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    Unhappy English vs. American

    I'm having a problem with the "English" english related to a course I'm taking!?
    In the sentences " Amy must be doing well. I've heard nothing but good things about her."
    Am I correct in assuming that 'MUST' is MODAL & 'BE' is a primary aux. verb as contained in the first sentence?......and that the HAVE of 'I've' is also a primary aux. verb in the second?

    ( I must confess that I'm starting to have subliminal pain in my knuckles, brought on by eight years of nuns with rulers.......HELP, stop the pain!)
    signed .....B.

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    Re: English vs. American

    Your analysis looks good to me.

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    Re: English vs. American

    RonBee, thanks for your input; the terminology, at first glance, appears to be the only sticking point in this course. I always thought that I spoke "English", apparently NOT!
    Thanks, ..B.
    P.S. Do you forsee any problems in the Spelling portion? (i.e. -will both program/programme & enrollment/enrolment be acceptable?)


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    Re: English vs. American

    Quote Originally Posted by poorboy_9 View Post
    RonBee, thanks for your input; the terminology, at first glance, appears to be the only sticking point in this course. I always thought that I spoke "English", apparently NOT!
    Thanks, ..B.
    P.S. Do you forsee any problems in the Spelling portion? (i.e. -will both program/programme & enrollment/enrolment be acceptable?)
    In the US, we use "program" and "enrollment." I believe that in the UK, they use "programme," but I'm not sure about "enrolment."

    Also, we say "foresee" with an "e" after the "r."


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    #5

    Re: English vs. American

    Hi,

    poorboy_9 - I am not a teacher and my English is rather poor but I know that in the UK you can use "program" if you mean a set of software instructions.

    Best regards
    Leszek

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    Re: English vs. American

    Thanks to AntieAnnie & LesekN,
    I enjoy the input. (I hope it was a Freudian Slip in the P.S.!)
    thanks........B.

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    #7

    Re: English vs. American

    Quote Originally Posted by LeszekN View Post
    Hi,

    poorboy_9 - I am not a teacher and my English is rather poor but I know that in the UK you can use "program" if you mean a set of software instructions.
    In the USA too.

    The spellings are different, but the words are the same. No problem.

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