• Tense parallelism question?

    Best answer: the "as a" part, which is used to mean something equivalent to "acting in the role of", does not affect the tense in any way at all. The period where the condition applies is defined elsewhere in the sentence. As a waitress, I used to work long hours, including even after closing. As a... show more
    Best answer: the "as a" part, which is used to mean something equivalent to "acting in the role of", does not affect the tense in any way at all. The period where the condition applies is defined elsewhere in the sentence.

    As a waitress, I used to work long hours, including even after closing.
    As a waitress, you will be on your feet for most of the work day.
    As a waitress, you can expect to encounter impolite customers on occasion.
    As a waitress, spilling food is not a daily occurrence but is not unusual either.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Quick grammar question?

    Should I use "reason" or "reasoning" for the following sentece? Majority of people like dogs more than cats, which shows that dogs are better pets. The (reason/reasoning) for this is because they are better listeners.
    Should I use "reason" or "reasoning" for the following sentece? Majority of people like dogs more than cats, which shows that dogs are better pets. The (reason/reasoning) for this is because they are better listeners.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What's another way of saying, "I'm sorry to have kept you waiting, I didn't mean to take so long."?

    "I know I'm extremely late with these, and you've probably found someone else to do the task. Still, I thought you might still want to see what I was working on, so here they are. I'm sorry to have kept you waiting, I didn't mean to take so long." "I know I'm extremely late with... show more
    "I know I'm extremely late with these, and you've probably found someone else to do the task. Still, I thought you might still want to see what I was working on, so here they are. I'm sorry to have kept you waiting, I didn't mean to take so long." "I know I'm extremely late with these, and you've probably found someone else to do the task. Still,I though you might still want to see what I was working on." I get the feeling that the,"I'm sorry to keep you waiting, I didn't mean to take so long" may or may not be too much. My intention is to be understanding and apologize without making excuses. Not, however, to make the receiver feel bad in any way, shape or form. However I really didn't mean to take so long with my task, and I want to apologize saying that, so the receiver also knows that I'm NOT trying to say, "I'm sorry. Ok let's make up now please" instead of, "I feel terrible and understand your decision". How can I say, "I'm sorry to have kept you waiting, I didn't mean to take so long." in a way that won't make the receiver feel bad, in case they actually did find someone else to do the job? I want to make sure they know I'm trying to be understanding, I'm not the type to guilt someone into doing something. Thank you in advance for the help!
    13 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • In the following would you say that the sentence contradicts itself?

    "Although, you are not in breach of your tenancy agreement, I will advise that you should be more considerate of the needs of your neighbours" Would you agree that "although, you are not in breach of your tenancy agreement." states that nothing wrong has been done and that the second part of... show more
    "Although, you are not in breach of your tenancy agreement, I will advise that you should be more considerate of the needs of your neighbours" Would you agree that "although, you are not in breach of your tenancy agreement." states that nothing wrong has been done and that the second part of the sentence, "I will advise that you should be more considerate of the needs of your neighbours" is a telling off? So the sentence says "although you have done nothing wrong, I am telling you off"?
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Question about quotation marks?

    Source: He was a teacher, actor and manager. Ex: His jobs were being "a teacher, actor and manager". can i use quotes for the sentence above?
    Source: He was a teacher, actor and manager. Ex: His jobs were being "a teacher, actor and manager". can i use quotes for the sentence above?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do I use effect or affect in this sentence?

    What is the correct usage? My mother affected my development. Or My mother effected my development.
    What is the correct usage? My mother affected my development. Or My mother effected my development.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What do we call a word or concept which does not directly refer to a tangible/perceivable thing?

    I'm sure there must be a term for this
    I'm sure there must be a term for this
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Which is not a characteristic of mannerism?

    A) complex compositions B)erudite subject matter C)muted palettes and somber colors D)elongated or distorted proportion
    A) complex compositions B)erudite subject matter C)muted palettes and somber colors D)elongated or distorted proportion
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Would you agree that there is a strong correlation between responsibility and consideration.?

    In other words a responsible person is a considered person
    In other words a responsible person is a considered person
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How is the world 'breast' pronounced? Is the 'ea' short like in 'feather' or 'hearth' or long like in 'feast' or 'beast'?

    Best answer: Remember the rhyme: ''Breast is Best''
    Best answer: Remember the rhyme: ''Breast is Best''
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • "He expressly stated that a proper diagnosis WILL/WOULD be determine when she turned 5 years-old." Will or Would?

    Best answer: the sentence is not correct & the implied meaning is wrong. It would be better to say He expressly stated that a proper diagnosis could not be determined until after she reaches five years of age or after she is five years old. As you have it you are saying the diagnosis would determine when her birthday is... show more
    Best answer: the sentence is not correct & the implied meaning is wrong. It would be better to say He expressly stated that a proper diagnosis could not be determined until after she reaches five years of age or after she is five years old.

    As you have it you are saying the diagnosis would determine when her birthday is and that is not what you mean to say.

    You could also say He expressly stated a proper diagnosis would not be possible until after her fifth birthday or until after she has reached five years of age.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I opened a fortune cookie that says good news will come to you from far away. What does that mean ?? Please explain?

    Does this mean something good ? What do you think it means ?
    Does this mean something good ? What do you think it means ?
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Has the word "Impeachment" become as comical as the word "Rosebud"?

    Best answer: It's almost like a remake of "Rainman" but instead of "I'm a very good driver" or "Judge Wapner", their mantra is "impeachment."
    Best answer: It's almost like a remake of "Rainman" but instead of "I'm a very good driver" or "Judge Wapner", their mantra is "impeachment."
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Theres this kid on my bus he called a middle schooler a rat tail looking a** and i want to know if rat tail is a slur/offensive?

    Best answer: Almost any description of a human which involves "rat" is offensive!
    Best answer: Almost any description of a human which involves "rat" is offensive!
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What does it mean to be a 'low person'?

    Best answer: Just watch what Donald Tramp says and does. He's the perfect example of a low, crude, weak, cowardly, bullying person.
    Best answer: Just watch what Donald Tramp says and does. He's the perfect example of a low, crude, weak, cowardly, bullying person.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Expose sb to sth?

    Best answer: It can be used in a bad way AND in a good way - and frequently is.
    I exposed my daughter to the joys of live theatre at a very early age by talking her to see plays and musicals at our local theatres.
    Best answer: It can be used in a bad way AND in a good way - and frequently is.
    I exposed my daughter to the joys of live theatre at a very early age by talking her to see plays and musicals at our local theatres.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago