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December 22, 2014

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English
You're welcome! Once we learn these things, we often become aware of all the bad grammar people around us use ... especially on TV!!
November 18, 2014

English
B You use "like" if it's followed by a noun, pronoun, or phrase (anything but a clause!). You use "as if" or "as though" or "as" if it's followed by a clause.
November 18, 2014

English
Whole infinitive phrase: to buy some new clothes for the summer The main clause is "I need" -- and the infinitive phrase is serving as a noun, the direct object of "need." See the second example here: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/phrases.htm#...
November 18, 2014

English
1. What is the WHOLE infinitive phrase? 2. Re-think what this phrase is doing. Re-read the five examples of infinitive phrases I already gave you. Also study this: "Adverbs can be single words, or they can be phrases or clauses. Adverbs answer one of these four questions...
November 18, 2014

English
Yes, that's right. =)
November 18, 2014

English
Both are grammatically correct, but have quite different meanings. Sentence 1 implies that he knows no one can stop the production of junk food. Sentence 2 means he know it's hard for him to stop eating junk food.
November 18, 2014

English
First ... a correction: The dollar sign ($) should be BEFORE the number, not after it ~~> $20 [The percent sign (%) is correctly placed after the number.] Q1 -- The little scissors used to mean that a person can cut around the dotted line and take the coupon into the store ...
November 18, 2014

English
Yes, it's a comma splice!
November 18, 2014

English
"to win the race" is the infinitive phrase, yes. It's not being used as a noun, though. Read the explanations and examples here, and re-think your answer. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/phrases.htm#infinitive
November 18, 2014

English
In 3, put a capital G on "galaxy." In 7, use "to the poor" instead of "for the poor." Sentence 11 is a bit wordy. Can you say the same thing with fewer words? I save money so my children can attend university in the future.
November 18, 2014

English
All are perfect! Nice work!!
November 18, 2014

English help needed
http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1416286514
November 18, 2014

L.A.Help!!!!!!
I haven't read that work, and apparently Ms. Sue and the others haven't either. If anyone had, you would have gotten responses last night.
November 17, 2014

Health help please!!!
DrBob already answered this for you. http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1416198111
November 17, 2014

English
I agree.
November 17, 2014

English
Right.
November 17, 2014

English
The whole infinitive phrase does, yes. What's the whole infinitive phrase?
November 17, 2014

Business Communication
Too bad there's not an "e" choice ... all of the above!
November 17, 2014

English
A form of the verb 'to be'
November 17, 2014

English
Have you read this? If you have, writing a 3-5-sentence summary of that scene should not be difficult. If you haven't read it, be sure to do so.
November 17, 2014

English
You're very welcome!
November 17, 2014

English
Almost! In #12, "my dad and brother who I haven't seen" -- the word pronoun should be "whom" not "who." #13 is fine!
November 17, 2014

English
I don't think #3 needed correcting. It reads better with the comma and conjunction in there. #12 has additional errors, and there should be 3 separate sentences here. #13 should have 3 separate sentences.
November 17, 2014

american constitutional law
Right.
November 17, 2014

english?
A dozen is 12. Divide 96 by 12. What do you get?
November 17, 2014

English
All are grammatically correct, but #1 is the best. #2 is OK, but #3 is not used.
November 17, 2014

english
Here's the phrase. (It's not a sentence because there's no verb in it.) A humble request from Rita
November 17, 2014

english
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22pigman+and+me%22+suspense&oq=%22pigman+and+me%22+suspense&aqs=chrome..69i57.14674j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8 Read lots.
November 17, 2014

language arts
None
November 17, 2014

English
1, 2, and 3 are all fine. 4 is not used.
November 17, 2014

LA - 1 question
Very good!
November 16, 2014

LA - 1 question
This has to be something very specific in your text. It could be any of them, but your text has to have put them in a particular order. Go back to your text.
November 16, 2014

English
Depending on the context (the other sentences before and after this sentence), they could mean the same thing, yes.
November 16, 2014

law
These are opinion questions. Only you can answer them.
November 16, 2014

Art History
Hint: Make absolutely sure you are crystal clear on the meanings of the following words: porcelain celadon pottery mosaic
November 16, 2014

