|Clive Please supply a complete sentence as context.|
aussiesalutea life of giftsIt doesn't mean anything to me.
A salesclerk said the following to a customer: I see you're looking at the chocolates. That's a perfect gift to take your host for a dinner here, but not a good idea to take home as a souvenir. May I ask what "take your host for a dinner here" ...
If you are invited to dinner at a person's home, it is courteous to bring a small gift. Some chocolates would be a perfect gift to take to the dinner party for your host
|Lcchang May I ask one more question?|
I am little confused about the phrase "take your host". I thought "take to your host" would sound better. Do you agree?
LcchangI thought "take to your host" would...It probably would sound better, but both ways are grammatically correct.
An energetic young head coach does...
In my opinion, that's pure arbitrary...
canadian45 enoon....An energetic young head...That the distinction eludes you is a measure of your fluency. It is very difficult to explain it. My skills are not up to it, and I have to play the "take my word for it" card as a person whose record here allows me that once in a while, I think. ...
I was also fortunate to get into the...The person is a(n)...
Why are you trying to make this so complicated???
Each adjective independently describes "coach".
Are you just following the silly rule that says that if you can insert 'and' there you should ...
|Aspara Gus |
SnarfCan that be considered an independent...Yes. The subject is understood as you.
SnarfOr is "now" the subject?No, now is an adverb. ...
|Snarf What about when someone tells someone else, "Come on"? Is "you" also considered the subject, making "come on" an independent clause as well?|
|Aspara Gus |
SnarfWhat about when someone tells someone...Yes. All imperative sentences are independent clauses. ...
Huzaifa Asifwhat is the structure of "EVER SINCE"...Typically it's 'ever since' followed by a clause in the simple past that defines some point in time.
... ever since the war broke out.
... ever since Jack married Jill.
... ever since they built the new city hall.
... ever since Congress passed that ...
|Philip As usual, CJ, you give a much more thorough answer. I hope others appreciate you as much as I do.|
|CalifJim Thanks, Philip. |
(Sometimes I get carried away with the examples — if I have a day when my brain is working on overdrive. )
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