Can the contracted form of “will” be used after “and”?

Is it correct to write: hope you enjoyed the demo and’ll consider the idea Or I must all the way use the entire word for “will” in that phrase? Thank you in advance for clarifications Answer Related: Can I use the “ll” contraction with proper names? This is the first part of the top answer … Read more

Is ‘don’t do’ ungrammatical/redundant? How about ‘don’t ’?

‘Don’t’ is a contraction of ‘do not’, and ‘do’ is a verb meaning ‘to perform/execute’. Strictly speaking, then, are these two common constructions ungrammatical? a) ‘Don’t do this/that.’ Since it expands to ‘Do not do this/that’, isn’t [1] the second ‘do’ redundant? If so, why does ‘Don’t this/that’ sound so wrong whereas the expanded ‘Do … Read more

What’s the difference between “cannot” and “can’t”?

Can anyone explain the difference between cannot and can’t is? Is the only difference that cannot is more formal than can’t is? Answer There is no difference in meaning. There is a mild difference in use: Contractions like can’t have until recently been strongly deprecated in the most formal writing, and it will usually be … Read more

Is there a rule for abbreviating is to ‘s?

Sometimes, we abbreviate sentences like “Nobody is ready” to “Nobody’s ready”. Is there a rule about this, and is “Nobody’s ready” correct or is this considered incorrect? My apologies if this was already asked, as I couldn’t find the answer to this specific case either through Google or by searching on this site. Answer It’s … Read more

Prepositions “for” and “to”

Which of the following would be the best sentence to use: Some people use technology to search for information. Some people use technology for searching information. Answer Some people use technology to search for information. Some people use technology for searching information. These two sentences don’t mean the same thing. The first one is about … Read more

You do not use ‘for’ with past simple? Really?

This book (made by a Korean) says you have to use ‘since’ or ‘for’ with present perfect, so you can’t use ‘for’ with past simple. Seriously? ಠ‸ಠ (I’m confused) He [worked / has worked] at the same company for 10 years. The answer is ‘has worked’ and that means he worked 10 years ago and … Read more

Order among a participle, article and noun & about “for”

Reading my logic textbook, I faced the following two sentences, of which I’m kind of confused. (1) For given a formula A in Γ, take n so large that … (2) … in which P1 takes the value i(P1). For let Δ be a finite subset of Γ. Then … In (1), I thought it … Read more

What alternatives could better be used instead of “since five years ago”?

*We have planned our summers here since five years ago³. ³ since five years ago — (1) An expression of duration is not used for a past event. If a past event is relevant to something happening in the present, then the present perfect is used. (2) It sounds very awkward to use “since” and … Read more