English Grammar?

coventry is ........ birmingham. option a) next b) beside c) near d) nearby ...

Did I Use "That" Correctly In This Sentence...

So I decided to run this brilliant sub once again since Shannon said, not without a reason, that it's best to run that sub at least 4 times. Or should I have used the word...

It's About Time To Go Home. VS. It's Time...

It's about time to go home. VS. It's time to go home. What is a difference between them? And here in the sentence "about" is used as a preposition like 'think about it'...

A Confusing Phrasal Verb?

hi, all : ) while preparing the test, i found one phrasal verb making me confused. Shouldn't it be "depended on"? If I want to use look to as a meaing of depend on, i thought I...

Somewhere Between?

Is it correct to say "somewhere between an age"? She's somewhere between 20 and 24 years old. She looks young because the way she's dressed. Thanks ...

By The Scruff?

"Wayne Rooney tries to get the game by the scruff." (BBC Sport.) What does it mean "to get the game by the scruff"? ...

Deep Into Something?

Is it correct to say "deep into a period of time"? We were deep into the weekend. We were deep into Friday night. Thanks ...

Not Only ... (But Also) Inversion?

Need to check my suppositions about the legitimacy of an inverted word order in sentences with two agents sharing one common action: I was not the only one who forgot about the...

Working On A Compromise?

For health care policy, 36 percent approve of the job the president is doing, 61 percent disapprove. That number took a hit after Republicans in Congress failed to pass the first...

American English Grammar?

Hi to everyone Can you tell me some specific regional American English grammar patterns? For example, I heard that such double verb forms as "might could", "might should', "must...

Why Can't I Sin Up?

I have tried several time and the sign up says no. Paul/questioner ...

Clever, Worldly Way About/To Someone?

Does someone rather have a clever, worldly way "about" or "to" them? (In the sense of being experienced in the ways of the world and much-travelled.) ...

What Vs Who?

What's the semantic difference between "Who is he?" and "What is he?"

Abstract For My Bachelor Thesis - Revision...

Hello everyone! I have written a bachelor thesis and I would like to ask you for one thing. Can anyone help me to revise my abstract? If there are some deficiencies, I would...

In Her Practice?

She was the sole physician in her practice . --- Does it mean she didn't employ any other physicians in the place where she was working? ...

Continous Tense?

Hi I've heard that sometimes to add a verb (that doesn't take -ing from) the sense of continuity, you can use "starting to". For example: "I'm starting to hate him. Is there any...

How Many Friends?

Hello, I read this comment and I could not deduce anything. Please don't ask me about the context because I don't know what to say and don't think this comment is any match...

Is This A Correct Expression?

Is this a correct expression? "I want to help you to know more about this city". "I would like to help you to know more..." Put aside grammatically correct or not, is it a commonly...

Pet Peeve And Unshined Shoes Meaning?

Hi, what is the meaning of "pet peeve" and "unshined shoes" in this text? His high school yearbook recorded his per peeve as "unshined shoes." Thanks ...

Official Vs Legal.

Hi, everyone. I look up the word "de facto" in the macmillan dictionary and found the following definition to be confusing. Could you tell me what the difference in meaning is...