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by GiddyGad
Wed May 31, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Tutoring strategies & teaching grammar?
Replies: 4
Views: 7958

Hi Jem,

Doesn't Mokgatla give any solutions?

Smiles,
GiddyGad
by GiddyGad
Wed May 31, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: "one and a half hour" or "one and a half hour
Replies: 20
Views: 153955

Hi blatant,

'one and a half hours' doesn't seem to be correct, even though some say it this way.

Smiles,
GiddyGad
by GiddyGad
Sat May 27, 2006 2:41 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: "one and a half hour" or "one and a half hour
Replies: 20
Views: 153955

Hi,

I'd say "one hour and a half"... or "an hour and a half"

Smiles,

GiddyGad
by GiddyGad
Mon May 22, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Adverts on this site
Replies: 3
Views: 6858

Hi Kevin,

These anastasias are so... err... pushy, imposing...

I'm con. Don't know how to vote.

Smiles,

GiddyGad
by GiddyGad
Mon May 22, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Need Help With My Students!
Replies: 4
Views: 9999

Hi there, Surprises don't work long; and you can't surprise them too often - all your surprises will stop being surprising as soon as they become regular. Don't blame students for not being interested. If they aren't, there must be something wrong about what you do. Think about it. There are no read...
by GiddyGad
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: been to OR been in?
Replies: 4
Views: 15827

Hi there, "What countries have you visited?" "I've been to England, France etc." "Where have you been all this time?" "I've been in England" The first implies movement, the second is about spending time in a fixed place. It may or may not imply that you are still there (it depends where the conversa...
by GiddyGad
Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Instead of 'pronouns' could we use 'the'?
Replies: 2
Views: 10712

Hi meylenlau, With me it is all right, since the listener knows whose aunt is mentioned. Besides, just "aunty" without any article at all could also be good in this situation. "My"is absolutely unnecessary here. Although, when one doesn't know which article should be used, a possessive pronoun is a ...
by GiddyGad
Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Problems with pronouns
Replies: 1
Views: 9144

Re: Problems with pronouns

Hi Sheeta, Sentence: My mother went up and helped the old lady with HER stuff. Dear teachers. I am always having problem with pronouns. For example in the sentence above... who is HER refering to..the MOTHER or the OLD LADY? should be the OLD DAY but it seems funny.. is there any better way to write...
by GiddyGad
Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Have to vs Must
Replies: 7
Views: 15092

Hi guys,

There's some connotation of possible unwillingness in "have to". The speaker either is aware of such or foresees its possibility.
"Must", on the contrary, doesn't take objections into account.

I hope this helps

GiddyGad
by GiddyGad
Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: I need some answers checked...
Replies: 9
Views: 16826

With regards to the man that always smokes, could I say that the second example is a general truth? Truth? What if it's a lie? And you can't say if it's general either. I'm used to the term "Indefinite". Grammar is a formal science. Its terminology seldom has to do with reality. Indefinite Aspect i...
by GiddyGad
Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: I need some answers checked...
Replies: 9
Views: 16826

Re: I need some answers checked...

The following sentences look quite similar but have different meanings. How would you explain the differences in meaning (the concept) to a student who has limited knowledge of English? a) He's always smoking. He always smokes. The former is 'present continuous' (a temporary situation), the latter ...