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Grammar Help • Re: Past s. & past c.

Both are grammatically possible but unidiomatic.

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Grammar Help • Re: placement of "available" in During his time

Neither.

--> his FREE time

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Grammar Help • Re: this late/that late

Nothing beyond the normal differences between 'this' and 'that'...

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General Discussion • Re: Let's learn together!

Hi

I have a question
what is it said in English to neat and clean appearance , I want a word used for neat and clean appearance of human

graceful appearance
physical elegance

I found the above two phrase , I am not sure

What is your suggestion

please correct the following paragraph

1-graceful appearance is apart from extreme desires for material things and unnecessary furniture and equipment. So it must be said: beauty and trimness, yes; But luxury oriented and keeping up with the Joneses , no.

2-physical elegance is apart from extreme desires for material things and unnecessary accessories. So it must be said: Beauty and trimness, yes; But luxury and keeping up with the Joneses , no.

Thank in advance

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Help Each Other with English • Re: "Will" or "Would"?

If they're used to describe hypotheses or beliefs, the difference in meaning is that the first option is used when what we're talking about is certain or likely to happen; the second one is an assumption or imagination of a situation

Try constructing a conditional for each sentence (sort of):
1. A reduction in the number of cars will mean a reduction in pollution (if we do that) - 1st Conditional
2. A reduction in the number of cars would mean a reduction in pollution (if we did that) - 2nd Conditional
Combining this with the rules of using each Conditional, you should get it

Another example:
1. "It would be awesome to be the main character in this new movie!" - you are not featured in it, so you're just thinking how cool it would be
2. "It will be awesome to be the main character in this new movie!" - you are officially featured in it, and express your certainty about how cool it will be

Since I'm not a native, make allowance for all this... :-D

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General Discussion • Help in dispute needed

Dear all
Thank you for your attention.
I have been British for over 18 years, worked and lived in UK. Right now I am having a dispute with my boyfriend over symantics of our recent conversation. If you have time and care to take a couple of minutes to have a look, it would be much appreciated...

Grammar and punctuation are original with changed names. Please see below...

Little prehistory. He would like me to come to visit him.

Bf: "so much love that you come this evening?" 😍😍😍
Me: "so much love" 💋❤️
Bf : "of course you are done with your things"
Me: " not tonight baby"

As a result my BF is accusing me with misleading him and saying that, in this conversation above, I promised him to come and now backing off.

Relationship is depending on your judgement 🙏

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Grammar Help • Past s. & past c.

Hi everyone!

When an action happened in the middle of another one in the same time, esp. with the use of(as/while, when/and), I noticed that the shorter action(the past simple) doesn't come in the negative. Whereas, the longer action(the past continuous) can.

e.g. I wasn't looking where I was going when/and I bumped into a man.

My question is: can the past simple come in the negative with (when/and ) or wothout them when there is past simple+as/while+ past cont.

I mean, can I make a sentence like this:

I was doing sth and/when sb/sth didn't do sth.

or: While I was doing sth, sb/sth didn't do sth.

​Thanks in advance.

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Help Each Other with English • correct placement of [tuition/sales tax/rent/customs duty/employment duty] and [$100]

I have made up the similar sentences below.

(1a) I have to pay $100 of tuition for my courses.
(2a) I have to pay $100 of sales tax on my computer.
(3a) I have to pay $1000 of monthly rent.
(4a) I have to pay $100 of customs duty online purchase.
(5a) I earned $1000 of employment income. I made much more than than from my stocks.

(1b) I have to pay tuition of $100 for my courses.
(2b) I have to pay sales tax $100 on my computer.
(3b) I have to pay monthly rent of $1000.
(4b) I have to pay customs duty of $100 online purchase.
(5b) I earned employment income $1000. I made much more than than from my stocks.

These sentences are very similar. I have difficulty trying to figure out the correct position to put the dollar amount. Please help me. Thank you very much.

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Grammar Help • placement of "available" in During his time

(1) During his available time, he does a lot of volunteer work.

(2) During his time available, he does a lot of volunteer work.

I am not sure where to place the word, available. Please help me. Thank you.

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Help Each Other with English • [come to our country and work here] vs [come to our country to work]

(1) Many people like to come to our country and live here. (my friends' version)

(2) Many people like to come to our country to live. (my version)

My friends are not native English speakers. They think their version (1) is correct. Is my version (2) wrong? Thank you very much.

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