Correct the sentences
1.I came directly from Mumbai.2.It is nothing else than pride.3.My hand is paining.4.I have not set up my mind weather to go or not.5.It is time you give up drinking.6.He was being hung for murder.
No hard feelings here, either. :). My comment about the style guides is simply that I wouldn't expect someone, a student of ESL or a native-speaking university student, to have to consult them to resolve grammar issues. If a reputable dictionary isn't good enough, or if reputable dictionaries disagree, then the grammar point is probably only important to grammar geeks like us. :). I would, however, be interested in which style guides you recommend the most, Tolley'.
|link||answered Jan 15 '13 at 01:42 Shawn Mooney Expert|
The most crucial period for a parent is when the teenager must face the real world alone. Although, young people are capable to express their own opinion in this age, we notice that each of them react to that challenge by a different way. Making their revolution for independence not only refuses to follow rules which are not suitable to their temperament but also they can’t enforce their standards into their life as they do not know yet how to manage it.
|link||answered Jan 16 '13 at 07:36 CHRISTODOULEA VANA New member|
Hmm, I guess Tolley thinks he is more of an authority on these issues than Dictionary.com? http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hang?s=t
Hang has two forms for the past tense and past participle, hanged and hung. The historically older form hanged is now used exclusively in the sense of causing or putting to death: He was sentenced to be hanged by the neck until dead. In the sense of legal execution, hung is also quite common and is standard in all types of speech and writing except in legal documents.
Or the Merriam-Webster dictionary? http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hang
For both transitive and intransitive senses 1b the past and past participle hung, as well as hanged, is standard. Hanged is most appropriate for official executions <he was to be hanged, cut down whilst still alive … and his bowels torn out — Louis Allen> but hung is also used <gave orders that she should be hung— Peter Quennell>. Hung is more appropriate for less formal hangings <by morning I'll be hung in effigy — Ronald Reagan>.
|link||answered Jan 14 '13 at 16:50 Shawn Mooney Expert|
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