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What Does 'In Spite' Mean In This Context...

A: Do you learn these languages to a higher level through school through university or did you do it in in spite of going to school and those classes and going to uni? B: Well...

Things Are Well With You...

Hi Are these sentences natural in email writing/Whatsapp text messages, etc? Any suggestions please? I hope things are well with you I hope things are fine with you. I hope...

Sound Of Car-Door Closing?

Hi Is there any sound (name) for the (normal) closing of car-doors? Something like --rustling of the windows --scraping of nails I heard the ____________________ of his car doors...

Name The Part Of Speech Of Each Italicized...

1:'Still' waters run deep. 2:He 'still' lives in that house. 3:'After' the storm comes the calm. 4:The 'after' effects of the drugs are bad. 5:The 'up' train is late. 6:It weight...

Basics Are Weak?

Hi It's very common in our (school, college, etc) culture to explain things something like this. His basics are very weak. We need to strengthen his basics first . Only then...

More About ( The Christian Name) 'Irene...

Hi, (1) Is it true that 'Irene' can be pronounced in (at least) three different ways? [a] eye-REEN (two syllables, the second one is accented) eye-REE-nee ( three...

Old Enough To Remember My Actions...

Hi (Apologies if I have asked this before--you know our search engine!) Is the red part natural English? Since being old enough to remember my actions , I've always seen him...

English?

develop : assess :: train:

Use Of Unencumbered?

Hi Would you say that unencumbered is a common/everyday word? How do you find this sentence? Natural? I wanted to travel unencumbered. https://www.google.com/search?source...

My TV Has Lost Its Sound.

Hi Are these expressions natural? There's something wrong with my TV. It's lost its sound. There was no sound coming from the TV. I don't know how my TV lost its sound. Thanks...

Palmist, Etc.

Hi, Do I understand correctly that the words palmist, chiromancer, chiromantist mean exactly the same thing? According to the Google Books Ngram viewer, palmist is used more...

Just Because The Problem Is Difficult...

Hi Is this sentence totally natural? Is the red part a noun phrase ? Just because the problem is difficult does not mean we should not try to understand that. Thanks, Tom ...

What's The Meaning Of The Word "Qualifier...

Hi everyone! Can someone tell me the meaning of the word "qualifier" here? How do you understand it? Thanks. A : How and where do you think you would contribute the most...

Which Residents / Resident's / Residents...

Due to traffic stresses from resident's vehicles turning movements,

Use Of "Litigation"?

Hi Is the use of litigation natural here? Any other suggestions please? Any normal person would try to avoid litigation, won't they? We must try to avoid the expense of litigation...

Neglectable And Negligible?

Hi I stumbled across ' neglectable ' in an article the other day. First I thought it was a typo but the word was there in dictionaries. Interestingly, frazeit.com shows only...

Rage And Storm?

Hi Are the red words natural English in this sentence? Could you please offer me one or two more carrying the same meaning? He stormed into the room and started shouting at...

Use Of 'Moist'?

Hi Is the use of moist and fresh natural English? (Envious friend to her mother) I don't know what products she's been using...her skin looks very moist and fresh. Thanks...

Use Of 'Lash Against'?

Hi Is the red part natural English? The rain was lashing against the windshield and it was very difficult to drive. Thanks, Tom ...

He Signaled To Me To Check If The Windows...

Hi Would you say that this sentence is fully natural? Any suggestions please? He signaled to me to check if the windows were properly bolted. or He signaled to me to check if...

Rather You Than Me?

Hi Is this phrase/idiom common amongst native speakers? A- I have to bring in the laundry and iron it. B - Rather you than me. Thanks, Tom ...

Not To Fear?

Hi Is the red part natural English? Does it mean 'there is nothing to fear'? As summer draws to a close, you may stumble across a tired, sleepy or (apparently) dying bee – but...

Skip Evening Walks?

Hi Is the red phrase natural English? She strained her knee and had to skip her evening walks for a week. or His exam was close and he had to skip his morning walks. Thanks...

Gone Completely Rowdy?

Hi Are these lines natural English? Any suggestions please? The principal was horrified to see that the students had gone completely rowdy in the past eight months he was abroad...

Give Someone A Good Yelling/Shouting/Beating...

Hi Are these natural expressions? Father gave me a good shouting today. Father gave me a good yelling today. Father gave me a good beating today. Thanks, Tom ...
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