commented on their own question.
A poster recently used "I'm shifting rental homes." This seems strange to me. (Well, he's probably not a native of GB.) I'm familiar with "They're shifting his remains to make way for [sewer] drains," but the above seems "less transitive." It seems ...
|Ivanhr "shift" is an informal word for "sell something" in BE but I haven't heard this particular phrase so I'm merely guessing.|
|Maggie Starling To shift something can be referred to anything that is being moved.|
I read a couple of things regarding the poster
1, Somebody is in the business of lettings and is shifting rental homes to potential occupiers or,
2, They are moving to a new ...
|Avangi Hi Maggie.|
He's trying to write a letter to his boss asking for time off so he can "shift rental homes."
I take it to mean something like "exchange rental homes."
I was just wondering if the expression was correct BrE.
Essentially, he's "moving."
But he' ...
|Philip Please: 'Hay' is not a very good topic heading.|
Question: What are the characteristics of abbreviations and contractions?
Contractions: is + not = isn't; does + not = doesn't; will + not = won't
Abbreviations: Co. = Company; Mr. = Mister; adv. = ...
Anonymous hayStraw is cheaper.
|Maggie Starling I would also add that similarities is the wrong word to use|
The correct term should have been
What is the difference between an abbreviation and a contraction
Your topic title could also have been just that
I would agree with Philip's reply as to the ...
Hello everybody...yesterday I was leafing through the gospel of john, and I found a sentence which started some thought process... In the famous episode of the raising of Lazarus, Jesus, in order to know where Lazarus' s tomb is, asks: where have ...
|Maggie Starling However, my parents are worried that I might not earn enough money to support myself when I grow up.|
Instead, they hope I choose another career of the science and engineering category. or,
Instead, they hope I choose another career instead of ...
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