I have three questions to ask:
Is there any difference between ''It is almost 10 o'clock" and "It is nearly 10 o'clock"? It seems to me if it 9:57 or so I should use 'almost'. If it is 9:40 or so I should use 'nearly'. Is that right?
The following is an exercise on exlamations. It is very confusing.
He lost an arm in an accident last summer.
Oh, dear, I 'm so sorry.
Can I replace the underlined part with 'Oh, no" ?
Look/Good heavens! The car is on fire!
I have two questions about this sentence:
1. The sentence is the original sentence. But I have consulted my dictionary 'Look' means 'annoyance' when it is used as an exclamation. Is the work 'look' an exclamation or it means 'See'? If it is the latter then it is not an exlamation. It is a verb. Is that right?
2.If only 'Good heavens' can I replace it with 'My god', 'Oh dear', or 'Oh, no'?
Oh! Are we having an exam today? I didn't study at all during the weekend!
Can I replace the underlined word with 'Gosh', 'Oh dear', 'Goodness me', or 'Oh, no'?
It's two miles to the beach. Let's walk there.
Can I say "It's two miles from the beach"?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
Can I replace the underlined part with ''
Last edited by jiang; 11-Dec-2007 at 13:46.
Re: nearly, exclamation
Originally Posted by jiang
By sjc55 in forum Ask a Teacher
Last Post: 27-Sep-2007, 14:39
By Lenka in forum Ask a Teacher
Last Post: 11-Jul-2007, 11:33
By san in forum Ask a Teacher
Last Post: 29-May-2007, 23:49
By Jesule in forum Ask a Teacher
Last Post: 21-Jun-2006, 00:10
By hela in forum Ask a Teacher
Last Post: 18-May-2006, 03:44
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO