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Standards

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:55:54 GMT

May I ask whether "standard" is countable or not because I found the following sentence on the newspaper. "He had chosen this school for its high ranking and good English standards." Can you help, please. Thanks.



Odds

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:31:46 GMT

"A mainland father said he had rented a place in the school net for about 30000 a month to improve his child's odds of getting in the school." "Odds" in the above paragraph means advantage, probability. Am I correct? Thanks.



Odd me out, uncoupled at the end

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:03:02 GMT

A. I was always the odd man out in my class at school. B. Joe Bowie remains the odd man out, uncoupled at the end. 1. May I know the meanings of "Odd man out" in the above sentences? 2. What does " uncoupled at the end" mean in...



[Grammar] Coming to your screens shortly, the amazing adventures of 'Robin Hood'.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:29:31 GMT

What does the sentence below mean? _Coming to your screens shortly_, the amazing adventures of 'Robin Hood'.



I changed my mind

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:33:18 GMT

When we tell someone:"I wanted tell you something but I changed my mind and I don't say", how can we say it?



[Grammar] Is it grammatically wrong to have two different tenses in the same sentence?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:28:37 GMT

I have written two similar sentences below. (1) Yesterday, my friend, Jack, sent our other friends and me a message about where we would be meeting next month when we traveled to Europe. (2) Yesterday, my friend, Jack, sent our other friends...



Anna sat on a stone after a long hike

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:07:37 GMT

Would you please correct the mistakes in my sentences? Does "fright sealed her lips" sound natural? Anna sat on a stone after a long hike. As she brought a bottle to her lips to drink water, from the corner of her eye she saw a snake coiling...



It is only one hour earlier than the shift my previous company had.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:37:25 GMT

John is telling Toby about his job timings. 1) My current job shift starts at 6 AM. It is only one hour earlier than the shift my previous company had. 2) My current job shift starts at 6 AM. It is only one hour earlier than the shift my...



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:34:45 GMT

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shift window starts at 2 PM and ends at 10 PM

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:30:24 GMT

1) If somebody says to me that I have to work from 2 PM to 10 PM every day so can I say I used to work this shift window earlier as well? 2) Can we say "for this job shift window starts at 2 PM and ends at 10 PM" or "for this job shift window is...



The publican looked at a crying man

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:13:03 GMT

I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct The publican looked at a crying man at the bar, and the curiosity took better of him. "Mate, something bad happened?" "My father died this morning. Cancer," said the man and sniffled....



A long-abandoned house

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:23:27 GMT

I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. Is it correct to use "haunt" in my sentence. Unfortunately, I could not remember a better word. A long-abandoned house had become a haunt for cats. They lay on the porch, arched their...



Over or on?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:11:19 GMT

Hi, a) Rub it over/on your body. b) Rub it over/on your head. c) Rub it over/on your arms.



After Bob had returned from the war

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:56:39 GMT

I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. After Bob had returned from the war in Iraq, he was never the same. His marriage fell apart, he became homeless and heavy drinker. If it had not been for his old friend Marco, who let him...



[Grammar] for example skydiving and cliff jumping can even have fatal consequences.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:37:12 GMT

Are these three sentences OK? I have difficulty using "for example" in a sentence. 1) Although they make you feel good, risky sports can be extremely dangerous. The possibility of getting seriously injured while performing these activities is...