Hi, I'm sending a message regarding a posting you made several years ago about "in the street" versus "on the street". I completely agree with your position that "playing in the street" means within the borders of the street while "I live on 4th Avenue" is the proper preposition.
But here is my problem: I am teaching ESL in the Czech Republic. A number of the text books here (including Murphy) are teaching students to say "the store is in Station street" rather than "on Station street". My guess is that "Station street" refers to a shopping district based around Station street, but it causes a big problem for my Elementary and pre-Intermediate students and the Czech ESL teachers that I work with here. Can you provide any advice?
Sir/Madam, can you explain me the usage of "to" clearly. It's (to) very confusing sometimes with : for, through, with et al. For e.g., I'll take you through the reasons for disliking atheism or I'll take you to the reasons for disliking atheism. Another example is : She is married to John or She had married with John etc . Can you tell me which one is correct ?
These r just few examples, I can cite myriad.. we were told that "to" is used for subject related with/to direction. For e.g., he's going to school etc. But this "to" seems to be more powerful than that many at time I see it's used in place of "for" also. My question is why such discrepancies? Can u pls tell me the usage of "To" lucidly.
Re: Parts of Speech
Originally Posted by Ouisch
Actually, because "that" describes the noun parrot, it is considered to be a demonstrative adjective (not pronoun). :-)
Am I right, dear Ouisch, in interpreting your remark as pointing to a specific, modal/idiomatic usage of that in this case? That may imply an irritation here, can it? It seems I overlooked the catch -- it can't have been as simple as it looked to be...
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Could you please comment on whether I got you right or not.
The thing is that I have a question and I really need the answer very quickly.
I posted it but I can't see my post.
Anyway, the question is:
Can we say
Did you ever go whale watching?
or when can only say
Have you ever gone whale watching?
Is it completely wrong or is it just not standard English?
Thanks in advance.