Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 50
    #1

    Question Which is correct? (About Heroes and Villains/Grammar)

    Hello, guys!

    I have some questions about these words.

    1) It's incorrect to say to a woman "You're my heroe"?. I know I can use "heroine", but it's common you use "hero" referring to a woman?

    2) About movies, we can say that "The good girl has to be happy at the end" or "The good girl has to be happy in the end"? Which is correct? at/in?

    3) Read the fragment of a dialogue (figuratively): "Heroes or villains? Who are our parents?". Is it correct? Or would... "Heroes or villains? What are our parents?" Which is correct?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 50
    #2

    Re: Which is correct? (About Heroes and Villains/Grammar)

    Hello? Someone answer, please!

  1. konungursvia's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 5,158
    #3

    Re: Which is correct? (About Heroes and Villains/Grammar)

    1. You are right, people sometimes say "You're my hero" to a woman, though the correct term is "heroine."
    2. At the end and in the end are almost synonymous, but "at the end" refers to the end of the book or movie, while "in the end" refers to the character's life or her point of view.
    3. Either question is possible, with a different focus or view point.

  2. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,221
    #4

    Re: Which is correct? (About Heroes and Villains/Grammar)

    Please don't bump your thread after only two hours. You need to have some patience.

    You can also say "Which are our parents?"
    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.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2011, 19:24
  2. [Grammar] Please correct my grammar
    By Alextee in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Mar-2010, 06:27
  3. [General] CNN Heroes
    By Sommy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Nov-2009, 19:48
  4. Please correct my grammar
    By Zoe2008 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Jun-2008, 15:13
  5. correct grammar
    By deer in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17-Oct-2004, 19:49

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
  •