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General Surgery: Warm sensation in foot after surgery, warm sensation in foot, vaginal hysterectomy
warm sensation in foot, vaginal hysterectomy, worn shoes: Dear Mia, I don t know if I could pin-point the problem you are asking me to help you with but I could tell you what I would do if it were me. After surgery there can be differing parts of the body that have aches, burning, warmth, etc. The reasons are...

General Surgery: Wire implant for surgerical closure, dick reid, long scar
dick reid, long scar, schwanoma: after 30 years you start to have these symptoms, I think you need to explore this as by doing an ultasound to start with, see if there is no internal granuloma or a schwanoma from an injured nerve from that surgery, which in that time the technique allow to...

General Surgery: Worried: Two health questions, groin lymph node, lightheadness
groin lymph node, lightheadness, jimmy spencer: Dear Jimmy, I have a very simple request. Copy this email question you have for me and bring it with you to a doctor. You have stated the facts very clearly and I am sure that with the proper medical professional assessment you can get the answers to...

General Surgery: Wound, laparoscopic removal, gall bladder
laparoscopic removal, gall bladder, bruse: Dear Carla, The bruising you ve noticed could be normal . I would check with the surgeon who performed your surgery about the swelling. I couldn t just guess at what could be causing it. You say it was only one month ago and I wouldn t just leave it alone....

General Surgery: Wrist surgery, scaphoid fracture, bone graft
scaphoid fracture, bone graft, weather change: it depend on several factors as if complication occur, but the recovery should take at least 3 months -6months full recovery 1 year, and the pain can last the same deal or less . less with the hip since it is just implant taking from there. you might get...

General Surgery: ., joining the navy, buldge
joining the navy, buldge, testicle: Dear Rich, It sounds like you have a hernia...please do no try to let someone guess at what it is. I hope that you would visit your doctor and find out after an exam what it is. Good Luck! I applaud you on your joining the NAVY!! Dawn Cacere...

General Surgery: What is, upper endoscopy, abdominal cavity
upper endoscopy, abdominal cavity, general surgery: General surgeon=one who operates on organs of abdominal cavity, does breast and pelvic (except for gynecologic)surgery without having done any subspecialty training such as colorectal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, oncology etc. You need to be board certified...

General Teen Jobs: dont know what to do, high school diploma, chick fil
high school diploma, chick fil, starting your own business: After a few days of trying to find a good career for you, I have very little results. But I hope that these results will help you out in getting a job. If you didn t mind working around 60/70 hours a week (on estimate), then, Quicken Loans is a great place...

General Teen Jobs: job issues, kindergarden, answering questions
kindergarden, answering questions, kelsey: Hi there, Alia. It would be wonderful if you could be more specific on what you are asking-- please include some more details so I could help you further. This is a little out of my expertise and I m best at answering questions for people under 18 (and...

General Teen Jobs: Extra Cash, creative money, concession stand
creative money, concession stand, mind kids: Hey there, Branden! There are many ways you can make quick cash that are fun and simple! Here s one my friend does-- writing reviews on Epinions.com . Just right a simple review on a product, and you can earn cash for doing so! Ask around your neighborhood...

General Teen Jobs: Jobs for a 14 year old girl, gasoline service station, baseball park
gasoline service station, baseball park, amusement park: Those are excellent and simple, easy-to-get jobs for your age! Maybe you can intern in the offices of some businesses, for example. A grocery store bagger (you know, when you put things in the shoppers bags) is something many of my friends do to earn cash....

General Teen Jobs: Help?!, entrepreneur websites, teen entrepreneur
entrepreneur websites, teen entrepreneur, starting your own business: Hi Katie, I would recommend starting your own business (I did) and I can set my own hours and make my own decisions. It takes a lot of work to start a business as a teenager, but if you have the drive, you can make it happen. :) Teen Entrepreneur...

General Teen Jobs: Job, india hyderabad, careersjobs
india hyderabad, careersjobs, networking classes: Hi Amith, I assume you are referring to computer networking? If you re referring to business or social networking, please reply to this response. If so, here are some computer networking job search (and some resource) websites: http://www.monster.com/...

General Teen Jobs: Troubles..., mowing lawns, spread word
mowing lawns, spread word, families in need: Hey there! First of all, If you can, provide me with your age and a few more details about any inconveniences you have with money and job-finding, if applicable. In order to find people needing a babysitter, you must get the word out! Check with your local...

General Teen Jobs: Freelancing at 14 years old, cool websites, own time
cool websites, own time, freelancing: Hello Nick, See if there are any internships at your local newspaper. Sometimes they hire teens to become a paid columnist for their newspaper and sometimes you can earn English credits from taking up an internship. Here are some cool websites to check...

General Teen Jobs: Nanny/Babysitting Problem (Age Discrepancy), ndsu, underclassman
ndsu, underclassman, discrepancy: Honesty is the key to having good associations with a client, even if that means losing the person you plan to nanny for. I understand what you mean about not wanting to lose her desire to have you work for her, but eventually she may find out you re not at...

General Teen Jobs: Please help me, first aid and cpr classes, first aid and cpr
first aid and cpr classes, first aid and cpr, babysitting rates: I run a babysitting referral business where I refer sitters to families and families to sitters. You can start there. Here s the website: www.flowersitters.com and here s the registration page: http://book.flowersitters.com/form/Wildflower_Babysitting/Sitter_Application...

General Teen Jobs: Part Time Jobs at Canada, first aid and cpr classes, part time jobs
first aid and cpr classes, part time jobs, first aid and cpr: I run a babysitting referral business where I refer sitters to families and families to sitters. You can start there. Here s the website: www.flowersitters.com and here s the registration page: http://flowersitters.com/sitter-registration You should...

General Teen Jobs: In need of a job but dont have much time, first aid and cpr classes, first aid and cpr
first aid and cpr classes, first aid and cpr, babysitting rates: I run a babysitting referral business where I refer sitters to families and families to sitters. You can start there. Here s the website: www.flowersitters.com and here s the registration page: http://flowersitters.com/sitter-registration You should...

General Teen Jobs: Starting to find a job, first aid and cpr classes, first aid and cpr
first aid and cpr classes, first aid and cpr, babysitting rates: I run a babysitting referral business where I refer sitters to families and families to sitters. You can start there. Here s the website: www.flowersitters.com and here s the registration page: http://flowersitters.com/sitter-registration You should...

General Teen Jobs: Summer Job, first aid and cpr classes, paycheck to paycheck
first aid and cpr classes, paycheck to paycheck, first aid and cpr: I run a babysitting referral business where I refer sitters to families and families to sitters. You can start there. Here s the website: www.flowersitters.com and here s the registration page: http://flowersitters.com/sitter-registration You should...

General Teen Jobs: job, first aid and cpr, babysitting rates
first aid and cpr, babysitting rates, first aid and cpr classes: I run a babysitting referral business where I refer sitters to families and families to sitters. You can start there. Here s the website: www.flowersitters.com and here s the registration page: http://flowersitters.com/sitter-registration You should...

General Teen Jobs: I NEED A JOB!!!!!!, first aid and cpr, babysitting rates
first aid and cpr, babysitting rates, first aid and cpr classes: I run a babysitting referral business where I refer sitters to families and families to sitters. You can start there. Here s the website: www.flowersitters.com and here s the registration page: http://flowersitters.com/sitter-registration You should...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: (1) When do you work?..., question responses, homemakers
question responses, homemakers, days of the week: When do you work is a much more general question. Responses could include days of the week, months of the year, etc. The B response is a good one for How long do you usually work? 2. Homemakers could also include husbands if they are the ones to...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. 1. A: __________ B: It..., english grammar, aircondition
english grammar, aircondition, good question: Why don t you turn on the air conditioning is a good question for B s response. Why don t we use the new toaster? is another 2. The conversation does make sense, though when you ask the question how often a more common response would be once a...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.You are the one to make..., mess ups, active voice
mess ups, active voice, passive voice: Kevin: 1. Say, You are the one who will make decisions. It s clearer.\2. 2. You are the one to blame is the same as saying You are the one who is to blame. In English we sometimes omit words or phrases that are understood. In this case, the words...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Does "Here you you are"..., cell phone, phrase
cell phone, phrase: 1. Does Here you you are mean here you go ? Do we use the phrase when we are giving somebody something? Yes, and yes. 2. Please leave me on the next block. Did you leave your cell phone in the cab? Do both leave mean the same thing? How do...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Does "Here you you are"..., cell phone, phrase
cell phone, phrase: YES, HERE YOU ARE AND HERE YOU GO ARE BOTH USED WHEN YOU GIVE SOMETHING TO SOMEONE. NO, LEAVE IN THE FIRST SENTENCE MEANS DROP ME OFF OR LET ME GET OUT OF THE CAR. IN THE SECOND SENTENCE, IT MEANS DID YOU LEAVE YOUR CELL PHONE BEHIND WHEN YOU LEFT...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: Would you like me to..., coke don, burger king commercial
coke don, burger king commercial, nouns: Hello, Peter. 1. It could mean that. Or it could mean Don t bother helping me, Don t bother making the effort, or any other similar line. B s response of Don t bother means that he or she doesn t need a helping hand. If Don t bother me is the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Can you put in some over..., time tomorrow, vacation time
time tomorrow, vacation time, time 2: 1. Can you put in some over time tomorrow? Can you work late tomorrow? Do both sentences mean the same? Yes, they do. Overtime should be one word. I am putting in for vacation soon. How does this put in differ from the one in the above sentence?...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: What can I get for you?..., baggage claim area, sentences
baggage claim area, sentences, luggage: 1. Yes, the dialog makes sense, and yes, decaf is a shortened form of decaffeinated. 2. Say, Where have you been? I ve been looking for you all over the place. A tricky sentence -- there is a difference in meaning between: You can check for your...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: There are going to a..., farewell party, rain check
farewell party, rain check, sentences: Tim, 1. A: They are going to a farewell party for Karen. B: That sounds great! Please count me in. A: would you be interested in joining me for dinner? B: Not tonight; I have too much to do. I ll take a rain check. 2. They are...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: There are going to a..., farewell party, rain check
farewell party, rain check, sentences: 1. A: There are going to a farewell party for Karen. B: That sounds great. Please count me in. There IS going to BE a farewell party for Karen. B is correct. A: would you be interested in joining me for dinner? B: No tonight. I have a lot...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What do you like to do..., word bear, dinon
word bear, dinon, participle: Hello, Jason. 1. Generally speaking, hobbies are what people do for fun. Different people have different hobbies, of course. Therefore, the top and bottom sentence mean the same thing. While the middle sentence could refer to hobbies, it doesn t necessarily...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What do you like to do..., leasure time, predicate noun
leasure time, predicate noun, word bear: James, 1. Yes, they re all concerned with leasure time activity. 2. In the first sentence favorite is an adjective modifying singer. In the second, should be favorite is the predicate noun. 3. No, it is the main verb with were...were born, passive...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Do you go out with her?..., boyfriends and girlfriends, young couples
boyfriends and girlfriends, young couples, husbands and wives: 1. Do you go out with her? asks whether you are dating her on a regular basis. Did you ask her out on a date? asks whether you asked her out one time in the past. We would not say, Do you ask her out on a date? 2. Yes, they are correct. Couple ,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1, Where did you get that..., florist shop, shop around the corner
florist shop, shop around the corner, kerby: Hello, Kerby. Your first assumption is correct. Hadn t we better go now and shouldn t we better go now have no difference. They both refer to a course of action that should be taken. Had not better, as in Hadn t we better go now means that...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. (Now that) you have been..., verb tense, synonyms
verb tense, synonyms, phrase: Hello, Albert. 1. Synonyms could include since. Also, you could use because in this construction as well as after. It depends on what transition you wish to show between the two ideas as well. 2. I believe that these connecting words do not work...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. When would you like to...
1. When would you like to asks when you WANT to. When will you asks when you WILL, when you plan to or expect to. 2. Informally you might say No, I didn t, but to be correct and precise you would say No, I wasn t able to in answer to this question...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. When would you like to..., regina
regina: Regina, Very little difference! First is asking for a time that you would like to eat, but not necessarily the time you will eat. You might like to eat at 7:30 pm but dinner might not be cooked till 8:00 pm. Second asks specifically when you WILL eat. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. We would like everyone..., grammarians, adverb
grammarians, adverb, adjective: 1. Yes, both are correct, but don t forget to add the word to before the word aid. We would like everyone TO aid us.. 2. Fast is normally an adjective and strict grammarians would tell you not to use it as an adverb. He runs quickly. People do...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. We would like everyone..., sentences, job
sentences, job: 1. We would like everyone in the office to help us get this job completed. We would like everyone in the office aid us in getting this job completed. Are both sentences grammatically correct? Yes, they are. 2. He walks as quickly as I do. He...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. There has been more of..., business courses, sentences
business courses, sentences, coffee: 1. The first sentence doesn t convey the same meaning. It simply says that there has been more a demand. The second makes the sentence more intense -- it emphasizes the fact that the demand for e-business courses is very high. 2. Both sentences are close...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. There has been more of..., business courses, sentences
business courses, sentences, coffee: 1. There has been more of a demand for e-business courses at universities than there is now. There has never been more of a demand for e-business courses at universities than there is now. What s the difference in meaning between the two sentences?...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Before (going in) that..., chopsticks, visa
chopsticks, visa: 1. Before (going in) that country, make sure your visa is not expired. I know going in is not correct usage in the above sentence, but I wonder if I can use going into ? Before visiting Before going to Before entering going into will not...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Although Taiwan is a small..., pronoun reference, statement 3
pronoun reference, statement 3, housework: Hi Maggie, 1. Yes. The word “climate” is not capitalized. Also, I would say “campus size” instead of “size of campus.” 2. Although there is no pronoun reference, I assume the “she” is referring to the mother. B is asking whether the daughter does the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Although Taiwan is a small..., slang expression, question number
slang expression, question number, statement 3: Hello, Maggie. In question number 1, climate requres no cap. letter. In question number 2, response B makes no sense to me in context with statement A. The first conversation in question number 3 makes sense. I am usually not up to eating meals...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Although Taiwan is a small..., statement 3, housework
statement 3, housework, maggie: Maggie, 1. Although Taiwan is a small island, the climate can vary from north to south. 2. It means that because of some handicap, this daughter is unable to do housework. 3. Yes, the person is refusing the movie invitation since he or she isn t...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Approximately (some, about)..., misplaced modifier, air crash
misplaced modifier, air crash, cold today: Hello, Liv. 1. In this context, both some and about are redundant since approximately means some or about. In this context, all three words would be adverbs modifying 200. If you had to,, some would be the choice. 2. Fairly 3. No....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Approximately (some, about)..., air crash, cold today
air crash, cold today, adverbs: Hi Liv, 1. Yes, all three can be adverbs in the sentence. Some is not widely used in this context. Approximately modifies 200 which is an adjective that modifies people . Incidentally, when a number consists of two words or less (as in this case)...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Approximately (some, about)..., air crash, cold today
air crash, cold today, adverb: Liv, 1. Yes, it modifies the adjective 200. 2. Rather or slightly 3. I don t like the word ambiguously in this sentence, but I can t come up with a better one without knowing what you mean. You are looking for a word that means in a round about manner....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Arguing about who is at..., colloquial speech, verbs
colloquial speech, verbs, sentences: Josh: The answer is yes to your first two qujestionsquestions! : ) Your question should be Do (not does) both sentences mean the same thing? The and is understood. The sentence could be read They are walking around (and) trying to find their...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Arguing about who is at..., complete sentence, conjunctions
complete sentence, conjunctions, circumstantial evidence: Hello, Steven. Your first grouping of sentences are similar. At fault requires the truth; to blame just requires a name. For example, say someone in the house breaks a mirror. Who is at fault? means you want the person who actually broke the mirror...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Will you be able to join..., watch tv, pens
watch tv, pens, sentences: 1. Will you be able to join us for the party tonight? How about joing us for the party tonight? Would you like to come to the party tonight? Do you want to join us for the party tonight? If the response is Yes, I d like to very much. , Which of...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Were you able to come up..., sentences, boss
sentences, boss: Peter, 1. Yes, I would say they all mean figure it out . 2. The first sentence means to ask if she needed help while the sentence means to help without asking. Offer to means to ask or volunteer to help. 3. Yes, they are good. Jerry Leon...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. We will accept walk-ins..., barbershop, place of business
barbershop, place of business, appointment: Hello, Liv. The sentence is grammatically correct, though I d change the an to a the. Walk-ins are simply people who come into a place of business (i.e., a barbershop), without calling first for an appointment. In this sentence, you may walk in...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. it's more of acceptance..., adult child, curfews
adult child, curfews, sentences: Hi Peter, 1. “Granting consent” means giving permission. Parents in America do not necessarily have to grant consent to an adult child s marriage, but they will have to accept it. 2. They are the same. 3. An arranged marriage is a marriage where the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. it's more of acceptance..., curfews, bride and groom
curfews, bride and groom, sentences: 1. The sentence means that you accept the circumstances but you do not necessarily give your permission that they happen. Granting consent means to give your permission, to agree to. 2. Both sentences should read parents rather than paretns. The...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.I am an actor and I act..., tv actors, tv actor
tv actors, tv actor, complete sentence: Hello, Jasmine. For your first question, if you are a TV actor, then yes, you d say, I act on TV. TV actors can act in TV movies, sitcoms, commercials, infomercials, etc. If you say that you act in TV shows, then that means acting in TV shows, and...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Your advice was very helpful...., grammatical structure, subordinate clause
grammatical structure, subordinate clause, main clause: Hi Ken, 1. Contributive is not the correct word. Contributive is an adjective from the verb to contribute (to help bring about a result). You could say, Your help was contributive to my success. 2.Yes, they do. 3. The sentence has two words...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Your advice was very helpful.Can..., sentence number, grammatical structure
sentence number, grammatical structure, technical differences: Hello, Ken. For question number one, both sentences are grammatically correct as helpful and contributive are synonyms. However, contributive would be used in the context of technical or formal writing. Helpful would be best for standard usage in...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He advised me to take a..., sentences
sentences: 1. He advised me to take a complete rest. He advised me taking a complete rest. He advised that I should take a complete rest. He advised that I take a complete rest. Are all above sentences grammatically correct? 2.He suggested me to take a...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He is agreeable. What..., new job, job description
new job, job description, derick: Hello, Derick. When one is agreeable, it means they are agreeing with your thoughts, plans, or ideas. Please be agreeable with my long-term plans. Relaxing means the movie calms you, puts you at ease. Although opinions differ from person to person,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He is agreeable.What..., music track
music track: Steven, He is willing to do what you are asking of him...he agrees with you as to what you want of him. The movie causes one to be at ease or in a low key mood. This is usually a result of its music track or a simple plot that one doesn t have to think...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. You should aim for twenty..., public address system, sentece
public address system, sentece, ticket window: Brian, 1. Plan on, schedule or allot 2. No, second one makes no sense. A pager is an electronic device for receiving messages. Page means to call on a PA (public address system) or smaller hand receiver. 3. Retrieve, call for or summon at the ticket...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The airline informed passengers..., double decker bus, different nationalities
double decker bus, different nationalities, acceptable lifestyle: Hello, Kevin. Thanks for writing. Your first sentence is fine. Your second sentence shouldn t have a formed in there. Put a forms in its place, and it ll be acceptable. A waiver is typically a signed statement freeing a person from a certain...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The airline informed passengers..., visa waiver program, european union countries
visa waiver program, european union countries, different nationalities: Hi, Chris, and thanks for writing. #1 -- Yes, both sentences are correct, except for a typo in the second version; I think you meant to write forms ! #2 -- A visa waiver means a traveler needs only a passport to enter a particular country, rather than...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.When the alarm clock went..., alarm clock, speech patterns
alarm clock, speech patterns, fragment: 1.When the alarm clock went off, I turned it off and got back to my sleep. Is the above sentence correct? It s grammatically correct, but it would sound better to say ...and went back to sleep. instead of ...and got back to my sleep. 2.A: I don...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Do you get along with your..., slang expression, germany in world war ii
slang expression, germany in world war ii, harmonious relationships: Hi, Maggie! Get along is a slang expression with various meanings. In the first sentence, get along is referring to harmonious relationships. The sentence is asking whether you and your little brother have a harmonious relationship. Your report doesn...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Do you get along with your..., germany in world war ii, physical confrontation
germany in world war ii, physical confrontation, colloquial expression: Hi Maggie, 1. In the top sentence, “get along” means, “to have a good relationship, to be on friendly terms.” In the second sentence, it means, “to make progress”. You can also say, “How is your report coming along” or How is your report progressing....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Do you get along with your..., germany in world war ii, mail internet
germany in world war ii, mail internet, world war ii: Maggie, 1. Get along with means have a good relationship in the first sentence and means making progress in the second. Fight in the first two means had disputes with or quarreled with while were allies in the third. 2. Applied to means sent an application...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The applicant must have..., verb tense, little dogs
verb tense, little dogs, adverbs: The plural years is correct. I ve even seen this written as possessive (five years experience). I would write it with the of. It sounds better. You can say a minimum of five years experience The part that s incorrect is the verb tense -- you can...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Of the two applicants, Mr.Wang..., mr wang, hallway
mr wang, hallway, credentials: Regina, Of the two applicants, Mr. Wang has the stronger credentials. Credentials are qualifications, resume or background. In the hallway means within the limits of the hallway or inside the hallway. At the hallway means you have not entered it....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.I am applying for the position..., pennsylvania state university, career services center
pennsylvania state university, career services center, computer literacy: Steve, 1. A coordinator is the person in charge; one who sees that everything goes on schedule, keeps everyone motivated, assigns jobs, and is generally responsible to management for the project. Remember that advertising is expensive by the line or...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He is appointed as Prime..., prime minster, new prime minister
prime minster, new prime minister, phone call: Hello, Martin. You can either say He is appointed prime minister, or He is appointed the prime minister. Prime minister is not to be capitalized unless you stick a person s name with it (or mister ). Prime Minister Tom, you have a phone call. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The architect is drawing..., architect
architect: 1. The architect is drawing the specifications. What does specifications mean? Requirements. 2.They are holding one another up. What does this sentence mean? They are supporting each other. What does neat and tidy mean? Clean. Everything...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.They arrived at the theatre..., adverb, comma
adverb, comma, clauses: Hello, Peter. Just, in both sentences, is being used as an adverb. 2. The reason you don t need a comma in the second sentence is because the word as is used as a conjunction. It is a connecting word. It connects the two clauses. In the first sentence,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.They arrived at the theatre..., comma, sentences
comma, sentences, decisions: Andrew, 1. Just as in sentence one means at the time when. In sentence two it means in the same way. 2. Yes, they are both correct and we use the comma since worried modifies he and not me. 3. Yes, they are both correct and mean essentially the same...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. This article discusses..., first personal computer, plastic money
first personal computer, plastic money, monetary systems: Steve, 1. Leave off the the in #1. Was invented in #2. More and more users have found credit cards...... People have used different..... 2. You change to when A is completely different from B. But use change into when b is slightly altered from...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. This article discusses..., first personal computer, verb tense
first personal computer, verb tense, plastic money: Hello, Martin. 1. All sentences are correct except that the last one has the wrong verb tense and an unnecessary the. ( People have used different forms of money throughout history. ) 2. Use into when you are literally changing something into something...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. There is an article of..., sized beds, cold night
sized beds, cold night, sentences: Steve, There are clothes on the bed. Made up indicates preparing sheets and covers for sleep, perhaps by pulling them back or by applying an extra blanket for a cold night. Made for the guests might indicate that the guest were very tall or very...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. We have to ask our neighbor..., mail box, travler
mail box, travler, enya: Hi Liv 1. Yes and no. Pick up means (among other things) to go to a place and get something or buy something. We can pick up some bread on our way home (go to the store and buy it, and then bring it home.) I think that is the meaning in the sentence:...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. We have to ask our neighbor..., present tense, question number
present tense, question number, travler: Hi, Liv! In question number one, pick up has the same meaning in both sentences. In question number 2, the second sentence should read, I can t wait to see her performance. The other sentences are correct, but using present tense impresses would...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: May I ask you some questions?..., slang word, interviewer brian
slang word, interviewer brian, poll survey: Brian, Yep (yes) is a slang word that comes after another slang, nope (no). Yeah is informal language for yes and can also be yeh and yea . Both yep and yeah are used for yes. A reporter is a newspaper person who interviews as a means...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.My assistant wasn¡¦t able..., hairstylist, sentences
hairstylist, sentences: 1.My assistant wasn¡¦t able to cash the check because the bank was closed. My assistant wasn t able to get the check cahsed because the bank was closed. Are both sentences above grammatically correct? What s the difference between the two? They...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The assistat (has become)..., present perfect tense, time expression
present perfect tense, time expression, future tense: Hello, Liv. I would say that using has been becoming is redundant. Has been and has become are present perfect tense. I do not think it is necessary to combine them into one phrase. Becoming is used in the progressive form in such sentences as...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The assistat (has become)..., time expression, present progressive
time expression, present progressive, future tense: Liv, 1. There is no past perfect progressive in English since perfect indicates that the action is complete. Is becoming is present progressive which is fine. 2. No, by the end of the month indicates future so how can it be used in the past? There is...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I ate two big lunches at..., countable noun, lunchtime
countable noun, lunchtime, phrasing: 1. I ate two big lunches at lunchtime. If lunch is a countable noun, can I say, I ate a lunch at lunchtime ? It s not common phrasing, but you can. 2. Do you eat breakfast every day? No, I only eat breakfast sometimes. Is the second sentence...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I ate two big lunches at..., adverbs of frequency, countable noun
adverbs of frequency, countable noun, lateness: Hello, Ken. Writing, I ate a lunch at lunchtime is redundant. Obviously, you ate a lunch during lunchtime. (You didn t eat a breakfast or dinner.) It saves space and sounds better to write, I ate lunch, or I ate at lunchtime. Adverbs of frequency,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. We have some available..., business transaction, case 2
business transaction, case 2, list of names: Up front, when talking about a business transaction means first. For example, if someone says that you will receive your commission up front, it means that you would get your commission before any other money is taken out. No, at the front or...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. We have some available..., phone menu, directory phone
phone menu, directory phone, directory directory: 1. We have some available for sale up front. Can at the front or in the front be used in place up front in the above sentence? Up front sounds the best. The other two will work. 2. If you call a company, you hear a recording message: thank...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.How does Bob like his new..., half dollars, nickels
half dollars, nickels, dimes: Hello, Kevin. All of your Bob responses are acceptable. She is all out of change means that she doesn t have any more coins on her: quarters, nickels, dimes, pennies, half-dollars, etc. Your dialogue is okay, but the response should be a little...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I had Bob wash my car...., direct object, passive voice
direct object, passive voice: Both had and got are really colloquialisms for what you really mean in each sentence. What you mean is I persuaded Bob, or I ordered Bob, so, yes, Bob would be a direct object in each sentence. 2. My son was made to wash the car -- but this is...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. When is your baby due?..., insurance premium, sentences
insurance premium, sentences, insurance: 1. When is your baby due? When are you due? Do both sentences have the same meaning? Yes, they both mean the same thing. The check is due on October 11th. The insurance premium is due next Tuesday. Your subscription is due a month from now. Are...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. When is your baby due?..., insurance premium, adjective
insurance premium, adjective, sentences: Hello, Peter. Saying, When are you due? may be ambiguous, unless your conversation is revolving around the baby. So they both mean the same, if one understands what is being spoken of. The first check sentence misspells the word October. Other...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.My background and goals..., investment management firm, marketing department
investment management firm, marketing department, temporary work: Albert, 1. Dynamic means growing, forward-looking, thriving, exciting company. 2. Otherwise means have phone or email contact or make any personal contact in any way. 3. Yes, both are correct; the first is the better of the two. An internship is a...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. It bacme usual for people..., corruption scandal, weathy
corruption scandal, weathy, sentences: Albert, 1. It recently became common for people to move their homes. 2. The sector having the second homes is very small. 3. Under no circumstances, would I cheat on exams. The premier has recently suffered from a corruption scandal. Jerry...

