words easily confused/please ask your questions here.

Simon   Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 13:45 GMT
Farther is AmE.
learner   Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 15:00 GMT
To the question "how are you ? ", Amerian aswer by "I'm good".
Is it an American thing to say I'm good or other English speaking use it too ?
ats   Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 16:38 GMT
is "how do you do ?" for "how are you?"correct english?
ats   Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 16:41 GMT
i remember a belgian cartoon with an english character in it who greeted everyone with "How do you do ? to the loo" i think it was a crow or something .
Leaner   Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 19:33 GMT
I heard that "how do you do ?" is used when we meet with someone for the first time. The answer to it is "how do you do ?" as well.
It seems to me that how do you do ? is a little bit posh.
Let's see what the English speakers think.
Dorian   Thursday, November 20, 2003, 17:32 GMT
When do you use "somebody" and when "someone". It's sometimes confusing for the learners.
Thanks for your help.
Queeen   Thursday, November 20, 2003, 17:34 GMT
I have a problem with 'to lend' and 'borrow'. sometimes, I confuse them. Do we lend something to someone ? and
Do we borrow something from someone ?
Many thanks.
Learner   Thursday, November 20, 2003, 17:39 GMT
Could you please tell me the difference between "savage" and "wild" ?
I heard on the BBC today : ...savage bombing...
When do you use "savage" and when "wild" for an animal ?
Julian   Friday, November 21, 2003, 03:22 GMT
If you're describing undomesticated animals or uncivilized people you can use "wild" and "savage" interchangeably (although in this day and age it wouldn't be politically correct to refer to a group of people this way).

If you're describing some heinous act, like bombing a busload of children, then "savage" would be the better word choice. "Wild" has taken on a weaker connotation in English vernacular: "I had a wild night" or "That girl I met at the bar was pretty wild!"
Dorian   Friday, November 21, 2003, 19:49 GMT

When do you use "somebody" and when "someone". It's sometimes confusing for the learners.
Thanks for your help.
wassabi   Sunday, November 23, 2003, 05:30 GMT
if you're just talking, it doesn't really matter which one you use.
Dorian   Sunday, November 23, 2003, 09:16 GMT
thanks Wassabi
learner   Sunday, November 23, 2003, 18:33 GMT
When you are at the board (or black board) and you remove what you have written on the board, do yo use to "remove" or to "raise" ?
mjd   Sunday, November 23, 2003, 19:45 GMT
You erase the blackboard.
learner   Monday, November 24, 2003, 14:41 GMT
thanks mjd
I was looking for "erase".