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December 4, 2016

Posts by rfvv

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1. I fell asleep with the computer turned on. 2. It is difficult to get to the place because of bad weather. 3. It is difficult to get to the place because of the bad weather. -------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Do we need to put 'the' before &#...
December 3, 2016

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1. We have painted our house gren. 2. Our house have been painted green. 3. Our house is painted gren. ( #1 is an active voice sentence. #2 is a passive voice sentence of #1. In #2, action is stressed. #3 is a passive voice sentence of #1. In #3, state is stressed. Is this ...
December 2, 2016

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1. The gate is shut at 7. 2. The gate gets shut at 7. 2-2. The gate grows shut at 7. 2-3. The gate becomes shut at 7. (Can we use all the verbs? are they the same in meaning?) 3. The gate is shut now. 4. The gate stands shut now. 5. The gate lies shut now. 6. The gate remains ...
December 2, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 1:03pm. 1. The road is closed for construction. (What is the active voice sentence of #1?) 2. The city has closed the road for construction. 3. The city closes the road for construction. •English - Writeacher, Wednesday, ...
December 2, 2016

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1. It seems that the two years was a long time for you. 2. It seems the two years was a long time for you. 3. It seems like the two years was a long time for you. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Which one is commonly used? Can we omit 'that' as in...
December 2, 2016

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1. Cathy said that she would be here later. ---------------------------- In this sentence, does 'she' refers to 'Cathy' or "another female person"?
December 1, 2016

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1. You don't have to go there. 2. You have not to go there. (In British English, is #2 the same as #1?) 3. There were five men in the room. One was old and the others were young. 4. There were five men in the room: One was old and the others were young. 5. There were five ...
December 1, 2016

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1. He looked at himself in the mirror. (Does 'in the mirror' modify 'himself' or 'looked'?) 2. I had my picture taken by the photographer. 3. I had the photographer take my picture. (Are both grammatical? Does #2 can be changed into #3?)
December 1, 2016

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1. The gate is shut at 7. 2. The gate gets shut at 7. 3. The gate grows shut at 7. 4. The gate becomes shut at 7. (Are they all the same in meaning?) 5. The gate is shut now. 6. The gate stands shut now. 7. The gate lies shut now. 8. The gate remains shut now. 9. The gate ...
November 30, 2016

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There are three teams in a classroom. 1. This question is for Team 1. 2. Only Team 2 can answer this question. 2-2. Only students in Team 2 can answer this question. (Do we have to put 'the' before 'students'?) 3. This one is for Team 3 students. 4. Team 1 ...
November 29, 2016

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1. The fan is above the desk. (Can we use 'above' any time when the fan is on the ceiling, for example, in each corner. When the fan is directly over the desk, can we use "over" as in the sentence? Can we use 'above' when the fan is in each corner of ...
November 29, 2016

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1. The fan is above the desk. (Can we use 'above' any time when the fan is on the ceiling, for example, in each corner. When the fan is directly over the desk, can we use "over" as in the sentence? Can we use 'above' when the fan is in each corner of ...
November 29, 2016

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1. She put a blanket over the sleeping baby. 2. She put a blanket on the sleeping baby.
November 28, 2016

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1. She put a blanket over the sleeping baby. 2. She put a blanket on teh sleeping baby. (Can we use both over and on? What is the difference between them?)
November 28, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:17pm. Oh Lordy, how my heart grows weary, far from the old folks at home. --------------------------------- This is a sentence in the song "Swanee River. Q1: " What is the meaning of "Lordy" here? Is Lordy ...
November 28, 2016

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1. It appears that there has been a mistake. 2. There appears to have been a mistake. 3. It happened that she was out when we called. 4. She happened to be out when we called. 5. It chanced (that) they were staying at the same hotel. 6. They chanced to be staying at the same ...
November 28, 2016

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1. It seems that he is rich. (Is the that clause a subjective complement?) 2. My car is similar to yours. 3. My car resembles yours. 4. My car takes after yours. 5. My car looks like yours. 6. My car is like yours. (Are the five sentences all the same in meaning? Which ones ...
November 28, 2016

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There is a crib next to the wall. There is a picture on the wall. In this case, do we use #1? In this case, #1 is not the same as #2. Is that right? #4 is not suitable, either. 1. The picture is above the crib. 2. The picture is over the crib. 3. The crib is below the picture...
November 26, 2016

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1. The fluorescent lamp is over the desk. 2. An ant is beneath the table. 3. The cat is under the table. 4. A book is on the table. ----------------------- Does #1 mean that the fluorescent lamp is right above the table? If the fluorescent lamp is in the corner and the lamp is...
November 26, 2016