General Writing and Grammar Help: Thanks for your reply. I have..., corruption scandal, weathy
corruption scandal, weathy, correct answer: You can t use has suffered and recently in the same sentence. You can place recently at the end, but it really should read: The premier suffered from the corruption scandal recently. Your second example, I haven t heard from her recently is quite correct...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.See, it's not( so) bad...., sentences
sentences: 1. Both mean about the same 2. I am glad you could come means that the action has already taken place. you already gone wherever you re going. You re glad now that he could come last week, for example. I am glad you can come puts the action in...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.She is putting a bandage..., wildlife trees, two different things
wildlife trees, two different things, trees and flowers: 1. No, on and around mean two different things. You might place a bandage on a small cut. The bandage rests on top of the arm, but does not go underneath. A bandage placed around the arm would go completely around the arm. 2. She could don her...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The beans are cooking in..., correct sentence, disc jockey
correct sentence, disc jockey, passive voice: 1. The beans are cooking the pot is correct. If you used passive voice, you would have to say: The beans are being cooked by the pot, and that is obviously wrong. 2. Stand by is a term that probably originated in broadcasting. When a station was...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The bed was made up for..., entire room, wall to wall
entire room, wall to wall, blankets: Kevin, 1. made up means prepared, molded or fashioned as by putting sheets, blankets, coverings and spreads. 2. it occupies the entire room from one side (wall) to the opposite side (wall). Full or completely occupied would be good synonyms. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The best available predictions..., better days, adjective
better days, adjective, blue phone: Hello, Martin. Widely read is considered a compound adjective. The sentence is trying to compare the present with the future. It states that better days are ahead, which is a reference to the future. 2. He came last. Lastest is not a word, so that...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The best available predictions..., better days, adjective
better days, adjective, five minutes: 1. The best available predictions in some of the most widely read trade papers indicate better days are ahead for the top manufacturers. Can widely read be considered a compound adjective in the above sentence? I believe so. Also, I have a...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. (The best available predictions)..., noun phrases, infinitive
noun phrases, infinitive, adverbs: 1. This is correct. Best is an adjective modifying available, which is also an adjective. Widely is an adverb modifying read, an adjective. 2. You can but it would probably be awkward at best, and redundant at worst. I can t afford having to...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. This is the best day I've..., two syllables, many mountains
two syllables, many mountains, comparative form: 1. They re not quite thr same. The first sentence restricts the best day to you only. The second sentence implies that this was the best day there ever was (for anyone). Most of the time ever is used with a superlative 2 An experienced mountain...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The best things in life..., good relationship, axiom
good relationship, axiom, good health: 1. The best things in life are free is an axiom (an widely accepted truth) meant to offer some wisdom. When someone says that the best things in life are free, he means that you don t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy life. He s thinking of things...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The best things in life..., common phrase, good relationship
common phrase, good relationship, freedom: 1. The best things in life are free. Is the above sentence correct? Shouldn t we say: the best thing in life is freedom. If so, why things is plural? what does free mean in the above sentence? The way to phrase that sentence is The best things...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The best things in life..., good relationship, free nature
good relationship, free nature, comma: Martin, 1. There are many things in life that are free (nature, happiness, the air we breathe, relationships, are all free so the are is correct. Free means at everyone s disposal. 2. Put a comma after old-fashioned. No! because new work might also...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.You are the one to blame.What..., improper english, correct word
improper english, correct word, active voice: Hello, Kevin. You are the one to blame, means that you are being accused of the wrongdoing (whether or not you are actually guilty). I believe it is active voice. To is being used as an infinitive. You are the one whom should be blamed is improper...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: Does the board meeting..., suntan lotion, facial cleanser
suntan lotion, facial cleanser, board meeting: 1. A: Does the board meeting ususally take long? B: Yes, it takes a long time. Does the above conversation make sense? Yes, the conversation makes sense. 2. I applied some suntan lotion on my back. I applied some facial cleanser to my skin....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The books are sold at bargain..., prime minster, bargain prices
prime minster, bargain prices, passive voice: Martin, 1. The books are being sold (passive voice) at bargain prices. Is a better sentence. 2. Newly is an adverb, modifying appointed. New is just an adjective and shouldn t modify another adjective. newly-elected newly opened Jerry Leon...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The books on the table..., comparative form, adjective
comparative form, adjective, adverb: Stephanie, 1. They are cumbersome but okay. 2. FARTHER is used to denote distance or space. FURTHER shows advancement to greater degree, as in time. 3. It is superlative, but you could say more superb and most superb. yes, since it modifies...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The books on the table..., comparative form, adverb
comparative form, adverb, italian restaurant: 1. A better way would be: There are fewer books on the table than on the shelf. The second sentence is fine. 2. Further has to do with degree; farther has to do with distance. I won t discuss this further. I can t walk any farther. We will monitor...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1..My boss didn't authorize..., sick leave, drug store
sick leave, drug store, amount of money: 1..My boss didn t authorize my request for a sick leave. after hiking for three hours, we ended up at a small park. Are both sentences grammatically correct? ...for sick leave. After hiking... The rest is correct. 2. What does make charges...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A:Was that your boss who..., financial matters, paperwork
financial matters, paperwork, accounting: Hello, George. In your first example, accounting refers, presumedly, to the company s accounting division. Accounting divisions are typically in charge of financial matters. Saying, I would... in the second example is correct. Saying, I will...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Are both "customer service..., service represenative, compound nouns
service represenative, compound nouns, customer satisfaction: Ken, 1. They are considered the open form of compound nouns. 2. Not necessarily: a board meeting can be made up of non-directors such as a board of education or a board of review. 3. To the best of my knowledge there is no such term as in the list....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Are both "plate" and "bowl"..., countable noun, dish dish
countable noun, dish dish, sidewalk cafe: 1. Are both plate and bowl a kind of dish? (dish is the general term for plate and bowl ) Yes. 2. Do we use the word cloth as a countable noun or a noncount noun? Cloth, is a noncount noun, but by adding something in front of cloth, it can...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Are both "plate" and "bowl"..., countable noun, count noun
countable noun, count noun, dish dish: Hello, Brian. 1. You answered your own question. Dish is the general term for bowl and plate. For example, when you say Do the dishes, you are not telling the person to only wash the plates, or only wash the silverware. You are asking them to wash...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The bottle is made of tinted..., bowling pins, intents and purposes
bowling pins, intents and purposes, tin cans: Kevin, Tinted means stained or frosted...no longer clear! For all intents and purposes, it means shoulder to shoulder except that certain items might be side by side and not have any shoulders, e.g. tin cans, automobiles, gravemarkers, bowling pins,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. This bottle has less water..., count nouns, prime minster
count nouns, prime minster, grammar rule: 1. This bottle has less water than that one. This book has fewer pages than that one. Are both sentences correct? One grammar rule states fewer should be used with count nouns, but I also heard this rule is not strictly applied. Is that true? They...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. This bottle has less water..., everyday grammar, count nouns
everyday grammar, count nouns, prime minster: Hello, Ken. I have never heard such a grammatical rule, but it seems to be used. You do not hear There is fewer water in my bottle or I had fewer love for the movie than you. Therefore, it appears such a practice may be informally applied in everyday...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. There are two bridges in..., two bridges, electric wires
two bridges, electric wires, dotted line: Wendy, 1. Afar or in the background. 2. Yes, they do as far as I know about electricity. 3. They are very close. Divides means there are just two lanes. Separated lanes might have a few additional lanes like a four-lane highway. The lanes are seaparated...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He brought up his childern...
1. He brought up his childern alone after her husband died. Is the above sentence grammatically correct? If you change He brought to She brought then yes. 2. What s the difference between check it over and look it over ? Can you give me...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. When the bus arrived, everyone..., airplane crash, crazy sounds
airplane crash, crazy sounds, sigh of relief: Hello, Steven. I don t think the phrase like crazy sounds very good. Instead, write ...he started to cry violently. 2. The only difference between the two is the word breathed. Breathing is an action that takes place in the first sentence....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The bus fair is $1.50...., bus ticket, intention
bus ticket, intention, train: 1. The bus fair is $1.50. Do you want a transer? What does transfer mean in the above sentence? I would assume from the sentence that it would be getting a bus ticket for a location other than the one you already have a ticket for. Passengers transferring...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The bus fair is $1.50...., change trains, bus route
change trains, bus route, synonyms: Hello, Andrew. A transfer in your first sentence is speaking of a switch to a different bus, or bus route. If I boarded the $1.50 bus, and thought the fare was too expensive, I might transfer (or switch) to a cheaper bus. Change the sentence to read,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The bus fair is $1.50...., comma, synonyms
comma, synonyms, intention: Andrew, 1. A coupon which the driver gives one that allows you to get on another bus without having to pay again that will take you to your destination. Needs a comma after whatever is in ( ). 2. I don t think there is any; they are synonyms. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. There will be a bus fare..., bus fare increase, precise word
bus fare increase, precise word, fare increases: Any of the options under no. 1 could be used to say The bus fares are higher on all buses. If the fare is the same on all buses, then there is really only one fare, so There will be a bus fare increase would be the best way to say it. If there are...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A:These butterfiles are..., butterfiles, correct answer
butterfiles, correct answer, musician: 1. A:These butterfiles are rare. a)Wow! There aren t that many of them. b)Wow! Look at them all. The correct answer is a. I wonder why b s response is incorrect? If they are rare, then aren t many of them. 2.Wasn t she going to be a doctor? ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Chinese swimmers outdid..., chinese swimmers, math problem
chinese swimmers, math problem, better solution: Hi, Peter. 1. Yes, the sentences are correct. The second sentence says that the computer is still living, still working, but that it is too outdated to function well. 2. Yes and yes. Relevant is a bit of a stretch in the third sentence, but...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Count the numbers backward..., microsoft company, air pollution
microsoft company, air pollution, bill gates: Josh, 1. Recite the numbers backwards from 10 to 1. The Microsoft Company was founded in 1978. Bill Gates founded the Microsoft Company in 1978. Air pollution is detrimental to our environment. 2. Faced with a problem, you have to...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.There's a cable stretched..., igor sikorski, helicopter
igor sikorski, helicopter, first person: Hello, Mary. Thanks for writing. There s nothing wrong with saying, There s a cable stretched across the floor. Nor is to wrong to say, There s a cable stretching across the floor, though you should only use this if the cable is literally stretching....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Can I call you later? I..., assembly line worker, assembly line workers
assembly line worker, assembly line workers, service technician: Hello, Liv. 1. Of course you can use these variations. 2. Of course. 3. Service technician: one who services (does work on) a product. Service technicians may work on electrical equipment, for example. An assembly line worker is a person who works...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. what do you call a small..., questionary, questionnaire
questionary, questionnaire: 1. what do you call a small slip which is given to customers to rate the service of a restaurant, htoel,etc? A survey, an evaluation, a questionary (or a questionnaire)? Questionnaire or survey are the most common terms. 2.Does half off mean...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I am calling to find out..., pick ups, preposition
pick ups, preposition, macdonald: Hello, Ken. 1. Yes. If you pick up a newspaper in the context of your second sentence, it suggests that you should buy that newspaper downstairs unlike the car sentence which implies that you are asking when the car will be ready for you to retrieve....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The canal is lined with..., metal fence, passive voice
metal fence, passive voice, adjective: Hello, Kevin. When you are using lined as in the first sentence, it is being used as an adjective. In your second question, solid can refer to both of your definitions. If it is pure metal, and not some hybrid wood/metal fence, etc. then it could be...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. This car is automatic geared...., real estate brokers, realtors real estate
real estate brokers, realtors real estate, 7 11 stores: Hello, Martin. I don t see a problem with the sentence, but I prefer using manual transmission or automatic transmission. Eliminate the second the, and change young to younger and generation to generations. 2. Nothing. Regards, ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. This car is automatic geared...., real estate brokers, realtors real estate
real estate brokers, realtors real estate, real estate broker: Martin, 1. The car has an automatic (manual) gear shift. .....geared toward the younger generation. 2. A realtor and real estate agent both sell houses for a single company like REMax, Alliance, Century 21 or York. A real estate broker represents...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The car was turned over..., grocery shopping, sentences
grocery shopping, sentences, supermarket: 1.The car was turned over after colliding with another car. I ll head to the supermarket for grocery shopping later this afternoon. Are both sentences grammatically correct? Yes. 2. Where is this announcement most likely made? What could the above...

