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It's You Who Is/Are Answering

Hi, I keep having trouble with "cleft sentences" and those kinds of things. It's you who is /are... Here are my guesses: It's me who is, needs, wants, goes, does... It's you...

Direct Object And Indirect Object

what is the difference between a direct and an indirect object?

In Regards To, With Regard To

I have always thought that "with regard to ..." is correct but a lot of people use "in regards to ...". Am I correct?

How To Pronounce A 'T' In American English

Allophones of /t/ in Standard American English I find these symbols the easiest to use without access to an IPA font. They also have the advantage that you can place them right...

Vowels In Unstressed Syllables

I understand that vowels in the unstressed syllables are often pronounced /ə/ or /I/ . My question is: how do I know when to use /ə/ and when to use /I/?

Be Going To Vs Will

Dear teachers, I need your help to explain the difference between "be going to Verb" and "will Verb". They look the same to me anyway. We bought a house in Vancouver. We...

How To Ask The Ordinal Number

Hello everyone, Mr.Joseph is the third son of his parents. How we can ask to Mr.Joseph so that he can answer that : " I am the third son of my parents. " For example,...

Have Vs Have Got

Hi teachers! Where shall I put my post? Then I have easy grammar questions, but I understand complicated, in-depth explanations. What is the difference between I have and...

Collective Nouns And Group Nouns

Is the word "High school" a collective noun. Also, would the name of a specific school be collective.

Gerund Vs Present Participle

Hi people! Would anyone be so kind to explain the difference between these two verbals? Here are some examples which I find confusing: 1. A walking stick: Is "walking" to be taken...

May, Might And Could

I am trying to formulate guidelines for learners of English as a foreign language with regards the use of may/might/could to express possibility. It seems to me that you can...

Omission Of 'That' As Subordinate Conjunction...

Dear Helpers, I don’t know when I can omit the word “that.” I looked for the word “that” in the index of my grammar book. I found it in different chapters. Case ( A ...

Doubling Consonants In Inflected Forms

... consonants on gerund and past simple of regular verbs. Can anybody refresh me those? Or maybe there's already a thread about it which I cannot seem to find... Thank you.

Speaking With Native Speakers

Hi There, I am wondering if anyone could explain me the meanings of the following terms, supraterritoriality Interdependence I will appreaciate Your Helps.

Prepositional Verbs & Phrasal Verbs

Sir, Some prepositions also function as an adverb. How to distinguish them properly? please Explain it to me if there are some rules. Thanks.

Present Tense

Are these correct? What do they mean? 1. I just found out about it right now . (If this is correct, why?) 2. I just find out about it right now .

Modals

Hi friends, I need your help on the following. I don't think my English is all that bad, but I frequently get confused when trying to use the following verbs. A detailed description...

Due To

Dear all, I recently posted a letter of motivation and Mountainhiker, the moderator told me to check my sentences with "due to"... I didn't find any satisfacional answer searching...

Conditional With Modal Verbs

Why is #1 correct and #2 is incorrect? 1. If she has time, she could go to the party. 2. If she has time, she would go to the party. Are these correct? If not, why? What...

Subjunctive Mood (2)

I know how to use the subjunctive well, I would say, by most peoples' standards. However, I am at a loss when I encounter this particular phrase: "I didn't think she was going...

Dashes And Hyphens

When is a dash used in writing a range? For example, it does not seem appropriate when the range is preceded by a prepostion, such as "from A-Z". It seems like that should require...

Simple Past Vs Present Perfect

Sir, 1. I wrote a letter. 2. I have written a letter. What is difference between these two sentences? I know that 1) is in simple past tesnse and 2) is persent perfect...

Embedded Sentences

I'd like to know everything about "EMBEDDED SENTENCES AND RELATIVE CLAUSES". I have been having troubles with that at school and it's been hard to understand. Thanks a lot. Send...

Rules For Using Hyphens

There have been a number of recent questions concerning when to use hypens. The following is an excerpt from The Economist magazine's style guide. © The Economist Newspaper Limited...

Past & Present Participles As Adjectives

I would like to know the difference between the adjectives ending in -ed and -ing.
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