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Oh are you a teacher?
FWB wrote:Fuck the sole use of the past simple in preference to having the option of both. Fuck it right in the ear.
Here's another one for you... research shows that the present perfect is fading with the younger British generations, in favour for American usage of the past simple.
I like the present perfect, but then I would. But it's a major pain in the arse for learners, particularly those whose first language has no perfect aspect. If they aren't taking an IELTS, FCE et al then they can forget about it for most of the time.
Edited by FWB at 17:09:28 28-08-2013
You can express what you need to uing the past simple, sure, although there are nuances that you might lose. However it feels far more natural to me to use a mixture of the two, as Roy Batty does in the Tears in Rain soliloquy.
FartPipe 4,226 posts
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Alastair wrote:I sometimes use deffo if it's the same meaning.
Do they also remove expressions that were added that have since fallen out of favour?
I'm sure def was added back in the 80s - do people still say def?
MrSensible 25,787 posts
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I have absolutely no idea what is going on in here now...
I would feel stupid, but I'm so baffled that I'm not sure how to feel any more.
Quick grammar question:
"A qualified and versatile administrator who is experienced at providing support to..."
Should that be at or in?
Also should I get rid of the who is and just a comma instead?
Edited by Razz at 22:33:28 03-11-2013
I'd use "at" with the adjective and "in" with the noun.
You can remove the "who is". It'd be a reduced relative clause. Reads better.
Edited by FWB at 22:35:19 03-11-2013
@FWB Thank you
mal 24,351 posts
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You could also switch the verb 'experienced' with the noun form 'with experience' and then it's definitely 'in', as in: A qualified and versatile administrator with experience in providing support to...
Telepathic.Geometry 11,832 posts
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mal wrote: You could also switch the verb 'experienced' with the noun form 'with experience' and then it's definitely 'in', as in: A qualified and versatile administrator with experience in providing support to...Classic native-speaker ninja dodge there mal.