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Idiot

Hi, Sometimes when I am driving, when I come across rude drivers I call them "idiot". They don't here it ofcourse. Other times, when my computer is doing something that I did not...

Sequence Of The Tenses

Hi everybody I am studying the sequence of the tenses and I am looking for a good study material. The books that I am using confuse me (each book presents a different or incomplete...

Gramar Spec

has anyone done a grammar spec for english i mean like they do with computer languages. a compiler uses rules of the language in its translation to a general code(compiling) that...

What Does "Shake The Lots" Mean?

I am translating a text from English and i met an expression that i dont understand What does "shake the lots" mean? in the sentence "When we shook the lots, to me fell the hoary...

How Do I Teach Students To Identify Conjugated...

Hello,I am trying to teach my 3 Chinese students to perform grammatical analysis on English sentences (or what some people call "diagramming a sentence"). I am nothing close to...

Looking For *THE* Awesome American English...

Every dictionary publisher claims to be the best dictionary. I'm looking for the awesome American English dictionary. I have bad suspicions about the Oxford (even the Oxford American...

Hi There

Hi, Is there any difference in meaning between hi, hello and hi there? Are they the same and can we use them in place of each other? By the way what is the meaning of "there" in...

Should There Be Comma Before And After...

It is, therefore, important. It is therefore, important. It is therefore important. Which one of the above is correct from punctuation point of view?

Two Things That Cannot Occupy The Same...

I'm not sure how to ask this question, but you know how you watch a movie about, say, the Ancient Eqyptians and one of the characters is wearing a wristwatch. There's a word for...

New Interactive Online Dialect Survey

Dear linguists and other lovers of the English language: My new online survey of world English varieties is now available online at [link]/. This survey differs from my previous...

Usage Of Words

Hi all I'm wondering how the following sentence can be interpreted: "The measurements referred to in c) and d) above will be taken when the tyre is fitted to a wheel and inflated...

Books Reading Recommendation Request

I am interested in reading novels or books in general that are funny or comedy inclined. The only funny author that I know is P.G. Wodehouse who makes fun of the mistakes of the...

Legal Grammar

Hi I'm trying to figure out the following text "c) Each front dry-weather tyre, when new, must incorporate 4 grooves which are : - arranged symmetrically about the centre of...

Screenplay Etc.

Hi ! I'm Barbara from Rome. At present days, I'm attending high school and I'm deeply involved in learning English, although (as you, probably, have just observed) I'm still a...

"Each Of Everyone Of You"

How is this ("each of everyone of you") different from "everyone of you"? Thanx/NSP

Possibility Of 'Will'

Hi there, in order to write our customer sales report, I need to know the possibility of ' will ' . If I say, we will contract a work with our customer in Jan. Does it mean 100...

English Help On A Questionnaire

Dear People (especially those in the US), I am a PhD student in economics and I am going to hold a web questionnaire that will take place in the US. The numebr of respondents will...

Kill Another Tree Program?

Hi everyone, I am reading "The Balanced Scorecard" in HBR. during the reading, in the sentance which is " One manager described the proliferation of new measures at his company...

How Democratic Is Your English Classroom...

How democratic is your English classroom? Who gets to speak in class? Whose ideas count? Who chooses the assignments? How do students receive feedback? Do students have a chance...

Teaching English To A Foreign Student

Hi, I am teaching English to a foreign student (upper intermediate) on a one-to-one basis. I am having difficulties finding a suitable textbook. He is interested in EAP, can anyone...

Analyze A Sentence For Me.

No church is anything more than a voluntary society. appreciate your help.

Proud Of Versus Of Which We Are Proud

Would like help with a sentence construction as I'm unsure about the "rule" that says prepositions should not be used to end a sentence. We work to create a school we can all...

Distance Learning ESL Certification

Hi: I'm teaching ESL in China, and my school has asked me to look into a reputable Distance Learning ESL Certification program. Does anybody know of any recognized online schools...

Please, Teach Me.

Hi, everyone. I am reading the MIS Review article. but, some part of context is hard to understand. in the sentance, "Other researchers have drawn from agency theory and the incomplete...

A Rather Interesting Word: "Set"

The word "set" has over 100 meanings or uses. - from the American Language section of www.odd-info.com
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