• I am learning English, so which should I say?

    1. He was a teacher when he was alive. 2. He was a teacher when alive. 3. He was a teacher while alive. Thanks!
    1. He was a teacher when he was alive. 2. He was a teacher when alive. 3. He was a teacher while alive. Thanks!
    6 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 5 ngày trước
  • I am learning English, so can I say?

    I can say "He was a teacher when he was alive.", so can I say: 1 That person was a teacher when that person was alive. 2 Those people were teachers when those people were alive. And are they natural? Thanks!
    I can say "He was a teacher when he was alive.", so can I say: 1 That person was a teacher when that person was alive. 2 Those people were teachers when those people were alive. And are they natural? Thanks!
    7 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 6 ngày trước
  • I am learning English, so am I correct?

    It is impolite if I pointing someone and say "That is a teacher. / Is that a teacher?.", but it is not impolite if I poiting a picture of the teacher and say "That is a teacher. / Is that a teacher?.", right? Thanks!
    It is impolite if I pointing someone and say "That is a teacher. / Is that a teacher?.", but it is not impolite if I poiting a picture of the teacher and say "That is a teacher. / Is that a teacher?.", right? Thanks!
    6 câu trả lời · Languages · 1 tuần trước
  • I am learning English, so can I say?

    It is my alcohol. This is my wine. It's my beer. That is my soft drink. Thanks!
    It is my alcohol. This is my wine. It's my beer. That is my soft drink. Thanks!
    5 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tuần trước
  • I am learning English, so can I say?

    I know that I can use "he, she, it, they" to answer the below sentences, but can I say: 1. That is a teacher, isn’t it? a. Yes, that person is a teacher. b. Yes, that is. c. No, that isn’t. 2. These are teachers, aren’t they? a. Yes, these people are teachers. b. Yes, these are. 3. These are pens, aren’t they? a. Yes, these thing are... hiển thị thêm
    I know that I can use "he, she, it, they" to answer the below sentences, but can I say: 1. That is a teacher, isn’t it? a. Yes, that person is a teacher. b. Yes, that is. c. No, that isn’t. 2. These are teachers, aren’t they? a. Yes, these people are teachers. b. Yes, these are. 3. These are pens, aren’t they? a. Yes, these thing are pens. b. Yes, these are. 4. These thing are pens, aren’t they? a. Yes, these are pens. b. Yes, these are. Thanks!
    2 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tuần trước
  • I am learning English, so am I correct?

    a. That is a pen, isn’t it? Yes, it’s a pen. Yes, that’s a pen. Yes, that thing is a pen. Yes, that is. No, that isn’t. b. That thing is a pen, isn’t it? Yes, it’s a pen. Yes, that’s a pen. Yes, that thing is a pen. Yes, that is. No, that isn’t. Thanks!
    a. That is a pen, isn’t it? Yes, it’s a pen. Yes, that’s a pen. Yes, that thing is a pen. Yes, that is. No, that isn’t. b. That thing is a pen, isn’t it? Yes, it’s a pen. Yes, that’s a pen. Yes, that thing is a pen. Yes, that is. No, that isn’t. Thanks!
    2 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tuần trước
  • I am learning English, so can I say?

    When I ask that "That person is a teacher, isn't he?", I can answer that "Yes, he is a teacher.", but can I answer that: - Yes, that person is a teacher. - Yes, that is a teacher. - Yes, that is. - No, that isn't. Thanks!
    When I ask that "That person is a teacher, isn't he?", I can answer that "Yes, he is a teacher.", but can I answer that: - Yes, that person is a teacher. - Yes, that is a teacher. - Yes, that is. - No, that isn't. Thanks!
    4 câu trả lời · Languages · 1 tuần trước
  • I am learning English, so can I say?

    It was a pen originally. It was a pen initially. Thanks!
    It was a pen originally. It was a pen initially. Thanks!
    6 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 2 tuần trước
  • I am learning English, so can I say?

