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    I shall be coming your home tomorrow.

    why we used future continuous instead of simple future?

    She has got married aged 35 why not at age?

    Barcelona club is considered as the popular team all over the world.

    why not considers?

    The town has only got one way if I say the town has got only one way...correct?

    I wouldn't go home yesterday.....is it correct?

    He would visit me on all weekend (I mean he used to visit me on all weekend) correct?

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    Re: DISCUSSION

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    I shall be coming your home tomorrow.

    why we used future continuous instead of simple future? You can use both but I need more context

    She has got married aged 35 why not at age? both are correct

    Barcelona club is considered as the popular team all over the world.

    why not considers? it's a passive construction, Barcelone isn't doing anything in this sentence

    The town has only got one way if I say the town has got only one way...correct? yes, but my feeling is that the first construction is more common

    I wouldn't go home yesterday.....is it correct? no, the correct sentence is I wouldn't have gone home yesterday
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    Re: DISCUSSION

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    I shall be coming your home tomorrow.

    why we used future continuous instead of simple future?

    She has got married aged 35 why not at age?

    Barcelona club is considered as the popular team all over the world.

    why not considers?

    The town has only got one way if I say the town has got only one way...correct?

    I wouldn't go home yesterday.....is it correct?

    He would visit me on all weekend (I mean he used to visit me on all weekend) correct?
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    (1) I think that you are 100% correct regarding the position of

    "only." That adverb should go directly in front of the word that

    you wish to limit:

    Tom has only two friends.

    I read only the Guardian newspaper.

    Mona trusts only usingenglish.com.

    BUT many native speakers feel that it sounds more natural

    (and smoother to say):

    Tom only has two friends; I only read the Guardian newspaper;

    Mona only trusts usingenglish. com.

    When you write English, it would be a good idea to follow the rule;

    when you speak it, putting "only" in front of the verb will probably

    come naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    (1) I think that you are 100% correct regarding the position of

    "only." That adverb should go directly in front of the word that

    you wish to limit:

    Tom has only two friends.

    I read only the Guardian newspaper.

    Mona trusts only usingenglish.com.

    BUT many native speakers feel that it sounds more natural

    (and smoother to say):

    Tom only has two friends; I only read the Guardian newspaper;

    Mona only trusts usingenglish. com.

    When you write English, it would be a good idea to follow the rule;

    when you speak it, putting "only" in front of the verb will probably

    come naturally.
    I am on the side of the belief that where to put only is a matter of style if there's no potential ambiguity.
    —Usage note
    The placement of only as a modifier is more a matter of style and clarity than of grammatical rule. In a sentence like The doctor examined the children, varying the placement of only results in quite different meanings: The doctor only examined the children means that the doctor did nothing else. And The doctor examined only the children means that no one else was examined. Especially in formal writing, the placement of only immediately before what it modifies is often observed: She sold the stock only because she needed the money. However, there has long been a tendency in all varieties of speech and writing to place only before the verb ( She only sold the stock because she needed the money ), and such placement is rarely confusing.

    Only | Define Only at Dictionary.com
    This little essay written by James Thurber is quite amusing if you're into that sort of thing: Only and One.

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    Re: DISCUSSION

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    1/I shall be coming your home tomorrow.

    why
    we used do/did we use future continuous instead of simple future?

    2. The town has only got one way if I say the town has got only one way...correct? punctuation?

    3. I wouldn't go home yesterday.....is it correct?
    Please start a separate thread for each new question. It can become very confusing if people answer different questions in one thread.

    1.As Mr_Ben said, we need more context in order to give a precise answer.

    2. What do you mean by 'The town has only got one way'?

    3. It could be correct. It depends on the context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    This little essay written by James Thurber is quite amusing if you're into that sort of thing: Only and One.
    The fault here, however, is not so much with the nouns of pronouns as with the verb, "to love." Nothing can be done about the verb "to love."

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    Re: DISCUSSION

    I had been in an exam and those are confused me, They have come as following:

    1.I shall be ( coming/come) your home tomorrow.

    if he said
    ......... would be more better.
    I shall be coming your home tomorrow at 6 pm to chat with you.



    without more context so my teacher mistake.

    2. The town( has only /only has) got one road.


    Thanks a lot dear members for your interaction.

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    Re: DISCUSSION

    'I shall come/be coming to your home tomorrow.'

    'Barcelona FC is considered to be a popular football club all over the world.'

    'The town only has one road.' Or 'The town has only got one road.'

    'He would visit me every weekend.'

    Rover

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    Re: DISCUSSION

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Please start a separate thread for each new question. It can become very confusing if people answer different questions in one thread.

    1.As Mr_Ben said, we need more context in order to give a precise answer.

    2. What do you mean by 'The town has only got one way'?

    3. It could be correct. It depends on the context.
    Hello, 5jj.

    I can only think of #3 as correct when it's seen in reported speech, e.g., I said that I wouldn't go home yesterday.

    Is there any context on which #3 can be used indepently and thought to be correct?

    Many thanks.

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