Posted by Gary Martin on December 07, 2000
In Reply to: True or false posted by ESC on December 07, 2000
: : Hi!
: : Are all of the following sentences correct?
: : a) I'm skilled at carpentry.
: : b) I'm skilled with carpentry.
: : c) I have ability at carpentry.
: : d) I have ability with carpentry.
: a) "I'm skilled at carpentry." Or "I have carpentry ability." "I am good at carpentry." "I am a skilled carpenter."
: : e) Is Jack home?
: : f) Is Jack at home?
: Both e & f are correct.
It depends where you are. Is Jack home wouldn't be acceptable to many people in England.
: : g) Yes, he is here.
: : h) Yes, he is in here.
: Both are correct.
: : i) Mexico City with a population of some 24.4 million.
: : j) Mexico City with a population of some 24.4 millions.
: : k) Mexico City with a population of some 24.4 millions of people.
: None are complete sentences. "Mexico City HAS a population of about 24.4 million." Or "...24.4 million people."
: : l) When do you think you'll be able to come back?
: : m) I doubt it that she has the answer very much.
: : n) I doubt it very much that she has the answer.
: : 0) I doubt very much that she has the answer.
: o) "I doubt very much that she has the answer." is correct. You wouldn't use "doubt it" in this way. However, if someone said, "She has the answer." You might say: "I doubt it."
: : p) The question is whether it will satisfy all the requirements.
: : q) The question is if it will satisfy all the requirements.
: Both sound correct to me.
: : I really appreciate your help.
: : Regards,