I'll revenge vs "I'll take revenge"?
Throughout my life I have thought that the correct expression is *to take revenge*; however, I have also heard people saying *I'll revenge*. Which is correct?
Simple present vs. present continuous?
What is the difference between saying:
> Are you still working there?
> Do you still work there?
Which is more common in spoken vs written English?
Google books returned results for both...
Using 'show' with 'treatment'?
Is it proper to say 'show special treatment' for example in "He showed him special treatment."?
I know it sounds more natural to say, "He took a special interest in him because of his...
“Be” as an action rather than a state?
I’ve heard, on rare occasion, a subtle differentiation between *be* as a state (to passively embody) and *be* as an action (to actively embody). The latter form often occurs in parallel with *do*...
Clauses in Sentences?
I understand that a clause contains (in order) a subject, verb and object, like below: > He let his daughter. "He" is the subject, "let" is the verb and "his daughter" is the object. But what...
I use to, or "I used to"?
Which is the correct sentence, if there is a correct one?
> I use to be a hitman.
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> I used to be a hitman.
I've read the second sentence recently in a book, but I...
'Honey'' Usage Question?
my friend (he's from Europe, white in his 20s) was in the U.S. a while ago and went to a diner a few times. A woman there (in her late 40s, most likely), kept calling him ''honey'' and ''sweetie''...
Italian verb for "to hash" in computer?
I'm looking for a single verb that translates *to hash* in the context of computers. Eg.> Passwords in the database are **hashed** with SHA256that translated is something like> Le password...
Andare + present gerund in ~1740's Italian?
Italian newbie here, so forgive me if this is a simple question. I've got an Italian book review of something by Voltaire, written about 1740. Here's a brief part of it:> Egli in 25 capitoli va...
Is た形 required when using 自動詞 as an adjective?
From the grammar book I learned that when 自動詞 is being used as an adjective, it should change its form to the た形, for example:
But can I say 優れ**る**学生 or...
Is it correct to say "there be..."?
I'm currently reading the Lord of the Rings book, and one sentence says:
"... Where there be mountains of gold, they say".
Now I'm not English mothertongue, but I've found the same expression...
What does "v'ha" mean?
In Felice Romani's libretto *Il Pirata*, there is a line that I'm having trouble translating / understanding. V'ha un Nume protettor Della sventura.I showed this to my native-Italian aunt...
Meaning of "non se ne parla"?
I recently saw this phrase on Facebook, and I got very confused, because shouldn't it be: > Si non ne parla?I know that (or at least I was told; correct me if I am wrong) in Italian, you say: ...
Prendere but tenere?
Could anyone refer me to a rule explaining why verbs ending with -ere have different stressed syllables? What I have understood so far is that I should look them up in the dictionary. Thank you
When does passato prossimo become passato remoto?
I have searched past questions but cannot find an answer. Now I have reached a point in my learning when I am brave enough to use more then the present tense. I am confused about the difference...