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ChrisEggII

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Post 17 Aug 2013, 00:48

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I have next question. Is any difference between ''hope'' and ''faith''?
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Post 17 Aug 2013, 07:09

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"Faith" means the trust in (or towards?) someone, "hope" means believing that something what you like will happen.
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Post 01 Nov 2014, 01:11

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Okay guys, I must remind you that the word but is used a preposition or a conjunction:

Preposition example: Everyone but The Dark Lord has switched from Krom's editor to the Remake editor.
Conjunction example: I like The Dark Lord's maps, but they are way too campy.

Now, the word butt is the part of your body that you sit on. It's yer tush!

Also, make sure you format dates in mm-dd-yyyy. That's very important. No buts!
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Post 01 Nov 2014, 01:21

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butt i like dd-mm-yyy better!
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Post 01 Nov 2014, 07:35

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Watch your buts!
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Post 01 Nov 2014, 13:56

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Oh all the pun in here!
Makes me want to kick some but!
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ChrisEggII

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Post 01 Nov 2014, 19:33

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Ben wrote:Also, make sure you format dates in mm-dd-yyyy. That's very important. No buts!

Everyone but Americans is right.
Did I make any mistake? :P
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dicsoupcan

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Post 01 Nov 2014, 21:04

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actually you did, americans are more people then 1. 1 person = is, mutliple persons = are. at least in your sentence, so it has to be: Everyone but Americans are right. butt at least your sentence did not talk about buts trololo. (no worries ben, we love your english lessons).
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Duke Valennius

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Post 03 Nov 2014, 09:38

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dicsoupcan wrote:actually you did, americans are more people then 1. 1 person = is, mutliple persons = are. at least in your sentence, so it has to be: Everyone but Americans are right. butt at least your sentence did not talk about buts trololo. (no worries ben, we love your english lessons).


I'm not native-english-speaker, but I'd say ChrisEggII got it right. "is right" it that sentence is referring to "everyone", not to "Americans". Everyone is right sounds to me more natural than everyone are right. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Post 03 Nov 2014, 10:35

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Duke Valennius wrote:
dicsoupcan wrote:actually you did, americans are more people then 1. 1 person = is, mutliple persons = are. at least in your sentence, so it has to be: Everyone but Americans are right. butt at least your sentence did not talk about buts trololo. (no worries ben, we love your english lessons).


I'm not native-english-speaker, but I'd say ChrisEggII got it right. "is right" it that sentence is referring to "everyone", not to "Americans". Everyone is right sounds to me more natural than everyone are right. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

You're right, as far as I know.

Next lesson, the difference between "then" and "than"? :P

By the way, are translation jokes allowed here?

One classical example of such a joke (in Italy, at least) is when an english teacher asks his/her class to translate the italian sentence "tre streghe stanno guardando tre orologi: quale strega guarda quale orologio?" into English.

Solution: Three witches are watching three watches: which witch's watching which watch?
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Post 03 Nov 2014, 10:42

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dicsoupcan wrote:butt i like dd-mm-yyy better!


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:P :wink: :P

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Post 03 Nov 2014, 11:56

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hmmz the subject of that sentence is not everyone but everyone but americans. the right choice still is are but i cannot explain how.
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Esthlos

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Post 05 Nov 2014, 15:34

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dicsoupcan wrote:hmmz the subject of that sentence is not everyone but everyone but americans. the right choice still is are but i cannot explain how.

The one to "be right" in that sentence is definitely "everyone (except americans)": for "americans" to be the subject, the sense of the whole sentence would need to be reversed, so it should be quite obvious that the verb cannot be referring to "americans".

Also, "I'm right but I cannot explain how" isn't much of an argument...
Just when you think you know something, you have to look at it in another way, even though it may seem silly or wrong. You must try! - John Keating, "Dead Poets Society"
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Post 05 Nov 2014, 17:07

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i wasn't trying to make an argument. the way i always passed language tests both in dutch and english were on intuition. i seem to be right 90% of the time and i can almost never explain why. i'll just wait for ben to school all of us again, i am sure he'll do it whenever he's not lazy :)
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Post 05 Nov 2014, 17:29

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dicsoupcan wrote:i'll just wait for ben to school all of us again, i am sure he'll do it whenever he's not lazy :)

Ok.
Just when you think you know something, you have to look at it in another way, even though it may seem silly or wrong. You must try! - John Keating, "Dead Poets Society"
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