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August 27, 2016

Posts by Ilma

Total # Posts: 180

English
Thank you, dear Ms.Sue.
June 28, 2016

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Hello. I would be very grateful if you helped me with a few sentences. 1) Which part of the book did you like the most? (Did I use "the most" correctly?) 2) Anlyze US involvement in global affairs. (I didn't use THE before US involvement. Am I right?) 3) Speak on...
June 28, 2016

English
Thank you, dear Writeacher for help.
June 28, 2016

English
Hello. I would be very grateful for your help. Do you think it's possible to use "speak" in the following context: "Speak on the role of the monarchy" or "Speak on the major challenges facing the country at present" (a question at an exam or ...
June 28, 2016

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Dear Ms.Sue, thank you. I've read the rules in different textbooks, but when it comes to real life, it becomes quite difficult and often confusing. I think it requires intuition. And good advice. So thank you again.
June 23, 2016

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Dear Ms.Sue, thank you for your answer. Did I understand correctly that it's my choice what to use: "a long and complicated process" and "the long and complicated process" in my sentence? (Articles are so tricky in English, that's why I often ask ...
June 23, 2016

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Hello. I will be grateful for your language advice. Do you think I used the articles correctly in the following sentence: "The author analyzes a long and complicated process of the rise and fall of the British Empire." Thank you.
June 23, 2016

English
Thank you, Ms.Sue.
June 21, 2016

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Hello. I will be grateful for your advice. Which is correct in English: 1) my congratulation message to my teacher; 2) my congratulation message for my teacher? Thank you.
June 21, 2016

English
Thank you, Ms.Sue.
June 5, 2016

English
Dear Ms.Sue, thank you for your previous answer, but may I ask you about one more word? I found the word "coeval" (I never heard it before; it is, probably, rarely used). Do you think "coeval society" may mean the same as "the society of that time"...
June 5, 2016

English
Thank you very, very much, Ms.Sue. My English does require your help and advice. Thank you for everything.
June 5, 2016

English
Hello. Dear Ms.Sue, I would be very grateful for your advice. 1) Do you think it's possible to say "the holistic phenomenon of science" (meaning "science as a whole")? 2) Do you think I used the articles correctly in the following "the interaction ...
June 5, 2016

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Dear Ms.Sue, thank you so much for your help. Please help me with a few more problems. 1) "the thesis defines the integrity and continuity of the process of the emergence of natural science" (maybe too many OF?) 2) "its nature is displayed in the(?) influence on...
June 2, 2016

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Hello. Dear Ms.Sue, I see you are online. You have helped me so many times. Will you please check some sentences for me (my teacher asked me to translate but I'm not sure whether it sounds normal and natural English). 1) "A thesis submitted for a doctoral degree in ...
June 2, 2016

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Dear Ms.Sue, I am very grateful for your explanation. Please have a look at one more sentence. "They had been trying for more than ten years to conceive a baby naturally but finally had to resort to in vitro fertilization". Is the word order OK? Do you think it's...
May 30, 2016

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Dear Ms.Sue, thank you for your answer. Will you please help me with one more question? Do you think it's possible to use such phrases as "for a long time / for a month" in the mid-position, for example: "They have been trying for a week to find a solution ...
May 30, 2016

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Hello. I'll be very grateful for some language help. Do you think it's correct to say: 1) "They negotiated about creating a coaltion." 2) "They expressed concern about increasing crimes." Thank you very much.
May 30, 2016

English
Thank you for your help. I'm very grateful for your adice. Please help me with one more question. Does it sound natural to say "he is a unique, blessed person"? Thank you.
May 22, 2016

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Hello. Thank you for help. Will you please answer a few more questions? 1) Which preposition is correct in the context: "your help at the most difficult moments in / of my life"? 2) Is it grammatically correct to say "God-blessed person" or "God's ...
May 22, 2016

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Hello. I will be very grateful for your advice. Which is correct: a) He had a new job which he was very proud of. b) He had a new job that he was very proud of. c) He had a new job he was very proud of. (I, for some reason, prefer a) Thank you very much for help.
May 22, 2016

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Hello! Will you please help me with the following sentence. "My grandma is still undergoing treatment for a vessel condition and hypertension." Is the preposition "for" correct here? Does "a vessel condition" make any sense? Maybe just "...
May 17, 2016

