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Includes properly using words and other components to form complete sentences; also inlcludes the various rules associated with forming sentences.
Do 2 syllable words ending with ed create 3 syllable words?
Sometimes, but only when the word would not be pronounceable without the extra syllable. After t or d, in English you can't have an immediately following t or d, so a vowel has to be inserted before the "-d" ending, and this new vowel produces an extra syllable. ...
When do you use 'who' and when do you use 'whom'?
The pronoun 'who' is used as a subject pronoun. The pronoun 'whom' is used as an object pronoun. The pronouns 'who' and 'whom' are interrogative pronouns and relative pronouns. An interrogative pronoun introduces a question. A relative pronoun introduces a relative clause. Examples: Who ordered the special? (interrogative pronoun, subject of the sentence) The man who ordered it is right there. (relative pronoun, subject of the relative clause) With whom are you going to the prom? (interrogative pronoun, object of the preposition 'with') The one to whom I...
Asked in Grammar, Plural Nouns, Nouns
What is the plural for premium?
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What is different between vowels and consonants?
Consonants are pronounced by obstructing the airflow through the vocal tract, vowels are pronounced by passing air through different shapes of the mouth. Example: pronounce the letter T. You find that you must flick your tongue on your teeth, or obstructing the airflow through the vocal tract. Try other consonants too, like P is pronounce by pushing the lips together then apart. now pronounce all the vowels, you'll find you don't really use your lips tongue or teeth, just shaping your mouth...
Asked in France in WW2, Grammar
Show the list of masculine and feminine genders?
Your question doesn't really make sense in the context of the French language. All nouns are either masculine or feminine, and all adjectives and pronouns have both a masculine form and a feminine form (occasionally they are the same). Any word modifying or replacing a given noun must match that noun's gender. For example: J'aime bien ce livre. Il est assez intéressant. -- I like this book. It is rather interesting. J'aime bien cette sculpture. Elle est assez intéressante. -- I like this sculpture. It...
Asked in Grammar, Sentence and Word Structure
What are fifteen examples of complex and compound sentences?
Although the little girl prefers wearing dresses, she wore jeans last Saturday and felt very comfortable. Mr. Schmidt usually shovels the driveway, but because of the heavy snow, he used the snowblower. Lauren forgot to do her homework, so she scrambled to finish it while she ate breakfast. Matthew may be a basketball star, but he sure scored a lot of runs when he subbed on the baseball team. Miss Mays teaches art, but she often helps out in the office when they're shorthanded. Though...
Asked in Literature and Language, Grammar
Can you say more formally?
If you mean say the word "more" formally then yes. You can say to a greater extent or furthermore and for more answers go on an online theasaurus. Just type in online theasaurus into google and in the search tab on the site, type in the word and you are done! =) No. You should say ..."dress more formal" or "dress formally" ...
Asked in English Language, Grammar
Is it correct saying nice speaking to you After a conversation?
It is correct to say "Nice speaking to you" after a conversation. "Nice talking with you" is also okay, and perhaps slightly more idiomatic. The expression is short for "It was nice speaking to you", and this, in turn, comes from "Speaking to you was nice" by the grammatical process of extraposition, which substitutes "it" for a complicated sentence subject and moves the original subject to the end. That is to say, we begin with a subject "speaking to you" of the predicate "was...
Asked in Grammar, Definitions
What is meant by the term 'hypothetical meaning'?
Hypothetical is a word used to express that something is 'in theory'. Here are two example sentences that help to show this: 'Hypothetically, the ball will roll downward if I place it on a sloping surface.' 'In theory, the ball will roll downward if I place it on a sloping surface.' ...