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by Kellogg
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Inverted Sentence
Replies: 1
Views: 1979

Inverted Sentence

1. "The manager received a warm welcome, as did the beautiful lady he brought with him."

Could this sentence also be written as:

2. "The manager received a warm welcome, as the beautiful lady he brought with him (also) did."


Thank you.
by Kellogg
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: I hate it when you do that.
Replies: 1
Views: 1255

I hate it when you do that.

In "I hate it when you do that," some people classify "when you do that" as an adverbial clause, while others classify "when you do that" as a noun clause that explains the formal object "it."

May I have your comments? Thank you.
by Kellogg
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Adverb placement
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Adverb placement

1. Tom slowly swam to the island.
2. Tom swam slowly to the island.

Is there any difference in meaning?


Thank you
by Kellogg
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Grammar
Replies: 1
Views: 2766

Re: Grammar

I think that it depends on whether you ate there or bought the food to take out. So maybe you could consider something like: 1. Besides eating at McDonald's, I also ate at KFC yesterday evening. ( = I ate at both places yesterday evening.) (It is not necessary to use the word "meal." For example, we...
by Kellogg
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Tag Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1096

Tag Questions

1. I think that English Club is a great website, don't you?
2. I think that English Club is a great website, isn't it?

Would you please explain the difference in meaning?


Thank you
by Kellogg
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: You are TWICE the man
Replies: 1
Views: 853

You are TWICE the man

"You are twice the man he is."


What does "twice" modify?


Thank you,


James
by Kellogg
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: stop+V-ing vs stopped+V-ing
Replies: 7
Views: 7139

Re: stop+V-ing vs stopped+V-ing

Jake was denied the position because he was a smoker. But as soon as Jake officially stopped smoking, the manager offered him the position. (as soon as = when)
by Kellogg
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: stop+V-ing vs stopped+V-ing
Replies: 7
Views: 7139

Re: stop+V-ing vs stopped+V-ing

He StoppED smoking. = something that happened in the past. (He stoppED smoking last year.) He stopS smoking. = a possibility in the future. (As soon as he stopS smoking, he will be hired; As soon as he DOES stop smoking, he ....) ***** It could also refer to the action itself: Tom smokes a lot every...
by Kellogg
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: stop+V-ing vs stopped+V-ing
Replies: 7
Views: 7139

Re: stop+V-ing vs stopped+V-ing

stoppED + gerund = to break a habit. Jake officially stopped smoking on December 30, 2012. He has not smoked again since that day. ***** "As soon as Jake STOP smoking" is -- I believe -- "bad" English. You need "stopS." The manager will give Jake the job as soon as he stopS smoking. (That company hi...
by Kellogg
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: stop+V-ing vs stopped+V-ing
Replies: 7
Views: 7139

Re: stop+V-ing vs stopped+V-ing

Hello, I am not sure what your question is, but here is something that may interest you: 1. Jake has stopped SMOKING. = He no longer smokes. (He has broken the habit.) 2. Jake has stopped TO SMOKE. = He has decided to take some time out of his activities to smoke; then he will resume his activities.
by Kellogg
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Grammar Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1859

Re: Grammar Question

How about something like:

I have English tests next month; therefore, I have recently been studying very hard so as to thoroughly understand the material before taking the tests.
by Kellogg
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Please correct my grammar mistakes
Replies: 3
Views: 4355

Re: Please correct my grammar mistakes

I am not an expert, but I think that you have done a very good job. I felt extremely tired yesterday, so I drank a lot of coffee. ["A copious amount" IS excellent English, but Americans usually do not use such formal language.] As a result, I have been suffering from severe diarrhea since yesterday ...
by Kellogg
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala being taken to Tihar J
Replies: 1
Views: 2050

Re: Former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala being taken to Tih

Hello, Is this a caption (the words under a picture in a newspaper) or a headline? Well, if it is, you know that newspapers have to save space. So the COMPLETE sentence is probably something like: This is a photograph of Mr. X as he IS / WAS being taken to Tihar Jail in New Delhi. The active would b...
by Kellogg
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Why are all the grammar posts locked?
Replies: 1
Views: 1792

Re: Why are all the grammar posts locked?

Hello, I may be able to explain. This forum ("Help Each Other") is NOT locked. All points of view are welcome. But there is a grammar forum that is locked. People ask questions, and then they get an answer from Alan. Many students of English want an informed answer. So Alan gives them an informed an...
by Kellogg
Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: What word(s) does "really" modify?
Replies: 1
Views: 927

What word(s) does "really" modify?

"But that is not REALLY [the reason] why I am calling you."

Would you please tell me what word(s) the adverb "really" modifies?

Thank you
by Kellogg
Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: optional adjective complement
Replies: 1
Views: 1545

optional adjective complement

1. They escaped.
2. They escaped unharmed.

I believe that both sentences are correct.

Would you please explain the grammatical role of the optional adjective "unharmed"? I need to know this in order to diagram the sentence.

Thank you
by Kellogg
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: to be + like?
Replies: 1
Views: 2210

Re: to be + like?

I think that you need to remember that the word "like" is sometimes a verb and sometimes not a verb. A verb: 1. I like broccoli. / I do not like broccoli. 2. She likes newspapers. / She does not like newspapers. 3. They liked the movie. / They did not like the movie. Not a verb: Joe: Do you know Mon...
by Kellogg
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Excersice
Replies: 1
Views: 2050

Re: Excersice

I would write it this way: B: While I was writing a report on my computer, the electricity suddenly went off. A. Did you lose your work? B. Yeah. Unfortunately, I have to do it again. A. How did you break your foot? B. Oh, while I was skiing. A. Really? Were you in pain? B. Of course! But fortunatel...
by Kellogg
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Combine the two sentences
Replies: 1
Views: 3031

Re: Combine the two sentences

I would connect those sentences like this: Wendy continued to speak even though she was very nervous. Although Wendy was very nervous, she continued to speak. ***** I think that those new sentences mean something like: Wendy was very nervous, but she did not let her nervousness stop her from speaking.
by Kellogg
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: I need correct answer for my question
Replies: 2
Views: 3215

Re: I need correct answer for my question

I think that the answers are:

Victor, who stole OUR ideas and used them to make HIMSELF a millionaire, never once offered US a word of thanks.

*****
The weather has not been good for the last few days.
by Kellogg
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Tag question
Replies: 1
Views: 1877

Re: Tag question

I think that the answers are:

Ben, as well as I, is intelligent, isn't he?

Not only Ben [is intelligent] but also I am intelligent, aren't I? (or more formally: am I not?)
by Kellogg
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: why their?
Replies: 1
Views: 896

Re: why their?

It is too long to say "his or her," so many people today say "their," Many years ago, "his" meant "his or her." But today many people do not wish to use "his" to refer to both males and females.
by Kellogg
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Confusing sentence..
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Re: Confusing sentence..

Maybe the sentence means something like: Neil did not agree with Wade, who had described Murdoch as a person who was mostly interested only in the tabloids' entertainment news.
by Kellogg
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: "Is" or "Was"?
Replies: 1
Views: 849

"Is" or "Was"?

A teacher told me that "Who is the first president of the United States?" is never proper English. She said I must always use "was." But I have heard native speakers use "is" sometimes. Are there times when "is" is acceptable? Thank you.