|Clive I'm out of the office till 25th May|
--- Do I need "of" after "25th"?
In writing, no.
In speaking, say . . . till the 25th of May . . .
How about "May 25th"?
In writing, no.
In speaking, OK. Say . . . till May 25th . . .
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|MrGuedes That depends on whether you are asking for spoken or written syllabification.|
Spoken is fairly easily. Just pronounce the words, and you should be able to catch the syllables.
Written is more difficult. I have never learnt how to separate the ...
Sir, Please Check and correct me. Rewrite the following paragraph using brackets: Denver and Max Denver’s cousin went to the shopping centre. They had £10 in pound coins between them. Max was hungry he hadn’t eaten all day so he bought a sandwich ...
|zohal Please Check and correct me.|
Rewrite each of the following sentences by changing indirect questions into direct questions.
The students asked whether there was any need for more homework.
Whether there was any need for more homework? The students asked.
The cus ...
|Anonymous thank you |
zohalThe students asked whether there was...No. I'm sorry, but all of those are wrong.
Whether there was any need for more...
The customer demanded to know why the...
Why the interest rate was so high?...
They asked themselves whether they...
Whether they could afford another...
Molly wondered what the new school...
What the new school building would...
Jade wanted to know how much the...
How much the dress was? Jade wanted...
Let me point out the main problems:
— You cannot start questions with "whether".
— The indirect questions are in the past, but the direct questions must be in the present (they are asked at that moment).
— The ...
MUSCOVITE(1) Are the example sentences above OK?Yes.
MUSCOVITE(2) Why is the correct grammarAnother mystery of the English language. It happens fairly often that an article is dropped after a preposition in commonly used phrases.
is "in electronic form", not (sic!) "in...
MUSCOVITE(3) What if we change from "form" to...Nothing different will happen. The version with "an" is also fine.
"Please provide your materials in an...t OK?
MUSCOVITEIs my Longman right claiming that the...Who knows! It seems somebody is ...
|MUSCOVITE Just to recap:|
on one hand, we can say
(1) either "in an electronic form (format)" or ""in electronic form (format)"
(2) either "sth is in good condition" or "... in a good condition"??
on the other hand
we can only say
(1) "sth is in bad repair" (but ...
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