[display_podcast] Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And I send this to all of our readers, no matter whether you celebrate Christmas in your culture or not – may you all have a wonderful and prosperous 2009. Christmas is.
Question from English4Today member Gireesh in the United Arab Emirates: Which one of the following sentences is correct having the meaning like “cannot accept…” ? 1) We regret to accept your letter….. 2) We regret not to accept your letter…….
It’s not that unusual in fiction for dramatic events in an author’s life to enter into the work of fiction that they are creating. It’s perhaps a lot less common when that real life drama is happening at the same.
Question from English4Today member, Irene in Canada: Using the services of my company ENSURES the task is completed correctly, on time & on budget! OR 2) Using the services of my company INSURES the task is completed correctly, on time.
[display_podcast] Question from Rima in the USA: This sentence is driving us crazy! I realize it could be called compound, complex, compound-complex, or just crazy, but I have to ask: Is this sentence technically written wrongly? “In Canada, the Smith.
[display_podcast] Question from Randall in the USA: In quoting a line from a book, is it correct to use the word “wrote” or “writes” as in; In his book, Good English, Joe Smith writes, “English is good.” or In.
[display_podcast] Question from English4Today student, Vincent in Spain: I hear a lot of English people talking about the Saxon Genitive – what is it? Answer: Thanks for this question, Vincent. From time to time I’m amazed by the questions asked.
[display_podcast] In previous posts I’ve talked about how English is a living, changing and very flexible language. Contributing to this is the way that writers often change, stretch and bend the framework of language – grammar, vocabulary and syntax –.
[display_podcast] Question from Mural Mahtab in Iran: What are the differences between these adjectives: very,rather,quite,fairly,extremely,terribly? Which one is the strongest? Thanks a million Answer: Hi Maral, thanks for the question. Your question focuses on another rather (or should I say,.
[display_podcast] Question from Christy in the Philippines When do we have to use the past participle of the verb when the tense of your statement is in the present tense. This is because I get confused when someone asks me.