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by mbellotti
Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: So confusing. Context is so inconstant??
Replies: 11
Views: 4717

Re: So confusing. Context is so inconstant??

Tukanja, I think for the most part you understand the grammar quite well and we just disagree about terminology. English teachers have a big problem here because there is no standardized terminology. Different books call the same piece of grammar different things. It's not that these terms are wrong...
by mbellotti
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: So confusing. Context is so inconstant??
Replies: 11
Views: 4717

Re: So confusing. Context is so inconstant??

In addition and in relation to the fourth group of the auxiliaries that were mentioned, I want to say that I've recalled I once got from a book that there are more modal forms, like phrasal modals (be able to, be allowed to, be going to, be supposed to, have to, have got to)? and complex modals whi...
by mbellotti
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: So confusing. Context is so inconstant??
Replies: 11
Views: 4717

Re: So confusing. Context is so inconstant??

This is a lot of questions for one post :) Why is Subjective? Any one can offer help? :-? :arrow: 1) Miss Tan seems rather happy,_____she? (a)doesn't (b)didn't (c)wasn't (d)isn't why is answer (a)? 'isnt' sounds better? the answer (a) sound like illogical grammatical error?? When we form a question ...
by mbellotti
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Fingers crossed | Touch wood
Replies: 7
Views: 10535

Re: Fingers crossed | Touch wood

Fingers crossed can actually have two different meanings. The first has already been explained here: we say "fingers crossed!" when we are talking about a plan for the future that with luck will come true. Examples: "I sent in my application to the university and, fingers crossed, hopefully I'll get...