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20 comments:

  1. I have a female friend who has a habit of saying things like, "My hair needs combed." I was under the impression that the verb "to be" should be inserted in there, as in "My hair needs to be combed." Which is grammatically correct?

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    1. It depends. Are you from Pittsburgh? http://snarkygrammarguide.blogspot.com/2012/10/regional-dialects-my-hair-needs-combed.html

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  2. I am tired of working. the word working is a verb here or not

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  3. No, "am" is the verb. Use "Working exhausts me" for more drama. lol

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  4. When do you use the words technically & basically

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  5. what is the difference of each and every plz tel me

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  7. Hi. I don't know whether you're still posting on the blog, but I would like to ask you if it's correct saying "I'm hoping fo better wheather". I'm not a English speaker as a mother tongue, but my teacher tought me that to hope is a verb that expresses feelings therfore it doesn't have continuous tense. If so, then also MacDonald's "I'm loving it" is not correct. Thanks for your answer.

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  8. Hi. I have to make a lesson plan on how to teach transitive and intransitive verbs to 11 years old children. But, I really don't know how to teach transitive and intransitive verbs since as far as I remember, I only learn regular or irregular verbs during my school time. English is not my first language and so does my students. Could you help me on this.

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  10. Question: Is the word "being" used incorrectly here:
    In addition to being a gifted singer and songwriter, Jonsi Birgisson is an innovative musician who has inspired many Americans to experience international music.

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  13. Yes I’m seeking for someone, to help me. So that some day I will be the someone to help some other one.
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  14. The student refused to do his homework because of his laziness

    Can somebody explain whether 'refused' is transitive or intransitive please?

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  16. Is it "I will have swam" or "I will have swum", and does it depend on whether it is transitive or intransitive?

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