• Which word is correct?

    Best answer: In both American and British language, the speaker technically has the option of doing either, depending on whether you view the gang as a single entity, or as a bunch of individuals. However, as indicated by many here, British English tends to prefer "were" in this instance. American English, on the... show more
    Best answer: In both American and British language, the speaker technically has the option of doing either, depending on whether you view the gang as a single entity, or as a bunch of individuals.

    However, as indicated by many here, British English tends to prefer "were" in this instance. American English, on the other hand, is far more often "was".

    The people talking about "were" as an exception to American usage to indicate acting individually are mostly wrong, except that they do have the choice to do so. Unlike them, I will cite sources below.
    14 answers · 1 day ago
  • Native speakers of English, could you help me with my English?

    I have to translate a text about history but my English is not very fluent as I am not a native speaker. Could anyone tell me if I need to make this paragraph more natural-sounding? When pursuing the policy aimed at instilling a new historical consciousness (to justify occupation), books that posed a threat to... show more
    I have to translate a text about history but my English is not very fluent as I am not a native speaker. Could anyone tell me if I need to make this paragraph more natural-sounding? When pursuing the policy aimed at instilling a new historical consciousness (to justify occupation), books that posed a threat to the state-enforced policy were removed from libraries; school curricula was changed; and all monuments and memorials related to the country's independence were destroyed.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • The meaning of ut in english?

    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is the opposite of the word "finish"?

    Please can anybody tell me what is the opposite of the word "finish" ?
    Please can anybody tell me what is the opposite of the word "finish" ?
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • What does the abbreviation "c" stand here for?

    EU average farm gate milk prices approximated 27.3 c/kg in April. I don't know whether this "c" should be obvious or not. I'm not a native English speaker. Thanks in advance! 😃
    EU average farm gate milk prices approximated 27.3 c/kg in April. I don't know whether this "c" should be obvious or not. I'm not a native English speaker. Thanks in advance! 😃
    7 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Which sentence is grammatical?

    1. She said that she would call me as soon as she reaches the airport. 2. She said that she would call me as soon as she reached the airport.
    1. She said that she would call me as soon as she reaches the airport. 2. She said that she would call me as soon as she reached the airport.
    7 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Good evening, would you help me, please?

    I am still a French, English language learner. What difference between "I have had my car stolen" and "I had my car stolen" ? The French traductor gives me the same answer for both. And if I write "I got my car stolen", it traduces as I stole my own car, LOL I thank you in advance
    I am still a French, English language learner. What difference between "I have had my car stolen" and "I had my car stolen" ? The French traductor gives me the same answer for both. And if I write "I got my car stolen", it traduces as I stole my own car, LOL I thank you in advance
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can you guys be more hypothetical and less of a grammar police ?

    If somebody trolls here why don't you just answer the damn question like it was real istead of wasting time? It would be more fun than saying " Be troll somewhere else" etc for both you and the person who asked the question ". For egzample if somebody posts a stupid question like... show more
    If somebody trolls here why don't you just answer the damn question like it was real istead of wasting time? It would be more fun than saying " Be troll somewhere else" etc for both you and the person who asked the question ". For egzample if somebody posts a stupid question like "Should I kill myself?" or "Should I sleep with my sister? " or anything just as stupid just answer it.Be more fun and more hypothetical. If you don't wanna answer it just skip it. And for all the grammar police here just know that not all of us here have English as a native language.If you are going to judge some minor mistakes on spelling and grammar instead of answering, please just skip the question.If you understood the question please answer it or skip it and we all know that you did understand it.If you are going to judge the grammer please learn a forign language and than you have the right to judge ! Please don't be a boring sucker !
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is this why English is one of the hardest languages to learn?

    Best answer: Spelling is a great problem because you can be bad at syntax and morphology and still be okay, but if you can't even read and write then it's over. Another great difficulty I'd say is the usage of non-literal wordings on a regular basis. In portuguese and Italian there is a lot of figure of speech, but... show more
    Best answer: Spelling is a great problem because you can be bad at syntax and morphology and still be okay, but if you can't even read and write then it's over. Another great difficulty I'd say is the usage of non-literal wordings on a regular basis. In portuguese and Italian there is a lot of figure of speech, but in English there's way more, which hinders a speaker who tries to speak by logic. I think that's it. If it weren't for these two things English would be much easier to learn in my opinion.
    13 answers · 5 days ago
  • How do I say "no" in Spanish?

    6 answers · 20 hours ago
  • What do you think about italians?

    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • What language speak in Brazil?

    14 answers · 4 days ago
  • Am I capable of becoming fluent in more than one language?

    Best answer: Of course you are. It just takes some people a little longer than others, but you will achieve it if you stick to it and don't quit.
    Best answer: Of course you are. It just takes some people a little longer than others, but you will achieve it if you stick to it and don't quit.
    6 answers · 24 hours ago
  • "Queen of the May" in Latin?

    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Did I use this idiom correctly?

    Best answer: Yes when you can't wrap your head around something means you can't make sense of it.
    Best answer: Yes when you can't wrap your head around something means you can't make sense of it.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

    Best answer: 1. In the United States we would say: "Women with scarves tied around their [hair] curlers leaned out over the lower halves of their Dutch doors." 2. The sentence is correct. To climb out of a car usually means either that the car is small and the space is cramped [many passengers, possibly some sitting... show more
    Best answer: 1. In the United States we would say:
    "Women with scarves tied around their [hair] curlers leaned out over the lower halves of their Dutch doors."

    2. The sentence is correct. To climb out of a car usually means either that the car is small and the space is cramped [many passengers, possibly some sitting on the laps of others?], or maybe that there are only front doors and the rear-seat passengers have difficulty exiting the car past the folded-down front seats [we had a car like that when I was a child]. They could be weary from bumpy roads, a long trip with no stops to stretch their legs, or simply the cramped conditions in the car. I detect no indication that "we" were drunk.
    5 answers · 9 hours ago