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    The second means you want to get into a good position to take the photo or kill. The first doesn't work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "Let me get a clear shoot of him."
    "Let me get a clear shot of him."
    Can you explain to me again about what is the difference in meaning between the two?
    Try this,

    1. Let me get a clear shot of him. :D

    Question: Get a clear what of him?
    Answer: A clear shot of him.

    "what" replaces nouns. The phrase "a clear shot" is a noun phrase, made up of an article "a", an adjective "clear" and a noun "shot"; "shot" is a noun, a thing. It looks like the past tense verb "shot" (e.g. I shot him), but it's not a verb in sentence 1. We know this because it is modified by an article and an adjective.

    2. Let me get a clear shoot of him. :(

    "shoot" is a verb, a present tense verb. Sentence 2. is ungrammatical becuase, a verb cannot be modified by an article or an adjective:

    a clear shoot :( (Article+Adjective+Verb) (Not OK)
    a clear shot :D (Article+Adjective+Noun) (OK; big thumbs up!)

    All the best,

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    thanks, that really cleared things up.

    For my resume is this okay?:
    -troubleshooted serves and tested network cards for defects

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    thanks, that really cleared things up.

    For my resume is this okay?:
    -troubleshooted servers and tested network cards for defects
    The verb 'troubleshooted' is fine. It's derived from a compound: trouble+shoot, so 'shoot' doesn't follow its regular pattern of inflection (i.e. shoot (Present vb.), shot (Past vb.)). It takes -ed: troubleshoot (Present), troubleshooted (Past).

    All the best,

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    There also seems to be a rule that new verbs are regular.

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    "At that time he is elected to be a Conservative." <--correct? why?and what does the sentence mean?
    "At that time he was elected be a Conservative." <--correct? why?and what does the sentence mean?

    Lets say i am doing a presentation and the teacher want us to use present tense, i would use the first one right?



    "I have experienced that before." <--correct? why? what does it mean?
    "I have experience that before." <--correct? why? what does it mean?
    "I have undergone that before." why isn't "undergone" undergoned??
    Like why doesn't this rule work with the sentence above?
    Have + past participle ?





    "Pual remarries a clever wife named Denyse." <--why is named correct? why isnt it name? If i use name, what would the sentence mean?
    "Pual remarries a clever wife name Denyse." <--why is this incorrect? Isn't the sentence talking in present tense? why is "named" correct?

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    "At that time he is elected to be a Conservative." <--correct? why?and what does the sentence mean?
    I'd say this is incorrect- it should be 'this time'

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    A sad face :( means, incorrect. A happy face :D means, correct.


    1. At that time he is elected to be a Conservative. :(
    ==>'that' refers to the past--a location in time far from the speaker. "is" refers to the present.

    2. At that time he was elected be a Conservative." :D
    ==> Both 'that' and 'was' refer to the past.

    3. I have experienced that before. :D
    ==> 'have experienced', a present prefect verb form, does not express when in the past the event (experience) happened. Use the present perfect when you want to place 100% focus on the event; Use the simple past (i.e. I experienced that before), when you want to place 50% focus on when it happened and 50% focus on the event.

    4. I have experience that before. :(
    ==> The verb 'experience' needs '-ed' because it is part of a present perfect verb: 'have -ed/-en'.

    5. I have undergone that before. :D
    ==> The verb 'undergone' doesn't take the past marker -ed because it already has a past form: undergo (present), underwent (past), undergone (past participle). 'have undergone' is the perfect form of the verb "undergo".

    6. Pual remarries a clever wife named Denyse. :D
    ==> The word 'named' is an adjective. "remarries" is the verb. There can only be one verb per sentence in English.

    Paul (Subject)
    remarries (Verb)
    a clever wife (Object)
    named Denyse (Object Complement; function: describes the noun 'wife')

    All the best,

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    thannnnnnnnnnnnnks.

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    "I am dead." <-- why is this correct?
    "I am die." <--why is this wrong?

    "I am scheduled for tommorow." <-- why is this correct?
    "I am schedule for tommorow." <--is this wrong? why?

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