    1 I need a comma before " originally / initially", don't I? - Was it a pen, originally / initially? 2 I don't need a comma before "at first", do I? - Was it a pen at first? 3 I need a comma after "Originally / Initially, at first", don't I? - Originally / Initially / At first, was it a pen? Thanks!
    1 I need a comma before " originally / initially", don't I? - Was it a pen, originally / initially? 2 I don't need a comma before "at first", do I? - Was it a pen at first? 3 I need a comma after "Originally / Initially, at first", don't I? - Originally / Initially / At first, was it a pen? Thanks!
    1 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 2 tuần trước
  • I am learning English, so can I say?

    1 It was originally a pen. 2 At first, It was a pen. 3 It was a pen at first. 4 Was it a pen at first? 5 At first, was it a pen? 6 Was it riginally a pen? 7 What was it at first? 8 At first, what was it? Thanks!
    1 It was originally a pen. 2 At first, It was a pen. 3 It was a pen at first. 4 Was it a pen at first? 5 At first, was it a pen? 6 Was it riginally a pen? 7 What was it at first? 8 At first, what was it? Thanks!
    4 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 2 tuần trước
  • I am learning English, so when I can use "It" to refer a person?

    If I am talking about a concept of the person, I can use "It", can't I? Ex : 1 There's a person on the phone." "Who is it? / Who is that?" => It's Tom. 2 There's a person at the door." "Who is it? / Who is that?" => It's Tom. 3. I just saw someone leave your house. Who was it? / Who... hiển thị thêm
    If I am talking about a concept of the person, I can use "It", can't I? Ex : 1 There's a person on the phone." "Who is it? / Who is that?" => It's Tom. 2 There's a person at the door." "Who is it? / Who is that?" => It's Tom. 3. I just saw someone leave your house. Who was it? / Who was that? => It was Tom. 4 If a person had walked by in the street, or came into a room and then left/exited. Can I say: - Who was it? / Who was that? => It was Tom. 5 You met someone last night. Who was it? / Who was that? => It was Tom. Thanks.
    6 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 3 tuần trước
  • Should I say?

    1 I shouldn't use the word "once" in negative sentences (He wasn't once a teacher.), so can I use the word "once" in negative question? Ex : Wasn't he once a teacher? / He wasn't once a teacher, was he? - Yes, he was a teacher. - No, he wasn't a techer. 2. Which should I say: a. He was once a teacher. /... hiển thị thêm
    1 I shouldn't use the word "once" in negative sentences (He wasn't once a teacher.), so can I use the word "once" in negative question? Ex : Wasn't he once a teacher? / He wasn't once a teacher, was he? - Yes, he was a teacher. - No, he wasn't a techer. 2. Which should I say: a. He was once a teacher. / Was he once a teacher? / He was once a teacher, wasn't he? b. He was a teacher once. / Was he a teacher once? / He was a teacher once, wasn't he? Thank you for your help!
    4 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 4 tuần trước
  • I am learning English, can you explain it to me?

    I am confused about the verb "be" in the past and present. The past tense simply means that what you're saying is no more. (dead or changed) If I know someone who is dead and I point to photo, I can say "He is Tom.", because even if he is dead, he is still tom; his name doesn't change. 1. But if I point to photo, can I... hiển thị thêm
    I am confused about the verb "be" in the past and present. The past tense simply means that what you're saying is no more. (dead or changed) If I know someone who is dead and I point to photo, I can say "He is Tom.", because even if he is dead, he is still tom; his name doesn't change. 1. But if I point to photo, can I say "This is my friend." or "This was my friend." / "Here's a photo of my friend, his name is Tom." or "Here's a photo of my friend, his name was Tom."? 2. If I say "This was my friend." "Here's a photo of my friend, his name was Tom.", so will the hearer understand that he is dead or he isn't my friend now? 3. If I tell about someone who is dead (don't have any photo of that person), should I say: I had a handsome friend formerly, he was Tom (or He is Tom?), he was a teacher. Thanks!
    3 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tháng trước
  • I am learning English, so why I should say "This was my friend"?

    If I know someone was dead and I point to photo, I can say "He is Tom.", because even if he is dead, he is still tom; his name doesn't change. But why I should say "This was my friend, Tom, he was a doctor." instead of "This is my friend, Tom, he was a doctor."? I think even if he is dead, he is still my... hiển thị thêm
    If I know someone was dead and I point to photo, I can say "He is Tom.", because even if he is dead, he is still tom; his name doesn't change. But why I should say "This was my friend, Tom, he was a doctor." instead of "This is my friend, Tom, he was a doctor."? I think even if he is dead, he is still my friend. Thanks!
    3 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tháng trước
  • I am learning English, so can I say?

    1. If I know someone was dead and I point to photo, so can I say "He is Tom or He was Tom"? 2. If I know someone was dead and I point to photo and then only say "This is my friend, he was Tom, he was a doctor.", I don't say that he was dead, so will the hearer understand that he was dead or they only guess? Thanks!
    1. If I know someone was dead and I point to photo, so can I say "He is Tom or He was Tom"? 2. If I know someone was dead and I point to photo and then only say "This is my friend, he was Tom, he was a doctor.", I don't say that he was dead, so will the hearer understand that he was dead or they only guess? Thanks!
    3 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tháng trước
  • I am learning English, so should I say?

    If a person had walked by in the street, or came into a room and then left/exited. Can I ask that "The man who just exited, who was he?" and answer that "He is Tom" or I have to answer that "He was Tom."? Thanks!
    If a person had walked by in the street, or came into a room and then left/exited. Can I ask that "The man who just exited, who was he?" and answer that "He is Tom" or I have to answer that "He was Tom."? Thanks!
    11 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tháng trước
  • I am learning English, so should I say?

    If someone asks me that "is that a doctor? / That is a doctor, isn't it? / Who was that?", I have to use "it" to answer as "Yes, it is a doctor. / Yes, it was a doctor. / It was Tom." , don't I? Thanks!
    If someone asks me that "is that a doctor? / That is a doctor, isn't it? / Who was that?", I have to use "it" to answer as "Yes, it is a doctor. / Yes, it was a doctor. / It was Tom." , don't I? Thanks!
    5 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tháng trước
  • I am learning English, so should I say?

    If my friend ask me that "Do you remember the president in the US who freed the slaves?", so should I answer "Yes, he was Lincoln" or "Yes, he is Lincoln"?
    If my friend ask me that "Do you remember the president in the US who freed the slaves?", so should I answer "Yes, he was Lincoln" or "Yes, he is Lincoln"?
    7 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tháng trước
  • I am learning English, so should I say?

    If my friend say with me that "I met a friend of yours last night", so should I say "Is he a teacher? / Is he Tom" or "was he a teacher? / was he Tom?"? If my friend say with me that "There was a president in the US who freed the slaves. Who was this/that?", so should I say "He was Lincoln, wasn't... hiển thị thêm
    If my friend say with me that "I met a friend of yours last night", so should I say "Is he a teacher? / Is he Tom" or "was he a teacher? / was he Tom?"? If my friend say with me that "There was a president in the US who freed the slaves. Who was this/that?", so should I say "He was Lincoln, wasn't he?" or "He is Lincoln, isn't he?"? Thanks!
    2 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tháng trước
  • I am learning English, so can I say?

    Present or past? If I and my friend hear a noise, or see something go past the window and vanish, I can say "What was that?", so can I say "That is a bird. / That is a bird, isn't it?" or I have to say "That was a bird. / That was a bird, wasn't it?" Thank you for your help!
    Present or past? If I and my friend hear a noise, or see something go past the window and vanish, I can say "What was that?", so can I say "That is a bird. / That is a bird, isn't it?" or I have to say "That was a bird. / That was a bird, wasn't it?" Thank you for your help!
    1 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tháng trước