Tag: phrase-choice

62 Two thousand seventeen VS twenty seventeen: What is the rule for year pronunciation? 2017-04-11T13:33:10.787

32 "One of THOSE days" vs "one of THESE days" 2016-06-07T09:57:33.960

22 When is "seems to be" used instead of "seems"? 2016-01-17T12:51:04.030

18 Can I say: “The train departs at 16 past every hour“? 2019-10-30T15:00:12.647

17 "Could you please help me" vs "Could you help me please" 2014-02-27T14:08:59.340

15 "What is the weather today?" or "How is the weather today?" 2018-07-25T15:42:46.890

13 Sorry, I haven't seen your letter 2019-01-08T14:27:12.060

11 According to my understanding or according to my understandings 2016-07-15T08:51:55.123

9 Difference between "such things as" and "things such as"? 2013-12-17T13:15:22.063

9 How to inform other people of your real name? 2015-07-22T12:03:57.777

9 Stubbed my toe... which preposition? 2018-09-17T10:19:06.640

9 Please, smoke with good manners 2019-04-27T19:10:49.677

8 "Spain's prince" or "Spain's prince's" 2013-08-31T22:26:30.177

8 Some equivalents for "saving face" 2016-08-01T14:13:28.523

8 "To make space" or "to make a space"? 2018-09-12T12:28:40.843

7 "Could care less" or "could not care less"? 2013-04-26T00:10:38.923

7 Are you up for it? OR Are you down for it? If I want to convince someone 2015-03-19T07:16:41.063

7 Web site or website? 2015-07-07T14:59:04.057

7 "Please Find Attached or "Please Find Enclosed" in a formal email? 2016-07-07T12:34:10.280

7 Asking when someone leaves work or home? 2016-10-25T14:57:02.737

7 How do natives say how they would like to pay? 2018-08-26T09:32:47.870

6 The subtle differences between undergo, experience and go through 2013-04-04T03:39:43.910

6 "suffice to say" vs "it suffices to say" vs "suffice it to say" 2013-08-13T17:47:46.313

6 How to express "please be reminded" 2014-05-24T15:09:06.000

6 "lot of luck'" or "lots of luck" 2014-12-18T22:09:38.817

6 Can I say "something is happened to my phone"? 2017-01-08T21:05:33.250

6 is it correct to say "When it started to rain, I was in the open air." 2019-05-13T08:18:12.040

5 Why "the heir apparent to" instead of "the apparent heir to"? 2013-08-18T14:53:09.367

5 should go vs should get going 2014-01-15T09:25:22.797

5 What are other ways to describe second-last? 2014-04-18T16:55:55.610

5 Show and Show Up 2014-05-02T11:10:17.697

5 how should I ask a barber for a bald haircut 2014-07-22T13:17:04.843

5 Is this natural English: How was it yesterday? 2014-10-01T12:40:24.413

5 How have you been? or How do you do? 2015-03-26T12:52:47.920

5 "Conjure" vs "conjure up" 2015-10-09T15:33:30.957

5 "in bold letters" vs. "in bold" 2016-08-04T19:14:17.750

5 Which one ("most of it" or "all of it") is correct in the given context? 2017-03-17T09:34:30.493

5 Alone or by yourself? 2017-08-19T19:03:13.973

5 "Inherent in" vs "inherent to." 2018-10-11T12:22:52.570

5 Is it OK to say: in a response to? 2018-10-17T07:10:39.370

5 "You've called the wrong number" or "You called the wrong number" 2019-04-26T17:38:51.033

4 "Have a seat" vs. "please sit down" 2013-06-30T21:41:52.573

4 Difference between "regard of" and "regard to" 2013-08-31T16:31:20.287

4 What is the difference "Cut" and "Cut off" "Cut out" 2014-04-21T14:28:37.943

4 Expression "How far did we drive?" 2014-04-24T09:02:57.243

4 India Prime Minister Vs. Indian Prime Minister Vs. India's Prime Minister 2014-10-01T13:13:10.917

4 discerning between rise up and rise 2014-12-13T07:14:10.847

4 Preposition after "intuition" 2014-12-26T10:32:44.813

4 difference between "start with", "start" , "begin with" and "begin" 2015-01-12T22:15:48.843

4 Is this phrase and its usage correct? 2015-01-30T11:11:51.303

4 I had something done vs I got something done 2015-04-17T10:07:36.843

4 equal size, equal-size or equally-sized? 2015-05-05T08:01:09.363

4 Shall I use "not to", "not", or "don't"? 2016-08-03T10:27:35.133

4 limited-edition or a limited edition 2017-03-19T15:37:27.810

4 Good Evening vs Good Night 2017-06-23T04:27:14.493

4 Can "with regard to" and "in regard to" be used interchangeably? 2017-07-19T17:26:23.240

4 How to respond when someone says 'It means a lot'? 2018-05-25T21:02:35.020

4 "worthy of mention(ing)" or "worthy of a mention(ing)"? 2018-11-29T07:24:33.627

4 "Stay hungry" or "Keep hungry"? 2019-02-10T05:15:10.927

4 "the world over" vs "all over the world" 2019-04-01T19:54:45.027

4 How to correct "With a growing tech sector in Vancouver and a highly transferable skill set, Maisie can easily find a job"? 2019-08-22T18:37:16.017

4 Is it natural to say "pass exams well"? 2020-01-30T22:13:01.960

3 "Need to do something" versus "need doing something" 2013-04-08T14:14:21.613

3 Plural for "balance of nature" 2013-06-29T14:57:57.633

3 "I'm not improving my English knowledge significantly" versus "I have not been improving my English knowledge significantly" 2013-08-05T17:56:24.293

3 "Made out of", "made of" and "made with" 2014-05-30T08:14:45.827

3 Limit Of, Limit To 2014-07-13T00:46:46.357

3 Should the *the* be used with Honorable? and Is the "t" capitalized in "the Honorable"? 2014-10-06T19:07:42.500

3 use of the phrase "in the light of current events" 2014-11-06T12:09:38.733

3 the amount is less or lower by ___ US dollars 2014-12-01T12:27:40.313

3 Phrase choice: "lay/were lying" vs. "were laid (out)" 2015-03-31T01:12:24.967

3 leave the house or leave home? 2015-06-04T01:16:24.400

3 I taught him (how) to drive 2015-06-06T04:36:08.393

3 Appear to be vs Appear 2015-06-09T11:52:53.100

3 Water me. Give me water. Serve me with water 2015-07-04T08:10:18.720

3 Account / Accounts / Accounting Department? 2015-10-27T11:39:49.670

3 How to describe "A specific food attracts me and makes me feel hungry"? 2015-12-15T01:13:26.340

3 Behavior of something caused by a known exterior cause/phenomenon 2016-03-02T08:31:44.710

3 On the picture vs over the picture. "On" vs "over" 2016-04-08T12:25:48.843

3 How to ask the reason of the call 2016-05-16T10:50:10.830

3 "cut down on" vs "cut down" 2016-10-04T04:44:47.610

3 Usage of "hold the screen" 2017-01-24T21:41:10.163

3 Let to do/ let do/ to let to do/ to let do 2017-03-07T16:29:20.840

3 Opposite of "dim the light" 2017-06-28T08:09:54.367

3 What's the difference between opposite and in front of? 2017-06-30T02:01:50.350

3 OF/AT THE legal age 2017-07-25T09:45:48.670

3 Which one is more correct "had been stabbed" or "was stabbed"? 2017-10-05T12:14:43.140

3 When to use "'s" and when to use "that of"? 2017-12-16T06:06:57.787

3 Meaning of the phrase "little too"? 2018-08-04T12:09:26.663

3 When to use "divides into" 2018-08-30T14:04:29.313

3 "you have ordered" vs "you ordered" 2019-01-14T17:26:25.550

3 Is "to reach more" idiomatic? 2019-03-18T14:38:33.633

2 Which sentence is appropriate for showing my sympathy? 2013-05-09T02:30:39.663

2 "I will be" versus "I would have" 2013-07-09T07:49:45.197

2 "Convergence of A 'with' B" versus "convergence of A 'and' B" 2013-10-02T21:53:37.547

2 Need help with the phrase: being into politics is what people "are" or "do"? 2013-11-01T15:20:59.380

2 To be OK; To be fine 2013-11-07T07:19:01.433

2 "No authority" vs "Not authorized"? 2013-11-20T14:12:15.470

2 "Agree with the writer", but "Agree to/with this answer"? 2014-01-18T14:07:29.303