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I have hard time understanding this wordings :( Turner thesis* by about a hundred years: the myth of the American west did more than anything else to shape the American character. Civilization by its very nature takes away our freedom, but as Americans we can always find ...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 9:56pm
what is the complements and is it predicate nominative or predicate adjective? 1. The chirping of the birds became more and more shrill as the cat approached. 2. You should feel proud of yourself. 3. Soft and cool was the grass under the catalpa tree. 4. Be a friend to animals...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 6:32pm
1. People in the Netherlands are surely hoping for another cold winter. 2. People in the Netherlands are surely hoping another cold winter. 3. Surely/Certainly people in the Netherlands are hoping for another cold winter. 4. It is certain (that) people in the Netherlands are ...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 4:37pm
1. The race does not take place every year because the ice must be at least 15 centimeters thick. 2. The race does not take place every year because the ice must be not less than 15 centimeters thick. 3. The race does not take place every year because the ice must not be less ...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 4:25pm
There were five children in the family. 1. Ann got best of all the children. ---------------------------------- Is #1 grammatical? Does #1 mean "Ann became (the) best of all the children?"
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:53pm
So I put her(my pet turtle) in the water and blocked the sunlight, but she got worse. --------------- 1. She got worse. 2. She got bad. 3. She got best. 4. She got better. 5. She got well. (Can we use all the expressions? Are they all grammatical? Instead of #1 can we use #2 ...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:25pm
which word would you use to replace "security" to give the phrase "security camera"a negative connotation? A.school B.student C.crime D.nonstop
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:16pm
It is denoted by 0 K on the Kelvin scale, -273.15 ¡ÆC on the Celsius scale, and -459.67 ¡ÆF on the Fahrenheit scale. ----------------------------- Q: How do we read "-273.15 ¡ÆC"?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 1:47pm
which word in the following sentence is an indefinite article? A camera can also catch people who cause problems. A.a B.can(i picked this)but i know its wrong. C.also D.who please help me
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 1:42pm
which is a fact rather than a opinion? A.her voice was tired and low,and i am forever mopping up puddles left by the snow you and the boys track into the house. B.wilsons mother shook her head and picked up the mop again. C.the town,located in the snowbelt often recieves 120 ...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 12:17pm
Write steps of how to practice well with your team to win the mach (Guiding words: football,,instructions,,coach,,obey,, follow concentrate,, sleeping early,,healthy food)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 8:35am
Can you please help me figure out a deeper meaning for "society will judge people and it will affect their future" for ex: "sometimes the most valuable lessons are learned by breaking the rules" Childhood is the time to break rules and learn valuable ...
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:30pm
quick english help
Which of these fragments requires only a predicate in order to be written as a complete sentence? which includes a mountain range the state of Virginia can be divided into different geographical regions by the Atlantic Ocean I think its the lst one?
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 8:14pm
Writing letters that will never be read frees you to say anything at all. You can write to those people whose petty meanness stung you or whose significant cruelties really hurt you. Its open season on expressing as much rage or sadness or wonder as your heart can desire...
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 3:51pm
What is the most likely reason Shane felt "neglected"? a. his parents were glad to see him when he returned from a weekend trip. b. his friends forgot it was his birthday. c. his brother let him play his new video game. d. his teammates were angry with him after he ...
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 3:47pm
I urgently need you to help me with these sentences. Thank you very much in advance! 1) Theatres were designed as large wooden structures with three tiers of galleries surrounding a pit, open to the sky. Into this yard projected a roofed stage, raised about five feet from the ...
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 2:31pm
1. I returned it for you. 2. I blessed it for you. 3. I dog-eared it for you. 4. I cancelled it for you. 5. I lost it for you. (Are they all grammatical? Would you correct wrong sentences? thank you.)
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:08am
Huckleberry Finn 1) By Chapter 23, Jim has become the most morally upstanding character in the novel. What are some of the reasons Twain might have done this? A)Twain was insinuating that racism is wrong by having the uneducated, unmannered, simple man turn out to be more ...
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 12:45am
1. Fogg must be back in London by 21st December. 2. Fogg must be back in London by December 21st. (Are both correct? Is #1 a british expression?) 3. Do it, and I pay you 20,000 pounds. 4. Do it, and I will pay you 20,000 pounds. (Which one is correct? Are both grammatical? Do ...
Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 11:41pm
Can someone check my work for me, please. 1.Yesterday he was very busy since he had been fixing the TV from noon. 2. He left for the day before I arrived. He had been waiting for me almost a week. To regret, I couldn't come earlier. 3. When Anna entered the living room, ...
Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1:15pm
PLS HELP!!!!!! (Fahrenheit 451) from Beatty's advice to Montag 1)What advancements changed things? 2)Whose fault was it?The government or the people? What is he saying about human nature? 3)What is the big deal with happiness and sports?What is the new job of Firemen?
Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 8:49am
Use Past Simple and Past Perfect Continuous 1. Yesterday he was very busy since he was fixing the TV from noon. 2. He left for the day before I arrived. He waited for me almost a week. To regret, I couldn't come earlier. 3. When Anna entered the living room, everyone was ...
Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1:34am
We are reading lord of the flie and I need some opinions. My question is do you think that Ralph should be counted guilty and set on trial for Simon's death? Why or why not?
Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:07am
What kind of sentences are they and how do I diagram them? Large brains "do" not necessarily "confer" superior intelligence. I ordered materials to use in the craft school "from a supplier" in Minnesota. "This done," I outlined lesson ...
Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:19pm
Can someone check my sentences? They are really urgent. Thank you in advance. 1) The Reformation was caused by the refusal of Pope Clement VI to declare invalid Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon. 2)Elizabeth I continued her father's policy. She defeated the ...
Friday, November 29, 2013 at 2:47pm
Are these right "Stamp collecting" is fun for children and adults alike. (Subject) Which "of my stamps" do I like most? (Adverb) Collectors "engaging in their hobbies" are never bored. (Adjective) Many residents of Hawaii work in "fishing&...
Friday, November 29, 2013 at 12:17pm
Is this statement correct? "Helping other people contributes to your being a great leader." I'm not really sure with the phrase 'to your being'. It sounds incorrect but I'm not really sure. If it's incorrect, how do I rephrase the sentence?
Friday, November 29, 2013 at 10:59am
This is what I think they are 1."Leaving their native land to colonize in America," they expected to land in the colony of Virginia. A.prepositional phrase B. appositive phrase c.participial phrase d.gerund phrase e.infinitive phrase f.absolute phrase 2."...
Friday, November 29, 2013 at 10:18am
Many events take place on the island but everyone feels guilty and sorry for their actions in the end and they head back to Italy, Milan safely all thanks to Prospero's spirit, Ariel. Ariel is a spirit who used to be a slave of Sycorax, an evil witch. (Would you check the ...
Friday, November 29, 2013 at 1:19am
prepositional phrase? Appositive phrase? Participial phrase? Gerund phrase? infinitive phrase? Absolute phrase? Cape Code, a heavily settled peninsula southeast of Boston, has an interesting history. What is a heavily settled peninsula southeast of Boston? The ...
Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 10:22pm
Can you please check the following five sentences? Thank you very much in advance. 1) The Elizabethan theatre had a circulal or octagonal wooden structure. 2) In the middle of which there was a pit opened to the sky. In it, there was the apron stage, the main one, raised about...
Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 4:42pm
1. Anybody does not sleep well during the night. 2. Not anybody sleeps well during the night. 3, Nobody sleeps well during the night. (Which ones are correct? Are they the same?) 4. Not all sleep well during the night. 5, All do not sleep well during the night. 6. None sleep ...
Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 12:02am
What is the complete subject in the following sentence? The International Cowboy Association will meet the third Saturday of each month. a. The International Cowboy Association b. Cowboy Association c. the third Saturday of each month. A
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10:33pm
1. He behaved most carefully. 2. He behaved the most carefully. 3. He behaved very carefully. (Are they all grammatical? Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Thank you.)
