Ilma

Most popular questions and responses by Ilma
  1. 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 possible in

    asked on May 6, 2012
  2. English

    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(?)

    asked on June 2, 2016
  3. English

    Hello. Please tell me if it's possible to say: 1) to declare a message; 2) to announce a message; 3) to sound a message; 4) to voice a message; 5) to present a message; (for example, Diplomats ... a message from the United Nations.) Thank you very much for

    asked on December 7, 2011
  4. English

    Hello. One more question please. It's "all Catholics" but "all the Catholics of the world", right? Thank you.

    asked on May 9, 2011
  5. English

    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 "to come to

    asked on March 8, 2012
  6. English

    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

    asked on February 13, 2013
  7. English

    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

    asked on February 5, 2013
  8. 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 must

    asked on May 12, 2012
  9. 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 you come"? 3)Which

    asked on February 2, 2012
  10. English

    Hello. I'm very grateful for all your help, and I need some more. 1)Is the article necessary in the following context: "(the)Libyan armed forces launched a military campaign against the rebels"? 2)Is it possible to say: "the situation has greatly /

    asked on July 4, 2011
  11. English

    Hello. Please tell me if the sentence structures are natural: 1)The crisis affected the world, specifically African countries. 2)..., and specifically African countries. 3)..., African countries specifically. 4)..., in particular African countries. 5)...,

    asked on May 9, 2011
  12. 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

    asked on February 2, 2012
  13. English

    Hello. Please help me to choose the correct (or a better word): The president "offered, proposed, suggested" his program. The verbs look like synonyms. Are all of them possible in this context? Thank you for your help.

    asked on February 3, 2011
  14. English

    Hello. Please help me with the sentence (is it normal English?): There was captured a ship in the Indian Ocean. Thank you very much.

    asked on February 1, 2011
  15. English

    Hello. I would be very grateful for your help. 1) Please help me with articles. I'm writing about a particular company. Should I use the definite article or no article in the following context: "(the ?) costs are likely to be higher than (the?) revenues".

    asked on September 3, 2016
  16. English

    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

    asked on June 2, 2016
  17. English

    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 "rain" or "the rain"?

    asked on May 16, 2016
  18. English

    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

    asked on April 17, 2016
  19. English

    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.

    asked on May 25, 2013
  20. 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),

    asked on November 28, 2012
  21. 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

    asked on February 5, 2012
  22. English

    Hello. I again need your grammar help and will be very grateful for it. Please tell me if the sentences are OK: "This is a very difficult situation, 1)the same as in Greece. 2)the same as it is in Greece. 3)the same as that in Greece. 4)the same as the one

    asked on December 7, 2011
  23. English

    Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Would you use the article in the sentence "The UN called on Egypt to end (the) violence and bloodshed"? 2)Is it correct to say: a)the British newspaper Daily Mirror; or is it b)the British newspaper The Daily

    asked on December 4, 2011
  24. English

    Hello. I'll be grateful for your help. 1)Is it possible to use "deal with" in the same meaning as "solve" in the context "I hope they will solve the Middle East conflict"? 2)Which is the correct position of the preposition in the sentence "the region has

    asked on July 7, 2011
  25. English

    Hello again. Please help me with several more questions. 1)Is it possible to say "treaty about" or is it only "treaty on (nuclear disarmament)"? 2)Is the verb "proclaim" OK in the context "he proclaimed that children were starving in Zimbabwe"? 3)Does

    asked on July 4, 2011
  26. English

    Hello. I'll really appreciate some help with English. 1)Is it possible to say "the peacemaking process in the Middle East" or is it just "peacemaking in the Middle East" or "the peace process in the Middle East"? 2)Is it possible to say "the rebels have

    asked on July 2, 2011
  27. English

    Hello. I need some language help. 1)"He is ready to cooperate with authorities, especially with the public prosecutor." Is the second "with" a must or is it possible to do without it: "to cooperate with authorities, especially the public prosecutor"? 2)Is

    asked on May 3, 2011
  28. English

    Hello. Please tell me if the following variants are possible: "I like this poem most of all / most/ the most/ best /best of all". THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

    asked on April 13, 2011
  29. English

    Hello. I've already asked this question but I'd like to clarify if the sentence "Suggest your local radio stations play our songs" sounds normal natural English (it's a command, meaning "offer our songs to radio stations", "take them to radio stations".

    asked on April 13, 2011
  30. 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 something like

    asked on June 28, 2016
  31. English

    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

    asked on May 30, 2016
  32. 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.

    asked on May 22, 2016
  33. English

    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.

    asked on April 13, 2016
  34. English

    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" in

    asked on February 8, 2013
  35. 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 same context: "Last

    asked on May 13, 2012
  36. English

    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 maybe something

    asked on March 19, 2012
  37. 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 "convert" in

    asked on February 19, 2012
  38. 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's

    asked on February 2, 2012
  39. English

    Hello. Please tell me if it's possible (and natural) to say: 1)the city central square; 2)the central city square; 3)the city's central square. The meaning: the central square of the city. Thank you for help.

