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1. A person who tells actors in a film or play how to play their parts. (The definition of 'director')

( In the expression, what is the part of speech of 'in a film or play'? Is it an adjective phrase or an adverbial phrase?)

2. I dislike him to go abroad.
2-1. I dislike him going abroad.

(Are both right?)

3. I got 100 on the test.
3-1. I got a 100 on the test.
3-2. I got a 100 points on the test.
3-3. I got 100 points on the test.
(Which one is right?)

4. Your computer broke down.
4-1. Your computer was broken down.
4-2. Your computer was out of order.
4-3. Your computer was down.

(Which one is similar to #4? Are all the same and grammatical?)

5. During some shows, people can sit in the studio and watch.

5-1. For some shows, people can sit in the studio and watch.

(Can we use 'For' instead of 'During'?)

6. Is 'drama' the same as ' soap opera'? (question)

  • English -

    1. "in a film" = prepositional phrase
    2. "him" is often used when it is incorrect. "I dislike HIS going abroad." Right now I can't think of another away.
    3. I like 3.3 best.
    4. Probably 4.2
    5-1. You could but 5 is better.
    6. "drama" can be te same as "soap opera" referring to TV. Of course, on the stage, in the theater, it is not the same.


  • English -

    1 - "in a film or play" is a prepositional phrase that modifies the noun "actors." Therefore, it's an adjective phrase.

    2 - Sra is correct.
    The only other ways I can think of to phrase this idea are these:
    **I don't like that he goes abroad.
    **I don't like him to go abroad.

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