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by byron
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What do English people usually say, when...
Replies: 11
Views: 7032

Thanks byron. And when we don't agree with someone, will we say 'to each his own' or 'to each your own' ? Is it impolite? _Arale_ "To each his own" is not rude. It is merely a way of saying someone likes something that someone else doesn't. For example, you say to me "I like soccer" I say to you "I...
by byron
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: need help.. trouble understanding about english idioms
Replies: 8
Views: 5158

Arale wrote:'He was born on the wrong side of the bed' means he was born in a hut (born in poor condition), is it? :roll:
Actually the saying is "he (or she) was born on the wrong side of the blanket"
This means someone is a bastard. They were born to a mother who was unmarried.
by byron
Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: need help.. trouble understanding about english idioms
Replies: 8
Views: 5158

Re: need help.. trouble understanding about english idioms

hello, I need help and tips how to learn and understanding English Idiom section? because this part I couldn't get it. anyone has opinion how idioms structured? and anyone knows the website about idioms? where I can download it? I appreciate it if you help me :) thanks, Yayu Hi! If you care to cite...
by byron
Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What do English people usually say, when...
Replies: 11
Views: 7032

So when we're angry with someone, which spoken phrase can be used here? :roll: Do you know where we can learn such spoken statements? :roll: I know the best way is talk to native speakers, but not having many chances to learn them. _Arale_ Annoyance or anger can be expressed in any number of ways. ...
by byron
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: C.V
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

Re: C.V

hi I have just begun to write C.V , I want to ask if I want to write a sentence about my job that I work now. How I can write it:: currently work or current work and thank you very much CV's are very important. My website receives many every week, some we don't even bother to pass on because they a...
by byron
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What do English people usually say, when...
Replies: 11
Views: 7032

Byron, can you tell me why people say 'Beat me' (I don't know) or 'Chin up' (Try more)? Whether they say 'Beat me' as an apology as they don't know the answer as its direct meaning? How about 'Chin up'? _Arale_ "beats me" (note the 'S') means "I'm sorry I don't know the answer." "Chin up" is what y...
by byron
Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What do English people usually say, when...
Replies: 11
Views: 7032

Re: What do English people usually say, when...

I'm greatly interested and eager to learn what are the usual English reactions for common situations, such as somebody's sneezing (in Russia we usually say something like "be healthy!"), proper apologising in different situations, thanking and proper answering to thanks, inviting to the table and s...
by byron
Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: doubts in sentence
Replies: 1
Views: 1497

Re: doubts in sentence

If your father had not died when he did-Don't be frightened!How you start!' I have received this in story book. I'm not able to understand this sentence.pls give sugesstion. It doesn't make sense. There must be more to the passage than what you have given. The exclamation marks confuse the sentence...
by byron
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: explain more pls.
Replies: 2
Views: 1904

Re: explain more pls.

'Placing pressure on a workaround may result in later failures in the system. For example, in computer programming workarounds are often used to address a problem in a library, such as an incorrect return value. When the library is changed, the workaround may break the overall program functionality...
by byron
Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: 'heckler's veto'
Replies: 4
Views: 2766

Re: 'heckler's veto'

I looked over the WIKI's article "heckler's veto" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler's_veto but couldn't understand what was being said. :shock: Would you explain the term more understandably? To be brief and to avoid complicated answers. It means that if a Heckler is disturbing public order then...
by byron
Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Must
Replies: 3
Views: 1880

danyet wrote:It depends on the context.


I must have driven my car more carefully than you because you had an accident and I did not!
yes! Here again the use of the word 'must' has been qualified with further information supporting the statement.
by byron
Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Must
Replies: 3
Views: 1880

Re: Must

hi when I say: I must drive my car carefully- I mean right now How I can talk about past by using must? like this: I must have driven my car carefully or I should have driven my car carfully. :D Essentially you cannot use the word 'must' in this instance in the past tense unless you qualify the sta...
by byron
Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: still
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Both 1 and 3 are correct.
by byron
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: How to use this right?
Replies: 2
Views: 1741

Re: How to use this right?

Hi everybody, I wanna ask you that how to use this sentence right.Here it is: She and I_________going to China. (be)Please complete this sentence for me. Thanks This can be said in two ways. She and I will be going to China She an I are going to China As a matter of interest my eldest son is tourin...
by byron
Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Help me! Help me!
Replies: 1
Views: 1902

Re: Help me! Help me!

Hi every body! My name is Thuy, I come from Viet Nam, nice to make friend with the friends in all over the world. Now I have a problem with two words: "High-ball" and "low-ball". Both of them are used in business situation. Any one can help me to find the exactly meaning of these two words and give...
by byron
Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:38 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: FAMILY WORDS
Replies: 5
Views: 7209

Re: FAMILY WORDS

MatNic wrote:ECONOMY AND ECONOMIC
I need 3 3 more words in the same family.


please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Economy:- Finance . Market . Wealth
Economic:- Financial . Fiscal . Monetary

byron
http://www.education-jobs.co.uk
by byron
Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.
Replies: 68
Views: 192734

Under such stringent rules smoking will become a fun thing to do for youngsters. Teenagers automatically rebel and will enjoy in breaking the laws. No smoking was introduced for Pubs in Ireland. 22% sales drop was the result as people took their booze home instead. England introduces a similar ban s...
by byron
Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.
Replies: 68
Views: 192734

Re: Smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.



