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Improving Grammar with Tanya and Dan


Improving Grammar with Tanya and Dan

My dear friends! Being a professional teacher of English grammar, I decided to start this group to help you improve your knowledge of the subject. Many members asked me to do it and I do feel like that! So, I am planning to start a few discussions where you will be able to ask me questions or to have some practice. I'd also like to involve my husband, a native speaker, who is supposed to be helpful. So, how do you feel about such a group?

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Doubts in Question Tags

Started by Jack Aurora. Last reply by Jack Aurora on Tuesday. 4 Replies

1) Double negatives    Which is the correct question tag of the sentence "nothing is impossible"    Nothing is impossible, is it?    (Nothing is a -ve word)    Nothing is impossible, isn't it?  (here…Continue

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In which cases can we use "come back" and "go back"?

Started by Bijan. Last reply by Danny Clark on Sunday. 6 Replies

Hi, my dear teachers,  I have a problem with using the phrasal verbs "come back" and "go back".Cambridge Dictionary says about the meaning of come back: "To return to a place." And also says about…Continue

Can i use that+adjective in a sentence

Started by Jack Aurora. Last reply by Jack Aurora May 6. 5 Replies

One of my teacher told me that the sentence "He is that handsome" will give the same meaning if we use "He is that much handsome.She is that beautiful...It is that toughCan you please help meContinue

Why not to write something for us to correct your mistakes?

Started by Tanya. Last reply by Halima May 3. 118 Replies

I propose you to write any text here if you'd like to have it corrected. People mostly learn from their own mistakes! Just give it a try! You will succeed sooner or later! And be confident! We are…Continue

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Comment by Danny Clark on Sunday

Dear Onee, I am sorry for not seenig your question. Well, we have only the registration certificate but the police never take it away. It revokes our driver's licenses. I understand what you mean. So, if you can't drive without that document, it was revoked. "Trial" is incorrrect. In the best case, it is a hearing. It might be an assize if your actions resulted in a crash. But it is not a trial, there is no jury, only you and a judge

Comment by Onee-chan on Sunday

Teacher Dan, ... :D I will tell completely later.

No, they didn't take my driver's licence, they took mmm... vehicle number certificate.

I'm not sure what to call that in English. There are two certificates of a vehicle. One is for ownership, one is for vehicle number/registration. What terms do you have there? Should I say 'revoke' instead of took. I must attend the 'trial' to take it. 

Teacher, please correct my mistake. :(

Comment by Danny Clark on Saturday

Dear Onee, has it really happened with you? It is just a tragedy for any American!

Well your sentence is incorrect.

I drove through a red traffic light and my driver's license was revoked.

Comment by Onee-chan on Saturday

Teacher, I have one last qquestion today. 

Is this a correct sentence? (grammar and word/terms) 

When the traffic light is red,  I crossed it. Since I made mistake of crossing the red traffic light, they took my motor certificate. 

Comment by Danny Clark on May 5, 2017 at 13:53

Dear Being Stranger, Tanya, my wife, is a little busy now, but we can talk if you like.

Comment by Being Stranger on May 4, 2017 at 17:16

taniya, plz contact me, I want to be ur student.

Comment by Danny Clark on May 2, 2017 at 11:46

Welcome, dear! Just try to write a few more sentences

Comment by bet on May 2, 2017 at 11:45

okay..... Dear professor, thanks a lot! I will try to write something using this rule, thanks again.

Comment by Danny Clark on May 2, 2017 at 11:38

Dear Bet, hi!

I bought the tickets online is correct.

Here are your corrected sentences

1. Having read a book for so long I got headache. ( No, you are not right, I am sorry. It is importand that I read it. The participle must be in the perfect form as you had been reading BEFORE you got headache)

2. Watching the nature closely I found people are responsible for its degradation (It is not bad, but I would say "I found people to be responsible").

3. Lying on the couch __ I am reading a book.

4. Watching me from the distance he has recognized me and __ is coming up.

5. Having held the books for so long, her arms started hurting  and she  dropped the books on the floor (It sounds strange in the present tenses. Besides, she had been holding them for some time BEFORE dropping them)

Comment by bet on May 2, 2017 at 11:13


Danny, I got it so i asked if I say...i bought tickets on line, I hope it is also correct, right?

Now, let me show you some sentences , with participle phrases.

1. Reading a book for so long I got headache. ( as the reason is reading, am I right?)

2. watching the nature closely i found people are responsible for its degradation.

3. lying on the couch now i am reading a book.

4. watching me from the distance he has recognized me and now pacing up.

5. holding the books for so long he gets pain in her hand so she is drooping them on the floor?


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Driving Through A Red Traffic Light :D

Started by Onee-chan. Last reply by Onee-chan yesterday. 21 Replies

Hi dear all MyEC friends, :))Never think that I'm always obedient. :p I would like you to listen to this short story of mine.I was riding my motorbike and my friend was in front of me, with his own motorcycle. He was so fast and speeding far in…Continue

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