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English Novels For Senior Students

I am a teacher of English in a secondary school in Melbourne, Australia, and we are currently determining set novels for our students for next year. We are having particular problems...

Let It Slide This Time ?

Hi. "Let it slide this time." What does this mean?? And When can I use this expression?? Thanks. MARTY.

English Humors

Thanks to Mark Chandler, I've switched my etymology dictionary to the one he introduced. When I was studying Latin and Greek, accidentally I found this: [link] On the bottom...

Grammatically Correct ?

Hi All, Could you please let me know whether the following sentence is grammatically correct ?. "Unfortunately can I again not get the book in library." Panther

The Articles

The articles have been always my nightmare. The "a" and "an" are no problem, but I still have a huge problem with the "the" and the occasions that don't require it. I keep reading...

Common Collocation Matching

Greetings, I was wondering if anybody could suggest some methods of discovering the most common collocations in a body of text? I have a body of data that I wish to process....

Grammar Sentence Analysis - Help

Hi! all I am having some trouble in dissecting the following sentence into its constituent parts. I would appreciate your help in this matter. -- The sentence is -- All the...

MLA And APA

What's the difference between MLA and APA? Thanks in advance.

Language Acquisition Pedagogy

Salutations: I think all will agree that language acquisition is best obtained by the student through expressing him or herself in that language. This is why in most language...

English Language Translated Into Math...

Has anyone translated English sentences into math equations? For example, "sky is blue" translated into "sky = blue". If so, I'd appreciate know the URLs on this topic and the...

Comma For Quotation

Do you need to put a comma before you start any quote with a quotation mark and immediately after the quote is over with? For example: Please type clearly, "VALUE FOR CUSTOMS...

Grammar Tutorial

Hi, I'm looking for an English grammar tutorial prepared in form of Questions and Answers which I could download from the Internet as freeware. Regards, Ewa

Go On Foot OR Go By Foot?

Hi there, Are both expressions correct? which one is more appropriate? Is there any difference between them? Thanks a lot Rafael

Please Correct My Beginning Paragraph...

DEar all. Please help me to correct this beginning paragraph. "In today's modern life, stress is one of our biggest enemies. We all realize that we are experiencing stress that...

Is "None Are" Accepted?

Would the following sentence from Time magazine be correct English? None of the children are to be accepted into the school. Should it not read None of the children is to be accepted...

Authoritative List Of English Pronunciation...

Hello all, I've spent a fruitless hour googling around trying to find an authoritative list of country names across the world and how to pronounce them. The Voice of America...

What Does "Need Hardly To Be Stressed...

Dear people, Please help me. What does this sentence mean? "The importance of potash in the communities of colonial North America need hardly be stressed " Thank you very...

Come Undone

What is meaning of "come undone"? For example: And when I start to come undone Stitch me together

Prevalancy Of Spelling Errors

I constantly come across blatant errors in spelling. I've observed these mistakes at work, on the internet, and in the public arena. Many of these errors include misuse of homonyms...

Tinderstick

does the word have an actual meaning? (except for the group) and if not: what does it refer to? thanks
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