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Hello again. Concerning the noun and the gerund, can we use "sleep" and "sleeping" in the following sentence? Why?
- During my sleeping, I heard some loud noise.
Or
- During my sleep, I heard some loud noise.
Really, I appreciate your help.
Thank you.

Hello again
Which one is correct or both are OK?
- Greenpeace is an international organisation that protects the environment.
- Greenpeace is an international association that protects the environment.
Thank you.

Hello. Could you please help me?
Is the following sentence correct? If so, what is the meaning of it?
- I can't phone my mother because she is available at work.
Thank you.

hello Ahmed Imam,

The sentence is grammatically correct, but does not seem to make sense. If a person is available then they can be contacted, so there is a contradiction there.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. Could you please help me? Which one is correct? If both sentences are correct, what is the difference?
1- Unless the money is returned, we shall shortly be contacted our legal department.
2- Unless the money is returned, we shall shortly contact our legal department.
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam,

The first sentence is not correct. You could say '...shall shortly be contacting...'

The second sentence is correct.

In this context, there is no difference in meaning between 'shortly be contacting' and 'shortly contact'.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello.
Could you please help me? which one of the following 2 sentences is correct.
Please, could you explain?
"I am soaking wet."
"I am soaked wet."
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam

The first one ('soaking') is correct. This is just the way we say it; it means you are completely wet.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. I have just read the following sentence. Is "tradition" suitable here?
"The tradition of lighting the Olympic flames goes back centuries."
Is it correct or better to use "custom"?
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam

Both words are fine in that context. If I had to choose one, I would probably choose 'tradition', since it more clearly includes the idea of a behaviour being passed on over time.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

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