General Writing and Grammar Help: Thanks for your previous reply...., subway station, scanner
subway station, scanner, regard: Thanks for your previous reply. I have one follow-up question in regard to the situation described in the first question. If my card , in fact,can read the scanner and the problem is I don t get my card scanned properly when it approaches to the machine, how...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. be careful of dangerous..., giant snakes, dangerous animals
giant snakes, dangerous animals, king cobras: Hello, Stephanie. Watch out and look out for dangerous animals certainly means the same thing. Be careful is a more general command which includes looking. For example, if I say Watch out for king cobras, the people I tell this to should start...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A carton of orange juice..., supermarket bank, spain women
supermarket bank, spain women, waxy substance: A carton is a container, usually made of heavy paper or cardboard, often covered in a waxy substance -- the kind that milk typically comes in. The meaning of that sentence is that in Spain, shopping is not just a simple chore but a social event -- perhaps...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.You are not by any chance..., hello george, intention
hello george, intention: Hello, George. Saying, by any chance is just a way to spice up a conversation. It means the same if you asked, You re not going downtown, are you? Basically, it s asking another person if they have any intention of going downtown, any chance of...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How can I change the statement..., rising intonation, new job
rising intonation, new job, irony: Hi Steve, 1. “I hate pizza” is correct. The intonation is not important unless you want to say “I love pizza” ironically. With irony, you always run the risk that the other person doesn t pick up the irony. “I hate pizza” is better. 2. A and B are...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Does "check out something"..., rain check, two friends
rain check, two friends, music: 1. Does check out something mean take a close look at something ? If so, why do we sometimes say, check this song or music out ? Check something out in a more.. um.. formal setting, such as police will check out a suspect, means that they will take...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Could you check out my..., acceptence, voice 3
acceptence, voice 3, application status: John, 1. They mean about the same; there is little difference. Check means look over while check out might mean look to see if it there. Status is condition, level of acceptence or approval. 2. Try it this way: They leave their homes for university ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Could you check out my..., active voice, voice 3
active voice, voice 3, application status: 1. No, both sentences are not correct. Could you check my application status for me? is correct. To check means to investigate. To check out means to vacate and pay for one s lodging as in I checked out of the hotel. It also means to satisfy all...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A:You can check your baggage..., baggage claim, sentences
baggage claim, sentences, luggage: 1. A:You can check your baggage over there. Does the person refer to checking in for flights or get luggage at the baggage claim ? Basically it means checkin in for your flight. The person takes your bags and gets them to the plane, and you get...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A:You can check your baggage..., baggage claim area, trip check
baggage claim area, trip check, beltline: Jasmine, Check your baggage over there might be what you hear during the check-in procedure for a flight or trip. Check for your baggage over there might be what you hear in the baggage claim area after the flight. Yes, they mean exactly the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Does "check out something"..., rain check, new cd
rain check, new cd, assumption: Hello, Brian. Saying, check this out is informal, and not necessarily limited to vision. I can check out a new CD by listening closely to it. Your second assumption is correct. Check off in your final example means you are either mentally or...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Have you checked out the..., verb name, contexts
verb name, contexts, expression: 1. You could say the lawfulness of, and it would mean the same, but the more normal expression in American English would be legality. Rightfulness sounds like something someone not familiar with English would say. 2. Denominate is synonymous with...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Have you checked out the..., verb name, monetary unit
verb name, monetary unit, best choice: 1.Have you checked out the legality of that contract? can I say, the lawfulness of that contract or rightfulness in the above sentence? Lawfulness might be able to be used, rightfulness does not sound right. Legality is your best choice. 2.We...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Do "cheers!" "let's have..., good taste, bottoms
good taste, bottoms, cheers: Hello, Oppo. 1. Cheers and bottoms up are toasts. Let s have a toast is a way of asking for the attention of those assembled so that you may propose your toast. 2. Yes. 3. I suggest correcting your sentence to, He was trying too hard, so it...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A:How many children do..., many children
many children: 1. A:How many children do you want to have? B: I don t want to have any children. Can I respond by saying None. ? Yes If so, does that mean, I want to have none children ? No. I want to have no children. will work 2. When do you go...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A:How many children do..., journey, many children
journey, many children: George, Yes, you can answer none which means no children. Go to work means what time do you leave the house for work. Get to work means arrive at the workplace. The journey might take a good deal of time so there might be an hour in between. Jerry...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The city is selling lots..., watch tv
watch tv: 1. The city is selling lots seized by the city for nonpayment of taxes. What does the above sentence mean? Does the word for mean because in the above sentence? Yes. The city is selling lots seized by the city because of nonpayment of taxes. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The city is selling lots..., parallel structure, gerund
parallel structure, gerund, watch tv: The city has taken the lots away from their owners because the owners have not paid taxes, so in this sentence FOR does mean BECAUSE OF. The second sentence is correct. Going out to the movies is a gerund, a verbal form used as a noun, so parallel structure...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. This class is a seminar..., sentece, seminar format
sentece, seminar format, using the word: 1. This class is a seminar instead of a lecture. Is the above senence correct? The sentence is correct, but it would make more sense if phrased The class is in a seminar format, rather than a lecture. 2. He informed me of the good news. He informed...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The clerk stands behind..., one million dollars, present hope
one million dollars, present hope, mr kim: Hello, Jasmine. Writing The clerk stands behind a counter gives a more specific description than simply at a counter. At a counter could be in front, on the sides, or behind the counter. Behind a counter literally means behind the counter. In...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The client is having her..., absolute proof, inanimate object
absolute proof, inanimate object, haircut: Hello, Liv. 1. The sentences do not necessarily mean the same thing. In the top sentence, the client is having her hair styled. It does not say by whom. Although you might assume that it means a stylist is styling her hair, there is no absolute proof of...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The client is having her..., stylist, sentences
stylist, sentences: 1. The client is having her hair styled. The client is having the stylist style her hair. Do both sentences mean the same thing? Yes. 2. He is handing over the file. What does hand over mean? Handing over the file means giving the file to someone...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. There is clothing on the..., basketball player, sheets pillowcases
basketball player, sheets pillowcases, sweaters: Chris, 1. The difference is in amount. Clothing could be a jacket and pants or it could be three sweaters and four shirts. An artlcle is one item whatever it be be. 2. Made up means prepared with sheets, pillowcases and blankets. Made for means perhaps...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What club do you plan to..., correct spelling, myranda
correct spelling, myranda, would make sense: Dear Ken, Thank you for your question. For your first question, your two selections mean basically the same thing. However, if I had to choose, I d probably select What club will you join? What club do you plan to join, sounds a bit stuffy, though it...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The coffee cups are (to)..., coffee cups, place setting
coffee cups, place setting, setting 1: 1. Very little difference, but common usage would indicate that you use (in this context) to the left. The place settings are opposite one another. A place setting is a set of dinnerware placed for each person at a table. So a place setting would...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. There is a coffee shop..., coffee shop, small exception
coffee shop, small exception, sentences: 1. There is a coffee shop located on the second floor that (is open) for breakfast and lunch and (closes) at 3:30. Can opens be used in place of is open) in the above sentence? Or is closed be used in place of closes in the above sentence? Any...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What does "cold cuts" mean?..., cold cuts, deli meat
cold cuts, deli meat, lefts: . What does cold cuts mean? Cold cuts refers to deli meat. I am freezing cold. Can I just say, I am freezing in this case? so the adjective cold modifies the verb freezing ? Freezing modifies cold. Freezing tells how cold you are. And, yes,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What does "cold cuts" mean?..., nouns and pronouns, cold cuts
nouns and pronouns, cold cuts, cuts of meat: Hello, Stephaine. Cold cuts are essentially pieces of cold meat, such as turkey, bologna, ham, salami, etc. Since these cuts of meat are naturally cold to the touch, they are referred to as cold cuts. You can find cold cuts at most delis (including...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What does "cold cuts" mean?I..., word cold, olive loaf
word cold, olive loaf, cold cuts: Stephanie, 1. Cold cuts are slices of assorted, prepared meats. They include: ham, boloni, salami, olive loaf, roast beef etc. Yes, you can. The word cold would be an adverb modifying the participle freezing . 2. Left means allowed it to be unlatched....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He's my colleague/associate/comrade.Are..., shades of difference, comrade
shades of difference, comrade, common goal: Ken, 1. There are shades of difference among the three. A colleague is a co-worker or someone on your level working toward a common goal. An associate is more like a partner while a comrade is merely a buddy. 2. A garage is a place where all types of...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Many college students like..., present tense, time 2
present tense, time 2, college students: Hello, Albert. I don t prefer either of your first two sentences. Rewrite as such: Many college students like to hang out and study at McDonald s. Hang out means to sit around and spend time. 2. You may use both of your work sentences. When...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. When it comes to collective..., singular nouns, collective nouns
singular nouns, collective nouns, plural verb: Hello, Ken. The words faculty, crew, and staff are singular nouns. However, the number of people in each group is typically more than one. For example, The crew is not very happy. Or, The staff is going to stay late tonight. I don t see...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. When it comes to collective..., collective nouns, plural verb
collective nouns, plural verb, singular verb: Ken, 1. The key word is collective since putting them together makes them a single unit and therefore singular. The staff is.... the faculty was.... the crew is.... 2. Yes, it is. The sentence means all business in the area. Putting (the) in front...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The company announced yesterday..., adjective clause, animal population
adjective clause, animal population, precent: Hello, Steve. 1. Yes. Increased by is the only choice here. 2. Yes, except use promoted, not promotely. (Do you proofread your questions to me? I proofread my answers to you.) 3. Both mean the same. You need the comma because the adjective...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The company announced yesterday..., animals in africa, animal population
animals in africa, animal population, precent: Steve, 1. If you say sales increased by 5 percent, that could mean they went from 25 to 30 percent or from 40 to 45 percent. That is quite different than saying sales increased to 5 percent which means they went from 3.5 to 5 percent. 2. The fact...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The company announced yesterday..., phrases and clauses, animal population
phrases and clauses, animal population, sturdy shoes: Hi Steve, 1. It depends on what you mean in the sentence. If sales “increase to 5%” it means that the sales today are 5%. Perhaps the sales went from 2% to 5%. “Increase by” 5% means sales went up 5%. Perhaps they went from 35% to 40%. 2. Yes. 3....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Our company believes it..., dummy subject, answer choices
dummy subject, answer choices, correct answer: Albert, Try: We believe our company is best organized to handle the account. Specially has wider application than especially. The former is used when the desired sense is general or ordinary (specially decorated or specially trained). The later is used...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Our company believes it..., dummy subject, answer choices
dummy subject, answer choices, correct answer: If #1 means Our company believes [our company] is the best organization... then you can t change it to Our company believes that organization... because that would seem to refer to some other organization. You might say Our company believes we are but...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Can a company's boss be..., company president, boss
company president, boss, job: 1. Can a company s boss be considered an employee of that company? Yes, I think. Even a company president would be working for the company, so he or she would still be an employee. 2. They are on the job. They are at the job. They are at work. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Can a company's boss be..., mid level, boss
mid level, boss, job: 1. Usually the boss is the employer, not the employee. However, there are many managers, and mid-level excutives who might be bosses over other employees, but are also employees themselves. 2. The first and third are more natural than the second. ton...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. the company is no longer..., job description, red ink
job description, red ink, layoffs: Stephanie, Yes, except that The company needs to be capitalized at the beginning of the sentence. More precisely, the expression is in the red which means it is operating at a loss or their losses excede their profits. The expression comes from the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Our company wants its customers..., causative verbs, mr watson
causative verbs, mr watson, sentences: 1. Our company wants its customers statisfied. Our company wants its customers to be statisfied. Our company wants to satisfy its customers. Our company wants its customers to statisfy. Are all four sentences grammatically correct? Do they all mean...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I am completely (indifferent)..., adjective adverb, high plateau
adjective adverb, high plateau, adverbs: Hello, Steven. Yes, uncaring and indifferent are essentially synonyms, and can be interchanged in your example. You may use much too high, or far too high, but that sounds like the people around the table are shivering to death. Much may...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I am completely (indifferent)..., intensifier, adverbs
intensifier, adverbs, distaste: 1. These two terms are not really interchangeable in this example. To be indifferent about who wins the election simple means that you are apathetic. You don t really care who wins. Uncaring implies actual distaste rather than apathy. It is a little more...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1, The conductor is watching..., convenient store, train stations
convenient store, train stations, lunchbox: 1, The conductor is watching the train. The gardeners are winding the hose. What does conductor mean? What does winding the hose mean? A conductor (in this sentence) is someone who is in charge of a train or train stations. 2. The cycles are...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1, The conductor is watching..., convenient store, lunchbox
convenient store, lunchbox, motorbikes: David, 1. He is the person in charge of the train. Winding the hose means putting it on a spool or holder. 2. Yes it does; it s short for motorcycles. 3. No, a lunchbox is the apparatus used carry one s lunch to work or school. Generally small and...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I am always confused with..., salt and pepper shakers, noncount nouns
salt and pepper shakers, noncount nouns, count noun: Hello, Stephanie. In general, you ask the question with the fruit in the plural form. For example, Do we have any mangos? or Did you buy any apples at the store? This is because any is not specific; it can stand for one mango or more than one....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.I am confused about what..., sentences, tv show
sentences, tv show, prepositions: Hello, Albert. I am not sure what you are asking in your first question. It is okay to use both about and with, however. Both of your sentences in number two are acceptable, except show should not be capitalized. Hope this helps. Regards,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What can be considered utensils..., countable noun, coffee pots
countable noun, coffee pots, cup plates: 1. Utensils are usually tools. I would include knives, forks, and spoons, but not bowls, saucers, cup, plates, etc. 2. They are both grammatically correct, but they don t mean the same. Yes, you can have three (or four or a hundred) tablecloths....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What can be considered utensils..., countable noun, coffee pots
countable noun, coffee pots, utensiles: Steven, 1. Coming from the Latin word utile, meaning of use or useful, utensils are tools. Tools for cooking, eating or working. In the broad sense all those you list are cooking utensiles. In the narrow sense knives, spoons and forks are utensils. 2....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What can be considered utensils..., countable noun, coffee pots
countable noun, coffee pots, place settings: 1.What can be considered utensils ? forks, spoons, bowls, saucers, cups, pitchers, knifes, coffee pots, jam pots? flatware (forks, knives, spoons) and cooking tools (spatulas, tongs, flippers) 2. There are two place settings on the table. There aren...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The contest starts in just..., sense of urgency, free style
sense of urgency, free style, manchester united: 1. Both are similar in menaing, but inserting thew ord just adds a sense of urgency -- in other words, the contest is coming soon. The first sentence cannot mean that the contest has already started. 2. Leave the word The out of the sentence before...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. There is one more cookie..., sound judgment, preposition
sound judgment, preposition, good sense: Martin, Actually, I don t like either word! The most acurate preposition would be on the bottom. At is more accurate than in since bottom is one-dimensional. In most cases these two words are synonyms of each other. They, however, have other meanings...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He is cooperating. Is "cooperating"..., colored pants, dark pants
colored pants, dark pants, adjectives: 1. He is cooperating. Is cooperating used as an adjective here? Or can it be used as a to be verb? Cooperating is a verb. What is he doing? He is cooperating. 2.light-colored pants Are both light and colored adjectives in the above phrase?...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He is cooperating. Is "cooperating"..., ted nesbitt, compound adjectives
ted nesbitt, compound adjectives, thin pants: Peter: 1. The word cooperating is the participial form of the verb cooperate. It is the main verb and is is the helping or auxiliary verb. The verb phrase, is cooperating, is in the PROGRESSIVE FORM, shown by the -ing on the main verb....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.We were corresponding with..., sentences, reply
sentences, reply: 1.We were corresponding with each other all last year. I correspond with each other once in a while. Are both sentences grammatically correct? The second sentence is incorrect. You say I correspond but you never mention who you are corresponding...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. In my country, there are..., reason men, grandfathers
reason men, grandfathers, preposition: John, 1. In my country, there are variations in referring to whom the head of the house is. all variations are different (redundant) whom (object of preposition to ) They refer to their fathers or grandfathers as the heads of the house. refer...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. In my country, there are..., physical standpoint, reason men
physical standpoint, reason men, community men: Hello, John. 1. The word back in the second sentence is unnecessary. There are different variations means that there are different people who are considered head of the household. Refer to means that the fathers or grandfathers are considered...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Before going to that country,..., business visa, cigarette
business visa, cigarette: : 1. Before going to that country, make sure to check out if you (will) need to obtain a business visa. I wonder why will is needed in the above sentence? Can we leave out will ? Will can be left out. 2. Many of your employees who smoke consider...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The customer was advised..., grammar rule, stead
grammar rule, stead, verbs: Hello, Martin. The reason why should is not required is because the whole story can be told without it. If should is not written, you still know that the customer was advised, and that he needs to send the warranty directly to the manufacturer. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.I can take the customer..., local grocery stores, mopvie
local grocery stores, mopvie, public relations person: 1. You could say that but more common way would be to say, I can take the next customer in line. 2. I think you mean using the words out of context. That s a little hard to explain here, but i ll try. If you quote someone, and use only part of what...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The cycles are stopped..., three wheels, two wheels
three wheels, two wheels, convenient store: Hello, David. A cycle simply refers to a form of conveyance (travel), with no regard to the number of wheels. For example, a tricycle has three wheels. A bicycle has two, and a unicycle has one wheel. A motorcycle has two wheels with a motor, thus its...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The cyclist is taking a..., ride in the car, taking a ride
ride in the car, taking a ride, underbelly: Steve, Putting his usual vehicle (the bike) aside, the cyclist is now a passenger in the car. The hold is the underbelly of the plane where cargo (suitcases, baggage, boxes, mailbags, etc.) are stored. Fuel is generally stored in compartments in the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1."Depress" the brake pedal..., car skids, single stroke
car skids, single stroke, steering wheel: Maggie, Depress means to push down on or to apply pressure to. With a single stroke means to push down only one time (once). Yes, turning means making turns. If your car skids to the right, turn the wheel to the right. If your car skids left, turn...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Don't cut in line. Can..., fruit and vegetables, flea market
fruit and vegetables, flea market, first person: 1. You re thinking of the word butt, As when you might tell someone not to butt in if you re having an argument with someone else, and you don t want the first person to interfere. But you would not use butt in in the context of pushing in front of someone...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Don't cut in line. Can..., american expression, fruit and vegetables
american expression, fruit and vegetables, spectators: Peter, 1. Yes, that s a common American expression ...to bud in somewhere. 2. Stalls are compartments for standing animals like horses and cows whiles stands are usually on athletic fields for spectators to sit on. Stalls may also be individual cubicles....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Don't look away the test..., test material, jobs
test material, jobs: 1. Don t look away the test material while answering the questions. Is the above sentence correct? What does look away mean? Don t look away FROM the test material while answering the questions. In this case, the sentence is saying Keep your eyes...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Don't look away the test..., test material, jobs
test material, jobs: 1. Not correct. You would say: Don t look AT the test material while answering the questions if you didn t want the person to look at the paper. You would say, Don t look away from the test material if you wanted the person to keep his eyes focused on...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Donut is a kind of bread..., pasive voice, dinner with friends
pasive voice, dinner with friends, hole in the middle: 1. A donut is a kind of bread with a hole in the middle. (Add the article (A) at the beginning). The second sentence is correct as is. The pasive voice would read: The auditorium was quickly filled with a lot of people. hat s OK, but not as good as the first....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Donut is a kind of bread..., dinner with friends, chinese place
dinner with friends, chinese place, donut shop: Peter, 1. No, they are both okay! 2. You can work in a shop but not at a shop. If you go out to dinner with friends, you accompany them to a restaurant. On the other hand if you go out for dinner, you probably go to a Chinese place and get take out...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Drug users will have (hallucinations)..., violent tendencies, hallucinations
violent tendencies, hallucinations, hallucination: Hi Peter, 1. A hallucination involves seeing something that is not there. Drugs can cause hallucinations. Although one meaning of “illusion” is the same as “hallucination, the most common meaning is “something that deceives or misleads intellectually.”...