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Hello. I will be very grateful for some help. 1) Do you think it is possible to say: "Heavy rain started / began", and if yes, is it "heavy rain" or "a heavy rain"? 2) Is it possible to say: "Rain started falling", and if yes, is it &...
May 16, 2016

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Hello. Dear Ms.Sue, I would be very grateful if you answered my question. Is it possible to say "I heard steps behind" or is it necessarily "behind me"? I mean, is the object a must here? Thank you for your help.
May 11, 2016

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Thank you for your answers. Please help me with one more question. Is it "behind" or "behind me" in the context "I heard steps behind / behind me"? Maybe, both? Thanks a lot
May 10, 2016

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Hello. Thank you for your answer. Please help me with one more question. Which is correct in the following context: "She was reading a book which was bought / had been bought in the morning"? Thank you very much.
May 10, 2016

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Hello. I would really appreciate some help. I'm trying to imagine a situation in the English language. Do you think my tenses are correct? So, my friend calls me and says she can't come to the party. What would she say, "I won't come" or "I'm not...
May 10, 2016

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Hello. Dear Ms.Sue, I would be very grateful for your help. Which do you think is correct: 1) he heard the sweet voice of his little daughter or 2) he heard a sweet voice of his daughter? Maybe, both are OK? I feel that it is only "the" in the phrase "the voice ...
May 9, 2016

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Hello. I will be grateful for some help. Do you think I need to put commas in the following context: "The article, devoted to ... (a long phrase)..., analyzes.."? Thank you for your time and advice.
April 22, 2016

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Dear Ms.Sue, thank you for your help. One more question, please. If I want a person not to touch me, do I say 1) "Take your hands off me" 2) "Hands off" 3) "Take off your hands" (to me, it sounds wrong)? Thank you a lot.
April 17, 2016

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Dear Ms.Sue, I'm very grateful for your explanation. Please help me with a few more problems. 1) Which is correct: a) You can do whatever you want. b) You can do whatever you want to. c) You can do whatever you like. d) You can do what you want. e) You can do anything you ...
April 17, 2016

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Dear Ms.Sue, thank you for your answers. May I ask you a few more questions? 1) I just want to make sure I understand it correctly. Does "Where are you hurting" mean the same as "Where do you hurt" the same as "Where does it hurt"? 2) Help me, ...
April 17, 2016

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Hello. I will be very grateful for some help. 1) Which is correct: "The woman fell and hit on the sidewalk", "hit against the sidewalk" or "hit the sidewalk"? 2) I want to say that the pain is extremely bad, so which is correct:"My leg hurts/...
April 17, 2016

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Hello. I'll be very grateful for your advice and help. I want to say that something was planned but did not happen. Is it possible to use the following structures: 1) He was to come but he didn't. 2) He was to have come but he didn't. Thank you very much.
April 13, 2016

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Hello. I'll be grateful for some help. 1) Is the preposition "for" OK in the phrase "our hopes for a better future" or is it "of"? 2) Is the sentence OK "April 5th is my sister's birthday"? 3) Please check the sentence "I ...
March 28, 2016

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Hello. I would be grateful for some helpl. Do you think it is possible to say: "It will cause a serious crisis like what is happening in Syria." ? Maybe, "similar/identical to what is happening"? Thank you for advice.
December 8, 2015

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Hello. Please help me to check the sentences: 1) His sister or his brother hasn't any bank accounts. 2) His sister and his brother haven't any bank accounts. Thank you for your help.
December 6, 2015

Maths
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November 3, 2014

Maths
the sum of the digit of two-digits number is 12, and the units digit is twice the tens digit.Find the number.
November 3, 2014

English
Hello. I will be very grateful for your help. 1)Do you think it's possible to say: "at the end of the 19th - the beginning of the 20th centuries (maybe,century?)" or do I have to use the word "century" twice? 2)Do you think the sentence sounds OK: "...
October 19, 2013

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Hello. Please help me to choose the article in the following context: "Yesterday parliament voted for a / the new speaker" (meaning: elected a new person). Thank you very much.
May 25, 2013

