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by heyiamhere
Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: The union by which/ The union whose
Replies: 2
Views: 536

The union by which/ The union whose

Would you help me with another question? From an asian Toefl grammar book locally published. ------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 The union ____ two dissimilar organisms live together is called "symbiosis." A. by which B. which C. whose D. what Answer : A My Opinion ...
by heyiamhere
Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Reduced Relative Clauses
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

Thanks! If so, I wonder why the answer is (c) only. In my opinion, it seems that both (c) and (d) are okay. Is it because the verb is "have" which is not used in progressive form? ---------------------------- Toefl Test Assistant Grammar Heinle & Heinle P75 6. George Pullman introduced a dining car ...
by heyiamhere
Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Reduced Relative Clauses
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

Reduced Relative Clauses

Hi, I need your opinion on reduced relative caluses. ---------------------------------- From Toefl -Test Assistant - Heinle & Heinle When there is no form of be in the adjective clase, you can omit the subject pronoun and change the verb to ~ing form. Anyone who wants to get the news can listen to t...
by heyiamhere
Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:36 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: my two/ ago/ participle
Replies: 7
Views: 1479

Thank you !
by heyiamhere
Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: my two/ ago/ participle
Replies: 7
Views: 1479

my two/ ago/ participle

Thank you for answering my dumb questions. Would you mind helping me with these four questions? 1. my two I have been taught not to say "my a friend." --> a friend of mine. Can I say " my two friends or my one friend?" 2. past perfect and "ago" "Ago" doesn't go with present perfect, but can "ago" go...
by heyiamhere
Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: one more toefl sturucture question
Replies: 3
Views: 665

one more toefl sturucture question

Hi,

1.
In gelology, contitnests are defined in terms of the Earth's crustal sturucture and constituent, rather than surface areas.

Answer : constituent --> constituency
My opinion : How come????

Thanks.

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Sorry for the spellimg mistake. I should have double checked it. :shock:
by heyiamhere
Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Some Toefl questions again.
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Some Toefl questions again.

1. Some elections may be limited to one city or area of a country , or others may be a largely national one. Answer : largely --> large. My opinion : 1) If large modifies one, it should large.. okay But, can't it be largely ... if it modifies national? 2) What's the exact meaning of "one city or are...
by heyiamhere
Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: (the) whole?
Replies: 6
Views: 911

But, when "whole" has the meaning of being "entire," don't we ususally say "the whole?"

For example, don't we say?
The whole city was distructed.
The whole cities were distructed
by heyiamhere
Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: (the) whole?
Replies: 6
Views: 911

(the) whole?

Can I use the word "whole " without 'the' ?

Whole
civilizations ~

Thanks.
by heyiamhere
Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Parallel : omission of the overlapping part?
Replies: 5
Views: 822

:!: :shock: :!:
by heyiamhere
Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Parallel : omission of the overlapping part?
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Parallel : omission of the overlapping part?

How about this?

1. Salting has been uses[b] (to) season [/b]as well as to preserve food

2. I can go there not only (by) bus but also by train

3. I can go there (by) bus [b]as well as [/b]by train

Thanks[/quote]
by heyiamhere
Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Parallel : omission of the overlapping part?
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Parallel : omission of the overlapping part?

Can I omit overlapping parts in parallel structure?

1. Salting has been uses to season as well as (to) preserve food

2. I can go there not only by bus but also (by) train

3. I can go there by bus as well as (by) train

Thanks
by heyiamhere
Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: The Alps is/are?
Replies: 27
Views: 4755

Thanks :)
It really clears everything up!
by heyiamhere
Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: The Alps is/are?
Replies: 27
Views: 4755

The Alps is/are?

In the following words, can I treat them as both plural and singular ? My guess is (is)(are)(is). The Alps is/are ? (is) The rocky mountains is/are ? (are) The philliphines is/are ? (is) -------------------- The Alps is the collective name for one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stret...
by heyiamhere
Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: inversion w/i a clause
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Thanks :)

Then, why is it "United States history," not "the United States history?"
Is it because of the subject title history?
Then, "united states geology" is also the case...?