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What devices do you use to go online?

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zilale 11 July, 2017 - 04:51

Actually,I have two questions First one : In the exercises 2 there is a sentence "the devices are shown in red, green ,purple and blue" Is "are shown"a tense?
and second one is: " A desktop computer accounts for %14 of users' preferred devices" There is " a "for beginning so why add "s" for "account"world?

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Jonathan - Coor... 11 July, 2017 - 14:23

Hi zilale,

Yes, ‘are shown’ is a tense. It’s the present tense – in the passive form (am/is/are + past participle). You can learn more about passive forms in our Grammar Snack.

For your other question, ‘accounts’ has an ‘s’ at the end because it’s not a noun here, it’s a verb (to account for something = to explain something or be the reason for something). And, it’s in the ‘it’ form (it = a desktop computer) so it needs to have an ‘s’ in the present tense.

Does that make sense? :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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BRPACEBOGEORGY 16 April, 2017 - 01:05

I usually use my phone to connect to the internet, but I also use my tablet as it is larger than my phone.

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someone003 24 June, 2016 - 19:57

hallo everyone!!! I usually use my android to go online.
I also have one question how can I score points in this site..

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kleine_goga 8 June, 2016 - 11:23

I used to destop Computer until the last year, now I prefer a laptop or smartphone.

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