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July 1, 2016

Posts by rfvv

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* 1. You can feel safe now. 2. You are able to feel safe now. 3. You are allowed to feel safe now. (I allow you to feel safe now. You may feel safe now.) 4. You have the possibility of feeling safe now. ======================================== What is the meaning of 'can&#...
June 29, 2016

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1. You can go home now. 2. You are able to go home now. 3. You are allowed to go home now. (I allow you to go home now.) 4. It is possible for you to go home now. ----------------------------- It is a little confusing. If somebody says, "You can go home now," what ...
June 29, 2016

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1. Can I ask you a favor? 2. Can I ask you a thing? 3. Can I ask you two things? 4. Can I ask you two favors? ------------------------------------ favor: a thing that you do to help sb... This was the definition of 'favor' according to a dictionary. Can we use all the ...
June 28, 2016

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1. They have been married for five years. (status) 2. I have been married to her for seven years.(status) 3. He married her two years ago. (action) 4. He has been married to Emily for a long time. (status) 5. He was married to Emily last year.(action...
June 28, 2016

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1. My car broke down. 2. My car is out of order. 3. My car died. 4. My car died on the way to work. 5. My car malfunctioned. 6. My car didn't function. ---------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Do you have more expressions similar to 'broke down'?
June 28, 2016

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1. Can I ask you to wash the dishes? 2. May I ask you to wash the dishes? 3. Might I ask you to wash the dishes? --------------------- What is the difference between #1 and #2? Do you use #3? ================================ 4. Where can I find the post office? 5. Where is the...
June 28, 2016

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1. Where it is? 2. Where is it? 3. Do you know where it is? ------------------------------------ #2 and #3 are right. What about #1? Do you use the expression in #1?
June 28, 2016

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They are on shelf B in aisle 1. ------------------------------ On both sides of aisle 1, how many shelves are there at a department store? Are there two shelves on both sides of each aisle. Do we have to use 'in' before 'aisle'? What about using 'in' ...
June 28, 2016

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1. Will you close the window? 2. Would you close the window? 3. Can you close the window? 4. Could you close the window? 5. Do you mind closing the window? 6. Can I ask you to close the window? 7. May I ask you to close the window? 8. Could I ask you to close the window? 9. ...
June 28, 2016

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1. Can I open the window? 2. May I open the window? 3. Might I open the window? ------------------ Which one is common? Is #2 more polite than #1? Can we use #1 when we talk to elderly people? #3 rarely seems to be used. When can we use #3?
June 28, 2016

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1. Would you care for a cup of coffee? - No, thanks. 2. Will you have some more bread? - Thank you. 3. Won't you eat some more fruit? - I'm sorry, but I have had enough. 4. Do you want to eat some cookies? - Sorry, but I'm full. 5. Would you try to eat this tomato ...
June 28, 2016

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I have dry hands. 1. I think you should put on hand cream more often. 2. I think you should apply hand cream more often. -------------------- Are both the same? Do you have some other verbs instead of 'put on' or 'apply'?
June 28, 2016

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Thank you for your help. Here goes some more questions related to 'subway' 1. You should be quiet in the subway. 2. You should be quiet on the subway. 3. You should be quiet on the train. ------------------ #1 means: You should be quite when you enter the subway ...
June 27, 2016

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1. When you are not at home, who takes care of the children? 2. When you are not at home, who is taking care of the children? 3. When you are not at home, who will take care of the children? ------------------- Which ones are correct and common? Does #2 mean #3? Can we use &#...
June 27, 2016

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1. I hope he is running on the playground now. 2. I hope he is studying now. 3. I hope he is playing table tennis now. 4. Is he studying? I hope so. 5. Is he studying (now)? I hope he is studying (now) 6. Is he coming (soon)? I hope so. 7. Is he coming (soon)? I hope he is ...
June 27, 2016

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1. You look great in your uniform. 2. You look great when you are wearing your uniform. 3. You look great when you wear your uniform. 4. You look great when you dress your uniform. 5. You look great when you have your uniform on. 6. You look great if you have your uniform on. ...
June 27, 2016

