In the final concert of Eurovision Song Contest, when the scores are announced, representatives from almost all countries say “eight/ten/twelve points goes to…”. This sounds completely wrong to me, “points” is plural after all. But since there is almost no exceptions (unforunately I don’t remember how UK representatives annnounce it) I thought that maybe this… Read More »
I’d like to practice speaking by shadowing dramas or films and I’m considering “Ballet Shoes“(2007) from BBC as one of the pieces after which I’d listen and repeat. The reasons why I choose “Ballet Shoes” are a. Almost everybody speaks in British accent and lives in London. :For me British accent is a little bit… Read More »
He should have been there. means that “I think he had a duty to go there, but failed”, doesn’t it? He should have been there by yesterday. and this implies “I think he might have arrived there at least not later than yesterday”. Then, how do you make a sentence which means “I think he… Read More »
I could hardly believe it but I found their tallest player was shorter than I. Generally in sentences with inversion the pair of conjunction with hardly is when e.g. Hardly had I arrived home when my phone rang. So going by this isn’t the but in above sentence incorrect and its better to use when… Read More »
For example: Governs should increase as much of the expenditure on public services as possible. Would it be correct?
To say “I got greatly impressed “, could I say, “I got a great impression.” Thank you. The question is whether I could say it both ways.
A PC game called “Kingdom Come: Deliverance” was released a few days ago. What does the title mean? “Kingdom Comes” would be understandable for me, but “Kingdom Come”…? What could “Deliverance” mean in this context?
Let’s say your storytelling about the one that got away kind of thing (hehe). I hadn’t had the chance to say I like her before we got separated. Is this grammatical?
It’s an inescapable fact that as civilizations progress, complexity blossoms. In fact, complexity, including ever more detailed governmental regulations on cabbage and everything else, is part and parcel of civilization. Complexity is a two-edged sword. A few words about the book: it’s from the book “Game Over: How You Can Prosper in a Shattered Economy”… Read More »
This is why fighting is allowed in pro hockey (2:26) A player involved in a fight automatically gets what’s known as a “major penalty” and must sit out at least 5 minutes of play. Additional penalties can be tacked on. The game has evolved such that there’s minimum fighting as there is. I mean, it’s… Read More »