English

posted by .

1-1. It is no fun.
1-2. It is not funny.
(Are both the same?)

2-1. He is no gentleman.
2-2. He is not a gentleman.
2-3. He is not a gentleman at all.
(Which one is the same as 2-1? Are all the same?)

3. Many illnesses, like colds and flu, can spresd from one person to another.
(Can we use 'such as' instead of 'like'? What about 'the flu' instead of 'flu'?)

4. What made you angry?
4-1. Why are you angry?
(Are both the same?)

5.What is the difference between 'clinic' and 'hospital'?

  • English -

    1-1 and 1-2 are both correct, but they mean different things. The difference is in the words "fun" and "funny."
    http://www.answers.com/fun
    http://www.answers.com/funny

    2-1, 2-2, and 2-3 are all similar. The third one is most emphatic!

    3. Using "such as" is more formal than "like" (which is terribly overused and slang-y). They essentially mean the same thing, though. And you can use either "flu" or "the flu" in this particular sentence.

    4 and 4-1 mean about the same thing.

    5. A hospital is usually a much larger building with many departments; a clinic is usually small and closer to home. There are many more clinics than hospitals in cities and suburbs. In a hospital, you'd expect to find an emergency department, surgery department, intensive care units, recovery wards, etc., in addition to offices, reception, and gift shop. In a clinic you might find two or three rooms and far fewer employees. Here's a good answer from a wiki website: "A clinic is for short-term, non-life-threating care. A hospital is for long-term, emergency, and non-emergency care with beds."

  • English -

    That should be "non-life-threatening" -- to have the correct spelling!

  • English -

    There is a slight difference in meaning between clinic and hospital depending on where you are located. The word clinic in a medical sense can be used to mean:

    a medical facility, connected with a hospital, which treats primarily outpatients. If you look at a hospital's web site these usually list the clinics:

    http://www.poole.nhs.uk/our_services/index.asp

    a session of a class in medical school, in which medicine or surgery is taught by the examination and treatment of patients in the presence of the pupils.

  • English -

    Also, in #3, check the spelling of "spread."

    Sra

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. English

    1. That sounds fun to me. (What is the part of sppech of 'fun'?
  2. 12th grade

    Decide whether each of the following is a characteristic of the North-Puritanism,South-Gentleman planters or both the north and the south. Came to America to find freedom to worship and the promised land - The North-Puritanism; The …
  3. Grammar

    1. Her husband, a kind, quiet gentleman, worked for HHS's public relations department. 2. Her husband, a kind quiet gentleman, worked for HHSs public relations department. Question: choose the sentence that is written and punctuated …
  4. History

    2. What was the Confucian definition of a gentleman?
  5. Transcription

    I'm on the fence about apostrophe or not in the following sentence. The possessive is not coming immediately before a noun or gerund; however, the English does belong to the gentleman. I realize a noun can show ownership to a noun …
  6. English III

    In “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Farquhar is a gentleman. Why might he be hanged?
  7. English

    Which of the following is an example of indirect characterization?
  8. English

    Class 11. Textbook is reflection. Chapter - the gentleman of the jungle. Do you agree with the action of the man at the end . Why ?
  9. English

    Class 11. Textbook is reflection. Chapter is the gentleman of the jungle. Every fable ends with a moral . What moral do you find in this story?
  10. English

    Class 11. Textbook is reflection. Chapter is the gentleman of the jungle. Do you think the story can be read as a political satire on colonialism?

More Similar Questions