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He Might Come. Or He May Come?

what is difference between these two sentences He might come. or he may come . thanks

Non-Silent Trailing '-E'?

Usually a trailing '-e' is silent like in 'house'. However, there are some exceptions like 'recipe', 'catastrophe' or 'apostrophe'. Are there any more exceptions that are...

Unusable Words In English

Hello, Why would a word like "camt" or "canp" be a bad, unusable word in English? What would be the specific reason in this case? ...

Phonology

Why native speakers of English cannot distinguish between allophones of the same phoneme ?

Passive Voice Question?

why english passive voice need to use " be + past participle of the verb" ? I feeling confuse with perfect tense , may I know what is the reason for use past participle in passive...

Difference Between FINITE And NONFINITE...

Hi dear teachers,  I'd like to ask you a few things concerning "Finite" and "Nonfinite" verbs, please. First of all, could you please tell me what is the distinction between these...

Phonetics

learning difficulties posed by the discrepancy between english spellings and sounds

Meaning Of “The Present Tense Would Be...

I'm reading "Meaning and the English Verb" by Geoffrey Leech and in the paragraph §113 on page 71 he states the following: §113: §5: I know what he means by "from the semantic...

Any Difference Between "Auxiliary Verb...

Are they the same thing, just one meaning with two vocabulary items? Thanks!

How Does OE Adverbial Inflection?

How does OE adverbial inflection differ from OE nominal and verbal inflection?

Absolute Phrase?

Absolute Phrase= Noun + Modifier (Most often 'Participles') He looked at the trophy, proud of his victory. (The underlined phrase is an absolute phrase.) proud (adjective),...

Were The Verb Forms / Structures Named...

A verb form like "went" is called a "past tense". However, it is not only used to talk about past events (e.g. We went to Morocco last January), but also about unreal or uncertain...

Status Of The Negation Word "Not"?

Hi there, I have a question concerning the word "not". In the sentence "He did not have a dog" its relation towards the sentence is unclear to me. Is "not" a particle or an...

Grammarlady?

hi, does anyone who posts here happen to know why the grammarlady forum, [link] , is no longer in existence? i joined it a year ago but have been offline, due to computer...

Selfie Or Selfy?

Do you say: Selfie or Selfy? And why?

Cognitive Definitions?

Hi~ In the following context, can I understand the words "cognitive definitions" as same thing as "concepts"? And as for "actual concepts", does that mean "the concepts that...

Monotransitive?

Is we roasted marshmallows for the children monotransitive?

Questions

A proposition that can be true. For example, lions live in Africa. A proposition that can be true or false. For example, I'll go shopping because I'm not sure if I'm going or...

A Proposition Of A Sentence

May an utterance of a sentence contain more than one proposition? I think the answer is no. The answer is a proposition of a sentence may contain more than one utterance. What...

Is The Sentence Correct?

I didn't hear the alarm while it was ringing. Thanks!

Questionnair On "Hedging" In Scientific...

“Hedging” in Scientific or Academic Writing I am doing research about the likelihood expressed using different hedging expressions: (1) adverbs, (2) modal verbs, and (3) particular...

International Kangaroo Linguistics Contest...

Hello, everyone! I need to prepare for IKLC 2017. I have read the syllabus for the contest and there are some terms that I do not understand.Please explain.I also need to know...

Degree In Linguistics

I have scoured the internet for universities that provide a degree in linguistics, but I could not find one that offers part-time courses. Further, I am not sure which universities...

Auxiliary Verb?

Hi, I was wondering why the lecturer has labeled 'is' as 'auxiliary' in the following YouTube video. Could it be justified in any way, or is it simply a mistake? Thanks. ...

Present-Tense-Forms In The Past-Tense...

Dear all, I am currently working on my bachelor thesis in English. The topic is aspectual-class-preference among German students in progressive -ing forms and the whether the...
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