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by roses
Thu May 31, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Please help to explain "When the polar caps melt"
Replies: 2
Views: 1585

ok

"When the polar caps melt" is a scientific reference. The Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets are both likes "caps" which means coverings, rather like pen caps" on pens. These caps are at the "polar" regions near the North and South Poles. Hence, if temperatures increase around the world these masses of...
by roses
Tue May 22, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Vocabulary Riddle
Replies: 3
Views: 2890

oink

pig as in "pig" iron ?

:lol:
by roses
Tue May 22, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Pleash help me to check my essays.
Replies: 8
Views: 3781

that is an improvement

That is much better!
8)
by roses
Mon May 21, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Attention!!! New book to discuss - Sense and Sesibility
Replies: 22
Views: 23646

intermediate?

As a native speaker of English I am quite impressed with your efforts to read this book. I would be more inclined to describe it as an "advanced" book than an intermediate one. "Sense and Sensibility" can be studied in the senior years of high school for a native speaker. To my regret I have never r...
by roses
Mon May 21, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Pleash help me to check my essays.
Replies: 8
Views: 3781

Welcome to the English club

The first paragraph is quite good. A small improvement would be to delete the words after "experience" and end the sentence with a period. The sentence is correct in its grammar. But "new experience" and "that I had never seen before" both say the same thing. The second paragraph is good. The phrase...
by roses
Sat May 19, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Vocabulary Riddle
Replies: 3
Views: 2890

ok

sergeant?
by roses
Fri May 18, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: cellulite
Replies: 31
Views: 21711

cellulite

Cellulite is caused by water retention that occurs in every menstrual period. Hence, it cannot be got rid of. I suppose that the sauna might work to some extent by reducing fluid levels. But creams, lotions etc can only have at best a cosmetic benefit. Of course, I have never had cellulite and never...
by roses
Fri May 18, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a mysterious phone call
Replies: 12
Views: 5843

a worry

I do not like to be pessimistic. I would advise you to not see this unknown person. There are some criminals who operate this way. They get someone to lure you out of the house, and in your absence you are robbed. One of my relatives has had this experience. A common trick is to pretend to be one of...
by roses
Fri May 18, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: As a native speaker, should I interfere?
Replies: 7
Views: 2984

thanks again!

jrkp, your English is very good. I think that your only mistake was when you said "as a English students". Since English is an adjective there you should delete the 'a'. I am very impressed with your wrtiting in that paragraph. Apart from the above mistake, its standard is close to that of a native ...
by roses
Thu May 17, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Are you/do you?
Replies: 1
Views: 405

interesting

I think that [1] applies to a narrower timespan than [2] does. In "are you spending too much time online?" I think that the time spent online will be either right now or in the recent past such as this week. In "do you spend too much time online?" I think that the time spent online will not be in th...
by roses
Thu May 17, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: How to say this in English?
Replies: 10
Views: 5075

interesting

This is an interesting question. I gave it some thought and asked a few people. I can think of a number of descriptions: logging in, clocking on, signing on, punching in. I think "clocking on" is the best description if more than one word is permitted. It involves an element of time: "clocking". I l...
by roses
Thu May 17, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: As a native speaker, should I interfere?
Replies: 7
Views: 2984

As a native speaker, should I interfere?

Hello! I am a native speaker of English who is new to this forum. I think that this forum is fantastic because people can help each other with English! Hence, how do people feel about me interfering in their English by making suggestions? Is it better for me to let people improve their English in "t...