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Hello. I will be very grateful if you help me with a few problems. 1)Do you think it's possible to use the present perfect continuous tense with the phrase "until now / until today", for example "Until today, this job has been giving me a lot of satisfaction...
May 25, 2013

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Hello. I will really appreciate it if you help me complete the sentence in the correct way: "Police fired on anti-government protesters, killing three and wounding ... 1)a few others, 2)some others. Maybe both are OK? Thank you.
May 24, 2013

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Hello. Will you please tell me if inversion is possible in the following context: "Many people came to Mary's party yesterday. There aslo was (?) Peter, Jack's cousin." Thank you so much for your help!
March 18, 2013

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Hello. Thank you for all your answers. I'd like to clarify my previous question. Do you think it's OK to use "before" in the context: "The kids will not calm down before I buy this toy"? (Meaning: the kids will behave normally / will stop being ...
March 18, 2013

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Hello. Please help me with the language problem. Do you think it's possible to use "before" in the following context: "The kids will not calm down before I buy this toy"? Thank you very much for help.
March 18, 2013

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Hello. Thanks for the previous answers. Please have a look at the context, and say if it's OK (I'm afraid it's again stilted (the way you say): "He is a well-known scientist with a very good reputation; there are good responses to him in the academic world and...
February 13, 2013

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Hello again. Will you please help me with a few more questions? 1)Which word order is correct: a)he was accused of taking bribes by his colleagues or b) he was accused by his colleagues of taking bribes? 2)Do you think it's possible to say: "there are good responses ...
February 13, 2013

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Hello. Please help me with the use of the word "judge". The dictionary defines one of its meaning as "to criticize", but somehow I feel it does not suit the following contex or am I wrong? "The Russian parliament yesterday adopted an anti-gay law. The ...
February 13, 2013

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Hello. Will you please help me with the word "judge"? Do you think it's possible to say:"The EU has judged this decision (or law)" (meaning: 'condemned, criticized')? Thank you for your help.
February 13, 2013

English
Hello. I'll be very grateful for some help again. Do you think it's OK to use "resolve" in the present perfect continuous tense, for example: "they have been resolving the problem for several weeks"? Thank you very much for all your answers.
February 11, 2013

English
Hello. Please help me with a few questions. 1)Do you think it's possible to use "as expected" in reference to the future, for example: "As expected, they will arrive next week"? 2)Do you think the word combination "to gain a historic triumph over ...
February 11, 2013

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Hello. I'll appreciate some help. Do you think the following structure sounds OK: "It is said in the statement that..."? Thank you very much for your help.
February 10, 2013

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Hello. I will be grateful for some grammar help. 1)Which tense is correct in the context: "they will get the documents ready by Friday" or "they will have got the documents ready by Friday"? Are both structures possible? 2)Is it possible to use "after&...
February 8, 2013

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Hello. Thank you very much for the previous answer. Please help me with one more question. Which word order is better: "Chinese state-run companies" or "state-run Chinese companies"? I haven't found any precise rules, so maybe the word order here doesn...
February 6, 2013

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Hello again. Dear Writeacher. I'm embarrassed to bother you with the same questions you have already answered, but my problem is that I didn'n quite get it (my fault), so will you be so kind as to answer it again: do we need the article in the context "it's ...
February 5, 2013

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Hello. Will you please check the sentence for me? Is the second part of it natural, maybe it needs the article? "Many people have died since the time of (the?) occupation". Thank you for all your help.
February 5, 2013

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Hello. I will really appreciate your advice. 1)Do we need the article "the" in the following context: "It is important to enhance cooperation with the (?)non-members of the European Union" (no particular country is meant, just a general statement)? 2)The ...
February 4, 2013

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Hello. I'll be grateful for some help. 1)Is it possible to use the prepositions "above", "upon", "on" in the phrase "to raise the flag ...Palestine"? 2)Do you think the sentence is OK "He was killed in an Israeli air bombing&...
December 24, 2012

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Is it correct to use -ing form in the sentence: "The aim of the group is creating a new strategy" or is it "the creation" or only "to create"? 2)Do you think it's OK to use the word "target&...
December 23, 2012

English
Hello. Will you please help me with a grammar question: is it possible to use "before" with a future perfect verb, for example: "He will have prepared the report before December 20 (before Friday)"? Thank you.
December 18, 2012

