#EngQAs: Grammar

Evening, fellas!! How are you doing today?

When it comes to learning English, I think grammar could be named as one of the most delicate topics. Some friends of mine even gave up trying to understand grammar. That’s why I’m going to open a #EngQAs session today. Tweet me with your question about grammar and we’ll discuss.

Let’s start with this #EngQAs

Anggie @AwesomeChaser

@EnglishTips4U I’m still confused about the differences between other and another >.< Can you please explain it with simple examples?

Basically, another means one more (of the same things) or an alternative, while other means some more or some alternatives #EngQAs

Thus, another goes before singular countable noun. E.g.: I would like another cup of tea, please. #EngQAs

Another can also be used as a pronoun. E.g.: If you are not satisfied with the hotel room you booked, you can ask for another. #EngQAs

Meanwhile, other goes before plural countable noun. E.g.: Although I have some other dresses, the strapless one is my favourite. #EngQAs

Other can be paired with the pronoun ‘ones’. E.g.: These oranges are rotten. What about the other ones? #EngQAs

Now, what about ‘others’? When should it be used? #EngQAs

While ‘other’ needs to be followed by noun or pronoun, ‘others’ is already a pronoun, which means it no longer needs noun #EngQAs

E.g.: Man: Some people are already here. Woman: Good. What about the others? #EngQAs

E.g.: These pants are too short. Do you have others? #EngQAs

Nurmala Syahbani ‏@malasyahbani  Nov 9

@EnglishTips4U both Other and Another refer to something additional or “yang lainnya” in Indonesian (1)

Nurmala Syahbani ‏@malasyahbani  Nov 9

@EnglishTips4U however, as for the usage, other is followed by plural noun while another is follow by singular noun. (2)

Nurmala Syahbani ‏@malasyahbani  Nov 9

@EnglishTips4U Ex: I need another cup and I need other cups.

Thanks for your question, @AwesomeChaser. I hope the explanation can help. #EngQAs

Now, let’s move on to the next one from @srfhndr

S N A @srfhndr

@EnglishTips4U I’m still confused about the differences between due to and because… Can you please explain and give me the example?

Anyone of you can give a suggestion on the difference between ‘due to’ and ‘because’? #EngQAs

For a start, instead of ‘because’, the one synonymous with ‘due to’ is ‘because of’. #EngQAs

Eng vocabulary ‏@x_sg24  Nov 9

@EnglishTips4U ‘due to’ grew up as an adj , ‘ because of ‘ grew up as an adv .

#ELT&L Lab ‏@The_ELTL_Lab  Nov 9

@EnglishTips4U /The first one has to do with “cause” whereas the second one indicates “reason”.

Eng vocabulary ‏@x_sg24  Nov 9

@EnglishTips4U “because of” modifies a verb, but “due to” modifies a noun (or pronoun).

Because of is an adverb, which means it will modify verb. Due to is an adjective, modifying noun or pronoun. #EngQAs

It will be clearer with examples. E.g.: Rossi’s defeat in this year’s MotoGP is due to an accident in Sepang. #EngQAs

E.g.: Rossi was defeated in this year’s MotoGP because of an accident in Sepang. #EngQAs

Another example: A lot of climbers were lost because of the storm. A lot of climbers lost their way due to the storm. #EngQAs

I hope I answered your question, @srfhndr. Thanks for joining #EngQAs

The last question for today came from @x_sg24

Eng vocabulary @x_sg24

@EnglishTips4U can you explain the difference between ‘ whom ‘ and ‘ whose ‘ please?

Any tips on how to differentiate whom and whose, fellas? #EngQAs

britard ‏@fachryspears  Nov 9

@EnglishTips4U @x_sg24 Whose is used to ask for posession while whom is used to ask for object of a sentence

Valeria Biffi ‏@neveivan  Nov 9

@EnglishTips4U Whom is object in a sentence, whose means “of someone “. Is that correct?

Adding to @neveivan and @fachryspears‘ suggestions, whom is pronoun for object, while whose is pronoun for possession. #EngQAs

E.g.: The man whom I had a fight with last night is my boyfriend. #EngQAs

E.g.: Whom are you coming with? #EngQAs

And now examples for whose. E.g.: Hey, whose computer is this? May I use it? #EngQAs

E.g.: I don’t care whose son he is. He still needs to mind his manners. #EngQAs

iif latifah karsono ‏@iif_93  Nov 9

@EnglishTips4U @x_sg24 The man WHOM I interviewed last night is an actor. The woman WHOSE the car is red is her aunt.

Yes

sarah @dramasranter

@EnglishTips4U is this sentence correct, then? “At whom are you mad??”

All right, it’s a wrap for today’s #EngQAs!! Thank you for dropping your questions, ideas, comments, and suggestions! They’re much appreciated. If you miss it, please check our site www.englishtips4u.com later on. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to mention us. Thank you for joining, fellas! Have a very good rest. Bye!!

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 9 November 2015.

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