Tell me if my phrases are correct. My hand skin is damaged due to the dry. I'm going to tie my daughter in her car seat. Sit down on the stair to put on your shoes. Your hat is falling on your eyes.../Your hat is slipping on your eyes... She's running around the baby to make her laugh. Question: Is there a difference between 'Among & Amongst'? Is there a difference between: Buckle your shoes and buckle your shoes up? (maybe the 2nd means to attach them together?)
Apr 30, 2016 12:33 PM
Answers · 6
1. 'Hand skin' is a very weird collocation. The whole sentence is actually worded very strangely. We do actually have an adjective to describe this feeling: 'chapped.' 'I have chapped hands' is how I would say it very simply. 2. I'm going to put my daughter in her car seat. Don't use 'tie', that sounds like you are putting her in the seat using rope or something. I guess you are talking about fastening her seatbelt when you refer to 'tying.' 3 Technically, it's correct but I find it strange to use 'stair' in the singular. I think most people would say 'stairs' to refer to the stairs as a whole entity rather than an individual stair. Point of note, if you are referring to her doing this outside you would say 'step(s)' and not 'stairs.' 4) Your hat is falling down/slipping down = more natural. 5) Correct 6) In meaning, no. 'Amongst' is used pretty commonly in British English, I don't think it's used that often, if at all, in American English. 7) There is no difference in meaning, although as is often the case, the use of 'up' adds a sense of completeness to the action.
April 30, 2016
1. My skin is cracked and hurts due to the dry air. (or whatever caused it) 2. I'm going to strap my daughter in her car seat. Note: It's early where I am and I need my coffee. Someone else can answer the others. :)
April 30, 2016
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