• Why should immigrants learn to speak english?

    Best answer: It's a free country, learn it if you want. Don't know how this relates to a lack of belief in gods though.
    Best answer: It's a free country, learn it if you want. Don't know how this relates to a lack of belief in gods though.
    23 answers · 21 hours ago
  • I hate the homophones "Their and There" with a passion?

    I feel like people are purposely grammar nazi's when ever they see the word there/their. I thought There = Location Their = Possession But then I was told the their I was using was wrong and there had two meanings and it's just confusing as hell.
    I feel like people are purposely grammar nazi's when ever they see the word there/their. I thought There = Location Their = Possession But then I was told the their I was using was wrong and there had two meanings and it's just confusing as hell.
    14 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Are there any words of phrases that people say which get on your nerves?

    Best answer: Yeah, I hate when people say things like..."libary", "Valentimes" and "suposably". I also grew up in the Southwestern United States where Americans of Mexican descent (local native born citizens, not immigrants) say things like "it gots..." instead of "it has..."... show more
    Best answer: Yeah, I hate when people say things like..."libary", "Valentimes" and "suposably". I also grew up in the Southwestern United States where Americans of Mexican descent (local native born citizens, not immigrants) say things like "it gots..." instead of "it has..." or "that's mines" instead of "that's mine". I also hate when teachers notes to patents or weathermen on TV etc...refer to people's children as "kiddos". As in "be sure to bundle up the kiddos this morning before you send them out". Something about it just bugs me. Oh...and when people repeatedly say "y'know?" or "y'know what I mean?" when they're speaking. Once or twice is one thing but some people say "y'know what I mean?" after almost every sentence. It bugs me when younger people repeatedly say "like" as a way to imply that "I reacted thusly"...such as "So I was like, I've got to tell Becky that LaTwanda has herpes and she was like "whatever" and I was like "whatever?" and she was like "yeah whatever"...and so on.
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it racist to tell someone to speak English?

    Best answer: No, especially if you are in an English speaking country.
    Best answer: No, especially if you are in an English speaking country.
    24 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can I learn two languages at once?

    I want to learn French & Spanish at the same time. Is this possible?
    I want to learn French & Spanish at the same time. Is this possible?
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • People who only speak English, why does it bother you so much when people speak another language in public?

    Best answer: I speak four foreign languages, and English is my native one. Doesn't bother me at all, of course. However, I am American and I know many people who want only English at least in the workplace (even if coworkers are having private non work related conversations). I can understand that only if the... show more
    Best answer: I speak four foreign languages, and English is my native one.

    Doesn't bother me at all, of course.

    However, I am American and I know many people who want only English at least in the workplace (even if coworkers are having private non work related conversations). I can understand that only if the conversations are work related and only if the English speaker needs to be part of the conversation (which is unlikely).

    I also know many who want English only, everywhere. In public, in their own homes, etc. Such people are:

    a. paranoid (they think people are saying bad things about them or that they are terrorists)

    b. often hate immigrants ("taking our jobs", "committing crimes", etc).

    c. expect and some truly believe that all foreigners learn English, and learn it well enough to use in the USA (and most people don't consider the possibility that people are tourists. They assume they live & work here and just don't want to use English or can't).

    d. are fundamentally un-American. The Amendment for Freedom of Speech includes language. The national government has no official language. Some states & territories do list English as official, and sometimes additional languages as well.

    e. don't understand what an official language does. Even in states where English is the only official language, all it does is require that state government documents be offered in at least English, additional languages are not prevented. It does not forbid the use of other languages in public or anywhere else. Sadly, some less educated Americans honestly believe English is the official language of the USA and that other languages are not allowed.

    f. Most though, do know that speaking other languages is legal, but think that everyone in the USA speaks English and so should everyone who comes here. In truth, English is not the native language of a large minority of Americans. There have been Spanish & French speaking areas even before they became part of the USA, and still are. Hawaiian and various Alaskan languages (among some other Native American languages) are still spoken in some places.

    That's all a very long answer for: ignorance, which breeds intolerance, prejudice, fear, and discrimination.
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • Correct the sentence?

    Best answer: Neither....it should be " You can be with whomever you want'.

    As it's the object it's whom, not who.
    Best answer: Neither....it should be " You can be with whomever you want'.

    As it's the object it's whom, not who.
    9 answers · 17 hours ago
  • What do you think of these names ?

    Best answer: Maureen is a beautiful name that is not used a lot any more. If both of you love the name, it's a fine first name. I like the beatles also, I would not use Ringo as the first name. If she wants Ringo and you do not want your child called Ringo, have it as the middle name. Suggest John Ringo or Paul Ringo. Or... show more
    Best answer: Maureen is a beautiful name that is not used a lot any more.
    If both of you love the name, it's a fine first name.

    I like the beatles also, I would not use Ringo as the first name.
    If she wants Ringo and you do not want your child called Ringo, have it as the middle name. Suggest John Ringo or Paul Ringo. Or any other name you like.
    7 answers · 9 hours ago
  • If someone was born with an accent, is it possible to make that change before they speak (read on)?

