I don't know why 'be going to' has been used in the following sentences? Does it show prediction?
1) Dad. Are you going to miss me when I leave for college next week?
2) She's going to turn 17 in two months.
According to the Webster dictionary 'sound like' means 'to seem to be something when heard'.
I wonder how the following sentences can be related to this definition. We see somebody is 'tired' or 'busy'. We cannot hear that!
You sound like you're tired.
You sound like you're busy.
I have read in the book "Understanding and Using English Grammar' that in British English they use plural verb after collective nouns.
Is it always the case or they may also use singular verb after such nouns?
I was teaching present perfect when one of my students wrote a sentence with the following structure: "since 2 years ago".
I haven't seen my sister since 2 years ago.
It sounds odd to me. Can you tell me if this structure is acceptable in English?
In Iran, at the end of the class, the students usually say 'don't be tired'. to their teachers. It may not make sense in English culture. I wonder if in English culture they have such an expression to thank teachers or say good bye to them.
What does CDs mean in this context?
...The assistant puts your card in a machine and asks you to enter your PIN. You can also pay by debit card or cheque. At the end, he gives you your CDs and a receipt.
Extracted from "Oxford Word Skills' by Gairns & Redman