primary grammar questions

lu   Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:05 pm GMT
1.oral english or speaking english
refer to the english you're speaking, not writing.

2.stand up or rise
the action of leave your seat and stand
lu   Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:07 pm GMT
very primary I know
just don't mock me on this :p
Alicia   Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:48 pm GMT
1. "Oral English" is fine. "Spoken English" is more commonly used.

E.g. "Spoken English is the English that you speak, not write."
"Oral English is the English that you speak."

As for "speaking English", "speaking" functions as a verb participle and not an adjective.

E.g. "I am speaking English."
"When speaking English, remember to pronounce consonants clearly."

2. "Stand up" and "rise" are both correct. "Rise" is a bit more formal though and only heard at formal events (e.g. when the audience is asked to "rise" when a dignitary enters).
lu   Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:19 am GMT
thank you very much ;)