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Homework Help: English

Posted by John on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 10:08am.

1. She poured water all over my painting and ruined it.
(Can we use 'spoiled' instead of 'ruined'?)

2. boil (water changes into moist)
2-2. boil (water changes into moisture)

(Which definition is right?)

3. He doesn't care about his family.
He is not worried about his family.
He is not concerned about his family.
He doesn't worry about his family.
He doesn't feel anxious about his family.
He doesn't mind about his family.

(Are they all the same? Do you have some more similar expressions?)

4. He knew the words by heart.
He knew the words by memory.
He learned the words by heart.
He memorized the words.
(Are they all the same?)

5. Will you help me prepare for the party?

5-2. Will you help me prepare the party?

(Are both the same? Which expressions do you prefer, 'prepare for' or 'prepare'?)

6. Who is taller, Tom or Ted?
6-2. Which is taller, Tom or Ted?
(Are both OK?)

7. What does this sign stand for?
What does this sign symbolize?
What does this sign represent?
(Are they all the same?)

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