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by vims
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Order
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Order

Hello, If I want to know whether Morarji Desai was the first, second, third or fourth PM of India. How can I ask? 1. What was Morarji Desai's Number as the PM of India? 2. On what number did Morarji Desai become the PM of India? 3. At what number was Morarji Desai in the line of succession as the PM...
by vims
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Article the
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Article the

Hello Alan, In a recent post of mine, you said that the names of newspapers always take the article the . But I read the following answer on a website. Please help me. Only when the definite article the is the part of the newspaper title, must you use it. For example, in India there are many English...
by vims
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Article the
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Article the

Hello,

I have read a grammar rule that the name of a newspaper takes the article the before it. I have also seen the names of English dailies with the.

Some people add the even when it is not an English daily, for example the Divya Bhaskar. So I am confused, please guide me.

Thank you.
by vims
Fri May 27, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Vocabulay help please
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Re: Vocabulary help please

Hello, I read the following passage followed by a question. Running, sailing and flying are natural ways of moving about as animals, birds and fishes do. But the hovercraft does not run on land, sail on water or fly in the air. If we wish to describe its motion, we must say that it runs on the air. ...
by vims
Fri May 27, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Vocabulay help please
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Vocabulay help please

Hello, I read the following passage followed by a question. Please help me solve it. Running, sailing and flying are natural ways of moving about as animals, birds and fishes do. But the hovercraft does not run on land, sail on water or fly in the air. If we wish to describe its motion, we must say ...
by vims
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Indirect Speech
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Indirect Speech

Dear Moderator,

I have seen that exclamatory sentences in Indirect Speech are mostly written without the listener. But if we have to put the listener, which of the following is correct?

1. John exclaimed with surprise to Jack that...
2. John exclaimed to Jack with surprise that...

Thank you.
by vims
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: start plus?
Replies: 1
Views: 1026

start plus?

Dear Alan,

Is there any difference between the two sentences?

He started to speak.
He started speaking.

If there is, please explain.

Thank you.
by vims
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Who + plural verb
Replies: 1
Views: 1845

Who + plural verb

Dear Alan, As in the following sentences, can we use a plural verb with who? 1. Who are playing in the park? 2. Who were watching TV at home? 3. Who do this work every day? Mostly I have seen a singular verb in such cases. But I would like to know if one can use a plural verb when he/she has some id...
by vims
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: since and from
Replies: 1
Views: 1202

since and from

Dear Alan,

I read the following sentence in a book.

He has been working from morning.

I believe it should be since morning instead of from morning.

Please help
by vims
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: conditional verb
Replies: 1
Views: 895

conditional verb

Hi,

What is a conditional verb?

Thank you.
by vims
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: difference between phrasal verb and prepositional verb?
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

difference between phrasal verb and prepositional verb?

Hi,

What is the difference between a phrasal verb and a prepositional verb?

Thank you.
by vims
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Preposition
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Preposition

Dear Alan,

What is the difference between the two sentences in each pair?

1. With whom do you go?
2. Who do you go with?

1. From whom do you learn?
2. Who do you learn from?

1. With what do you write?
2. What do you write with?

Thanks a million.
by vims
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Passive
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Passive

Dear Alan,

Please help me to convert this sentence into passive voice.

I prefer to speak English.

Thank you.
by vims
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Future Perfect Continuous
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Future Perfect Continuous

Dear Alan,

Is this sentence possible or not?

I will have been reading since 10 o'clock.

Thanks a million.
by vims
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: how late
Replies: 1
Views: 682

how late

Dear Alan,

Please point out the correct sentences.

1. How much late did you get?
2. How late did you get?
3. How much did you get late?

Thanks a lot.
by vims
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: correct sentence
Replies: 1
Views: 896

correct sentence

Hi Alan,

Would you please guide me whether the following sentence is correct?

When had the oscar award been started to be given?

If not, please guide me with the correct sentence.

Thanks a million.
by vims
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: which of
Replies: 1
Views: 722

which of

Dear Alan,

Please point out the correct sentence.

1. Which of my uncles do you know?
2. Which uncle of mine do you know?

If both are correct, is there any difference in meaning?

