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    #1

    Cool Help please!!

    Hello there!

    I need your help please!

    -Which is correct: The biggest wheel of the tractor is flat/ The bigger wheel of the tractor is flat.?

    -This sentence describes best/ best decribes the situation.

    -Present Perfect: Which sentences are correct?

    -> Since you arrived/ have arrived the situation is far better/has been far better.

    -> Since last night's fight, things are /have been more difficult.

    Is this sentence ok?:

    -> I lived in England during/for 2 years. (not in England anymore). Talking about one's experience, can we say I have lived in England for 2 years even though this period is finished?


    Thanks a lot

    W

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    Re: Help please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello there!

    I need your help please!

    -Which is correct: The biggest wheel of the tractor is flat/ The bigger wheel of the tractor is flat.? There are four wheels on a tractor, usually two big ones at the back and two small ones at the front, the easiest way to say it is "one of the back tyres (not wheels) on the tractor is flat.

    -This sentence describes best/ best decribes the situation. "best describes"

    -Present Perfect: Which sentences are correct?

    -> Since you arrived the situation has been far better.

    -> Since last night's fight, things have been more difficult.

    Is this sentence ok?:

    -> I lived in England during/for 2 years. (not in England anymore). "for two years"
    Talking about one's experience, can we say I have lived in England for 2 years even though this period is finished? No, if you no longer live there, use the simple past.


    Thanks a lot

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    #3

    Re: Help please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
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    Regarding the wheels of the tractor... The thing is that sometimes I see the use of the comparative form whereas I would use the superlative. I guess my example wasn't good!

    Let's take another one: if I have to compare a tiger to a lion. Can I say "the faster is the lion"? (I would naturally say "the fastest is the lion").

    What do you think?

    Cheers
    W

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    Re: Help please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Regarding the wheels of the tractor... The thing is that sometimes I see the use of the comparative form whereas I would use the superlative. I guess my example wasn't good!

    Let's take another one: if I have to compare a tiger to a lion. Can I say "the faster is the lion"? (I would naturally say "the fastest is the lion").

    What do you think?

    Cheers
    W
    "The faster of the two is...". If you were comparing three, the lion, the tiger, and the cheetah, you could say "The lion is faster than the tiger but the cheetah is the fastest".

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