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by Buddhaheart
Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: 2-year?
Replies: 3
Views: 4554

Re: 2-year?

3Rs wrote:Dear colleagues,

Is it correct to say a 2-year study, or a 2 year study?
One of my handbooks for writers does recommend using a hyphen when 2 or more prefixes apply to one root word: two-year (2-year)study, four-year program & so on.
by Buddhaheart
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: use of the modal "ought"
Replies: 1
Views: 3957

Yes, you DO. It’s only optional in ellipses and in certain informal contexts.

You ought not to try to cure yourself without the guidance of a qualified doctor.
by Buddhaheart
Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: How express the.....?
Replies: 3
Views: 3672

Here're some examples:

I graduated as the fifth top student in my class.

I ranked fifth in my graduating class.

I was the graduate with a score that ranked 5th (from the top) in my class.
by Buddhaheart
Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: too much difficult
Replies: 3
Views: 10566

Additionally, ‘much’ is used as an adjective to modify a non-count noun. Example: much time; much waste; much hard work . ‘Much’ is also used as an adverb to qualify verbs. Example: I am much pleased; This is much the same as the others . ‘Too’ is an adverb used to qualify an adjective or a verb. I...
by Buddhaheart
Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Please give your opinion and mark it out of 5
Replies: 3
Views: 3330

My beloved Aunt, space required separating paragraphs. Thanks for aking (spelling mistake) asking me to have (Replaced with) spend some days time with you in the countryside, (delete comma; use a period instead to finish the sentence.). ... I could be there as early as tomorrow morning I'll be arri...
by Buddhaheart
Sun May 13, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Agreement Quest
Replies: 2
Views: 3037

1. Someone needs help. Correct.
2. Somebody help me. (= could someone please help me?)
3. One need not be shy at all time. (= One doesn’t need to be shy at all time.)

“Somebody” and “one” are always considered singular; “somebodies” and “ones” are plural.
by Buddhaheart
Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: problematic sentence
Replies: 3
Views: 3716

1. “Keeping” is not necessarily wrong here. I guess that’s another issue. 2.The infinitive of “keep” is “to keep” & NOT just the bare verb “keep”. For example, “I want to keep it” is fine but “*I want keep it” isn’t in written English!? 3. Without the marker “to”, the sentence looks like there’re 3...
by Buddhaheart
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Hello, new want to help a friend learn english
Replies: 0
Views: 3118

... why does dropping the subject switch other to others? In the noun phrase "other books", “other” is the adjective and “books" is the noun. By dropping the noun “books”, you’ve unconsciously changed the function of the adjective “other” to its pronoun “others” in place of “other books”. “Others”...