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by bmo
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Laughing like a hyena
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Thanks to Alan and Jakeson, I got it.
by bmo
Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Laughing like a hyena
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Thanks. And that particular kind is of negative connotation, right?
by bmo
Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Laughing like a hyena
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Laughing like a hyena

Laughing like a hyena. Is this a particular kind of laugh, or just laughing loudly?

Thanks.
by bmo
Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Etymology - Obvious
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

It makes sense, thanks a lot.

bmo
by bmo
Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Etymology - Obvious
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Etymology - Obvious

obvious: 1586, "frequently met with," from L. obvius "that is in the way, presenting itself readily, commonplace," from obviam (adv.) "in the way," from ob "against" + viam, acc. of via "way." Meaning "plain to see, evident" is first recorded 1635. Could you explain how "against the way" came to mea...
by bmo
Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Inception and conception
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Inception and conception

Are both the same in expressing beginning?

Thanks.
by bmo
Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:57 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: On a small scale
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Thanks a lot.

bmo
by bmo
Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: On a small scale
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Thanks. On a small scale is a prepositional phrase functioning as an adjective, right?

bmo
by bmo
Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: On a small scale
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

On a small scale

Food prices last month increased only on a small scale.

Is this grammatically correct?

I know it is better to say "increased slightly."

Thanks.

bmo
by bmo
Sun Sep 19, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Learning Tips
Topic: Tips for Vocabulary
Replies: 102
Views: 283499

Study prefix, suffix and root. Let's look at Latin root cadere, to fall. When a man falls into a ditch, we say it is an accident; and is accidental. The side the sun falls down is the west, so we call the people who live in the west, westerner or occidental. Both accidental and occidental have the s...
by bmo
Sun Sep 19, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Excuse me
Replies: 6
Views: 4645

you are welcome, hope cruise see it.
by bmo
Tue Sep 14, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Posting suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 2608

Posting suggestions

I would like to make 2 suggestions:

1. All those pin-up items, Tips, etc. should go with the flow, so they won't stay on the top all the time. (First two stay.)
2. Use correct english, no u for you and r for are.

Thanks a lot.
by bmo
Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: IDIOM : Running Out of Tissues ?
Replies: 1
Views: 4026

Re: IDIOM : Running Out of Tissues ?

running out od one's tissue:

never heard of this. I don't think it is an idiom.
by bmo
Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Straight up / out
Replies: 2
Views: 2850

Re: Straight up / out

straight up - no ice in cocktail.
straighten out - to improve, to change for the better.

You are such a mess! Straighten out or move out.
by bmo
Fri Sep 10, 2004 9:08 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Excuse me
Replies: 6
Views: 4645

Re: Excuse me

cruise wrote:Please tell me the meaning of "look" in the sentence below:
If a company has entered the market,how quickly should it look to expand.thank you.

Look:
Informal: To hope or expect, used with an infinitive:

I look to hear from you. (I expect to hear from you.)