Could I ask you a question here?
I posted my assignment the other day.
I wrote this sentence below.
I like to go there in summer.
Someone corrected thus below.
I like to go there in the summer.
Which is right "in summer" or "in the summer".
Is either okay or not?
I hope you could solve this issue.
Both of the variants are ok. It depends on the context. If you mean any summer of your live - then there will be no article. If there will be, for example "the summer of 2012" - then you mean only one, particlar summer. Also we use "the" in metaphors: "in the autumn of his life he started feeling tired"
Thanks for your explanation, Olia-san!
It's very helpful for me.
The question was this below.
What do you wear on the beach when you go on holiday?
My answer was this below.
I wear swimming trunks and sunglasses and flip-flops on the beach. There's a beach in my neighborhood called "Suma-shore". I like to go there in summer.
I like to go there in a sense of every year, not only this year.
According to your instruction, my sentence was right,wasn't it?
Thank you very much!
Nari-san, I think you were right :)
May I ask you one more question here?
It's from TOEIC.
The question is this below.
The secretaly in the 2nd floor office _____e-mails between 8 a.m. and noon.
I selected (C)responds but correct answer was (A)answers.
I can exclude (B) and (D) because these are intransitive.
But I can't recognize the difference between (A) and (C).
Why (C) is wrong?
It seems both of the words work here.I guess.
I hope you can suggest good advice to me.
Unfortunately I can not help you with this one, but I will ask my British friends and try to give you an answer later.
Sorry for bothering you, Olia-san.
I'm grateful for your stance, thanks!
Nari-san, it's a pleasure for me to be able to help someone :) You don't bother me at all! We all are here to learn and situations like that teach everyone - me as well :) So am thankful to you too :)
I can help you with this question!
You are correct in thinking that respond and answer have the same meaning however in this context and in most others, "respond" is connected with the preposition "to". So, you can "respond to emails" but you cannot "respond emails". You can however "answer emails" since no preposition is required to follow the verb.
Thank you a lot Sarah!
I would love to help you with your research, but I'm not learning English on this website :) But please feel free to ask if you would need any other kind of help