General Writing and Grammar Help: Thanks for your previous reply...., reason in transit, china hope
reason in transit, china hope, fedex: Good evening, Stephanie. Thank you for your follow-up. Saying, I d like everything other than the fish means you want literally all of the food that is on the menu or dinner table, save for the fish. I d like anything other than the fish means...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I'd rather I had stayed..., grammar rule, illegal question
grammar rule, illegal question, tenses: 1. The tenses, not the meanings are different. The first means That he wished he had stayed home (in the past). The second sentence expresses a current opr future wish. 2. Yes 3. The lawyer says Objection! when he or she hears something that goes...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I'd rather I had stayed..., grammar rule, according to the rules
grammar rule, according to the rules, watching tv: Liv, Sorry, but I don t understand what you are saying in questions #1 and #2. What to you mean by the grammar in the sentence? What do you mean by the usuage in your first question? Lawyers will object to questioning when things are not done according...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I'd stop by the produce..., supermarket, sentences
supermarket, sentences, tense: Hello, Peter. I am sorry for taking so long to respond. 1. I don t prefer either one of your sentences, because I d is the past tense (I would), and I am is the present. Changing the I d to I ll will fix the sentence (I prefer the top one)....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I'd stop by the produce..., supermarket
supermarket: 1. I d stop by the produce section while I am shopping in the supermarket. I d stop by (in) the produce section while I am shopping in the supermarket. Either will work. I ll stop by the produce section while I am shopping in the supermarket. How...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1."It's a deal." can we just..., count noun, quip
count noun, quip, listeners: Hello, Ted. For your first question, you need to use the article a, when writing the sentence. Without it, you could mislead listeners into the number of deals that are on the table. It s a deal plainly indicates one deal; It s deal is ambiguous....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.A:Let's make a deal.Can..., third group, sentences
third group, sentences, stephanie: Hello, Stephanie. For your first sentence, you need to use the article a , while writing. The article tells you how many deals you want to make. Without the a, Let s make deal, could be misconstrued to mean more than one deal. So, include the article....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The definition of the word..., two butchers, peoople
two butchers, peoople, ownes: Maggie, Suppose I work in a sub-shop or restaurant where the owner works with me, making sandwiches. He would be both the owner, boss and my employer. Yes, in the situation above, we would be considered collegues since we both have the same job, e.g....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What are the definitions..., gulf of mexico, definitions
gulf of mexico, definitions, teenagers: Hi Albert, 1. I m not sure. Please let me know the context of the words. “Gulf people” probably refers to people living on the Gulf of Mexico. A “body guard” is someone who protects another person. I m not sure about a “body guide.” 2. “Thirty up” means...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What are the definitions..., anatomy of the human body, radiation measurement
anatomy of the human body, radiation measurement, measurement arm: Albert, 1. 1. Atomospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program 2. Gulf people are from the neighborhood in New Orleans known as Algers. 3. A body guide is a study of the anatomy of the human body that includes: muscles, lymph system, skeleton,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I am going to delay my..., airplane tickets, hotel restaurant
airplane tickets, hotel restaurant, plane tickets: 1. I am going to delay my trip for a day. I am going to put off my trip for a day. Do both sentences mean the same thing? yes 2. What could be something we make an reservation for? (hotel, restaurant, airplane tickets)? How do you say it if you...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The depreciation of the..., personal incomes, foreign investments
personal incomes, foreign investments, laborers: Stephaine, 1. The depreciation of the NT dollar will undermine Taiwan s exports since it ll make imports more expensive and decrease the GDP. At the same time, personal incomes will suffer. 2. To improve this situation, the government should promote...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: Why didn't you do the..., stephanie
stephanie: 1. A: Why didn t you do the thing the way I told you? B: I had another option. Does the above conversation make sense? Yes. 2. Could I respond, I had other options. or I had other option if I were B? You can say I had other options ,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. If I didn't have a sore..., present tense, singing contest
present tense, singing contest, conditionals: Peter, 1. THere isn t any difference that I can see except that the first is present tense and the second is past. 2. A penthouse is the top floor of a building and is elaborately finished and furnished. It implies elegance, An attic is the top floor...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. If I didn't think the gym..., progressive tense, imperative sentence
progressive tense, imperative sentence, conditional sentence: Hi, Bill. 1. The progressive tense in the first example indicates that the help from the gym has been ongoing. In the second version, the past tense of helped indicates that the gym has proven helpful in the past. Otherwise, the sentences are identical...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. If I didn't think the gym..., progressive tense, conditional sentence
progressive tense, conditional sentence, imperative mood: Hi Bill, 1. As you point out, the first sentence employs a past progressive tense, which gives it a slightly different meaning. The past progressive tense show a state or action that is continuing or an action in progress or on going in the past. The top...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. If I didn't think the gym..., progressive verb, conditional sentence
progressive verb, conditional sentence: Bill, 1. The first has a past progressive verb (helping keeps on), while the second has a past tense (help is over). Because the helping is still going on. 2. Just means that we are open for inquiry if you are unsure of anything. Jerry Leon...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Why didn't you make the..., xerox machine, dinner reservation
xerox machine, dinner reservation, two tables: Hello, Maggie. For your first response, there s no reason to reply with a Yes. If the question was, Did you make the dinner reservation, it d make sense to say, Yes, I already reserved two tables. But it seems the person is accusing you of not...

General Writing and Grammar Help: Thanks for your answers. Here..., verb tenses, correct sentence
verb tenses, correct sentence, participle: Kevin, Very good observation in that #2 sentence. I was so concerned with tenses, I missed the meaning. In the first, she was convinced in the past that she shouldn t go in the future. In the second she was convinced in the past that she shouldn t...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What is the difference..., colored plants, parallel structure
colored plants, parallel structure, radish: 1. Radish and carrot are two completely different vegetables. A carrot is orange; a radish is red. A carrot is long and thinner. a radish is fat and bulbous. 2. Not really correct -- the parallel structure is weak. One part of the sentence talks about him,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., crouching tiger hidden dragon, tiger hidden dragon
crouching tiger hidden dragon, tiger hidden dragon, intellectual efforts: Hello, Nick. Working with someone is a general phrase which includes working in collaboration. Working in collaboration can be for joint intellectual efforts, or for treason, etc. The phrase, collaborating with the enemy is well-known. Working with...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., oil and vinegar, hot dishes
oil and vinegar, hot dishes, salad dressing: Sauce is usually used with hot dishes and is cooked. Dressing can take two forms -- salad dressing, which is usually mayonnaise or oil and vinegar based, and is poured over salads. We also sometimes use the word dressing to refer to stuffing, what we place...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., sick days, nice city
sick days, nice city, cold weather: 1. I can t think of a way to do it. 2. Many places of employment offer employees a certain number of sick days (time off with pay because of an illness) they can take each year. When you take a sick day, that means you are taking a day off and asking...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., underwater breathing apparatus, self contained underwater breathing apparatus
underwater breathing apparatus, self contained underwater breathing apparatus, severe acute respiratory syndrome: Josh, N.Y., N.J., Penn., U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. are abbreviations for the states and countries they represent. SCUBA (Self contained underwater breathing apparatus), NATO (North Altantic Treaty Organization) RADAR are words that are from the first letter...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., portions of the whole, tennis match
portions of the whole, tennis match, sport game: Jasmine, A match is a single event between two opponents. The total number of matches together make up a tournament. Matches are needed to determine the champion of a tournament. Wrestling, boxing, golf, chess, croquet all have matches. Matches are...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., kickball, pavement
kickball, pavement, sidewalk: Frank, The reporter would be asking questions on the street, meaning he is working along the sidewalk to ask his questions. The kids, however, might be playing kickball in the street. This means that they are literally on the pavement. They really...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., dounuts, dounts
dounuts, dounts, donut shop: Stephanie, I can feel sleepy while I m studying, reading the newspaper, watching TV or driving home from work. In all cases, however, I m still awake. When you fall asleep, you can t read the newspaper, drive a car etc. You can t do anything but dream or...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., example sentences
example sentences: What s the difference between consult with and consult ? Can you give me example sentences? There s no difference between the two. If you have any sentences where you think they mean something different, please let me know and we can figure this out....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., california 2, middle of the ocean
california 2, middle of the ocean, central california: 1. There s no difference in meaning between in the northern part of and in the north of, but in the northern part of is the more idiomatic (normal) way of saying it. That may be because north of is more often used without in the to tell which direction...

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correct sentence, circumstance, sentences: Hello, Kevin. Thank you for your questions. There is no difference between your three successful phrases. I can succeed in life, or succeed at life, or be successful at life. Same thing, same idea. Your sentence is grammatically correct. In...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What's the difference between..., slack period, voltage regulator
slack period, voltage regulator, turn down the lights: Brian, Turning down the lights would imply a three-way bulb or a rheostat (voltage regulator) so that the lights might be lessened or dimmed. Turning off the lights, on the other hand, means to darken the room completely by turning them off. Lay off...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., plain pizza, throw rug
plain pizza, throw rug, pepperoni: George, 1. Although nearly interchangeable, there is a size difference between them. A carpet will generally cover most of a floor while a rug is more an area covering, e.g. throw rug. A plain pizza is one without toppings such as pepperoni, sausage,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., plain pizza, chesse
plain pizza, chesse, carpet: 1. What s the difference between carpet and rug ? A rug is removable, carpet usually isn t. A rug usually covers a small area while a carpet covers the entire floor of a room. A small plain pizza. What does plain mean here? No extra toppings...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., lighting sales, furniture lighting
lighting sales, furniture lighting, winter clothes: Chris, 1. There s very little difference except perhaps in the extent of change. Remodel might include paint job, new furniture, lighting, sales scheme. Renovate might be as extensive as knocking down walls or completely restucturing the place. 2. Institute...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., merchendise, going out of business
merchendise, going out of business, remodel: 1. What s the difference between remodel and renovate ? Nothing 2. What s the difference between institue and instituion? Nothing. 3. What s the difference between going out of business sale and clearance sale ? A going out of business...

