Pretend I want to say "We'll be traveling with the Jones family." Could I say, "We'll be traveling with the Joneses"?
That looks and sounds so strange!
Hi, would someone mind correcting my mistakes? I xx'ed out the name of my city ... since I don't really want to just advertise on LJ, you know. x_X Thanks for anyone who can take the time to do this!
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Are there any other situations worldwide where a given ethnic group encompasses speakers of mutually unintelligible languages?
I'm reading a murder mystery set in Virginia. Some of the characters release milk jugs into the sea from a boat to test currents to see how a body might be washed up on a beach. Now to me, a jug is an open container with a handle and a spout used for pouring, and I can't see how that would float. Obviously in Virginia, a milk jug is something else that floats very well. :-) Can someone please clear up this mystery for me? Is it the big plastic bottle you buy milk in?
[Edit] Thanks, it seems to be cleared up now. What the characters in the book call a milk jug I call a plastic milk bottle, and what I call a jug they'd call a pitcher. :-P
I know this is really bad to do, but I am desperate. You guys will be seriously turned off, but I have an oral presentation in Spanish class and am extremely self-conscious because everyone in that class seems so good at Spanish while I seem to be the underdog. All my classmates say that they are just going to just wing it and they seem to be able to think on the spot easily. I decided to write out what I am going to say because the last time I did a presentation in that class, I froze and stuttered and got a 48%. I'm hoping writing it out would prepare me more. Could you me by reviewing what I have writtened? I included what I was trying to say in English right below it.
You don't even have to look over it all. You can even look over like, a couple sentences and tell me what's wrong with it. Or look over a couple of sentences and affirm that it is correctly written. Really, I would really appreciate that. I understand how annoying it can be when people ask for homework help on communities. Thank you for reading this. = ) (I know this seems like a lot to ask because you guys are probably super busy and all, but if you could do this ASAP, that would be the best since I really need as much practice as possible.)
Moderators, feel free to delete this post if it goes against a rule! =)