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by Nalmi
Tue May 03, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: on/at
Replies: 1
Views: 718

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: 1026

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: 793

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: 800

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: 615

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US forces will withdraw (will have withdrawn) by 2011.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: 729

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: 668

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: 2100

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: 719

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: 571

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.