Use Of Pay Dividends?

Hi Is the use of the idiom pay dividends natural here? I ask because the meaning is slightly literal and the idiom seems to lose its flavor (or figurative taste.) A – What...

Expectations For Or In Or Of?

I have set high expectations in/of/for men.

Phrase: As You Know, ...

Hi Can we use the phrase " As you know " in formal writing? (writing to one's boss) As you know, I served in this organisation with... As you know, last year there were problems...

Please Help IELTS Writing Task 1

The graph below shows the contribution of three sectors – agriculture, manufacturing, and business and financial services – to the UK economy in the twentieth century. Summarize...

Is This Phase Correct.

but if he does do them then the best advice. How should the above phase be written. Is it correct? ...

Sentence?

"The more people I meet, the more I realize how much I'm different from them." is it correct?

Tenses?

I had just broken his arm but his eyes had already forgotten all about that. I'm curious as to why the past perfect is used in the second part of the sentence (had already forgotten...

Word Choice?

This can lead to too much attention to what is 'wrong' with children. Is it correct to use 'to' after attention? Is 'on' a better choice?

Of/In Is/Are?

Surroundings reflect the diversity of/in society, for example, food from different countries is/are served.

Difference Between 'Will Be Able' And...

What's the difference between saying 'will be able' and 'are able'? The curriculum should cater to every child's needs. This is the only way children will be able to achieve...

Use Of The Word Peremptory?

Hi Is this sentence completely natural? (Husband to wife) Don't you dare sound so peremptory to me! Thanks, Tom ...

Fluff Up The Soil?

Hi, What verb would be appropriate if I wanted to say that I used a hoe to fluff up the soil in a flowerbed? The word 'hoe' is also a verb, so perhaps that could work. "I had...

Ergative Verbs?

Hi, Another question on this non-well-known issue! As to the list CJ gave me some time ago, neither cease nor read is of ergative verbs. I look upon that list like a complete...

In/On/For?

Fictional characters set my standards for/in/on guys so high. Fictional characters raise my standards for/in/on guys so high. ...

Developing Countries Do Not Need To Damage...

Without a doubt, economic growth is a priority along with environmental issues of most countries throughout the world. Whether developing countries are responsible for protecting...

Backwards

What Is The Key Sentence?

"Negativism isn't a philosophy, it's an attitude. It's the attitude of a player whose nerves aren't as strong as he'd like them to be. Attitudes can be changed, but first they...

English Grammar?

Hello. I need help with some test. I will be very grateful for any kind of help. Frequent travelers with biometric passport who had never stayed longer than allowed in the EU...

Science?

What is black hole?

To Supplant Old Traditions?

" old traditions that were fading away and being supplanted by modern ways ." Definitions 1 and 2 of supplant in the link is very different from each other. Which one fit...