Results 1 to 9 of 9
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Algeria
      • Current Location:
      • Algeria

    • Join Date: Dec 2013
    • Posts: 18
    #1

    Talking please a gramma question

    hi every one
    Please in this sentence :The Lion was so tickled at the idea
    "tiskled" is it used as verb or adverb
    Thank you

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

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

    Re: please a gramma question

    It's an adjective.

    By the way, it's a great pity that punctuation isn't taught in Algeria. But you'll need to learn it from somewhere. If you know any French, English punctuation is similar. In particular, we end a sentence with a full stop, and start one with a capital letter.

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

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,884
    #3

    Re: please a gramma question

    Punctuation is almost certainly taught, but how well it is learnt (and taught) may be a different matter.

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

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 5,158
    #4

    Re: please a gramma question

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Punctuation is almost certainly taught, but how well it is learnt (and taught) may be a different matter.
    I usually argue that commas are mostly optional, but punctuation is something I do teach. Usually, with a little help from Victor Borge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf_TDuhk3No

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

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #5

    Re: please a gramma question

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Punctuation is almost certainly taught, but how well it is learnt (and taught) may be a different matter.
    It's possible, but I've noted before that almost no one from northern Africa (Algeria, Tunisia) punctuates when they come here. Believe it or not, I guessed Algeria before I looked at the profile, hence my comment. That may be a prejudice; if so, perhaps the OP could disabuse me of the notion.

    (Perhaps, Kira87, you could tell me whether they teach punctuation in Algeria)
    Last edited by Raymott; 12-Apr-2015 at 04:09.

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

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,884
    #6

    Re: please a gramma question

    I will wait for abuse/disabuse.

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

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #7

    Re: please a gramma question

    So will I. However, I do not expect it to be forthcoming. I've asked before.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Algeria
      • Current Location:
      • Algeria

    • Join Date: Dec 2013
    • Posts: 18
    #8

    Re: please a gramma question

    Hi thank you.
    Yes there is courses in high-school.
    Please why there is ed in tiskled
    Thank you

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,485
    #9

    Re: please a gramma question

    Please stop writing 'tiskled' — it's tickled.

    It's the past participle of the verb 'tickle' used as an adjective.

    ***
    Please note that a better title would have been The lion was so tickled at the idea.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Apr-2015 at 12:02.

Similar Threads

  1. A gramma question
    By Red Bean in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-Nov-2014, 23:08
  2. [Grammar] Gramma question!
    By yjso21 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19-Apr-2013, 11:05
  3. Gramma
    By terry in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Nov-2007, 08:49
  4. Please help my with my gramma..
    By julie19 in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-Mar-2006, 18:03
  5. gramma help.
    By Amy19 in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15-Oct-2005, 10:46

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
  •