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know better than

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 22:19:31 GMT

You should know better than to be fooled by the verisimilitude of the cunning politician's contriteness. Is this sentence correct?



Anna had been looking forward to studying

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 22:11:18 GMT

Is my sentence grammatically correct? Anna had been looking forward to studying at the university, but the cruel initiation rituals scared her for life.



"the boy running" or "the running boy"

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 22:03:35 GMT

1) The running boy is my son. (Quoted from a textbook.) This sentence sounds odd to me. I'd probably say: 2) The boy running is my son. or 3) The boy who is running is my son. Is sentence #1 natural?



Bollywood is a one big happy family..

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 21:28:39 GMT

Can anyone please correct my writing? Bollywood is a one big happy family. And the death of legendary actor Sridevi has shocked the family. The untimely death of the legendary actress, Sridevi due to major cardiac arrest last night has left...



That's a way to put it

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 20:58:05 GMT

Hello. I don't understand the meaning of this sentence. Would you mind explaining it to me? 'That's a way to put it'



The ABB SACE Quality System attained its first certification

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 20:39:15 GMT

Hello Does "The ABB SACE Quality System attained its first certification with the RINA certification body in 1990" mean "The RINA certification body awarded/granted the ABB SACE Quality System the first certiicate"? Source:...



John hated winter mornings

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 20:21:13 GMT

Are my sentences grammatically correct? John hated winter mornings when he had to step outside in the cold and bring firewood from the shed. He would light the kindling in the old wood stove in the kitchen and wait shivering before the wood...



[Grammar] Have been or have gone

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 20:16:21 GMT

Which one should I use? Why? They have been to the castle today or they have gone to the castle today? They haven't gone to any other sights yet or they haven't been to any other sights yet ?



Matter or matters

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 20:02:23 GMT

What is correct ? Dogs matter or dogs matters ?



Clive's holiday was ruined

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 19:01:20 GMT

Are my sentences grammatically correct? I am not sure what particle should be used with "move" in this sentence. Is it correct with "out" or should it be "away." Clive's holiday was ruined by the cold hotel room. When he complained, the arrogant...



advised & recommended

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 18:49:25 GMT

Can I say these in English? 1. I've been advised otherwise. 2. I've been recommended otherwise.



Tired of the hectic life in London

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 18:32:13 GMT

Are my sentences grammatically correct? Tired of the hectic life in London, David sold his flat and moved to the countryside. He bought a derelict farm which he then rebuilt, and felt happier than he'd ever been in his life.



Michael grew up with his two aunts

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 18:04:37 GMT

Are my sentences grammatically correct? Michael grew up with his two aunts who never married and who took care of him as if they were his mothers. They pampered him in all possible ways and gave him so much love that he never missed his mother,...



My friend called me and asked how my job was going on

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:18:29 GMT

My friend called me and asked how my job was going on. Is it correct to say?



They aren't done

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:04:41 GMT

Miguel with his girlfriend's family are having a breakfast: Miguel: Shelly and I are trying to be vegan, hence the soy milk. Christine: You wear leather jackets. Shelly: But they're vintage, so they don't support the industry. Christine: *They...