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    Chiang Mai Noon's grammar clinic.

    This thread was rudely disrupted on the teacher's forum.
    Not taken seriously at all.

    Fire away, I'll be more than happy to help.

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    She's having some trouble with her hip.

    And policemen are looking too young these days.

    Can you help?

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    What's the difference between Continually and continuously?

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    I don't think so, no.

    i was kind of hoping to impress with a question about the different uses of the present perfect and past simple tenses.
    the second and third conditionals would do.

    Certainly, if you are the kind of pillock that thinks that the adjective "loose" is the same thing as the verb "lose".
    I'm your man.

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    Does inventory have a silent o ?

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    what is the difference between inquire and enquire?

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    ^^
    it does, yes.

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    Which is correct ?

    1.Go into the drawer

    2.Open the drawer

    Note: this is a trick question as i already know the answer.

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    the difference between continually and continuously is non existent. these days at least.
    i guess there are exceptions in usage.

    "He types continuously" sounds better than the alternative.
    But...........

    I believe that modern language has accepted that the pair are the same.
    That is a good thing in my opinion.

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    My friend you, I see she go house you.

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    Let's not ruin this thread with the UK vs US English.

    CMN is our authority on ENGLISH grammar, not Simplified English. Hillbilly should run that thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Let's not ruin this thread with the UK vs US English.
    Agree. If a new topic comes up such as above, someone can start a thread about it. There can be good in this section. I always need new ideas and I'll be in the classroom again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    What's the difference between Continually and continuously?
    Continual implies that there are short gaps in whatever activity you are describing. ie being continually interupted by a person.
    Continuous there are no gaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    I don't think so, no.

    i was kind of hoping to impress with a question about the different uses of the present perfect and past simple tenses.
    the second and third conditionals would do.

    Certainly, if you are the kind of pillock that thinks that the adjective "loose" is the same thing as the verb "lose".
    I'm your man.
    Lose your loose balls!

    is that rite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    "Pontypridd are playing Llanelli" is correct.
    not exactly a grammar Q but can you please explain why the double "ll" at the start of the word Llanelli is pronounced "kl" while the double "ll" in the middle of the word is pronounced "ll"...

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    ^
    the double l at the beginning of llanelli and the middele one are pronounced exactly the same as a Welsh 'll' which sounds nothing like l.
    only english people pronounce it 'kl'.

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    I see Benbaaa lurking.
    perhaps he could enlighten us on the varied uses of 'there is..... there are' in no less than 3000 words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    ^^
    it does, yes.
    Not referring to the inventory enquiry, I hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie View Post
    We ARE getting hamered.
    or the team is getting hammered.
    While the team is a single unit made up of many parts is is still a single unit. But if we are to use the plural 'they' or 'we' then "are" is certainly proper. BUT if we are to use the singular as in 'the team,' "is" shuo;ld be used. Fuckin guys got a country named afer a language they are havng a hard time speaking properly.
    Now.
    There are many parts in a car..
    OR
    A car is made up of many parts?
    as you said
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Case closed.
    Being lectured on English by a non-native speaker; whatever next?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr
    Continual implies that there are short gaps in whatever activity you are describing. ie being continually interupted by a person.
    Continuous there are no gaps.
    That's the answer I was expecting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    That's the answer I was expecting
    I disagree however.
    There is no difference in modern usage.
    None whatsoever, use either one as you please.

    For me it is more natural to use coninuously after the verb and continually before it.

    i.e, she moans continuously.
    she is continually moaning.

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    ^
    Modern usage = euphemism for being lazy.

    A fan belt is a continuous strip of rubber. You can't say it is a continual strip of rubber.

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    bollux.
    It's my grammar clinic and while your input is welcomed, I have the final say on the matter.

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    Bah! Humbug sir. You can't even spell bollocks correctly!

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    This is a gramar thred, not spelink.

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