What about the guy sitting in a pub full of smokers, which is located in a city?
He should get out and go to a pub that forbids smoking. He might find it empty but he will be happy and feeling sanctimonious.
by byron
Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Dear everyone,please translate this sentence.
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

AHA! I see it now Ken.
by byron
Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: resources
Replies: 1
Views: 1437

Re: resources

i don't have questions related to language but actually i am doing a research under the title of" the disadvantages of using the translator machine for students"and i didn't find any resources related to this topic so could you helpme in looking fot them. Try looking here:- http://home.transclick.c...
by byron
Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: About a poverb
Replies: 8
Views: 3605

Dixie wrote:Thank you. I didn't know you were a religious man :D
Far from it, I detest all religions and the idiots who expound them. I am however well read including the Bible, Koran and others.
by byron
Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: About a poverb
Replies: 8
Views: 3605

Dixie wrote:I just didn't know this was a quotation from the Bible :?
Galatians vi. 'Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.'
by byron
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: something about football
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

Re: something about football

browniezwq wrote:Could you tell me some phrases about football?
Thank you!
Slang phrases such as:
Sick as a Parrot - to be upset about something in the game
Across the park - to send a ball across the field
On your head - kick a ball for someone to head it
Nod it in - to score a goal from a header
by byron
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: The names of colours?
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

Re: The names of colours?

browniezwq wrote:The names of colours? The more, the better !
Thank you!
The easiest way to see the names of colours and what they look like is to open a word document. Open the part that allows you to choose a colour the hover your mouse over each colour. The name of that colour will show.
by byron
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: help
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Re: help

My spoken English is not very good.I am always nervous when I am speaking.How to avoid this situation.Help me I speak dreadful Greek, appalling French and execrable German. I am always pleased with how helpful people are. I make awful mistakes but people are happy to gently point out my errors. Wha...
by byron
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: can you help me?
Replies: 4
Views: 2504

Re: can you help me?

kuyingsha wrote:19. I was confused about this sentence :?: now people write to ask for his advice both before and after they go under the needle”. Is “go under the needle” is a idiom?
I think this may mean people seek advice before they have an injection to put them to sleep. As in an operation.
by byron
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: words or expressions
Replies: 3
Views: 1928

Re: words or expressions

I have learnt the expression"the last straw".But I still don't know its exact meaning.Can you help with me?Can you give me some examples to use it? You might also be interested in the derivation. This is from the full saying "the straw that broke the Camel's back" The meaning being that someone ove...
by byron
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: can you help me?
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Re: can you help me?

:oops: ² 18. What’s the meaning of the sentence : ’still, blowing our chances with the ladylike thing has to be better than not blowing it and having one’s daily life turned into a finishing school’? Difficult to explain. What the person making the statement is saying is. "We failed in becoming lad...
by byron
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: can you help me ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1219

Re: can you help me ?

20. Could you help me to understand the sentence? :?: If you are tired, grab some Z’s. This is an american slang. The 'Z' meaning sleep. "Z's" pronounced 'Zees' Another colloquial way of saying the same thing is to say "If you are tired take 40 winks" or even "if you are tired, have a nap" It is th...
by byron
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Dear everyone,please translate this sentence.
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Re: Dear everyone,please translate this sentence.

What's the meaning of "We do chicken right."? This isn't correct. The phrase is meaningless. However working hard at an explanation one could suppose someone is trying to say "we kill a chicken" "we play the game of chicken" "we cook a chicken" The addition of the word 'right' to a sentance is a fo...
by byron
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: can you help me?
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Re: can you help me?

:oops: ² Would you please help me understand how the the word “source” is used in the following sentence? The road had a new wet patch, which I sourced back to my car.” thanks This doesn't quite make sense the word 'new' seeming to not be required. However a straight translation is that the source ...
by byron
Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: help
Replies: 1
Views: 1225

Re: help

what is the difference between "spring and function" I don't understand the question. The words have two vastly different meanings, your dictionary will tell you. You can join both words to make a sentence such as "the function of the spring is to close a gate" or you could say "the springs functio...
by byron
Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: help
Replies: 1
Views: 1203

Re: help

catanddog wrote:What does ''sign-in room''mean
I answered this once before. I can only assume it means it is the room where someone signs on duty. If I saw such a notice on a door that is what I would take it to mean.
by byron
Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What's the use of "delicate-like","personal-l
Replies: 1
Views: 1732

Re: What's the use of "delicate-like","person

"He is that delicate-like--He gave his mother a new coat last Christmas--but he wouldn't think of giving me anything so personal-like." What's the use of "delicate-like","personal-like"? Unfortunately less well educated native English speakers have a tendency to add the word 'like' to sentences. It...
by byron
Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: It made just as much of a hit as the real one.
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Re: It made just as much of a hit as the real one.