Art History
Read this very carefully. http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/4901/Bowl_with_Kufic_Inscription Make sure you are clear on where each of the countries mentioned are, especially those closest together. http://www.google.com/search?q=map+of+middle+east&oq=map+of+...
November 16, 2014

LA - 1 question
I would, yes.
November 16, 2014

LA - 1 question
cause and effect = actions and reactions Which order would you use for such a paper dealing with a historical event?
November 16, 2014

English Grammar
"the positive declarative sentence" = a statement "that corresponds to the transformed sentence" -- I'm not quite sure what is meant by this (unclear directions), but I'd go with what you've written.
November 16, 2014

English Grammar
"declarative" means it's a statement, not a question. How can you rephrase the original question into a statement?
November 16, 2014

Debate English
Read up on the rules of debate: http://www.google.com/search?q=debate+rules&oq=debate+rules&aqs=chrome..69i57.2302j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8
November 16, 2014

English
These are fine: 1. He has a big problem. 2. He has a definite problem. 3. He has a real problem. 4. He has an unfailing problem. (<~~IF you mean it'll never be solved or fixed.)
November 16, 2014

English
For #4? Don't bring food inside. or Don't eat food inside.
November 16, 2014

French
http://www.google.com/search?q=fuschia&oq=fuschia&aqs=chrome..69i57.3601j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8#q=complementary+colors+with+fuschia Let us know what you decide.
November 16, 2014

English
If you go to www.google.com and enter components of a compendious meganovel, you'll find all kinds of articles and information. Read, read, read ...
November 16, 2014

English
Thoreau was happy (satisfied) with his cabin, even though he knew it would need more work if he wanted it to keep him warm in winter. I don't sense dissatisfaction in there.
November 16, 2014

English
How does he FEEL about this house in the woods?
November 16, 2014

English
And remember that "tone" is referring to emotion. "Tough" is not an emotion! But understanding what you mean can lead you to understanding his emotion about this house.
November 16, 2014

English
Are you sure? How do you define "tough"? http://www.google.com/search?q=dough+definition&oq=dough+definition&aqs=chrome..69i57.3580j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8#q=tough+definition
November 16, 2014

English
What do you mean by "tough"?
November 16, 2014

English
Right! "Tone" is all about how the author feels about his topic. Is he happy? resentful? curious? satisfied? what? So ... how does he feel about this house if he stays in it through the winter? Remember ... this house is in Massachusetts!
November 16, 2014

English
How was he living?
November 16, 2014

English
I told you about the other quotation. Now it's your turn to try. What do you think the overall idea is here?
November 16, 2014

English
You have it right.
November 16, 2014

English
Each person must be himself or herself.
November 16, 2014

English
Present tense Participles for this word have -ing and -ed endings.
November 16, 2014

English
There's almost no way to tell for sure without seeing the whole sentence.
November 16, 2014

English
Some of these might work: http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/13-fiction/790-plague-of-doves-erdrich http://www.enotes.com/topics/the-plague-of-doves There might be others in here: http://www.google.com/search?q=plague+of+doves&oq=plague+of+doves&aqs=chrome..69i57.3125j0j7...
November 16, 2014

Business Communication
Right
November 16, 2014

Business Communication
External means originating OUTSIDE a company. Only one fits that description. Which one, do you think?
November 16, 2014

Business Communication
No
November 16, 2014

Business Communication
decrease = negative Which of those choices is a negative (not a positive or a wishy-washy, on-the-fence term)?
November 16, 2014

English
Third person: Use only nouns and 3rd person pronouns -- no "I" or "you" forms at all. http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/pronouns-personal.htm Writing metaphors: http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+write+metaphors&oq=how+to+write+metaphors&aqs=chrome.....
November 16, 2014

Crime Scene Sketching
What is your question?
November 16, 2014

Art History
Yes
November 15, 2014

English
Be sure to scroll down in that first linked webpage I gave you, and read the Author's Note. There's a good explanation there of why this poem was written.
November 15, 2014

English
What do you mean by "nonword"?
November 15, 2014

English
The meter in the first two lines is repeated all the way through; each couplet has the same meter. Ay, TEAR her TATtered ENsign DOWN! LONG has it WAVED on high, iambic tetrameter dactylic dimeter Do you hear it? Have you read the poem aloud -- with great emphasis on the ...
November 15, 2014

