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    A few grammar questions

    Hi!

    I will appreciate all replies to some of my grammatical quandaries:
    - what's the name of this grammar category - example: They do have... When it is used?

    Thanks
    Last edited by gh1jk; 16-Jun-2011 at 20:50.

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    Re: A few grammar questions

    Hi, gh1jk. Please post one question at a time.

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    Re: A few grammar questions

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Hi, gh1jk. Please post one question at a time.
    That was my first post here. Now, it's edited.

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    Re: A few grammar questions

    Quote Originally Posted by gh1jk View Post
    Hi!

    I will appreciate all replies to some of my grammatical quandaries:
    - what's the name of this grammar category - example: They do have... When it is used?

    - in/into & on/onto

    Thanks
    Hi and welcome to Using English.

    Emphatic. It's used to be very clear that something is true.
    A: They don't have any bananas at the store.
    B: Yes, they do.
    A: No, they don't. I looked.
    B: I assure you, they DO have bananas at the store.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: A few grammar questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Hi and welcome to Using English.

    Emphatic. It's used to be very clear that something is true.
    A: They don't have any bananas at the store.
    B: Yes, they do.
    A: No, they don't. I looked.
    B: I assure you, they DO have bananas at the store.
    thanks for this helpful response.

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    Re: A few grammar questions

    I have other questions, so where should I post them?
    new threads, here,...?

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    Re: A few grammar questions

    Hi -
    Definitely, post one topic per thread. Otherwise, it's gets crazy trying to figure out which post is responding to which response to which question.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: A few grammar questions

    Here is a link to a resource on the in to/on to issue: Purdue OWL: Prepositions

    Into/onto will include a sense of motion/movement.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: A few grammar questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Hi -
    Definitely, post one topic per thread. Otherwise, it's gets crazy trying to figure out which post is responding to which response to which question.
    Absolutely logical

    That's what I'm going to do.
    Last edited by gh1jk; 16-Jun-2011 at 21:05.

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    Re: A few grammar questions

    Quote Originally Posted by gh1jk View Post
    That's what I'm gonna do.
    We also try to avoid words like "gonna" here. Please, write "going to". We try to stick to standard English. (At least on the Ask a Teacher forum.)

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