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For last year's words belong to last year's language,
And next year's words await another voice.
TS Eliot
Old Year and New Year by Christina Rossetti

New Year met me somewhat sad:
Old Year left me tired,
Stripped of favourite things I had
Baulked of much desired:
Yet further on my road to-day
God willing, further on my way.
Happy New Year

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  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Hello, I saw "12 angry men" movie. Well, I have seen it three times :) The first long time ago, the others: 3 and 2 days ago :) It's nice movie to learn english. Of course I was handy with my space and arrows :P
    Have you seen this movie?

    And now the question: what does "This kid is five for 0" / "five for oh" mean?
    It was said about some kid, who has grew up in slums, had some fights and is suspicious about a murder.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,294 mod
    edited July 2015

    Here sense = feeling, the hostility = the hostility being discussed, but convenience is a state. You could say "their own convenience", or "the convenience of something", otherwise - no article.

    @88mariusz - I'm not sure. I would think it's probably 540, and according to Google, it could be the area code, used by Virginians to refer to the mountainous western parts of the state. Where is the quote from?

    540 is computer code for a successful log on too. :smiley:

    Or maybe it's gamer speak - "five for zero".
  • EzîzaEzîza Posts: 2,627 ✭✭✭✭
    I almost study English everyday but I feel I'm not benefited :-( because I don't have plan can you tell me please.. Is there any way or plan to help me ???
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,071 mod
    Do you mean that you can't practise your English, @Ezîza ?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,388 ✭✭✭✭
    How are you studying @Ezîza? If you are studying a little every day, I'm sure that you must be making some progress. Don't be disheartened. Learning languages takes time. Little by little it will get easier. :)
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,294 mod
    @Ezîza - Have you looked at our learning tips? http://www.learnenglish.de/improvepage.html

    Read it, then let us know what you do and don't do.
  • EzîzaEzîza Posts: 2,627 ✭✭✭✭
    @april, I mean I'm practice the English in a way theory ,not practical
  • EzîzaEzîza Posts: 2,627 ✭✭✭✭
    Thank you @mheredge ..i save everyday new words and sometimes i watch move, listen music , in this way I study
  • EzîzaEzîza Posts: 2,627 ✭✭✭✭
    Thank you very much @lynne it's important tips and useful
    If you don't mind .. Can you add me on Skype??
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,294 mod
    Hi @Eziza, You have the all important 2 stars, so send me your Skype id in a private message. :)
  • EzîzaEzîza Posts: 2,627 ✭✭✭✭
    @Lynne ..when I want send you message ..written ..you don't have permission to do that???why?? :-(
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,071 mod
    Try again, @Ezîza, maybe that was when you haven't got two stars.
  • EzîzaEzîza Posts: 2,627 ✭✭✭✭
    I try @april but don't uselessly :-(
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,071 mod
    That's strange.
    Have you followed this insturction, @Ezîza ?

    Click "Home" (at the left top, above your name / avatar)
    Click on the "envelope" under your name (between Notifications/circle and Bookmarks/Star
    Click "New message"
    Type "Lynne" in the Recipients box.

  • EzîzaEzîza Posts: 2,627 ✭✭✭✭
    Thank you very much @april :) i sent message
    but i have also question??/
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0
    Hi everybody , could you tell me the different meaning between this two sentences " everything i do is to be good for you and everything i do is being good for you " thanks in advance
  • yassmineyassmine Posts: 31 ✭✭
    the difference between i have eaten and i ate ..
    according to what i know .. that past perfect means that the action happened in the past but its effect is still there and past simple that the action had done and there is no effect remains .. is it right ?
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,294 mod

    Maybe you mean:-

    Everything I do is for you.
    I only ever do what I think is right for you.

  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,294 mod

    That's where you need a feeling for the tenses.

    Try writing some sentences in the Let's practise section.

    For example:-

    I ate some chocolate with my coffee.

    I have just finished the last square.
  • fani30fani30 Posts: 18 ✭✭
    is the word of "Children" uncountable noun?
    wait for your answer :smile:
  • SchuylerSchuyler Posts: 6

    No, "children" is a plural noun. The singular is "child."

    For example:

    - I saw a child playing in the park. = I saw one child.
    - I saw children playing in the park. = I saw more than one child.
  • HermineHermine Posts: 8,347 ✭✭✭✭
    @Lynne, my child has to read `The Witches`by Roald Dahl and in a homework is asked in what time takes the story place.
    I am not sure, is it `present simple`, because lots of things are expressed or is it `past simple` because lots of things were happend in the past.

    Maybe she should mention the two tenses.

    I am not sure if you have ever read this story, but on the other side you know lots of classics.
  • OlegOleg Posts: 3,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2015
    My puzzled question.
    What will happen to an English beginner who is listening English podcasts , that are suitable to his level, without stopping, for example, during the day, till morning to down, stopping only for a sleep? Of course, sometimes listening possible be on the background only. Yet, that can be the net result of similar exercises? In any case, the effect is gonna set up.
    Let's say during a week? During a Month?
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Hello everyone, I want to ask a question, consider the sentence below
    Repeated Australian reports and reviews suggest mental health services are
    still best characterised as....
    Is Repeated = past tense, suggest = present tense, are... characterised = present perfect tense? Can you use both simple and past tense in one sentences?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,388 ✭✭✭✭
    Ooh Raymond Murphy's grammar books have changed colour? I thought the red one was Advanced, the blue one Intermediate and the yellow one, the most elementary. At least this seems to be the colours of the covers in Asia.
  • dollydolly Posts: 6
    I am thinking about you is that sentence grammatically correct?
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,294 mod
    It's fine Dolly, depending of course on the context.

    @chuang - You're confusing the tenses. Repeated here, is not the same as "it was repeated".

    @Oleg - It would depend on the person.

    @Hermine - Not sure why I didn't see your question. We can talk about it in a session, if it's still relevant.
  • OlegOleg Posts: 3,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a question
    I've wanted to ask a similar question for a long time.
    What do you think about the information below?
    How to learn words
    Once you have chosen which words to learn, you next have to decide how you are going to learn them. Here are a few ideas:

    write the words in a notebook (with their translations or definitions)
    write the words and definitions on small cards
    (advice on how to do this)
    say the words many times (if you have an electronic dictionary you can hear how the word is pronounced)
    put the words into different groups (you could use a graphic organiser)
    write them in a file for use with a computer program (such as Quizlet or the one on this site)
    make associations (in pictures or with other words)
    ask someone to test you
    use the words in your own speaking or writing

    thank you
  • RinatRinat Posts: 30 ✭✭
    Hello :)
    Strange sentence here:
    "as they they would understand the culture"

    Why "they" two times? Can find matches in google, but can't find explonations.
    Thank you!
  • UxmanGhani108UxmanGhani108 Posts: 25 ✭✭
    How much it will take time for me to become an active member
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