English
Hello. I'll be grateful for your help. Which word is it better to use to complete the following sentence: "Only two people died in the fire but there were a lot of 1)victims; 2)casualties"? The two words look like synonyms to me(I consulted a dictionary), but ...
November 28, 2012

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Hello. I've just noticed that I posted my previous question in the wrong place. Sorry. I'll be grateful if you will answer my questions. 1)English has many synonyms,and sometimes it's quite difficult to choose the correct word. Is it possible to use the words "...
May 13, 2012

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Hello again. Please help me again. 1)English has so many synonyms that it's often difficult to make the correct choice. Do you think it's possible to use such words as "doubtless","unquestioning", "undeniable", "implicit" with ...
May 13, 2012

English
Hello. I'll be grateful for some more help. Is it possible to use the Perfect tense twice in the sentence, for example "Peter, who has long lived in New York, has promised to show me the city"? Thank you very much for help. As for the sentence about "victory...
May 13, 2012

English
Hello. I will be very grateful for some language help. 1)Is it possible to use "have" with the word "victory", for example "Last year our country had an important victory - it joined UNESCO"? 2)Is it possible to use "have a win" in the ...
May 13, 2012

English
Hello. I'll be very grateful if you help me with a few questions. 1)Would you use the article in the context: "he became (the?)French president", "he became (the?) president of France"? 2)Which preposition is correct in the following context: "...
May 12, 2012

English
Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Do you think it's possible and natural to use "unsuccessfully" in the following position: "They have been trying to solve the problem in the new project, but unsuccessfully"? 2)Do you think the article is a ...
May 12, 2012

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Hello. I'll be grateful for some help. 1)Is it possible to say: "peace in all the world" or is it "in the whole world"? 2)Do you think it's possible to say: "a candidate for president" or "candidate for the presidential post" or...
May 6, 2012

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Hello. I'm very grateful for your previous answer. I have a question. Which word is correct in the context (maybe, both?): "Rome, which/who(?)had long suppored the Hitler regime, launched..." Thank you very much.
May 6, 2012

English
Hello. I'll be very grateful for your help. 1)Which article is better in the sentence (maybe both are OK?): "Experts believe the premier has already prepared a/the(?)program aimed at boosting the country's economy"? 2)Do you think "accuse" is ...
May 6, 2012

English
Hello. I will be very grateful for some help. 1)Do you think it's possible to use "announce" in the following pattern: "he announced to reporters that..."? 2)Do you think it's natural to use "in answer to" in the context: "authorities...
April 26, 2012

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help. Do you think it's possible to say: "She regrets not buying the house" or is it "she regrets not having bought the house", maybe both? And one more question, please. Would you use articles in the context: "...
April 23, 2012

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Hi. I will appreciate some help. Do you think it's possible to say "to attend to the guests" (i.e. take care of the guests)? Thank you very much for help.
April 16, 2012

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Hi. Please help me with a problem. Is the following grammatically correct: "I don't know his plans. He was to go to London next week, but I'm not sure whether he will." Thank you very, very much.
April 12, 2012

English
Hello. Please help me with a question. Will you use an article in the context: "his task was to monitor (the?) information on the trial in the press"? Thank you very much.
April 11, 2012

English
Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Which preposition is correct in the context "to work at/in a company"? 2)Is it "a vacancy at" or "in our company"? 2)Which is the correct word order in the following word-group: "British TV dance ...
April 11, 2012

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Hello. I'll be very grateful if you help me understand the word "thrusting" used in the context: "she can be distinguished from the pop world's thrusting teens." Does "thrusting" mean 1)go-ahead,active or, maybe, 2)obtusive,importunate or ...
March 19, 2012

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Is the preposition "in" OK in the sentence "they had a conversation in which they agreed ..."? 2)Is it possible to say "they met tete-a-tete"? If yes, which order is OK "they met in London tete-a-...
March 9, 2012

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Hello. I will be very grateful for your help. 1) Is it possible to use "for the present" in the meaning "so far" in the context "she hasn't said for the present how long she will stay in London"? 2)Is it possible to use an infinitive after &...
March 8, 2012

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Are the structures with "yet" correct: a)"he hasn't said yet how long..." b)"he hasn't yet said how long..."? 2)Which word order is correct: "he spoke with the prime minister over the phone...
March 8, 2012

