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Hi, a couple of hours ago I read the following post in another thread: "Hello, I have the same problem with my friend when she ask me in a negative form, but when I don't agree wirh her she start arguing with me, but one day, we had had her ...
 Her brother has the right approach.
Anonymous Really? Her brothers approach would be:
Question: Aren't you coming with us?
Answer: No, I am coming with you.
I always thought it would be like this:
Question: Aren't you coming with us?
Answer: Yes, I am coming with you.
 
Anonymousaren't you coming with us, and I had...
No. You answer the negative the same as you answer the affirmative.
Are you coming with us? Yes. (I'm coming with you.)
Are you coming with us? No. (I am not coming with you.)
Aren't you coming with us? Yes. (I'm coming with you.)
Aren't you ...
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what is the mean of a volley of cheers erupts in below sentences The firefighter clutches a girl, Giorgia, said to be 8 years old, and walks her out of the huge pile of rubble as a volley of cheers erupts.
 
murat5334 a volley of cheers
a loud cheering
Anonymous 
murat5334what is the mean of a volley of...
What is the meaning of a volley of cheers erupts in the sentence below? ...
 
AnonymousWhat is the meaning of a volley of cheers
volley: a lot of questions, insults, etc. all spoken or made at the same time (Macmillan dictionary)
(a lot of cheers in this case)
CJ
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"The Panama Papers reveal that Lopez was granted “power of attorney” over a British Virgin Islands company called Gravity Sport Management Limited, which meant he would have been able to control it." (The Guardian.) In the above, does "he would ...
 
Anonymousdoes "he would have been able to...
Exactly. "could have controlled it" has the same meaning, by the way.
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Anonymous Thank you, CJ, for the reply.
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Is easily and calmly the correct adverbs to use in this context? She lets me change her diaper easily and calmly without putting up a fight and in exchange I give her an ice cream. It's all about negotiation at this age. Thanks
 
AnonymousIs Are 'easily' and 'calmly' the correct adverbs to use in this...
Yes. You need a comma after "fight" to separate two independent clauses joined by "and".
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It was my school time understanding that information is plural and never takes "s". If I am right , then why this mistake could be found on even Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201074230 )?
 I still can't see informations.
 
brian dawnwhere "informations" has been used:
I know my eyes aren't what they were when I was 18, but I see no use of "informations" either on the web page or in the "Note" you posted.
CJ
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brian dawn information is plural
It isn't. But if you want to 'pluralize' it, you can say 'two pieces of information, three pieces of information, etc.' as in There are two pieces of information that came to my attention yesterday.
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