The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1.1(of nation, movement, organization) bandera feminine(of nation, movement, organization) pabellón masculine formal(pennant) banderín masculineto salute / honor the flag — saludar (a) la bandera
- to sail under the Panamanian flag — navegar con bandera panameña
- to go down with all flags flying — caer con las botas puestas
- Following a death, white banners, flags, and other decorations are put up according to the status of the deceased.
- Scotland's parliament may be a year behind schedule and massively overspent, but that will not get in the way of creating a new flag for the troubled institution.
- The flag flew from every public building, from every municipal flagpole, and from every structure of consequence in the land.
- Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
- As I said, even in my day they used to have the flags just outside the public schools, and presumably still do.
- Across the country, flags over public buildings and royal residences were flying at half-mast.
- Prior to the mayor's edict, it was expected that the banner would fly on the same pole as the US flag along with a banner commemorating American prisoners of war.
- He stands at the top of the incline beside the Canadian flag, grasping the rope and displaying great physical strength as well as moral fortitude.
- A three-judge panel entered the courtroom and sat beneath its only decorations, a Peruvian flag and a crucifix.
- A few years earlier, the magazine had sponsored a largely successful campaign to sell American flags to public schools.
- The flag is a symbol of indigenous and campesino movements.
- All public buildings display the flag, as do many private homes.
- Near the bottom, he wiped his brow before tying the other end of the rope to an American flag.
- So he reluctantly changed it for one I had made for his birthday which shows the British and Phillipine flags conjoined, their poles placed together as a symbol of the friendship between our two countries.
- Attempts to supplant the earlier symbolism, including the flag and motto, were popularly rejected.
- Obviously corporates will be allowed to fly their banners and flags to mark off their piece of the battleground.
- It's the lead article in the music section, spread out over a full page with no adverts, with little national flags for each country, and even the bookies' odds for each song mentioned.
- If a student wears the national flag of his own country he will be suspended or expelled from school.
- We used the Olympic flag to march in the opening ceremony.
- I have seen no reluctance on behalf of the Scottish and Welsh parts of this country to fly their national flags on the designated patron saint's day.
- to sail under the Panamanian flag — navegar con bandera panameña
1.2(as marker, signal)bandera feminineto fly / wave the white flag — enarbolar la bandera blanca
- When the home keeper gathered the ball on the edge of his area the assistant referee vigorously waved his flag, signalling that his hands were outside.
- He is released on the right and Saudi fans start to get excited but the linesman quickly raises his flag to signal off-side.
- In the ensuing confusion, he managed to win the race following a wrong flag signal by a panicked marshal.
- The striker had spent most of his evening failing to dodge the offside flag.
- The Paraguayans race off to celebrate what would have been the 2,000th goal in a World Cup finals… until the flag goes up a good 30 seconds late.
- He is played through one-on-one, unaware the linesman has his flag up for offside.
- The guy holding the flag pulled it down signaling goal.
- Did you practice waving the green flag as the honorary starter for the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway.
- No, just an offside flag - which looked mighty harsh on the replay.
- Davison made a blinding reaction save from Abbey after 79 minutes but the flag was up for offside against the striker.
- He looked a certain scorer at the flag, to ensure the Halifax outfit were nilled.
- He had his flag up for offside, although nobody could have been interfering with play to any significant degree!
- If the team representative does not display the green flag to signal the start of a qualification attempt, the car will not be charged with an attempt and must return to the pit lane.
- They screamed for an offside flag which never came.
- This flag indicates that the racing event is over or concluded.
- He was just about to put the ball into the empty net when a flag was raised indicating handball.
- The forward tried to rectify matters by turning and drilling the ball over the line, but by then the flag had been raised, penalising him for straying offside.
2(on map, chart)banderita feminine
- She had taken a world map, stuck in flags where she had already been, and pinned in all the places she wanted to go.
- My stats package thoughtfully puts a national flag next to each country domain as it pops up on the server so it was easy to spot one I did not recognize.
3Computingindicador masculinebandera feminine
- Thereby, the flag is recorded on the effective data area.
- During event registration, specific flags indicate whether a handler is to be executed inside a process.
- Don't ever delete a record - mark them for deletion with a flag, and then archive them periodically.
- When reading a modified record one should check the attribute flag to see if this record needs to be deleted.
- This will let you watch the execution of a program to determine any gaps, and is especially useful if used in conjunction with a debug flag.
4.1(in taxi)bandera feminine
4.2(on mailbox)banderita metálica que indica que hay correo para recoger
(masthead)cabecera femininenombre masculine
- Admiral Jellicoe flew his flag in the battleship HMS Iron Duke at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.
- With Admiral Togo flying his flag in the British-built battleship Mikasa, a strong naval force moved into position.
- The early ensigns were striped flags, some in the green and white of the Tudor Royal Livery colours, some red and white, some in other livery colours.
- Leading the Japanese Fleet was Admiral Heihachiro Togo, who flew his flag in the battleship Mikasa.
- He has commanded in every rank from lieutenant to vice admiral, and has flown his flag in all three of the Navy's aircraft carriers.
