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Ask Me ANY English Grammar Related Question You May Have!

UPDATE! Here you can check out the article where I’ve answered all your questions below!!!

Hello my fellow foreign English speakers!

Are you having any English grammar related questions that have been bugging you for a long time but you just can’t figure out the right answers?

Now you can ask me ANY English grammar related question and I guarantee I’ll answer it in the most detailed and helpful way I can!

Here’s the plan (I just thought of it this morning and personally think it’s a brilliant plan!):

  • You post your question in the comments section below
  • I put ALL of your questions in an article
  • I respond to each and every single one of your questions
  • As a result we’re going to have a massive article on this blog where I’ve answered all your questions!

UPDATE! Here you can check out the article where I’ve answered all your questions below!!!

Just think about it – not only you’ll get your own question answered, but you’ll also bound to come across some other question that’s also going to be really helpful in your particular situation 😉

So please my friend, if you have a couple of minutes to spare – just head over to the comments section below and ask your grammar related question – and remember, no question is too simple!

I’m going to answer them all ❗

Chat soon,

Robby

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  • Starc

    . A nationwide survey (a) / has brought up an (b) / interesting finding (c) / regarding infant mortality rate in India. (d) / No error.
    1)Finding of
    2)regarding the
    3) no error

  • Starc

    Hello please explain until it refers to former or latter.?
    1)You can actually boil water until it freezes solid.(here until it referes to water
    2)Pokeman go shouldn’t be killing scanners until it has its own tracking system.(here until it refers to first one pokeman go

  • Hi Esraa,

    Personally I would never say “which of this jewellery…” or “which of these jewelry…” – it just sounds weird to me.

    I would put it the following way: “Which of these pieces of jewelry is a must-have?”

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • Esraa Anwar

    Hello, So I’m having this dispute with my manager at work where I might get fired because of it. English is not our first language, but I’ve majored in English at Uni and I’ve taught it as well. He made me doubt myself on the other hand, so here goes my question:

    We work in Social Media, so yesterday I posted a photo of 3 diamond bracelets, labeled them with numbers and wrote the following caption: Which of this jewellery is a must have?

    He said it should be: Which of THESE jewellery is a must have?

    I tried to explain that jewellery is an uncountable noun, and that “which” refers to the ONE bracelet that they should choose, and not the whole set, therefor it should be a singular and not a plural. I am not even good at explaining why things are the way they are, it just comes with sense.

    So your thoughts are highly appreciated. It’s ok if I am wrong, I just need to know because it’s a big issue here at work. Thanks!

  • Hi Starc, here’s my answers:

    1) I asked the traveler where HE IS going – it’s an embedded question: http://englishharmony.com/embedded-questions/

    2) The qualities that have supported Tilak and have given him the hard-earned success are rare in politics.

  • Starc

    Hello Robby please answer
    Sentence correction,if any.
    1)i asked the traveller where is he going.

    2)The qualities which have supported Tilak and given him his hard-earned success have been rare in politics.

  • The unreasonable behavior of his daughter upset Mr. Gupta.

    If you insert “was thoroughly” instead of “upset”, the sentence simply doesn’t make any sense! 😉

  • Hi Sameer,

    The second sentence is correct – I’ve been living in London.

    You don’t use Present Perfect “I’ve lived in London” with a specific date or a year; Present Perfect is used for general statements without any time references.

    Cheers,

    Robby

  • sameer alomari

    Hi
    Please help on this

    the person is still living in London !

    which one is true???
    I’ve lived in London since 1984
    I’ve been living in London since 1984

  • Zulfiqar Ali

    hi Robby,
    Which prepositions are used in these sentences?
    1. The driver brought taxi ………… a sudden halt.
    2. My friend turned ………. late …………… cinema.
    plz explain

  • Starc

    The unreasonable behaviour/of his daughter/ (A) (B) was thoroughly/upset Mr. Gupta./ plz explain with rules

  • Tanisha Agrawal

    Hi Robby,

    Identify the error in the sentences
    given below if any and please explain correct one also
    Q 1.
    (a)The need to set up
    (b)a good library in the locality
    (c)has been in the minds of people
    (d)for some time now
    (e)No error
    Q 2.
    (a)Most people would have
    (b)attended the union meeting
    (c)if they had
    (d)had longer notice of it.
    (e)No error
    Q 3.
    (a)He took to
    (b)reading Times
    (c)for better knowledge
    (d)of the facts.
    (e)No error
    Q 4.
    (a)When children have difficulty understanding
    (b)a certain mathematical process, it is often because
    (c)their teachers do not understand it conceptually
    (d)themselves and do not present it in a way that
    children can understand.
    (e)No error.
    Q 5.
    (a)Studies show that the lives of millions of mothers
    (b)and their children could be saved if countries would
    (c)invest in programs that ensures a healthy
    pregnancy,
    (d)and safe childbirth.
    (e)No error.
    Q 6.
    (a)Film viewers claim that
    (b)the number of scenes depicting alcohol consumption
    (c)have increased dramatically over
    (d)the last decade.
    (e)no error
    Q 7.
    (a)Forty percent of the people alive today have
    (b)never made a phone call, but
    (c)thirty percent still have no electricity connections
    (d)to their homes.
    (e)no error
    Q 8.
    (a)Workers with less
    (b)personal problems are
    (c)likely to be
    (d)more productive in their work.
    (e)no error.
    Q 9.
    (a)Everyone who visits Singapore
    (b)is impressed by its cleanliness,
    (c)which is mainly a result of rigorous implementation
    (d)of their strict laws.
    (e)No error
    Q 10.
    (a)The bridal dress was
    (b)most unique: the prince
    (c)designed it and his
    (d)mother provided the lace fabric.
    (e)No error
    ——————————————————————————————————
    Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given and explain why?

