Ashlie tries online dating and Stephen anxiously awaits the postman. How many cards will he get?

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We use 'sound' with adjectives:

  • I think I should meet him. He sounds nice.
  • I'm trying to sound mature. You know, more grown up.

We use 'sound like' with nouns and pronouns:

  • Mature? You sound like an old lady!
  • Which of these statements sounds most like me?

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Intermediate: B1

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Hello Nurlina,

Yes, they're quite similar in meaning. You can find definitions and examples of both in the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box (at the bottom of the lower margin) by looking up 'heavens' and 'goodness'.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

This is funny and helpful. Thanks :D

Hello, could you explain more this sentense " I should have worn a flower". I am able to use "I should have a flower" or "I should wear a flower" stead of both of " have worn" after " should".

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Jelly

Hello Jelly,

'should have' + past participle is a common verb form used to express regrets and which is explained on our modals + have and Farming Scene 1 Language Focus pages. Please take a look and then if you have any further questions, feel free to ask us again!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

If I say, "I'll be highly obliged, if you will do me a favour", will it be a correct English?

I think it can be said:
I'd really appreciate your help, if you could do it.

Hello kraypost,

Using 'obliged' to say this is really quite formal. In requests that are this formal, 'would' and 'could' are much more commonly used than 'will' or 'can', so I'd use 'I'd' instead of 'I'll'. And if you use 'I'd' in the first part, in the second you should use 'would' or 'did' instead of 'will'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

are exists here chat?

Hello Arsenal-Pakhtakor,

I'm afraid not. You're welcome to have a written conversation with other users here in the comments, but the House Rules prohibit the sharing of personal information that you would need to chat.

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Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I'd rather meet the girl next door.

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