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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. Which one is correct?
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam

The second one is better than the first because we tend to use the noun 'sleep' instead of 'sleeping', though of course the latter is also a noun.

I'd say 'While I was sleeping' is even more common than either of the clauses in your comment.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

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 Ahmed Imam,

I think 'organisation' is the best option here. You can easily check this by visiting the relevant wikipedia page or the home page for Greenpeace itself to check which word they use.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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.

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