    Big ideas come from tackling –13– problems. When
    one is confronted with an overwhelming task, it’s
    pieces. Business jargon is full of phrases about that,
    like “pilot projects” and “low-hanging fruit.” They have
    their place, but in the repertory of management –14—,
    they should share their place with bold approaches to
    big challenges. Much of today’s most valuable
    management knowledge came from wrestling with
    such issues. The most complicated workplace in the
    middle of the last century was the automobile assembly
    plant. Drawn to its complexity where Peter F. Drucker,
    W. Edwards Deming, and Taiichi Ohno, among others.
    The work they and their disciples did, applied in
    industry after industry, is the basis of the best that we
    know about operations, managing people, innovation,
    organizational design, and much more.
    The most complex workplaces are tertiary care
    hospitals. These vast –15– employ tens of thousands
    of people who, under one roof, do everything from
    neurosurgery to laundry. Each patient – that is to say,
    each “job” — calls on a different set of people with a
    different constellation of —16—; even when the two
    patients have the same diagnosis, success may be –17–
    differently. This is complexity of an order of magnitude
    greater than automobile assembly, and anyone who —
    18— hospitalized knows that management has thus far
    been unequal to the scope of task. The workers,
    managers, consultants, and scholars –19– crack this
    nut will reshape industries and institutions just as —
    20— as Drucker, Deming, and Ohno did.
    Q 1.
    (a) Small
    (b) big
    (c) Irrelevant
    (d) Buildings
    (e) minor
    Q 2.
    (a) Weakness
    (b) Strength
    (c) Power
    (d) practice
    (e) symptom
    Q 3.
    (a) houses
    (b) institute
    (c) demagogue
    (d) Forts
    (e) enterprises
    Q 4.
    (a) Barbarity
    (b) talent
    (c) skills
    (d) unskilled
    (e) barbaric
    Q 7.
    (a) managed
    (b) Officious
    (c) Delivered
    (d) measured
    (e) postponed
    Q 8.
    (a) are been
    (b) have being
    (c) have been
    (d) has been
    (e) is be
    Q 9.
    (a) who
    (b) whom
    (c) whose
    (d) which
    (e) whomsoever
    Q 10.
    (a) Profoundly
    (b) gradually
    (c) superficially
    (d) speciously
    (e) earnest

    Thank You

  • India is a land of… who’ve ruled the country… <- Present Perfect … [and also] – this has to be taken out

    2) The first option because I guess the house HAD been converted before the murder, right?

    3) you don't say "about eleven" – eleven is specific enough. You can say "about ten" or something like that.

    4) Again – it depends on WHEN the conversion happened. If it was before the murder then it's "had been"; if it's after – "has been".

  • Here’s how I’d write it: “My new Pokémon card has 1,000 points; it knows the second best moveset – Charge Attack and Quick Attack – and has 80% IVs

  • Starc

    India is a land of (1)/great political leaders (2)/ who ruled the country effectively (3) / and also by protecting its national interest.

  • Benis Lajdis

    I need help on deciding wether or not I should use a semicolon (or a comma instead) in these two lists. If so, where do I put them? Here are the two lists:

    My new Pokémon card has 1,000 points, knows Charge Attack and Quick Attack, and has 80% IVs.

    The other list is this one:

    My new Pokémon card has 1,000 points, it knows the second best moveset, Charge Attack and Quick Attack, and has 80% IVs.

    Note: when I talk about “the second best moveset,” in rendering towards “Charge Attack and Quick Attack.”

  • The second one is correct.

  • It’s either “…he’s coming to me…” or “he came to me…”

  • Jack

    Mr Smith and Mr Jones’s classes were really well behaved

    Mr Smith’s and Mr Jones’s classes were really well behaved

    Mr Smith’s and Mr Jones’ classes were really well behaved

    Which one is correct ?

  • walkingdead

    “Finding himself in Financial difficulty, he comes to me for help and advice/ he came to me for help and advice”…both correct?

  • Well, in this case there’s no such a thing as correct punctuation; you merely change the meaning of the sentence by omitting the comma in the first example! “Let’s draw Charlie” means that you’re suggesting to draw Charlie; “Let’s draw, Charlie” means that you’re addressing Charlie and encouraging him to draw.

