Dear Mr. Yang,
I would like to know the usage of the words like "with which",
"in which", etc.
Thanks a bunch
Dear Daniel ,
1. I play an antique piano , with which I enjoy many hours of pleasure
( I enjoy many hours of pleasure playing antique piano )
2. I heard a lecture on physics , about which I know very little
( I know very little about physics , though I did hear a lecture
on it )
3. I visited the palace , in which are displayed many treasures
( In the palace I vistied are displayed many treasures )
4. I took a look at John's desk , on which are many papers
( I took a look at John's desk , which had many papers on it )
for all」，但這個看來似一個 Phrase，用來串成句子尚可，不太適合來作一個形容詞來形容一個人的素質。之後我再回到本來的電腦字典再探究下去，就發現「philanthropic」這個字的字首有其缺點，就是與另一個字「philander
am a man of: Honesty......,......and......」我一直在不同的字典裡研究這三個字，不過未有成果。可能是因為自己的英文底子不好，所以即使找到了字，又不敢用。現在就很難向我兩位澳洲藉及美國藉的乾爹形容這一點，不知怎樣表達。
天倫 Kevin Cheng (*_^)
Dear Kevin ,
The best translation I can think of is "philanthropy"
- it is perfectly
respectable word with no sinister implications . I advise you to
use this term
, which everybody understands .
Hello Mr. Yang,
sometimes i hear people pronounces the "R" in a funny
way, like something is vibrating inside their mouth. it's often
heard from the Philipinnos and from the Opera.
i've searched and found something i guessed relevant, like the "trilled
R", the "rolled R", and even the disscussion about
the pronounciation of the "rr" in Spanish and also the
"r" in French.
i tried to imitate and now i can vibrate my tongue again my alveolar
ridge, but i know there are some other ways that they are not using
do u have any information about this "trilled r" that
can share with me?
thanks in advance.
Well , people whose mother
tongue is not English often pronounces the "R" in
different ways , eg Japanese , people from different parts of China
, French ,
German , Indian , etc .
I always try to follow the way English people pronounce "R"
Dear Mr Yang
I work as a flight attendant & years ago, I got a chance
to serve the royal
family of Tonga in the F class cabin. However, my colleagues
& I had no idea
how to address them. All I knew was "Your Majesty"
& "Her Majesty" but did
not actually know how to use them. Embarrassingly, I kept making
when addressing the royal couple & the prince but was luckily
Since I am away from town quite often & will probably miss
programmes, your reply by email will be highly appreciated.
Thank you very
much in advance for your advice!
Dear Fanny ,
In England and I suspect elsewhere too,
all you need to do is to say " Sir " or
"M'am" . It is not necessary to say your Majesty , His
Majesty, Her Majesty ,
when speaking face to face with monarch . It is also usual for a
lady to curtsy
to the King and Queen .