Is the sentence “I’ve decided to check my Facebook account one time at the day” correct?

If I want to do something repeatedly every day for about 15 minute. What should I say? For example, is the sentence “I’ve decided to check my Facebook account one time at the day” correct? Answer Let’s use exercise as an example: I exercise once daily I exercise everyday I exercise everyday for 15 minutes … Read more

Where produce is sold all year round in retail stands, booths and tables not necessarily by farmers

What is that kind of market called where fresh produce is sold all year round in retail stands, booths and tables but not necessarily by farmers themselves. In everyday English, do you still call them farmers markets-if you do so- even though produce is sold by regular vendors? Some sample photos and pictures are shown … Read more

How to respond to a security guard’s “Thank You, Sir” after a routine pat-down?

I had been to a shopping mall this morning, and went through the usual security procedures. One of the security guards did the so-called body check, that is, gently touching you to check if you have something suspicious in your pockets or clothing. (He does this for all the visitors.) He then visually indicated that … Read more

“Stretched too thin”: Would the meaning of the phrase change without “too”?

My colleague, a native-English speaker, in his message apologized for not replying to my emails right away. I know that he is an awfully busy person and besides his professional activity and family, he has his old mother to look after, his children born during his first marriage to support, and so on and so … Read more

Can we say “I splashed snow/sand/dirt/flour/etc” instead of “water”?

Normally, we say “I splashed water“. And, I am sure we can say “I splashed mud” but not sure with other things. My question is that: can we splash things that are not water such as snow/sand/dirt/flour/etc? Answer I don’t think you should use splash for things that aren’t liquid or like a liquid. You … Read more