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by Quoc
Sat May 07, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: preposition usage: locational: 'in' vs 'on'
Replies: 26
Views: 4369

Re: In vs on

Thank Erik. That is why I have asked at the beginning: "Is Landis Green a park ?" :) Ok, Landis Green is a park. If I would like to mention this park (this place) as a town, I would use in . If I would like to mention this park (this place) as a piece of flat land like a village green, I would use o...
by Quoc
Sat May 07, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: preposition usage: locational: 'in' vs 'on'
Replies: 26
Views: 4369

Re: In vs on

Thank Erik and Edwin for the rule but could you explain me more why Harry and Bob have written: "My girlfriend is in Landis Green laying out (or suntanning)." "My girlfriend is in Landis Green laying out Gareth Jones who died this morning." Harry and Bob has used in , not on for Landis Green. Are th...
by Quoc
Fri May 06, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: preposition usage: locational: 'in' vs 'on'
Replies: 26
Views: 4369

preposition usage: locational: 'in' vs 'on'

Hi all, Can somebody help me to clarify the difference (s) in meaning (s) between the 2 following sentences: My girlfriend is over laying out in Landis Green. (1) My girlfriend is over laying out on Landis Green. (2) I prefer the use of in ( because Landis Green, as Harry has replied, is a park --> ...
by Quoc
Tue May 03, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Laying out
Replies: 12
Views: 2049

Re: Laying out

Thanks, Harry Sargent
by Quoc
Tue May 03, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Laying out
Replies: 12
Views: 2049

Laying out

My girlfriend is over laying out on Landis Green . I'll just run over there and get it from her and come back and take care of business. (TOEFL iBT 2007) I am confused between the use over , laying , out and on in this context. Please help me to clarify the meanings. Are the phrasal verbs here lay o...
by Quoc
Tue May 03, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Drop/ add week
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Drop/ add week

I see. See, uh, the thing is, I am on the waiting list for the class. I'll be officially enrolled in the class next week at the end of drop / add week. It's just that I can't attend untill that happens. (TOEFL iBT in 2007). Please let me know what drop week and add week mean in this context ? Does n...
by Quoc
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Earnings or significance ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Re: Earnings or significance ?

Hi, Could you please give me the link ? I cannot find the link by searching your post signature. I think that both words "earnings" and "significance" are not interchangeable with "relevance" in this context. The word that maybe has the closest meaning is "significance" but I do not totally agree wi...
by Quoc
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Speeding up or steering ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Re: Speeding up or steering ?

Ok. You are right. Thanks.
by Quoc
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Restricted or decided ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Restricted or decided ?

Thanks
Quoc
by Quoc
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Restricted or decided ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Restricted or decided ?

Hi Eric, Firstly, I have choosen decided but after thinking, I have changed my answer to restricted . The reason is that, according to the context, people come to cities from rural areas. So, because people from rural areas do not have enough skillss, they have to learn more skills. They do not have...
by Quoc
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Speeding up or steering ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Re: Speeding up or steering ?

Hi Erik,


Firstly, I have choosen speeding up but after thinking, I have changed my answer to steering, because steering is normally used to describe graphs and in this context, there is the word trend .

How about your opinions?

Thanks
Quoc
by Quoc
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Restricted or decided ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Restricted or decided ?

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by Quoc
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Turning out or dismantling ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Turning out or dismantling ?

Hi, Please read the following paragraph: The rapid radical change in traditions and businesses will make many people redundant and deprived in a new way. Advanced farming techniques and industrial production methods are reducing the need for labour. Weaker family communities no longer provide perman...
by Quoc
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Earnings or significance ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Earnings or significance ?

Hi, Please read the following paragraph: The rapid radical change in traditions and businesses will make many people redundant and deprived in a new way. Advanced farming techniques and industrial production methods are reducing the need for labour. Weaker family communities no longer provide perman...
by Quoc
Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Speeding up or steering ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Speeding up or steering ?

Hi all, Please read the following paragraph: Many development economists think nations become richer specially through urbanisation and the increase in people's independence that this enables. The model based on education and continuous development of competences is continuously creating more space ...