eslHQ Home
User Name Password
Lost Password? | Join eslHQ.com, it's FREE!
View today's posts
Search Extras Help   

Showing results 1 to 8 of 8
Search took 0.00 seconds.
Search Forums: Posts Made By: Laurent55
Forum: English Questions Nov 27th, 2013, 03:09 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,809
Posted By Laurent55
list of verbs like 'to want'?

In French, you can say 'I want that sb does sth' whereas in English, you cannot. Where could I find a list of those verbs, verbs which must be followed by an infinitive (other verbs by a gerund) but...
Forum: English Questions Nov 25th, 2013, 02:15 am
Replies: 2
Views: 36,875
Posted By Laurent55
"Why do you ask?" versus "Why are you asking?"

Why are you asking Tom? He does not know the answer. Ask me instead!

versus

No, I have not seen him lately. Why do you ask?


In both cases, it is a single action happening at or around the time of...
Forum: English Questions Oct 25th, 2013, 02:33 am
Replies: 9
Views: 7,476
Posted By Laurent55
Re: Present Perfect simple vs continuous

Thank you.
I thought the difference between simple and continuous also had (or 'was'… which is the most common?) to do with a result in the present which is the purpose of the action (simple) opposed...
Forum: English Questions Oct 23rd, 2013, 01:24 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 11,443
Posted By Laurent55
Re: Help with "May God have mercy on your soul"

How about 'May God have mercy on his soul.' or 'Let God have mercy on your soul.' or 'Let God have mercy on his soul.'?

The difference between 'let' and 'may' must have something to do with what...
Forum: English Questions Oct 23rd, 2013, 12:59 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 11,443
Posted By Laurent55
Re: Help with "May God have mercy on your soul"

If the subjunctive does not exist in English what then is 'If I were you, I would…"?
Forum: English Questions Oct 23rd, 2013, 12:30 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 7,476
Posted By Laurent55
Re: Present Perfect simple vs continuous

And what if only one picture was cut out of the book? Will you say "Someone has cut a picture out of this book?" or "Someone has been cutting a picture out of this book?"
Forum: English Questions Oct 23rd, 2013, 11:03 am
Replies: 9
Views: 13,373
Posted By Laurent55
Re: In spite of/Despite me telling her

Your explanation is as clear as clear can be!
Forum: English Questions Oct 23rd, 2013, 11:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 13,373
Posted By Laurent55
Re: In spite of/Despite me telling her

I totally agree with you when you speak against "building common but erroneous grammatical structures into a coursebook as a productive model", which is what more and more coursebooks do! To put us...
Showing results 1 to 8 of 8

 

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 am.

All materials from this website are for classroom-use only. Digital redistribution of materials, in part or in whole, is strictly forbidden!

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2