• My art teacher gives me bad grades for no reason?

    i always hand in homework, we did 2 art pieces so far and i got an A in both. yet i my report card she gave me a D??? i asksed her why and she said because i talk too much in class, but wtf? what does that have anything to do with my ACHIEVEMENT. i achieved A's, where'd the D come from, huh? she just hates me. show more
    i always hand in homework, we did 2 art pieces so far and i got an A in both. yet i my report card she gave me a D??? i asksed her why and she said because i talk too much in class, but wtf? what does that have anything to do with my ACHIEVEMENT. i achieved A's, where'd the D come from, huh? she just hates me.
    10 answers · Teaching · 17 hours ago
  • Who is Donald Trump?

    All the kids at school are always ramblin on about how good of a guy he is but I don't even know him and my parents don't let me use google. Someone pls answer.
    All the kids at school are always ramblin on about how good of a guy he is but I don't even know him and my parents don't let me use google. Someone pls answer.
    6 answers · Studying Abroad · 21 hours ago
  • Is this sentence grammatically correct? "They having arrived, we went out on the lawn for our picnic."?

    Best answer: It's extremely formal, and very old-fashioned, but it is in fact perfectly correct. Note that with this construction, there is no suggestion that 'they' ALSO went out onto the lawn with 'we'. It tells us ONLY that after they had arrived, or once they had arrived, 'we' went out onto the... show more
    Best answer: It's extremely formal, and very old-fashioned, but it is in fact perfectly correct.

    Note that with this construction, there is no suggestion that 'they' ALSO went out onto the lawn with 'we'. It tells us ONLY that after they had arrived, or once they had arrived, 'we' went out onto the lawn'. 'They' may or may not have gone out with you; either is possible, but the construction doesn't allow you to assume it.

    If you have ever done any Latin, you'll recognise this as an 'absolute' phrase, eg 'Caesar having arrived, the soldiers advanced on the enemy' or 'The bridge having been built, the soldiers ran across it'. .
    9 answers · Words & Wordplay · 1 day ago
  • Should I call my professor back?

    She posted my final grade yesterday, but then she sent an email this morning stating that I need to call her about my final. That's interesting. Should I ignore it. I'm going to email her but I ain't calling
    She posted my final grade yesterday, but then she sent an email this morning stating that I need to call her about my final. That's interesting. Should I ignore it. I'm going to email her but I ain't calling
    18 answers · Higher Education (University +) · 1 day ago
  • Can you describe winter in one word?

    Best answer: Bitter
    Best answer: Bitter
    23 answers · Words & Wordplay · 2 days ago
  • Is the writer of this text an English native speaker?

    My English teacher asked us to pick a random text (such as comments on newspapers, posts on forums, etc.) and to decide whether the writer of the text is English native speaker, and to give reasons to our decision. I'm picking a part of a random text from Y!A. What do you think, is the writer native? And why?... show more
    My English teacher asked us to pick a random text (such as comments on newspapers, posts on forums, etc.) and to decide whether the writer of the text is English native speaker, and to give reasons to our decision. I'm picking a part of a random text from Y!A. What do you think, is the writer native? And why? Does s/he sound educated/ mature enough (disregarding the content, but rather from the language - is it a high school language, for instance)? I'm hesitating because the English seems a bit unusual (I'm not a native either so I don't really have the feeling). Here it is: --- "It's harder for me to endure the inhospitable attitude of French people, because I previously lived in Germany, and Germans treat foreigners from non-EU countries with respect and friendliness. I still remember my first weeks in Frankfurt vividly, and the number of times I was unable to find my way, holding the city map in my hands, when a German would approach and ask whether I would need his or her assistance. In France, let alone offering help, they avoid me like the plague each time I ask for directions. And I speak French (no less fluent than German). It's just one, most trivial example. French staffs' attitude at the Foreigners' Office is sarcastic at best - a far cry from their counterparts in Germany. I don't condone the animosity displayed by the minority toward native French, but it takes two to tango." --- Thanks! P.S. If the writer is not native, how "bad" is his/ her English?
    12 answers · Words & Wordplay · 4 days ago
  • All you need is?

    Best answer: $1M 💰
    Best answer: $1M 💰
    10 answers · Words & Wordplay · 10 hours ago
  • Will I be in trouble?

    I used the phrase 'den of iniquity' in my English homework, not quite knowing what it meant. My teacher came up to me today, asking me where I'd heard the phrase. I said "My dad uses it to describe my bedroom" (which he does) and she laughed. However, I'm worried about what she thinks of... show more
    I used the phrase 'den of iniquity' in my English homework, not quite knowing what it meant. My teacher came up to me today, asking me where I'd heard the phrase. I said "My dad uses it to describe my bedroom" (which he does) and she laughed. However, I'm worried about what she thinks of me now/ how parents evening is going to go. I've since learned what it meant and am regretting it so much. Does anyone have any advice? I'm thirteen and in year 9 (8th grade) so I don't know if it was maybe acceptable? Who knows. Oh gosh, PLEASE HELP
    13 answers · Words & Wordplay · 1 day ago