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by harvest
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Would for habits in questions
Replies: 4
Views: 9767

Re: Would for habits in questions

I agree with Rosalinda. We have better use "used to" to express what we usually do in the past.
e.g I used to walk on this street when I was kid :-)

Hope this will help :-)
by harvest
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Phrasal Verb
Replies: 2
Views: 12979

Phrasal Verb

Hello Everyone, Seems lately many members are too busy so there is no new post. well, I have problem to explain about Phrasal Verb. How to determine if A phrasal verb is separated or not e.g She picked me up at the airport last night. is it the same meaning with : She picked up me at the air port la...
by harvest
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Plural uncountable nouns
Replies: 3
Views: 9236

Re: Plural uncountable nouns

I think the first one is correct because the use of 'are or is' is determined by subject.
there are two subject in the sentence, English beer and Italian beer, so it must be plural

thanks
by harvest
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Passive Form
Replies: 5
Views: 16651

Passive Form

Which one is the best asnwer for this question :

They think he is a wealthy man

a. He is thought a wealthy man or

b. He is thought to be a wealthy man

thanks before.
by harvest
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Indonesia
Replies: 6
Views: 8845

Re: Indonesia

hello boynextdoor, if you wanna come to indonesia, it will be a great experience. there are so many places here ( Indonesia) for you to teach...especially in sumatra or kalimantan. be sure that what people tell you about indonesia is not the real indonesia if you dont come and experience it yourself...
by harvest
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Overtime
Replies: 1
Views: 4208

Re: Overtime

I think, I had to work overtime is more common

thanks
by harvest
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Is and was
Replies: 2
Views: 8928

Re: Is and was

I agree with marcchehab,
Was is more common because the sentence form is indirect speech or reporting speech.

if the main verb is past, sub clause past
e.g :

the foreigner asked me, 'Where is the nearest bank?.' direct

indirect : the foreigner asked me where the nearest bank was
by harvest
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: ,which, who, that??? Please help me
Replies: 3
Views: 9393

Re: ,which, who, that??? Please help me

this material is relative pronoun or adjective clause. there are some relative pronouns, they are : who, replace human as subject whom, replace human as object whose, replace human as possession which, thing or animal where, place ( same with in which) that can replace who, whom and which. so to ans...
by harvest
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Question tag for ought to
Replies: 1
Views: 17498

Question tag for ought to

I have a question and need opinion from anyone.

this is about question tag for ought to.

Bob ought to let me know about the accident,shouldnt he?
and
Nothing went wrong while I was out,Did it or Did they?

i would be very gratefull for opinion or explanation
Thanks :-)
by harvest
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: since she has been a teacher
Replies: 2
Views: 7788

Re: since she has been a teacher

well, I think the key to answer your Questions is what the meaning of since in your sentence. since as conjunction or time signal
by harvest
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: The Positions of GERUND
Replies: 8
Views: 39187

Re: The Positions of GERUND

just additional.

gerund also comes after preposition, possessive pronoun, and verb of senses.

e.g :
1. he left the house without telling anyone

2. Her father doesnt agree my seeing her too often

3. I saw the man entering the house
by harvest
Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: to read or reading
Replies: 3
Views: 7009

Re: to read or reading

I agree with ical...

usually after go or went (past form of go) comes gerund
by harvest
Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: The Positions of GERUND
Replies: 8
Views: 39187

Re: The Positions of GERUND

gerund also comes after preposition

e.g : The japanese students are interested in learning traditional dances.

gerund after possesive pronoun

e.g : the teacher was angry for MY coming late.
by harvest
Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: relaive clauses
Replies: 2
Views: 6682

Re: relaive clauses

well, to determine which one is correct or incorrrect or may be both of it are correct, lets see which sentence is the main clause. we can also make a question, how is the waitress? the stress is on the waitress so the main clause is the 1st sentence. I think the suitable one is : the waitress who w...
by harvest
Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: is or are?
Replies: 1
Views: 4024

Re: is or are?

according to the source I've ever read if 'few' comes as subject, so it must be plural.
a few is used for countable noun.
thanks