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Make me first question comes from Mohammed Rafel Hassan.
Hi, Mama.
Bomb, it says highly show.
How do I say these kinds of things?
Naturally.
01 Double 91 or 01991 Similarly, coffee C O double F double E or C O F F e.
Actually, everything that you listed here is normal and natural.
Some people prefer using that double pattern that you described, like double F double E or double nine.
Some people prefer to use that other people do not.
I personally do not use that double or sometimes triple pattern with numbers, but it's perfectly fine to use.
It's just a personal preference.
So thanks very much for the question.
I hope that this helps you.
Okay, let's move on to your next question.
Next question comes from Lease Reggie Ori.
Hyleas Louise says, highly ship.
Can you tell me when to spin words and when not to for example, when to use King of the Jungle and when to use Jungle King are both correct.
Thank you.
Oh, good question.
Unfortunately, there's not really a rule for this, but there's not going to be a communication problem If you use the of pattern instead of the pattern that doesn't use of, there probably won't be a communication problem.
This is something that just kind of comes with practice.
So in your reading and your writing, you'll start to notice which words are commonly paired together.
I will say, though, like if you're looking for something, that's kind of a guideline, it's not a perfect rule.
But maybe it's helpful is to think about how using the of pattern makes things sound mawr important.
It can make things sound a little more formal.
So if you're talking about an every day object and you used the of pattern, it's going to sound really funny, really silly, like it's too important.
So if you're talking about dessert, for example, saying apple pie is very normal.
If you say pie of apple, it sounds way, way too formal, kind of funny and silly.
So if you have situations like this, people might laugh a little bit, but there won't be a communication problem.
The only mistake is that you sound way too formal.
Anyway, I hope that this helps you understand this point.
Thanks very much for an interesting question.
Okay, let's move along to your next question.
Next question comes from among Monheim on Monhegan Bowman.
Um, 11 says, How do I use?
It's with an apostrophe and its with no apostrophe.
Also, what are abstract noun and how are they different from non abstract knowns?
Thanks.
Okay, it's with an apostrophe.
Means it is or it has examples.
It's been a fun day.
It's a bird.
It's a plane.
It's Superman.
So then its is the possessive form of it.
Examples.
The cat is licking its foot.
The dolphin escaped from its tank at the aquarium.
Okay, so I hope that helps you with that.
It's it's difference.
Your second question about abstract mounds and non abstraction owns an abstract noun is something that we cannot see we cannot touch.
It's not tangible, these air like concepts or ideas, So some examples are like sadness, concentration, angrier those kinds of things.
So things that we can't actually see.
But we can understand in our minds.
So that's an abstract noun.
A non abstract noun, then, is the opposite.
So it's like objects, its people its things so we can see them.
We can touch them.
We can interact with them.
So, like phone is a non abstract now on our camera, person or beach.
These are things that we can actually interact with.
That's a non abstract now, so abstract noun concepts, ideas, non abstract downs, actually things that we can touch and interact with.
So I hope that this helps you understand the difference.
Thanks very much for these questions.
Okay, let's move on to your next question.
Next question comes from Shintaro High.
Shintaro Shindo says, Hi.
I have been studying English with your videos on YouTube.
My question.
What do adults call their mothers and fathers in the U.
S.
Is it mom and Dad or their parents names?
Ah, good question.
Um, yes.
Usually we use Mom and Dad to talk to our parents directly.
If you use your parents name to talk to your parent, it creates like this distance in your relationship with them.
So in most cases I think people feel comfortable saying mom or dad directly to their mother or father.
But if there's some cases where maybe you don't have such a good relationship with your parents, you might choose to use their name instead of their mom or dad title.
So some people do choose to do this.
That might be why you hear some differences in the ways that people address their parents.
But in most cases, yes, Mom or Dad is fine.
Um, on the other hand, mother or father using mother or father to address your parents directly concerned to formal.
So it's kind of a nice, familiar close word to use Mom and Dad those air much more natural and much more common, I think, in American English.
Of course, if you're speaking with someone else about your parents, it can sound a little more polite to use mother or father.
In that case, like Oh, do you know my mother or my father met you last week, for example, on the on the more casual side of things, using something like Mommy or Mama or Daddy or Papa, those words were used by little kids, so I would not recommend using those in, like, public situations.
Like maybe you want to make a joke.
An inside joke with your family.
Like pretending you're a kid again.
Fine.
But it might sound weird if you're in public and you use those words that are used by little kids.
So keep that in mind.
Anyway, I hope that this helps you understand.
Thanks very much for the question.
All right, let's move along to your next question.
Next question comes from Cai Hong Hye Kyeong Ah Cai Hong says hi, Alicia.
How do natives pronounce?
What do we do now?
I hear.
What are we do now?
Do you do that as well?
Um, I think this is a question about, like, reduction of sound.
So a question like, What do we do now?
If I say this in my regular speech, I would say, What do we do now?
What do we do now?
So this is an example of these reduced sounds thes sounds that come together.
So native English speakers do not clearly separate words in the same way that I do on this channel.
What do we do now becomes What do we do?
Know what do we do know So this is an example of how words get connected in ways that are sometimes a little bit challenging to pick up the first few times.
So to practice these kinds of things, I would recommend listening, of course, listening and reading at the same time.
So that means finding things that have a script.
You can, of course, check out the stuff that we have on the website in English Class one No, one dot com.
But you can also try like audiobooks.
You can also try using subtitles on videos that have them.
I know that not all videos on YouTube have them, but try looking at the actual words that people are saying and the way that they're pronouncing them because we don't clearly separate words all the time in English.
Okay, so I hope that that helps you understand this kind of pronunciation related point.
Thanks very much for an interesting question.
All right, that's everything that I have for this week.
Thank you.
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