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by engteacher
Tue May 13, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Capitalisation in a title.
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

There are a number of different styles along with a number of different style guides, but you probably can't go wrong when you teach:

Capitalize content words in titles i.e. nouns, pronouns, principal verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
by engteacher
Sat May 10, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Video in the Classroom
Topic: Free video worksheets
Replies: 6
Views: 14891

You've got some very useful information and resources on your site. Thanks!
by engteacher
Sat May 10, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: What good mistakes do ESL teachers make?
Replies: 5
Views: 5578

I really don't follow what you are trying to get across Eric. It seems to be that you are simply promoting your book. Perhaps you can enlighten us a bit...
by engteacher
Sat May 10, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: He worked here since 1995
Replies: 10
Views: 1932

Yes, context is pretty much always the key. "He worked there since 1995." is odd and is not "correct" grammar, but maybe it's used in a dialect as MrPedantic suggests. However, I can't see how 'since' can be used with this example to imply he is still working there. Back to present perfect for this ...
by engteacher
Thu May 08, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: He worked here since 1995
Replies: 10
Views: 1932

Both participants are incorrect. He has worked there since 1995 tells us that he started here in 1995 and still works here. He worked here since 1995 is incorrect. It would need to read: 'He worked here in 1995' = simple past and tells us the he no longer works here. He has worked here since 1995 = ...
by engteacher
Thu May 08, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: He worked here since 1995
Replies: 10
Views: 1932

Re: He worked here since 1995

[quote="Metamorfose"]Hi, given this sentence [i] he worked here since 1995[/i] how is your reaction to it? Is it acceptable? If so, do you think it conveys that the person doesn't work at the same place anymore?[/quote] I think it would be acceptable IF you mean for it to imply that he still works h...
by engteacher
Wed May 07, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: EFL Contests, Article Links and Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Sorry, but what you offer isn't worth the price even when you 'give' a few tokens away. There are just too many excellent sites these days that are without any cost.
by engteacher
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Business English
Topic: short term contractual work job sites?
Replies: 1
Views: 2826

Try the job board here and check out TEFL.com as well.
by engteacher
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: 61 very important words
Replies: 9
Views: 2127

I think you are referring to Natural Semantic Metalanguage. The whole idea of some basic universal meanings is interesting to say the least. It's a theory, a logical one with some convincing evidence to support it. The 61 Semantic Primitives exist and that makes them true. I don't think it's an issu...
by engteacher
Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Participate IN & Participate AT
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Participate IN & Participate AT

I came across something that has never crossed my mind until now. We normally use participate IN (something), but can we say/use participate at in certain contexts such as: You can participate at this level ...., Agassi participated at Wimbledon..., etc.? At first thought I want to say no, but looki...
by engteacher
Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: rule supreme
Replies: 1
Views: 2566

Yes, it is very strong. It has a great deal of influence.
by engteacher
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: the task at hand
Replies: 2
Views: 2596

Yes, he/she needs a little push to get back to the task (continue with the task).
by engteacher
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Business English
Topic: progressive emergence
Replies: 4
Views: 2738

P. F. STRAWSON:
FREEDOM AND RESENTMENT

Itasan, is there where you found this sentence? I suppose you need the complete writing to understand exactly what it means.

BUT

What does this have to do with business English exactly?
by engteacher
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Hello, and what is 'Business English'?
Replies: 10
Views: 9612

To say it simply: English is English. However, Business English means different things to different people. I think this is important to keep in mind. I will hazard to guess that a great many have the view that Business English is teaching English for use in a business setting. "Is there a common 'b...
by engteacher
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Business English Curriculum?
Replies: 2
Views: 3976

A list of some books that you may find useful.

http://www.learn4good.com/languages/eng ... /index.htm