The labor union and the company's management, despite their long history of unfailingly acerbic disagreement on nearly every issue, have nevertheless reached an unexpectedly ______, albeit still tentative, agreement on next year's contract. A. swift B. onerous ...
|Blue Jay I would pick A- swift.|
Conclusive and tentative would contradict one another.
|Mercy Jhansi Oh Thank you. But I don't get completely how it can't be conclusive. There is a word albeit in between conclusive and tentative, so they can be contradicting. Isn't it? |
|Mercy Jhansi Oh ok. I'm getting it. If it is conclusive, then it can't be said, it is still tentative. Fine. Thank you!|
Hello, The work is said to be done when a point of application of force is displaced in the direction of the force. I could not understand the meaning of the words underlined. I want to know the construction of the "is said to be done"? Does it ...
|AlpheccaStars The work is said to be done = We say that work is done...|
These textbooks persist in using the passive voice.
hanuman_2000The work is said to be done whenWe say "Work is done" when ...
We give it the special name "work" when (something gets moved by a force).
Sai Cheong Hung"She never causes any problem at home."This is talking about the present and the place. It can be used as a contrast with another place.
She never causes any problem at home, but she does tease her classmates at school.
Sai Cheong Hung"She has never caused any problem at...This is talking about the past, up to a recent time. Sometimes ...
Sai Cheong Hung"She has never caused any problem at...As far as your question goes, I don't see a serious shift in meaning between the two versions from a casual conversation perspective. However, the perfect version, by nature, suggest a contrasting context, e.g. "She has never caused any problem ...
Sai Cheong HungWill its meaning be changed?Yes. A little.
1 She never causes any problem at home.
2 She has never caused any problem at home.
1 is about her behavior more recently, with the suggestion that it will continue as it is now.
2 is about her behavior for all previous time up to now, ...
replied to an anonymous question.
|Clive Indeed, it''s not a typo.|
I wonder if it means something that was broadly hinted at in advance.
Rather like a new movie is announced via a trailer.
We need help from people who currently live in England.
AnonymousThank you for your reply. I've found...This post was invisible and I didn't see it before I posted my previous reply. ...
|Blue Jay If it's in The Grauniad, it can't be a typo....oh, wait, never mind... |
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