Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. beachboy's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 844
    #1

    trade x swap x change x shift

    Suppose James and I are teachers. Tomorrow at 7 hell be teaching lesson 18, and Ill be teaching lesson 4. Id rather teach his, and hed rather teach mine. What shall I ask him:
    -James, could you change with me tomorrow at 7? Swap? Trade? Shift? Would I have to rephrase the whole sentence? Anyway, Im looking for a verb that conveys this idea.
    Last edited by beachboy; 30-Aug-2009 at 23:04.

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #2

    Re: trade x swap x change x shift

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Suppose James and I are teacher. Tomorrow at 7 hell be teaching lesson 18, and Ill be teaching lesson 4. Id rather teach his, and hed rather teach mine. What shall I ask him:
    -James, could you change with me tomorrow at 7? Swap? Trade? Shift? Would I have to rephrase the whole sentence? Anyway, Im looking for a verb that conveys this idea.
    "James, could you swap lessons with me tomorrow at 7. I'd rather teach lesson 18."
    He gives you 18; You give him 4. That's a swap.

  3. beachboy's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 844
    #3

    Re: trade x swap x change x shift

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "James, could you swap lessons with me tomorrow at 7. I'd rather teach lesson 18."
    He gives you 18; You give him 4. That's a swap.
    Could I leave out the word lessons, in this sentence, if I have used it before? And could I ask: James, could we swap lessons tomorrow at 7? Would it sound natural too?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,864
    #4

    Re: trade x swap x change x shift

    Yes; in context the time reference would give him what he needed to know to understand your question.

Similar Threads

  1. what is a noun phrase shift and a heavy noun phrase shift?
    By britt_vanessa in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 30-May-2010, 16:23
  2. the second shift
    By Clark in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-Dec-2008, 11:31
  3. sea change?
    By Eway in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Jun-2005, 19:15
  4. For a change/for change
    By Antonio in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-May-2005, 02:16
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-Aug-2003, 21:20

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •