I tried my best to write a dialogue involving an argument by using exclamation marks when necessary.
My story should begin with the words:
‘You knew I wanted that!’ Tom cried, rising from the chair.
But I am sure that my effort is not very good ...
|zohal Anybody can help me to improve the dialogue...|
|Blue Jay You knew I wanted that!’ Tom cried, rising from the chair. Mike was surprised by his behavior.|
‘I think you forget one thing. It was my choice to buy the Samsung mobile instead of the Nokia', he said politely.
‘But I don’t care!’ Tom shouted, 'I am ...
|Mister Micawber |
park sang joonWhich phrase does 'starting' modify? 'to deploy a new generation of U.S.-built nuclear missiles'
|park sang joon Does 'starting' modify 'to deploy a new generation of U.S.-built nuclear missiles', not 'to deploy'?|
I want more specific account.
Please, would you give me a specific account.
"The UK will be the theme country of the 39th Calcutta Book Fair beginning January 28. After 1998, this will be the second time the UK will be the theme country of the annual event." The above lines are from a news article. Would it not be 'first ...
|Mister Micawber |
sumon duttaWould it not be 'first time' instead...Probably not, but the fault lies partly in the construction
The UK will be the theme country for the 39th Calcutta Book Fair beginning January 28. This will be the second time since 1998 that the UK will be the theme country of the annual event. ...
sumon duttaWould it not be 'first time' instead...It depends on the facts of the situation. Is it, in fact, the first time or the second time after 1998?
The sentence is not very idiomatic. It's possible that this was intended:
This will be the [first / second] time since 1998 that the UK will ...
|sumon dutta Considering the fact that the UK was the theme country for the first time in 1998 and 2014 will be the only time since then, will it be 'first' or 'second' in the original sentence? Also I would be interested to know why you are avoiding 'after' ...|
|martinlee Thanks so much.|
Do 'accuracy', 'exactness' and 'precision' mean the same?
martinleeDo 'accuracy', 'exactness' and...Yes.
|Blue Jay It depends on who is using the terms. In everyday use, exactness and precision are generally thought of as being more or less the same.|
It weighs exactly 50 kg. It weighs precisely 50 kg.
In technical use they are not the same.
Exactness is whether ...
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