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  • Hello
    I am miss Sarah by name
    i was so much happy when going through your profile
    you look nice,please if i may ask you? can we
    be friend?IF yes this is my email sarahfaith712@gmail.com
    i am waiting for your reply in my email now for more talk.
    Yours Sarah

  • Hello oscar.. I'm new here but I'm almost want to start my English grammar.. How and what to do.. Than then
  • HI Oscar,

    You will be surprised that I have answered after almost a year.  I do sign on to English Club anymore. By chance I did sign on today because I got an e-mail from English Club and I was curious about it.  Yes, I remember you well. I am so proud of you becoming a lawyer. I wish all the best for you in that pursuit.  

      As far as your questions.  The best response to a person asking for money when you don't have it is "Sorry, I don't have any money on me."  If you have questions in the future send them to woolduck@comcast.net. I would be happy to answer them.  I miss so many people on English Club but my life became too busy to answer everyone.  But you are one of the special people.  I still do communicate with some of my English Club friends on Facebook.  Take care my friend.

  • Hi Oscar,

    You are welcome. The word "no" can be so tricky, too:

    There were no letters for you.

    I've got no time.


    But you need to choose the single or plural according to what you're trying to say:

    He's got no children. (usually you have more than one child, so it's more natural than "no child")

    He's got no wife. ("no wives" may seem somebody has more than one wife)

    Hope it helps.

  • Hello Oscar, It is my pleasure to extend my circle of friends with someone like you. Thanks for accepting my friend request. Have a good day :D

  • Hi Oscar,

    Thanks for leaving such a great question on my page. I really enjoyed reading it and was so flattered. 

    You should use "any dollars" (plural) in that situation. But, "any" can mean "it doesn't matter which/what/who", for instance, "You could read any book (singular) here." So, you see, "any" can be so tricky. 

    "A lot of" and "lots of" are interchangeable. So, both of the sentences are correct.  More examples for you: "A lot of teachers want (plural) to help answer the question."  "lots of time is (singular) needed." 

    You could ask Alan on EC's "Grammar Help"forum. 

    Hope it helps.

    Expector

  • I must say that you have an excellent understanding of the English language in this area. Everything you said is true down to the very details. I am familiar with the Spanish and the English both and you nailed it. (to nail: to completely and successfully understand something or do something perfectly)

    Just to clarify one point:

    You said, "Had I a million dollars? should be considered incorrect?" Yes. As it stands this is incorrect. It is only correct if you add a consequence and are counting on the inversion “Had I” to replace an “if” statement. Had I a million dollars, I could quit my job. It has the exact same meaning as, "If I had a million dollars, I could quit my job." This more formal sounding way of speaking is actually used at times. I think we see it more in formal writing. But it makes sense to us Americans even though it sounds formal, stuffy or British. It can also sound quite educated or perhaps even over-educated and is not used by the average person on the streets in the USA.

    P.S : What´s the difference between "all of my friends" and "all my friends" ? Are they both correct?
    Both of these are correct. The second is just a reduction of the first. It can be used with "all my." However we don't reduce "some of my", "a few of my", "a bunch of my", " a lot of my" and "a little of my" (with a noncountable noun). So these are incorrect:
    Some my friends, a few my friends, a bunch my friends, a lot my friends, a little my sugar
    Yet, even further, we can reduce some of these if we do not use the possessive. Some friends, a few friends or a little sugar. But we cannot say a bunch friends, a lot friends. Who can keep track of this crazy language?
  • By the way, how do we ask an IF type question without using IF?
    IF I had a mjillion dollars I would buy a car. Had I a million dollars I would buy a car.
  • hi oscar
    u very powerful in writing english and good analizing the topic for others.
  • Thanks for the thorough explanation of Papi Chulo. My son picked up this expression when he lived in Costa Rica. I think that different countries may use this term differently. He said in some contexts it meant a pimp. In English this is a man who is the boss of a group of prostitutes and they usually wear colorful, flashy clothes. But he said in a different context it means a "cool person" as in the English meaning of cool as someone who other people see as admirable because they never get over excited or upset. Knowing him, he probably means the first as a joke. But now it is my name in my family. Since my fellow gringos don't know what it means I don't worry too much.
    I did a little research on inversion and found several examples when it is used. I will also add my interpretation on to what I learned. We certainly do use it at times in certain common situations, but most of the time this is a very formal and little-used construction.
    It has a very simple definition. It is the switching of the normal noun/verb construction into a verb/noun construction. As you probably know, the order of words in English is extremely important and changes the meaning or emphasis of a thought. One small change of word order can totally result in a person being happy with your or not happy with you. If we switch the verb and the noun (subject) we are usually telling you something different. The obvious switch in English is questions. This is done in Spanish as well. Most of the other reasons for inversion are for emphasis of an adverb that normally would be placed after the verb. Using the adverb first, we emphasize it since it is the first thought in an inverted sentence and being first makes it more prominent in English word order. Letting the verb follow the adverb keeps it close to the verb it modifies and thus emphasizes the relationship of the two words. Letting the subject then follow the verb deemphasizes the subject since you want to emphasize the adverb. So the key to understanding inversion is that we try to preserve subject (noun)/verb order at all costs. If we change it we do it for a good reason to change the meaning or emphasis.
    This is the general explanation for everybody. I will send the detailed explanation to your email.
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