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 8:43pm
Rewrite the sentences using nouns to replace the phrases in italics. Example: She writes books for a living. She is a writer. 1. Emma loves being a mother. .................................... 2. Having friends is the most important thing for Pepe...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 5:41pm
In which of the sentences is only the simple subject in quotes? a. The train "conductor" of the Texas Flyer presented at our community meeting. b. "The first singer in the line-up" wore a red formal dress. c. "Mary's Whole Food" Store in ...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 4:57pm
Identify simple subject and simple predicate in each 1 The elderly patient's deep venous thrombosis was treated with Coumadin. 2 The neurologic exam tested her Babinski reflex. 3 There are children waiting in the lobby. 4 After being examined and discharged, she went home...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 3:21pm
What does diverge mean in the following sentence? After traveling approximately 3.5 miles, the old highway will diverge. Stay in the left lane and follow until you see the new mall. a. the highway will end. b. the highway will divide into two lanes that go in different ...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1:43pm
5. Read the following passage from The Snake Chief: Now in that part of Africa it was unheard of for a bride to go to her wedding without a host of friends and relations all singing and dancing for joy. So the father was astonished when his daughter said she would ...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1:39pm
quick english help
in which sentence is the underlined infinitive or infinitive phrase function as a direct object? c. After all that exercise, the runners needed *to drink water*. d.Just as the mayor was about *to give an award*, it began raining. I would say its d?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1:09pm
Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:56am. a statement about what will happen in the future (What is the part of speech of 'what'? Is 'what' an interrogative pronoun or a relative pronoun?) English - Writeacher, Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:58am...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 8:17am
1. Ann commanded/ordered that he (should) go there. 2. Ann suggested/proposed that he should join the club. 3. Ann insisted that he (should) wash the car. 4. Ann requested that he (should) go see a doctor. 5. Ann decided/determined that he (should) go to Chicago with her. 6. ...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 7:48am
(This is from Young Goodman Brown) What can be inferred about the companion's character in lines 8 and 9? "Faith kept me back awhile," replied the young man, with a tremor in his voice, caused by the sudden appearance of his companion, though not wholly expected...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:57pm
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE The idea of Mr. Collins, with all his solemn composure, being run away with by his feelings, made Elizabeth so near laughing that she could not use the short pause he allowed in any attempt to stop him farther, and he continued: "My reasons for ...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 12:11pm
1.She was happiest when she was with her friends. 2. She was the happiest when she was with her friends. (Are both the same?) 3. This river is deepest at this point. 4. This river is the deepest at this point. (Are both the same? Do we have to use 'the' or not? Thank ...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:57am
1. He works hardest. 2. He works the hardest. (Are both correct?) 3. She is most beautiful. 4. She is very beautiful. 5. She is the most beautiful. (Does #3 mean #4 or #5?) 6. She is the most beautiful woman. 7. She is most beautiful woman. 8. She is a most beautiful woman. 9...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:55am
1. In the playground lay the dying soldiers. 2. In the playground he lay. 3. In the playground lay this. 4. In the playground this lay. (#1 and #2 are right? What about #3 and #4? Which one is grammatical, #3 or #4?)
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 12:03am
-Inversion- 1. Down came the rain. 2. Down it came. 3. Down came that. 4. Down that came. (I think #1 and #2 are in right order. What about #3 and #4? Which one is correct, #3 or #4?)
Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11:52pm
Hii so in order to write an essay I needed to find three common themes in both stories of: to kill a mocking bird by harper lee and boys and girls by alice munro. What I found was: search for ones identity, coming of age but I need one more so I thought of man vs. Woman since ...
Monday, November 25, 2013 at 1:37pm
1. On the hill stood an old tree. 2. On the hill it stood. 3. On the hill stood this. 4. On the hill this stood. 5. On the hill stood these. 6. On the hill these stood. (Are #1 and #2 correct? What about #3 and #4? Which one is correct? What about #5 and #6?))
Monday, November 25, 2013 at 8:02am
1. Don't worry. We still have a little money left. 2. Don't worry. We still have a little money which is left. (Does #1 mean #2? Does 'left' modify 'money'?)
Monday, November 25, 2013 at 5:04am
can someone critique my essay, please? :) here's my instructions: Prompt 1: Considering what you have learned about Hemingway, his journalistic style, and how his experiences influence his writing, write a prediction for The Old Man and the Sea. Who is the old man? What ...
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 8:51pm
1. If he goes there, he will be arrested. 2. Does he go there, he will be arrested. (is #2 grammatical?) 3. If he were to go there, he would be arrested. 4. Were he to go there, he would be arrested. (is #4 grammatical?)
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 4:59pm
1. Eggs are most helpful for people who have nerve damage. (In this sentence, does 'most' mean 'very'?) 2. Eggs are the most helpful for people who have nerve damage. (What about this one? Are both different in meaning?)
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 4:53pm
Excerpted from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens  Saint Antoine* had been, that morning, a vast dusky mass of scarecrows heaving to and fro, with frequent gleams of light above the billowy heads, where steel blades and bayonets shone in the sun. A tremendous roar ...
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 9:53pm
Is it passive or active voice? Many clothes (we're given) to the homeless shelter. Passive By the end of today, the students (will have mastered) the grammar. Active My aunt Margot ( has been traveling) with her daughter. Active The cookies (have been eaten) by the guests...
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 8:44pm
english - myths
The traits of a hero are determined by A. cultural values. B. their experiences. <-- this is my answer C. the plot of the story. D. their mentors.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:25pm
An important purpose of myths is A. to create interesting entertainment and exciting story plots. B. to illustrate the connections between modern times and the past. C. to build an understanding of the past and teach lessons for the future. D. to establish human values and ...
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:17pm
1. She cut it open. (Is 'open' an objective complement? What is the part of speech of 'open'? Is 'open' an adjective or a 'verb'?) 2. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans. 3. Chocolate is made from cacao beans. (Which one is correct?) 4. He is ...
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 12:39am
Hi, I need more help. I need to know if I diagrammed these sentences correctly. Edith drew some orange flowers on the side of the house. Edith......Flowers (drew,some,orange).......(On)......Side (the)...(Of)....House (the) Final:Noun, Noun, (preposition), Noun, (preposition...
Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:00pm
English II - Concluding an essay!!!
Hi, I really need help concluding my essay on Othello. My thesis is: The worldly Emilia and Bianca create a strong contrast against the virtuous and innocent Desdemona, reinforcing the tragedy of her death and Othello's crime. What I have for my conclusion is: In ...
Friday, November 22, 2013 at 9:39am
1. It is neither hot nor warm. (In this sentence, what does 'nor' mean? Does 'nor' mean 'and - not'?) 2. I don't like pears. - Me neither. - The same to me. - I don't like pears, either. - I don't like them, either. (Are the answers all ...
Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:36am
1. He is most strong. 2. He is a most strong boy. 3. He is the strongest boy. 4. He is strongest. 5. He is the strongest. (Are they all grammatical? Does 'mose in #1 or #2 mean 'very'? Which one is correct, #4 or #5? Are both the same in meaning?)
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 9:24pm
1. She is most suitable for the position. 1-2. She is the most suitable for the position. (Are both the same in meaning? Are both grammatical?) 2. She is fittest for the position. 2-2. She is the fittest for the position. (What about this one? Are both the same in meaning? ...
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 9:03pm
1. This book was most helpful for my homework. 2. This book was the most helpful for my homework. (Which one is grammatical? Do we have to use 'the' or not in this case?) Q: How do we pronounce 'helpful'? (It's a little difficult to pronounce...Thank you ...
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8:37pm
. Which of the following is the best example of an inverted sentence? A. All that breathe/Will share thy destiny. . . . B. and thee/The all-beholding sun shall see no more. . . . C. the dread reign there alone. . . . D. The oak/Shall ...
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:42pm
I'm writing a paper on globalization and my thesis is that American fast-food restaurants are finding its way into countries in the eastern hemisphere. I'm having trouble coming up with analyzed content that this is able to be argued against. Are there any specific ...
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:50am
1. Next to the convenience store, the bakery was. 2. Next to the convenience store was the bakery. 3. The bakery was next to the convenience store. (Which one is correct?) 4. She is working on the farm. 5. On the farm, she is working. 6. On the farm she is working. 7. On the ...
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2:16am
1. Only after he had lost his health did he realize the importance of it. 2. Only after he had lost his health, did he realize the importance of it. 3. Only after he had lost his health, he realized the importance of it. 4. Only after he had lost his health he realized the ...
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2:12am