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1. She dressed her daughter in a fur coat. 2. She clothed her daughter in a fur coat. 3. She put a fur coat on her daughter. ------------------ Are they all the same in meaning? Which ones are commonly used? Do you have some other ways of expressiong putting clothes on?
June 27, 2016

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1. You should be quiet in the subway. 2. You should be quiet in the subway station. 3. You should be quiet on the subway. 4. You should be quiet on the subway train. 5. You should be quite on the train. 6. You should be quiet on the train in the subway station...
June 27, 2016

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1. You can go now. 2. You are able to go now. 3. You are allowed to go now. ------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? If 'can' means 'ability,' #1 means #2. However, if 'can' means 'permission,' #1 mean #3. Is that right?
June 27, 2016

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1. She clothed her son in a T-shirt. 2. She dressed her son up in a T-shirt. 3. She made her son put on a T-shirt. (Are they all grammatical/ Do you have some more common expressions for 'clothed'?)
June 27, 2016

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1. We should wash our hand before meals. 2. We should wash our hands before meals. (Can we use 'hand' as in Sentence 1?) 3. You will do good soon. 4. You will do better soon. (Is #3 grammatical? What about Sentence 4?)
June 27, 2016

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Thank you for your help. 1. Who is taking care of the children while you are away? 2. Who will take care of the children while you are away? (Does #1 mean #2? Or does #1 mean who is in the process of doing somthing "now"?) 3. "Is he coiming?" "I hope ...
June 27, 2016

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1. Who is taking care of the children while your are away? 2. Who will take care of the children while your are away? (Does #1 mean #2? Or does #1 mean who is in the process of doing somthing "now"?) 3. "Is he coiming?" "I hope so." 4. Will he ...
June 27, 2016

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1. He was standing right behind her. 2. He was standing just behind her. 3. I got here right after nine. 4. I got here just after nine. 5. The bus came right on time. 6. The bus came just one time. 7. The bus came exactly on time. ------------------- Are they all grammatical? ...
June 26, 2016

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What about dinner at my place? What about dinner in my place? What about having dinner at my place? What about having dinner in my place? Why don't we have dinner at my place? Why don't we have dinner in my place? ----------------------- Can we use both 'at' ...
June 26, 2016

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1. It was his mistake that he didn't walk the dog on a lead. 2. It was his fault that he didn't walk the dog on a leash. 3. He made a mistake by not using a dog lead. 4. By mistake, he didn't walk the dog on a lead. 5. He should have walked the dog on a dog leash. ...
June 25, 2016

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1. A man was reading a newspaper on the seat of the subway train. 2. A man was reading a newspaper on the seat in the subway train. 3. A man was reading a newspaper on the seat on the subway train. 4. A man was reading a newspaper on the seat of the subway. 5. A man was ...
June 25, 2016

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Thank you. I'm going to ride a bike. 1. Okay, but you should wear a helmet. 2. Okay, but you ought to wear a helmet. 3. Okay, but you must wear a helmet. 4. Okay, but you have to wear a helmet.
June 25, 2016

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I'm going to ride a bike. 1. Okay, but you should wear a healmet. 2. Okay, but you ought to wear a healmet. 3. Okay, but you must wear a healmet. 4. Okay, but you have to wear a healmet. ------------------------------ #1 is a suitable answer to the statement, I think. If ...
June 25, 2016

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Thank you for yoiur help. 1. I think Chuchu should live with his old master because he is a very good person. When Chuchu was almost blind, he didn't abandon Chuchu. Instead, he decided to take good care of him. 1-2. I think Chuchu should live with his old master because ...
June 25, 2016

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1. I think Chuchu should live with his old master because he is a very good person. When Chuchu was almost blind, he didn't abandon Chuchu. Instead, he decided to take good care of him. 1-2. I think Chuchu should live with his old master because he is a very good person: ...
June 25, 2016

