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by Nalmi
Tue May 03, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: on/at
Replies: 1
Views: 728

on/at

Hello. The dictionary says "target" may be followed by "on/at". So is it possible to say "our efforts are targeted on improving..." or is it "at improving" (probably "on" is used with nouns, not -ing)?
Thank you for all your help.
by Nalmi
Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: already
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

already

Hello.
I wonder if it is possible to use the word "already" in the following sentence and if yes, where?
He has (already?) been (already?) waiting for you for (already?) two hours (already?).
Thank you for help.
by Nalmi
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: consider
Replies: 1
Views: 803

consider

Hello. I will be very grateful if you will answer my question. Longman Dictionary gives the pattern "consider smb to do"; is it possible to use any verb after "consider"? For example, "I consider the plan to help many people." (which means "I consider the plan will help many people") or is it possib...
by Nalmi
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: article
Replies: 1
Views: 808

article

Hello. Which is standard English, "the mass media" or "mass media" (meaning: representatives, reporters, people) in the sentence:
(The?) Mass media (media) and friends are not allowed to contact Liu Xia.
Maybe: (The) representatives of the media ....
Thank you for all your help.
by Nalmi
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Perfect/Simple
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Perfect/Simple

Hello. I'll really appreciate it if you will help me with the tenses in the sentence:
US forces will withdraw (will have withdrawn) by 2011.
I guess it's the second variant but I think I've seen the first variant in some newspaper articles.
Thank you for your help.
by Nalmi
Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: preposition
Replies: 1
Views: 738

preposition

Hello. Will you please tell me which word is to be used in the following context: a deal outlines the withdrawal of US troops /until/ or /by/ 2011.
Maybe, both?
Thank you very much.
by Nalmi
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: sentence structure
Replies: 1
Views: 677

sentence structure

Hello. Please help me to make up a sentence:
"I believe that he is unlikely to win." OR "I don't believe that he is likely to win."
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HELP.
by Nalmi
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: word choice
Replies: 1
Views: 2118

word choice

Please help me to choose a natural phrase in English in the following sentence: "The islands are a debating (debatable) point (issue) / a reason of dispute / a cause of dispute / a moot point."
Thank you. I really appreciate your help.
by Nalmi
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: perfect/simple
Replies: 1
Views: 730

perfect/simple

Hello. Please help me to choose the correct tense in the sentence:
"Since then, it became / has become a serious problem". I think it is "became" but "has been".
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: interested in
Replies: 1
Views: 579

interested in

Hello. Is it possible to say: "He is interested how people live.." or is it "interested in how people live"? Maybe, a different variant?
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: article
Replies: 1
Views: 621

article

Hello. Please help me to choose the correct variant:
The islands are (a / the / no article) part of British territory.
Thank you very much.
by Nalmi
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: aim
Replies: 1
Views: 602

aim

Hello. Please tell me if the following sentence is possible in English:
"These remarks have an (the ?) aim to intensify (of intensifying)..."
Thank you very, very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: intention
Replies: 1
Views: 713

intention

Hello. Please help me with the following sentence:
I have an (the?) intention to go (of going) abroad.
Or is it just 'I intend to go...' ?
Thank you very much
by Nalmi
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: perfect/simple
Replies: 1
Views: 738

perfect/simple

Hello. Please help me to choose the correct tense: Since then it has become (became) a major problem. 'has been' sounds more natural to me but I'm supposed to use 'become'.
Thank you very much.
by Nalmi
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: infinitive/clause
Replies: 1
Views: 767

infinitive/clause

Hello. Which is correct: He is the first person to do / to have done it. (is there any difference in meaning?)
And is it possible to express the same idea as: He is the first man who has done (did ?) it.
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: very much
Replies: 1
Views: 644

very much

Hello. Please help me with the following sentence:
is it possible to say "She criticized him very much" or is it "sharply/ strongly"?
Thank you very much.
by Nalmi
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: continuous aspect
Replies: 1
Views: 804