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smithsonian institution, previous condition, cancer institute: To remodel is to change the design of a room or building in order to improve it or put it to different use. To rennovate is to restore and perhaps improve something that is damaged, worn, or out of date. Rennovating may involve some remodeling, but primarily...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., work animals, rough ground
work animals, rough ground, sleds: 1. What s the difference between sled and sledge ? Sledge from dictionary.com A vehicle mounted on low runners drawn by work animals, such as horses or dogs, and used for transporting loads across ice, snow, and rough ground. Sled from dictionary.com...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., tax return, sentences
tax return, sentences, tax report: 1. What s the difference between file a tax report and file a tax return ? They should be the same thing. 2. He has transferred to another university. He has been transferred to another university. He has been transferred to another department.....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., internet correspondence, islet
internet correspondence, islet, e mail: Peter, 1. They are pretty much the same. 2. Yes, they are both correct, but they don t mean the same thing. An email is an internet correspondence while a key can be several things such as what you put in a lock, list of answers to a test, an islet etc....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., first response, job openings
first response, job openings, e mail: So0rry for the typos in the first response. Here is the correct version: 1. In the first sentence, the job is actually available. It is open because no one is presently working in that job, and the employers are looking for someone to fill the position....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What's the difference between..., vestibule, entrance hall
vestibule, entrance hall: Kevin, A deck is an addition that is placed behind your home on the outside. It may extend along or around either or both sides. A foyer, on the other hand, is inside the house and is an entranceway just inside the front door. It might also be termed...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., e mail, job openings
e mail, job openings, sentences: 1. What s the difference between job openings and job positions ? Are they synonyms? Yes, they mean the same thing. 2.Please forward this e-mail to Mr.Roberts. Please forward the key to Mr.Roberts. Are both sentences correct? What does forward...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., necessary paperwork, value exchange
necessary paperwork, value exchange, receipt: Peter, 1. Although they are very often interchangeable, directions are information for getting from one place to another while instructions are information on doing something, putting something together or making something. 2. Store credit is given,...

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necessary paperwork, different color, synonyms: 1. Directions and instructions are synonyms, but their exact use is determined by the context. For example, if someone wanted to know how to get somewhere in his car, he would ask for directions, not instructions. But we usually call the booklet that helps...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., necessary paperwork, gift card
necessary paperwork, gift card, bank officer: 1. What s the difference between directions and instructions ? They mean the same thing. 2. What s the difference between store credit and exchange ? An exchange is when you return one item for another item. Store credit is like a gift card,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What's the difference between..., camel cigarettes, levi jeans
camel cigarettes, levi jeans, violin performance: Albert, 1. A public service announcement is an unpaid ad that stations do by FCC regulation for service organizations like the Heart Fund, American Red Cross, Marine Corps, Cancer Society, Special olympics etc. An advertisement or ad is paid by the company...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What's the difference between..., violin performance, public service announcement
violin performance, public service announcement, public servant: 1.What s the difference between public service announcement and advertisement ? A public service announcment is something like Tell your kids not to use drugs. a advertisement advertises something. Commericals are advertisements. Ads are advertisements....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What's the difference between..., american heart association, violin performance
american heart association, violin performance, negative connotation: 1. A public service announcement is an advertisement, often provided for free by the network or the magazine, which tries to persuade the public to act in the public good --- don t smoke, give money to the American heart Association, get an annual check-up...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., example sentences, blood count
example sentences, blood count, tall women: Chris, 1. Check up means to observe or keep track of what someone or something is doing such as my helpers, my sprinklers, my children, my students, my health etc. Check over would pertain more to numbers, my arithmetic, my spelling, my grammar, my blood...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., example sentences, car engine
example sentences, car engine, meaning of the word: You go to a doctor for a check up (an examination). Or you might check up on someone, if you wanted to investigate his or her background. To check over something is to examine it carefully -- you mighyt check over a car engine, or a piece of writing to make...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., person questions, warm water
person questions, warm water, sentences: Regina, 1. A shower is taken standing up with water pouring down on you from above as you soap up. A bath is taken reclining in a tub which already contains warm water. Generally, a shower is a quick wash up while a bath is more relaxing and leisurely....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., transitive verbs, verb name
transitive verbs, verb name, e mail: Josh, They are both transitive verbs meaning to designate. If there is any difference at all, I think that denominate is more often used in the present and name in the other tenses. In the simpliest terms, it means communicating or exchanging of...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., person questions, running water
person questions, running water, bathtub: 1. When you take a shower, you stand under running water from the shower head. You might be standing in the bathtub, but the water is running over you as you wash. When you take a bath, you fill the tub with water and then sit down in it to bathe. 2. The...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., person questions, spigot
person questions, spigot, sentences: 1. What s the difference between take a shower and take a bath ? A shower is when water falls from a spigot onto the person. A bath is when a person sits in a tub of water. 2.The reporter interviewed a person on the street. The reporter asked a...

General Writing and Grammar Help: Thank you for your reply,..., underwater breathing apparatus, long periods of time
underwater breathing apparatus, long periods of time, self contained underwater breathing apparatus: Kim, Find means to run across as with something that is missing while find out means to discover as the solution to a problem. Find is more a physical thing, e.g. I found my tennis racquet in the basement. Find out is a mental process, e.g. I finally found...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What's the difference between..., underwater breathing apparatus, self contained underwater breathing apparatus
underwater breathing apparatus, self contained underwater breathing apparatus, air tank: 1. Snorkeling keeps the diver/swimmer closer to the surface of the water and has minimal equipment -- only a snorkel, a piece that covers the nose and mouth connected to a tube for breathing. SCUBA (WHICH STANDS FOR SELF-CONTAINED-UNDERWATER-BREATHING...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., majori, blessed mother
majori, blessed mother, shrines: Albert, 1. A temple is more a building or structure in which one prays or gives homage to a God or Gods. A shine is a smaller structure, usually located where an event has happened, where homage is payed to a specific figure, e.g. The Blessed Mother, Our...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., fork and spoon, coffee cup
fork and spoon, coffee cup, bowl of rice: Martin, 1. A rice bowl is a bowl meant for or used exclusively for rice while a bowl of rice is any bowl filled with rice. 2. A place setting is silverware that consists of a knife, fork and spoon. It may or may not have other pieces, e.g. napkin ring,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., percentages, axis
percentages, axis, graph: Martin, 1. A graph, either line or bar, is the mathemathical drawing that shows the relationship between numbers. There is always an x and a y axis. A chart may be graphs but it can also be pictures, maps, drawings, etc. It does not necessarily have to...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What's the difference between..., credit card debt, spacious area
credit card debt, spacious area, buffet line: Hello, Martin. A cafeteria is a large spacious area which is primarily used for dining. Cafeterias have tables to sit and eat at. All schools (presumably) in the United States have at least one cafeteria. A buffet is a type of meal. Patrons of a buffet...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What's the difference between..., debit cards, cafeteria
debit cards, cafeteria, department store: 1. A cafeteria is the actual building in which the food is served. A buffet is a type of restaurant service -- you move your tray along a line and select the foods you d like to eat from various displays. You sit down after you ve selected and paid for your...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., leave of absence, sick leave
leave of absence, sick leave, collaborative effort: Hello, Peter. A leave of absence is time taken off for any reason. Sick leave is time taken off for an illness. 2. Not sure what these terms mean. 3. On the part of means by : A company will prosper only through a collaborative effort by...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., victoria secret, pinara
victoria secret, pinara, mr wang: Jonhan, Although it s not in my area, I do believe that franchises are purchased by an individual(s) and privately run under guidelines of the company. These include such stores as MacDonalds, BurgerKing, PizzaHut, RadioShack etc. Chain stores are owned...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., leave of absence, work death
leave of absence, work death, sick leave: 1. What s the difference between a leave of absence and a sick leave ? If you re on sick leave, you re sick. You can go on a leave of absence for many other reasons. (You re pregnant, your wife is pregnant, you got in trouble at work, death or illness...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., upset stomach, medcine
upset stomach, medcine, unintended effect: You might tear off (remove) one sheet of paper from a pad, but you would tear apart (destroy) a letter that has made you angry. Tear up the paper is better than tear apart, but both are close in meaning. Gaining weight is the side effect OF this medicine...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., plants and trees, living with others
plants and trees, living with others, first choice: Albert, 1. A courtyard might have marble with statues, benches, pools, plants and trees while a garden is more dedicated to plants and trees. 2. Yes, but I would use houses rather than homes. And I would say choices since you used others. Jerry...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., fosterparents, displine
fosterparents, displine, proper spelling: Liv, 1. Fosterparents are those who have adopted you, say from an agency, while stepparents are those whom you get when a natural parent remarries. Fosterparents are not your birth parents. 2. Discipline (proper spelling) means imposing rules of conduct...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., displine, fosterparents
displine, fosterparents, foster parents: Hello, Liv. 1. Foster parents are parents through an adoption, not birth. If a husband and wife adopt a child, they are Foster parents. Stepparents may either be stepmothers or stepfathers, and these people are not the child s true mother or...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., boyfriends and girlfriends, young couples
boyfriends and girlfriends, young couples, family person: Liv, 1. Head of the household is the person (generally male or father) who is legally and financially in charge of the family. Person who runs the family is the dominent individual who makes the decisions or calls the shot (generally the mother). ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., boyfriends and girlfriends, lady and gentleman
boyfriends and girlfriends, lady and gentleman, young couples: Hello, Liv. 1. No difference. By the time means that the latest they will leave their home will be when they are grown up. 2. The last sentence in the second group of sentences has a grammatical error. The last sentence in the first group of sentences...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What is the difference..., microsoft computer, messieur
microsoft computer, messieur, messers: Maggie, 1. I m not positive but I think homoROR is a Microsoft computer word, but this not my area of expertise. 2. That s because they don t exist. Many words and phrases used in the media are made up for the situation. Messieur is Mr. and the plural...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., what is arranged marriage, tribal custom
what is arranged marriage, tribal custom, chaperon: Martin, 1. The difference is in degree. A surprise is a mild wonderment or astonishment while shock is serious or extensive to the point one becomes speechless, immobile or even tramatized. 2. When two families get together to decide to form a bond between...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., high school freshman, elementary school grades
high school freshman, elementary school grades, freshman sophomore: Albert, 1. Grade you are in refers to elementary school (grades K to 8) while year you are in refers to high school (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior). 2. (a) but what time you get in depends largely upon what rules your parents stipulate. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What's the difference between..., foot steps, kerby
foot steps, kerby, noun: Hello, Kerby. Thanks for writing. Run late or running late means a person is behind schedule. If it takes twenty minutes to drive to a friend s house, and they re expected there at 1:00 p.m., they would be officially running late if it s 12:45...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., parental approval, correct option
parental approval, correct option, teenger: Hi Albert, 1. It s a matter of dialect. In America, we use “grade.” In other English-speaking countries, they might say “year” or “level.” 2. The paragraph is really talking about the time a young person should come home. It mentions parental...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., parental approval, correct option
parental approval, correct option, teenger: Hello Albert. Regarding question number 1, the two statements mean the same in context regarding public schooling. What grade are you in is more specific. What year are you in could also be asking your age. For question 2, it asks for the key...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., collecting baseball cards, chaperons
collecting baseball cards, chaperons, english dictionary: Hi, David! 1. A primary and an elementary school are essentially the same. However, different communities have different definition of exactly which grades are assigned and how these two words are used. 2. I have overgrown it should actually be, ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., chaperons, social trends
chaperons, social trends: Hi David, 1. There is no difference. However, elementary is much more widely used. 2. outgrown not overgrown . To outgrow means to become too old or to mature for something: The child has outgrown her doll. Circle of means group of . Impose...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., chaperons, primary grades
chaperons, primary grades, social trends: David, 1. I think they are the same thing; the primary grades are K through 6, which is really elementary school. 2. I think the expression is outgrown it which means it no longer fits. Circle of means a grouping of teachers, chaperons, etc. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., hi john, matter of opinion
hi john, matter of opinion, courage: Hi John, 1. The verb abound means to be abundantly filled or richly supplied. It can take the prepositions in or with . They mean the same thing. In is more common. 2. You can say, he abounds with courage. It does sound a bit stilted, but...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., courage, sentences
courage, sentences, heather: Yes - both have the same meaning! It just means the fish are plentiful in the stream. And, you can say that He abounds with courage however, it is also acceptable to say He abounds in courage. Hope this helps! I have LOTS of questions to answer...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., incoming emails, literal sense
incoming emails, literal sense, upcoming meeting: Hi David, 1. “outbreak” is a noun and “break out” is a verb. “Outbreak” means “a sudden or violent increase in activity or occurrence”. “to develop or emerge with suddenness or force” and “to make a break from a restraining condition or situation.” As you...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., word piece, technical differences
word piece, technical differences, contusion: Hello, Wendy. 1. For the technical differences, ask one of our medical experts. I do not have medical knowledge. I do know that a bruise is a contusion that normally becomes black and blue at the surface. Your knees would be black and blue. A twist...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., plastic money, moral principle
plastic money, moral principle, freedom of speech: Hi Ken, 1. A “privilege” is a benefit granted to a person. A “right” is something that is due to a person by virtue of a law or a moral principle. Driving a car is a privilege; freedom of speech is a right. “Utensils” is a broader word meaning any...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What is the difference..., rota spain, military ships
rota spain, military ships, navy vessels: Hello, Kerby. I would say that piers are generally used for larger ships, such as Navy vessels, etc. I can say this from personal experience. Docks are for smaller purposes, such as tying up a motorboat. A harbor is a sheltered part of a body of water...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., plastic money, generic word
plastic money, generic word, lustre: Ken, 1. You earn a privilege by showing your merit or ability but it can be taken away. Driving or voting are two good examples of privileges. Rights are granted to you and are not taken away. Ability to speak freely, bear arms and worship as you please...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., desert island, dry environment
desert island, dry environment, deserted island: Hello, Steve! 1. A good dictionary will give you the difference between deserted and desert. You don t need an expert to tell you that deserted means there are no signs of living beings on the island, and desert means that the island is a very dry...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., atomic bomb tests, ted nesbitt
atomic bomb tests, ted nesbitt, sahara desert: Albert: A deserted island is one on which people might once have lived, but they have now gone. They left or deserted it. EXAMPLE: The tiny island in the Pacific was once the home of 200 natives. Because it was used for atomic bomb tests, the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., example sentences, lawyer
example sentences, lawyer: Hi Peter, 1.“In the case” means exactly what it says. It expresses an idea about a situation. A lawyer might say, “In the case of Smith v. Jones, we can see….” “In case” means “if”: “in case they refuse, I have another plan.” 2. No, but they are similar....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between..., roe versus wade, example sentences
roe versus wade, example sentences, canon law: David, 1. In the case of Roe versus Wade, there are some serious violation of Canon Law. The lawyers were in complete disagreement in the case of the child molester. There are three bottles missing in the case. I put my glasses in the brief case....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference between...
Brian, A process is the system of operations in the production of something, e.g. there is an end product. Procedure is step-by-step system of how something gets done...there is no product. Undated means the item has NO date on it while outdated means...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What is the difference..., colored plants, pungent aroma
colored plants, pungent aroma, tubules: Stephanie, Radishes are small, round tubules (roots of a plant) that grow in bunches with deep red exteriors and very white interiors. They have an extremely pungent aroma and taste. Carrots are also tubules but much larger and longer in shape. They are...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference among..., straightforward statement
straightforward statement: Here I am is simply a straightforward statement: I am here. Here you are can be straightforward, literal (you are here), but can also be used in an idiomatic way to mean Here, this is for you. Here you go also means Here, this is for you idiomatically,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's the difference among...
1. What s the difference among Here I am , Here you are and Here you go ? Can you give me some examples of how to use them? There is a difference between Here I... Here you... . With I it will refer to the speaker, with you it refers to...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What's the difference "catch..., american flight, phrase
american flight, phrase: Steve, !. Catching a plane implies a specific plane (American Flight 1061) or a specific hour (Flight #10 at 6:30 pm to O Hare), but take a plane is much more wide open or unspecified. That s fine. 2. Can you make four copies of this for me? ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: Thanks for your reply. Here..., count and noncount nouns, count noun
count and noncount nouns, count noun, adverbs of degree: The article a implies one thing. one good night s sleep. So in one sense you are quantifying exactly how much (one night s worth) of sleep that you will try to get. Some is an indeterminate adjective. In other words, we can t apply an exact number...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do we differentiate..., nickels and dimes, company xyz
nickels and dimes, company xyz, medium of exchange: Regina, US currency is any medium of exchange either coined or paper. Nickels and dimes are currency as well as $5 and $10 dollar bills. Bills, of course, are only paper money ($1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000) At one time there was a $10,000...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I go out to dinner with..., object of the preposition, dinner dishes
object of the preposition, dinner dishes, dinner with my friends: Dinner is almost always a noun (ocassionally an adjective, as in dinner dishes, dinner guests ), never a verb. Here it is the object of the preposition to (i.e., a noun). To feel sleepy is to have the feeling that you are about to go to sleep,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: "1. How do we distinguish..., christopher columbus, discoverer
christopher columbus, discoverer, semicolon: Hello, Peter. Use make up for when dealing with things or events. For example: I d like to make up for the mistake I made yesterday. Use make up to when dealing with people. For example: I want to make up to my uncle for the mistake I made...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do I distinguish the..., example sentence, suicide rates
example sentence, suicide rates, political chaos: Hi there, to be blamed for something, there would have to be a poor or negative OUTCOME that is worthy of blame. For example, you would only blame someone for coming late to a meeting IF something bad happened as a result -- for example, if your boss loses...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do I distinguish the..., example sentence, suicide rates
example sentence, suicide rates, political chaos: Albert, 1. Blame on is used with the peson s name while blame for used used with the reason for the blame. The police blamed the crime on the two brothers. We have been blamed for everything that goes wrong. 2. #4 with contribe does not work. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do I distinguish the..., example sentence, suicide rates
example sentence, suicide rates, political chaos: Hi Maggie, 1. In both cases, you are affixing responsibility. Both phrases are equally proper. The only difference is the word order of the sentence. When using “blame for”, the thing or person receiving the blame is usually put between “blame” and “for”,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do we distinguish between..., physical appearence, social diseases
physical appearence, social diseases, cause diseases: Steve, 1. Bacteria is a single-cellular microorganism, commonly called germs or parasites that cause diseases such as athlete s foot, bacterial pnemonia, tooth decay, bad breath and various infections. They are living organisms. Viruses are non-living...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do we distinguish between..., group situation, chameleons
group situation, chameleons, medical experts: Hello, Steve. 1. You would have to ask one of our medical experts. This question is beyond my area of expertise, which is grammar and writing. I could venture an explanation but could not guarantee its accuracy. Sorry. 2. Making will work in the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do I distinguish "collected"..., hub caps, works of charles dickens
hub caps, works of charles dickens, disney figures: A collectible is a noun. Collected is a verb or an adjective. That s the first difference. A collectible is something that has monetary or sentimental value. People collect everything from coins to stamps to Disney figures to baseball cards. Some of these...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do I distinguish "collected"..., rare coins, noun
rare coins, noun, sentences: Hello, Martin. Collected is a verb; collectible is a noun. Collected is the past tense of collect. (He collected his money two days ago.) A collectible is a term used for something that is typically collected. Rare coins could be deemed a ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do I distinguish "collected"..., elephant figurines, collectible magazines
elephant figurines, collectible magazines, popular collectibles: Martin, 1. Collected is the past tense verb from collect while collectible is the adjective form of the same word. My brother collected stamps as a hobby. The squirrel collected nuts as its winter food source. The ushers collected the parishioners...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do we distinguish "give...
1. How do we distinguish give over and give out ? Can you give me some examples? They mean the same thing. 2.What s the difference between read through the article and look through the article ? They mean the same thing. What s difference...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do we distinguish "give..., orphanage, candy
orphanage, candy, money: Hello, David. There s not a big difference between give over and give out. Give out generally refers to a group of people: Give out the candy to the children at the orphanage. Give over generally refers to a demand, made by one person to another:...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do we distinguish "give..., ted nesbitt, mexican american war
ted nesbitt, mexican american war, grammatical errors: Ken: GIVE OVER means to cede something or to turn it over to someone else. The Mexican government was forced to give over a large amount of territory to the United States at the end of the Mexican-American War. GIVE OUT mean to distribute or allot something....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do we distinguish "give..., money
money: David, 1. Give over means to relinquish such as the deed to land or an auto. When you give over it is to one person and it is just once. Give out means to distribute such as flyer, money or tickets. Give out is many people and you can do it over and over....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do we distinguish "improve"..., slang expressions, tennis game
slang expressions, tennis game, score: Hello, Liv. 1. In general, you improve on something you have already done, such as you improve on your score from a previous test. You improve at something that is ongoing, such as your tennis game. You improve on prior behavior, but you improve at a continuing...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. How do we distinguish "make..., socialism communism, smoking pot
socialism communism, smoking pot, mrs jones: Chris, 1. Make up to is followed by a person who you have offended in some way, e.g. my father, Mrs. Jones, our neighbors, Polish people, etc. Make up for is follwed by the reason you need to atone, e.g. cursing, skipping his party, making so much noise,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He's one of the most distinguished..., japanese artists, japnese
japanese artists, japnese, launch: Hi Maggie, 1. Yes, in this context, they all have the same meaning. Distinguished is the most appropriate word when describing a scientist. 2. Yes, they are correct. On the scene and on hand both mean present. The two artists will be present...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He's one of the most distinguished..., japanese artists, japnese
japanese artists, japnese, connotation: Hello Maggie. 1. Outstanding, remarkable, and extraordinary are all synonyms. Distinguished has the connotation of someone who is experienced, respected, and honored, but not necessarily remarkable or extraordinary. 2. Yes, except for artists...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The doc gave me a checkup...., ears, sentences
ears, sentences: 1. The doc gave me a checkup -- OK The doc examined me. --- OK The doc checked me over -- OK The doc checked on me -- doesn t mean the same thing. This could mean that the doctor looked in on you to make sure you were fine. It doesn t necessarily mean...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Why don't you make those..., sentences
sentences: 1.Why don t you make those photocopies? Will it be the same if I say, why don t you copy those? or why don t you make those copies ? Yes 2.A:Why don t you make those photocopies? The copy machine is broken. The copy machine broke down. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: Thanks for your previous reply,..., indefinite pronouns, singular pronoun
indefinite pronouns, singular pronoun, grammar books: Albert: Here are some excerpts from grammar books I consulted. The indefinite pronouns anyone, anybody, everyone, everybody, someone, somebody, no one, and nobody are always singular. This is sometimes perplexing to writers who feel that everyone...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I don't like any of these..., hotdog, hot sauce
hotdog, hot sauce, insinuation: Hello, Albert. 1. Both are correct. These is plural and fruits is plural (more than one type of fruit). For the second sentence, this is singular and fruit can be both singular or plural. Therefore, both sentences are fine. (The any in the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I don't like any of these..., noncount noun, fruits
noncount noun, fruits: 1. I don t like any of these fruits. I don t like any of this fruit. Which one is correct? why? I don t like any of this fruit. Fruit is a noncount noun. 2. Both of them are not good. Neither of them is good. Neither of them are good. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I don't care about his..., adjective, cares
adjective, cares, health: Peter, No, both are transitive since they tell what I do not do (care). There isn t difference; one deals with his health and the other what he thinks. In both cases, they re things I m not concerned with. Simplify means in a simple manner. Jerry...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.I don't get fat easily because..., melody boys, free my soul
melody boys, free my soul, anonymous letter: Hello, Ken. 1. Yes. 2. Beat: Melody. Boys: Boys. I can t say absolutely what drift away in this song is supposed to mean. Song writers have different ideas for phrases than what others may think. Drift away, in general, means to fall away, or...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.I don't get fat easily because..., high metabolism, anonymous letter
high metabolism, anonymous letter, free my soul: Ken, 1. I don t gain weigh easily because I have a high metabolism. This anonymous letter was written by an admirer. 2. Boys would be the rest of the members of the musical group, and he is looking for the tempo (beat) so he can get involved in...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1..I don't know where Klien..., present tense, traffic
present tense, traffic: 1..I don t know where Klien may be or what he might be, but he should have called us before now to let us know if he s been delayed. Is the above sentence grammatically correct? Why might be is used after may be in the above sentence? Shouldn t we...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1..I don't know where Klien..., perfect tense, sorry for the delay
perfect tense, sorry for the delay: Albert: Sorry for the delay in answering. Might and may are often used interchangeably. Both are used to express possibility. In the exmaple you cite, the auhtor may have simply wanted to avoid repeition. My book on usage says, May have probably...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I don't have any money..., coupling, dishes
coupling, dishes, sentences: Hello, Stephanie. Your first coupling of sentences don t necessarily mean the same thing. I don t have any money on me states the present situation: you have no money. I don t carry any cash indicates that the person never carries cash. Made to...