Thanks a lot.
by vims
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: would be, will get
Replies: 1
Views: 807

would be, will get

Dear Alan,

Please guide me whether the following sentences are correct.

1. If you had come on time, we would be enjoying the party.
2. I will give a prize to the student who will write a good essay.

Thanks a million.
by vims
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: was / had been
Replies: 1
Views: 820

was / had been

Dear Alan,

Please point out the right sentence.

1. He died where he was born.
2. He died where he had been born.

Thanks a million.
by vims
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Preposition
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Preposition

Dear Alan,

Which sentence in each pair is correct?
If both are correct, is there any difference?

(A) From whom do you learn English?
(B) Who do you learn English from?

(A) With what did he hit the dog?
(B) What did he hit the dog with?

Thank You.
by vims
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: sentence check
Replies: 1
Views: 568

sentence check

Dear Alan,

On the first page of a book, I read the following. Please guide me whether it is correct.

Dedicated to my father Late Shree J. P. Bhatt who himself was an example of well-managed anger in his life.

Thank You.
by vims
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: would have
Replies: 1
Views: 620

would have

Dear Alan,

Please guide me whether the following is correct.

I was lucky that they asked me to reach there at eight o'clock. If they had asked me to reach before that, I would have had to get up very early.

Thank you.
by vims
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: place of an adverb
Replies: 1
Views: 729

place of an adverb

Dear Alan, I liked the book which you gave me very much. In the above sentence, I have used very much as an adverb to the verb like. Have I placed it correctly? In some cases, can't it be misunderstood if the reader sees it as an adverb to the verb of the subordinate clause? For example, I liked the...
by vims
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: would have had to
Replies: 1
Views: 584

would have had to

Dear Alan, This morning a friend of mine gave me a lift so I didn't have to go on foot. In that case, can I say, "If my friend had not helped me, I would have had to go on foot." I don't know how to speak a sentence that conveys the meaning 'something would have been necessary at a certain point of ...
by vims
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Article
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Article

Dear Alan,

Which of the following sentences are correct?

1. This is children's hospital.
2. This is a children's hospital.
3. It is a boys' school.
4. It is boys' school.

Thank you.
by vims
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Plural Exclamatory
Replies: 1
Views: 743

Plural Exclamatory

Respected Alan, A man strolling in a garden looks at a flower and expresses his joy by using this exclamatory sentence. "What a lovely flower!" OR "What a flower!" I want to know what he should say if there are more flowers. I don't know how to pluralize an exclamatory sentence. I request you to plu...
by vims
Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: My favourite...
Replies: 1
Views: 620

My favourite...

Dear Alan

Are both these sentences correct?

1) My favourite author is Swett Marden.
2) Swett Marden is my favourite author.

If both are right, is there any difference?

Please help.

Thank you.
by vims
Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: since/for
Replies: 1
Views: 556

since/for

Dear Alan As per my knowledge, the use of since denotes point of time and the use of for denotes duration of time. But I read this sentence in THE TIMES OF INDIA. Since last two years, we have been conducting medical camps for awareness on health issues. Please help me by guiding whether it is right...
by vims
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: article
Replies: 1
Views: 651

article

Dear Alan, Which of the following sentences is correct? 1. The use of mobile phone is strictly forbidden. 2. The use of a mobile phone is strictly forbidden. As per my knowledge, it is necessary to use an article before a singular countable noun. So the second sentence should be correct but I am not...
by vims
Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: What children
Replies: 1
Views: 387

What children

Dear Alan,

If a man tells me that he has four children and I want to know how many of them are boys and how many are girls.

Can I say, "What children have you?"

If not, how can I ask?

Thanks in advance.
by vims
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: is/are
Replies: 1
Views: 434

is/are

Dear Alan

Will you please let me know which of the following sentences is correct?

(1) There are a table and a chair in my room.
(2) There is a table and a chair in my room.

Thanks a lot.
by vims
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: must
Replies: 1
Views: 463

must

Hello Alan,

Can I know whether the following sentence is correct or not?

You must be knowing him.

Thank You.
by vims
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: article
Replies: 1
Views: 479

article

Hello Alan,

Here's a sentence from the book Intermediate English Grammar by Raymond Murphy.

