Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Do you know .. is" ; "What say you?'

"Do you know what the matter with ...  is?"
vs
"Do you know what's the matter with ....?"

R.L.'s (individual) post:
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.usage.english/msg/a014477d8192ce4d

The thread:
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.usage.english/browse_thread/thread/656ad38ffb1c400?pli=1

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http://www.englishforums.com/English/WhatProblemProblem/jqjxv/post.htm

"What say you?"
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/blog.php?action=ViewBlogArticle&ba_id=105

Sunday, December 11, 2011

have + infinitive/-ing ; whose job it is to oversee ...


http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv116.shtml

Out hand-cut Broiled Sirloin Tips & Secret Marinade will have you licking your plate clean. (Picture taken at a 99 restaurant.)


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https://groups.google.com/d/topic/alt.usage.english/OwXwI-Rdgrk/discussion
"This entertaining game will have you smiling in no time."




https://groups.google.com/d/topic/alt.usage.english/a8yx6Q8_P2A/discussion
(BBC News)
[quote]
At school they have "scarecrow monitors" whose job it is to oversee the filling of more buckets from under the drinking taps to water the school vegetable patch.
[end quote]