My question is about the object in the following sentence:
All staff must wear their staff identity card/cards?
I don't know if I should use a singular or plural object.
Someone told me that since "their" is used here, we must must the plual object "cards".
I'm not sure about this...
When I wrote She has been playing with the symphony orchestra this season, my teacher changed it into She has been playing with the symphony orchestra all season.
She said the present perfect continuous tense focuses on duration of action. But I still don't understand why the phrase "this...
Matthew, thanks for your reply.
But do you think "play on words" a bit too general? The phenomenon described here is very specific - it involves a substitution of part of a fixed term. In my mother tongue, we called this substitution "eating word" because the newly formed expression is obtained...
Sometimes for promotioin purpose we change part of a fixed term. Let's imagine there is a brand of beer would like to make use of the image of polar bears. They may call themselves: Polar Beer.
My question is: do we have a term to describe this substitution phenomenon?
If you have time, you can watch the first 20 seconds of the clip:
YouTube - Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
The speaker says "Make me earn it", while he is signaling to the audience to sit down.
Thanks for your explanation, beascarpetta.
So I guess my understanding of what Charles said to Carrie was wrong. Charles is NOT proposing to Carrie; but the other way round. He is asking Carrie not to marry him; just staying with him together.
Do I understand your explanation correctly?
I don't understand the dialogue near the end of the movie "Four Weddings and a Funeral":
Charles: ...after we've dried off, after we've spent lots of time together, you might agree...not to marry me? And do you think not being married to me might maybe be something you could consider doing for...
There is a magazine/periodical called "Reader's Digest". I don't understand the title of the magazine/periodical. I look up the word "digest" in a dictionary but it seems to me that the explanations given cannot match with "Reader's".
Can someone kindly explain? Thanks!!