Questions from a native English speaker about how to be respectful of someone learning
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by /u/Brilliant_Hand1730
2h ago
Hi! I'm not sure if this is the right subreddit to ask this in, so if not, I'm sorry, I couldn't find a more fitting one. Anyway, I recently started a new job and a coworker that I see frequently does not know much English, but I didn't want to be rude or disrespectful at all so I wanted to ask people with similar experiences as him for some advice. 1.) Is it rude or weird to ask what his native language is so that I can learn some basics of it? I can't place what exactly his accent is and also don't want to assume and then start speaking to him in the wrong language, but also would that be w ..read more
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What does "he has left in him" mean here?
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by /u/alam_brito-XD
2h ago
I've looked for a translation, but it doesn't make sense. submitted by /u/alam_brito-XD [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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“A user error”or “an user error”
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by /u/Gnosticz
2h ago
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I do not pronounce words normal and I'm 28
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by /u/the_girl123
2h ago
I am educated and hold a master's degree. I have won awards for my writing. However, I struggle with grammar, and my speech is more phonetic. For instance, I pronounce Yosemite as Yah-Se-Mite. My first language is English. I learned Spanish in HS and minored in it in college. However, I was in speech class for five years when I was little. I want to work on it, but I do not know how. Any advice? submitted by /u/the_girl123 [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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A feeling of being sure
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by /u/8080good
2h ago
belief 1 a : a feeling of being sure that someone or something exists or that something is true — often + in - He says that he is given strength by his belief in God. - He has a strong belief in his ability to win. [=he is certain that he can win] - His family has an unshakable belief in his innocence. Source: https://www.britannica.com/dictionary/belief It seems that the examples don't fit the definition well. Does "feeling" mean "opinion" or does it mean "emotional state"? submitted by /u/8080good [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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And the rest as being
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by /u/8080good
2h ago
Bad weather caused several delays with the result that the work was not completed on time. I would describe “the result” as the noun phrase acting as the object of the preposition “with”, and the rest as being the complement that explains what that result was. What is the grammatical construction of "and the rest as being"? submitted by /u/8080good [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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Looking vs Looked
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by /u/Sam65tt
4h ago
So I was trying to tell a friend that something I cooked looked like mushrooms. So I said: "mushroom-looked chicken legs" To describe them. Because I was trying to say this thing I cooked in the past looked this way. But apparently the correct way to say this is: "mushroom-looking chicken legs" I don't really unsweetened why one is valid and one isn't, or what the disction is. ? my friend is a native English speaker, and just said it's intuition/they can't explain it. submitted by /u/Sam65tt [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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What would you say when you completely forget what you were talking about in the middle of a conversation?
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by /u/According_Employee57
4h ago
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What are you doing over the weekend? (How is this sentence grammatically correct?)
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by /u/Ok_Distribution_8805
4h ago
When A is in a casual chitchat with B, A asks B, “What are you doing over the weekend?” because A would like to ask B out on a date. Why shouldn’t it be “What will you do OR be doing over the weekend?” since the weekend is still a few days away? As such, we should use the future tense instead. Thank you for your explanation in advance. submitted by /u/Ok_Distribution_8805 [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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When do you -er, -or, -ist and -ian?
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by /u/prostidudess
4h ago
Especially for musicians. submitted by /u/prostidudess [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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