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1. The dog ran around the house. ---------------------- Does it mean that the dog ran outside the house? Does it mean he ran here and there in the house? Or does the sentence mean both situations?
June 23, 2016

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A: I like pears. 1. Same here. 2. That makes two of us. 3. You can say that again. 4. Me too. 5. So do I. 6. I think so, too. 7. I agree with you. (Can we use all the responses? #6 and #7 seem to be a little strange.) A: The movie was great. 8. Same here. 9. That makes two of ...
June 23, 2016

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1. It was his fault that he didn't put a leash on his dog. 2. He should have walked his dog with a leash on. 3. He should have walked the dog with a leash on his collar. 4. It was his mistake that his didn't tie his dog to the collar. He should have used a dog lead. 5...
June 23, 2016

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1. I move that a vote be taken on this. 2. I suggest that a vote be taken on this. (Does #1 mean #2?) 3. He suggested that she was a professor. (Is this sentence correct? What does 'suggested' mean in this sentence? What other words can we use?) 4. He suggested that ...
June 23, 2016

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1. Why is that? 2. What is your reason for that? 3. Why do you think so? 4. What makes you think so? 5. What is your opinion about which person the dog should live with? 6. Let me know your opinion about that. 7. Will you give me your opinion about that? 8. Which master do you...
June 22, 2016

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1. She has taken good care of Chuchu till now. 2. She took Chuchu home and has cared for him till now. 3. She decided to take the pet home when he was a blind dog, and has cared for him very well. 4. She wanted to take the pet though he was blind, and has looked after him ...
June 22, 2016

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1. He had stayed with his old master for long. (For 5 month, he has lived with his new master.) 2. They had been together for such a long time. 3. He had stayed with his old master together for ages. 4. He had been with his old master long. ---------------------------------- ...
June 22, 2016

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1. The pet has lived with the lady until he meets his old master. 2. The pet had lived with the lady until he met his old master. 3. The pet lived with the lady until he meets his old master. 4. The pet lived with the lady until he met his old master. (In terms of tense, which...
June 22, 2016

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1. You can feel safe now. 2. You may feel safe now. 3. You are able to feel safe now. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?) 4. You will feel better soon. 5. You will be better soon. (Are both the same in meaning? What is the difference between them?) 6. strange: unusual or surprising 7. ...
June 22, 2016

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1. You look great in your uniform. 2. You look great if you wear your uniform. ----------------- Does #1 mean #2?
June 22, 2016

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A: I think honesty is the best policy. 1. Me too. 2. Same here. 3. I have the same idea. 4. I agree with you. 5. I think so, too. 6. You can say that again. 7. That makes two of us. (Are the responses all correct?)
June 22, 2016

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1. He was married to Emily in 2009. 2. He got married to Emily in 2009. ---------------------- What is the difference between them? Does #1 mean "state"? And does #2 mean "action"?
June 21, 2016

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1. He suggested that she should join the club. 2. He suggested that she might be a librarian. 3. He suggested that the boy laughed at the girl. 4. The driver insisted that the car ran into the pedestrian. 5. He insisted that she should go on a picnic together. 6. He insisted ...
June 21, 2016

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1. He decided that she should go shopping. 2. His decision was that she should go shopping. 3. He made a decision that she should go shopping. 4. He suggested that the party be put off. 5. His suggestion was that the party should be put off. ================ Can we use all the...
June 21, 2016

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1. The mayor ordered that the man (should) leave the city early. 2. He suggested that the party (should) be put off. 3. He insisted that she (should) make a sppech. 4. They demanded that he should resign. 4-1. They demanded that he resign. 4-2. They demanded that he not resign...
June 21, 2016

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1. I am happy with my brother. 2. I am happy for my brother. 3. I am happy because of my brother. 4. I am satisfied with my brother. ------------------------ Are they all correct? What is the difference between #1 and #2? #1 seems to mean #4. Is that right? Which one is close ...
June 21, 2016

