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by cyphever1
Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Scissors - is or are
Replies: 1
Views: 6413

Scissors - is or are

Which of the followings is correct if I refer to one single pair of scissors?

1. The scissors is in the drawer.
2. The scissors are in the drawer.

Thanks
Cyphever
by cyphever1
Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Here is Vs Where is
Replies: 6
Views: 6164

Thanks Rat! I believe the sentence "Here is the cup" is correct as it is extracted from a children story book. Anyway, in my opinion, I think a question for a sentence such as this cannot be made. It's just a kind of introducing something to someone. So it would be better not to make any question fo...
by cyphever1
Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:25 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Here is Vs Where is
Replies: 6
Views: 6164

Hi Fathy,

Thanks. If I ask "Where is the cup?", it seems so strange to me to have an answer like "Here is the cup."

Thanks again!
by cyphever1
Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: May I / Can I
Replies: 1
Views: 3597

May I / Can I

Hello,

Can someone please advise the difference between "May I" and "Can I"?

I assume it is more polite to use "May I", e.g., May I use your pencil? May I play with you?

Thanks very much!
by cyphever1
Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: I like dogs / I like dog?
Replies: 6
Views: 8270

I like dogs / I like dog?

Does it really matter whether plural is used?
by cyphever1
Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Please help -- A "Where" question.
Replies: 0
Views: 3149

Please help -- A "Where" question.

When one asks you a "Where" question, can I use "Here is the ..." as an answer?

E.g. Where is the cup?
Here is the cup.

Does this make sense?

Thanks very much in advace!!!
by cyphever1
Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: "What do you want to be" and "What can you be
Replies: 0
Views: 3385

"What do you want to be" and "What can you be

Hi,

How do I explain the difference between the above two to my ESL adults?

What do you want to be ==> might not necessarily be achievable?
What can you be ==> is achievable but not necessarily what you want?
by cyphever1
Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Here is Vs Where is
Replies: 6
Views: 6164

Here is Vs Where is

Hi,

I have a sentence like "Here is the cup". If I want to make a question for this, what would it be? I don't think I should use a "where" question, right?

Thanks.
by cyphever1
Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Is "It's a sunny night" a valid sentence?
Replies: 11
Views: 14189

Is "It's a sunny night" a valid sentence?

Can the word "sunny" be applied to night time?