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by nikita
Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: What / How do you mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 145316

What / How do you mean?

Hello, I do believe that the only proper version is "what do you mean?". In classic English you must say "What do you call ...?", but still quite a lot of people say "How do you call...?". Actually, in standart English "How do you call ...?" should be answered as, for example, "quickly, loudly, frie...
by nikita
Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: The pronunciation of the word "bowed"
Replies: 8
Views: 40703

defining and non-defining relative clauses

Hello! I am sorry for the delay with answering the defining & non-defining relative clauses question. I thought that I could publish the answer as a new thread since it has nothing with the pronunciation of "bow". :) The answer can be found on the following page: http://eclecticenglish.com/board...
by nikita
Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:23 am
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: defining and non-defining relative clauses
Replies: 5
Views: 45496

defining and non-defining relative clauses

Hello, > I see that you forgot than defining vs. non-defining relative clauses stuff a bit. I haven't forgotten :) >You can never have "that" in a non-defining relative clause, only "which". > Therefore you cannot have a comma there. This is indisputable, but which sentence seems to you more appropr...
by nikita
Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:37 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: The pronunciation of the word "bowed"
Replies: 8
Views: 40703

bow

Hi!

Here is what Paul told me:

it would sound like bow, as in bow /bau/ your head


I solemnly promise to answer the D/ND relative clauses question tomorrow. Now my eyes are killing me.

CU

Nikita Kovalyov
http://www.eclecticenglish.com/

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by nikita
Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:06 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: The pronunciation of the word "bowed"
Replies: 8
Views: 40703

bow

Hi there! Just have a look at what Lingvo suggests I must admit that I failed to find "bowed" adj /boud/ in Longman. Now I understand what you mean and I have some doubts myself. I think that we will have to check this with a native speaker. I will ask Paul if I see him online today. But I still bel...
by nikita
Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: The pronunciation of the word "bowed"
Replies: 8
Views: 40703

bow

Hello Sergey!

Nice to hear from you. The meaning here is obviously idiomatic, but I do believe it must be pronounced as /bau/ here. Any objections?

Best regards,

Nikita Kovalyov
http://www.eclecticenglish.com/

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by nikita
Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: Learning English
Topic: train spotting
Replies: 3
Views: 28637

trainspotting

Hello there! First of all, thanks to Paul for his posting. Actually, I have loved steam engines and locomotives all my life. My mother's father started his career on a railway as a fireman and a driver on a steam engine. Unfortunately, I have never had a chance to travel on a real steam engine. When...
by nikita
Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Your ideas are needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 53064

number of forums

Hi again! I knew you would blame me :) I am just grateful for encouraging me. When I added my very first board to one of my very first ESL sites, it was a quite deserted place. :) About the number of forums. Mea Culpa. But I don't feel I have a right to delete the forums when a few people (Huey and ...
by nikita
Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Learning English
Topic: train spotting
Replies: 3
Views: 28637

trainspotting

Hi Mary! The first association I have with trainspotting is a film with the same title where "Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends." The film is graphic, so if such films are not on you list of fa...
by nikita
Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: joke
Replies: 1
Views: 17316

reply

Hi Huey!

The reply to your message is posted here
http://eclecticenglish.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=9

:)

Best regards,

Nikita Kovalyov
http://www.eclecticenglish.com/

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by nikita
Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Your ideas are needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 53064

Hello Sergey, Nice to see you here. I agree with you that a big number of forums here would look distracting, but at the same time when you click on "ESL forum" link, and than you see something like one "ESL forum" link, it is not quite right either. Furthermore, php board, which I am using, does ha...
by nikita
Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:07 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: joke
Replies: 3
Views: 30059

Bushisms

Hello Huey! Nice to see you here. I also loved your new Bushism very much. I heard from my friends that Bush laid another egg on public, but they didn't remember what exactly he had said. I think I need to try to get my book of Bushisms back from Victor, who borrowed it a couple of weeks ago, and po...
by nikita
Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Your ideas are needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 53064

Your ideas are needed!

I would greatly appreciate any comments on what should be done to improve both http://www.EclecticEnglish.com website and this board for the learners of English as a second language. Mind you, that http://www.EclecticEnglish.com is currently under construction, so your comments may be implemented he...

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