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Re: Brighter Grammar by FunmyKemmy(f): 10:50am On Feb 10, 2010
You really tried but here are mine:

(a) We went there by bus and departed on the morning of that day.
(b) I saw fight between Paul and Mark.
(c) Paul asked Mark for the wallet back but he refused.

Let's try these by using the correct form of the words in brackets to fill the gaps:

(i) Lisa is determined to ----------------(pursuit) her studies overseas despite her parent's objections.
(ii) I am injured but I am not ------------- (help). I can still manage to get around on my own.
(iii) Eating a balanced meal is ---------------- (essence) for a healthy life.
Re: Brighter Grammar by KennyG6(m): 10:56am On Feb 10, 2010
Nice try,

(i) Lisa is determined to pursue her studies overseas despite her parent's objections.
(ii) I am injured but I am not in need of help. I can still manage to get around on my own.
(iii) Eating a balanced meal is essential for a healthy life.

Try this
1) Jenny is known to suffer from ______________ of grandeur (deluded)
2) And who _____ you be (may), he asked rudely
Re: Brighter Grammar by FunmyKemmy(f): 11:13am On Feb 10, 2010
unnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnh

(ii)  I am injured but I am not helpless ,

(1)  Jenny is known to suffer from delusion(s) of grandeur.
(2)  And who might you be, he asked rudely. 


Join the following sentences without changing the meaning.  DO NOT use "and", "but", "so" or "because".

a.   We knew what we were doing was wrong.  We enjoyed doing it.
b.   He always does badly for Mathematics.  He is very careless.
c.   Anyone can achieve his goal.  He has to work hard at it.
Re: Brighter Grammar by KennyG6(m): 11:23am On Feb 10, 2010
Join the following sentences without changing the meaning. DO NOT use "and", "but", "so" or "because".

a. We knew what we were doing was wrong yet We enjoyed doing it.
b. He always does badly in Mathematics perhaps He is very careless.
c. Anyone can achieve his goal. He just has to work hard at it.

Replace the sentence with a single word, e.g. Kemi was unsuccessfull in her attempt = FAIL

1) He gave her a short shrift =
2) He made a pig's ear of it =
Re: Brighter Grammar by FunmyKemmy(f): 11:30am On Feb 10, 2010
The sentences are to be joined Sir. BTW, why did u use my name in such an example? Here are my answers to mine not yours:

a. Although we knew what we were doing was wrong, we enjoyed it.
b. He always does badly in Mathematics for he is very careless.
c. Anyone can achieve his goal if only he works hard at it.

I refused to answer yours because I want others to participate. Do not vex.
Re: Brighter Grammar by illusion2: 12:57pm On Feb 11, 2010
Kenny_G:

Replace the sentence with a single word, e.g. Kemi was unsuccessfull in her attempt = FAIL


1) He gave her a short shrift = IGNORE
2) He made a pig's ear of it = ISSUE
Re: Brighter Grammar by gee2(m): 3:13am On Feb 12, 2010
clap, clap, clap, clap
we still on, more Q.'s pls.
Re: Brighter Grammar by illusion2: 8:07am On Feb 17, 2010
1. He woke up to see the sun.

2. He awoke to see the sun .
Re: Brighter Grammar by MaiSuya(m): 8:10pm On Feb 17, 2010
illusion2:

1. He woke up to see the sun.

2. He awoke to see the sun .

I think the correct one is he woke up to see the sun.

As i understand it, we are talking of a transition from sleep to full consciousness, ie he had previously been sleeping, and he's now awake. In the second sentence, awoke - past tense of awake - is simply the opposite of sleep and has nothing to do with a previous state of slumber.
Re: Brighter Grammar by illusion2: 11:54am On Feb 18, 2010
His entire family was wiped out during the genocide

His entire family were wiped out during the genocide.
Re: Brighter Grammar by dominique(f): 3:17pm On Feb 18, 2010
illusion2:

His entire family was wiped out during the genocide

His entire family were wiped out during the genocide.

family is regarded as a single entity

the answer is

his entire family was wiped out during the genocide




guys help me out with this one, i tend to mix-up auxiliary verbs "will" and "would"

it will be nice to see you again

it would be nice to see you again
Re: Brighter Grammar by Jairzinho(m): 3:40pm On Feb 18, 2010
dominique:

guys help me out with this one, i tend to mixup my auxiliary verbs will and would

it will be nice to see you again

it would be nice to see you again
I think it depends on the context
.
When we want to express a strong intention to do something, we use WILL or 'll in the first person singular and plural :

I will see her tomorrow

I'll give you a call when I get home.

On the other hand;Would (or its contracted form 'd in conversational English) is also associated with the conditional in its simple, progressive, perfect and passive aspects

'I would have told you (I'd have told you) all about it, if you had phoned me.'