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•English - Writeacher, Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:48am They are the same in meaning, but 1 is, by far, the smoother phrasing. Why don't you take a few days for yourself? Why don't you take a break for a few days?
June 21, 2016

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1. Why don't you take a few days off? 2. Why don't you take off a few days? (Are both grammatical? What other similar expressions do we have about 'take off'?) * I can't stand people talking loudly in public. 3. Me neither. 4. Neither can I. 5. Nor can I. 6...
June 21, 2016

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1. It's me. 2. It's me, Tom. 3. It's me, Tom, your best friend. (They are all right?)
June 20, 2016

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1. What is his opinion like? 2. What do you think his opinion is like? - I don't agree with him about his opinion. - I don't agree with him on/about the statement that his old master was careless. - His opinion is wanterful. (Are they all acceptable?) 3. His acting is ...
June 20, 2016

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1. It's because Chuchu felt that his old master was near. 2. It's because Chuchu felt that his old master was near to him. 3. It's because Chuchu felt that his old master was close to him. 4. It's because Chuchu felt that his old master was near him. 5. It'...
June 20, 2016

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1. She was entering the subway. At that thie, the dog felt that his old master is near. "On the subway", he barked loudly. People sitting on their seats were surprised. (Is the expression in the quotation marks correct? Which expression do we have to use? Do we put...
June 20, 2016

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1. I can't concentrate on work. 2. I can't concentrate at work. 3. I can't concentrate (on something) at work. ------------------ Which one is correct? Does #1 mean #3? •English - Writeacher, Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:46am 1 and 2 are fine, but mean ...
June 20, 2016

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1. He often takes pictures of sunrises/sunrise. (Do we have to use the singular form or the plural form?) 2. What's wrong with your brother? - No, not at all. (Is this answer suitable? Do you have other suitable answers?)
June 20, 2016

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1. Take out a pencil out of the pencil case. 2. Take out a pencil from the pencil case. 3. Take out a pencil in the pencil case. ---------------------- Are they all grammatical? Does #1 mean #2? Which one is a common expression? Is #3 okay? Does #3 mean that there is only one ...
June 18, 2016

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1. I can't stand you grumbling all the time. 1-2. I can't stand your grumbling all the time. 2. I can't stand you who are grumbling all the time. 3. I can't stand you who grumble all the time.
June 18, 2016

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1. I can't stand you grumbling all the time. 2. I can''t stand you who are grumbling all the time. 3. I can't stand you who grumle all the time. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Which one is similar to #1, #2 or 33?
June 18, 2016

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1. Why don't you take a few days off? 2. Why don't you take off a few days? -------------------------- Are both the same in meaning? What other expressions can we use instead of 'take off'?
June 18, 2016

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1. I cannot but stay with him. 2. I cannot help staying with him. 3. I cannot choose but stay with him. 4. I have no choice but to stay with him. ------------------ Are they all grammatical. I know 'help' means 'avoid.' Then what does 'but' mean in #3 ...
June 18, 2016

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1. I can't concentrate on work. 2. I can't concentrate at work. 3. I can't concentrate (on something) at work. ------------------ Which one is correct? Does #1 mean #3?
June 18, 2016

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His dog became a missing dog. 1. He should have used a dog lead. 2. He should have tied the dog with a dog lead. 3. He should have tied a dog lead to the collar of the dog. 4. He didn't used the leash. He should have walke the dog with the leash on the collar. 5. He didn&#...
June 17, 2016

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Two students talked about the title. Now, one last student....OK. Well done. Please remain quiet, everyone. ------------------- Would you check the short passage? Correct any errors, please.
June 17, 2016

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1. Look at the abandoned dogs. 2. Look at the deserted dogs. (Which one is a correct term? Can we use both expressions? Do you have some other terms?) 3. A dog is a companion animal. I have two companion dogs. (Is this expression right?)
June 15, 2016

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Many years passed. --------------------- If a person uses the sentence above, how many years does the person have in mind? More than 5 years? Over 7 years? More than 10 years? How about you?
June 15, 2016

