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Language Questions / Re: Prepositions
« Last post by Darryl on January 16, 2018, 09:13:44 pm »
They all seem a bit unnatural to me. I would think 'of' is the only pronoun that works. No pronoun required. Just 'change of career'.
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Café / Re: How well can you tolerate cold?
« Last post by Unknown on January 16, 2018, 12:36:43 pm »
Its about dressing right and being healthy. I like being a healthy person by eating a healthy diet and using natural products by companies.

(Edit: Commercial link removed)

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Language Questions / Re: a strung out sentence
« Last post by chuliona on January 16, 2018, 12:21:36 pm »
Thanks Darryl.
Iona
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Language Questions / Prepositions
« Last post by chuliona on January 16, 2018, 12:20:52 pm »
1. Change of your career
2. Change to your career
3. Change in your career
4. Change for your career

What is the difference in the above sentences where different prepositions are used? Grateful if anyone can explain.

Regards
Iona
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Language Questions / Re: a strung out sentence
« Last post by Darryl on January 16, 2018, 11:23:18 am »
Never heard of strung out sentences. Perhaps they are just long, convoluted sentences. They could also be run-on sentences where a full stop is required but not used you see them quite a lot.
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Language Questions / a strung out sentence
« Last post by chuliona on January 16, 2018, 07:57:58 am »
I am not sure of strung out sentences. Do they refer to long sentences?
Grateful if anyone can offer advice.

Regards
Iona
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Language Questions / Re: Article before Nouns
« Last post by Darryl on January 16, 2018, 04:29:34 am »
No, it's quite OK as is.
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Language Questions / Article before Nouns
« Last post by Malcolm on January 16, 2018, 12:13:09 am »
Dear teachers,

In the following sentence, shouldn't there be an article before the nouns, "Education Minister" and "Guest-of-honour"?

"Education Minister Tommy, who was guest-of-honour, said...."

Thank you very much.
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Café / Re: Pet story
« Last post by admin on January 15, 2018, 06:07:10 pm »
Posted in too many places I guess :(
Cricket - have loved it ever since my days at Pep school. We were always allowed off to watch Essex play - so a 5 day match was great :)
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Language Questions / ---- Pending any such warp in the world
« Last post by t k on January 15, 2018, 04:32:31 am »
Know that the simple clockwork of itself has no [more] need for symptoms of inutility, lonesomeness, directionlessness, because now it has a path marked out for it over which it has no control. That's what the feeling would be, if there were such things as animate yo-yos. Pending any such warp in the world Profane felt like the closest thing to one and above her eyes began to doubt his own animateness.  (from V. by Thomas Pynchon; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain the sentence in bold.  Some commas should at least help.  Thanks.  --- tk
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