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  1. Active and Passive Voice

    Hi All, I'm having trouble converting the following sentance into Active voice: On the first run of the IMS Service application, the...

    Started by Neelima, 06-02-2010 11:34 AM
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    07-06-2010 08:44 PM Go to last post
  2. What's the right answer?

    Hi! I'm Most Moon from S.Korea The other day, I happened to be asked the below question. In my view, there seems to be no wrong senteneces. If...

    Started by Most Moon, 07-03-2010 05:49 AM
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    07-05-2010 01:44 AM Go to last post
  3. beside vs besides?

    Pardon me for my English ... but I am very weak in grammar I came across a question to find error in the statement "The cab stops besides the...

    Started by udit, 07-01-2010 07:06 AM
    beside vs besides, live vs lives
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    07-04-2010 10:36 AM Go to last post
  4. Paraguay singular or plural?

    On two occasions today I've heard/seen Paraguay used as a plural noun in reference to the World Cup. Formerly, I would have thought Paraguay should...

    Started by nowisforever, 06-29-2010 11:56 PM
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    06-29-2010 11:56 PM Go to last post
  5. will be of interest to / will be interested in

    I would like to know what is the difference between these two methods of saying that something is interesting (but possibly not only interesting) for...

    Started by tomas, 06-15-2010 08:09 PM
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    06-29-2010 07:41 PM Go to last post
  6. because, since, for

    Dear friends, please explain me the difference (if any) - grammatical, stylistic or both - between because, since and for. Examples: They met...

    Started by gleb, 06-10-2010 03:30 PM
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    06-10-2010 03:30 PM Go to last post
  7. question mark

    Can anyone help me where should the question mark be put in this sentence? "Hi can I collect tomorrow evening I’m free after 6:30" Thanks...

    Started by steve, 06-01-2010 09:15 PM
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  8. "slow" as an adverb

    Is the use of "slow" as an adverb becoming a dominate form? Will it eventually push out "slowly?" (Is it correct to put the "?" above within the...

    Started by nowisforever, 06-01-2010 02:58 PM
    slow adverb
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    06-01-2010 02:58 PM Go to last post
  9. There IS areas?

    When the (British) Labour Party were trying to strike a deal with the Lib Dems yesterday, the minister with responsibility for education, Ed Balls,...

    Started by Cecily, 05-12-2010 11:30 AM
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    05-28-2010 10:51 PM Go to last post
  10. Worser News

    I would appreciate scrutiny on the following piece of 'journalism'. Derek Acorah = Spiritualist. Nuclear war is likely as Derek Acorah faces...

    Started by Deity, 05-24-2010 11:32 PM
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  11. How to teach grammar to children

    There are people here from all over the world, some who learned English as their first language and others as an additional language. I was wondering...

    Started by Cecily, 04-26-2010 12:57 PM
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    05-03-2010 10:03 PM Go to last post
  12. "Coating companies" or "coatings companies"?

    I can't figure out whether the correct spelling for companies producing specific paints is "coating companies" or "coatings companies." A search on...

    Started by Lektorat, 04-16-2010 09:13 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-16-2010 11:35 PM Go to last post
  13. Ending a sentence with a preposition

    I've read that it is usually improper to end a sentence with a preposition. However, I don't know if there are any general rules about when this...

    Started by nowisforever, 03-19-2010 02:19 AM
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    04-14-2010 05:08 PM Go to last post
  14. Capital letters with divisions of comapnies

    Hi If I was writing about the 'building division' of Stefanutti Stocks, is it Building Division or building division? If I was talking about...

    Started by Kirsten, 04-08-2010 09:19 AM
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    04-08-2010 03:28 PM Go to last post
  15. Strunk and White - good or bad?

    Living in England, I grew up oblivious to Strunk and White and only heard of it when I started looking at wordy websites and forums that were used by...

    Started by Cecily, 03-09-2010 03:09 PM
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    04-06-2010 08:45 AM Go to last post
  16. Should, How did I know it is special use but not used as tense.

    Hi, all I apologize that for this simple question. Please checkout this simple tense first. " Siu Lui Leung I should be listening to AP songs...

    Started by pgeric, 04-02-2010 03:37 PM
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    04-04-2010 05:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Under, underneath, beneath

    Good day, I would like to ask someone to help me and explain how to use these three words. It is said they are almost same, but in some cases there...

    Started by tomas, 03-23-2010 08:39 PM
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    03-24-2010 12:02 PM Go to last post
  18. Smile Verbs and percentages

    Can somebody please tell me which one of the sentences below is correct? 1. A high percentage of respondents has attended group meetings. 2. A...

    Started by Ana, 04-26-2009 07:12 AM
    percentages, verbs
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    03-18-2010 12:57 PM Go to last post
  19. Post Is there any software for removing writing mistakes???

    I am writing under different sorts of Freelancer site. There, I had submitted lots of article but had lots of mistakes. Now tell, If you have...

    Started by webshopbd24, 03-15-2010 07:18 AM
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    03-16-2010 09:54 AM Go to last post
  20. noun + participle + noun

    I heard a rule and I'm wondering if it's correct. If one uses a noun and a participle, it should be hyphenated before a noun, but otherwise open,...

    Started by geist, 03-11-2010 07:01 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-12-2010 03:49 AM Go to last post

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