Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Urdu
      • Home Country:
      • Pakistan
      • Current Location:
      • Pakistan

    • Join Date: Jan 2012
    • Posts: 64
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    It is a dirty place. You should play in that place. Correct?

    Hi teachers,

    1) You must inform me of/about the situation. I would to know if we can use "of and about" with no changing meaning with 'inform'?

    2) I'm familiar with this language.
    This language is familiar to me. Here we have to use "to"?

    3) An oven is worked/used by electricity. Please correct this.

    4)It is a dirty place. You should play in that place. Correct? I want to know if "in" is used before "place" in this sense.

    Many many thanks in advance.

  1. FreeToyInside's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: May 2012
    • Posts: 222
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: It is a dirty place. You should play in that place. Correct?

    1) 'Inform me of' and 'inform me about' are both commonly used, both with the meaning of 'give me information about'.

    2) The 'to' is needed in the second usage, yes.

    3) 'An oven uses electricity', or even 'is powered by electricity'.

    4) 'You should play in that place' - yes, 'in' is used here.


    (not a teacher, just a language lover)

  2. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,167
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: It is a dirty place. You should play in that place. Correct?

    Please ask unrelated questions in separate threads. Things can become very confusing if different people attempt to answer different questions in the same thread.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-Mar-2009, 17:28
  2. This place rocks = this place cool/nice?
    By thedaffodils in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25-Jan-2009, 13:37
  3. diference between native place and place of birth
    By dharanija35 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Dec-2006, 04:46
  4. Taking Place, Took Place?
    By iamwkk in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-Jul-2006, 18:34
  5. A dirty place to sit
    By Stephan Wilhelm in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Jun-2006, 10:03

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •