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by Nerve
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: How do I know if this is a verb or an adjective?
Replies: 1
Views: 2331

How do I know if this is a verb or an adjective?

I am unsure about the word "granted" in the following....

"For example, why not chew gum for 18 hours to burn off those 200 calories? Granted, chewing gum contains around 10 calories per piece..."

Is "Granted" being used as an adjective or past tense verb?
by Nerve
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: What lexical category is "happen to" in the following
Replies: 1
Views: 2826

What lexical category is "happen to" in the following

"If you happen to fall asleep,.."
by Nerve
Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Why is the following sentence wrong?
Replies: 1
Views: 1224

Why is the following sentence wrong?

I know it should be "will" but why???????

"The sellers in the souk were very aggressive. If you don’t have determination, your purse would be empty."
by Nerve
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: When should you use "didn't" over "never"?
Replies: 2
Views: 4574

When should you use "didn't" over "never"?

What are the rules?
by Nerve
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Rules and Restrictions for using "There is/are"
Replies: 1
Views: 1759

Rules and Restrictions for using "There is/are"

When using "There is/are..." you usually have to refer to a place. "There are 7 people IN THIS HOUSE." "There are 6 strings ON THE GUITAR." Of course you can use ellipsis but it still means that using "There are/is.." is referring to a place. I have thought of an exception. When you use an infinitiv...
by Nerve
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: Pst Perfect Tense
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

Pst Perfect Tense

We use the Past Perfect tense to emphasize that an action in the past finished before another action in the past started. With that in mind, why are "entered" and "retired", in the following sentences, not in Past Perfect tense? {eg "had entered" "had retired"} 1} So, I closed the door as soon as I ...