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[Grammar] Politest or the most polite

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:15:54 GMT

Hi everyone, Can you tell me what is the superlative of polite? Politest or the most polite? Thank you very much in advance.



a timepiece that people [YouTube Video]

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:12:17 GMT

[...] you're getting a handmade watch. It's a timepiece that people *[...]* wants to make the most basic timepiece. (YouTube; Are you a Rolex or a Patek? (https://youtu.be/qNoLkdpki68?t=1m17s)) Would you be so kind as to tell me what is being...



House prices have not fallen this year.

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:33:30 GMT

Hi. Suppose that these three sentences are false and I'm going to correct them. Are my sentences correct? sentence 1: House prices have fallen dramatically this year. [my sentence:] house prices have not fallen this year. but they have...



The journalist asked the painter

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:27:23 GMT

Would you please take a look at my sentence and correct my mistakes? Is correct to say "live from his profession? The journalist asked the painter if he could live from his profession, and the painter answered him that without doing portraits of...



Job interview: I hope to become very good at my job and ......

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:00:12 GMT

*Interview between a new teacher and a boss Boss: *"What are your long-term goals or career plans?" *Teacher*: "I hope to become very good at my job and perhaps take some schooling to become more skilled in my field of work. I intend to learn...



[Grammar] Which conditional is used in this sentence?

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:59:44 GMT

I'm reading a book named "How to build a super vocabulary" in which author wrote the following sentence: *"If you had been born in France, you’d be speaking French."* Which conditional is used in this sentence?



[General] An easy song

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:10:24 GMT

Could anyone advise a simple song like 'Jingle Bells' which teenagers can sing at a concert? The problem is that songs like 'Rudolf the red-nosed raindeer' are too difficult to sing for a non-native speaker of English and songs like 'I wish you a...



[Grammar] One and the Other

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:22:08 GMT

"Unsavory characters from the Terminus Systems occasionally use Maji for forms of cruel sport, dumping slaves, hostages, quarreling shipmates, or even (when bored) vicious animals on the surface. *One* must kill *the other* before *they* will be...



we had all jammed n our own a bit

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:58:19 GMT

Hello. Would you please tell me what the underlined part means in the context below? Does it mean "all band members met in the band room in a hurry after school"? Thank you. from Pluto by R. J. Palacio--------------- I can't say they were...



vote with wallet

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:53:57 GMT

Dear teachers, Please read the following sentence: More and more consumers will start to vote with their wallets. Could you please explain the meaning of vote with their wallets? Looking forward to hearing from you.



Take out some time for the exercise as well from your time.

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:41:28 GMT

Take out some time for the exercise as well from your time. Please check.



One was worried for the other.

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:40:00 GMT

There were two friends. They were in a forest. They lost their way. They both were worried for each other. "One was worried for the other." Please check.



Have you ever been to school.

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:36:09 GMT

Have you ever been to school? I have been to the XYZ school and studied there. Please check.



To scroll on the phone

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:29:42 GMT

Dear all, I would like to know if it is correct to say "to scroll on the phone" cuz I have seen it on the internet. Flora



Half As Likely / Four Times As Likely

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:40:02 GMT

As one study reveals, women who have been educated are half as likely to undergo harmful cultural practices such as mutilation and four times as likely to protect their daughters from it. What do half as likely and four times as likely mean in...