So in your example abve 'would' be a better fit,I think.
Re: Brighter Grammar by dominique(f): 3:45pm On Feb 18, 2010
^^ so which choose as the right answer in the example i cited?
Re: Brighter Grammar by Jairzinho(m): 3:50pm On Feb 18, 2010
Jairzinho:

I think it depends on the context
.
When we want to express a strong intention to do something, we use WILL or 'll in the first person singular and plural :

I will see her tomorrow

I'll give you a call when I get home.

On the other hand;Would (or its contracted form 'd in conversational English) is also associated with the conditional in its simple, progressive, perfect and passive aspects

'I would have told you (I'd have told you) all about it, if you had phoned me.'

So in your example abve 'would' be a better fit,I think.
Re: Brighter Grammar by dominique(f): 5:16pm On Feb 18, 2010
ok. . . thanks smiley
Re: Brighter Grammar by Jarus(m): 9:05pm On May 07, 2010
Why did this thread stop so abruptly? I'm enjoying it.
Re: Brighter Grammar by illusion2: 9:24pm On May 07, 2010
Me too. . .
Re: Brighter Grammar by dominique(f): 9:29pm On May 07, 2010
it just suddenly lost steam sad
Re: Brighter Grammar by Ideebee: 10:09pm On May 07, 2010
@violent
He is lying on the bed is used to mean he is merely on the bed maybe relaxing.
He is lying in the bed is used to mean he is fast asleep
Re: Brighter Grammar by Ideebee: 10:30pm On May 07, 2010
Its sad. I love dis thread too.
Re: Brighter Grammar by Ideebee: 10:37pm On May 07, 2010
D steam can be put rite back. Just a lil spark could do d trick
Re: Brighter Grammar by AzukaO(m): 11:37am On May 13, 2010
Which sentence is correct?

1. The polls' results temporarily put the UK at a crossroads.

2. The polls' results temporarily put the UK at a crossroad.

3. The polls' results temporarily put the UK at crossroads.
Re: Brighter Grammar by Nobody: 9:24am On May 22, 2010
correct answer The polls results temporarily put the UK at a crossroad.
Re: Brighter Grammar by AzukaO(m): 2:13am On May 23, 2010
luizworld:

correct answer The polls results temporarily put the UK at a crossroad.

Not so oo!
Re: Brighter Grammar by Nobody: 2:22am On May 23, 2010
^^ whats the correct one then
Re: Brighter Grammar by Pweety4me(f): 2:29am On May 23, 2010
Azuka.O:

Which sentence is correct?

1. The polls' results temporarily put the UK at a crossroads.

2. The polls' results temporarily put the UK at a crossroad.

3. The polls' results temporarily put the UK at crossroads.
Correct?
Re: Brighter Grammar by illusion2: 8:36pm On May 23, 2010
Azuka.O:

Which sentence is correct?

1. The polls' results temporarily put the UK at a crossroads.

2. The polls' results temporarily put the UK at a crossroad.

3. The polls' results temporarily put the UK at crossroads.

MOST APPROPRIATE STATEMENT-- The election results temporarily put the UK at a crossroad. tongue


The poll results, should be the correct answer. . . so none of the above. would apply.

To confirm juggle the words around a bit -

The results of the election . . . . . . .(correct)

The results of the poll. . . . . . .(correct) , if more than one poll = The polls results (no need for apostrophe ) kiss
Re: Brighter Grammar by AzukaO(m): 11:43pm On May 24, 2010
Azuka.O:

Which sentence is correct?

1. The polls' results temporarily put the UK at a crossroads.

2. The polls' results temporarily put the UK at a crossroad.

3. The polls' results temporarily put the UK at crossroads.

The correct answer is 1: The polls' results temporarily put the UK at a crossroads.

Sounds funny and wrong, huh? That's why I asked it because Nigerians confuse it a lot.

When two roads run across each other, each of them is a crossroad, but the point at which both of them meet is a crossroads. Literally when one gets to a crossroads, one is confused whether to go left or right or forward, so a crossroads figuratively means a point of decision.

Confirm from a dictionary.
Re: Brighter Grammar by AzukaO(m): 11:47pm On May 24, 2010
Which is correct?

A. My house is in a shamble.

B. My house is in a shambles.

C. My house is in shambles.
Re: Brighter Grammar by Nobody: 11:48pm On May 24, 2010
^ C ofcourse tongue
Re: Brighter Grammar by AzukaO(m): 12:01am On May 25, 2010
luizworld:

^ C ofcourse tongue

Hmmmm! Confirm from a dictionary like Longman or Oxford. Sometimes things are not what they seem.
Re: Brighter Grammar by Nobody: 12:02am On May 25, 2010
so whats the answer shocked

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