I've already mentioned this problem here.
Unfortunately, I still don't get it :/
My teacher explained it this way:
1. People said he was innocent.
He was said to be innocent.
2. People said he had been angry.
He was said to have been angry.
But it is contrary to what I've learned here...
I've got a question to turn into reported speech and it's out-of-date reporting:
"Who is this man?" the old lady asked her husband.
According to what I've learned about "this/that" + noun in reported speech, it should be:
The old lady asked her husband who the man was.
Is this correct?
I've got a problem with this sentence:
I was thinking about doing it for a long time, but then I decided not to.
I don't understand why the past continuous is used here?
I thought that we use it when we want to show that an action was in progress in the past. But we don't use it when we have a...
The way I know it is:
You cannot answer "Can/Could I use your pen?" with "Yes, you could/No, you could't".
That's according to "Grammarway 5" by Jenny Dooley and Virginia Evans (Express Publishing).
But I've just found information in "Destination C1&C2" (Macmillan) that:
For refusals, we can...
I've got a letter to complete. It's a standard letter from holidays. It's embarrassing because it's from a workbook for beginners and I have no idea what to put there :/
I'd like to ask for your help.
It goes like this:
Greetings from Spain.
[details about my holidays]
Right now I'm drinking...
She is guilty about her treatment of her family.
Does it mean:
1. She is ashamed and sad because of the way she treats her family.
2. She is ashamed and sad because of the way her family treats her.
Is it possible to write 22 as 'twenty two', without a dash?
I'm curious because I've heard from a 10-year-old child that the teacher told them that they could write such numbers with or without a dash.
For me it has always been "twenty-two". Maybe it is some kind of a simplification for...
On several Polish websites I've found such a sentence. It is used in an opening paragraph in an argumentative essay:
[Ban on smoking in public places]
The moot question is whether it has only positive sides, or if it is a negative trend.
I'm wondering if it is correct.
Do we use "a" before "life" in the following sentences:
1. I have no time for family life.
2. I have no time for a family life.
3. She spends all day at work so she doesn't have private life.
4. She spends all day at work so she doesn't have a private life.