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by nikita
Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: English Garage
Topic: Humor in uniform
Replies: 3
Views: 24522

Humor in uniform

Hello, I came across several really nice army jokes. Here is one of them for you. Have fun! The Officer of the Day discovered a sentry engrossed in a book. "Don’t you know it's offence to read on guard duty?" he roared. "Oh! I'm not reading, sir, this is a dictionary." "A dictionary?" "Yes, sir. You...
by nikita
Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: On Saturday morning or On Saturday mornings???
Replies: 3
Views: 55492

On Saturday morning or On Saturday mornings

Hello, About this "on Saturday morning" vs. "on Saturday mornings" question. Both the first and the second version can refer to the repeated activity. For example: I play tennis on Saturday morning. I play tennis on Saturday mornings. I used to play tennis on Saturday morning. I used to play tennis ...
by nikita
Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: Send
Replies: 1
Views: 20121

RE: send

Hello, According to Longman, there are the following verb patterns: send something to somebody/something I'll send a copy to you. send somebody something I sent her an email yesterday. Radio signals were sent into deep space. But there is no such pattern as “send something someone”. So, it is quite ...
by nikita
Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: On Saturday morning or On Saturday mornings???
Replies: 3
Views: 55492

RE: Post subject: On Saturday morning or On Saturday morning

Hello, Daniela Actually, I am in doubt too. I think that "on Saturday morning" is used by far more frequently that "Saturday mornings". But I believe that I have seen the second version as well. When I looked it up in my beloved Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, here is what I got: on Sund...
by nikita
Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Learning English
Topic: Funny Students' Mistakes
Replies: 13
Views: 99513

Little People

Hello,

Here is one more funny mistake.

Only little people believe his stories. (Probably instead of “Very few people believe his stories.)


To be continued...

Nikita
by nikita
Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: negative wh- questions
Replies: 3
Views: 33022

Re: not being a non-existent educated native speaker

Hello, Dany Recently I attended a presentation on the current tendencies in the English language, where I saw the following phrase: English is a muddle. And guess who said it? Michael Swan. I mean the Michael Swan. The one who has written loads of book about how English language works. You should no...
by nikita
Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: exercises
Replies: 3
Views: 26254

Re: this & that

Hello again,

And “this” and “that” can also mean something like “so”.

For example:

It wasn’t that difficult to do. (It wasn’t so difficult to do.)
I had no idea it would be this hot. (I had no idea it would be so hot.)

Cheerio. :)

Nikita
by nikita
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: Learning English
Topic: I love yours site
Replies: 1
Views: 18185

Re: I love yours site

Hello,

That would be nice, but I don’t know when there might some time to do it. But who knows? Maybe one day…

Nikita
by nikita
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: exercises
Replies: 3
Views: 26254

More this and that

Hello,

And here is another difference between “this” and “that” for you.

“This” refers to the future.

Example: Would you listen to this? (I’m going to put a CD on for you.)

“That” refers to the past.

Example: What was that? (After you heard a strange noise.)

Good luck!

Nikita
by nikita
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: negative wh- questions
Replies: 3
Views: 33022

Re: Negative Wh- questions

Hello,

This question is perfectly alright. Trust me. :)

But if you need a more formal sentence without contracted forms like “doesn’t”, then the full sentence will look like this:

“What does she not like doing?”

Good luck!

Nikita
by nikita
Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: exercises
Replies: 3
Views: 26254

Re: this & that

Hello, I will try to find and recommend something for you. But here is some info on this and that which may be helpful for you. "This" is used to talk about something that is near you, and "that" for something that is away from you. For example: Would you jus look at this photo! (Probably I am holdi...
by nikita
Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Learning English
Topic: Funny Students' Mistakes
Replies: 13
Views: 99513

Funny pronunciation mistakes

Hello, I must say that innocentenglish.com is really good. I liked the site very much. And here are some of my latest acquisitions. They are mostly the pronunciation mistakes the students made in class. I visited my ankle. (Instead of "I visited my uncle .") I have a think unit in my kitchen. (Inste...
by nikita
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Learning English
Topic: SWOT
Replies: 4
Views: 26439

"SWAT Analysis" in Wikipedia

Hello, Out of the blue I bumped into an article on "SWAT Analysis" in Wikipedia. Here is what they say there: A SWOT Analysis is a strategic planning tool used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project or in a business venture or in any other situation r...
by nikita
Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: Yes/No Question
Replies: 1
Views: 19851

RE: select the right answer

Hello,

I have never thought of using the opinion poll to check or discuss grammar.

Loved the idea. :)

Nikita
by nikita
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: potential use of comma after question mark-end quote
Replies: 1
Views: 21818

Post subject: potential use of comma after question mark-end

Hello, I know that the English punctuation is actually very difficult. I have been putting off getting into it for a very long time. But I don’t think there should be a comma after the question mark and the quotation marks. It would look too cumbersome this way. Just imagine having something like ?”...

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