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by digitalen
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: calling
Replies: 5
Views: 2170

calling

A. You've got some nerve, calling me at this time of night. I would like to know if "calling" is "Gerund" or "Participle". If "calling" is "Gerund", I wonder if “A” means 1, 2, or anything. 1. You've got a lot of nerve, in calling me at this time of night. 2. You've got a lot of nerve of calling me ...
by digitalen
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: get to/get the better of
Replies: 2
Views: 1921

get to/get the better of

I wonder if there is any difference in the meaning between "1" and "2".
1. Curiosity got the better of me.
2. Curiosity got to me.
by digitalen
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: it/which
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

it/which

When Schauman was attacked by an 8-to-10-ft. bull shark, she said, "it felt like a truck had slammed into me, then I felt a compacting squeeze and an acute burning in my left hand and my left leg.". Robert Hueter, director of the Center of Shark Research says " The bull shark is an ambush type of pr...
by digitalen
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: making a tribute to nature
Replies: 1
Views: 2878

making a tribute to nature

Central Park is the most popular attractions in New York City. About 130 years ago Frederic Law Olmsted and his collaborator Calvert Vaux submitted their landscaping plan for a rectangular parcel two miles north of the town’s center. The barren swampy tract, home for squatters and a boneboiling work...
by digitalen
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: making
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

making

When Bowerman took his idea to several existing shoe companies, he was literally laughed at. In fact, every single company turned him down. Though rather discouraged, Bowerman persevered and went on to form his own company, making NIKE athletic shoes. I would like to know the meaning of "making" in ...
by digitalen
Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Virginia jefferies will never be accused of spending a fortune, unless you consider her charitable donations.
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

Re: Virginia jefferies will never be accused of spending a fortune, unless you consider her charitable donations.

1: Virginia Jefferies will never be accused of spending a fortune, unless you consider her charitable donations. 2: Virginia Jefferies will be accused of spending a fortune, if you consider her charitable donations. I wonder if there is any difference in the meaning between "1" and "2". If no, I wou...
by digitalen
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Virginia jefferies will never be accused of spending a fortune, unless you consider her charitable donations.
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

Virginia jefferies will never be accused of spending a fortune, unless you consider her charitable donations.

I would like to know the meaning of "1". 1: Virginia jefferies will never be accused of spending a fortune, unless you consider her charitable donations. Virginia jefferies will never be accused of spending a fortune, unless you consider her charitable donations. Born in 1945, Ms Jefferies grew up i...
by digitalen
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Usage and Writing Archive
Topic: apologizing
Replies: 2
Views: 10486

apologizing

When I got home I found a letter on the floor that my wife had written for our eight-year-old daughter, apologizing to her teacher that she had gotten to school late due to the flu.

I would like to know if "apologizing" means "1" or" "2".
1. by apologizing
2. and apologized
by digitalen
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: knowing
Replies: 3
Views: 2271

knowing

AIDS victims suffer knowing that there is not yet a cure for their disease.
I would like to know if "knowing" is a Gerund or a Participle.
by digitalen
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: crowding
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

crowding

I would like to know if "crowding" is "1" or "2". 1. by crowding 2. which crowds Watermilfoil grows in dense, fibrous stands that foul propellers and give swimmers nightmares. Most worrisome is the damage it does to native aquatic plant species, crowding them out and unbalancing the ecosystems they ...
by digitalen
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: attracting
Replies: 1
Views: 1486

attracting

I wonder if the meaning of the next sentence is "1" or ""2". I became a medical curiosity, attracting some of the area's top specialists to look in on me and review my case. 1. I became a medical curiosity, who attracted some of the area's top specialists to look in on me and review my case. 2. I be...
by digitalen
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: providing
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

providing

I would like to know the subject of "provide" in the next sentence.
Alligator snapping turtles spend so much time in the water that algae can grow on the their shells, providing camouflage.
by digitalen
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: helping
Replies: 1
Views: 952

helping

I would like to know the meaning of "helping" in the next sentence.
Jogging is known to boost the metabolism, helping you burn calories at a faster rate.
1. "helping" means "and jogging helps"
2. "helping" means "and jogging is known to help"
3. "helping" means "so it helps"
by digitalen
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: comma
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

comma

I would like to know the difference in meaning between "1" and "2"?
1. Infants delight in having an impact in creating change.
2. Infants delight in having an impact, in creating change.
by digitalen
Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Families are like fudge
Replies: 1
Views: 1200

Families are like fudge

http://lolalollipop.com/241-thanksgiving-and-family/

I would like to know the meaning of the next sentences.
1. You are going to celebrate our WONDERFUL family whether you like it or not!
2. Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts.