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    Grammar

    Please explain me the uses of grammar below:

    Can I have some information please?
    Can I have a biscuit pleae?

    I cna to play a piano
    She said me to leave the room
    The man which I saw was very angry

    Thank you, bob

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    Re: Grammar

    -Infomation is an uncountable noun so you have to use the word some before it, not a
    -Biscuit is a countable noun so you can use a before it
    -You use these following structure to describle sb has the abilily to do sth:
    +S+can+v
    +S+Be+able+to+V
    +S+be+capable+of+V-ing
    -You can't use the verb "say" here. you can use "tell"
    -The man is a human, so you have to replace "which" with "who" or "whom"
    Hope this helpful to you

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    Re: Grammar

    [-You can't use the verb "say" here. you can use "tell"

    what is the different between Say and Tell? in what occasion we can use say and tell?

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    #4

    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbijoe View Post
    Please explain to me the uses of grammar below:


    I can (to) play a piano. Delete 'to'


    Thank you, bob
    We explain things to someone.
    'Can' is followed directly by the verb, can play, can sing, can dance etc.

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    #5

    Re: Grammar

    We have a this structure:tell sb to do sth
    If you want to use "say" , you have to use this structure: say to sb that {clause}
    {not a teacher}


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    #6

    Re: Grammar

    "play a piano" and "play the piano"
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...lay-piano.html


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    Re: Grammar

    Can I have some information, please? // Can I have any information, please?
    Can I have a biscuit, please?
    I can play a piano. // I can play the piano.
    She told me to leave the room.
    The man (whom) I saw was very angry.

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