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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"?
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"?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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...
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 16:06.