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1. I'll take him the dog. 2. I'll take the dog to him. 3. I'll bring him the cat. 4. I'll bring the cat to him. 5. I'll bring him it. 6. I'll bring it to him. 7. I'll take him this. 8. I'll take this to him. --------------- Is each pair the same...
June 15, 2016

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If a person uses 'be going to,' does it mean that he decided what to do before? 1. What did you decided to do for that? What are you going to do? If a person uses, will,' does it mean that he decides to do something right now? 2. What do you decide to do for that ...
June 15, 2016

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They went to an animal doctor. The vet said, "This pet is almost blind." The wife said to her husband, "What are you going to do?" --------------------------- What is the difference between them in meaning? 1. What are you going to do? 2. What will you do? ...
June 15, 2016

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The sea is shallow, and we can not notice a major shift in a tidal change. ------------ Would you check this sentence? Thank you.
June 15, 2016

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The sandy area is 1.5 km in length, 40 km in width and has an area of 60,000 square meters. ------------------- Would you check the sentence an correct errors, please?
June 15, 2016

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After the opening of the sea, people can swim....though people can use the beach all the year round. (So in this case, can we use 'the expression' above? Do we have to put 'the' before 'opening'?)
June 15, 2016

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1. Also many events and festivals are held with (the) opening of the sea. (Is it correct? Do we ahve to sue 'the' here?) 2. The beach provides tourists with other attractions every year. ------------------- Are they grammatical?
June 15, 2016

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1. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died 5 years ago. However, he has been waiting for him. 2. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died 5 years ago. However, he has waited for him for a long time. 3. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died, but he has been waiting...
June 15, 2016

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1. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died 5 years ago. However, he has been waiting for him. 2. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died 5 years ago. However, he has waited for him for a long time. 3. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died, but, he has been ...
June 15, 2016

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1. granddad, granddaddy 2. grandad,grandaddy Which ones do we have to use?
June 14, 2016

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Do adults use grandma, grandpa, or granddad? Do children usually use the terms?
June 14, 2016

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1. I bought six-year old red ginseng. 2. I bought six-year-old red ginseng. (Which one is grammatical?) 3. He narrowly escaped being drowned. 4. He narrowly escaped from being drowned. (Are both the same and grammatical:?)
June 14, 2016

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1. I'll look over your application and call you in a few days. 2. I'll look thoroughly your application and call you in a few days. (Is 'look thoroughly' the opposite of 'look over'?) 3. I will look closely at your application. 4. I will take a close ...
June 14, 2016

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4. He visited his uncle. 5. He dropped by the bakery. 6. He came by the bakery.
June 14, 2016

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1. He called on his uncle. 2. He called at his uncle's (house). 3. He visited his uncle. 4. He visited his uncle's (house). 5. He dropped by the bakery/his grandma. 6. He came by the bakery/his grandma. 7. He paid a visit to his uncle. 8. He paid a visit to the bakery...
June 14, 2016

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The company profits ____________ by 5% last year. ------------------ Q1: What can be put in the blank? 1. grew 2. increased 3. ________ Q2: Is the sentence grammatical?
June 14, 2016

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1. The bird fell into the tree. 2. The bird fell in the tree. 3. The bird fell out of the tree. 4. The bird fell from the tree. 5. The bird fell off the tree. ---------------------- Are they all grammatical? Does 1 mean 2? Are the rest all the same in meaning?
June 13, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11:32pm. 1. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as planned. 2. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as it is planned. (Does #1 mean #2? Is 'it is' deleted?) 3. Lee was standing right behind her. 4. Lee was ...
June 13, 2016

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Why didn't Chuchu stay calm? 1. It was because Chuchu felt his old master was so close to him. 2. He felt his old master was so close to him. 3. He felt his old master was near him. 4. He felt his old master was in the subway. 5. He felt his old master was not far away. 6...
June 13, 2016

