What is the difference between ‘To study English is not easy’ and ‘Studying English is not easy’?

What is the difference (nuance) between these two sentences? ‘To study English is not easy.’ ‘Studying English is not easy.’ Answer Parth, that’s not quite right. To study (the infinitive) and studying (the verbal noun) have the same function in the sentence so are semantically identical. In both sentences the subject is the noun clause, … Read more

Present Unreal Conditional and speaking about present

I would like to ask, if the sentence below is grammatical and how can we understand this sentence: If the car was sold in the last week, you wouldn’t see this in the public database yet. Also, can we understand from this sentence that selling a car in the past influence the present? I mean … Read more

Difficult construction with Past Perfect + have to

I’m a little bit confused with grammatic construction which includes Past Perfect + “have to”. The first question which appears here is: if this construction is grammatic or not? The law changed in October 2018 and before the change the vehicle drivers had had to have a document of liability insurance on them. The second … Read more

Future Simple vs. Future Perfect in difficult sentence

I would like to ask three questions: 1.) If the sentence mentioned below is gramatically correct. Everything will be spotless by the time they get here. 2.) Is it correct to use Future Simple tense here? Or should it be Future Perfect as in sentence: By the time we get there, everyone will have left. … Read more

Tenses – Differences in meaning of two sentences

I would like to understand the difference between two sentences and ask if they are gramatically correct. 1.) Sam gained weight because he had been overeating. So, he ate much in the past and gained weight also in the past. It does not have nothing common with his present state. Maybe he lost his weight. … Read more

What is the difference between “fate” and “fait accompli”?

Is there a qualitative difference, or in the sense of finality, or irreversibility or changeability, some negative connotation, e.g. fate may be affected by future actions, but fait accompli is not? Since there can be many shades or a broad spectrum of meanings of a word, I am trying to understand what is the intersection … Read more

Is “bankroll” preferred to “fund” as a verb in formal writing?

In formal, factual writing, is it more appropriate to use as a verb the word “fund” rather than “bankroll”? [Example: “An anonymous donor [bankrolls/funds] the food pantry.”] To me, “bankroll” has a slightly unsavory connotation that “fund” doesn’t. If the context is simply to provide factual information, would “fund” be a better choice, or am … Read more

experienced in VS experience with VS with experience in

I wonder how to improve my sentence more intuitive in English. I want to say 1) I am a Designer. 2) I have experience in(or with) Websites Design. 3) I researched to design the sites. Could you please help me? I wrote 3 below sentences. 1) He is an experienced Designer in Web sites utilizing … Read more