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1) Let me eat your pancreas. 2) I want to eat your pancreas. Does the former be more polite than the latter? …

He was said to have told them that he believed there was no chance of winning. He told them that he believed there was no chance of winning . Is my changing of the passive-voice…

Hi From American Heritage Dictionary: Example sentence of shorten: The days shorten in winter. Is the use of the correct here? Shouldnt it be Days shorten in winter?…

It Looks More Like You Than You Do?

Again, David Low once drew Einstein, who said, This looks nothing like me, and Low replied, It looks more like you than you do and he was right. (From Bookanista.) Does…

Hi everyone hope ure all okay; My question is how can i learn english faster cuz i feel that im not learning thatt quick!! any tips guys THANK YOU SO MUCH?

Hokey, Mushy, Sugary, Syrupy, Soppy?

Hi Are these words essentially synonymous, meaning overly sentimental ? Hokey — Mushy — Sugary — Syrupy — Soppy This is what I learnt on Google Ngram viewer about…

Is this a vulgar expression just like Hows it hanging? or not? I cant find any information in any of my English dictionaries, so please help. Thank you.

Hi. Will you check the paragraph below for errors? And feel free to change whatever you think needs it to sound more natural. Miraculously my Iphone is still working though the…

Hi (This question is with regard to the receipts we get from a counter of a shopping mall after the payment.) Are these sentences natural English? Any other suggestions please…

Hi (Context: A bus has not started its journey on the given time, and the passengers dont know the reason…) Are these sentences natural English? Whats the delay? Why are…

Hi Are these equally natural? The police refused to speculate the cause of the accident. The police refused to speculate about the cause of the accident. Thanks, Tom …

She was seated drinking in a quiet spot down the end of the counter in an otherwise crowded pub. Is this OK or how would you construct the sentence? …

Hi Are these sentence natural? Any other better word or expression? Patrick was always trying to subdue his younger siblings. He was from a very rich family and kept trying…

Hi Is the use of the idiom in a little natural in everyday conversation? Ill be back in a little. Food will be ready in a little. Thanks, Tom …

It was a calculated gamble from Southgate and Adnan Januzajs winner, six minutes into the second half, means England will now have to take on Colombia next Tuesday, whereas…

Hi Are these sentences fully natural? The clocks in your flat need to be synchronized. The clocks in your flat need synchronization. The clocks in your flat need synchronizing…

He Was Released On The Condition That…

Hi Are these essentially synonymous? Is the sentence natural? He was released on the precondition that he surrendered his passport. He was released on the condition that…

Hi Would this sentence sound awkward in (educated) spoken English? He has an immense fund of miscellaneous knowledge. Thanks, Tom …

He Slapped Me Heartily On The Back…

Hi Is this a natural sentence, especially the use by way of ? He slapped me heartily on the back by way of a greeting. Thanks, Tom …

Hi Are these sentences OK? Any suggestions please? His colorful tie livened his simple shirt. His colorful tie enlivened his simple shirt. The color of her lipstick livened…

Hi Is the use of mechanism natural English here? Any suggestions please? You cannot expect your laptop to do your laundry. It does not have the mechanism. Similarly, you…

Where Do You Know Him From? How…

Is there any difference between – Its Mr Tomson. – Where do you know him? or How do you know him? – They are going to divorce. – Where do you know it from? or …

Hi dear friends. I keep on sharing tests with you. There is a quiz from book English Advanced Vocabulary and structure practise by Maciej Matacek. Its preparing for the…

As Thy Days, So Shall Thy Strength Be…

Hi its my birthday today and I got a card in which the giver had written As your days are, so shall your strength be. She is quite religious so I guessed this was a bible quote…

Hi Could I request your take on Cambridge example sentence of off the top of my head ? [the first link given below]

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