Help! English Incomprehensible Logic ...
“speaking is a result of acquisition, not its cause" - is anybody able to explain...
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Have (Got) In British English
As far as I know, you usually can't leave out "got" after "have" in negative and...
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Double Dutch?
A job advert in this week's Economist for a chair at the Universiteit van Amsterdam...
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Butties Are Edible In England?
Among the seemingly excessive number of paragraph breaks, there's this sentence,...
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A Structured Approach To Improving Written...
Hi, I am a native English speaker, however as of late I have realised how little...
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A Closet Aueer Outs Himself
"I'm a real shouter at the screen. What gets me angriest is the misuse of our language...
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Horizonless Transcontinental Sentences...
Horizonless Transcontinental Sentences Department 25 April 2004 (( OK, children,...
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Muffin Again
I thought we had finally settled the muffin issue: 1) The (English) muffin - a doughy...
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Led Vs. Lead
Posted for Kevin I would like to ask a question about English In the following sentence...
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Care Vs.Caring
Dear all, I would like to know which of the following sentences is better in English...
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"My Name Is __."
Why is it that, in English, when we write a sentence of the form "My name is (name...
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I Don't Get It
Why reproduce all that junk in translation? Consider the following text (preface...
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Wordy Opaqueness - The Worst English Sentence...
What is the longest and least coherent sentence ever written and published in English...
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Raise Vs Rear?
Hi, This is from a selective cloze exercise, which aims to test semantic precision...
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Dear Sir/Madam, Could you please tell me where I should put the article in the following...
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A Wrong Sentence?
We have been knowing each other since high school. Is this sentence gramatically...
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Starting A Sentence With "More Important...
I'd be grateful for US opinions about whether one can start a sentence with "More...
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Subjunctive After 'To Ensure'?
In formal English, should the subjunctive be used after that verb, as is the case...
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Equivalent Of Silent Applause
The class registered its approval with body language that was the equivalent of silent...
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Adverb Vs Adjective With Intransitive...
Hello everybody, I have a question about a point of English grammar that I have...