Olive
2013.03.12.21.45
Knafeh
N0087
Surfer's public profile. You can only see this limited content.
  • Activity
  • Videos
replied to 's question.
5
Replies
Hello, .. I just came across the following headline for news related to a video game: "E3 2016: Doom's First DLC Is Unto the Evil" Source:http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/06/13/e3-2016-dooms-first-dlc-is-unto-the-evil What can one understand from a phrase like unto the evil? Thank you.
 
GPY"Unto the Evil" is apparently the... the game progresses to an evil (or....
Thanks, GPY. But wouldn't that be what into the evil would've meant.. ?
I kind of felt unto there gave a sense of going against and/or colliding.. , but I'm not really sure.. . ...
 
Surfermore evil) stage.Thanks, GPY. But...
"unto" really just means "to". However, it has an archaic or poetic/dramatic feel, and it is for that effect that it is probably chosen. ...
 
GPYand it is for that effect that it is...
... and/or, as Dave mentioned, it may have been influenced or inspired by the well-known Biblical quotation. ...
replied to 's question.
7
Replies
Hello, .. When someone dies and his descendants recieve/get his posessions, then that's inheriting - what's it to the dead, also inheriting? Thanks.
 There is also the more formal word "bequeathing".
  please..i need native english speakers to participate in my research paper answering a questionnaire? who can help me out
 
khadija daoudi please..i need native english...
Your post is not related to this thread. Please start a new thread if you have a new question. ...
commented on their own question.
3
Replies
Hello, .. In the following sentence: The concept was modelled on the observation that in the real world, eco-systems are made-up of many other interacting subsystems. Can the comma be removed? Thank you.
 No, it shouldn't be removed. You don't want "real world" to be misread as "real-world." If you remove the comma, and someone reads the words as "real-world," that reader would think that "real-world" describes "eco-systems" (as opposed to a ...
Anonymous can’t we have make up without the hyphen
 Thank you, Englishmaven. But that's what it is actually, real-world.
Maybe the choice of a two-word noun there stirred the blurriness. Say we replaced the real world with reality - would it then still be wrong to remove the comma?
The concept was ...
replied to 's question.
1
Replies
Hello, .. Is the following correct? "Me at one one of my colleagues' office" I want to write this as a comment on one photo of mine: Should there go an s after the comma? Thanks.
 Me at the office of one of my colleagues.
replied to 's question.
6
Replies
Hello, .. I hear expressions like: "..get your hands off of me!", but when I come to think about it, I can't quite understand why it's an of after the off - shouldn't it be also an off?  "..get your hands off off me!" Thanks.
Anonymous  That would correct..
Anonymous 
SurferHello, ..I hear expressions...
It's unnecessary. Certain people do it, even though it's not needed. It's more common in American English.
Surfershouldn't it be also an off? "..get...
No. Adding "of" or a second "off" is unnecessary. ...
 
AnonymousSurferHello, ..I hear expressions...
See Is it correct to use words "off of" together? for examples not from the U.S.
CJ ...
Show more
Regular Member
Joined 
(733 cast)
+5 verified answers
+129 on all content
+129 on forum posts