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Asked in Grammar, Sentence and Word Structure, Syllable Count

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. ...
Asked in Middle Ages, Grammar

What is ope short for in old English?

Ope isn't short for anything in old English - It's a pseudo-word and is found exclusively in modern second-rate verses, where it means "open." The word did not exist back in the time when people spoke Old English. ...
Asked in Grammar, Sentence and Word Structure, Syllable Count

How many syllables in seven?

There are 2 syllables. (Se-ven)
Asked in Grammar, Pronouns

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?

Hello students: here is interesting question is the word used singular or plural should we say the news is good weather news August question and I also have a very special announcement to make sure what are the and the lesson to find out what is the word news in English read the full details;
Asked in Grammar, Climatology and Climate Changes

What is a climate of pluralism?

In this phrase, pluralism is not referring to anything grammatical. It is referring to pluralism as a diversity of viewpoints or the stance that no one view is better than another. ...
Asked in Grammar

What is the feminine form of patron?

The feminine form of patron is patroness.
Asked in Accents and Dialects, Grammar, The Difference Between

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 Grammar

Is it grammatically correct to say less worse?

No. Use "less bad" or "better" It is, though people tend to opt for the positive, i.e. it is better ...
Asked in Grammar, Plural Nouns, Nouns

What is the plural word for prognosis?

The plural form of the noun 'prognosis' is prognoses.
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 Grammar, Plural Nouns, Nouns

What is the singular form of libretto?

Libretto is the singular. Libretti is the plural. Sometimes librettos is also commonly used as the plural. ...
Asked in Literature and Language, Grammar

Can you say l will be available on December?

You could say I will be available on December 1 (or 15, or 20). If you're available the whole month, you'd say I'll be available IN December. ...
Asked in Grammar, Adjectives and Articles, Nouns

What is noun form of frighten?

Frightening is the noun form of the verb to frighten. A related noun form is fright. ...
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 Catholicism, Grammar

Is it Wednesday special or Wednesday's special?

Either form would be proper depending upon what you wish to convey.
Asked in Grammar, Sentence and Word Structure, Example Sentences

Can you start a sentence with the word hopefully?

Yes you can; example: Hopefully, my refund check will come before the rent is due. ...
Asked in Grammar, Plural Nouns, Nouns

Is reader a singular or plural?

Reader is a singular noun; readers in the plural form.
Asked in Grammar, Plural Nouns, Nouns

What is the plural of occurrence?

Occurrences is the plural of occurrence: On how many occurrences did you observe Mr. Gray waiting in the lobby? ...
Asked in Grammar, Definitions

What does desolate mean?

It means something that is barren and has little life or activity, such as an arctic ice flow, or a desert. It also means deserted, lifeless, abandoned. Uninhabited, deserted. devastated or abandoned ...
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.' ...
Asked in Grammar, Nouns

What is the singular possessive form of index?

The possessive singular of all English nouns is formed by adding -'s: index's. ...