• From "New English Fourth, GCSE Edition" (1987) by Rhodri Jones, published by Heinemann (London) Being able to express yourself accurately is important. Here are some more solecisms for you to study and avoid. 1. Hanged/hung. Both of these are the ...
  • First of all, as of last Wednesday, I began to study for the GRE's. As of right now, my percentile is around 75%, and it's been steadily rising over the past week. What percentile is needed for a 1600 and/or what's the range of scores that people ...
  • I need to do this exercise for tomorrow. One of the sentences is correct, the remaining 9 are wrong. Can anyone help me to correct them and tell which one is correct? 1 I'm going to go out with you on Saturday if you'd like me to 2 By the time you ...
  • What might be a good word that retains the indication of something being designed to call one to action that goes along with "dictatorial" without the connotation of autocracy? I am discussing students' different views of mathematics. The equal ...
  • One of my English students is asking me about this sentence: "If Chen is to make any dramatic moves toward Taiwanese independance, that would be the time." Is the "If Chen is to make" in the subjunctive? Could it be changed to "If Chen were to ...
  • 1.Would you prefer: "Hopefully this gives my students an opportunity to learn English" (from a former context) or would you say "This Hopefully gives my students an opportunity to learn English" 2. could you say this in comprehensible English or ...
  • I just did an experiment, in which my subjects were asked to identify the stress of some English words after they listened to the sound waves of sentences containing those words. Please note that they don't know the words being tested. Before I did ...
  • There's a teachers' strike on at the moment and I came across the journal of the Teachers' Federation of NSW, and while thumbing through it found some lovely pieces of writing. The paper was giving away copies of Don Watson's "Death Sentence: The ...
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    I want to know which of these three sentences is grammatically right and most commonly used? Actually a student game me this question, and now I am aking you. Please help me. Thank you. 1. The greater the expectation placed upon people, often ...
  • Hello. Today I met a sentece 'I study and practice by myself'. Suddenly I wanted to split up sentence into two, but was confused. I study and practice by myself. (1) I study. And I practice for myself. ( I may study with other students. ) or (2) I study ...
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