Somebody sent an artificial nightingale to the Emperor one day . It made just as much of a hit as the real one. What's "as much of a hit as" mean here? It means the 'Emporer' was just as pleased with the artificial one as he would have been with a real one. In this instance a 'hit' means popularity...
by byron
Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: There is no use beating around the bush.
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Re: There is no use beating around the bush.

"There is no use beating around the bush."Somebody said this sentence in my textbook. Help me, please! This is said when you want someone to come straight to the point. It means stop talking around the subject and tell me exactly. Example: Someone asks you if you smoke and instead of answering 'yes...
by byron
Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: About a poverb
Replies: 8
Views: 3605

Re: About a poverb

As you sow,so shall you reap. This is a quotation from the Bible. It means if you act in a certain manner then the results will mirror your actions. Example 1: If you are rude to people then they will be rude back. Example 2: If you swear in front of your children then they too will swear in front ...
by byron
Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What is the difference?
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Re: What is the difference?

What's the difference between "commission" and "committee"? Would you please tell me ? Thank you! The meaning entirely depends on how the word is used in a sentence. In the instances you quote . A Commission is usually set up by an authoritive body to look at a matter or matters. A Committee is usu...
by byron
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.
Replies: 2
Views: 1368

Re: There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.

There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.I can't understand why the "up" is here.Could you do me a favor? You are correct in your questioning the use of the word 'up' in this way. On the face of it the useage would seem incorrect and unneccessary. However this is a just a case of common useage....
by byron
Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Help me how to find a speech article !
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

fortminor wrote:wow... i like it too much . Esp the end of it !
It is much much better if you can get a recording of him actually speaking it. He was one of the world's greatest orators.
by byron
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: about "more often than not"
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

Re: about "more often than not"

I am not sure about the expression "more often than not" .Here is a circumstance refering to it:Instead of devoting large parts of time to our loved ones,we replace them with something called 'quality time',which, more often than not ,is no time at all. Could you explain it to me? Thanks! 'Quality ...
by byron
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What's the meaning of...??
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: What's the meaning of...??

What's the meaning of "behave yourself in Chinese?? I don't speak any Chinese but in English it is a mild warning to someone to act with more decorum. Example 1: Your friend is drunk and becoming a nuisance you would say to him "behave yourself" Example 2: A child is being naughty you would say "be...
by byron
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Thanks to Byron & Tqth And more question
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Re: Thanks to Byron & Tqth And more question

:oops: Thank you very much, Byron And Tqth!! :) I'll follow your advice.Hope I can speak perfect English in future. One more question.I'll have our summer vacation soon.I want to read some English book.Could you give me some good suggestion?What kind of books are good to a freshman in English major...
by byron
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Help me how to find a speech article !
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

Re: Help me how to find a speech article !

I want to find a speech of "I have a dream",but I don't know where I can find it. so I hope someone to help me to find it! thanks! This is part of a famous speech by Martin Luther King the great American Negro Civil Rights leader. His dream being that one day white Americans and Black Americans wou...
by byron
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: what is the meaning of this sentence
Replies: 3
Views: 2341

Re: what is the meaning of this sentence

nancycumt wrote:How to understand the sentence :"I'm through with you!"?thanks!
In essence it means "I no longer wish to associate with you"
Example: Someone has annoyed you so much that you no longer wish to talk to them. You would say "I'm through with you".
by byron
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Ideas and Opinions
Topic: About Bible
Replies: 192
Views: 101635

Re: About Bible .

have you read Bible!Lots of people think Bible is the best classic work.It includes all human qualities.I only read a little about Bible .what do you think of Bible? thank you very much. The Bible is in two parts. The Old Testament which is Jewish and pre-dates Jesus and the New Testament which pos...
by byron
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Current News
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 4
Views: 3879

Re: World Cup

nancycumt wrote:Lots of people like to watch "World Cup".do you know which team win the game?do you think the team is the best team in the world?My favorite team was beaten.
The World Cup isn't over yet. Obviously I would like England to win.
by byron
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: help
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Re: help

What does "like knows like"mean This means that people or even animals recognise each others traits and will gravitate towards each other. In simple terms, Put a criminal in a city and he will soon find other criminals to consort with. In any society people who share interests seem to somehow insti...
by byron
Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: the sword of Damocles
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

Re: the sword of Damocles

eiris wrote:How do you think about "the sword of Damocles"?
I always heard somebody use it, but I don't know its meaning exactly. Could you help me?
This is means an impending threat or disaster. To see the derivation read this page...
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/2549/damocles.html
by byron
Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: I am happy as happy can be
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

Re: I am happy as happy can be

"I am happy as happy can be. You are wrong as wrong can be." What's that mean? The first just means "I couldn't be any happier." and would usually be used in answer to a question. Example: Are you pleased with your exam results? You could answer "I got 100% so I am as happy as happy can be" The sec...