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    Arrow Some questions...

    Hello everybody,

    I need some help on this:

    1)Is this sentence correct?

    "Does the bus will take us at the hotel?" (or "in" the hotel?)

    2)What words I can use instead "waffle" and "dump"?
    For example:
    a)"That guy is waffling a lot writing down those kinds of words."
    b)"She was dumped by his boyfriend."

    3) What I can say rather than "saccharin"?
    "Sweeten"?

    Thanks folks,

    Falcon

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    Re: Some questions...

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Hello everybody,

    I need some help on this:

    1)Is this sentence correct?

    "Does the bus will take us at the hotel?" (or "in" the hotel?)
    The bus does take us to the hotel > Does the bus...?
    The bus will take us to the hotel > Will the bus...?

    2)What words I can use instead "waffle" and "dump"?
    For example:
    a)"That guy is waffling a lot writing down those kinds of words." "wafflng a lot" > prolix or rambling or windy
    b)"She was dumped by his boyfriend." Why is his boyfriend discarding/chucking/scrapping her?

    3) What I can say rather than "saccharin"?
    "Sweeten"? Sweet

    Thanks folks,

    Falcon
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    Arrow Re: Some questions...

    Thanks for helping Anglika.

    1) So, I cannot say "Does the bus will take us at the hotel?" Or I have to use "does" or "will"? . I don't know if I'm expressing myself clearly. I want to say that I'm not at the hotel at the moment but I want to know if when I get there, the bus will take us or not.

    2) Which one is more common to say: "saccharin" or "sweetner"? (or both?)


    Well, thanks for telling the synonyms to that words.

    Cheers!

    Falcon

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    Re: Some questions...

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Thanks for helping Anglika.

    1) So, I cannot say "Does the bus will take us at the hotel?" Or I have to use "does" or "will"? . I don't know if I'm expressing myself clearly. I want to say that I'm not at the hotel at the moment but I want to know if when I get there, the bus will take us or not.

    The questions "Does the/this bus..." or "Will the/this bus..." both apply.

    I am understanding you to say that when you arrive at the airport/railway station/bus station in the town concerned, you want to ask if the bus waiting there will take you to the hotel.



    2) Which one is more common to say: "saccharin" or "sweetner"? (or both?) Most people use "sweetener". Saccharin is only one of several different substances used for artificial sweetening.


    Well, thanks for telling the synonyms to that words.

    Cheers!

    Falcon
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    Arrow Re: Some questions...

    and could I say "Will the bus take us in the hotel?" or even "Does the bus is going to take us in the hotel?"
    Does the meaning is different if I say "at" or "to" instead?

    thanks

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    Re: Some questions...

    It has to be "to" as it concerns movement towards somewhere.

    cf: Prepositions of Direction: To, On (to), In (to)

    Prepositions of Location: At, In, On

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    Arrow Re: Some questions...

    So, if I ask "Does the bus take us to the hotel?" the person I'm asking to, will understand that I want to know if when we get to the hotel the bus will take us to somewhere or that the bus will take us to the hotel? I don't know if I'm being clear enough but I want ask if the bus wil take us from hotel to another place. It seems that if I ask using "...to the hotel?" the person I'm talking to will make out that I want to know if the bus will transport me to the hotel.

    Well, I'm sorry for being so insistent on this but I only would like to understand it. Perhaps it is easy for you but as I'm studying English on my own so I do not have anyone to ask except around here.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Some questions...

    I will try to follow your question.

    #1 You are about to board a bus. You want to know if it will take you to your hotel > "Please could you tell me if this bus will take me to xxxx Hotel".

    #2 You are about to board a bus. You know it goes to your hotel, but you also want to know if the bus goes on from the hotel to another destination [perhaps the National Museum} > "Please could you tell me if this bus goes to the National Museum after xxx Hotel".


    Is this closer to answering your problem?

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    Arrow Re: Some questions...

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I will try to follow your question.

    #1 You are about to board a bus. You want to know if it will take you to your hotel > "Please could you tell me if this bus will take me to xxxx Hotel".

    #2 You are about to board a bus. You know it goes to your hotel, but you also want to know if the bus goes on from the hotel to another destination [perhaps the National Museum} > "Please could you tell me if this bus goes to the National Museum after xxx Hotel".


    Is this closer to answering your problem?
    This is my problem...
    Rather than want to know if the bus is going to take me to the xxxx hotel, I wanna know if the bus will take me when I get to hotel. I'm supposing that I'm not on the bus and not in the hotel at the moment I'm asking it. However, when I get there (in the hotel) I wanna know if a tour bus, for example, will take me for a ride, so I thought that asking "Does the bus is going to take me in/on(?) the hotel?" or "Will the bus take me in/on(?) the hotel"?, the person I'm asking to, would understand it.

    Thanks for helping...

    Falcon

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    Re: Some questions...

    Obs.: I AM NOT A TEACHER

    You: Will the bus take (pick?) me at the hotel?
    Answer: YESS Sir! We provide a bus to take you to XXX. It will be parked in front of the hotel!!!
    Last edited by hscadore; 27-Sep-2007 at 17:06.

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