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1. When did master lose Chuchu? 2. Master lost Chuchu when they went out for a walk. 3. You must be master of your circumstances. --------------------------------- #2 is the answer to the question 1. Will you look at the word 'master'? There is no article before '...
June 13, 2016

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1. How did Chuchu notice that his old master was in the subway? - He could feel that his old master was there. 2. Think and talk about which person Chuchu should live. - I think Chuchu should live with his old master because he had been with his old master for a long time and ...
June 13, 2016

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1. After getting married, what did the master do? - He moved into a bigger house. 2. What is the master going to do for Chuchu? - He is going to take care of the pet. 3. When did the master lose Chuchu? - He lost Chuchu when they went out for a walk. 4. What happened to Chuchu...
June 13, 2016

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1. What are the synonyms of delicious? -They are yummy and tastey. 2. What is the antonym of delicious? - It is tasteless. ------------------------- Q1: Are the questions and answers correct? Q2: Do you have other common opposites of 'delicious' other than '...
June 13, 2016

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1. "He looks pale," she said. 2. "He looks pale," said she. 3. "He looks pale," said the girl. 4. "He looks pale," the girl said. ----------------- Which ones are grammatical? Do you have any rule regarding that?
June 13, 2016

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Somebody is knocking on the door outside. The person inside the house says, "Who is it?" -------------------- Why does he say 'Who is it?" What about "Who are you?" Can't we use "Who are you?" Do you have any difference between the ...
June 13, 2016

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1. What is the opposite of blurry? 2. What is the opposite for blurry? -It's clear. (Which question is right? Are both correct? Which preposition is commonly used?)
June 12, 2016

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1. He looks like he is in another world. 2. He looks like he has a lot of money. 3. He looks like he knows everything. 4. He looks like he is from America. 5. He looks like he is more than 20 years old. ---------------------- Are the sentence all correct? In these sentences, ...
June 11, 2016

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What should we do to live a healthy life? Let me tell you about what to do for a healthy life. First, we should eat healthy food to stay healthy. It is better to eat brown rice than white rice. Second, we should exercise regularly. I like playing badminton, so I play badminton...
June 11, 2016

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A baby is in a cradle. One of the boys is looking at the baby. He said, "_________" 1. It is smiling. 2. He is smiling. 3. She is smiling. ---------------------- Wich expression can he use? If the boy doesn't know whether the baby is a girl or a boy, does he have...
June 10, 2016

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1. Maybe it's a missing dog. 2. Maybe it's a stray dog. 3. Maybe it's a homeless dog. 4. Maybe it's a ownerless dog. -------------------- Are they the same in meaning? #1 seems to be the same as #2. Am I right? What about the others......Take care.
June 10, 2016

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1. The maste comes back. 2. A master comes back. 3. Master comes back. (Are they all grammatical? Can we use as in #3? In #3, 'master' is used as a proper noun? Am I right?) 4. "Yes, master." In the expression, 'master' is used in the vocative case. ...
June 10, 2016

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1. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as planned. 2. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as it is planned. (Does #1 mean #2? Is 'it is' deleted?) 3. Lee was standing right behind her. 4. Lee was standing just behind her. (Is 'right' the same ...
June 10, 2016

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1. He saw his bird fly free. 2. He saw his bird fly freely. (Which one should we use? Are both OK?) 3. They decided to call the baby Mark. 4. They decided to name the baby Mark. (Are both the same in meaning?) 5. My vision is blurry these days. 6. My eyesight is blurry these ...
June 10, 2016

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Chuchu is a pet dog. His master is an office worker. Master comes back. He is happy. Master got married. Master gave food to the dog. Is it good? Yes, master. It's delicious. ...................... Q1: Can we use "Master"? In the sentences, "Master' ...
June 10, 2016

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There are 10 English sentences. A person is asked to read all the sentences and translate them into Korean. He should read the first sentence and then he should translate into Korean. After that he should read the second sentence and then he should translate the second ...
June 8, 2016

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