- The title went to Her Majesty, and with it yet another flag - the Admiralty flag of a gold anchor on red.
transitive verb flagging, flagged, flagged
1.1(mark with flags)marcar con banderasseñalar con banderas
- The only thing it lets me do with a button is spell check, and the only word it's ever flagged for me as misspelled was not misspelled.
- The program flags possible tax deductions and includes a flexible spending calculator.
- A match was found and the program flagged the info and forwarded it to the Early Warning sub-system.
- For instance, the program will flag quotations and other matching text that have been adequately sourced.
- This comes in handy if you want to ensure that potentially offensive words are flagged as misspellings.
- Another very nice feature are the flags that allow you to flag emails that need attention so that the days of marking emails as ‘unread’ are gone too.
- It wasn't very good anyway, being based, it seems, on an American kindergarten dictionary and thus any word over 2 syllables or seven letters was automatically flagged.
- We used the spell checker to flag misspellings or nonstandard abbreviations or military/vendor terminology.
- Use folders or labels to flag messages for follow-up action.
- It is able to authenticate the caller's identity, or to flag possible impostors, with a high degree of accuracy.
- Both programs allow you to see what it was that caused them to flag a particular piece of email as spam.
- Additionally, the strategy mapping instruction required flagging the missing element in the problem with a question mark.
- One of the recommendations was that deaths should be monitored by flagging the health records of residents.
- The danger tags employees were supposed to use to flag valves, indicating their open status, were rarely used.
- Using software to prepare bids heads off mistakes because the program takes care of calculations and will flag missed entries.
- The system also flags up problem pupils more quickly.
1.2(mark for special attention)marcar
- The problems of this sector have been flagged up for some time.
- That ‘something’ may have been flagged up by the controversy and, no matter who was in the wrong there, I think it pointed ominously to a new battleground behind the scenes.
- The Central Bank of Russia auditors, reviewing the deals, believed they were highly suspicious and should have been flagged up to authorities.
- A security tape would be held and if any incidents came to light they would be flagged up.
- The US economy is a concern, as are the complications of the bond markets and pension deficits (which were flagged up in this column last month) along with rising fuel costs.
- The ‘spiritual dimension’ of the school, focusing mainly on classrooms and learning resources, was also flagged up as an area in need of improvement.
- The theme of ‘passive drinking’ was flagged up early on.
- One of the things that was flagged up was that you would need to bring in a bus stop and make sure that buses were frequent and took you everywhere in town, the shops, GPs or sports areas.
- He said the issue had been flagged up at previous meetings and should not come as a surprise to staff.
- Poor facilities for refuse storage, a loss of outlook for the houses opposite and loss of privacy have also been flagged up in residents' letters of objection.
- ‘Homelessness needs in north Wiltshire haven't been flagged up nearly enough,’ she said.
- What won't be flagged up quite so obviously is the fact that ice cream still supplies a substantial number of calories, and if you eat too much of it, you will put on weight.
- No surprise there - this has been flagged up for some time.
- Improving the hall website, producing a detailed information pack and intense local advertising have been flagged up as key areas to act on.
- And it's not the only thing that be flagged up as a hazard to well-being, alerting people to the perils in store if they indulge.
- In recent years, the 1980s have been flagged up as the decade of material aspiration.
- If it was a matter that was of considerable concern to this defendant local authority, then one would have expected the issue to have been flagged up at an early stage, certainly before the hearing.
- And, as I said, communication was one of the points which was flagged up earlier; people were not being told what was happening.
- Hampton, it turns out, had recently flagged its mass communications program for upgrading.
- If our goal is to flag an issue that nobody is paying attention to.
1.3Computing(con un indicador o una bandera) señalar
- A man was arrested after a bus driver was flagged down at a bus stop on a York estate and threatened with a knife.
- Why would any rational cement mixer driver stop for someone flagging them down?
- It stops when you flag it down, but the driver demurs with the same explanation, and kindly informs you that a bus back to town will be along in an hour.
- Police have also repeated their request that members of the public do not approach the asylum seekers or stop their cars if they are flagged down.
- Eventually another driver flagged her down and rescued the cat from the roof of her car.
- Now, the cab, clearly thinking I was about to just flag it down, did not stop.
- Several times I have found that unless someone walking or standing by the roadside flags me down or waves at me chances are I will not see them.
- The driver's arm was out the window, waving frantically, apparently flagging us down.
- He flagged the driver down and jogged over to him, shedding his stolen gear as he went.
- I would also remind people, please do not stop for any vehicles that try to flag you down, unless clearly marked as a police vehicle.
- A Hackney license enables taxi drivers to pick up fares on the street as and when they are flagged down, while private hire drivers rely on bookings.
- We tried to flag them down because of the risk but most drivers simply ignored us.
- A hackney carriage plate allows drivers to pick up passengers who flag them down in the street or from ranks in the city.
- In fact, it's illegal for the taxi drivers to pick up anyone trying to flag them down.
- Lesson 1: you need to flag a bus down even if you are standing at a bus stop.
- The Ford flipped into the air and landed on its roof after its driver raced away when a police patrol tried to flag it down.
- I think for a moment of flagging the cab down anyway and having the driver wait while I retrieve money from my hotel room.
- Matt flagged me down and as I pulled to a stop, he ran over to my side and was about to say something before I put my hand up to gesture him to stop.
- Hackney carriage drivers are only allowed to wait for trade in designated ranks but they can be flagged down for journeys.
- The woman was driving alone early in the morning when she was flagged down by another motorist.
1(on pavement)losa femininepiedra feminine
- Stone flags are £32 per square yard and slates go for £2 each.
- There were stone flags, bare boards and no central heating.
- York stone flags, laid in random sizes, were chosen for the paving to give a sense of quality and scale.
- Its mills and cottages were beautifully built of Lancashire sandstone; its streets cobbled in granite; its pavements made of York stone flags.
- The Larder is basically a renovated two-storey barn, with warm stone flags, aged wooden beams and a collection of nicely lived-in old furniture.
- The work, beginning on Sunday and lasting for two weeks, involves digging out the asphalt path and replacing it with York stone flags.
- The work involves lifting pavements and replacing them with York stone flags.
- There are a lot of stone flags and items stolen which are part of the village's history, so I thought something should be done.
- At least the continuous cacophony, sounded like a wooden bucket being dragged across the floor, interspersed with the sound of bristles being vigorously applied to stone flags.
- Equally, if anyone is offered worn York stone flags, they should be suspicious.
- Discarded items littered the paving flags, prams, shopping trolleys, bags of presents never to be opened.
- They were surfaced with stone flags and were used for several centuries after the collapse of the Roman Empire in the First Millennium.
- In one part of the bar, there were still stone flags.
- If you create something that's all railings and stone flags and lamp posts and signs, it may be neat and tidy but it doesn't do anything for wildlife.
- The reporter had to ‘hack his way through the branches of a tree standing in the middle of the stone flags.’
- He then found his brother laid on stone flags in the yard.
- The work would include inserting an original door entrance and erecting railings and laying old stone flags outside.
- Valuable stone flags and memorial stones have been stolen by thieves in a series of churchyard raids.
- Part of the work was the removal of stone flags which formed a raised area three steps high on which stood the altar.
- At the side of the house are a parking space, a garage and an enclosed courtyard with York stone flags.
- This area of yellowed chlorotic tissue marks the juncture of the stems and the flag leaves at the time of the freeze.
- Water vapour and carbon dioxide exchange were measured weekly on attached flag leaves from flowering until full senescence, from eight different plants of each line.
intransitive verb flagging, flagged, flagged
1(person/animal) desfallecer(person/animal) flaquear
- After her singing career flagged during the 1990s she reinvented herself as a pop diva, scoring 37 hit singles in the UK.
- The party, so recently flagging, was beginning to take flight now.
- Although my head was definitely up for some serious retail therapy, my heart was elsewhere and I found my enthusiasm flagging after two or three shops.
- I wasn't on best form, still suffering a little from my recent attack of the wearies, so I began to flag about half-way round the store, seeking places to sit for a while as Graham rummaged.
- The village pub is only 39 steps away (why else do you think we bought the house?) and when things begin to flag we can take them across to revitalise the proceedings.
- I'm beginning to flag by now, but we still have our ceremony to go.
- Perhaps this could be used when the increasingly preposterous plotlines begin to flag in a couple of series time.
- Their energy - if not their enthusiasm for commerce - flagging, the group descended into the underground mall in search of the food court.
- He says her career was flagging when she hired him in 2003.
- When her efforts continued for almost three hours and her strength began flagging, vets finally decided to prepare a mixture of water and medication to assist the rest of the birth.
- And that's where the book begins to flag, losing its plot.
- It's a shame then that after such an inventive start the album begins to flag midway, with a series of mid-tempo ballads plodding by in unremarkable succession.
- I have played dolls with her once before and I am rather unsure of what I am supposed to contribute, but today I was very tired after the week's exertion and was flagging fast.
- The general impression is that agricultural expansion began under Augustus and flagged somewhat during the troubled period following his death.
- But two weeks passed and her hopes began to flag once more.
- Understandably, the smiths began to flag towards the end of the afternoon, for it was a hot day to be working orange hot iron.
- These public efforts began to flag in the late nineteenth century.
- Unfortunately after that it starts to flag quite seriously as you begin to realise there's actually not very much at all about to happen.
- We had to leave after only a few hours because Mark was starting to flag a bit.
- Both bands sounded bold and undeniably potent, were popular with the dance floor crowd and re-energised any flagging attention spans.
2(interest/conversation/spirits) decaer(attendance) disminuir(attendance) bajartheir strength flagged — les fallaron / les flaquearon las fuerzas
- the movement has begun to flag — el movimiento ha empezado a perder vigor / fuerza
- the movement has begun to flag — el movimiento ha empezado a perder vigor / fuerza
3flagging present participle(enthusiasm/interest/confidence) cada vez menorhe tried to revive their flagging spirits — intentó levantarles el ánimo
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