Learning English with A.C. Milan

O Animal

O Animal
Great, " First of all" is a right form but "to begin with" too. I learnt it by the reading of " A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. It begin with this expressioni : " Jacob Marley was dead: to begin with."

Yes, you're right: ing form is better than simple present which however isn't a mistake.

I prefer "is speaking it" because when the italian traslantion is " il + verbo" " il parlarlo" in this case, in my opinion the ing form is preferable (better).

Yes, it's another right form to express the concept.

Yes, you're right. I have to put "by".

You can omit "that", but if you put it, it isn't a mistake.

All right, but keep in mind that Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol" in 1843 and some if his sentences are not exactly up to date, just as Manzoni's "Promessi Sposi" are not a proper reference of Italian modern language.

As I said before some forms can't be considered grammar mistakes but they just sounded like a literal translation from Italian.

The 'speaking it' case looks better only as an 'Italian literal translation' but in English is a lot more common to hear and read two simple presents in that sentence.
 

Snape

Bannato
One plus One man doesnt make six.
 

Ronaldinho_89

New member
All right, but keep in mind that Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol" in 1843 and some if his sentences are not exactly up to date, just as Manzoni's "Promessi Sposi" are not a proper reference of Italian modern language.

As I said before some forms can't be considered grammar mistakes but they just sounded like a literal translation from Italian.

The 'speaking it' case looks better only as an 'Italian literal translation' but in English is a lot more common to hear and read two simple presents in that sentence.

I will keep in mind your advices..thanks :)
 

el_gaucho

Member
Hi guys. Before starting to engage with this post, I would need a few clarification about its topic. Are we discussing our chances to get a champions league spot for next year competition ? Are we lecturing on English grammar? Are we criticising our manager? Or maybe all of the above.
Many thanks in advance for your reply.
 

Ronaldinho_89

New member
Hi guys. Before starting to engage with this post, I would need a few clarification about its topic. Are we discussing our chances to get a champions league spot for next year competition ? Are we lecturing on English grammar? Are we criticising our manager? Or maybe all of the above.
Many thanks in advance for your reply.

If you perceive a mistake, share the post and point out it to the user :)
We were talking about the possibilty to arrive at third place but I asked about Parma-Milan a few minutes ago :)
 
Alto