37 Answered Questions for the topic british english

07/31/19

Conjunction Reduction British English vs American English?

I am finding there is a difference in what is acceptable between American and British English. I posted this question on Facebook:"Grammar friends, I need your help! Is omitting the pronoun the... more

07/03/19

Punctuation within quotes?

When I was at school I was told that a quote should end with a comma. For example: > "The car is on the road," said Tom. "No it isn't," replied Dick. "He's right — it's over there!" said... more

07/03/19

Listening understanding problems when something is said "out-of-context"?

I have studied in UK since I was 15. I have now been here for around 8 years. I have never noticed that I have any issues with language until I started working full-time. I am very used to academic... more

06/29/19

Is it possible to use present and past in one sentence?

> In *On The Road* Jack admits to Justin W. Brierly that he loves Neal Cassady because he reminds him of his brother, Gerard, who dies when Jack was five years old. Is this grammatical? The... more

06/26/19

what does "withhold no sacrifice" mean?

Reading Churchill's speech, I don't think I understand the following "withhold no sacrifice, grudge no toil, seek no sordid gain", what does this statement mean?

06/25/19

Listening understanding problems when something is said "out-of-context"?

I have studied in UK since I was 15. I have now been here for around 8 years. I have never noticed that I have any issues with language until I started working full-time. I am very used to academic... more

06/24/19

What does "Rabbit" mean on 1st of June?

My english teacher told me, that is common in England to say "Rabbits" on the 1st of june. What does it mean? where does this tradition come from? Does the people say it only on the 1st of... more

06/23/19

Order of "sometimes" relative to the subject of a sentence in the passive voice?

I have a doubt that is the following one: I have two alternative sentence transformations of this sentence below and, I wonder if it is possible to write the adverb "sometimes" before the subject... more

06/23/19

Slang word for transferring money from one card to another?

Ok, so there is an Online Money Transfer Service. It allows for quick money transfer from one card to another. The advertisement of this service describes how it is convenient for parents to... more

06/22/19

Order of "sometimes" relative to the subject of a sentence in the passive voice?

I have a doubt that is the following one: I have two alternative sentence transformations of this sentence below and, I wonder if it is possible to write the adverb "sometimes" before the subject... more

06/19/19

Numerals: how to read and understand?

Please, help me to puzzle it out:)I've read the sentense in the text about school:"There are about one 600 pupils". The author writes how large the school is.I understand the meaning of the phrase,... more

06/17/19

Which are the most common Latin words/phrases used in spoken English?

Please, specify American/British Engilsh! I think these below are very common but I have no idea if they are commonly used in spoken English. ad hoc per se a priori de facto ergo et... more

05/30/19

Determiners in English sentence vs. plurals, singulars and zero determiners. Is it ok to say?

Do I need any determiners in the sentence below in general statement? - Strong winds destroy homes. Is it ok to say in English in specific situation? - The strong wind destroyed the homes in... more

05/03/19

Capitalisation of nouns in English in the 17th and 18th centuries?

It seems to have been common practice in the 17th and 18th centuries in Britain to capitalise the first letters of nouns in English, e.g. > At which Time he prov'd himself the Noah's Dove, that... more

04/23/19

Are there any references that the English language is written and read from left to right and from top to bottom?

What is the basis this? I have practically done hours of research and I couldn't find any source or reference about this. I AM NOT ASKING WHY. I AM ASKING FOR A REFERENCE.

03/31/19

American vs. British English: meaning of "One hundred and fifty"?

I've noticed that Americans do not say "and" when speaking numbers: for example, 150 would be pronounced "one hundred fifty". I and most other British-English speakers would pronounce it "one... more

03/29/19

Connected speech resources?

I am very interested in British pronunciation, so I am looking for resources about connected speech and IPA in general. The ideal would be a book with the transcription of dialogues or just... more

03/28/19

How to convert indirect speech with no subject to direct speech ?

In the ICSE Boards 2018 Examination this was asked- The delivery boy was requested to bring the parcel the next day. I wrote - Someone said to the delivery boy, " Please bring the parcel... more

03/28/19

Which variant of English should I use when my target audience is the world?

I know that all variants of English ([American English](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_English), [British English](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_English), etc.) can be generally... more

03/28/19

Is this slogan grammatically correct?

I've been wanting to use a slogan but I don't know if it makes sense. The slogan is: *Never forget 2013, the year of great elation.* It sounds okay but someone told me that I need to rewrite it... more

03/27/19

Anytime' and 'ever'?

Actually I am a non native English speaker, of course I may come across many confusion but I don't care of those much,but curious some times to know about the things. I know the meaning of 'Ever'... more

03/25/19

Are there any references that the English language is written and read from left to right and from top to bottom?

What is the basis this?I have practically done hours of research and I couldn't find any source or reference about this.I AM NOT ASKING WHY. I AM ASKING FOR A REFERENCE.

03/23/19

Where can I find a list of capitalisation rules for pure British writing?

Is there any quality English orthography book that contains rules for capitalising in pure British English? I’ve noticed that an American newspaper capitalises every word in the title of an article... more

03/22/19

Which variant of English should I use when my target audience is the world?

I know that all variants of English (American, British, etc.) can be generally understood by everybody who knows any of the English variants. However, there are some regionalisms that can lead to... more

03/21/19

Reduce to or "reduce by"?

Can I use the verb *reduce* in the following way? Also can anyone help me verify the whole sentence? >The transmission overhead is reduced to more than 95%.
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