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Forum: Technical things September 29, 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,062
Posted By brute
The English spell check can be configured to...

The English spell check can be configured to recognise British English or American English. This can also cause confusion among native English speakers.Further problems occur with English which is a...
Forum: Translations February 22, 2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,386
Posted By brute
The taxi arrived just as I was about to go on...

The taxi arrived just as I was about to go on foot.

The first is obvious, but the second one is more subtle.
This suggests that I intended to walk to the destination for which the taxi was...
Forum: Grammar February 17, 2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,249
Posted By brute
Smile The French and Germans also use the comma for...

The French and Germans also use the comma for decimals.http://forums.tomisimo.org/images/icons/icon7.gif
Forum: Grammar February 17, 2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,632
Posted By brute
Oh no it weren't! (This is colloquial, but...

Oh no it weren't! (This is colloquial, but incorrect usage)
Forum: Technical things February 12, 2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,933
Posted By brute
The keys on my keyboard are lettered in an...

The keys on my keyboard are lettered in an English Layout, and in normal use EN appears at the bottom right of the screen. I have also installed Spanish, French and German via the Control Panel. By...
Forum: Vocabulary February 12, 2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,999
Posted By brute
Also To set something alight to...

Also To set something alight
to light a fire
Forum: Translations December 29, 2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By brute
Discriminating in English can be used in the same...

Discriminating in English can be used in the same manner, but is more often used in a negative sense in expressions such as racial discrimination.
"By refusing to employ a Somali, he was...
Forum: Grammar October 09, 2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,538
Posted By brute
I don't think its wrong, its just an awkward...

I don't think its wrong, its just an awkward construction. However,the positions of both apostrophes are correct. The average native English speaker would avoid writing such sentences for fear of...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 09, 2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By brute
There is some dispute in the UK concerning the...

There is some dispute in the UK concerning the real discovery of the so-called "Murphy's Law". It seems to be much older than either the USA or the engineering profession, and is more correctly...
Forum: Technical things September 16, 2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 98,584
Posted By brute
You may find it useful to type out this layout...

You may find it useful to type out this layout for the Spanish International keyboard, for reference purposes.
Spanish Keyboard

º1234567890’¡
qwertyuiop`+
asdfghjklñ´ç
<zxcvbnm,.-
...
Forum: General Chat September 03, 2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,846
Posted By brute
Great, but don't try this one on the kids. Its...

Great, but don't try this one on the kids. Its the chorus of a very bawdy folk song.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son.
And I'll go plucking pheasants 'til the pheasant...
Forum: General Chat September 02, 2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,846
Posted By brute
Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager...

Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie????
Forum: General Chat September 02, 2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,481
Posted By brute
I have the same problem. My computer hard drive...

I have the same problem. My computer hard drive is nearly full (stuffed with photos, most of which I will probably never want to look at again) I have been holding back for about a year. During this...
Forum: General Chat September 02, 2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By brute
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Probably the worst aspect of learning English is its irregular spelling and pronunciation. Languages like Spanish and German are much more phonetic. However, technology has now come to our aid with...
Forum: General Chat September 02, 2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By brute
one can always use one if one wants, especially...

one can always use one if one wants, especially if one is the Queen, who used to called we. We in the UK are often unsure about whether collective nouns should be treated as singular or plural. The...
Forum: Practice & Homework September 02, 2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By brute
Gracias Poli por sus informaciones. Son muy...

Gracias Poli por sus informaciones. Son muy utiles.:applause: :thumbsup:
Forum: Practice & Homework September 02, 2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By brute
¿Eres Tico?

¿Eres Tico?
Estoy buscando algunos detalles del Consejo Municipal de la ciudad de Jiqueral en la península Nicoya, pero Google sabe muy poco sobre ella. Estoy interesado en la ciudad y sus...
Forum: General Chat August 17, 2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,736
Posted By brute
Gracias Pablo por tus correcciones. Tengo muchos...

Gracias Pablo por tus correcciones. Tengo muchos problemas con todas las terminaciones de los verbos en todos sus tiempos. Tambien no estoy seguro cuando que necesita accentos sobre las palabras...
Forum: General Chat August 16, 2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,736
Posted By brute
españa en la escuela

¡Que tengas suerte Jessica! Tu es una chica muy inteligente y diligente. ¡No tengas ninguna duda! ¡¡¡Tu es una estrella!!!:):):kiss:
Forum: General Chat August 16, 2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,175
Posted By brute
Hi John I like your Limerick, but I'm a...

Hi John

I like your Limerick, but I'm a little confused here! I think I'm losing the PLOT. :thinking::?:Should we be using el TRAMO , or el/la TRAMA here? I think that tramo can mean a PLOT of...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 16, 2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,847
Posted By brute
we could say that he is not gifted at sports ...

we could say that he is not gifted at sports

( = he has not been given the ability) :thinking:
Forum: Other Languages July 12, 2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
[German] Liedertexte
Views: 4,078
Posted By brute
Hi Angelica. Here is a very imprecise...

Hi Angelica. Here is a very imprecise translation, which I hope still works as a poem.

MONDNACHT Joseph von Eichendorf

Es war, als hätt der Himmel
Die Erde still geküßt,
Daß sie im...
Forum: Vocabulary June 30, 2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,169
Posted By brute
It can mean isolated, hidden or "out in the...

It can mean isolated, hidden or "out in the sticks"
Forum: Vocabulary June 30, 2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,031
Posted By brute
[QUOTE=JPablo;87380]Talking about a curriculum,...

[QUOTE=JPablo;87380]Talking about a curriculum, or a series of courses,
"they build one upon the next, in a gradient scale."
How would you translate this into Spanish?

I suspect that this has...
Forum: Vocabulary June 30, 2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,695
Posted By brute
I think it should read: Every 60 minutes on...

I think it should read:

Every 60 minutes on the hour, or even better Every hour, on the hour.

The bus passes my house every hour, on the hour. This means it arrives at exactly 1 o'clock, 2...
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