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miss noor

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Hi,
I need a help please
Which sentence is correct :
1 I prepare a revision on unit 2.
2 I prepare a revision of unit 2.
what is the pronunciation of this word:
Maths
Are th pronounced or aren ´t like months???????????????
I usually say math without s but I found maths many times
Regards,
Noor 
28 Sep 2009


ballycastle1

I would say, ´I have prepared some revision work on Unit 2 ´ if the revision was of some aspects of the unit, but ´I have prepared some revision work of Unit 2 ´ if the entire unit was revised.
and
Mæθs 
28 Sep 2009


Tint

In British English, we say ´maths ´ with the ´s ´. In American English, they say ´math ´ without the ´s ´ on the end.

28 Sep 2009


Adel A

hi miss nour
السلام عليكم
on refers to the whole uni
of part of the unit

28 Sep 2009


Malvine

I would say either "I ´m preparing..." or "I have prepared..." (as ballycastle1 suggested) because "I prepare..." implies that you do it every day/always/regularly etc. 
29 Sep 2009


bluebird4

Hello, I would say, "I have prepared a revision of Unit 2."
Also, Tint is correct. There is no such word as "maths" in English. For example, you would say, "I have a lot of math to do." You can also use "math" as an adjective when you are talking about many things (math books, math questions, and so on.)
I hope this helps!

29 Sep 2009


goodnesses

Cambridge Advanced Learner ´s Dictionary
mathematics
FORMAL /ˌmæθˈmæt.ɪks/ US
/ˈmæţ/noun
[U] ( UK maths, US math) the study of
numbers, shapes and space using reason and usually a special system of symbols
and rules for organizing themSee also algebra; arithmetic; geometry.mathematical
/ˌmæθˈmæt.ɪ.k^{ə}l/ US /ˈmæţ/adjectivea
mathematical formulamathematically
/ˌmæθˈmæt.ɪ.kli/ US
/ˈmæţ/adverbmathematician
/ˌmæθ.məˈtɪʃ.^{ə}n/noun [C]someone who
studies, teaches or is an expert in mathematics

29 Sep 2009


Tint

Bluebird, I never said that there is no such word as Maths in English : ) I said that ´maths ´ is British. I ´ve used the term ´maths ´ all my life. ´Maths ´, as others have pointed out, is an abbreviation of ´mathematics ´; thus perfectly correct. America is the only Englishspeaking country that uses ´math ´ (that I know of, that is).

29 Sep 2009


Zora

@Tint,
In Canada, we also say "Math".

29 Sep 2009


Jayho

Hi Miss Noor
I would say: "I have prepared some revision work on Unit 2" or, even more simply, "Let´s revise Unit 2".
BTW, re math/s, like everyone says, and according to the Australian National Dictionary:
maths = British English (which is what we mostly use in Australia)
math = American English
I recommend you follow whichever style of English is taught in your schools: American or British.
Cheers
Jayho
Edit: Difference between American and British English + pronunciation of each

29 Sep 2009



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