We saw Rose in town a few days ago.

In the sentence above the word town is a singular countable noun. Why is there no article before it?

Thanks a lot.
by vims
Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: correct order
Replies: 1
Views: 399

correct order

Respected teacher, What is the best way to know the correct order of someone's brother or sister ? e.g. If a girl has five brothers, the name of one of them is Neel. Her friend wants to know the order of Neel i.e. he is the eldest, second, third, fourth or the youngest. How should she ask ? Suggesti...
by vims
Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Tried sentence
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Tried sentence

Hi Alan, In a post earlier, I was advised by you to convert the sentence myself so I have tried. Please help me if it needs any correction. :arrow: Pina said to Mina, "I was in the theatre when you saw me." Converted sentence: Pina told Mina that she had been in the theatre when she had seen her. I ...
by vims
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Rectified sentence
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Rectified sentence

Hi Alan,

Will you please help me to convert this sentence into indirect speech ?

Pina said to Mina, "I was in the theatre when you saw me."

Thank you.
by vims
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: indirect Speech
Replies: 1
Views: 665

indirect Speech

Hi Alan,

Will you please help me with my problem ?

How can this sentence be converted into indirect speech ?

Krish said to Andy, "You had been in the theatre when I saw you."
by vims
Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: colour2
Replies: 1
Views: 409

colour2

In another post, this was your reply:

Both these sentences are possible, depending on context.

1) What colour is your car?
2) Which colour is your car?

Could you please let me know what is the difference?
by vims
Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: colour
Replies: 1
Views: 526

colour

Respected teacher,

Which one is correct?

1) What colour is your car?
2) Which colour is your car?

Thanks in advance.
by vims
Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: first time
Replies: 1
Views: 469

first time

Which one is correct?

1)When I met her for the first time, she was feeling shy.
2)When I met her first time, she was feeling shy.
3)When I met her first, she was feeling shy.

Thanks.
by vims
Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: all about
Replies: 1
Views: 509

all about

What does all about mean in these sentences?

1) It is all about money.
2) It is all about parents.
by vims
Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: while/when
Replies: 1
Views: 534

while/when

Respected teacher,

Will you please let me know what is the difference between these two sentences?

1)While he was reading, he heard this.
2)When he was reading, he heard this.
by vims
Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: feeling
Replies: 1
Views: 466

feeling

In a book, I saw a list of verbs which cannot be used in progressive tenses. And in that list I saw the verb feel. But people often say:

How are you feeling now ?

Is it correct ?
by vims
Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: must have
Replies: 1
Views: 510

must have

Respected teacher, Here's a sentence. He must have gone to the library. I think that the sentence can be used in two different situations so it has two meanings. 1)I am making a firm conjecture about where He is at present. 2)I am making a firm conjecture about where He was at a specific time in pas...
by vims
Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: has became ?
Replies: 1
Views: 450

has became ?

Hi

In another message you have corrected a sentence as following.

The technology of rocketry has became so advanced that it has became a multipurpose instrument in science.

I think 'has become' should be instead of 'has became'.

Please help me to clear my doubt.
by vims
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: there 2
Replies: 1
Views: 510

there 2

Hi (1) What is there on the table ? (2) What is there in the basket ? As the sentences given above are correct. Will you please let me know whether the following sentence is correct or not. (3)What is there there ? As per my opinion, It should be correct because all the three sentences have adverbs ...
by vims
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: there
Replies: 1
Views: 406

there

Hi
I want to know the difference between the following two sentences.
(a) What is in your pocket ?
(b) What is there in your pocket ?

or

(a) What is on the table ?
(b) What is there on the table ?
by vims
Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1
Views: 539

The English Language

In a book, I read that there are really four articles in English. Can I know how ?
by vims
Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Articles
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Articles

Which of the following sentences is correct ?
If both are correct, what's the difference ?
(A) I go to office at 8 a.m.
(B) I go to the office at 8 a.m.
by vims
Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Simple Present
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Simple Present

I want to know whether both the following sentences are correct or not. And if they are correct, what's the difference between them.
(A) I go to the library on Sundays.
(B) I go to the library on Sunday.