Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Pencil"

The meaning of "Pencil" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does They had a pencils down moment mean?
A: “Pencils down” means stop working.
Q: What does pencil someone in mean?
A: to confirm when you will meet with someone in the future
Q: What does whose pencil are you using? mean?
A: They are wondering who is the owner of the pencil being used.
Q: What does can I ask you for a pencil? mean?
A: Can / May

a) Possibility vs Probability

"It Can" indicates that something is possible (circumstances permit or someone has the ability to do so).

I can play tennis can remove Welli door open with my keyi That can run for two hoursThis car can go faster than 200 km per hourYou can go to France without a passport

"May" indicates that something is probable; equivalent to "perhaps"

My friend Jun win the raceThe sky is very dark. May it rain



b) Permission

both modal verbs with the following shades are used:

- Have permission: "can" is more common.

I can smoke in the office

- Give permission "may" is more common, "can" more informal.

May you smoke here if you wantYou May use my computerYou can take my car (informal)

If permission comes from a third party "it can" is used.

You can smoke here (the law permits or standards of this office)

- Ask permission: "can" is more common and also more casual

Can I smoke in the office? (Informal) / May I smoke in the office? (Formal) Can I speak to you? (Informal) / May I speak to you? (formal)



c) Request

- Order something: both modal verbs are used

May (Can) I get your dictionary?

- Asking someone to do something: typically "can"

Can you give me That book?



d) Offer

both modal verbs used

Can (May) I help you?
Q: What does can I ask you for a pencil? mean?
A: If someone says, "Can I ask for a pencil? " It means they are asking if they can use your pencil. I hope that helps :)

Example sentences using "Pencil"

Q: Please show me example sentences with pencil in. Is it commonly used in American English?.
A: Pencil in = an expression commonly used. It means to put it in your calendar (this implies that you are committing to do that activity). For example, you invite me to study together tomorrow at 4pm. If I say "I penciled that in" I mean that I am for sure coming.
Q: Please show me example sentences with To pencil in .
A: Make sure the party is flawless. Marina should pencil in the guests.
Q: Please show me example sentences with pencil.
A: -I like drawing with pencil
-The questions can't be answered with pencil. Have to be with pen.

Synonyms of "Pencil" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Could you please lend me your pencil? and Could you please lend my your pencil? ?
A: Examples with ME, which is the object pronoun:
- Laura gave me the book.
- The building is next to me.
Examples with MY, possessive adjective:
- Those are my friends.
- That is my pencil.
Q: What is the difference between pencil holder and pencil case ?
A: A pencil holder can be anything a pencil can be in.

A pencil case is usually a bag or box that you keep pencils in.
Q: What is the difference between I bought some pencils yesterday. and I bought pencils yesterday. ?
A: ううん, they both still show a vague amount unless you specifically say the number of pencils you bought
Q: What is the difference between I'll pencil it in and I'll write it down ?
A: They mean the exact same thing. (:
Q: What is the difference between smooth like a pencil and pencil like smoothness ?
A: -ness は「〜さ」と言う意味ですね。

smooth like a pencil = 鉛筆のように滑らか

pencil-like smoothness (ちなみに「-」が必要ですよ)= 鉛筆のような滑らかさ

Translations of "Pencil"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? pencils
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? After sharpening your pencil, what do you call those things?
A: They are usually called pencil shavings.
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? シャーペン(mechanical pencil/sharp pencil)の芯を出す。鉛筆の芯が丸まってしたので削る
A: We call this kind of pencil a "propelling pencil".

I'm not sure if there is a regular phrase for feeding more lead to the tip.

For a regular wooden pencil we say "sharpen".
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? シャーペン(mechanical pencil or automatic pencil)
A: Mechanical Pencil is used in the United States. Propelling pencil would be used in the U.K.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? a short pencil which is too short to grasp
A: I'd call it a stubby pencil.

Other questions about "Pencil"

Q: Put your pencil down.연필 내려놓으세요. put your pencil up. or hold your pencil. 연필 들으세요. Does this sound natural?
A: Great job!

Put your pencil down.
Pick your pencil up

Or

Hold your pencil
Q: This is pencil. It is in glass for pencils. I love draw. Does this sound natural?
A: This is a pencil. It is in a container for pencils. I love to draw.
Q: What do they call "mechanical pencil", in the States?.
A: Certain places will call mechanical pencils as lead pencils. I currently live in California which does, while when I lived in Pennsylvania, my area there did not.
Q: Lead of a pencil have left in my feet.Should I go to hospital and remove it? Does this sound natural?
A: I have pencil lead lodged/stuck in my feet. Should I go to a hospital and have it removed?
Q: How can I read "pencil lead" ?
læd? lid?
A: In this case pencil lead rhymes with bed, head, said, red, dead, fed etc.

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