YOU'RE WELCOME IS THE ANSWER
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A very common mistake so you're not the only one interested in knowing the answer! "Your" and "You're sound the same when spoken but they can never be used interchangeably. Here's why:
To say, "You're welcome" is the same as "You are welcome!" as there is nothing possessive in the meaning (so we don't use "your")
YOU'RE WELCOME IS THE ANSWER
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We've had a lot of family visiting us for summer. We've probably made around eight trips to the airport already this month. The last time we went there to drop off our family, we were a bit late, so the first thing we checked was if the flight was on time and whether or not they would make it in time for departure.
When I say the flight was on time, it means it was on schedule to leave at that specific time. They made it in time for departure means they had enough time before the departure time.
It will happen before a given time in the future. Enough time.
Ex: I arrived just in time for the meeting. (Arrived before the meeting started)
Ex: He came home in time for dinner today. (Came home before dinner)
Ex: I got home in time to watch the basketball game.
It will happen exactly at the fixed, planned time. Not too late or too early.
Ex. Is the train on time today? (Not late or early)
Ex: Your presentation is tomorrow morning, so please be on time. (Arrive at the class time)
Ex: I try to get to work on time everyday so I can leave on time. (At the planned time)
Is this the craziest burger you've ever seen in your life? It's a Donut Cheesesteak Burger! The meat and cheese are held together by a donut (or doughnut)! This is the latest burger from a restaurant in Philadelphia called PYT. They are "home to American's craziest burgers"! Take a look at their website to see other interesting creations, including a burger with bacon as its buns!
If I ever get the chance to visit Philadelphia I'd probably want to try it! Would you ever want to?
Speaking of "would you ever"...
"Would" is a modal or helping verb that can be used to express ability, question, request, possibility or permission. Its purpose is to "help" another verb express itself.
In the case of "Would you ever...." it's asking a question about a possible future situation. Is it possible that in anytime of your life, you would........
Would you ever eat horse meat?
Would you ever donate your organs?
Would you ever steal something?
Would you ever travel to a new country by yourself?
Would you ever dye your hair green?
Would you ever brush your teeth with ketchup?
Notice that the verb come after the phrase "would you ever."
Today, try practice using "would you ever" questions.
Would you ever.....
Can you believe that so many people make this mistake and not even realize there's actually a difference between "every day" and "everyday"? Because the pronunciation is similar, knowing which one to use in writing can sometimes become a challenge.
But don't worry, it's not so difficult once you know some tips!
An easy way to remember this is to think of "every day" as the same as "each day." Every time you're stuck on which one to use, simply consider if "each day" would work in the sentence.
For example, "This is my each day lunch" would not work in the sentence, therefore, we know it must not be "every day" and should be "everyday."
You will also notice in the sentence above that the word "lunch" is a noun. That also immediately tells us we should use the adjective "everyday" to describe the noun.
Try these sentences below. Remember, try inserting "each day" first. Does it make sense? If yes, use "every day." Is there a noun after it? If yes, use "everyday."
(1) What should I do? I'm so hungry ______________.
(2) This is my ___________ life at work.
(3) Should I go swimming ____________ next week?
(4) ___________ is a new day.
(5) My _________ hairstyle is very boring.
Answers: (1) every day, (2) everyday, (3) every day, (4) Every day, (5) everyday
Question marks (?) and exclamation points(!) are punctuations. We always need to use either a period, question mark or exclamation point to mark the end of a sentence. However, an exclamation point is very different from a question mark.
EXCLAMATION POINTS (!)
We use exclamation points to show a strong feeling. This could be feelings of anger, happiness, surprise, or fear. Imagine these sentences being said loudly as that's what an exclamation point does to a sentence.
He's so handsome!
I forgot to lock my car!
So good to see you again!
I found a gray hair!
QUESTION MARKS (?)
Question marks are used in sentences asking a question. These are known as interrogative sentences. Usually sentences beginning with why, what, when, how, are, can, how, is, would, or were will end in a question mark.
Are you going to the meeting this afternoon?
When does your plane land?
Is he old enough to drive?
Who is your favorite singer?
Other times we can use it if we want to verify information someone has said.
I forgot to lock my car! You forgot to lock your car?
I found a gray hair! You found a gray hair?
ONE IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER! DON'T USE TOO MANY EXCLAMATION POINTS IN A SENTENCE OR YOUR WRITING WILL SOUND STRANGE. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THIS EPISODE OF SEINFELD WHERE ELAINE USES TOO MANY EXCLAMATION POINTS?
A lot of the times when we speak, we use the short form of certain words to make our speech smoother and faster. These are known as CONTRACTIONS.
For example, instead of saying: "I am excited for summer", we could say, "I'm excited for summer." We shorten two words ( I am) into one word (I'm).
We do this by replacing the missing letter by an apostrophe
I am = I'm
As you can see, we substitute the 'a' with apostrophe mark. You'll notice the same thing from all the contractions below, all the missing letters are replaced with an apostrophe.
Contractions are definitely more informal and is used more commonly in speaking. However, I've started to see it more and more in writing since we've now become a more informal culture, don't you agree?
(Did you notice how many contractions I used in the last sentence?)
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