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2016-09-06 English as a Second Language - word choice:

1.  M: Excuse me, Is that seat occupied?  W:(1.) Yes, my friend will come back soon.    (2.) Take it if you want.    I wonder if the second response is also acceptable in the conversation. Please advise

2016-09-05 English as a Second Language - question:

Hi Dan,     here you have a bunch of links that explain the differences between the two tenses much better than I could.     I hope this helps.     http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/pastperfect.html

2016-09-04 English as a Second Language - Found a definition:

Nice find Henrique.     I guess I was right to assume this isn't contemporary English and as you know this is not my area of expertise.     As far as rewriting the sentence, how about "I would/should/shall

2016-09-02 English as a Second Language - word choice:

1.  M: _________________________?  W: yes, exactly one hundred reams.      What could be Mís question?    ďDid you count the reams of paper?      2. M: Who is working on the graphics?    W: I donít know

2016-08-31 English as a Second Language - word choice:

Dear Twis :    Welcome to Taiwan! Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay while you are on tour here. We have made special arrangements for your short visit to Taipei, and hope that you all will

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