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Started by scarface, June 16, 2013, 11:58 PM
Quote from: Shadow.97 on December 14, 2022, 03:18 AMAll I know is that this level of grammatic correctness is not needed in real life
Quote from: humbert on December 15, 2022, 05:59 AMScarface: Many years ago I learned in school that if you're talking a hypothetical situation, you always use the plural of the verb was, i.e., were. Example: "I wish I were a billionaire" is correct. Why? Who knows. Ask the idiots who wrote this bastard language. Sadly the British Empire spread it throughtout the globe, and that was followed by strong American influence everywhere.
Quote from: Shadow.97 on December 16, 2022, 04:44 PMMy biggest pet peeve in english is when people use Am instead of I'm/I am:"Am home" instead of "I am home"/"I'm home"
Quote from: Shadow.97 on December 16, 2022, 04:44 PM(PS. My 700th post!)
Quote from: scarface on December 13, 2022, 08:19 PMMaybe humbert, Gulliver, Daniil, Vasudev, or shadow.97... can tell us if they knew the form "If I were" and not if I was (I have no doubt about it), and if they were aware they were using a subjunctive form.
Quote from: humbert on November 27, 2022, 05:24 AMAt first I thought Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy was a neighborhood in St Petersburg. This until it occurred to me to look for it on Google Maps. Wow!! That place is on the other side of the country! Who even lives in the Kamchatka Peninsula? Did she go to St Petersburg or did you go there? If she came to you how did she get there? No major airports anywhere near there. Maybe a week or more on the Trans-Siberian railroad.?
Quote from: Shadow.97 on November 27, 2022, 05:59 PMIncredible, as in Sweden, driving 1h(or maybe 2) gives you a completely new accent..
Quote from: humbert on December 15, 2022, 05:59 AMYou're absolutely right. Yesterday I read in the news that during the putsch on 6/1/2021, one fanatical member of Congress sent Trump a text message asking him to invoke marshall law (note the spelling). Once I saw a picture of a protest sign in the paper. Trumpist fanatics protesting immigration. The sign read: This is ARE country! What makes this even worse is these are Americans who speak no other language except English. You can forgive someone who's just learning, but not these guys.
Quote from: Daniil on March 03, 2023, 01:33 PMIn Stalin's time that could be finished in deadly punishment ...
Quote from: Daniil on March 03, 2023, 01:59 PMSooo, comrades, I want to say some words about English and Russian prepositions (pretexts?)Take a look. In my previous I wrote:Quote from: Daniil on March 03, 2023, 01:33 PMIn Stalin's time that could be finished in deadly punishment ...For English speakers it seems incorrect, because I used word "In" for a time. I know that I must use "At" at this case. But for Russian language, here is no mistake. We would said "В сталинское время", literally "In Stalin's time".I can't understand how to explain in that logic why in English you saying "at" about time ("at some date", "at age of ..." etc.) Maybe together we can find out the roots of this.