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    #81
    "Is he ban?" is not correct :(
    "ban" is a noun, not an adjective/participle. You can say "There's a ban on beef importation" for instance.
    "Is he banned?" is correct.

    I use to sleep here <-- incorrect. Use doesn't work that way as far as I know.
    I'm used to sleeping here <-- correct. It means you do it often and don't have any problem with it.
    I used to sleep here <-- correct. Some time ago he sleeped there, but he doesn't do anymore.

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    #82
    Did you guys felt this? <--correct? I don't get it. Why is "felt" not "feel"?

    Eg.
    Did you kill him? <--correct
    Did you killed him? <--incorrect?

    Did you guys feel this? <--correct?


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    #83
    I agree with you.
    This certainly comes from a tricky exam question; here's the catch is that 'felt' is a verb (it's a way of making cloth) which has nothing to do with (feel/felt/felt).

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    #84
    Who punch it in for you?
    Who punched it in for you?
    Who punches it in for you?

    Who killed him?
    Who kills him?
    Who kill him?

    Are all of these sentences correct? If not, why? How can it be corrected?

    "I just happen to snipe you."
    "I just happened to snipe you."
    I don't get what is the difference in meaing between these two sentences. What does it mean?

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    #85
    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Did you guys felt this? <--correct? I don't get it. Why is "felt" not "feel"?
    There should be only one tense carrying unit per sentence, and since "Did" is in the Past tense, it carries the Past tense marker (-ed) for the entire sentence, which means "feel" should not be in the Past tense (i.e. felt). :D

    EX: He felt it. (OK)
    EX: Did he feel it? (OK)
    EX: He feels it. (OK)
    EX: Does he feel it? (OK)

    Note, "Does" is in the Present tense. It carries the tense marker (-s) for the entire sentence, so "feel" should not be in the Present tense. It should not carry "-s".


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    #86
    "What is it called again?" <--correct?
    "What is it call again?" <--incorrect? Why? How do you know?

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    #87
    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "What is it called again?" <--correct?
    "What is it call again?" <--incorrect? Why? How do you know?
    It is called what? (adjective)

    Jack, when in doubt, change the structure back to its original form, like this:

    Question: What is it called?
    Sentence: It is called what?

    Note, -ed participles come after the verb BE (i.e. is, are, were, was, am, etc.) ...is called...

    What is it call again? (ungrammatical; if we change the structure back to its original form,

    It is call what again?

    we find two main verbs: is + call. A sentence should have one main verb, not two, not three. The first verb is the main verb; the second verb, then, must be a participle:

    1. It is calling me. (Present participle ends in -ing)
    2. It is called a phone. (Past participle ends in -ed)

    Please start a new post. :wink:

    All the best, :D


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    #88
    Thank you very much for the thorough explanation. :)


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    #89
    What do these mean? Are they correct?

    1. I don't mind getting brand name clothes.
    2. I don't mind getting brand named clothes. (How do I know if -ed need to be added or not?)

    3. I don't mind getting brand name clothe.
    4. I don't mind getting brand named clothe.

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    #90
    1- a brand nameis a famous make, like Nike,etc.

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