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Hello. I will be grateful for some help. 1)Does the phrase "a sharp fall in soldier numbers" sound natural (meaning "a drop in troop numbers")? 2)Which word (that or which) is used in the context "he didn't give the exact number of troops that/...
March 3, 2012

English
Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Is it possible to use "after" in the pattern "Present Perfect after Past Simple" or is it to be "since", for example: "Relations between the countries have worsened after (since)a terrorist attack ...
March 3, 2012

English
Hello. I will be very grateful for your help. 1)Which article is correct in the context: "The ambassador gave a/the(?)promise that his country would not interfere"? 2)Do you think it's possible to use "carry out" or "realise" with "visit&...
March 3, 2012

English
Hello. I will be very grateful for your help. 1)Which is correct: "he called me a)in an hour, b) after an hour"? 2)Is it possible to use "dismiss" in the context: "Many plants and factories are now dismissing workers"? 3)Is it possible to use &...
February 19, 2012

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Hello. I will really appreciate your help. 1) Is it possible to use "unknown" in the following context: "It is still unknown what effect the accident will have on the world."? 2)Is it possible to use "include" in the sentence: "The ...
February 19, 2012

English
Hello. I'll be grateful for your help. 1)Is it possible to say "next day" instead of "tomorrow", for example: "I'm meeting with him next day."? 2)Is it possible to use "develop" in the meaning "explain", for example:&...
February 9, 2012

English
Hello. I'll be grateful for your help. 1)Is the sentence OK: "The terms of the new contract were being discussed exactly when he called" (I mean, is the word "exactly" OK here?) 2)Is the word order correct in the sentence: "The contract at this ...
February 9, 2012

English
Hello. I'll be grateful if you say whether the following is correct: "Presidential candidates in Russia are currently preparing (making)their election programs." Thank you very much for help.
February 5, 2012

English
Hello. Thank you for your answers. One more question please. Do you think it's possible to say "to prepare" or "to make" an election program? Thank you.
February 5, 2012

English
Hello. I apologize for bothering you with similar questions but I'm supposed to explain the difference in tenses in the following English sentences taken from the original English press. Will you help me please? The context is absolutely the same, but the tenses are ...
February 5, 2012

English
Hello. Will you help me with one more sentence please? Is the sentence correct: "The letter will be done by 5 pm." I mean, is "done" in the meaning "finished" possible here? Thank you.
February 5, 2012

English
Hello. Will you please check the sentence for me? "The two sides have conducted negotiations and reached a compromise." Is it grammatically correct? Thank you very much for help.
February 5, 2012

English
Hello. I'm very grateful for all your help and attention. I've already asked a similar question but there are so many tenses in English that sometimes it's difficult to see the difference. Please help me to choose the correct structures (maybe all of them are OK? ...
February 3, 2012

English
Hello. I'm very grateful for your help and will appreciate some more. 1)Are the sentences correct: a}The team is conducting an experiment next week. b)The team will be conducting an experiment next week. c)He is giving a lecture at 5 next Monday. d)He will be giving a ...
February 2, 2012

English
Hello. I'll be very grateful for your help. 1)Is it possible to say "I'll answer your question if you are insisting" or is it "if you insist"? 2)Is the sentence correct "By the time you come, the letter will be ready" or is it "when ...
February 2, 2012

English
Hello. Please help me with one more sentence. Is it possible in standard English to say "The letter will be prepared by 5" or is it "the letter will have been prepared by 5"? Thank you very much.
February 2, 2012

English
Hello. I'll really appreciate some help. 1)Do you think it's possible and natural to say "the spokesman aims to explain the situation at a news conference" (meaning - is going to)? 2)Are the sentences correct? If yes, which is more natural: "the party&#...
February 2, 2012

English
Hello. Will you please help me with one more question? Is it possible to use "currently" in reference to the past, for example: "He was currently working for a large company." (meaning - at that time) Thank you very much.
January 31, 2012

English
Hello. I will really appreciate some help from a native speaker of English. Which is correct, "this" or "that",(maybe, both?)in the following context: 1)He signed this/that (?) contract last week. 2)This/that(?)letter was prepared yesterday. Do "past&...
January 31, 2012

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