General Writing and Grammar Help: Thanks for clearing up my..., nagger, today is tuesday
nagger, today is tuesday, preposition: Dear Jasmine, Thank you for your follow-up. Your two sentences should be construed to mean the same thing. Some people think they re meant to be approximations, but if that were the case, you should say, Payday is in approximately a week, or Payday is...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. You don't qualify for that..., right question, freeway
right question, freeway, travel plans: Hello, Peter. 1. Both sentences are acceptable. They mean the same thing. 2. I d say Do you have brochures for your travel arrangements? 3. The top two are acceptable. The top sentence asks how one actually gets to the freeway. The middle sentence...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I don't think TV will one..., fair weather friends, facial expressions
fair weather friends, facial expressions, friends are friends: Ken, Try: 1. I don t think television will ever make radio obsolete. Radio, in my opionion, can provide a kind of entertainment that other media can t replace. When you listen to the radio, you can imagine how things are going in the studio and the facial...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. If you don't understand..., present subjunctive, third person singular
present subjunctive, third person singular, subjunctive mood: Hi Maggie, Very good question. The subjunctive is tricky. If there is anything below that you don t understand, please let me know. 1. “Ask any of us” is a command (the imperative mood). Imperative sentences give advice or issue commands. The subject...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. If you don't understand..., present subjunctive, future tense
present subjunctive, future tense, conditional sentence: Hi, Maggie! 1. I do not think that this is a conditional sentence. Wouldn t that be something like, If you didn t understand how to use the word processor, you would have problems typing your project. I do not see a condition/result relationship in the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Why don't you make those..., phrasing, sentences
phrasing, sentences: 1.Why don t you make those photocopies? Will it be the same if I say, why don t you copy those? or why don t you make those copies ? They all mean the same thing, but they don t mean what you think. Why haven t... is the phrasing you are looking...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Does he always dress like..., present perfect tense, present tense
present perfect tense, present tense, grey coat: 1. The sentences in question number 1 are all correct usage. The only difference is the verb dress changes tenses. Is dressed, for example is present perfect tense while dresses is plain present tense. All these sentences do is change verb tense....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Does he always dress like..., grey coat, plaid pants
grey coat, plaid pants, active voice: Tom, 1. They are correct and mean essentially the same thing. No, because is dressed in means right now (one time) while he dresses means over and over (many times). 2. He has taken my class long enough. If you keep on learning English, you ll...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He dribbled through other..., wrong hands, telling the truth
wrong hands, telling the truth, sentences: Hello, Liv. I see no obvious problems with your first sentence. You could insert the word the between through and other, but you needn t. Reporting a stolen credit card means the card was actually stolen (assuming the caller is telling the truth)....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The Earth was held in thrall..., state of servitude, land surfaces
state of servitude, land surfaces, thrall: Hi Wendy, 1. Thrall means a state of servitude or submission. Held in thrall means to keep as a servant. A stronghold is a fortress. Crept is the past tense of creep—to move very slowly. 2. Violate means to do harm. Advance means “forward movement”....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. In English, we use different..., gaggle of geese, brood pheasants
gaggle of geese, brood pheasants, flock of birds: Hello again, Albert. 1. A bevy of quail commonly refers to that breed of ground bird. Also, a gaggle of geese refers to these water birds when they are not in flight. There are also terms for groups of infant birds and animals, such as a litter of puppies...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. In English, we..., camel train, flock of birds
camel train, flock of birds, colony of ants: Peter, 1. bucks - brace camel - train or caravan caterpillars - army cobras - quiver clams - bed hyenas - cackle geese - gaggle hens - brood eagles - convocation lions - pride 2. Herds - antelope, crane, deer,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.EX:Mr.Scarlottti, our..., count noun, ample number
count noun, ample number, ample time: Dear Ken, Thank you for your question. I am starting to enjoy receiving your e-mails. In your first example, the comma is used after the title general manager for the same reason that one is used after the man s last name. It is used for identification...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.EX:Mr.Scarlottti, our..., count noun, descriptive phrase
count noun, descriptive phrase, grammar book: Ken: our general manager is a descriptive phrase that applies to Ken, but because it can be removed from the sentence without changing the meaning (it only ADDS information to the basic sentence) we place it between commas. So because you placed a comma...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ex: You can take those..., perfect tense, passive voice
perfect tense, passive voice, tenses: Albert, Has done it is past tense passive voice and does it is present active. Yes, both are correct grammatically speaking. Yes, it can. Have had is past perfect tense and have is present. All you are doing in these sentences is changing tenses....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex:This area is restricted..., vacation time, personal use
vacation time, personal use: 1.Ex:This area is restricted to bank personal use only. Does it mean the same if I say, this area is limited to bank personal use only. ? So does be restricted to always mean be limited to ? yes and yes. 2. Employees are ( requested ) to...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex:This area is restricted..., formal request, vacation time
formal request, vacation time, personal use: Regina, Yes, this area is designated for or limited to use by only employees of the bank. Require is a stronger form of request. Require means you MUST do something by rules, whereas request means should do it ASAP. Put in means apply for or ask for...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ex: Have you arranged (for)..., inanimate objects, dentist
inanimate objects, dentist, desk: Hello, Ken. In general, a person arranges (for) someone to do something, and arranges (without the for) when dealing with inanimate objects. Example: I arranged the books on my desk. Example: I arranged for Tom to drive me to the dentist. Using arranged...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex:Have you checked out..., company xyz, hi chris
company xyz, hi chris, correct word: Hi Chris. For question number one, the meaning of check out according to the example means to look or to read upon. For example another sentence could be Did you read the legal side of the contract? . No matter what word you replace for legality the sentence...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex:Have you checked out..., preferred word, company xyz
preferred word, company xyz, hi chris: Hi Chris, 1. Checked out means investigated in this sentence. Legality is the preferred word when talking about contracts and other legal matters. Lawfulness has a broader meaning; it applies to conformity with law of any sort (as natural, divine,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex: The company has quadrupled..., hard job, s sales
hard job, s sales, studying english: Albert, 1. I m not too sure about the sense of the sentence although I don t see a garmmar problem. Quadrupled compared to when...last year, over the past five years or in this quarter? 2. sales for this year can I confer with you or can cofirm...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex: The company has quadrupled..., hard job, s sales
hard job, s sales, studying english: Hello, Peter. 1. Grammatically incorrect. One of the words needs to be changed. 2. Acceptable. 3. Acceptable. 4. You don t need the word about to make this sentence correct. It doesn t make sense to include it in there. Regards, Joh...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ex:Due to city budge cuts,the..., city bus service, example sentences
city bus service, example sentences, air bus: Albert, Effective April 1 means that the rate increase will take effect on that date. Can you tell me what the new fares will be? For example, what will it cost to board a city bus, how much will transfer be, and will there be any milage restrictions....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex: How early will we have..., response choices, clock 2
response choices, clock 2, taking a turn: Dear Ken, Thank you for your question. In Number 1, both of your response choices are correct, depending on your schedule. By saying by six a.m. at least, you are indicating a limit that cannot be broken---i.e. you must leave at six a.m., or earlier,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ex: The government is sending..., adjective clause, cooperative farming
adjective clause, cooperative farming, farming techniques: Stephanie, Since the that clause modifies techniques it is an adjective clause and the peasants claim is the subject and verb of that clause. They should not be parenthesis and therefore not an insertion. Definitely use might be rather than...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ex: The government is sending..., cooperative farming, farming techniques
cooperative farming, farming techniques, example sentence: Hi, Kevin 1. ...the peasants claim should not be used un parenthesis. Just think that the sentence must make sense to the reader even if the parenthesis text is not read. Since you use their crop yields, you refer to them, however, they, the peasants,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex:Did you know that Norcorp..., buses and trains, vending machines
buses and trains, vending machines, climate control: What s a flight jet? I m not sure what you mean. When you lease something, you don t buy it, but pay for the use of it for a certain period of time. When you lease a car, for example, you might pay a monthly fee for 36 monthys, after which you must either...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex:The man is holding the..., adverb, adjective
adverb, adjective, open book: In the first sentence, the man is holding the book open (so that it won t close). Some books will close by themselves unless you hold them open. However, if the man is holding an open book, it simply means that he has the book open in his hand and has...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ex:When will you move your..., tense, long time
tense, long time: 1. Ex:When will you move your office? I wonder if we say, When will you move your house? or we just say When will you move (or move out if I refer to someone s moving to somewhere else? Move your house would refer to moving the physical building....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ex:When will you move your..., future tense, long time
future tense, long time, apartment: 1. We would not say move your house. We would say, When are you moving? or When are you moving out of your apartment (or house)? 2. You need to use the future tense in the response to be perfectly clear: Will the meeting be long? Yes, it will...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex: Over there is the newest..., mainframe computer, two computers
mainframe computer, two computers, downstairs: The two computers are in two different locations, so the computer you have is the newest (of the ones you have). However, there is another computer ( not in your location) that is the faster than the one you have. You are comparing the one downstairs to the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex:Paging Glasgow-bound..., mr kim, ticket counter
mr kim, ticket counter, rough seas: Hello, Jasmine. Thank you for your questions. First, paging simply means calling someone s name over the loudspeaker, or paging system. You may have heard people paged at airports, baseball or other professional sporting events (often a car being...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ex:How many people are..., rule of thumb
rule of thumb: Kevin, Does the word there make the question any clearer? The rule of thumb for good writers is: if not needed, leave it out! I hope this answers your question. Jerry Leone P.S. She said that she would be home for supper. She said she would...

