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Aug
16
answered “Take a photo” — why “take”?
Mar
17
answered One word for things that would be nice to have, but not required to have?
Mar
17
comment One word for things that would be nice to have, but not required to have?
Are you looking for an adjective or a noun?????
Jan
29
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Jan
28
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Jan
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Jan
28
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Jan
28
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Jan
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Jan
28
comment Is there a non-sexual phrase for sleeping with someone?
@Chao, I can only speak for myself but they don't imply sex. "i was in the bed the whole night with him' almost underlines no sex.
Jan
28
answered Is there a non-sexual phrase for sleeping with someone?
Dec
4
comment What should be the correct tense and structure of the sentence?
@StoneyB "Tu's state of being a wrongdoer continues into the present" that's right what the OP indicated. But my initial "by the way" was to point out the laziness of assigning characteristics to the 'past tense' which are just plain counter-productive to those students who are a post 'elementary' level.
Dec
4
comment What should be the correct tense and structure of the sentence?
@StoneyB, I wish I was able to get away with being mostly correct. I wish I was able to simply repeat what is 'most common'. And unfortunately the answer is not complete because the OP wanted to coomunicate that Person B was upset now. 'Perfective' actions notwithstanding.
Nov
30
comment What should be the correct tense and structure of the sentence?
Then don't teach Headway grammar.
Nov
30
comment What should be the correct tense and structure of the sentence?
Past tenses do not describe finished actions, by the way. If they DID (probability) this sentence would be wrong. It COULD (formality) be better to think of them as describing distance, either in terms of time, formality or probability. As a starter look at The English Verb, M. Lewis for example, a book I have read (finished action). See Swan for when we use Present Perfect with finished periods of time.
Nov
26
answered Equivalent expression to Spanish “cutting by the healthy part”
Nov
26
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