    asked on November 28, 2011
  40. English

    Hello. Please help me again. 1)I know it's possible to say "They entertained us to dinner", but is it possible to say "they entertained us to pizza" or "we were entertained to a cake"? 2)I asked a similar question, but if I change the structure, will I

    asked on July 6, 2011
  41. English

    Hello. Please help me with the phrases: 1) is it possible to use "proclaim" in the context: "the president proclaimed that he was ready to sign an agreement"? 2) is it possible to use "put into practice" with sanctions (the UN put sanctions into practice

    asked on May 13, 2011
  42. English

    Hello. Will you please help me with the phrase? Is it possible to say: The Allies gained a historic win over Nazi Germany. Thank you.

    asked on May 9, 2011
  43. English

    Hello. I have a few grammar questions. 1)would you use "police" or "the police" in the context: "police are taking strict measures agains illegal immigration"? 2)which aricle is better in "they were listening to the/a traditional Christmas message" "he

    asked on May 9, 2011
  44. English

    Hello. Please help me with the article in the sentence: "Protesters are accusing (?)the military forces of human rights abuses." Will the situation change if an adjectice is used, for example: "Protesters are accusing (?)the Yemeni military forces of human

    asked on May 4, 2011
  45. English

    Hello. Please tell me if it is possible to say in English: 1)thousands of protesters "came out in (?)the streets". (meaning "took to the streets"; is the preposition "in" correct?) 2)The French foreign minister "conducted" a meeting with his British

    asked on February 3, 2011
  46. English

    Hello. I wonder if English has certain rules concerning word division (I mean when there isn't enough space for a word on the line (or-ga-nize). I will appreciate it if you give a reference (if any)to this material. Thank you for all your detailed answers.

    asked on December 7, 2010
  47. English

    Hello. Please help me understand the sentence: "I took my picture" (does it mean that I photographed myself or that I took it into my hands just like a book or a scarf). And if I photographed myself, is it possible to say "I took a picture of myself"?

    asked on March 31, 2011
  48. English

    Dear Writeacher, thank you for your answers. Will you help me with a few more sentences? 1) Which is correct in the following sentence: "She has remained without her colleagues OR / AND friends in a closed space." (I think it's OR) 2) Is the sentence

    asked on September 3, 2016
  49. English

    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)

    asked on June 28, 2016
  50. English

    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.

    asked on April 17, 2016
  51. English

    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, please, with

    asked on April 17, 2016
  52. English

    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 often recollect our boat trip on

    asked on March 28, 2016
  53. English

    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.

    asked on December 8, 2015
  54. English

    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

    asked on May 25, 2013
  55. English

    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 naughty

    asked on March 18, 2013
  56. English

    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

    asked on February 13, 2013
  57. English

    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.

    asked on April 16, 2012
  58. English

    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" or "he spoke over

    asked on March 8, 2012
  59. 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"

    asked on January 31, 2012
  60. English

    Hello. I wonder if it's possible to say: "He made an attempt of becoming a politician" or is it only "an attempt to become"? Do you think it's possible to use "first" in the context: "they are making first progress in building a DNA model", and if yes,

    asked on December 11, 2011
  61. English

    Hello. I'll be very grateful for your help. 1)Is it possible to use "involve" in the context "This step could involve a serious crisis"? 2)Is it possible to use "till the present day" the same as "until now", for example "Till the present day, China has

    asked on December 5, 2011
  62. English

    Hello. Will you please tell me if the following is possible in English: 1)He is in the Defense Ministry building. 2)The main aim of such actions is destabilization in the country. 3)These provocations mean to destabilize the situation. 4)They voted in

    asked on July 5, 2011
  63. English

    Hello. I really appreciate your help and answers but I didn't quite understand one of them. Will you please clarify one more time if "he doesn't have any friends" and "he doesn't have friends" are both correct and if "any" makes any difference. Thank you

    asked on May 15, 2011
  64. English

    Hello. Please help me with a few questions. 1)Is it possible to use "authority" in the context "he was removed from authority" (ie 'from power')? 2)is it possible to say "he was deposed from power/authority"? 3)Which is the correct word order, "his two

    asked on May 15, 2011
  65. English

    Hello. I have several grammar questions and will really appreciate some help. 1)Is the following word order possible in standard English: "I'll tell about it to all my friends in the team" or is it "I'll tell all my friends in the team about it." 2)the

    asked on April 12, 2011
  66. English

    Hello. I'll be very grateful if you will help me again. Please tell me if the sentences are possible in normal English: 1)Iran remains unshakeable / inflexible / steadfast / unwavering in its position. 2)Iran's position stays / remains the same /

    asked on December 7, 2010
  67. English

    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

    asked on May 30, 2016
  68. English

    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

    asked on May 10, 2016
  69. English

    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.

