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  • Can I learn dutch in 6 months? ?

    Best answer: I spoke enough Dutch to get by in six months. I lived in the Netherlands. Watched TV in Dutch, read magazines, and talked to friends. Later I had a formal tutor.
    I loved living there.
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  • Can "labor" be plural as in "labors"?

    Best answer: Usually no.  In modern usage, labor is uncountable.

    However, there are the 12 labors of Hercules, so it CAN be plural, under a specific meaning, but it's rarely done these days.

    To say it is never plural is clearly false.

    It doesn't work in your example. 
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  • If a british person says something is going to happen at "half three", what time of day are they referring to?

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  • What language should I learn?

    Should I learn Moroccan arabic or vietnamese?
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  • A question about English grammar?

    Best answer: Both could be correct with a little modification. The first is common usage and heard every day. The second is a statement "I was wondering" followed by a question "where is it?" so the two parts have to be separated. 
    "I was wondering, where is it?"
    With the separation, it sounds fine and has a slightly different meaning from sentence 1. Without the separation it is clumsy.
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  • Which word is correct?

    Best answer: into his hand.............
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  • How may I pronounce "Sephora"?

    Like "Séfora', or "Seforá"?
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  • Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

    Best answer: Yes you seem to have understood it perfectly. The question asks what activities will you do or perform so that you enjoy the day as much as you can or to the fullest. Enjoyment doesn’t necessarily have to be fun. You can enjoy relaxing as well. It’s whatever you choose that’s enjoyable to you.
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  • Is Spanish and Italian pretty much the same language with different accents?  The words even look identical ?

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  • English teachers, which of these grammars are correct?

    Best answer: The use of words can be difficult as they mean different things when used with other words. Communication is more important than grammar, and in the country of Brazil they teach English with a lot of attention to grammar and not enough about meanings and communication.

    We should say "My tires are inflated" to mean there is enough air in the tires.
    "Blown up" has two meanings depending upon context.
    A balloon blown up is inflated to be large.
    Most things "blown up" means they were destroyed with explosives.
    "Blown out" referring to electrical equipment means not working because of electrical short circuit.
    There is ambiguity in using blown up or blown out.

    "My tires are blown out" in American English means you ran over a nail or sharp object or hit something and they have no air and need repair or replacement.
    "My tires are blown up" means they exploded into shreds and pieces.
    Since these are major problems, we could think maybe you mean "inflated" and do not know the word.
    in·flate  /inˈflāt/ -  fill (a balloon, tire, or other expandable structure) with air or gas so that it becomes distended.Or
    increase (something) by a large or excessive amount.

    About a candle, blow up the candle means explode it into pieces.
    Blow out a candle means wind (your breath) to end its burning.

    About tires, use "inflated" or "inflate" instead of blow up or blow out.
    If a tire has no air or is low on air, we could say "blow up the tire" to think of it like a balloon, but "inflate" is clear.

    BLOWING UP THINGS"In this video we are heating up objects with a gas torch and see how they react and what happens."
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnTDf6ra...
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  • Native English speakers, are these sentences correct:?

    Are these sentences correct: a) "Her knee had to be operated on for a torn ligament, and she wanted a top-notch doctor to operate on her, so she checked all the doctors' credentials to find out whether they had malpractice claims PERTAINING TO THEM." b) "Her knee had to be operated on for a torn ligament, and she wanted a top-notch doctor to operate on her, so she checked all the doctors' credentials to find out whether they had malpractice claims REFERING TO THEM."
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  • Do these sentences mean the same thing?

    Best answer: No.

    (A) is not clear but seems to mean that it was finally deciphered or understood.

    (B) clearly means the book was finally opened.
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  • Which sentence is correct?

    Best answer: Use of article "a", "the", or excluding it, is difficult in English.
    The musicians stayed at Motel 6 that night.
    The band stayed at Motel 6 that night.
    Your A is acceptable, but redundant. We try to avoid redundancy since it is sometimes awkward.

    B states:
    The musicians own a band, and that band stayed at Motel 6.
    Examples:
    The wives of the musicians stayed at Motel 6.
     =  The musicians' wives stayed at Motel 6.
    The manager of the musicians stayed at Motel 6.
     =  The musicians' manager stayed at Motel 6.
    so,
    The band of the musicians stayed at Motel 6 that night.
       The musicians' band stayed at Motel 6 that night.
    And, it is not what is intended to communicate.
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  • Is it right to say this...?

    I sent a message to a friend of mine ending it with "stay safe, sending love xo". Is it clear that I'm sending my love to her or I should have said "to you" at the end? Sorry I'm not an english native speaker
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  • How do you write 365.098 in Spanish?

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  • Which Language of these two is worth learning, Japanese or Korean?

    My uni has these two foreign language options that are currently available for my batch. Which should I choose? Also what are some benifits of learning either?
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  • Why do languages use the same letters from English, but make different sounds?

    So I know that some languages use the same letters as English instead of there own symbols like let’s just say Chinese, and I also know that this is most likely because their languages weren’t written prior to the sounds being assigned to English letters.  But what I don’t understand is how come some English letters used in other languages make a completely different sound to what they do in English? Couldn’t they have just chosen a different letter that actually makes that sound? Sorry if this question sounded stupid or confusing.
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  • Why do we have swear words in the first place?

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  • How long does it take to learn to read or write in china or india ?  do you know ?

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  • Native English speakers or master users of English: Regarding the expression, "I’m officially proclaiming a national emergency..."?

    Best answer: It's really hard to explain, but EVERY language has its quirks (yes, even constructed languages like Esperanto), but that's why you can "I'm having a party" it's going to happen) or "she's having a baby"  (it's going to happen or it's happening right now), but you can't say "I'm having a car".  It's similar with "proclaim".  "I proclaim a national emergency" is somewhat old-fashioned (like 400 years,usually preceded by "hear ye! hear ye!").  "I am proclaiming" means something like "I intend to proclaim".
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