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Forum: English Questions Feb 22nd, 2021, 07:01 am
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By susan53
Re: The noun before a relative pronoun

It's really closer to a non-defining clause, as it really just adds information. That's why I think that sounds a bit odd here - notice I've used which. It's a grey area. Again the problem is the...
Forum: English Questions Feb 18th, 2021, 04:57 am
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By susan53
Re: The noun before a relative pronoun

First of all, remember what I've said again and again. It's not a matter of rules but of meaning/context. Trying to combine the propositions (ideas) without knowing the context makes no sense. So for...
Forum: English Questions Feb 14th, 2021, 04:51 am
Replies: 4
Views: 58
Posted By susan53
Re: Present per./ present per. cont.

Either - as I said, in this situation they're equivalent.
Forum: English Questions Feb 13th, 2021, 06:57 am
Replies: 4
Views: 58
Posted By susan53
Re: Present per./ present per. cont.

The problem lies in the first sentence which should be We are film producers - it's a compound noun with the first noun acting adjectivally, so it can't be plural.

First of all :

One use of the...
Forum: English Questions Feb 12th, 2021, 06:12 am
Replies: 4
Views: 58
Posted By susan53
Re: Relative Clauses

Either it was an activity specifically on creating defining relative clauses, where you were told to embed the first proposition into the second (which doesn't mean it can't be done differently,...
Forum: English Questions Feb 11th, 2021, 04:18 am
Replies: 4
Views: 58
Posted By susan53
Re: Relative Clauses

You're mixing up sentences and clauses. Each of your examples is of two sentences- each composed of a main clause, which are then combined into one sentence which has a main clause and a subordinate...
Forum: English Questions Feb 8th, 2021, 07:50 am
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By susan53
Re: Used to

No problems at all from the grammatical point of view. "Yesterday" is not the time of the habitual /permanent event but of the one that stopped it. As always, however, it depends what meaning you...
Forum: English Questions Jan 29th, 2021, 05:03 am
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By susan53
Re: Future tenses

First of all, these aren't tenses - tense involves morphological marking of the verb - eg addition of 3rd person -s of past -ed - and English only has two - past and present. So both of these verb...
Forum: English Questions Dec 31st, 2020, 03:19 am
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By susan53
Re: Past s. & past c.

How about...

I didn't get good grades while I was taking the course (so in the end I gave up)

I didn't see the car coming while I was crossing the road (but luckily it stopped in time)

When I was...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Nov 17th, 2020, 04:20 am
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By susan53
Black Friday Offer for our Delta Courses

It's November again, and that means Black Friday. As usual we're offering several of our courses at discounted prices. Enrol before December 15th and save ?122 on any of the following:


Module One...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Nov 13th, 2020, 10:40 am
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By susan53
Re: Are you a Non-Native English Speaking Teacher?

Hi Ali - see the website I've linked to. All the details are there. It depends on you. As it says, all the courses are designed to meet the needs of the participants and come in module of twenty...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Oct 29th, 2020, 11:19 am
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By susan53
Are you a Non-Native English Speaking Teacher?

If you're a non-native English speaking teacher, you may want to improve your own competence in one or more aspects of the language. Join in with one of our on-line courses - or, if there's a group...
Forum: Introductions Oct 14th, 2020, 03:19 am
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By susan53
Re: Hello everybody

Hope you enjoy it here!
Sue
Forum: Advertise Your Services Oct 3rd, 2020, 05:50 am
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By susan53
Retaking Delta Mod 1?

The summer Delta Module One results are finally out - really late this year because of the exam being delayed due to COVID.
If you took the exam, I hope you got a pass or higher grade - but if you...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Aug 28th, 2020, 03:21 am
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By susan53
Taking delta Module One this December?

Are you taking Delta Module One this December? If you've been self preparing or have done a course in the last few months but need a "refresher" before the exam, join us for our Online Revision and...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Aug 24th, 2020, 04:47 am
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By susan53
Want some "tasters" of our courses?

Just a "heads up" that on our blog The Delta Course (http://thedeltacourse.blogspot.com/) we publish a weekly extract from one of our courses - it usually changes on Wednesday or Thursday.

The...
Forum: English Questions Aug 17th, 2020, 04:03 am
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By susan53
Re: Present perfect or present perfect continuous

Sorry but it's just not true that the present perfect simple is confined to state verbs with for/since. It can be used with any verb. here are some more examples.

I've written her three emails since...
Forum: English Questions Jul 6th, 2020, 10:22 am
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By susan53
Re: sorry for vs sorry about

Well, first of all I'm sorry for (!) taking so long to reply to this but it's my busiest period of the year at work.


Be sorry has two meanings : a) empathise and b) apologise

1. When it means...
Forum: English Questions Apr 23rd, 2020, 02:06 am
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By susan53
Re: to close in on

In the video, yes it's the same.

You can "zero in on" someone or something, meaning to focus/concentrate on, or investigate closely. So eg

1. In the Africa bombings manhunt both magazines ZERO IN...
Forum: English Questions Apr 11th, 2020, 04:39 am
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By susan53
Re: to close in on

I'm not completely sure what you mean here. It doesn't "refer to" anything. Was your question really "What does it mean?" ? If so, it means to adopt an attitude of potential suspicion or doubt...
Forum: General Chat Apr 10th, 2020, 01:23 am
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By susan53
Re: A question for susan53

By all means PM me. I'm sorry that it's taken me so long to reply, but I'm rushed off my feet at the moment.
Sue
Forum: English Questions Apr 7th, 2020, 04:40 am
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By susan53
Re: to close in on

"to interview" can be used for any question/answer conversation - eg a job interview; a TV news interview with a politician, an actor, someone involved in a news event; police questioning a witness...
Forum: English Questions Apr 1st, 2020, 11:41 am
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By susan53
Re: to close in on

OK - I've seen it and I'm afraid you gave confusing information about the text . The text ...based on the information we received from this informant. They had robbed Kelly, killed her that they had...
Forum: English Questions Mar 31st, 2020, 07:22 am
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By susan53
Re: to close in on

No idea if you can post the video - probably not if it's copyright, though if it's on the web you could link to it (please give the exact minutes/seconds of the extract) but

a) the meaning of "close...
Forum: English Questions Mar 30th, 2020, 04:46 am
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By susan53
Re: Meaning

Yes. If you think about it "make X from Y" is a standard expression - eg :

- you make a cake from flour, eggs, butter and sugar
- bees make honey from nectar.

So here it's really just the same. In...
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