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Forum: Idioms & Sayings Yesterday, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Rusty
still on Is the party still on? still...

still on
Is the party still on?

still stand
Does your promise still stand?

still valid/in effect
Is your guarantee still valid/in effect?
Forum: Vocabulary Yesterday, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By Rusty
/məˈsɑʒɪz/ or /məˈsɑdʒɪz/ AmE /ˈmæsɑːʒɪz/ BrE ...

/məˈsɑʒɪz/ or /məˈsɑdʒɪz/ AmE
/ˈmæsɑːʒɪz/ BrE

/ˈweɪʤəz/ both AmE and BrE
Forum: Vocabulary April 21, 2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By Rusty
There are two accepted pronunciations of...

There are two accepted pronunciations of 'massage' in AmE, and the British have yet another. But the word is never pronounced the same as 'wage'.
The plural forms have an additional syllable, but...
Forum: Translations April 18, 2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Rusty
Suggested changes:

Suggested changes:
Forum: Vocabulary April 17, 2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Rusty
domestic partnership living together ...

domestic partnership
living together
common-law marriage
Forum: Vocabulary April 17, 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Rusty
All your examples work, but I should mention that...

All your examples work, but I should mention that 'wear and tear' means physical degradation. Using 'wear and tear' with psychological or emotional degradation is metaphorical usage.

We say 'wear...
Forum: Translations April 17, 2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Rusty
If you're asking how well the English text reads,...

If you're asking how well the English text reads, I would suggest the following.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 16, 2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Rusty
Have a look here...

Have a look here (http://www.tomisimo.org/idioms/en/to-burn-one-s-bridges-7229.html).
Forum: Vocabulary April 07, 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Rusty
Both can be used. Saying 'every time' seems to...

Both can be used. Saying 'every time' seems to gives emphasis that there's a time or place where the observation is more pronounced.
Forum: Vocabulary April 06, 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Rusty
Yes. You can't check in a hotel (unless you're...

Yes. You can't check in a hotel (unless you're looking in the hotel for something). Same with a hospital. We check into these things (for a stay).
Forum: Grammar April 06, 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Rusty
All three are good, and correct. I would say 'is...

All three are good, and correct. I would say 'is getting' instead of 'is having'. Place periods at the end of sentences. ;)
Forum: Grammar April 06, 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By Rusty
It is thought by my family that ghosts exist. ...

It is thought by my family that ghosts exist.

Your thread title should also read 'ghosts exist'.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 03, 2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Rusty
No tengo experiencia lidiando con asuntos legales.

No tengo experiencia lidiando con asuntos legales.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 02, 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Rusty
Given the case of sub-standard food from a...

Given the case of sub-standard food from a restaurant, another thing you could say is, "I've had my fill (of that place)."
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 02, 2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Rusty
Your proposal works, but I see the expression...

Your proposal works, but I see the expression used in a simpler fashion.

one time only
only one time
only once
once only
once and never again
today only (a one-time event)
the first and the...
Forum: Vocabulary April 02, 2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By Rusty
'hallar/hacer la media aritmética' = 'find the...

'hallar/hacer la media aritmética' = 'find the average' (or 'mean'), when used in context

'La nota final será la media aritmética de las cuatro partes.' = Your/The final grade will be the average...
Forum: Grammar March 31, 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Rusty
There's no such thing as a first-person...

There's no such thing as a first-person imperative, in the singular form.

'Me toca' can be literally translated 'it touches me'.
In this case, the verb is being used in the third-person ('it'...
Forum: Grammar March 16, 2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Rusty
If the object to be offloaded is an idea or an...

If the object to be offloaded is an idea or an abstract, use de ello.
Forum: Translations March 10, 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome! Glad to have been of some help. ...

You're welcome! Glad to have been of some help.

There are certainly other ways to say some of the things you wrote, so you can wait to see if a native speaker chimes in.
For example, instead of...
Forum: Grammar March 10, 2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Rusty
The exercise was to find two sentences that could...

The exercise was to find two sentences that could not possibly have a reduced infinitive in the blank. It looks like some form of 'expect' is supposed to appear in the blank found in the two...
Forum: Translations March 10, 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Rusty
You've done pretty well! I've corrected a...

You've done pretty well!
I've corrected a couple of grammatical mistakes for you, and suggested some wording changes here and there.
Native speakers may offer other suggestions.I removed...
Forum: Grammar March 10, 2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Rusty
I don't see how 'to be' can be inserted in the...

I don't see how 'to be' can be inserted in the sentences, when it looks like 'expect' needs to appear in the answers.
Forum: Grammar March 09, 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Rusty
I have the notion that 'expect' is expected in...

I have the notion that 'expect' is expected in the blank.
... much angrier than expected.
... He didn't expect it. (-or- He didn't expect to (win).)
Forum: Grammar March 09, 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Rusty
I agree that a reduced infinitive would not be...

I agree that a reduced infinitive would not be possible in either blank.
It's rather obvious that no infinitive, bare, full or reduced, can be used. The verb 'expect' must be conjugated in the past...
Forum: Grammar March 08, 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By Rusty
Above I've corrected wording and punctuation or...

Above I've corrected wording and punctuation or hinted at alternate wording.
The list of prompts needs bullets or letters (numbers, if a particular order is desired) to introduce each point. Since...
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