General Writing and Grammar Help: Thanks for your previous reply...., noun verb, verb and adverb
noun verb, verb and adverb, participle: Morning, Jasmine. You are mistakenly assuming that all past participles are adjectives. This may be the case some of the time, but not always. A good way to know if a past participle is being used as an adjective is to submit it to a very test. If...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex: Remember that feeling..., two different things, giving a presentation
two different things, giving a presentation, parallel structure: 1.The sentence is correct just the way it is. You can not use relaxing, because that would up set the parallel structure of the sentence. You could say: Remember that feeling confident and being relaxed is an important part of giving a presentation, ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex:Store managers receive..., participial phrase, dependent clause
participial phrase, dependent clause, store managers: Hello, Steve. 1. Yes and yes. 2. The business closed during the flood. The traffic flowed slowly around the accident. Yes, this turns a participial phrase used as an adjective into a subordinate or dependent clause used as an adjective. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex:The supervisor had him..., causative verbs, stock shelves
causative verbs, stock shelves, mr watson: Hello, Kevin. Both of your sentences in your first example are correct. They mean the same thing. However, I believe that stock shelves is more prominently used than stocking shelves. Your Mr. Watson sentences do not mean the same thing. The...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex: Union representatives..., motorworks, union representatives
motorworks, union representatives, wage increase: When people go on strike, it means they don t go to work, and they don t get paid. That s why the person says he (or she) can t afford this break from work ; they can t afford not going to work and not getting paid. I can t even afford to my kids to...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ex: Winter weather got..., winter weather, winter blues
winter weather, winter blues, stephanie: Stephanie, Got you down means making you feel depressed, low, sickly, under-the-weather, not yourself, punk or just plain lousy. Chase away means get rid of, vanquish, sweep away or improve. Opt for is choose, select or elect. Low-event is uneventful,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Ex:She is writing on a paper...., paper designation, piece of paper
paper designation, piece of paper, pronunciations: Hello, Kevin. Thanks for writing. If she is simply writing on a piece of paper, I would say, She is writing on a piece of paper, or She is writing on paper (no a ). If she is writing a paper for school, your homework paper designation, I...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ex: You can take those..., sentences, tense
sentences, tense: 1. Ex: You can take those files to the record room unless Kim (has done it). You can take those files to the record room unless Kim (does it.) Are both sentences gramatically correct? What s the difference between the two? Both are correct. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. It's easier said than done...., monday tuesday wednesday, today is monday
monday tuesday wednesday, today is monday: Chris, 1.Means the task is quite difficult since it is easier to describe it than actually accomplish it. 2. Means she wishes to know whether today is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc. If she wanted to know the date, that would mean 8th, 12th, 23rd, etc....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He eats a fancy dinner..., fancy dinner, seven courses
fancy dinner, seven courses, dinner dance: 1. Both sentences are correct. To eat a fancy dinner means that you are sitting at a table, with linens, napkins, good silverware, etc., and the occasion is a formal one. There would probably be three-seven courses, each served formally. One uses a ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He eats a fancy dinner..., fancy dinner, second dinner
fancy dinner, second dinner, indirect object: 1. He eats a fancy dinner every day. We had a pleasant chat while we ate dinner. Are both sentences above grammatically correct? Yes What does fancy mean in the above sentence? Fancy usually means expensive. Beautiful table settings. Formal...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.By the end of this month.What..., verb tense, time expression
verb tense, time expression, phrase: By means before. look at this example: You must pay this bill by the end of this month. That means you muist pay the bill before the month ends. No, you need the past perfect here (have had). You need completed action in the past in order for the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: I am an engineer. B:..., computer drawings, mechanical engineer
computer drawings, mechanical engineer, computer chips: 1 It might make sense, but I don t believe an enginee normally draws computer graphics, except as part of the engineering part of his job. A mechanical engineer might do computer drawings, but that s not what makes him an engineer. 2. You need a combination...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: I am an engineer...., computer chips, grahpics
computer chips, grahpics, day time: 1. A: I am an engineer. B: Do you make computer chips? A: No, I draw computer grahpics. Does the above conversation make sense? No, I make computer graphics. 2.A: Do you work in the day time? B: No, I work in the night time. Or...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He enjoys spending time..., adjective adverb, future tense
adjective adverb, future tense, clear sky: 1. They all mean essentially the same, but the first, if not altoghether incorrect, is certainly redundant ( in the indoors ) and awkward; I would never use or recommend using that phrase. The first would mean exactly the same as the second, which is a much...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. An estimated 300 students..., adjective modifier, speech contest
adjective modifier, speech contest, estimation: Martin, 1. Estimation is a noun and estimated is the adjective form of that noun. In the sentence 300 needs an adjective modifier (estimated) since a noun may not modify an adjective. An estimation (subject) of the size of the crowd was difficult since...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.I am expecting a baby soon..., bad temper, expecting a baby
bad temper, expecting a baby, sentences: Hi David, 1. Yes, it does. The second sentence means, Do you have any vacation plans? 2. when I looked (past tense) back again The other sentences are gramatically correct. Be used to means be accustomed to . Used to expresses the imperfect...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He expressed his expressions..., object of the preposition, objective case
object of the preposition, objective case, students homework: 1. In standard English, we would not repeat the same word, even if it has different forms, in the same sentence.. He expressed his thanks is correct, but he would not express his expressions. 2. Dog is in the objective case because it is the object of the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.My eyes feel sore. What..., new friends, sentences
new friends, sentences, knees: 1.My eyes feel sore. What are other parts of the body usually feel sore? thorat, back, knees? What else? Any part of the body can be sore. 2.He is getting acquainted with two new friends. Three of them are introducing one another. Do both sentences...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Fares on all buses will..., tenses of the verb, different tenses of the verb
tenses of the verb, different tenses of the verb, business profile: Hello, Brian. Both are correct. You re just using different tenses of the verb increase. The accounts in a business profile generally display relevant information about the clients involved. This may include the length of time the client has done...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Fares on all buses will..., active voice, passive voice
active voice, passive voice, salesperson: 1. Both are correct. The seond sentence is in the active voice,. The first is in the passive voice. The active voice is preferred. 2. The accounts are all the customers a particular business has. Each customer is represented by an account, which is managed...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Following (After) the lunch,..., birthday party, sentences
birthday party, sentences, lunch: 1. Following (After) the lunch, there will be a birthday party. There will be a birthday party following (after) the lunch. Are both sentences above grammatically correct? You don t need after in the second sentence. Can after be completely...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.In the face of increasing..., rush hour traffic, ability level
rush hour traffic, ability level, traffic problems: Hello, Brian. In your sentence: To this end means because of this. In the face of means facing. Basically, the problem of increasing rush hour traffic is present, so it needs to be dealt with. Piloting means running. Capacity may...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.In the face of increasing..., rush hour traffic, traffic problems
rush hour traffic, traffic problems, bus pass: 1.In the face of increasing rush-hour traffic problems in our city....To this end, we are piloting a bus pass program effective next month. What is meant by to this end ? What does in the face of mean? What does piloting mean? to this end -...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.A: Who are your family members?..., thre, family members
thre, family members, mountains: 1.A: Who are your family members? Or who are in your family? B: In my family thre is only my father, my mother and me. Does the above sentence make sense? Yes. 2. We stayed at a lodge while we were skiing in the mountains. Is the above sentence...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. In my family there is only..., singular verb, word family
singular verb, word family, father mother: Hello, Brian. 1. The top sentence is grammatically correct. The bottom one is misleading. You wrote that there are three people in my family, including... There is no reason to write including if you list all three family members at the end of...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. My family is planning a..., school counselor, correct sentence
school counselor, correct sentence, comma: The comma is necessary in this sentence because it precedes a nonrestrictive, or nonessential, clause (as indicated in this case by the use of which ). This means that the information that follows is additional information, not essential to identifying the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A:How far is it away? B:it's..., canada, united states
canada, united states: 1. A:How far is it away? B:it s a five-hour drive from here. Doesthe above conversation make sense? Can I ask, How long is it going to take me to get there? and receive the same response? Yes, and yes. Although, it would sound better to say How...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A:How far is it away?..., globe, canada
globe, canada, map: Hello, Chris. The conversation makes sense. If you ask that question, you very well could receive that response (it makes sense), but it depends ultimately on whom you re asking. You can say that Canada is above the U.S., but I don t think it sounds...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. In the fast-paced society..., fast paced society, affections
fast paced society, affections, insurance company: 1. In the fast-paced society we live in today, most people don t care to show their affections to others. Is the above sentence grammtically correct? Yes 2. The insurance company compensates the client s loss by paying out the insured amount. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The fatal disease is spreading..., chinese proverb, prepositions
chinese proverb, prepositions, japan: Albert, 1. They mean about the same thing and are both correct although using two prepositions are unnecessary. 2. I can t think of anything comparable in English, but it means that progress is a difficult thing to chart or predict. Jerry Leon...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: This is my father, Mr.Roberts...., fly ball, purse
fly ball, purse, nap: Peter, 1. Glad to meet you! I not sure that there is that fine a distinction. 2. Grab is a bit strong for an object that is merely sitting motionless on the floor. Perhaps, pick up or retrieve would be more appropriate. Grab would be more commonly...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. We have a faulty of forty..., leave of absence, maternity leave
leave of absence, maternity leave, sick time: 1. We have a faulty of forty people. There are forty people in our faulty. Are the above two sentences grammatically correct? Yes, they both are grammatically correct, but Faculty is probably what you mean instead of faulty. 2. Any request for...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Would you like me to fax..., questioner
questioner: Hello, Peter. 1. Sure, you may say Yes, because I haven t faxed it. If you only say I haven t faxed it, that doesn t answer the original question. The questioner may then say something else: That s why I asked you in the first place! 2. Forgot...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Would you like me to fax..., painting the wall, word painting
painting the wall, word painting, person desires: Martin, 1. The first is more of a polite request where you are asking if the person desires something done. The second is asking in a more business-like manner if you are in need of help. 2. Painting pictures is a hobby and therefore a pleasure. Painting...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Should I fax my reply, or..., e mail, reply
e mail, reply: 1.Should I fax my reply, or send it by e-mail? Please fax my reply. This should be changed to your reply. Either way. Neither. Neither way. I prefer you fax it. I don t like either way. I like neither way. Which of the possible responses...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Would you like me to fax..., coffee shop
coffee shop: 1. Would you like me to fax this for you? Can I respond by saying Yes, because I haven t faxed it. ? If so, can I simply say I haven t faxed it/ ? The question makes it clear that it hasn t been faxed yet, so you don t need to restate that it hasn...

General Writing and Grammar Help: Thanks for your reply. Here..., two syllables, toeic test
two syllables, toeic test, sounds like fun: The example on the test is not incorrect. It simply conveys a slightly different meaning than the one I thought you wanted. When you ask a questions like this: Wouldn t you like to me to help you carry those packages? you are expecting a Yes answer....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Which of the features are..., retirement incomes, retirement plans
retirement incomes, retirement plans, fire alarm: Steven, 1. Characteristics, structures or uniquiness are close. More expensive or fancier houses are more rxclusive. 2. People who are retirement incomes or who are living by retirement plans are pensionists. Yes, let out means rent. Jerry Leon...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I am fed up with you. I..., leak air, drip
leak air, drip, droplets: Ken, 1. Yes, they all mean despise or detest. 2. A drip is droplets of a liquid that are escaping as from a facet, candle, nose or hose. A leak is not necessarily drops but could be a rush and doesn t necessarily have to be a liquid. A tire or ballon...

General Writing and Grammar Help: I have one follow-up question..., word water, drip
word water, drip, swimming pool: Hello, Albert. The sentence would have been more specific if it read water after the word drip. However, demanding that the phrase on her clean floor is added is making an assumption. While it will increase the detail of the sentence, it does...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I am fed up with you...., drip, sentences
drip, sentences, pool: 1. All very similar, ken. 2. Both usually mean that water or some other liquid has broken through a pipe, or hose, or some other container. A drip means that the water is coming out quite slowly, perhaps one drop at a time. A leak can be small or large,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I always feel tense before..., extreme degree, painkillers
extreme degree, painkillers, modifiers: Hello, John. 1. The second and third sentence do not use intensive correctly in context. Tense refers to a person feeling physically nervous or tight. Intensive is another form of the word intense, which the dictionary defines as existing in an...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Her feet are sore.Her..., foot problem, upward direction
foot problem, upward direction, rock face: Jasmine, Yes, I would say that in all three cases she has a foot problem. Hiking indicates walking along level ground-line perhaps in the woods, around the lake, through the neighborhood, in the mountains, through backyards, around the golf course, etc....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Can you figure out this..., math problem, boris
math problem, boris, sentences: Hello, Jason. An airlines attendant helped me (check-in) at the airport. The other two are grammatically correct. Why is Boris late for meetings? speaks of meetings in general, i.e., Boris is typically late for meetings. Why is Boris late...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What does "fill orders"..., sentences, hasn
sentences, hasn: 1. What does fill orders mean? Fill orders would be to complete an order. If someone requested certain items to pick up at a store, someone would have to go around and collect all the items the person wanted. That would be filling the order. 2.John...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1."we are on our final approach."..., synonymous name, social security number
synonymous name, social security number, final approach: Hello, Kevin. As I am not really familiar to flying, it is hard for me to comment on your first question. Landing at this moment clearly means that the plane is about to (or already is) touch(ing) down on the ground. On the final approach does sound...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1."we are on our final approach.""we..., final approach, landing strip
final approach, landing strip, name tag: 1. Not really. We are on our final approach means that you are still in the air and approacing the landing strip. We are landing at this moment means that you are just about on the ground. 2. No -- an ID badge is usually required for entry into a place...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A fine will be charged..., noun phrase, prepositional phrase
noun phrase, prepositional phrase, customer complaints: 1. Past can be an adjective, an adverb, or a noun, but never a verb. Its homophone (word that sounds the same) passed is a verb form, as in The due date has passed. 2. With IS followed by a noun phrase, but that noun phrase begins with a prepositional...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I have finished doing my..., fragment, sentences
fragment, sentences, homework: 1. I have finished doing my homework. I have finished my homework. I am finished doing my home work. Are all above sentences grammatically correct? yes 2. When arriving at the airport, Mr.Roberts will pick us up. Is the above sentence correct?...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. five: fifteen fifteen...
1. five: fifteen fifteen after five. quarter after five. Do three above mean 5:15? You wouldn t write five: fifteen, you would just write 5:15. The other two are correct. 2. 2:05 Should I read two five or two o five ? two o five ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.When does your flight leave?..., simple sentences, compound sentence
simple sentences, compound sentence, lemon juice: Tom, Yes, leave and depart mean the same thing with regard to air travel. I guess you could call it an inverted sentence since the subject comes after the verb. Neither is incorrect, but your compound sentence is better than the two simple sentences....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.When does your flight leave?..., lemon juice, sentences
lemon juice, sentences: 1.When does your flight leave? When does your flight depart? Do both sentences mean the same? Yes, depart and leave mean the same thing. 2.A:I like lemon juice. B:So do I. Is so do I an inverted sentence? It might be. http://www.tameri.com/edit/sentences.html...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.When does your flight to..., trip to paris, new question
trip to paris, new question, travelling to paris: 1.When does your flight to Paris leave? When are you taking your flight to Paris? Do both sentences mean the same thing? Not exactly. Let me rephrase them. When does your flight leave for Paris? Since I know you are soon on your way to Paris,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.The following is an error..., modal auxiliaries, indirect speech
modal auxiliaries, indirect speech, error recognition: 1. I believe they re looking for good jobs in the first sentence in order to keep number (plural) in the sentence consistent. 2. I m not sure about what you re asking me here. Can you give me an example? 3. I don t know what you mean by indirect speech....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He got a food poisoning.Poisonings..., participal, tail feathers
participal, tail feathers, poison center: Hello, Albert. 1. Yes, both are nouns mean the same. He was poisoned by food means the same as the first version but does use poisoned as a verb instead of as a noun. 2. Glistening is not a gerund in the sentence you gave me but rather a participle...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He got a food poisoning...., present participle, participal
present participle, participal, poison center: Hi Albert, 1. “Food poisoning” and “poisoning” are both nouns. You are exactly right: “food poisoning” means “poisoned by food”. “Poisoning” is more general. “To poison” means “to injure or kill with any type of poison.” 2. “Raised” is a past participle,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Can you format this disk..., fastener, sentences
fastener, sentences, nails: 1. Can you format this disk for me? Please bring an umbrella with you when you are out. It may come in handy when it rains. Are both sentences correct? What does handy mean? Both are correct. Handy, in this case, means helpful or convienent. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Can you format this disk..., carpet tacks, staples
carpet tacks, staples, sentences: Martin, 1. Yes, they are fine! Handy , in this case, means very useful or great to have on hand. 2. Affixed or attached as opposed to merely being dropped in place. Nailed means fastened to the wall with brads (carpet tacks) or staples. Jerry...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I have no free time, for..., coordinating conjunction, question number
coordinating conjunction, question number, preposition: Hello, Frank. In question number one, only the first version is grammatically correct. For used as a coordinating conjunction. In this usage, it cannot open the sentence. The word for may also be used as a preposition and in that case may open a sentence....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I have no free time, for..., main clauses, coordinating conjunction
main clauses, coordinating conjunction, subordinating conjunction: Hi Frank, 1. The first sentence is correct. You need a comma between main clauses connected by a coordinating conjunction. The second and third sentences do not have the comma. The fourth and fifth are incorrect; the coordinating conjunction must come between...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.I have had many frightening..., perfect tense, present tense
perfect tense, present tense, phrase one: Hello, Peter. The second sentence means that the frightening experiences are continuing to occur in the person s life. The first sentence means that the experiences have happened at some time in the past, but are not necessarily still present. Still...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.I have had many frightening..., perfect tense, present tense
perfect tense, present tense, sentences: Peter, 1. The perfect tense indicates that since life is still going on there is room for more events. 2. Yes, it is fine. Because the shaking is still going on we should use the present tense rather than the past. 3. No, use either with me or to...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.I went to the gas station..., thin coat, kitchen floor
thin coat, kitchen floor, gas station: Jasmine, They all mean the same thing, and I m not sure that one is more acceptable than the rest. Applying over the surface, as you might with wax or paint, means putting on a thin coat or covering over the entire area. This area might be the kitchen...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Does "give me creeps" mean..., new watch, chills
new watch, chills, traffic: 1. Does give me creeps mean the same as give me chills ? yes, it means the same thing. 2. Barry just called and said due to traffic he ll be late. Can I say, Barry just called and said he ll be late due to traffic or Barry just called and...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Can you give me an example..., track 9, buses
track 9, buses, designation: The track is the set of rails on which the train runs. so, Track 9 would be the designation given to a specific set of rails on which this particular train runs. The buses are all working could have two meanings. First -- they are all in good oerpating...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Do you give this item..., present perfect tense, torrential rain
present perfect tense, torrential rain, sentences: Hello, Steven. 1. Both sentences are okay to use, and mean the same. 2. You may use the past tense, but it changes the meaning of the sentence if you do. By using the present perfect tense, the sentence tells us that the torrential rain is still affecting...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Do you give this item..., present perfect tense, torrential rain
present perfect tense, torrential rain, sentences: 1. Do you give this item a 20% discount? Is this item 20% off? Are both sentences correct? Do they have the same thing? Both are correct and mean the same thing. 2. The torrential rain has affected this area during the last week. The torrential...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Are there give names which..., barbecue grill, george foreman
barbecue grill, george foreman, american families: 1, There are many names that can be both male and female: Jordan, Kyle, Bobbie, Ryan Alex, Max, Freddie, Sam to name just a few. 2. Brothers/sisters ion American families rarely hjave the same given names; George Foreman is a noitable exception -- he named...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Have you seen any good..., present perfect tense, sentence number
present perfect tense, sentence number, sick day: Hi Albert, 1. The first sentence is correct. It uses the present perfect tense, which we used for actions occurring at an unspecified time in the past. 2. “I took a day off” implies you did something to have the day off. Perhaps you used one of your...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Have you seen any good..., holiday weather, sick day
holiday weather, sick day, good tv: Wendy, 1. I really don t think there is much difference. 2. When you take a day off, you are doing so at your request and probably will be assessed for it (dock in pay, need to make up time, mark on record, etc.). When you are off today it could be that...

