|Clive First, let me ask you a simpler question.|
It is a chair.
That is a chair.
Do you know the difference?
Then we can discuss your example.
|Clive It is a chair. Means that some object is a chair/|
That is a chair. In broad terms, means that the object is being indicated in some way. eg Perhaps the speaker is pointing to it.
|tinanam0102 Hi CalifJim, hi Doctor D,|
Thanks for your help. I wonder if this is a typo in this sentence below.
So terrified was Jennifer that cops had to slide their badges under the door to coax her out. Her story supported what happened. A ransacking upstair ...
tinanam0102 I wonder if this is a typoNo. In that case you have two gerunds. A ransacking and a shooting. These -ing words do not modify the words that follow them, if that's what you're thinking. In other words, 'ransacking' does not describe a certain kind of 'upstairs'.
Try par ...
tinanam0102So terrified was Jennifer that cops had to slide their badges... A ransacking upstairs. A violent...I see CJ and Dr D already commented on your questions. For what it is worth, here is my extra 2 cents....
This appeared to be something written by someone who hasn't yet possessed a solid command on English.
The blue underlined looks like an ...
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|GPY It may be easier if you could point out the parts you don't understand.|MIG
commented on their own question.
MIG1) It seems to be better to me.2) it..."seems to be" is a substitute for "is", to show that we're talking about appearance rather than reality. You can have an adjective in either case.
He [is / seems to be] tall.
They [are / seem to be] rich.
She [is / seems to be] worried.
I can't ...
|MIG As always, thank you very much CalifJim, for your kind and detailed answer.|
Yesterday, I went to my village, where I played foot ball. But instead of playing foot ball, I should have played cricket with my friends. Please correct the sentence if any mistakes.
|vsuresh Your sentence is grammatical.|
I think a comma after but is possible.
Yesterday, I went to my village, where I played foot ball. But, instead of playing foot ball, I should have played cricket with my friends.
Ramesh Reddy But instead of playing foot ball, I...This is my opinion. Grammatically, it is correct. If we take the wording in the sentence as straightly written, the main clause doesn't seem to connect too well with the "but-clause". Also, it is fine for practice. In natural conversational ...
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