English
http://www.eldritchpress.org/owh/oldiron.html This one?
November 15, 2014

criminal justice
the 5th Amendment requirement of self-incrimination http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/fifth_amendment US Supreme Court & 5th Amendment http://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=scotus+5th+amendment+decisions Should the Miranda rule be modified in some way to permit submission ...
November 15, 2014

psychology - ??
Is there a question here?
November 15, 2014

Psychology
Homework Posting Tips Please show your work. Tutors will not do your homework for you. Please show your work for any question that you are posting.
November 15, 2014

Explanation from DrBob
1. This is a homework help site, not a homework do site; i.e., our objective on this site is to help students understand a concept so they may work through a problem. That is to say that we USUALLY do NOT provide direct answers. 2. Most of us volunteers want to see what the ...
November 15, 2014

English
You are right about the meaning of 'trick or treat'!! 1 and 2 mean the same thing, yes.
November 15, 2014

English
It's better to use 'decide on.' The other expression seems incomplete to me.
November 15, 2014

English
If you are in the room with her, telling someone else what to do, then use 'bring.' If you are not in the room with her, telling someone else what to do, then use 'take.'
November 15, 2014

English
'sleep in' means to sleep later than usual in the morning. It also implies that 'you' will do some of the mother's early morning jobs.
November 15, 2014

English
All are correct and all mean approximately the same thing. The only slight difference is in 3, in which 'will' means 'never, never, never'!!
November 14, 2014

English
3 is not a standard phrasing; use 2. In 1 and 2, 'certain' means 'specific' or 'particular.' In 4, 'certain' means 'sure.'
November 14, 2014

English
1 and 2 are very strangely phrased. Use 3. 5 and 6 are strangely phrased. Use 4.
November 14, 2014

Art History
Did you understand that the triglyphs are sculpted and the metopes are flat?
November 14, 2014

Art History
Yes, A and B ... but which one is sculpted and which one is left flat? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doric_order#History
November 14, 2014

grammar
drank simple past tense
November 14, 2014

Jiskha explanation from DrBob222
Bravo! This needs to be posted 2 or 3 times a day!!
November 14, 2014

Social studies
Anonymous helper = dddd47906 Thin ice!!
November 14, 2014

English
5 tips on how to write a strong thesis statement Sunday, June 21st, 2009 - 1:27 am Whether you like it or not, the quality of your academic research paper rests entirely on whether you can uphold your thesis statement. You can be an amazingly eloquent writer with intelligent ...
November 14, 2014

English
You now have two positive and one negative stance. In a good thesis statement, you need to pick a side and stay with it. Which do you want to emphasize? The positives or the negative?
November 14, 2014

English
I think it's far too broad and has no stance or position. Read through the before and after of thesis statements here to learn how to write a good one: http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/thesistatement.html
November 14, 2014

history essay please help!
andrew = dddd47906 Still more thin ice!
November 14, 2014

Social studies
And this one, too? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildlife_of_Pakistan#Western_highlands.2C_plains_and_deserts
November 14, 2014

Social studies
Didn't you already answer this question before? http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1415849856
November 14, 2014

English
Either B or C ... which one is closer to the overall sentiment of the quote?
November 14, 2014

English
D has no metaphor in it. http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_M.html Scroll down to Metaphor, and read carefully.
November 14, 2014

History help
You're welcome.
November 14, 2014

History help
right
November 14, 2014

Jiskha help
You must have posted a lot of nonsense or something crude to have been banned. We're giving you a second chance ... to see if you learned any online manners. I see from your previous post, you're on thin ice!
November 14, 2014

lit
6 syllables
November 14, 2014

lit
You're welcome!
November 14, 2014

lit
In addition, you need to make a syntax correction in this line: Because the one who thinks they can is the best man The words "one" and "man" are singular, but "they" is plural. How will you make them all singular? Or all plural?
November 14, 2014

lit
You can on-ly win if you think you can (10) When you think you can’t , you’ve al-rea-dy lost (10) Be-cause the one who thinks they can is the best man (12) Since lack of cou-rage comes at a cost (9) If you want to win, but you think you can’t (10)
November 14, 2014

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