Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Language Questions / Re: milligrams of caffeine is or are
« Last post by hide on Today at 04:08:22 am »
Thank you for the answer.
Well, I have another question.
What about ‘a lot of’ or ‘lots of’?
#1 There is some water.
In this sentence, the subject is an uncountable noun ‘water.’
So ‘is’ is used.
But what about this?
#2 There is a lot of water.
In this sentence, I believe the subject is ‘water,’ and ‘a lot of’ is used as an adjective phrase for ‘much.’
#3 There is lots of water.
In this sentence, I also believe the subject is ‘water’ and ‘lots of’ is used as an adjective phrase for much. ‘A lot of’ and ‘lots of’ have the same usage as an ‘adjective phrase.’
But grammatically, is the subject in #2 ‘a lot’ (singular) and is the subject in #3 ‘lots’ (plural)?
If so, do we have to say:
#4 ‘There are lots of water,’
instead of #3?
That’s too superficially, and I believe #4 is incorrect.
And what about the following?
#5 There is a lot of people.
instead of,
#6 There are a lot of people.
I believe that #5 is incorrect.
What do you say about this Bertha?
After that, I will talk about the 'milligram of' problem.
2
Technical / Re: Is there a way to view "All My Posts"?
« Last post by MichaelFranklin on May 28, 2020, 03:45:50 pm »
Please guide me for the views and visuals of all posts. The tendency of the views and australia assignment help is inflicted on the turns. The echo of the past must be viewed easily by the people for the enhancement of the scope for the blog.
3
Language Questions / Re: milligrams of caffeine is or are
« Last post by admin on May 28, 2020, 12:17:48 pm »
Two nations divided by a single pond :)
4
Language Questions / Re: milligrams of caffeine is or are
« Last post by Bertha on May 28, 2020, 12:05:39 pm »
I cannot agree.  "Milligrams" the last time I checked is a countable noun, and the context of the given examples indicate it's countable, too.  If it were one milligram, that would make the subject "milligram" singular, of course, and the verb would be "is."  It is not "caffeine" or "THC" that is the grammatical subject of the given sentence.  Colloquially, people mix these things up all the time, but it may not be correct otherwise. 
5
Language Questions / Re: milligrams of caffeine is or are
« Last post by admin on May 28, 2020, 09:14:36 am »
I would slightly disagree with what you have understood from Bertha's comments. She is quite correct that the verb agrees with the subject. The question is what you see to be the subject.

We can say "the police are everywhere" - this refers to the number of individual police people we are thinking of - or "the police is a power for good" - this refers to the police as one body.

Following that logic, I could accept #1 #2 (though I think this is less usual in the context than #1) #3 #3' #4 #4' (though here I think #4 is more likely) #5 #5' (though #5 more likely) not #6 but yes to #7

As so often, the context and understanding are crucial.
6
Language Questions / Re: milligrams of caffeine is or are
« Last post by hide on May 28, 2020, 02:52:46 am »
Thank you for the answer.
Then,
#1 How many milligrams of caffeine is OK for us to consume?              incorrect
#2 How many milligrams of carffeine are OK for us to consume?             correct
#3  Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults.      incorrect
#3'  Up to  400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appear to be safe for most healthy adults.      correct
#4  How many milligrams of THC are in a typical joint?                         correct
#4' How many milligrams of THC is in a typical joint?                            incorrect
#5  With an edible, 5mg for me is enough to make me feel stoned and want to go to sleep.       incorrect
#5'  With an edible, 5mg for me are enough to make me feel stoned and want to go to sleep.    correct
Right?

Then, how about these?  Because the subject is 'liters',
#6   There is two litres of water in a bottle.    incorrect.
#7   There are two liters of water in a bottle.   correct.
Help me, please.
     
7
Language Questions / Re: milligrams of caffeine is or are
« Last post by Bertha on May 27, 2020, 11:36:53 am »
The general rule is that the verb will agree in number with the subject of the sentence or clause.  In your examples, "milligrams" is the subject.  A subject will not be in a prepositional phrase (e.g. "of caffeine"). 

Another word of caution.  Just because you find examples such as "how many milligrams of caffeine is OK" as in #1, do not accept that as correct usage. Many errors are made by website writers.

Focus on some word has nothing to do with subject-verb agreement.
8
Language Questions / milligrams of caffeine is or are
« Last post by hide on May 27, 2020, 10:12:04 am »
Which is OK in the sentense, is or are or both?

  How many milligrams of caffeine (  is / are  ) OK for  us to consume?

Are both OK?

If we focus on the amount of caffeine, would it be 'is'?

#1 How many milligrams of caffeine is OK for us to consume?

And if we focus on just 'how many miiligrams,' would it be 'are'?

#2 How many milligrams of carffeine are OK for us to consume?

I found the following expressions in some websites.
 
 #3  Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults.

 In this sentence, 'appears' is used, so 'up to 400 milligrams of caffeine' is taken as 'a total amount ( singular ).' ???

Is it OK to change it into the following?

 #3'  Up to  400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appear to be safe for most healthy adults.


 #4  How many milligrams of THC are in a typical joint?
 
 In this sentence, it would be focused on 'how many milligrams ( plural ).' ???  And is it OK to use 'is' in this?

 #4' How many milligrams of THC is in a typical joint?


 #5  With an edible, 5mg for me is enough to make me feel stoned and want to go to sleep.

 In this sentence,  'is' is used because '5mg'  is concidered to be 'a total amount of THC ( singular ).' ???
How about #5'

 #5'  With an edible, 5mg for me are enough to make me feel stoned and want to go to sleep.

Does it depend on which we focus on?
Help me, please. Thank you.




9
Language Questions / Re: what adverbs modify
« Last post by Takashi on May 26, 2020, 01:57:30 pm »
Thank you very much again, Mr Baker!
Everything is clear now
I really appreciate it.

Takashi
10
Language Questions / Re: what adverbs modify
« Last post by admin on May 26, 2020, 01:48:41 pm »
sorry - I have edited my reply... OK to stop/OK not to stop.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10