  • Joshua Xavier

    Enter the correct punctuation mark that indicates Charlie has to draw.
    Lets draw Charlie

    is the answer
    A) Let’s draw Charlie
    or
    B) Lets draw, Charlie

  • The correct answer is b – “in Great Britain”; “Great Britain” comes without the definite article “the”. It’s “the United Kingdom” that has the definite articles in front of it!

  • Starc

    Common error
    Many overseas students attend colleges in the Great Britain
    A)Many overseas students attend college in the Great Britain
    B)Many overseas students attend colleges in Great Britain.

  • You have it correct with the period at the end of the sentence.

  • Ppraveend

    Ok, but should there be a question mark or a period in the end.

  • Archaeologist assesses, he judges. The meaning is similar, but as for how and when to use those words – it’s all about the context. You just have to “feel” it, and it all comes with exposure and experience.

  • Statc

    An archaeologist ….the domestic skills of their women folk.
    1)judges
    2)assesses

    From the weapns he ….the size of animsls their owners could kill.
    Plz tell me difference b/ w judge something or assess something

  • starc

    it is easy to ….. a heritage but very difficult to maintain it in its original form
    1)damage
    2) spoil
    Plz explain it.i don’t know the difference between these two words

  • As for the poem – honestly, I haven’t got a clue! 😉 My area of expertize is normal, every-day English! 😉
    Second question – pretty much the same meaning, except for the fact that with the second sentence you would probably mention an actual situation whereas the first sentence is a more general statement.
    “of all the dreams…” – kind of doesn’t make any sense on its own, sounds like a continuation of another sentence.

  • In the first instance “sudden” is an adjective whereas in the second one – adjective. Basically in the first sentence “stop” is a noun but in the second one – a verb.

  • 3) No correction. Why? 2) is not an option because “a people” doesn’t make any sense, “people” is a plural noun. 1) is not an option either because the noun “nation” demands the verb “to be” to be conjugated in the 3rd person: “is”.

  • Why don’t you just rephrase it this way: “It doesn’t matter how you feel about it,” he said. It’s much easier! 😉 But if you want to stick with “he said” in the middle, the second part has to start with a lower case letter “how..”

  • Ppraveend

    Please correctly punctuate the sentence Robby

  • Ppraveend

    Anyone good in English.. Pls correct the following phrase

    “It doesn’t matter,” he said, “How you feel about it.”

  • starc

    What the nation needs is people of character.
    1)are the people of character
    2)is a people of character.
    3)no correction

  • starc

    Find the error in the following sentences.
    1)The accident was averted as the driver brought his car to a sudden stop.
    In my book Answer is no error but why we can not use suddenly stop i have found some sentences like
    Why did he suddenly stop texting me?

  • Carlos

    Hello,
    I have some questions where i can’t find the right answers.
    In a poem i have a question about the word ‘let’

    ‘the twilight of hope seen through sunset eyes, let magic dreams come true in every sunrise.

    In my opinion the word ‘let’ has to be ‘lets’ because subject is ‘the twilight of hope’

    Am I correct?

    Second question:
    What’s the difference between the meaning of these to sentences:

    All the Dreams We’ve Shared
    All the Dreams We Shared

    Can we also write:

    ‘Of all the dreams we’ve shared’?

    Thanks for the answers!

  • 1) b
    2) d
    3) b
    4) d

  • It’s an adverb.

  • saqib

    sir in a phrase Extreamly good……which part of speech is extreamly?plz let me kw

  • starc

    I have a confusion in follows and precedes.
    Suppose there are five person A,B,C,D,E.
    1)c is preceded by
    2)c precedes
    2)c followes
    2)c is followed by

  • The second sentence kind of implies that the lamb is still alive and is about to be attacked by someone and eaten. But in reality both sentences mean the same thing!

  • Venkatappan Madhavaraj

    Hi Robby,

    Would like to know what is difference between below two sentence.

    1)The lamb is ready to eat.

    2) The lamb is ready to be eaten

  • Venkatappan Madhavaraj

    Thanks Robby.

  • The sentence should start the following way: “Ravi attempted to open…” – because the last part of the sentence is Simple Past “…slipped past…” so it demands the same tense in the beginning of the sentence.

  • starc

    Find the error in following sentence.Ravi would attempt to open / the lock with all his might/ when his spectacles slipped off and fell down/.plz explain i have doubt in would and past simple

  • In the second instance the emphasis is put on the “is given” part, it implies that someone provided a wrong sentence whereas the first sentence merely says that this particular sentence that we’re looking at is wrong.

  • Venkatappan Madhavaraj

    Hi Robby,

    I want to know what is difference between below two sentence.

    1) The given sentence is wrong

    2 )The sentence is given wrong

  • Hi Tanisha,

    Please receive the correct answers:

    1. a
    2. d
    3. a
    4. Correct sentence: Whether or not to confront them about their role in the matter is a decision which is yet to be taken.
    5. b
    6. e
    7. a
    Regards,
    Robby