09-24-11, 03:10 PM #41
1. My judgement is that today I shall stay at home and study. 2. My discretion is that today I shall stay at home and study. -- Both means the same?
Back to the question... Your use of "discretion" is simply wrong. I suppose the listener/reader would correctly figure out what you are trying to say, but we never use "discretion" in that way. Discretion is much more than judgment. I'm not going to go into the definitions here; please spend more time in your dictionary! If you don't have a good one, please become more familiar with Dictionary.com.
09-24-11, 03:16 PM #42
2. All have children. (they still have children now)BBC seems do not write good English, right?
In America we always say the BBC, but I'm not sure how they say it in the UK. We don't say "the NBC" or "the CBS," perhaps they regard their counterpart the same way.
09-25-11, 07:41 AM #43
It was written as:
So faith and confidence is ebbing away.
I think "are" instead of is.
09-25-11, 07:48 AM #44
1. Let me tell you my experience of mountaineering.
2. Let me tell you my experiences of mountaineering.
My working experience or My working experiences?
Can experience be used as plural?
09-25-11, 08:38 AM #45
Or: "Let me tell you about my mountaineering experiences."
If you're speaking or writing formally, you can say, "Let me tell you of my experiences (or experience) as a mountaineer." (More on discrete versus continuous measures, further down.) But that would be a little "bookish" for casual conversation.My working experience or My working experiences?Can experience be used as plural?
I have more than ten years of experience (or ten years' experience) with this software: that's a continuous measure.
I had two or three disastrous experiences on a sailboat: that's a discrete measure.
It's like wine. I sampled several different wines on my tour through Mendocino County: that's a discrete variable.
My friend drank about a gallon of wine last night and didn't feel like getting out of bed this morning: that's a continuous variable.
Last edited by Fraggle Rocker; 09-25-11 at 08:51 AM.
09-25-11, 08:39 AM #46
That's a good one. I can see why you find it difficult.
The better phrase is number 1.
Let me tell you my experience of mountaineering.
"Let me describe to you what I think about mountaineering, from personal experience"
You would continue to talk generally about mountaineering.
But you might phrase number two slightly differently.
"Let me tell you about my experiences while mountaineering"
That would mean:
"Let me tell you particular events that happened when I was mountaineering."
You might talk about a tough climb that you had where you nearly died, and other things that happened.
Last edited by Captain Kremmen; 09-25-11 at 12:10 PM.
09-25-11, 09:44 AM #47
Thank you Fraggle,
you are really my English teacher.
I am sorry that I did not pay you tuition fee.
09-25-11, 09:46 AM #48
1. Aluminum has higher thermal conductivity compared with iron.
2. Aluminum has higher thermal conductivity compared to iron.
Compared with and compared to, are they used in the same way? Interchangable?
09-25-11, 09:47 AM #49
Let me tell you about my experience of mountaineering.
09-25-11, 12:11 PM #50
09-25-11, 10:19 PM #51
I will buy one Cambridge English to study seriously, I saw it in UK's bookshop with a CD, selling at a price of 15 pounds, I guessed it is more expensive there than Malaysia, so decided to buy it here.
09-26-11, 03:52 AM #52
You might consider this as well:
I can't recommend it myself, because I haven't read it.
But if you go on to Amazon and look at the reviews of the book, they are very complimentary.
Last edited by Captain Kremmen; 09-26-11 at 04:02 AM.
09-26-11, 06:57 AM #53
I have it, but the old version one that I bought when I was a student in 1991.
09-26-11, 12:11 PM #54
If aluminum is compared with iron, aluminum has higher thermal conductivity. But even here, "compared to" would be more commonly used.2. Aluminum has higher thermal conductivity compared to iron.Compared with and compared to, are they used in the same way? Interchangable?
09-29-11, 12:02 AM #55
09-29-11, 07:05 AM #56
- How many monies do you have in your wallet?
- Am I talking about your bills, your coins, your wu-mao qian, or your dollars?
- If I have 5, 6, or 1000 monies, what does that mean?
- How is that different from having 5, 6, or 1000 coins or dollars?
- How certain are you that money is countable?
09-29-11, 09:08 AM #57
09-29-11, 10:59 AM #58
Do you have American money, or European money, or Chinese money in your wallet? How many different monies do you carry in your wallet?
09-29-11, 11:14 AM #59
it is money, countable,
I have many monies in my wallet.
09-30-11, 01:15 AM #60
1. I need some more times to complete this job.
2. I need some more time to complete this job.
Can time be used as plural?
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