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    Is it correct to say?

    Q1. Is it correct to say?
    Why are you dragging the wrapper with your foot?
    Please don't drag the wrapper with your foot.
    Students, look into your notebooks.
    After storming at the students, he made a hasty exit.
    After storming at the students, he withdrew from the room.
    I do not want to dishearten the students.
    If you write with this pen, the ink smudges a lot.
    It's difficult to instill interest as it should develop in a student spontaneously.
    I had assigned some worksheets for practice for each concept explained.


    Q2. What does virtual mean?
    virtual conversations in a chatroom.
    the virtual extinction of the buffalo.

    Q3. What is the difference between respond and react?


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    Re: Is it correct to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by samfat33 View Post
    Q1. Is it correct to say?
    Why are you dragging the wrapper with your foot?
    Please don't drag the wrapper with your foot.
    Students, look into your notebooks. "..look in..."
    After storming at the students, he made a hasty exit.
    After storming at the students, he withdrew from the room. but the other sentence is much better.
    I do not want to dishearten the students.
    If you write with this pen, the ink smudges a lot.
    It's difficult to instil interest as it should develop in a student spontaneously. ok - but not good. It is difficult to instil interest in a student as it should develop spontaneously.
    I had assigned some worksheets for practice for each concept explained. For practice, I have assigned some worksheets for each concept explained.


    Q2. What does virtual mean?
    virtual conversations in a chatroom. = Computing not physically existing as such but made by software to appear to do so

    the virtual extinction of the buffalo. = almost as described, but not completely or according to strict definition.

    Q3. What is the difference between respond and react? Respond = to say or do something in answer; React = to respond to something.

    These are good examples of where the underlying concept is subtle. Generally I would say that "respond" is a verbal reaction, and "react" is a physical one.
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    Re: Is it correct to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It's difficult to instil interest
    "Instill" is perfectly acceptable, especially in American English.


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    Re: Is it correct to say?

    Thanks Rewboss and Anglika.


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    Re: Is it correct to say?

    What feelings or qualities can we use with instil?
    Like interest, love, hope and fear can be instilled.

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