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by Joe
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: What is the suitable english word?
Replies: 2
Views: 3343

Re: What is the suitable english word?

Not sure but maybe you said it yourself: to trill verb [ intrans. ] produce a quavering or warbling sound : a skylark was trilling overhead | [with direct speech ] “Coming sir,” they both trilled. • [ trans. ] sing (a note or song) with a warbling or quavering sound : trilling a love ballad, she led...
by Joe
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: How to use 'the' correctly
Replies: 9
Views: 12433

Re: How to use 'the' correctly

Kevin Vosper wrote:Just don't try and sell me Viagra.
Don't want much, do you? :roll:
by Joe
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: How to use 'the' correctly
Replies: 9
Views: 12433

Re: How to use 'the' correctly

Do you really think I can get a really better answer to my question in other forums (answers probably not from English teachers)?! Weibing Questions in the ESL Help Desk are answered only by a teacher. Teachers also participate in Help Each Other with English , though in this case an answer from a ...
by Joe
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: How to use 'the' correctly
Replies: 9
Views: 12433

Re: How to use 'the' correctly

BTW, why not directly answer my questions instead of giving the notice?! Because according to your profile you are a doctor :mrgreen: (which without further qualification one would normally take to be a doctor of medicine). There is no reference to teaching under "Occupation". If you are a teacher ...
by Joe
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: How to use 'the' correctly
Replies: 9
Views: 12433

Re: How to use 'the' correctly

Weibing, The TEFL Notice Board is for teachers and discussion between teachers. (TEFL means Teaching English as a Foreign Language.) You will get more and a better response if you post in the ESL Forums at: Grammar Help Desk http://www.englishclub.com/esl-forums/viewforum.php?f=199 Help Each Other W...
by Joe
Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: How to use plural nouns correctly
Replies: 9
Views: 32743

Re: How to use plural nouns correctly

1. Even though one has run through all the basic rules on the plural form of nouns, the one will probably still find it not so easy to use plural nouns correctly. There're always some exceptions, and what's really difficult is just the exceptions, especially given many many nouns act not only as a ...
by Joe
Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: How to use plural nouns correctly
Replies: 9
Views: 32743

Re: How to use plural nouns correctly

Equipment is uncountable and therefore does not have a plural form. Virtually all uncountable nouns are treated as singular. So do not add "s" to an uncountable noun. A few uncountable nouns (such as "news") have an "s" at the end, but that is their normal (singular) form. Many is used with countab...
by Joe
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Why is Englishclub.com banned in Mexico?
Replies: 4
Views: 4937

As far as I know visitors are accessing from Mexico. There are several current posters at http://www.englishclub.com/esl-forums/ including one moderator located in Mexico, as well as several job posts from Mexico on the TEFL Notice Board (these forums). We have not blocked Mexico from the server. Th...
by Joe
Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Word stress on words of 3 syllables
Replies: 1
Views: 7037

Word Stress Rules

For compound verbs, the stress is often on the second part, so for example: to overFLOW, to underSTAND -- Here are some rather complicated rules that can help in understanding where to put the stress. But students should not rely on them too much because there are many exceptions. It is preferable t...
by Joe
Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: 12 am = midnight or noon?
Replies: 9
Views: 79560

12 midday or 12 noon and 12 midnight, or, since the 12 is superfluous, midday or noon and midnight. Attempts to write these times numerically reveal the deficiencies of the 12-hour clock. Please see: http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/time-day-night.htm and especially for this topic: http://en.wi...
by Joe
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: 12 am = midnight or noon?
Replies: 9
Views: 79560

Since am means before noon and pm means after noon, neither 12am nor 12pm exists.