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by bmo
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Laughing like a hyena
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

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: 1603

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: 1603

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: 1008

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: 1008

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: 722

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: 1480

Thanks a lot.

bmo
by bmo
Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: On a small scale
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

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: 1480

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: 103
Views: 281237

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...