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by sueandcat
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Free Handout and Lesson!
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Free Handout and Lesson!

Hi everyone, I've been posting on this forum for a few months now and I've noticed that there are a few people who sometimes get confused with their articles. That is, knowing when to use 'a', 'an' and 'the', the difference between them and also knowing when not to use them. So to help you, I've mad...
by sueandcat
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Learning Tips
Topic: Free Handout and Lesson!
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Free Handout and Lesson!

Hi everyone, I've been posting on this forum for a few months now and I've noticed that there are a few people who sometimes get confused with their articles. That is, knowing when to use 'a', 'an' and 'the', the difference between them and also knowing when not to use them. So to help you, I've mad...
by sueandcat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Help needed with my sentences
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Re: Help needed with my sentences

Hi, The second of your two sentences is fairly formal and might be more commonly seen in written texts than spoken, although it is not impossible that it might be spoken in a formal context (possibly educational, literary, newscasting or something similar). Both sentences mean the same thing, but th...
by sueandcat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: speaking about one's height and weight
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: speaking about one's height and weight

Hi DVS, As well as the answers you've already been given, and depending on where you live and what you need your English for, you might want to bear in mind that British English speakers talk about height in feet and inches, and weight in stones and pounds. Although metric measurements are used in t...
by sueandcat
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Help needed with my sentences
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Re: Help needed with my sentences

Hello GreenPen, 1. This is rather a strange sentence. I would let you what? It's difficult to help with this one without more information or context. 2. In this sentence, 'there ' goes at the end. Keep the Subject+Verb+Object construction, and the place the locative (the word that indicates place or...
by sueandcat
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Help me understand this sentence! Many Thanks!
Replies: 3
Views: 2375

Re: Help me understand this sentence! Many Thanks!

Hi, 'Trifles' and 'trifling' refer to things/people that are unimportant and not deserving of our respect. So my interpretation of what Roosevelt said is that things that have been seen or experienced in the past have been so important that we cannot now listen to or pay attention to unimportant thi...
by sueandcat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ... writing some lyrics for a song ...
Replies: 3
Views: 2694

Re: ... writing some lyrics for a song ...

Hi BadDisciple,

I am absolutely no good at lyric writing, but I am a native English speaker and an EFL/ESL teacher. Your wordings are absolutely fine - I wouldn't make a single correction! :-)

Regards,

Sue
by sueandcat
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: failed
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

Re: failed

Hi Hanuman, We usually use 'made a plan' or, in your context 'had a plan', rather than 'laid a plan' when talking about our personal plans. You will see 'laid' being used with 'plans' but usually in the expression 'the best-laid plans'. B. is definitely the one to go for, with a couple of changes, a...
by sueandcat
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Correct way to use "affect" and "effect"
Replies: 2
Views: 1684

Re: Correct way to use "affect" and "effect"

Hi Moonshin,

Both should be 'affect' in your sentence, as both are verbs. 'Effect' is the noun.
Hope this helps,
Sue :)
by sueandcat
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What is meaning of Tor?
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Re: What is meaning of Tor?

Hi Cherrycat, 'Tor' is quite an old fashioned English word meaning a rocky hill or peak. For instance, the hill at Glastonbury, a place in England, is called 'Glastonbury Tor'. I think perhaps it means something different in another language or languages ( the Internet suggests Hindi maybe), as the ...
by sueandcat
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: I want to / I would like to
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

Re: I want to / I would like to

Hi Thelearner,

Either option is grammatically correct. The 'I would like to' option is a bit softer - a little more polite.

Hope this helps, Sue.
by sueandcat
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: sometimes
Replies: 1
Views: 1255

Re: sometimes

Hi hanuman,
I would say that #A is fine. It would certainly sound very odd to say 'He is not sometimes foolish.'
Hope this helps, Sue.
by sueandcat
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What type of comparisons are these
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

Re: What type of comparisons are these

Hi Prateesh, I think what's being compared in your examples are the nouns (pianist, drummer etc), rather than adjectives or adverbs. 'Good' and 'better' are adjectives/comparative adjectives. In sentences 3 and 4, you can't use the contraction 'he's' - you must say '... as he is footballer'. You cou...
by sueandcat
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: never
Replies: 1
Views: 1175

Re: never

Hi hanuman,
The 'never' could also be placed after 'would' - "He would never have played football...". To my mind, having the 'never' in front of the the modal 'would' makes it a stronger statement. Hope this helps, Sue.