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Old 15th July 2007, 17:00   #31
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You could add definitely to the list. A lot of people seem to think it's definately.
I did mention it on post#6 Baba.
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Ok while we are at it, whats the difference Resident and Domicile (eg. Are you a resident of XYZ state/Are you a Domicile of XYZ state).
Actually i have to fill a form which has two check boxes for Resident and Domicile. I am a bit confused. Sorry it may be a little OT though.
Thanks in advance.
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Well i will confess it. From Da (the) day i started chatting my inglish (english) has gone BAD. Now i try to write Da (the) whole words instead of shrt (short) forms.

Tank you (Thank you) SAMJeee (Sam Ji) for Dis (this) wonderful guide.

P.S. (Don't know whats the meaning of P.S.) MODS (Moderators who don't know what MODS means) please ignore the funny stuff i just did. Anyone who must have read all that English do need some relief from it.
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For now, just one clarification.

Sentance or Sentence?

He was given a death sentence by the judge.

That sentance was disturbing.
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AFAIK, there is no sentance in the English language.
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For now, just one clarification.

Sentance or Sentence?

He was given a death sentence by the judge.

That sentance was disturbing.
Threepio's correct. The word sentance does not exist.

Both the punishment (death sentence) and group of words bunched together are both spelt as sentence.
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Sam, vary nice right up about english...should (or would) make ur english teecher from collage vary proud. Would (or should) say it's made a lots of improovements in my english also.
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Ok while we are at it, whats the difference Resident and Domicile (eg. Are you a resident of XYZ state/Are you a Domicile of XYZ state).
Actually i have to fill a form which has two check boxes for Resident and Domicile. I am a bit confused. Sorry it may be a little OT though.
Thanks in advance.
Again, very interesting DCEite.

The words are swappable sometimes, not every time.

While it is correct to say Are you a resident of XYZ?
It is completely incorrect to say Are you a domicile of XYZ?

Are you domiciled in XYZ? is correct English.

The difference in usage is apparent. A resident describes a person. A domicile describes his country/city/home.

However both have verbs. One direct - To Reside (at). The other is To be domiciled (in). He resides at Gurgaon. He is domiciled in Gurgaon.

In the case of your form (which is probably connected to education), I suspect the Domicile is your HOME and residence (or precisely, Resident of) is your TEMPORARY address, where you stay while studying.

To put it simply: You could be a resident of the Hotel Sheraton. But that cannot be your domicile.

Also domicile sounds more proper and legal.
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While domicile is a legal term for resident, it is also used more on an interrogatory sentence than on a simple sentence/statement.

domicile
domiciliary
v. dom·i·ciled, dom·i·cil·ing, dom·i·ciles

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While domicile is a legal term for resident,
Domicile is the legal term for residence. Not resident.

You can call your home, your domicile.

I guess all of us have access to online dictionaries. Which is why I'm not referring to one.
DCEite got what he wanted with respect to his form.
Thanks for making this fun, everyone. I was afraid I'd get booed out of the forum. If we can all learn a little and have some fun, this thread will have been worth it.

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aah...an english class..I love it. I find it utterly annoying when people use incorrect language....Keep up the good work, Sam
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He said that he had wanted to know whether or not it had been raining.

Reported speech. I used to enjoy that one at school

Tom asked, "Is it raining?"

Fred said that Tom had asked if it was raining

Bill said that Fred had said that...

Each time, all the tenses have to be put one more step into the past. I now no long remember how to more than a couple of steps, and doubt if it has been taught in an English school for decades. Grammar has gone out of fashion long since.

Thanks, Steeriod (clever name that!). So you'll be joining in the korvais?
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Domicile is the legal term for residence. Not resident.

You can call your home, your domicile.
I stand corrected. Thanks.
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Another grossly misspelt and randomly swapped word on our Forum. Not the same word at all. Though strikingly similar and the spellcheck will not help you.

Quiet
(Kwayet) = Sshhhhhhh.

This engine is very quiet, considering it's diesel. Keep quiet! It is quiet here today. He's a quiet chap.


Quite (Kwaeet) = very, absolutely.

I think she's quite the hottie. I'm quite thirsty, how about a beer?. It's been quite a long time. He's quite an annoying spammer. I've been reading for quite a while.

Not quite, means not really, or not entirely. Are we there yet? Not quite.
I haven't quite understood why.

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