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Hope You Had A Nice Weekend - Response...

Hi, I have a problem with the phrase "Hope you had a nice weekend". How do you respond to that? Is it acceptable or maybe required to just say "Hope you did too"? Or do you say...

Ambience/ Atmosphere/ Vibe?

1. ambience/2. atmosphere/3. vibe - the relaxed ambience of the city. - The ambience in that hotel is one of warmth and charm Q1) Are 2 and 3 also natural in the ambience...

Range Of The Camera?

Hi Is this sentence natural? (the person made sure that he was not recorded in the CCTV footage.) He was smart enough and stood away from the range of the camera. Or this? He...

This Is John King?

Hi I have seen an anchor of an old program introduce himself this way. Hello, this is John King... instead of Hello, my name is John King... Is this a natural way of introducing...

My Mind Was Somewhere Else.

Hi Are these sentences fully natural? (Are you there?) Sorry, my mind was somewhere else. Sorry, my mind was on some other thought. Sorry, my mind was occupied with something...

Requisition?

First, building outdoor places such as squares and parks is an injudicious use of the land resources. No doubt, in order to construct these facilities, a vast amount of land...

From X We Take Increased Devotion To Y...

...It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us(;) that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they...

Expression: In A Bad Way?

Hi Is the red phrase natural English? (in a bad way = in a bad state or condition) I paid him a visit in the hospital. He appeared to be in a bad way. Thanks, Tom ...

Expression: I Resigned My Job.

Hi Would you say that both of these work naturally? I resigned my job. I resigned from my job. Thanks, Tom ...

Vocabulary?

1. Also, the emotional attachment between working-longer-hours workers and their family members can be wavering. Does 'working-longer-hours workers' make sense? Is 'wavering...

Power?

Hi. What does "power" mean in: “It is in this process of discursive homogenization and systematization of the oppression of women in the third world,” Mohanty concludes, “that...

My Shirt Got?

Hi Could you please give me a suitable word? My new shirt got ______________ on a nail protruding from the bench. Thanks, Tom ...

Verb Required With 'Right'?

Hi Could you please tell me a suitable verb with right? (=he exploited her right by force) He was a strong man and ________________ the right of his disabled sister on the property...

Vocabulary?

People reside in Australia but were born in Asia = Australian Asias, the Asia-born Australian, Asia-born Australian people, the Australia born/given birth in Asia People live...

Not Infrequently?

Hi. What's the difference between 'not infrequently' and frequently, like not infrequently hungry ?Thanks in advance ...

As 'The Vexations Of Life'?

as the vexations of life I'm not sure if that means things that vex you in life or life itself being full of vexations. ...

Assign?

It is axiomatic that executive roles in companies, be they small or large, are often assigned to experienced and dedicated workers. And that indicates a perpetual worker will...

This Is Your Warning.

Could "this is your warning" mean "I give you warning" depending on context? Considering the one who gives somebody warning is me, I'd like to say "this is my warning" to mean...

Central Stake?

Hi. What does it mean that Until the late 1970s, the central stake in discussions on Asia, Africa, and Latin America was the nature of development. ?Thanks in advance ...

Self-Supporting?

As university students may not be self-supporting, living with their parents seems a judicious decision. Is self-supporting used correctly? ...

"Me And My Size Nines"?

Hello, could anyone help me with this idiom? Here is the context: - How could you? - I dunno. I sometimes do. Me and my size nines. - Oh, that's why you came. So I can...

Words Meaning 'Both Good And Bad'?

Hello. I have been trying to come up with words meaning BOTH GOOD AND BAD. i have been drawing a total blank! the only things i can think of that come close are maybe 'dual...

Types Of Sentences Please Identify?

In the 1996 election, the Democrats retained control of the White House, but the Republicans won a majority of seats in both the House and the Senate. Compound Sentence Simple...

Unacclaimed?

In Gibran's The Prophet, he uses the words 'love unacclaimed'. Did he mean 'unspoken' by the word unacclaimed? ...

Mached With?

"Disruptive change within government organizations often requires more than changes in technology and norms matched with market forces or political power . You also have to...
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