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Meaning?

Hi, Would you please tell me what is the meaning of "whittled carvings" and"dipped snuff" in the following text? The curiosity wasn't limited to the few courthouse regulars who...

Feed In?

This is a question of entrance exams for a college in Japan. Information overload and the average Web surfer’s limited attention span aren’t exactly conducive to fact-checking...

Shave Or Beard Trimming?

Hi Does this dialogue sound natural? Any suggestions? Barber: Do you want a shave or beard trimming ? Customer: No, no shave--only (beard) trimming. Thanks, Tom ...

Spoiled My Mood Vs. Fouled Up My Mood...

Hi Are these both OK? Any suggestions please? His constant nagging fouled up my mood. His constant nagging spoiled my mood. Thanks, Tom ...

How To Learn English Vocabulary Efficiently

I know reading book is a choice,but I should check the words more and more times.It is trouble and reduces the interest in reading.Do you have some alternative ways to enhance...

An Accounting For Vs. An Accounting Of...

Hi I am sure I have asked this question before but... Which of these sounds more natural to your native ears? I have seen both in business English books. I want an accounting...

Her Husband OR His Husband?

Hi, Please don't laugh. One thing had always confused me lot, that is, for married male (married to a female), which of the folliwng will be correct? I am his husband OR...

Use Of 'Given To'?

Hi Is this sentence natural English? She didn't seem/look like the one given to gossiping . (=she did not like the person who gossiped.) Thanks, Tom ...

Meaning Of What Seemed An Eternity?

Hi, What is the meaning of " for what seemed an eternity" in the following text? The secretary handed Joel the phone .......Joel said hello, then listened for what seemed an...

Do Any Of You Speak English?

Hi Can I request your take on these? Do any of you speak English? Do any one of you speak English? Does any of you speak English? Does any one of you speak English? Thanks...

Adjectives That Double The Last Consonant...

I need some help to find adjectives that double the last consonant when working as comparatives. I have some: wet, big, fat, thin, sad, red, hot, ........ Wold you help with some...

Meaning?

Hi, What is the meaning of "second coming" and "candlelight vigils" in the following text? They had been devastated when the news arrived from the War Department that he was...

Meaning?

Hi, What is the meaning of "the clock had stopped " and "events were not real" in the following text? There had to be a damned good reason for it( the murder), and it was only...

Use Of Negative And Positive?

Hi Would you say that these sentences are natural? Any suggestions please? I wish I were half as positive as you are. The truth is, he is a very negative person. I was so...

Water Over Bridge?

Does anyone know the meaning of "Water over bridge"? I am guessing it is something like, busy, overloading, etc. Thanks

Hollow-Hearted And High -Strung?

Hi I came across these two words this week. Would you say that they are in common use? Hollow-hearted = insincere, deceitful, lacking feelings, etc. High-strung = Easily nervous...

Meaning?

Hi, What is the meaning of to can peas and beans in the following text? After that she had a mess of peas and beans to can. Thanks. ...

Meaning?

Hi, Could you please tell me what is the meaning of "to miss the opportunity for some extra drama" and "did two slow laps" in the following text? When the body was properly loaded...

Have A Listen To This?

Hi I am aware that the phrase ( have a listen to this ) is mainly used by TV and radio announcers, but could you tell me if it is used in everyday life? How does it sound to...

Tenure?

Definitely, you will learn a lot of things and expand your experience during the course of action/ tenure after joining this company. Can we motivate a fresher on joining? ...

Meaning?

Hi, What is the meaning of with the better aim in the following text? They went to war over a strip of farmland. The one with the better aim prevailed, claimed defenseless at...

Make It To The Top?

We are playing well nowadays. Definitely, we will make it to the top. Is this sentence correct for winning? ...

Start?

Once we connect on LinkedIn, we start the conversation about the business. Please suggest the sentence in the present sentence(Habitual/usually) ...

Meaning?

Hi, What is the meaning of the touched and streaked in the following text? She was screaming, her hands were red with blood,......and she had touched and streaked her face. Thanks...

By What Right?

Hi Would you say that the use of by what right natural here? By what right, do you ask these questions? By what right, could I go to the party? By what right, should I be here...
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