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    amazed, generosity, pushchair

    My sweetest and respected teachers,
    1 : "Only a week later, he was sick" means 'he was sick last week' right?
    2 : "I was amazed by his generosity" "I was amazed by his generosity"
    can 'at' and 'by' both be used after 'amazed' having the same meaning???
    3 : "Make the baby sit on the pushchair and amuse her by moving it around" correct?
    4 : "Today i started using Yahoo! from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m." correct?


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    Re: amazed, generosity, pushchair

    1 : "Only a week later, he was sick" means 'he was sick last week' right?

    Not quite. It means a week after the time of the conversation or whatever was happening at THAT time.

    The rest are all OK.

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    Re: amazed, generosity, pushchair

    4 : "Today i started using Yahoo! from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m." correct? According to this you continued to start using Yahoo every microsecond from 9am to 5pm. Unless you are talking about something you do every day, that is you use Yahoo from 9am to 5pm every day.

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    Re: amazed, generosity, pushchair

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    My sweetest and respected teachers,
    1 : "Only a week later, he was sick" means 'he was sick last week' right?

    No. It can be a long, long time ago. It means: Only a week after something else happened:

    "He arrived in Panama on Christmas,1880, and got malaria only a week later."


    2 : "I was amazed by his generosity" "I was amazed by his generosity"
    can 'at' and 'by' both be used after 'amazed' having the same meaning???

    Yes.

    3 : "Make the baby sit on the pushchair, and amuse her by moving it around" correct?

    It's a compound sentence, so put a comma after pushchair. And...I don't know the word pushchair. I'd say rocking chair or rocker.

    4 : "Today I started using Yahoo! at 9 a.m. and stopped at 5 p.m." c

    Or:

    "Today I used Yahoo! from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m."
    Or something like that.

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    Re: amazed, generosity, pushchair

    I think you call a pushchair a 'stroller' in the US.

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    Re: amazed, generosity, pushchair

    Oh! Then I'm not off my rocker....

    A pushchair must be what pram graduate rides!

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