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Why Be Anonymous?

Reading?

Which sentence is better? If none, please make one. 1) She held a novel in her hand, reading it absent-mindedly. 2) A book in hand, she cannot concentrate on what...

Are We Still On?

is it ok to say "are we still on for tonight" to a colleage to check if plans have not been canceled? IS there a more formal way to say it? Many thanks

To Be?

Hello, teachers! Can we omit "to be" here? If so, which is natural, with or w/o? - When I come home, I want you (to be) doing your homework. Thank you very much. Peace...

Hello, Teachers! Can We Omit?

Hello, teachers! Can we omit "get" here? If so, which is natural, with or w/o? - I don't want to see her (get) mad. Thank you very much. Peace!

Is This Correct?

have u colored your hair any time? is this sentence is correct?

Infinitive Vs Gerund?

Sir, I like to play cricket. I like playing cricket. Are both sentences provide same meaning or some difference in meaning. Thanks.

Sentence Type?

Sir, 1. The door was opened. 2. The window was broken. 3. I am tired. What kinds of sentences are these? means they are active or passive. Thanks.

Used To?

Sir, 1. I am used to working hard. 2. Soil is used to make earthe pot. In first sentence "used to -ing form" of verb,but same time in the second sentence only "used...

Article?

Sir, 1. How can we save the water from getting polluted. In this sentence why the article "the" used with uncountable noun "water". Please explain it. 2.In these fires...

'On' Or 'In'?

Hi, The English is my second language and sometimes (many times ... I must say) I have some doubts when using it. I think this forum is a very good initiative and ... here I...

Hi, Great Idea And I Have A Question?

Hi, I do work for a company where my spelling and punctuation are really important. I am hoping you can give me some advice and help here. A few to start with, Last time out...

Rap Battleground Michigan: Eminem To Vote...

I think "rap" meant "rapper", a performer of rap art. If so, the headline should be "Rap of battleground Michigan..."? Context: Rap battleground Michigan: Eminem to vote...

Bull Attacking A Red Tag?

The 11.2 overs after the new ball was taken produced 79 as Martin went after the brand new cherry like a bull attacking a red rag. What is the meaning of 'the brand new cherry...

Volunteer Reader.

Hi, I am Software Engineering student, and I am now in the process of writing my final year dissertation, and I would like someone whose's English is better than mine read it...

Tense?

Hello, teachers! Would you please tell me if these are all acceptable? Doctor; What's wrong with you? Patient; [I've had, I've been having] a cold for five days. or Patient;...

Will &Amp; Be Going To?

Hello, teachers! Would you please tell me the difference, if any? 1. I'll have all the work done by Friday. 2. I'm going to have all the work done by Friday. Thank you...

What Do You Do?

Why do we say, "What do you do?" when we are asking somebody their occupation?

Writing A Definition Essay.

HI, i am writing a definition essay on " qualities of a excellent president." i have a idea what a definition paper is from reading about them on the web ,and i have some basic...

The Fact Is That (Wordy?)?

Would removing "The fact is that" be better? I think it sounds a bit wordy? 1) The fact is that his ruling shows him to be an unjust ruler who has brought the subsequent events...

Was/Were Usage?

"I just wanted to make sure someone other than the shoe salesmen (and women) was reading." Should "was" be "were" in this sentence? "Someone" is singular but it refers to...

Linking Verb?

Sir, 1. He is running. 2. The Prime Minister is sleeping. are "runnig " and "sleeping" are subject complement. If so, then "running" and "sleeping" may be noun or...

Was/Were Usage?

"I just wanted to make sure someone other than the shoe salesmen (and women) was reading." Should "was" be "were" in the above sentence? The word "someone" is singular but it...

Gerund Or Noun?

Hello again "I like playing computer games." Here "playing" is a noun or is a verb?

Sentence Help?

Can anyone help me complete this sentence with answers given below and explain me correct choice? When he had finished painting the room Frank had.......... of paint in his...

Than - Questions?

i don't understand "than" - i sometimes see sentences like that : he earns more money than I do and sometimes i reckon that there is no verb following the " than " i hope...
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