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grammar rule, anwer, rule states: Hello, Stephanie. I never heard any rule dictating that you could only use some if you think the answer is yes. The very reason for asking such a question is because you do not know the answer. Saying, Do you have some tea is just as acceptable...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I am greatful for your..., latest hairstyles, new hairstyles
latest hairstyles, new hairstyles, jobs: 1. Close in meaning, but spell grateful, not greatful. Grateful also suggests being thankful, while appreciative is not as strong. 2. It could mean either or both. Someone can simply keep up with the trends by reading about them in the newspaper or other...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Some grocery stores allow..., verbage, kerby
verbage, kerby, cashier: Hello, Kerby. I think the appropriate verbage is to put it in my account. Though I m fairly certain any cashier would know what you were referring to, no matter how you said it. Since last month s conference occurred in the past, you should change...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Hamburgers are high in..., high on drugs, personal esteem
high on drugs, personal esteem, fat content: Peter, 1. We are low on gas. Let s get some gas at the next station. Pretty close, except that cholesterol is animal fat rather than just plain fat. 2. I don t understand this question. Do you mean like high on life, high on drugs, high on the waiting...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. High-yield hybreed crops..., count noun, count nouns
count noun, count nouns, hybrid species: Hello, Kerby. High-yield simply means the particular crop gave (yielded) many crops. If a normal corn harvest is 50 ears of corn, then one that produces 100 ears would be a high-yield crop (many ears of corn). A hybrid is the result of breeding...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.While I was in Hong Kong,..., grammarians, disneyland
grammarians, disneyland, interruption: 1. I would use When, not While. While implies that the ENTIRE TIME you were in Hong Kong, you visited Disneyland. The next one is the opposite -- the better one is While I was eating dinner... Why? Because it shows the interruption you want to...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Humans are made of 70%..., correct phrase, red tape
correct phrase, red tape, human body: George, 1. Try: Seventy percent of the human body is composed of water. 2. To vibrate is the correct phrase. 3. Intensive means very involved in paper work, interviews and red tape while selective means determined to match the child up with the right...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Hurricane Charlotte was..., skiiing, many good reasons
skiiing, many good reasons, sound 3: 1. Hurricane Charlotte was going to hit the area with great force. 2. Lodge in this context means became stuck. If you poke a balloon with a sharp object, it pops or bursts open with a loud sound. 3. With good reason is idiomatic. You could...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Hurricane Charlotte was..., good reason, youngsters
good reason, youngsters, hurricanes: Hello, Steven. Since hurricanes often possess a large amount of destructive potential, coupled with strong momentum, they are sometimes described as slamming into an area. What it means is that the hurricane hit the area with great force. Lodge...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I got my hair cut yesterday...., causative verbs, causative verb
causative verbs, causative verb, direct object: Albert, 1. They are all fine. That s correct, haircut is a noun and is used as the direct object of got. 2. Yes, it means program or make. Membership is the total enrollment of the organization, whatever it is. 3. Try: bring um. Jerry Leon...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I got my hair cut yesterday...., causative verbs, causative verb
causative verbs, causative verb, bigham: Hi Martin, 1. Yes, all three are correct. You are right; the first and third sentences are causative. We use causative verbs when we do not carry out an action ourselves but are responsible for the action being performed. In the second sentence, “got” means...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. hammer a nail into the..., handman, jack of all trades
handman, jack of all trades, carrying cases: Albert, Yes, hammer and drive a nail mean the same thing. A handyman is a jack-of-all-trades or a person versed in all skills (plumbing, electric, woodworking, painting, etc). When he puts away his tools, he has finished his work for the day, weekend,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. If you should happen to..., technical difficulties, consciousness
technical difficulties, consciousness, stephanie: Hello, Stephanie. Using should is not required in your sentence, as you may have assumed. Should is used when one is driven, or forced into a particular situation. For example, I should eat dinner now. You are being forced (perhaps with...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. If you should happen to..., technical difficulties
technical difficulties: 1. If you should happen to experience technical difficulties, our repair division will be happy to help you. Why do I need should in the above sentence? Should is not required in the sentence. 2,All products are (checked out) by our department...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. If you should happen to..., superficial glance, technical difficulties
superficial glance, technical difficulties: Not necessary, but acceptable...sometimes used with a clause beginning with if. Checked and checked out are similar in meaning, but checked out implies examined and evaluated to determine its quality, in this example. Checked implies a superficial...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. It's hard to take it all..., first response, ponds
first response, ponds, sentences: It s not perfectly clear from the given sentences exactly what take it all in means. Often take it all in means understand or comprehend everything, and that was my first response. However, when talking about buildings, ponds, gardens it seems more likely...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.We haven't eaten at that..., ted nesbitt, illogical statement
ted nesbitt, illogical statement, easten: Tim: Both versions you gave are acceptable, and they mean the same thing. It s really your choice, but mine would be for a few months. However, this sentence makes no sense: We won t eat at that restaurant in a few months. To me, it is just an...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.We haven¡¦t eaten at that..., grammar rule, stative verb
grammar rule, stative verb, stative verbs: Hello, Brian. We haven t eaten at that restaurant in a few months is referring to the past (the last time you ate there was a few months ago ). We won t eat at that restaurant in a few months is referring to the future (you have no intention of...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Who's helping you with..., progressive tense, tenses
progressive tense, tenses: Hi Steve, 1. The only difference is the tense. The first one uses the progressive tense which indicates a report that you are currently working on. 2. The first one is correct. The second one is more colloquial. Show up means attend, arrive, appear....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Who's helping you with..., work meetings, rule of thumb
work meetings, rule of thumb, conversational english: Hi there Steve, 1. This is the best option. You re asking Who is helping you with that report? and this is the correct form. Who helps you with that report? would never be said. Who helped you with that report? is correct, but as you said, the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: Who's helping you with..., coversation, eric eric
coversation, eric eric, post office: 1. A: Who s helping you with that report? B: Eric s working on it with me. Can I respond by saying It s Eric. ? Eric is. sounds better. 2. A: Where is the post office? B: Let me give you the direction. Does the above coversation make sense?...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Can you hold on for a minute?..., present tense, poor reception
present tense, poor reception, daily basis: Martin, thanks for sending mt your question and allowing me to help you. For question 1: Both sentences Can you hold on for a minute and Can you hang on a minute? are both correct. You can say both phrases when you are on the phone. There s no difference...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Can you hold on for a minute?..., tv signal, daily basis
tv signal, daily basis, radio: Martin, 1. Either will do...hold on and hang on both mean wait. 2. Connection refers to the telephone while reception refers to radio or TV signal. 3. Per day or at a daily rate. Daily is per diem or per day while regular basis can be daily, hourly,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. When is your homework due?..., due date, sentences
due date, sentences, homework: 1. When is your homework due? When is the due date of your homework? Are both sentences correct? Do they mean the same thing? Yes and Yes. Does due date and deadline have the same meaning? Yes. 2. The returned books are past the due...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He is on horseback. Does..., correct sentence, riding a horse
correct sentence, riding a horse, birds: 1. He is on horseback means that he is mounted on a horse -- he may or may not be in motion, but he s sitting up there on the horse. He is riding the horse implies that he is moving. 2. I think it sounds better if you say the birds are resting IN the...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. He goes to the hospital..., professional establishments, medical forms
professional establishments, medical forms, kerby: Hello, Kerby. All of your phrases mean the same thing. Checking into a hospital means the patient is being brought in to the hospital, where they will be diagnosed. This step also includes the patient (or a relative, if the patient is unable) filling...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Our hotel has every (intention)..., noun clause, structure grammar
noun clause, structure grammar, parenthesis: Kent, In this particular case you want the noun form meaning desire so intention is more exacting. The clause beginning that they... is a noun clause that modifies or explains two days . These two days they will NOT be working. Jerry Leon...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. What's your hotel rate..., customer service representative, hotel rate
customer service representative, hotel rate, sentences: 1. What s your hotel rate for one night? It takes one hour to travel from my home to my workplace. Are the above sentences grammatically correct? Yes. 2. Please wait while the computer is retrieving your personal information. If I work as...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The house is remodeling...., possible solutions, sentences
possible solutions, sentences, synonyms: Hello, Martin. The top two sentences are not correct, because they make it sound like it is the house that is doing the remodeling and renovating by itself. Of course, we know this is impossible. The house is being remodeled and The house is being...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. The hurricane left millions..., path of destruction, kerby
path of destruction, kerby, sentences: Hello, Kerby. In its wake simply is referring to the hurricane s path of destruction. Both of your sentences in number two are correct. The top is less specific. I suppose that technically the car is in the parking spot, and could therefore be argued...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ice cream is a kind of..., dessert, sentences
dessert, sentences, money: 1. Ice cream is a kind of dessert. Ice cream is a dessert. Which one is correct? They are both correct. They mean the same thing. 2. Do you have any money? Do you have some money? Do both sentences mean exactly the same thing? Is there any...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ive booked yo on the flight..., flight reservation, expressions
flight reservation, expressions, hamburger: Regina, 1. Yes, you may...they mean about the same thing. 2. Although very close in meaning, I would say that rare is cooked even to a lesser degree than undercooked , which might even be medium . You ve heard the expressions: rare, medium rare,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Ive booked yo on the flight..., flight reservation, hamburger
flight reservation, hamburger: 1. Ive booked yo on the flight 4:30 flight. Can I say, I ve made a flight reservation for you at 4:30 ? Yes. 2.The hamburger is undercooked. Can I say, the hamburger is rare ? does it have the same meaning as the first sentence? Not quite....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.It is important to follow..., stead, prepositions
stead, prepositions, job: 1. Follow through is an idiom -- read it almost as if it were one word. To follow through means to see a thing through to its completion, to make sure that something has been done. 2. Simply use If. If you are unsure of the standard procedure, please...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.It is important to follow..., prepositional phrase, direct object
prepositional phrase, direct object, subjunctive: Brian, Follow will do all by itself. Through with just makes a prepositional phrase out of what can be a simple direct object (plans). Follow through with means continue. If would work all by itself. That makes the entire concept conditional or subjunctive....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.To improve our English,..., i don t care, sentences
i don t care, sentences, regina: Regina, 1. To improve our English, it s important that we develop an interest in English. I don t care how you get your job done as long as you finish it. I felt embarrassed when I forgot my speech in front of the audience. Do you smell a burnt...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.To improve our English,..., word interests, what are your interests
word interests, what are your interests, correct word: Hi Regina, 1. “an interest in English” “burning” is better. The other sentences are correct. 2.”Specialties” is not the correct word. “Interests” is a better choice: “What are your interests?” (What are you interested in? What do you like to do?)....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I am not interested in..., predicate adjective, kind nature
predicate adjective, kind nature, antecedent: 1.It is a predicate adjective -- its antecedent is I. They re almost the same, but not exactly. I can exhibit friendliness to an acquaintance or even a stranger, but freidnship is reserved for friends. Friendship is the state of being friends with someone,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.What are you interested..., correct spelling
correct spelling: 1.What are you interested in? What excites you? What do you like to do for fun? Do they all mean the same thing? yes 2. Please help me indentify a correct spelling of a girl s name. It sounds like Mi ron, but I am not sure the spelling. ...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.He is ironing some clothes...., utensiles, iron ore
utensiles, iron ore, beams: Kevin, Pressing might require more effort or muscle, maybe even steam, than ironing. They both are what you do to clothes such as pants to make them look sharp and creased. Iron is an element that occurs naturally as iron ore. It is mined and refined....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.irregular adjective: late,..., adjective, wendy
adjective, wendy: Hello, Wendy. 1. The top is correctly expressed, but it is not an irregular adjective. That would be like good, better, best. Late, later, latest form a regular adjective. Either one is grammatically correct. Latest is somewhat more specific...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.irregular adjective: late,..., adverb, adjective
adverb, adjective: Hi Albert, 1. The top is correct. Latest is the superlative form of the adjective late. Last is an adverb. “He came last” is correct because you need an adverb to modify the verb “came”. 2. They both mean the same thing: “he was the last person to...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.John is the busiest in his..., care attitude, i don t care
care attitude, i don t care, time peter: Peter, 1. They are both correct. Same with the second set. 2. It could be that they have been isolated from things, they have not been involved in problem-solving, or they just have taken on an I-don t-care attitude. Not so much that they less experienced...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.John is the busiest in his..., skiier, beautiful girl
skiier, beautiful girl, 1 john: Hello, Peter. 1. Yes. Yes. 2. They are not as experienced as they could be means that the people failed to take advantage of situations in which they could gain experience. For example, suppose that I plan on going skiing with my friend in exactly...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.John is the busiest in his..., opportunitites, beautiful girl
opportunitites, beautiful girl, 1 john: 1. Say the second one this way: In the office John is busier than Peter. The way you wrote we don t know whose office it is. Does his refer to peter or to John? In her class, like in the office, seems to be misplaced, it doesn t sound natural. Again,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Jolly Hamburger plans to..., relative pronoun, hamburger restaurant
relative pronoun, hamburger restaurant, low sodium: Hello, Peter. I d use that. Jolly Hamburger...that is geared towards senior citizens. Senior citizens are older members of the population. Generally, a person is considered to be a senior citizen when they reach 60-65 years of age. I don t think...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Jolly Hamburger plans to..., relative pronoun, hamburger restaurant
relative pronoun, hamburger restaurant, franchise operations: 1. Use which is geared toward senior citizens. (no the ) 2. You may use either. A small difference. A restaurant chain may be completely owned by the parent company. In other words, each restaurant in the chain is owned by the corporation. A franchise,...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Judo is a kind of martial..., pnemonia, martial art
pnemonia, martial art, ailment: Tim, 1. Judo is a martial art. Judo and karate are martial arts. 2. You do not necessarily have to heal or recover from just an injury. You can heal from surgery, a bad ailment like pnemonia, or even from a fall. They are both correct grammatically....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Keep up the good work and..., cash on hand
cash on hand: 1. Keep up the good work and your English will improve. Is the sentence correct?Can you give me one more example about keep up ? The sentence is correct. Keep up with me! Don t get too far behind! 2.(look over, check over) this article for any...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. Keep up the good work and..., poor behavior, how much money
poor behavior, how much money: I can t stand your poor behavior anymore. If you keep it up, I will send you to the principal s office. 2. Both are correct, though to check something is more thorough than merely looking at something. 3. To check into your finances is to determine how...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I left the key on the door...., hook, coffee
hook, coffee, phrase: 1. I left the key on the door. I left the key in the door. Which one is correct? Both can be correct. If you left the key in the lock, then you would say you left it in the door. If you left the key on a hook on the door, then you say you left it on...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A: What are these keys..., conversations
conversations: 1. A: What are these keys for? B: They are the keys to the closet door. Does the above conversation make sense? 2. A:When would you like to eat dinner? B:As soon as I finish typing this document. Does the above conversation make sense? Both...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. She just saw someone kill..., sentences, stephanie
sentences, stephanie, suicide: Stephanie, 1. Both are correct and the difference is in the completion of the act. In the first sentence the suicide has been completed while in the second it is contemplative but not accomplised. 2. Yes, it s okay. 3. Charge it to my credit card....

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A:What kind of cothes do..., light sweater, blouses
light sweater, blouses, blouse: 1.You re making your response too specific. In response to that question, you would say I like to wear sweaters, or I like to wear blouses with patterns. 2. Only the first is correct. The second should say, I like to go shopping for clothes. Ton...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. A:What kind of cothes do..., light sweater, blouse
light sweater, blouse, sentences: B:I like to wear a light sweater. or I like to wear a sweater with brown and blue stripes. Or I like to wear a blouse with round circles. Is the above conversation acceptable? Yes 2. I like shopping for clothes. I like do shopping for...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I know him and his wife...., different things, boss
different things, boss, lunch: 1. I know him and his wife. Can I say, I know him, not his wife ? Do you know Mr. Jones and his wife? I know him, not his wife. Do you know Mr. Jones wife? I know him, but not his wife. If she is mentioned, but not him, you should add...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I know him and his wife...., adverbs of frequency, routine event
adverbs of frequency, routine event, boss: Hello, Stephaine. 1. I know him, not his wife is ambiguous. Use, I know him, but not his wife instead. 2. You can say, We have yet to pre-register for the conference. This means that you haven t signed up in advance, presumedly to take part in...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1. I know him and his wife...., sentences, regina
sentences, regina, boss: Regina, 1. Yes, but you completely change the meaning of the sentence. First, you know them both; then you know him but not here. 2. Again, the meaning is exactly opposite in the two sentences. First, you are already enrolled, then you haven t enrolled...

General Writing and Grammar Help: 1.Lastly, our government should..., sentences, judgment
sentences, judgment, drugs: Hi Steve, 1. “Last” sounds best. If you are writing a series of sentences, you would write “first, second, third, last.” The others are not incorrect; it is a matter of style. 2. Yes to both questions. You can also write, “Young people”. (I prefer “young...