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    Smile hi

    Hi all,

    My name is Sunil. I am from India.
    I am excited about this site and I hope all of you will help me in improving my english.

    and here is a question I am confused about . what is right.

    Q10 - Neither ____ there.
    *was
    *were
    *Either could be used here.

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    Re: hi

    Welcome.

    When neither is a subject, it takes a singular verb. Source

    When neither isn't the subject, the verb agrees in number with the closest subject. Source


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    Re: hi

    thanks

    bye

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    Re: hi

    You're most welcome.


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    Smile Re: hi

    hi

    i am confused about using a pronoun for a non living thing

    is correct to say

    Q:- Where are my books?
    A:- They are with me.

    Q:- where is my book?
    A:- it is with me/she is with me.

    i have read that we can use she for non living objects like ship/boats etc

    help me with this

    thanks in advance.

    bye!

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    #6

    Re: hi

    Quote Originally Posted by sunil_manjhu View Post
    hi
    i am confused about using a pronoun for a non living thing
    is correct to say
    Q:- Where are my books?
    A:- They are with me.
    Q:- where is my book?
    A:- it is with me/she is with me.
    i have read that we can use she for non living objects like ship/boats etc
    help me with this
    thanks in advance.
    bye!

    Hi

    Where are my books?
    They are there on my desk. I have them all.

    Where is my book ?
    It is here. I have it. It is on my desk.

    "She" is used with persons [female gender], ships, animals[ pets] but not with objects as "book", "desk", "pen", etc.

    Regards,


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    Re: hi

    thanks ,

    i appriciate your help

    here is my another question

    is there any formula which can help me to find out where to use to+ infintive and where should i use for+ing

    bye

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    #8

    Re: hi

    Quote Originally Posted by sunil_manjhu View Post
    thanks ,
    i appriciate your help
    here is my another question
    is there any formula which can help me to find out where to use to+ infintive and where should i use for+ing
    bye

    Hi

    You are always welcome.

    This is a very large and quite difficult topic.

    Here are some useful sites :

    www.usingenglish.com

    Verb Lists: Infinitives and Gerunds

    Infinitives and Gerunds

    Verbals: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives

    Infinitives, infinitive, using infinitives, and the difference between gerunds and infinitives in English writing--Today's Free English Lesson on MyEnglishTeacher.net

    Interchange Arcade - Cambridge University Press

    verbs followed by gerunds and infinitives


    Wish you luck,
    Last edited by Teia; 27-Dec-2006 at 17:40.


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    #9

    Re: hi

    9: I could do it ____ if you like.
    11: I might go there ____.

    why do we use tomorrow instead of yesterday here
    where could and might are past form of can and may respectively

    waiting for reply
    thanks


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    #10

    Re: hi

    when collective nouns are used with singular determiners, singular verbs and pronouns are the norm

    what does norm means ?

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