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    • Join Date: Sep 2006
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    Smile some questions

    Hi there,

    I have a couple of questions. I hope you can help me.

    Thanks

    -Is it possible to say football pitch, or must be football field?
    -Is the collocation "crib sheet" the English version of the American one "cheat sheet"?
    -Has the word "swot" the same meaning of the word "nerd"? Is it commonly used (swot)?
    -Is the verb "to teem " commonly used (e.g The market is teeming with hungry people")? Is it formal/informal? American/British?
    -Is it "on the background/foreground" or "in the background/foreground"?
    -Yesterday I was watching a film and I heard the word "leepy" or sth similar. It was used as an adjective for a person meaning "not very friendly/kind"? Do you know to what word am I referring to (I don't know if the spelling is correct) What's the meaning? Is it slang?
    -Is it "to make" or "to do" an exercise (homework e.g)?
    -Is it "I felt well" or "I felt good"?
    -And last, Is it the sentence "I knocked the door but nobody answered" correct? or I should say "I knocked the door but nobody answered me"?

    Thanks!!!!!!!
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    • Join Date: Oct 2007
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    Re: some questions

    Is it possible to say football pitch, or must be football field?
    English English is pitch
    -Is the collocation "crib sheet" the English version of the American one "cheat sheet"? Yes
    -Has the word "swot" the same meaning of the word "nerd"? Is it commonly used (swot)?Swot is English, nerd is American
    -Is the verb "to teem " commonly used (e.g The market is teeming with hungry people")? Is it formal/informal? American/British?English - colloquial - you may also say crawling with - there are others.
    -Is it "on the background/foreground" or "in the background/foreground"?In
    -Yesterday I was watching a film and I heard the word "leepy" or sth similar. It was used as an adjective for a person meaning "not very friendly/kind"? Do you know to what word am I referring to (I don't know if the spelling is correct) What's the meaning? Is it slang?Pass, I don't know, American?
    -Is it "to make" or "to do" an exercise (homework e.g)?You do your homework BUT, care here because the French "Faire" means both & although it will appear from books that the two are interchangeable, there is a slightly diff. usage!!
    -Is it "I felt well" or "I felt good"? 1 is British, 2 is US, also "felt great"
    -And last, Is it the sentence "I knocked the door but nobody answered" correct? or I should say "I knocked the door but nobody answered me"?
    You need an inderfinite article - I knocked at/on the door but nobody answered (me is optional).

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