“It will take an hour for the room to get/be painted” “It will take the room an hour to get/be painted”

"It will take an hour for the room to get/be painted" "It will take the room an hour to get/be painted" i am thinking if they are grammatically correct sentences. As usually we say "It will take an hour for me to paint the room" and "It will take me an hour to paint the … Read more

I am playing a “the Lord of the Rings” game

Which of these sentences is correct? I am playing a “the Lord of the Rings” game. VS I am playing a “Lord of the Rings” game. And which of these is correct? I want to watch some “the Lord of the Rings.” VS I want to watch some “Lord of the Rings.” I am having … Read more

Will the placement of two conjunctions that appear consecutively sound better?

I found this sentence from my exercise book (Oxford Grammar): I felt lazy, and because I didn’t have any real work to do, I took the afternoon off. The execise instructs me to guess whether it’s correct or not. The key answer is correct, but I have a question. Why isn’t this sentence written like … Read more

How to convey covering one’s eyes from bright sunlight?

How can I describe covering your eyes from bright sunlight? Like putting up one of your hands over your eyebrows horizontally to prevent the sunlight coming into your eye? Answer As a native British English speaker, I would probably say "I shielded my eyes from the bright sunlight". You could be more specific if you … Read more

Allow a margin of difference of

I’m not sure if I use the word "margin" correctly. I’ve two different scenarios: To describe the measurement given may not be accurate because it is measured manually. To describe there may be differences in the actual measurement of the product because they are handmade. The sentences I have in mind are: Please allow a … Read more

Verb *be* followed by nominative or accusative case of the pronoun

It is I who need your help. It is me that needs your help. Source Practical English Usage In the first example, the verb be is followed by a nominative case of the personal pronoun and the relative pronoun is who that’s functioning as a subject but taking need as a verb which agrees to … Read more

Should “by” go at the beginning or the end of the question? “By what time is it due?” or “What time is it due by?”

You have to submit it by Sunday evening. Can I make question of this sentence like the following? Which one is more natural? By what time do we have to submit it? What time do we have to submit it by? Answer Both sentences are grammatically correct and would be understood by a native English … Read more