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Moods And Modals?

If in other languages (hixkaryana) moods and modals are both expressed with clitics, is there a formal difference? Is mood a system akin to speech acts, while modals express...

An Old Germanic Linguistic Feature

I read this sentence on the website of an American PC magazine, PCWorld : If you like the look of the full-screen Start menu but still rock a mouse and want to stick to windowed...

He Is Eager To Please?

1. He is eager to please. 2. He is easy to please. The sentences are very similar, only one adjective has been changed. In both sentences he is the grammatical subject but...

Quakers?

Is it true that Quakers formerly used the "thou" pronoun even in everyday conversation, as "Thou art my friend", but now use "thee" as the subject and put the verb in the 3rd...

Why Don't Glides And Liquids Fit The Sonority...

Hello, What it is about the feature [+/-consonantal] that doesn't seem to fit into the step pattern of a visual representation of the sonority hierarchy? http://tinyurl.com...

Semantics?

Is anyone here know something about identity of reference and equative sense?

English Structure?

WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN FINITE AND NON FINITE VERBS?

Thought

Our thought make us what we are. In our brain different types of thought created from our birth. It is negative or positive. In inner world negative thought always dominated to...

[Ask] Etymology

Hey, everyone. I make this thread to ask about the origin of some words. Right now I want to know where the word 'diagram' and 'pictogram' were derived from. They sound like Greek...

Help Needed With A Middle English Quotation...

Hey there. Lately I've been reading some Child's ballads while having no formal knowledge of Middle English grammar. Luckily, I seem to be able to understand the gist of the texts...

As If Subjunctive Mood Vs. As If Indicative...

Hi, I'm not an English native speaker. While I studied English grammar, I came to a standstill. Regarding "as if subjunctive mood", I don't have any trouble understing following...

Read Catcher In The Rye To Learn English...

Hello all! I am reading the English novel written by J.D Salinger The catcher in the for improving my English skill. This used to be one of my favorite novel when I was around...

Is There A Grammar Of Spoken English?

Summarising: Three ways of looking at it. Extracts from the Geoffrey Leech article, English Grammar in Conversation . View 1: Spoken English has no grammar at all: it is grammatically...

I Want To Learn To Speak Clearly-What...

I want to know what i need to do in order to speak cleary, consisely and intelligently. I've learned that most of the time, i'm at a loss for words, coversationally speaking...

English Influence On Other Languages?

Hi all It would be interesting to hear from nonnative speakers of English in particular what influence English exerts on other languages nowadays. What English words and expressions...

What Is The Difference Between The Conditional...

What is the difference between the Conditional Mood and the Subjunctive Mood?

Hello From Vietnam :)

I'm Katie, 28 years old, nice to meet you all !

Contrastive Reduplication

I never heard of it before, but here it is! [link]

Flag Up + Dative Case?

Hello, What preposition should come after the modal verb flag up in the following sentence: We should FLAG UP working conditions at the meeting. If I wanted to add managers...

The Seven Deadly Sins Of Grammar?

I know of at least seven grammatical errors that I think are both widespread but easily fixable issues in both colloquial and written usage. I'd like to share these errors,...

Prepositional Phrase Working As An Adverb...

No one in the office is celebrating. can you tell me the prepositional phrase "in the office" work as an adjective or adverb in the sentence above?

A Gerund Is Equivalent To A Folling Noun...

In the following sentence, the word 'of' to connect two equivalent phrases is omitted. We can offer you a job ( of ) cleaning cars . Is the omission like that permitted...

Phrasal Verb Vs Verb Phrase?

Is really there any difference? Thanks in advance

Hisself Instead Of Himself.

Hello I wonder why some nonstandard dialects of English use the reflexive pronouns hisself instead of himself. ...

Wh Relative Clauses Are Not Introduced...

wh relative clauses are not introduced by conjunctions. AG wrote this in another forum. I hope he comes along to look at this, but comments from others are welcome. I may...
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