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    Exclamation Questions about Grammar

    There are some questions I need to ask you, so I will order them:

    a) In the sentence: "During this summer, I've put on some kilos because I've drunk and eaten a lot." Is the use of present perfect right? Should I have used another way?

    b) When I say: "How heavy are you?", Can I answer: "I am 53 kilos."???

    c) With the phrasal verb "hang around", is it right to say: "There were some strange people hanging around my house yesterday"?

    d) Suppose I have a towel and I don't want to use it because I'm afraid it can "come to an end". Is "come to and end" right in this sentence?

    Thank you very much!
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    Re: Questions about Grammar

    (a) is fine if the summer has not yet finished; otherwise, you'll have to set it in simple past tense.

    (b) 'I am' or 'I weigh' are both fine.

    (c) That's a great sentence.

    (d) Is not good-- I don't even understand your idea. 'Come to an end' means finish-- the movie finally came to an end after midnight', 'our holidays came to an end when I lost my VISA card'. There is also the idiom, 'come to a bad end'-- 'Jesse James came to a bad end: he was shot in the back'.

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    Re: Questions about Grammar

    d) Suppose I have a towel and I don't want to use it because I'm afraid it can "come to an end". Is "come to and end" right in this sentence?

    No.

    Try:
    I don't want to use the towel because I'm afraid it might wear out.
    I don't want to use the towel because I'm afraid of wearing it out.
    I don't want to use the towel because I'm afraid it might get worn out.

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