English Answers

This page is for asking questions about the usage of English, including the correct or most appropriate grammar, or the correct word to use (e.g. whose or who’s).

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  1. mohamed
    mohamed November 16, 2010 at 7:04 am |

    Armed forces declares or Armed forces declare?

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  2. lenka gogelova
    lenka gogelova November 18, 2010 at 5:14 am |

    Hi, can anybody explain what the difference is between :

    ´Will you marry me?´ and ´Will you be marrying me? ´

    Thanks a lot,lego

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  3. Angge
    Angge December 15, 2010 at 9:54 am |

    Hi Graeme,

    Is this correct: “If someone says ‘break a leg!’ THEY mean … ” In school I was taught that someone, being singular, has to be followed by a singular pronoun – she/he

    Thanks,

    Angge

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  4. Angge
    Angge December 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm |

    Hi Graeme,

    Thanks a lot for your explanation. That was very enlightening. I’m an ESL learner so oftentimes I get confused when rules are not applied strictly. I’m beginning to realize that we are free to make our own rules – and if we do, there’s really nothing other people can do about it. To me now, the test of effective writing is not whether you are correct or not, but whether you are understood or not.

    Again, thank you.

    Angge

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  5. chinapenfriend
    chinapenfriend June 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm |

    Please tell me the diffence between “She gave him his large cup of coffee” and “She gave him a large cup of coffee”

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  6. Progkey
    Progkey August 1, 2011 at 9:28 am |

    Guys, what’s the difference between elongated and stretched-out? Tnx!

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  7. Danieru Karubeito
    Danieru Karubeito November 17, 2011 at 7:36 pm |

    Im stuck understanding how to use the word ‘render’ when the meaning is : to cause to become
    can you help explain this to me please?

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  8. Danieru Karubeito
    Danieru Karubeito November 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm |

    Can I say my mother rendered me to be a doctor?

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  9. jepp
    jepp February 17, 2015 at 5:06 pm |

    My license is already expired and I am still in the process of renewing it. When filing out a form, how do I state that it is still being processed. “In the process of renewal”? I don’t like to put “Expired”.
    Thanks for your help.

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