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Improvement and progress

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:40:50 GMT

Sam has been learning French for year. His mom asked, 1. "Sam, how is the improvement of your French? 2. "Sam, how is the progress of your French? Do the above sentences mean the same and grammatical? Thanks.

Condition and situation

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:33:08 GMT

Jen has just moved to Paris. Her friend Jason wants to ask Jen: 1. "Jen, tell me more about your current situation in Paris, please. " 2. "Jen, tell me more about your current condition in Paris, please ." Which sentence is correct? ...

Please correct this

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:08:15 GMT

Some employee in my company is taking off the previous day before their annual leave starts, claiming that they have to prepare for travel etc...etc.. Now I want to write a memo to all this is not allowed any more.- Please see below. The absence...

This is what I was thinking but I thought that teechar didn't say anything so it migh

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:00:56 GMT

I wrote in one of my threads "This is what I was thinking but I thought that teechar didn't say anything so it might be correct". Is this sentence correct? If yes, then can (I shouldn't be using 'Can' after then but I couldn't come up with any...

Social Standards between the past and the present

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:25:20 GMT

Today I've written a new article. please review it and tell me your opinion. A person’s worth nowadays seems to be judged according to social status and material possessions. Old-fashioned values, such as honour, kindness and trust, no longer...

I had hoped to be at home by now.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:28:22 GMT

1. I *had hoped* to be at home by now. 2. I *hoped* to be at home by now. I know if you use 'had,' the action is ended in some point in the past, but what is the difference between the two sentences in their meaning? Thank you in advance. ...

[Grammar] was working as a chef for a year

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:15:41 GMT

I do not know if there are any differences in writing the following sentences. I use different tenses. If there are differences between the two sentences, I don't know what they are. 1. He _was working_ as a chef for a year before he decided to...

[Grammar] the scripting is also as bad

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:06:32 GMT

> You are right.. and the worst thing is when you miss the wide open shots ridiculously in these games... but the scripting is also *as* bad, if not worse in the FIFA games career mode so I tell my self just live with it. This is from a game...

[General] "Let me know my question is clear." is formal?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:02:24 GMT

Which is one the below sentences formal? "Let me know my question is clear." or "Let me know my question is bright."


Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:20:13 GMT

1. This is the story about woman. 2. This is the story about women. Are the above sentences the same in meaning? Thanks.

Immigrate and emigrate

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:22:42 GMT

"It depends on where you are when you say it. Let's say Anya migrated from Sweden to England. If you are in England, you can say, "Anya immigrated [to here] from Sweden ". If you are in Sweden, you can say, "Anya emigrated [from here] to...

[Grammar] "Would you mind...?"

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:16:22 GMT

Dear all, Pardon me, How should use of a verb after "Would you mind...?" e.g. Would you mind to answer it? or Would you mind answering it?

[Grammar] "Sent for you"

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:04:03 GMT

Dear all, Pardon me, Is it correct if in a sentence, I use of " sent for you" instead of "sent to you"? Regard

Meet/meet up with/meet with

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:38:42 GMT

Hello. I'm a teacher of English from Moscow. Some time ago I came across a lexical mistake as I thought that time. One of my students wrote "we meet with obstacles". I answered that we can't say it this way we have to write "met a few obstacles"....

Which year and when to migrate

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:34:40 GMT

1. Which year did you migrate to States? 2. When did you migrate to States? Are the above sentences the same in meanings? Thanks.