Is it correct to say “imperturbably take damage”?

I have the next sentence: Stay calm and imperturbably take damage or die if need be. Is it right? Can you give me any suggestions? Answer Original: “imperturbably take damage” Its sounds very odd to me. “Unflinchingly” (without moving) would sound better. “Imperturbably” to me implies mental calm, focus, concentration. Taking damage to your body … Read more

Are these three ‘stormy’ sentences synonyms?

Are ”there’s a storm coming” and ”there’s a storm approaching” a synonym of ”there’s a storm brewing”? If they are, which one sounds more natural and you use frequently? Answer All the phrases (preferable 1st and 2nd) can be interchanged for colloquial usage, yet there are subtle differences. A storm coming means it is right … Read more

Disenrolled and Disenrollment

I’m having trouble finding “disenrolled”, “disenrollment”, and even “unenrolled” in a dictionary. Are any of these valid words? I’m looking for the noun and verb forms of reversing an enrollment. Answer The common term as it relates to college and other course registrations, at least, is to drop. As in: I was enrolled in Political … Read more

Use of “only” and word-order

I’m writing an automobile website and some of my paragraphs contain the word “only”. I understand the following. As far as I’m aware, this is right: Only the Volkswagen Polo, Golf, Passat, Passat CC and Sharan are available in this country.  This, as far as I am aware means that those Volkswagen vehicles are available, … Read more

“Be able to,” “can” in reduced relative pronouns

I am trying to remember whether the sentences below are correct: I don’t know this guy being able to complete this task. I don’t know this guy can complete this task. I think the first one is correct. (I know they don’t mean much but I am asking in grammatical manner.) I am also trying … Read more

“Available jobs to/for them”

First of all, English is not my first language. I have a question, maybe a basic one, about this phrase: The situation highlights the mismatch between some areas of training and available jobs to/for them. Should it be “available jobs to them” or “available jobs for them”? Sorry if the question is really basic. Answer … Read more

“Go by foot” vs. “go on foot” [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: “By foot” vs. “on foot” (10 answers) Closed 7 years ago. This is a very simple question, yet I did not find anybody that could give me a satisfactory answer. I would say “go by foot”, but it seems that “go on foot” is used more often. Which one … Read more

Is “five-yearly” an acceptable usage of an adverb of manner in British English?

Today’s BBC News web page has this headline: New era of five-yearly doctor checks starts There’s a word that means “five-yearly”: quinquennial. It’s probably too long for headline writers and too difficult for most readers, so I understand why it wasn’t used, but shouldn’t it have been five-year instead? New era of five-year doctor checks … Read more