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It would be great if you...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:40:40 GMT

Is this sentence grammatically correct? "It would be great if you give me a book" Hi everyone, I have been taught that in a sentence like this we should use past tenses because it's a conditional sentence and it uses the word 'would'. But I...



vice president

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:11:10 GMT

In the online Oxford Dictionaries, I find vice president written without a hyphen. Do native speakers write the phrase with or without the hyphen? Thanks.



[Grammar] burnt cakes even though they were burnt

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:00:55 GMT

1) The famished children ate all the burnt cakes even though _they _were burnt. 2) The famished children ate all the burnt cakes even though _the cakes _were burnt. Can I use 'they' to replace 'burnt cakes' instead of (2) where 'the cakes'...



kid's things? tricks?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:12:17 GMT

What's the right word for things naughty little children (4-5 years old) do when they misbehave? For example, which word do we need to complete the following sentence? His mother has no peace because of his ...?



Should I add a "S" at the end of these names in this sentence?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:03:01 GMT

Members of Peter, John and Ian's gang were responsible for the robbery. or Members of Peter's, John's and Ian's gang were responsible for the robbery.



[Grammar] Omission of subject in long phrases

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:39:30 GMT

Hello All! On some page, I want to write that I have good knowledge of computer networks, I am interested in programming, and I like to use cloud services. Will it be normal to omit the two last occurences of "I"? I mean the following sentence:...



does - going to - will

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:59:10 GMT

Is there any difference between the following sentences or are they complete equal? Thanks for your effort. 1. When does he finish his training? 2. When is he going to finish his training? 3. When will he finish his training?



England is/are.....

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:46:03 GMT

Should collective nouns be followed by plural verbs? Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct? 1- England is the champion. 2- England are the champions.



I am proud to be.....

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:39:58 GMT

Are both these sentences grammatically correct? 1- I am proud to be an American. 2- I am proud to be American.



You should not stand in proximity "to" or "of" that oven.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:27:05 GMT

1) You should not stand in proximity "to" or "of" that oven. 2) You are in proximity "to" or "of" that girl (relationship). 3) He is in proximity "to" or "of" teachers (relation). 4) I like that place because it is in proximity "to" or "of"...



The next morning Henry went to visit his aunt

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:22:44 GMT

Could you please check the following paragraph? "The next morning Henry went to visit his aunt, who had known Dorian well, to get some information about Dorian. Harry found that Dorian’s grandparent was a wealthy and rich man and his mother, who...



I live in [city], Saudi Arabia.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:14:07 GMT

My name is […] and I’m […] years old. _I live in [city], Saudi Arabia._ Would the underlined part mean *I’m Saudi*?



Forum updates

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:13:50 GMT

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problem with like and thanks buttons

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:11:20 GMT

Dear webmaster, After maintenance, the like and thank buttons doesn't work any longer. I've tried many times but buttons wouldn't work.



WHO sex-ed guidelines

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:18:41 GMT

Does "WHO sex-ed guidelines" mean "WHO guidelines that are about sex"? The context seems to reveal that sex-ed should have meant "sexuality education." Please confirm me if I am correct. --------------- WHO sex-ed guidelines promote...