Difference between “Let someone taste” and “Have someone taste”

I tried a new recipe for coming guests. After cooking I let my sister taste it. Can I also say, “I had my sister taste it”? I don’t know the difference of these two sentences in terms of meaning. Is there a big difference? Which sentence is more appropriate? Answer In English, “have” is a … Read more

Is “100% correct pronunciation” an understandable, correct, and proper English expression?

If I put “100% correct pronunciation” in the following sentence, is it understandable and correct? “100%” is what I would like to emphasize. If it is not right, how should it be expressed? “It is the 100% correct pronunciation of mischievous you just heard in the video.” PS. I looked it up in the Google … Read more

The Times is a highly (respected or respectable) journal?

What is the correct usage? The Times is a highly (respected or respectable) journal. And if we changed the sentence to this, would you change your choice? The Times is a highly (respected or respectable) journal all over the country. Answer Respected – people respect it. Respectable – it is worthy of respect. Both are … Read more

“What is it like?” vs “How is it to?”

The German language (my mother tongue) does not offer different question words for asking for an adjective and for an adverb. In both cases Wie? is used which literally means How? in English. This raises some difficulties for English question sentences: Is my assumption right, that for adverbs how is used and for adjectives what … Read more

How can I identify a word that ends with “-ing” as being a noun, a verb, or an adjective?

How can I distinguish between words which have the -ing in a sentence that are nouns, verbs, or adjectives? For example sometimes -ing come with word to give us a noun, and sometimes a verb or an adjective. That interesting snake. That crawling snake. That barking dog keeps everyone awake. Is there any rule to … Read more