- The shop clerk said to my wife it happened a lot because of the busy Christmas season.
- The shop clerk said to told my wife that it happens a lot because of the busy Christmas season.
- "happened" is not necessarily incorrect. Using the past tense implies that it has occurred in the past. Using "happens" implies that this occurs generally or often due to the season.
Dec 12, 2014 11:38 Rite Aid
- I ordered a drug store chain, Rite Aid to print our family Christmas cards online three days ago.
- I placed an ordered with a drug store chain, Rite Aid, to print our family Christmas cards online three days ago.
- (1) To order someone to do sthg VS. (2) To place an order / To order + noun (1) You would only use this in a restaurant/commercial setting if you were upset with the service and wanted to express anger (see the second example). EX. I ordered my son to clean his room. EX. I ordered the waitress to get her manager because I was unhappy with my food. (2) EX. I placed an order yesterday for a shipment of pens. EX. I ordered pens yesterday (from the store)
Dec 12, 2014 11:33 Rite Aid
- When I offered a small amount of compensation to them tentatively, they told us that they didn’t have intention to demand money, they just want us not to repeat the same mistake.
- When I tentatively offered them a small (monetary) compensation to them tentatively, they told me that they had no intention of demanding money; they just want us not to repeat the same mistake.
Dec 10, 2014 20:07 Generosity
- The kitchen was equipped with new devices.
- The kitchen was equipped with new appliances.
- Things like stoves, ovens, mixers, washers/dryers, etc. - machines used in the house are usually called "appliances". Department stores usually call the department where stoves/ovens/washer/dryers are sold "Kitchen Appliances" or sometimes just "Appliances"
Dec 9, 2014 20:48 My New House