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by EC
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Brits can't speak English
Replies: 1
Views: 2601

The Brits can't speak English

The following opinion was received by email from Dennis The Menace: Your advice about "Plural Verbs with Singular Subjects" found at http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-m_plural-singular.htm is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. Singular nouns ALWAYS take singular verbs. No exceptions. The British people are...
by EC
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What is an idiom? What is a saying?
Replies: 2
Views: 10610

What is an idiom? What is a saying?

An idiom is a phrase or group of words with a meaning that is not obvious from the individual words (for example, "rain cats and dogs", meaning "rain heavily"). Even if you know all the words (rain, cat, dog), you will probably not understand "rain cats and dogs" if you don't know the idiom. "Rain ...
by EC
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Idiom quizzes
Replies: 2
Views: 7704

Idiom quizzes

Check out some English idioms in categories like Animal Idioms, Body Idioms etc, and then test your understanding with the quizzes:
http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/idioms.htm
by EC
Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: audio fill in the blank exercise for pronunciation
Replies: 1
Views: 2609

For this kind of question, please use one of the forums at:
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-forums/index.php
http://members.englishclub.com

There are many members there who may be able to help you.
by EC
Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: READ BEFORE POSTING TO GRAMMAR HELP
Replies: 0
Views: 72165

READ BEFORE POSTING TO GRAMMAR HELP

These guidelines relate to the Grammar Help forum This forum exists to answer questions from non-native LEARNERS of English about English GRAMMAR. Suitable question-types therefore consist essentially of the following: * Questions relating to the grammatical function of a word or phrase in a partic...
by EC
Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:30 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: An odd sentence.
Replies: 1
Views: 3029

Re: An odd sentence.

The magazine's decision to expand into film criticism has already proved quite popular with readers, Ms. Gilman said, though chemists are about as easy to please as movie critics. :r: Q : I think the sentence is odd to me because "though" isn't match with "easy" when it comes to the context, is it?...
by EC
Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:24 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Check next sentence...
Replies: 1
Views: 3045

Re: Check next sentence...

Sang-heui, Kim wrote:He is the manager whose powers of leadership leave a lot of to be desired.
This should be:
He is a manager whose powers of leadership leave a lot to be desired.

--Josef
by EC
Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:21 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: found converts?
Replies: 1
Views: 3088

Re: found converts?

Mr. Beene was American fashion's most paradoxical designer: a technician who stood shoulder to shoulder with the great French couturiers; a modernist who consistently defied those technical conventions; a Southern gentleman who found converts among New York's high priestesses of art and society yet...
by EC
Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:13 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: door pandemonium one?
Replies: 1
Views: 3142

Does it make more sense to you if we insert that?

door pandemonium that one...

The one is a pronoun meaning people in general, as in:

Where can one find a taxi?

--Josef
by EC
Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: (had) sent
Replies: 1
Views: 3207

Yes, basically.

--Josef