continuous aspect

Hello.
Is it possible to use such verbs as "accuse," "blame" or "charge" (=accuse) in continuous tenses (he is charging her with...)?
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: preposition
Replies: 1
Views: 922

preposition

Hello. Will you please help me with my problem?
Is it possible to say: The UN called Iran to stop its nuclear program. Or is it only "called on/upon Iran to stop"? Is the variant without ON possible at all?
Thank you for your help.
by Nalmi
Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: article
Replies: 1
Views: 665

article

Hello.
Please help me with the article in the following case:
he will be an acting prime minister OR no article?
Thank you very much.
by Nalmi
Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: join / unite
Replies: 2
Views: 2220

join / unite

Hello.
Please help me to choose the correct word and preposition:
The Democrats are hoping to join with (?) / join (?) / unite with (?) the Republicans.
Thank you.
by Nalmi
Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: sooner
Replies: 1
Views: 589

sooner

Hello. Please help me to choose the correct tenses in the sentences:
She will sooner win a lottery than her husband finds (will find?) a job.
Maybe: she would (?) sooner...found (would find).
Thank you very much for your attention and help.
by Nalmi
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: bet
Replies: 1
Views: 814

bet

Please help me with BET. Are the sentences correct:
He bet (with ?) his son the team would lose.
He made a bet with his son the team would lose.
Thank you for your help.
by Nalmi
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: passive
Replies: 1
Views: 651

passive

Hello.
Please tell me if the following sentence is possible in English:
"She felt that she was not being told something."
Thank you very much for help.
by Nalmi
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: say or tell
Replies: 1
Views: 816

say or tell

Hello.
As far as I know the standard form is "He told me to translate the text", but is it possible to say: He said to translate the text / He said to me to translate.. ?
Thank you very much for all your answers.
by Nalmi
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: on / in time
Replies: 1
Views: 621

on / in time

Hello. Will you please help me to choose the correct expression:
she promised that the letter would be prepared on time (I wanted to say 'at the planned time') or is it "in time"? Maybe, both?
Thank you for your help.
by Nalmi
Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: on/in
Replies: 1
Views: 623

on/in

Hello. Please help me with the correct preposition in the following phrases:
he accumulated huge funds in / on (?) secret private accounts;
I've got only 5 dollars left on / in (?) my account.
Thank you very, very much.
by Nalmi
Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: verbs with problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2775

verbs with problem

Hello. Could you help me with "problem":
Is it possible to say "the Bush administration made a lot of problems" or is it "created" (sounds more natural to me). But is it OK to say "you made this problem, this is your fault".
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: subject verb agreement
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

subject verb agreement

Hello.
Will you please help me with the subject-verb agreement in the following context: We demonstrate great achievements. This / It is (?) the freedom of speech, freedom of mass media ... OR These / They are freedom of speech, freedom of .... Maybe both?
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: also / as well as
Replies: 1
Views: 950

also / as well as

Hello again. Sorry, one more question about "also". Is it possible to say,"He called her clever and beautiful and also (as well as) the apple of his eye." Maybe just "and".
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: also
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

also

Hello. I'll really appreciate it if you help me with the following:
is it possible to use "also" in the sentence and does it go with "to"
"He asked me to read and translate the article and also to retell it'
Maybe, "as well as retell" or just "and retell".
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: preposition with the underground
Replies: 1
Views: 879

preposition with the underground

Hello again. Please help me with one more question.
We say "get on / off a bus, train", and what do we say about the underground/subway/tube/ metro: "get off the underground?", "get on the subway?", maybe "get on a subway train", maybe a different verb is used (enter / leave)?
Thank you very much.
by Nalmi
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: against
Replies: 1
Views: 603

against

Hello. Is it possible to say: "The operation is not directed agaist the people of Afghanistan but Taliban militants", or is it "against Taliban militants"? And is it possible to say: "is directed not against but.."? (I think NOT goes with the verb - is NOT directed)
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: accuse of
Replies: 1
Views: 697

