Jordana
Phrases Hi, there Could you help me? Please! 1) Two people were talking: A: "I dare you to climb that mountain" B: "That's what helmets are for." A: If you fall from there, no/not a helmet or harness in hell will save you. Should the person say "not a" or "no" helmet or harness"? 2) Do you say "I don't want you to come to my house, nor my mom's" or "I don't want you to come to my house or my mom's"? 3) Does it sound odd to say "You are in the way of the fan/ventilator. I am not getting any air here. Turn it way up and Get away from it"? What would you say instead? 4) Let us say it has been raining and you forgot(or HAS forgotten)?? to close the window in your room. Then, when you goes into your room, you see it is all wet and water keeps getting in.(or COMING IN?) What could you say? "It rained and and got my room all wet. And it is still raining." , "It rained and soaked my room", "It rained and my room got a lot of water all over it.",., Can you give me a few examples? Thank you!
Feb 8, 2017 7:28 PM
Answers · 8
1) First of all, B's response doesn't really make sense, since helmets do not affect your ability to climb the mountain. A would more likely say, "It's too dangerous to climb that mountain!" This way, B can suggest helmets as a safety measure. In this case, both "not a" and "no" work, but you'll probably never see someone use "in hell". Instead, they will use "in the world". So: "If you fall, not a helmet in the world will save you." or "If you fall, no helmet in the world will save you." The way you should use "in hell" is this: "If you fall, there's no way in hell a helmet will save you." 2) Use: "I don't want you to come to my house or my mom's." 3) The first two sentences are fine. The third is a little too forceful. It's more polite to say, "Could you please move?" Otherwise, you might come off as bossy. 4) Definitely use "you forgot". Also, use "when you go" not "when you goes". You can say: "It rained and and my room got all wet." "My room is soaking wet from the rain!" Essentially, use either "My room is [word for wetness] [because of/from] the rain." or "It rained and [now] my room [is/got] [word for wetness]."
February 8, 2017
1. If you fall from there, not a helmet or harness in hell will save you. If you fall from there, no helmet or harness in will save you. 2. I don't want you to come to my house, or my mom's either. 3. Please don't obstruct the fan/ventilator. I'm not getting any air here. 4. It rained and, because the window was open, my room got wet. I forgot to close my bedroom window and the rain came in.
February 8, 2017
Still haven’t found your answers?
Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you!