• Can I say?

    Can I ask and answer as the follow conversations and can "It" be insulting if I am calling a person? Is that person a diver? Yes, it is. Yes, it’s a diver. Yes, that’s a diver. That person is a diver, aren’t they? Yes, it is. Yes, it’s a diver. Yes, that’s a diver. Is that a diver? Yes, it is. Yes, it’s a diver. Yes, that person is a... hiển thị thêm
    Can I ask and answer as the follow conversations and can "It" be insulting if I am calling a person? Is that person a diver? Yes, it is. Yes, it’s a diver. Yes, that’s a diver. That person is a diver, aren’t they? Yes, it is. Yes, it’s a diver. Yes, that’s a diver. Is that a diver? Yes, it is. Yes, it’s a diver. Yes, that person is a diver. That is a diver, isn’t it? Yes, it is. Yes, it’s a diver. Yes, that person is a diver. Thank you!
    1 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 3 ngày trước
  • How should I ask and answer?

    I want to make a tag question using the words "That + noun" to refer to a person who is diving and wearing a diving suit, so I don't know the sex. How should I ask and answer: 1 That person is a diver, aren't they? - Yes, they are a diver. 2 That person is a diver, right? - Yes, they are a diver. 3 That person is a diver,... hiển thị thêm
    I want to make a tag question using the words "That + noun" to refer to a person who is diving and wearing a diving suit, so I don't know the sex. How should I ask and answer: 1 That person is a diver, aren't they? - Yes, they are a diver. 2 That person is a diver, right? - Yes, they are a diver. 3 That person is a diver, yeah? - Yes, they are a diver. 4 That person is a diver, don't you think? - Yes, they are a diver. 5 That person is a diver, wouldn't you say? - Yes, they are a diver. Thank you for your help!
    3 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 5 ngày trước
  • Can I say?

    I know "Yes, it is" is more common, but: 1 Can I say "Yes, this is. / No, that isn't." to answer the question "Is this a pen?" 2 Can I say "Yes, this is. / No, that isn't." to answer the question "Is this thing a pen?"
    I know "Yes, it is" is more common, but: 1 Can I say "Yes, this is. / No, that isn't." to answer the question "Is this a pen?" 2 Can I say "Yes, this is. / No, that isn't." to answer the question "Is this thing a pen?"
    3 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 7 ngày trước
  • How should I ask and answer?

    Can I ask and answer as: 1 This is a pen, isn't this? - Yes, this is a pen. 2 This is a pen, isn't this? - Yes, it is a pen. 3 This is a pen, isn't it? - Yes, this is a pen. 4 This is a pen, isn't it? - Yes, it is a pen. Thank you!
    Can I ask and answer as: 1 This is a pen, isn't this? - Yes, this is a pen. 2 This is a pen, isn't this? - Yes, it is a pen. 3 This is a pen, isn't it? - Yes, this is a pen. 4 This is a pen, isn't it? - Yes, it is a pen. Thank you!
    4 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tuần trước
  • Can I say?

    Can I ask and answer as: 1 This is a pen, isn't it? Yes, it's a pen. / Yes, this is a pen. 2 This is a pen, isn't this? Yes, it's a pen. / Yes, this is a pen.
    Can I ask and answer as: 1 This is a pen, isn't it? Yes, it's a pen. / Yes, this is a pen. 2 This is a pen, isn't this? Yes, it's a pen. / Yes, this is a pen.
    3 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tuần trước
  • Can I say?

    If a friend and I are looking at the scene of an accident with various people moving about, can I say, if I know (while pointing), "That is a doctor" or "The persons in white--those are doctors."?
    If a friend and I are looking at the scene of an accident with various people moving about, can I say, if I know (while pointing), "That is a doctor" or "The persons in white--those are doctors."?
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  • When I can say ...?

    Once we know what thing is being discussed, we use pronouns. Ex: 1 We don't say: A: I was in a festival last night. B: Was that festival fun? A: Yes, that festival was fun. B: What festival was that? A: That festival was Holi. We say: A: I was in a festival last night. B: Was it fun? A: Yes, it was fun. B: What festival was that? A: It was... hiển thị thêm
    Once we know what thing is being discussed, we use pronouns. Ex: 1 We don't say: A: I was in a festival last night. B: Was that festival fun? A: Yes, that festival was fun. B: What festival was that? A: That festival was Holi. We say: A: I was in a festival last night. B: Was it fun? A: Yes, it was fun. B: What festival was that? A: It was Holi. 2 We don't say: A: I have a friend who can sing very well! B: Is that person a singer? A: Yes, that person is a singer. We say: A: I have a friend who can sing very well! B: Is he or she a singer? (can I say "are they singer"?) A: Yes, she is a singer. So what case I can use "This + noun, that + noun, these + noun, those + noun" to refer to person, thing, idea etc that was already mentioned in the same conversation? Can you make some examples to help me?
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  • Can I say?

    When you use "This, that, these, those" to refer to things, persons, ideas, you would use 'this / these' in a present-tense situation and in a past-tense situation you would use 'that / those', wouldn't you? I want to talk about things, persons, ideas (about time, not location) that have already been talked about or... hiển thị thêm
    When you use "This, that, these, those" to refer to things, persons, ideas, you would use 'this / these' in a present-tense situation and in a past-tense situation you would use 'that / those', wouldn't you? I want to talk about things, persons, ideas (about time, not location) that have already been talked about or are already known, and things, persons, ideas are not here at this time, I can't see them, so can use the word "This, That, These, Those" as the follow conversations: 1. Am I correct if this person is not here at this time (we can't see this person) and can I use the word "that"? A: I have a friend who can sing very well! B: Is this person a singer? (I don't know this person is close to A or not close to A) A: Yes, this person is a singer. 2. Am I correct if I can't see this pen at this time and can I use the word "that"? A: I have a nice pen. B: What colour is this pen? (I don't know this pen is close to A or not close to A) A: This pen is black. 3. If I am talking about something that has just happened can I use the word "that"? A: I've just bought a nice pen. B: What colour is this pen? (I don't know this pen is close to A or not close to A) A: This pen is black. 4. On the phone, am I correct and can I use the word "that"? A: I'm skating with some people. B: Are these people profesional skaters? (I don't know these people are close to A or not close to A) A: Yes, these people are profesional skaters Thank you for your help!
    Words & Wordplay · 3 tuần trước
  • If I use the word "This / That" as the follow conversations. Am I correct?

    1. A: I am acquainted with a person, this person is a professional soccer player. B: Is this person tall? A: Yes, this person is tall. 2. A: I was acquainted with a person, that person was a professional soccer player. B: Was that person tall? A: Yes, that person was tall. 3. A: OMG! I have just cut my hand. This is bad! B: Yup! That is really... hiển thị thêm
    1. A: I am acquainted with a person, this person is a professional soccer player. B: Is this person tall? A: Yes, this person is tall. 2. A: I was acquainted with a person, that person was a professional soccer player. B: Was that person tall? A: Yes, that person was tall. 3. A: OMG! I have just cut my hand. This is bad! B: Yup! That is really bad! 4. On the phone: A: I am having dinner with a person. This person is really handsome. B: Who is this person? A: This person is my brother. 5. On the phone: A: I am looking at a person. This person is sleeping. B: Who is this person? A: This person is a guest. Thank you for your help!
    3 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 4 tuần trước
  • Can I say?

    1 When my friend tell me that "Last week, there was a bat flew into my house and I broke my mirror." so can I say both “Those (things) were bad omens.” and "“These (things) are bad omens.” or I can only say “Those (things) were bad omens.”? 2 When my friend tell me that "Last week, I yelled at my girlfriend and made her... hiển thị thêm
    1 When my friend tell me that "Last week, there was a bat flew into my house and I broke my mirror." so can I say both “Those (things) were bad omens.” and "“These (things) are bad omens.” or I can only say “Those (things) were bad omens.”? 2 When my friend tell me that "Last week, I yelled at my girlfriend and made her cry." so can I say both “That (thing) was a mistake.” and "“This (thing) is a mistake.” or I can only say “That (thing) was a mistake.”? Thank you!
    2 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 1 tháng trước
  • Can I say?

    If I am a lord, so can I say: 1 He / She is a slave, the slave is mine. 2 They are slaves, the slaves are mine. 3 That slave is mine. 4 These / Those slaves are mine. Thanks!
    If I am a lord, so can I say: 1 He / She is a slave, the slave is mine. 2 They are slaves, the slaves are mine. 3 That slave is mine. 4 These / Those slaves are mine. Thanks!
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  • Can I say?

    He is a doctor. The doctor is mine. They are doctors. The doctors are mine.
    He is a doctor. The doctor is mine. They are doctors. The doctors are mine.
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  • Can I say?

    When we were talking about person ... that was not already known to the speaker, listener, writer and/or reader, that has not already been mentioned, but we had the context about the doctors or teachers, ( the context about the doctors could be in a hospital, or a doctors surgery, and the context about the teachers could be in a school, or a... hiển thị thêm
    When we were talking about person ... that was not already known to the speaker, listener, writer and/or reader, that has not already been mentioned, but we had the context about the doctors or teachers, ( the context about the doctors could be in a hospital, or a doctors surgery, and the context about the teachers could be in a school, or a classroom ), so could I say: 1 They are the doctors. 2 This is the teacher. 3 That is the doctor. 4 These are the doctors. 5 Those are the doctors. Thank you for your help!
    1 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 2 tháng trước
  • Are they correct when I say about the name of group?

    These are the BigBangs Those are the BigBangs These people are "the" BigBang. Those people are "the" BigBang. Thanks!
    These are the BigBangs Those are the BigBangs These people are "the" BigBang. Those people are "the" BigBang. Thanks!
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  • It that correct?

    Hi. I assume you mean that BigBang is the name of the dance team or of a work team. The problem here is that British English and US English are different. In US English you would say "This/That is BigBang" and "These/Those are [the] BigBang players." In British English you would say "These/Those are BigBang". To the... hiển thị thêm
    Hi. I assume you mean that BigBang is the name of the dance team or of a work team. The problem here is that British English and US English are different. In US English you would say "This/That is BigBang" and "These/Those are [the] BigBang players." In British English you would say "These/Those are BigBang". To the British, a team is plural (they would say "a team are plural"), but in the US a team is singular. I hope this isn't too confusing.
    Languages · 2 tháng trước
  • Can I say?

    1. If I say about the team is one unit, can I say "This / That is BigBang." 2. If I say about the team members, can I say "(pointing) These are BigBang. / (pointing) Those are BigBang." Thank you for your help!
    1. If I say about the team is one unit, can I say "This / That is BigBang." 2. If I say about the team members, can I say "(pointing) These are BigBang. / (pointing) Those are BigBang." Thank you for your help!
    Words & Wordplay · 2 tháng trước
  • How should I say?

    - When a bad thing happen to me, I can say "This is terrible / That was terrible." - When a lot of bad things happen to me, I can say "Those experiences (experiences, situations, challenges, problems) were terrible. - When a good thing happen to me, I can say "This is great / That was great." - When a lot of good things... hiển thị thêm
    - When a bad thing happen to me, I can say "This is terrible / That was terrible." - When a lot of bad things happen to me, I can say "Those experiences (experiences, situations, challenges, problems) were terrible. - When a good thing happen to me, I can say "This is great / That was great." - When a lot of good things happen to me, what words can I use to combine with These /Those? (These / Those + .?. )
    Languages · 2 tháng trước
  • How should I say?

    When a lot of bad things happen to me, I can use "These /Those + experiences, situations, challenges, and maybe problems as "Those experiences were awful." So a lot of good things happen to me as "hit the jackpot, get a scholarship ...", what words can I use to combine with These /Those? (These / Those + .?. ) Thank you... hiển thị thêm
    When a lot of bad things happen to me, I can use "These /Those + experiences, situations, challenges, and maybe problems as "Those experiences were awful." So a lot of good things happen to me as "hit the jackpot, get a scholarship ...", what words can I use to combine with These /Those? (These / Those + .?. ) Thank you for your help!
    1 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 2 tháng trước
  • How should I say?

    When I hit the jackpot and get a scholarship, how should I say: a These / Those things were great! b These / Those matters were great! c These / Those experiences were great! d These / Those situations were great! e These / Those challenges were great! e These / Those problems were great! Thank you for your help!
    When I hit the jackpot and get a scholarship, how should I say: a These / Those things were great! b These / Those matters were great! c These / Those experiences were great! d These / Those situations were great! e These / Those challenges were great! e These / Those problems were great! Thank you for your help!
    1 câu trả lời · Words & Wordplay · 2 tháng trước