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by Ninaleeing
Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Name for a team
Replies: 1
Views: 1591

Re: Name for a team

Hi margaux,

How about "Happy Fools?" Happy fools are happy to be fooled.
by Ninaleeing
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: hear or hear about
Replies: 3
Views: 2811

Re: hear or hear about

Hi Josef,

Thanks so much. You save me from making the same mistakes. Thanks again.
by Ninaleeing
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: expression
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Re: expression

Hi Josef,

Thanks so much.
by Ninaleeing
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: with or by?
Replies: 1
Views: 1714

Re: with or by?

Hi Vega,

I would use "by" because it is a passive tense. Please take a look at the following sentences:

1. The house was painted by Jack.
2. All prospective students are interviewed by alumni before a final decision is made.
3. At the end of the race the winner was interviewed by NBC news.
by Ninaleeing
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: expression
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

expression

Hello friends, Here is another problem I need your advice. I am not sure whether the expression of the following statements is correct or not. Should I make some revisions? For example the word "hereunder" is said rarely used today. Is that so? Should I revise "being bullied" to "bullied" and "Being...
by Ninaleeing
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: hear or hear about
Replies: 3
Views: 2811

hear or hear about

Hi friends, Below is a short conversation I wrote yesterday. My friend asked me to delete "about" from the sentence "I'm sorry to hear about that." In addition to what she suggested, please give me your advice in regard to this conversation. A: What's the matter? You look so depressed. B: I missed t...
by Ninaleeing
Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Speaking of or Speak of the Devil
Replies: 2
Views: 2172

Re: Speaking of or Speak of the Devil

Dear Josef,

Thanks so much for your help.
by Ninaleeing
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Speaking of or Speak of the Devil
Replies: 2
Views: 2172

Speaking of or Speak of the Devil

Hello friends, Recently I have a problem with the way we say "Speak of the devil!" Besides "Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear," may I say "Speaking of the Devil, and he is bound to appear." Or "Speaking of the devil and the devil comes." Or "Speak of the devil and the devil comes." Or "Sp...
by Ninaleeing
Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: a,_
Replies: 4
Views: 2311

Re: a,_

Tukanja wrote:Is this one correct

Lucy's friend Mary, who is very good, is a friend of mine, as well. (Informal English maybe?)
Yes, it is correct in meaning. But the comma before "as well" is not necessary. In other words, Lucy's friend Mary, who is very good, is a friend of mine as well.
by Ninaleeing
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: direct, indirect question
Replies: 2
Views: 3499

Re: direct, indirect question

Hello Tukanja, The following are for your reference: Direct questions: Who is the person over there? What time is it? Will she buy it? Mike said, "Did you see Tom yesterday?" Mike asked, "Have you been to Taiwan?" Indirect questions: Tell me who the person over there is. Do you know who the person o...
by Ninaleeing
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: adverbials
Replies: 1
Views: 1624

Re: adverbials

Hello Tukanya, For the two sentences, 1. Reportedly, he was shot in the hand. 2. He was reportedly shot in the hand. Sentence 2 is also grammatically correct, because the word "reportedly" is a sentence adverb. Look at the following sentence from Longman Dictionary. Her husband's assets are reported...
by Ninaleeing
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: English teachers should teach taboo words to students.
Replies: 49
Views: 126923

Re: English teachers should teach taboo words to students.

In my opinion, English teachers may teach their students what taboos are so as to avoid offendng others or causing embarrassment, but I don't think they should teach taboo words in classrooms. Why? Just as TalkingPoint clearly pointed out, "Taboo words are words used in bad language, such as "damn" ...
by Ninaleeing
Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: take...as examples or take...for examples
Replies: 2
Views: 4595

Re: take...as examples or take...for examples

Hi, Josef,

Thanks so much for your advice.
by Ninaleeing
Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: take...as examples or take...for examples
Replies: 2
Views: 4595

take...as examples or take...for examples

Hi, I am Ninaleeing, a new member of the superb forums. I loved the forum the moment I found it. To ensure my register safe, I send my first message accordingly. Today, I received an e-mail from a friend suggesting that I replace "take my father and my uncle as examples" with "take my father and my ...