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On the hill, there is a house. When we walk down a little, there is a lake. In that case, we can say as follows. 1. The house is above the lake. 2. The house is over the lake. 3. The lake is below the house. 4. The lake is under the house. In this case, #1 and #3 are right. ...
November 26, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 4:44am. 1. Korea drew the game against Japan. 2. Korea tied the game against Japan. 3. Korea and Japan drew in the game. 4. Korea and Japan tied in the game. 5. The game between Korea and Japan ended/finished in a draw. 6. The ...
November 26, 2016

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1. Raise your hands on your head. 2. Raise your hans over your head. 3. Raise yor hands above your head. ----------------------------- (What will be the right position after the listeners do as they are told? Are the following positions right?) In #1, the hands will be on ...
November 25, 2016

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1. There used to be a traffic cop on the corner. 2. There used to be a traffic officer on the corner. 3. There used to be a traffic police cop on the corner. 4. There used to be a traffic police officer on the corner. ---------------------------- Can we use #3 and #4?
November 25, 2016

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1. Can you imagine people can fly to mars in the future? ------------------- Can we use "believe, guess, suppose, think, and consider" instead of 'imagine? 2. Put on the helmet for safety. 3. Wear the helmet for safety. (Are they all the same in meaning? Can we ...
November 25, 2016

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1. You should draw water from a well. 2. You should draw water out of a well. (Are both the same?) 3. The man magically pulled a bird out of his hat. 4. The man magically pulled a bird from his hat. (Are both grammatical?) 5. I don't have a lot of money in the present. 6. ...
November 25, 2016

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1. famous: be known by many people in many places. 2. famous: be known to many people in many places. ------------------------ word: definition Do we have to use 'be known by' ot 'be known to'
November 25, 2016

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1. Yosemite is famous for its natural wonders. 2. We arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon. ===================== In the sentences above, what does "Yosemite" mean? Is it Yosemite Valley or Yosemite National Park? - Anonymous, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 1:05am ...
November 25, 2016

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When did they arrive at Yosemite? 1. They arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon on July 20. 2. They arrived at Yosemite on the afternoon of July 20. ----------------------- Which answer is right?
November 25, 2016

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3. The restaurant is a long way from here. 4. The restaurant is far from here. (Thank you...I made a mistake. There is no 'away' in #4. What about Sentence 4 without "away'? 'Far off' and 'Far away' seem to be used in a positive sentence, don&#...
November 24, 2016

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Thank you for your help. I have one more similar set related to 'a long way' and 'far.' Which one do you use frequently?In a grammar book here, #2 and #4 are regarded as incorrect sentences because 'far' is used in a positive sentence. Is that ...
November 24, 2016

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1. The store is far away from here. 2. The store is far off from here. 3. The store is a long way away from here. 4. The store is a long way off from here. --------------- Are they all grammatical? Far is used in a negative sentence and in a question. A long way is used in a ...
November 24, 2016

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1. We went far. 2. We went a long way. 3. The restaurant is far from here. 4. The restaurant is a long way from here. 5. The restaurant is not far from here. 6. The restaurant is not a long way from here. 7. How far is it from here to the restaurant? 8. It is 100 meters...
November 24, 2016

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Thank you. How do you read " March 29" 1. March twenty-nine 2. March twenty-ninth
November 23, 2016

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Q1. Does a recipient's address mean a receiver's address? Q2. Are the following all correct? They are for the date under the sender's address? 1. 29/4/92 2. 29th March 1992 3. 29 March 1992 4. 4/29/92 5. March 29th, 1992 6. March 29, 1992 (#1,2, and 3 seem to be ...
November 23, 2016

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Thank you. I corrected errors. The Personnel Manager Cratex Ltd. 21 Firstside Road Birmingham B15 2RX
November 23, 2016

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The Personal Manager Cratex Ltd. 21 Firside Road Birmingham B15 2RX --------------------------- This is a recipient's address for a formal letter. What is the meaning of "B15 2RX"? This one is from the UK for a formal letter sample.
November 23, 2016

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I corrected some errors. 80 Green Road Moseley Birmingham B13 9PL -------------------------- This is a sender's address. What is the meaning of 'B13 9PL'? This address for a formal letter is from the UK?
November 23, 2016

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80 Green Road Mosely Birmingham B13 9PL -------------------------- This is a sender's address. What is the meaning of 'B13 9PL'? This address for a formal letter is from the UK>
November 23, 2016

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I understand your explanation. I found my mistake. You could delete this posting.
November 23, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 12:22pm. An airplane is a vehicle with wings and one or more engines that enable it to fly through the air ----------------------- In this sentence, what does 'it' refer to? Does 'it' refer to 'an airplane'...
November 23, 2016

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1. He was flying above the clouds. 2. He was flying over the clouds. (Are both the same in meaning?) 3. The bird is flying to the south above the clouds. 4. The bird is flying to the south over the clouds. (Is there any diferences between them?) 5. The balloon is moving above ...
November 23, 2016

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1. Spring is still a long way off. 1-2. Spring is still a long way away. 2. Spring is still far off. 3. Spring is still far away. ------------------------------- