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TEACH ME ENGLISH! grammar issue?

TEACH ME ENGLISH! grammar issue? Topic: Revision for essays
July 20, 2019 / By Daye
Question: please help me to clear this up According to the number of piano we have in the class room, only 12 students can register for the class. Unfortunately, the 11:30am class is already registered by 12 people. Some of them might change their schedule in the first week. Otherwise there is nothing that the teacher can do for you since there is no override on this class.
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Barney Barney | 6 days ago
Revision: *Relevant to the number of pianos we have in the classroom, only twelve students can register for the class. Unfortunately, the 11:30 am class has already been registered for twelve *students. Your usage of commas seemed fine. I didn't like your usage of 'according' so I switched it with 'relevant' because the number of students relates to the number of pianos. Because you said students in the beginning, I changed 'people' to 'students' at the end. ------ Really, the best way to articulate the meaning of this would be to being it with 'Because'. If it is for an essay, I wouldn't use 'because'. If it isn't for an essay and you are going to say this aloud, using because would be fine. I know some English teachers frown upon using 'because' to begin a sentence, even though it is technically okay in this case. ---- Forgot about the second part... revision- It is possible that some students will change their schedule. If that does not happen, though, there is nothing the teacher can do for you.
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Barney Originally Answered: English grammar. Could you please teach me about a word” something”?
Hello, I have pondered your question. I teach ESL and this particular question has never come up. The word something is a non-specific pronoun. You are quite correct when you say that in English, adjectives are always placed before the noun. However, this is not the case with pronouns. For example, if you have the sentence, "She is pretty," the adjective comes after the pronoun, although you have the verb in between. With personal pronouns, you would never have the pronoun and the adjective right next to each other. You can say "pretty girl" using a noun, of course, but you can't say "pretty she" or "she pretty." The non-specific pronouns work in a different way, and I suppose that the reason the adjective is almost always placed after the non-specific pronouns is actually because of the fact that the word does refer to something that is unknown. Since it is unknown , ie, something, it is linguistically more logical for the description, i.e., the adjective, to come after it. It makes a listener uncomfortable to have a description given and then to be told that what has been described is not actually known. Therefore, to say I have a beautiful, wonderful, very expensive, 15-year-old, blue something.........it is like leading the listener on. If, on the other hand, I were to say that I have something that is beautiful, wonderful, very expensive, 15 years old and blue, the listener would not be irritated and frustrated at the end of the list of adjectives, since he or she would already know that I am not saying exactly what it is. I hope this makes sense! Regards, Lady Morgana
Barney Originally Answered: English grammar. Could you please teach me about a word” something”?
こんにちわ! わたしは ニュウジランドじんです. にほんごを べんきょうしていますから, I may be able to help you. In English, adjectives are usually placed in front of nouns, like in あかい えんぴつ, red pencil. However, when describing a general word such as 'something' you place the adjective afterwards. This is because you are basically saying 'something (that is) good'. (It is difficult to explain why this works. It's probably because you don't say what the something is, so how can you describe it?) In English we say: あかい えんぴつ, red pencil おおきい うち, big house We do not say: えんぴつ あかい, pencil red うち おおきい, house big We can say: Something good, the house is big, the pencil is red, anything good, etc. I hope this helps, がんばって!

Yieshah Yieshah
Because of the limited number of pianos in the classroom, only 12 students can take the class. Unfortunately, the 11:30 AM class is already filled. Some of the students registered might change their schedules during the first week. Otherwise, there is nothing the teacher can do for you. I'm not sure what you mean by "override on this class." Sometimes the teacher creates a waiting list of students wanting to take a class that is full. If anyone drops out of the class, the first person on the list is allowed to join the class. Is this what you are referring to?
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Sheelagh Sheelagh
Due to the limited number of pianos in the classroom, only 12 students can take the class and, unfortunately, the 11:30 AM class is already full. Some of the registered students might change their schedules during the first week; otherwise, there is nothing the teacher can do for you as we cannot increase the size of this class.
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Sheelagh Originally Answered: HEY ENGLISH PEOPLE! I'm writing a letter in English. Would you check it for grammar and help make it better?
RE-write Hello Danny, On the website I am asking the donors to notify us of their donations via email or contact form. I am also asking they provide their contact information so that we may express our appreciation, and whether or not they want to remain anonymous. I believe we should include our company's email address on the site to make sure we get these emails. Regards, Diana

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