of my computers.
"Mobile devices usually have limited MEMORY." How much ...
AvangiI think I understand your...Awesome reply, Avangi, thanks!:)
And now that you've mentioned, I think that it's obvious that the speaker of my example("Mobile devices usually have limited MEMORY") is referring to the size of the memory spaces, judging by the use of the word ...
|Avangi Don't be too hard on yourself, GC.|
Countable vs uncountable is sometimes a gray area!
Best regards, - A.
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