    Okay, sorry that title makes 0 sense, but I can't fit it all. Anyways, if someone was born with any sort of accent, but hasn't learned to speak, can you make them start speaking in an American accent or something BEFORE they learn to talk? I hope that made enough sense to have the right answer I'm... show more
    Okay, sorry that title makes 0 sense, but I can't fit it all. Anyways, if someone was born with any sort of accent, but hasn't learned to speak, can you make them start speaking in an American accent or something BEFORE they learn to talk? I hope that made enough sense to have the right answer I'm looking for. All I'm asking is whether or not it's possible to "change" someone's accent to American before they learn to speak.
    17 answers · 4 days ago
  • NEED HELP with my grammar and spelling PLEASE =)?

    Best answer: You use a form of the verb "work" five times in three sentences. Try this: In my present position with At Your Service, a catering and event staffing company, I am responsible for providing hospitality event support in and around the London, England metropolitan area. These include sports arenas, the... show more
    Best answer: You use a form of the verb "work" five times in three sentences. Try this:

    In my present position with At Your Service, a catering and event staffing company, I am responsible for providing hospitality event support in and around the London, England metropolitan area. These include sports arenas, the Royal Albert Hall, The Savoy, The Barbican, Bloomberg, the Natural History Museum and many others; each with it's own unique challenges. Our customer commitment is to provide custom-ordered amenities regardless of the difficulties, obstacles, or hours of labor, on-time and within budget.

    In my capacity as [ job title: customer service assistant or something impressive ] my duties and responsibilities include: establishing the proper forum for hundreds of guests, hosting and greeting, product knowledge, meeting special customer requests; personalized service of food and beverages, a thorough knowledge of company policies, procedures, and guidelines. Inventory and secure all company property, and maintain the highest standards of professional attire, language, and service at all times.
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is this sentence grammatically correct in English?

    Best answer: We rely on you to bring the keys. But, the issue is in "rely" being ongoing occurrences instead of only one time. The "with you" is unnecessary. The sentence means, "we always rely on you to bring the keys." We are relying on you to bring the keys. This is a one time. Do you mean many... show more
    Best answer: We rely on you to bring the keys.
    But, the issue is in "rely" being ongoing occurrences instead of only one time. The "with you" is unnecessary.
    The sentence means, "we always rely on you to bring the keys."
    We are relying on you to bring the keys.
    This is a one time.
    Do you mean many times, or one time?
    Add:
    Both of "We rely on you to bring the keys" and "We are relying on you to bring the keys" are grammatically correct.
    The first is less common.
    We rely on the coach to bring the equipment. << For all of the times games are played the coach brings the equipment.
    We are relying on the coach to bring the equipment. << We are currently relying on the coach to bring the equipment to the one-time game.

    We rely on sunny weather to have a picnic. << Whenever we have a picnic, we rely on sunny weather.
    We are relying on sunny weather to have a picnic this Saturday. << A one time event.
    So, communication is more than just grammar. We must interpret a thought into words.
    "with you" is just redundant because bringing the keys is assumed to be at the same time.

    Similar example:
    We play football on Sundays.
    We are playing football this Sunday.
    Both are correct grammatically.
    7 answers · 12 hours ago
  • What does “ dub” mean?

    6 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Correct pronunciation of Japanese?

    Best answer: Mr. Smartypants is correct. Japanese is not a stress-timed language, but a mora-timed one. If you're learning Japanese, hopefully you already understand "mora". If not, it's the Japanese idea of a syllable, not quite like ours, and also is more like a beat in music. Note, the "u" is... show more
    Best answer: Mr. Smartypants is correct.

    Japanese is not a stress-timed language, but a mora-timed one. If you're learning Japanese, hopefully you already understand "mora". If not, it's the Japanese idea of a syllable, not quite like ours, and also is more like a beat in music.

    Note, the "u" is not truly an "oo" nor is it an ü sound. It's a relaxed "oo". The mouth is not rounded. The sides of the mouth are relaxed. Somewhat in between "oo" of food and "oo" of book or "u" of put, but not any of those sounds.

    The R is not an English one. It's between a D and an R, & somewhat like L. It's flapped like a D, but further back like an R/L.

    There are many stress-timed languages, like English (English is not unique in that respect), but there are syllable-timed and mora-timed languages as well. Few languages are purely one or the other, but usually one type dominates.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Language change?

    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • Why do people have a wrong idea that they think Chinese is difficult?

    People tend to confuse "difficult" with "different". Chinese is different but not difficult. By definition, something truly "difficult" cannot be easy for someone else. Here the difficulty of chinese is "apparent" but not real. English speakers try to speak Mandarin... show more
    People tend to confuse "difficult" with "different". Chinese is different but not difficult. By definition, something truly "difficult" cannot be easy for someone else. Here the difficulty of chinese is "apparent" but not real. English speakers try to speak Mandarin just the way they speak english and this is where they fail. Mandarin is a completely different language, and its study requires its learner to forget about english and learn to speak again. Under this premise I have found out that ANY language in the world can be learned in less than 2 years. After those 2 years you will speak Chinese or any other langauge with near native fluency.
    5 answers · 5 hours ago