Freshly baked bread, hot from the oven, is crisp and soft.
After being left for a day or two, it becomes tough and loses its crispness.
Is there a word to describe this condition?
'Stale' doesn't quite describe it.
A friend has heard a saying from somewhere but cannot recall what it is - about tearing down something old to make way for something bigger, stronger and better.
I know this sounds a bit vague. Can you think of any such saying in English?
I have been following a forum on education and careers for non-native English users. The name of one of the threads was titled 'A thorough guide to become an architect'. Shouldn't it be called 'A thorough guide to becoming an architect'?
What about 'A thorough guide on becoming an architect'...
As I grew older I realized the importance of a good education.
As I walked down the street, I saw a girl dressed in white.
I have been asked what tense the underlined parts are in. Does the 'as' change the verbs that follow to something else other than the past tense?
I understand the phrase carries several meanings.
Is it common among native speakers of English to say 'make a move' to a host when a guest wishes to leave the former's house?
Ex - It's getting get, I have to make a move.
It is high time the government changed its policy on immigration to curb the massive influx of illegal immigrants.
It is high time the government changes its policy on immigration to curb the massive influx of illegal immigrants.
I understand both the past and present tenses could be used in...