    asked on May 10, 2016
  70. English

    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

    asked on May 9, 2016
  71. English

    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.

    asked on December 6, 2015
  72. 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: "It is

    asked on October 19, 2013
  73. English

    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 EU

    asked on February 13, 2013
  74. 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.

    asked on February 11, 2013
  75. English

    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" instead of "aim" in

    asked on December 23, 2012
  76. 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: "England

    asked on May 12, 2012
  77. English

    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 "candidate for the

    asked on May 6, 2012
  78. 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 have taken these

    asked on April 26, 2012
  79. English

    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-tete" or "they

    asked on March 9, 2012
  80. English

    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/which will

    asked on March 3, 2012
  81. 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

    asked on February 3, 2012
  82. English

    Hello. I'll appreciate some help. Do you think it's possible to use "accent" in the same meaning and context as "stress" or "emphasize", for example: "He accented that the administration would take further measures to stabilize the situation"? Thank you

    asked on December 13, 2011
  83. English

    Hello. I'll be very grateful for your help. 1) Is it possible to use "security maintenance" in the sentence: "The country has made progress in security maintenance" or is it better to say "in maintaining security"? 2) Is the sentence correct: "The

    asked on December 9, 2011
  84. English

    Hello. Please help me with a few language problems. 1)Is it possible to say a)There are good responses about these experts. b)These experts have good responses. c)These experts are well reputed. Meaning: The experts have a good reputation, they are well

    asked on November 16, 2011
  85. English

    Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1) Is it possible to use "consider" in the context "The US Congress will consider the bill on Friday"? 2) Is it possible to use "implicitly" in the context "He won the elections implicitly" (meaning "he won an

    asked on June 19, 2011
  86. English

    Hello. Do you think it's possible to paraphrase the sentence "She had hardly sat down when the phone rang" into "She could harldy sit down when the phone rang"? Thanks for all your help.

    asked on May 13, 2011
  87. English

    Hello. Please tell me if the sentences sound natural English: "The region has been willing to get independence since..." or "The region has been eager to get independence since..." Thank you for your help.

    asked on May 13, 2011
  88. English

    Hello. Please help me with a few lexical questions. 1)Is it possible to use "spot" in the following context: "the scandal spotted his political reputation"? 2) Is it possible to say "Hosni Mubarak was a)discharged b)dismissed c) dismissed from power"

    asked on May 3, 2011
  89. English

    Hello. Will you please help me with the word order: 1)US forces have killed Osama bin Laden, who with his wives and sons has been living in a luxury compound in Pakistan for many years. (Is "who with" natural here; does "who together with" or "who along

    asked on May 3, 2011
  90. English

    Hello. Please help me with articles: "The opposition lost its seats in an/the(?)election last week." "All (the?)electoral bodies in the country are controled by the President." Thank you very much for your help.

    asked on April 1, 2011
  91. English

    Hello. Please help me to choose the correct word order: 1)equivalent-lacking English neologisms; 2)English equivalent-lacking neologisms. Meaning: new words which have no equivalents in other languages. Thank you very much.

    asked on March 17, 2011
  92. English

    Hello. I will really appreciate your help. 1)which preposition is correct or better in the sentence "oil is a curse of/for the Middle East" 2)is it possible to ommit "that/which" in the sentence "this is a fundamental right 'that (which)' every state must

    asked on March 10, 2011
  93. English

    Hello. I'll appreciate it if you answer my questions: 1)is it possible to say "Thousands of Egyptians conducted a meeting in Cairo" (meaning "held a protest")or is the word "meeting" something like "discussion"? 2)is it possible to use "confine" in the

    asked on February 11, 2011
  94. English

    Hello. Please tell me if it is possible to say: The government plans to "grant help to" the umemployed. Or is it "give help to/provide help for"? Thank you very much for your answer.

    asked on February 7, 2011
  95. English

    Hello. I will really appreciate it if you will help me with some language problems. 1)Is an article necessary in the following sentences: "He gave his first press conference as... a)(?)president. b)(?)president of Zimbabwe. c)(?)new president of Zimbabwe.

    asked on December 9, 2010
  96. English

    Hello. I need some grammar and lexical help. 1)Is it possible to use the infinitive with "purpose/goal/objective/aim": "the initiative has a purpose/goal to improve the situation" 2)is it possible to say "the visit intends to demonstrate..." (or is

    asked on December 7, 2010
  97. English

    Hello.Will you please help me with a few problems? 1)Which is correct "Germany's 10,000 citizens" or "10,000 of Germany's citizens" or "10,000 Germany's citizens"? 2)Is it possible to say "the visit aspires to (improve)"? 3)Does it sound natural to say

    asked on December 6, 2010
  98. 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"? Thank

    asked on June 5, 2016
  99. 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 of the

    asked on June 5, 2016
  100. English

    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 chosen

    asked on May 22, 2016

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