accuse of

Hello. I'll appreciate it if you will help me.
Is the preposition repeated in such cases as: He accused Israel of dragging its feet in the talks over a new cease-fire and (of ?) killing Palestinian civilians.
Thank you very much.
by Nalmi
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: phrase structure
Replies: 1
Views: 623

phrase structure

Hello again. Will you please help me with one more question? Is it possible to say about a star 'Sirius star' or 'the star of Sirius'?
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: word order
Replies: 1
Views: 491

word order

Hello. Please help me with the word order: He was a little five-year-old boy or He was a five-year-old little boy.
Thank you very much.
by Nalmi
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: the use of articles
Replies: 1
Views: 630

the use of articles

Hello. I will be very grateful if you help me. Why is it sometimes "the Partnership for Peace" and sometimes "Partnership for Peace" in the same context in original English texts? Which is correct?
Thank you.
by Nalmi
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: objective
Replies: 1
Views: 482

objective

Hello. Please help me. Is it possible to say: They have the objective to destabilize the situation.
Thank you.
by Nalmi
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: entertain
Replies: 1
Views: 537

entertain

Hello. Is it correct to say "They were entertained to pizza" or is it "They were treated to pizza"?
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: (re)conciliation
Replies: 1
Views: 1995

(re)conciliation

Hello. Is there any difference in meaning in the phrases "to promote national reconciliation / conciliation"?
Thank you for help.
by Nalmi
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: tenses
Replies: 1
Views: 570

tenses

Hello. Will you please help me with the tenses in the sentence (are both variants possible?):
They have met (or met) a week after they signed (or had signed) the contract.
Thank you.
by Nalmi
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: work/job
Replies: 1
Views: 807

work/job

Hello. Which is correct: He was offered a good job / a good work ? Or is the meaning different (work - if it is not a position but smth to do, say, translation, or is it then some work)?
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: passive
Replies: 1
Views: 617

passive

Hello. I'm not sure if the sentences are correct:
The film is very much spoken (talked?) about.
The film is very little spoken (talked) about.
Thank you very, very much.
by Nalmi
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: propose / offer
Replies: 1
Views: 617

propose / offer

Hello. Are the words "offer" and "propose" synonyms in the following sentences: I was offered (proposed?) a cup of tea / We were offered (proposed) the tickets for the concert.
Thank you very much.
by Nalmi
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: passive
Replies: 1
Views: 472

passive

Hello. What is the correct position of the word "now" in the sentences:
The patient is being operated on (now?), /They are being looked after (now?), etc.
Thank you for your help.
by Nalmi
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: on / in
Replies: 1
Views: 641

on / in

Hello. Will you help me please? Which is correct: on / in the territory of Germany ?
Thank you very much.
by Nalmi
Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: late Monday
Replies: 1
Views: 624

late Monday

Hello. Which is correct: (it happened) late Monday / on late Monday?
Thank you very much for your help.
by Nalmi
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: article
Replies: 1
Views: 561

article

Hello. Please help me with the article in the following context:
The group is debating a/the date of new elections (a / the new electon date).
I think: a - if the date has not yet been set
the - if it is set and being discussed
Does it make any sense? Thank you.
by Nalmi
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: the moment when
Replies: 1
Views: 611

the moment when

Hello. Will you help me with one more question, please.
The villages were sleeping (the moment / at the moment / at the moment when / the moment when) the tragedy happened.
Thank you.
by Nalmi
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: word order
Replies: 1
Views: 543

word order

Hello. Is it correct to say: in April this year / or is it: this April?
Thank you very much.
by Nalmi
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: article
Replies: 1
Views: 497

article

Hello. Please help me with articles in the following context:
I hope Parliament wil have adopted (the / a) budget before (the) winter starts.
Thank you very much.