Question structure for possessive pronoun [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed 2 years ago. Improve this question My paper is ready. I want to make this sentence into a question. In my view, it would be Is … Read more

Should I say “For/ to / me had the same story like you had” or just “Me had the same story”?

What is the acceptable way of the following sentences? 1) I’ll tell you the truth, for me had the same story that you had 2) I’ll tell you the truth, To me had the same story that you had. Or simply without and addition of prepositions: 3) I’ll tell you the truth, Me had the … Read more

what does “that” mean?

The role of science can sometimes be overstated, with its advocates slipping into scientism. Scientism is the view that the scientific description of reality is the only truth there is. With the advance of science, there has been a tendency to slip into scientism, and assume that any factual claim can be authenticated if and … Read more

What do these “it”s in “Women in the Nineteenth Century” refer to?

Here’s an excerpt from Women in the Nineteenth Century: Sages and lawgivers have bent their whole nature to the search for truth, and thought themselves happy if they could buy, with the sacrifice of all temporal ease and pleasure, one seed for the future Eden. Poets and priests have strung the lyre with the heart-strings, … Read more

“It is clear that most noticeable change that occurred in the town was that of a huge lake.”

It is clear that most noticeable change that occurred in the town was the change of a huge lake. It is clear that most noticeable change that occurred in the town was that of a huge lake. Is the meaning of two sentences above the same? Answer It is clear that most noticeable change that … Read more

There will be Jay, Jenny and I/me/myself at dinner

There will be Jay, Jenny and I/me/myself at dinner. Which is the most formal here? EDIT: I just realized there are two more options here using the reflexive pronoun “to add emphasis to the pronouns I or me“, as in They took me ”’myself”’ prisoner -the elision of those pronouns leaves the reflexive alone in … Read more

Pronoun usage – subjective /objective/possessive [duplicate]

This question already has an answer here: When to use an object pronoun or a possessive adjective before a gerund (1 answer) Closed 6 years ago. The fact that John was a good student resulted in his/him having many offers for the job. Which one should be used and why? Answer Both are correct, but … Read more

Is ‘ The baby is crying because it is hungry’ grammatical and natural?

Is ‘ The baby is crying because it is hungry’ grammatical and natural? What pronoun can I use for baby when it is not clear whether it is he or a she? Is ‘it’ OK? Answer There’s nothing wrong by address a baby by using ‘it‘. Although accepted by many, some people might find it … Read more