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by odyssey
Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Unqualifiable Adjectives
Replies: 2
Views: 5769

Re: Unqualifiable Adjectives

This page about gradable and non-gradable adjectives may help too:
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/adje ... adable.htm
by odyssey
Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: English For Specific
Replies: 1
Views: 2895

Re: English For Specific

louis888 wrote:English for Housekeeping
Try English for Houseepers on EnglishClub.com.
by odyssey
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Use of these and they
Replies: 5
Views: 14296

Re: Use of these and they

but just another thing, why 'who's'? wouldn't that be 'whose'? You're absolutely right: it should be whose . But that's a very typical mistake that we (mother-tongue speakers) make, especially when fiddling around with lots of "quote marks" and thinking of things like it's or it is or its ! Well sp...
by odyssey
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Use of these and they
Replies: 5
Views: 14296

Re: Use of these and they

The use of "these" implies vicinity and demonstrates the item under discussion. The questioner is close to the item. Almost by definition, the answerer cannot be as close. The parallel answer might therefore be "Those are mine" rather than "These are mine." But since there is no longer any need to b...
by odyssey
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: What kind of time is Since 2000?
Replies: 36
Views: 43558

Re:

If you are the host of englishtense.com, why do you have to ask these questions? What questions? Do you mean we should not ask simple questions here in the discussion forum? Any time before now is past. Even the past minute or the past second is past time, so "the past three months" must be a past ...
by odyssey
Thu May 24, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: What kind of time is Since 2000?
Replies: 36
Views: 43558

Or put another way, if you have to ask these questions, why are you the host of englishtense.com?

And yes, any example with Tony Bliar is likely to cloud the issue so best avoided.
by odyssey
Thu May 24, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: What kind of time is Since 2000?
Replies: 36
Views: 43558

If you are the host of englishtense.com, why do you have to ask these questions?
by odyssey
Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: I like dogs / I like dog?
Replies: 6
Views: 8024

"I like dog" is possible. The sense it conveys is "I like dog-meat" or "I like to eat dog". (Dog meaning dog-meat is uncountable.) If this is not what you mean, you should say: I like dogs I like some dogs I like your dogs I like big dogs etc OR I like this dog I like my dog I like every dog I like ...
by odyssey
Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:04 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Effects of mispronounciation???
Replies: 5
Views: 9412

The importance of correct pronunciation:
http://www.fun-with-english.co.uk/2005/ ... ation.html
by odyssey
Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: plz provide talk abt networking or computer in english
Replies: 1
Views: 3776

Probably much too simple for you, but may be of help to some of your students:

http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/computing.htm
by odyssey
Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:53 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: What's the tense/classification?
Replies: 9
Views: 12017

GiddyGad wrote:"chase" is Infinitive, which is easily proved by using negation in your sentence: "I watched a cat not to chase a mouse".
Agreed, except that it would be:

I watched a cat not chase a mouse.

(as in "I watched a cat not chasing a mouse")
by odyssey
Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:28 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Is it one and a half hour or one and a half hours?
Replies: 3
Views: 82210

The "correct" form is: one hour and a half a mile and a half one ounce and a quarter However, in normal English usage, native speakers often say: one and a half hours one and a half miles one and a quarter ounces If you doubt the "correct" form, try converting an hour and a half (rather than one hou...
by odyssey
Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: "one and a half hour" or "one and a half hour
Replies: 20
Views: 152822

The "correct" form is: one hour and a half a mile and a half one ounce and a quarter However, in normal English usage, native speakers often say: one and a half hours one and a half miles one and a quarter ounces If you doubt the "correct" form, try converting an hour and a half (rather than one hou...