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Badly Written, Badly Spoken / Have, has or had?
« on: March 16, 2018, 08:47:41 AM »
Which is correct for this sentence below?

I dreamed that my best friend has died
I dreamed that my best friend had died
I dreamed that my best friend have died

and why?

Use and Misuse / In or Of ?
« on: March 08, 2018, 07:12:05 PM »
Which is correct below?

Do you believe in angels?


Do you believe of angels?

thanks in advance

Use and Misuse / Short essay grammar check?
« on: May 23, 2017, 01:14:47 PM »
Hi guys

Any grammar mistakes in my essay below?


I live in Makati City, Philippines.

I do like living here because it's the business center of the Philipines.
Establishments such as school, drug store, hardware, bank, hospital, gym,
malls are very near and very accessible. Since it's the capital city I can
choose a lot of Internet Service Providers very easily. In addition,
transportation has many options such as tricycle, jeepney, bus, taxi
or train. Airports are also near by. One of the most secure cities in my

I do not like it because it's air polluted, noise polluted, overpopulated
by people. Also, my house near the river and the river is polluted and is
very stinky in summer. The biggest disappointments are there are few
trees left so when summer comes it's very hot and it affects my productivity.
It's the prime city but it has squatters living nearby my house.
Another disadvantage is when war between China and my country will happen
it will be the primary target since it's the capital city.
Almost everywhere you turn around are cemented. One of the most
expensive places to live in my country. Almost everything is expensive here.

Thanks in advance

Badly Written, Badly Spoken / Confusing question?
« on: May 22, 2017, 09:41:23 AM »
Hello someone asked me to make an essay.
Below is his requirement.

To prove that you qualify, please type up an essay of at between 150 and
200 words outlining what you do and what you do not like about your city
(to make sure that you pay attention to details, please mention your city
name once and only once within the essay).

I was confused by the phrase above "What you do and what you do not like"
For "What you do" is he referring to what I do as a person?
Or what I do like about the city?


Thanks in advance.

Use and Misuse / hold vs held?
« on: September 23, 2016, 06:30:11 AM »
Which is correct below?

It will be hold.
It will be held.

and why?

Thanks in advance

Badly Written, Badly Spoken / taught or teach?
« on: September 05, 2016, 08:00:13 AM »
This morning while watching 'Unang Hirit'

I heard a guest spoke this  below,

"We will taught you."

She was referring to the upcoming event.

Is this correct?

Or should it be "We will teach you."

By the way, if I'm not mistaken the guest was Coledesma she is well known and an Icon.

Thanks in advance.

Badly Written, Badly Spoken / Past Progressive Tense?
« on: September 02, 2016, 07:09:22 PM »

I got this sentence "Past Progressive Tense" below,

"I was running a marathon at this time last year."

I'm confused because it says "this time last year"?

Isn't it suppose to be like this below,
"I was running a marathon last year."

without the words 'this time' ?

Is this correct or incorrectly written?

By the way I got this from here,

Thanks in advance.

How Good is Your English? / Improving vocabulary?
« on: August 30, 2016, 04:40:59 PM »

I don't know where to ask this question.

How did you improve your vocabulary?
What tips and tricks did you do?
Or tools you can suggest?

Use and Misuse / The hardest part?
« on: August 28, 2016, 10:18:45 AM »
When studying English grammar, which does you think is the hardest part?

By the way, I'm currently re-studying tenses.

Lounge / COFFET?
« on: August 26, 2016, 07:57:56 AM »
Are you guys a member of COFFET?

Community of Friendly Filipino Teacher?

Thanks in advance.

Badly Written, Badly Spoken / a new things? or new things?
« on: August 26, 2016, 06:13:06 AM »
Hi Joe,

Someone wrote this on facebook.

"Come out to your shell and discover a new things."

Is this correct?

This is  my guess below?

"Come out from your shell and discover new things."

I replaced 'to' with 'from'
And removed 'a'
Am I correct?


Use and Misuse / Grammar Test?
« on: August 20, 2016, 09:20:09 AM »
Hi Joe,

What is the best website that offers FREE grammar test?
Can you recommend the URL?

Thanks in advance.

Lounge / Youth + Internet = Luck
« on: August 19, 2016, 09:32:13 AM »
This just came into my mind.

When I was in elementary school and high school there was no computer or internet.
And when I was in college computer and  the internet is very rare and only few can benefit from it.
In short when I was in college internet is really just a toddler.

So, people were born beginning the year 2000's is very lucky.
Because they have this very powerful tool called "The Internet".
Just imagine when I was in High school studying English is really boring and not so exciting.
Books are expensive and you can only mingle with your fellow English classmates at school only.
While these days you can mingle with them anytime you want through the internet, even if you don't meet them
at the same time interval. For instance in this forum.

Not only that, Information are really getting very cheap and often free and very fast and fresh.
And you can study it at your own pace.

Sorry for my moaning and whining. lol

Use and Misuse / Get or Go ?
« on: August 17, 2016, 11:13:21 AM »

Suddenly, I remember a phrase.

And in tagalog, It says this --> "Paano pumunta sa pinakamalapit na hospital?".

So which is correct below?

How to go to the nearest hospital? note: The average Filipinos say it this way.
How to get to the nearest hospital? note: this is my guess.

Thanks in advance.

Badly Written, Badly Spoken / Did or Will?
« on: August 17, 2016, 08:57:33 AM »

When I was buying a bread from the bakery store.

I saw three people.
One man.
One woman
One boy (a child)

The man gives the boy a bread.
And a woman said to the boy this --> "What did you say?"
And the boy replied and said this --> "Thank you!"

Is the phrase --> "What did you say?" correct?
Or should the woman must say this --> "What will you say?"


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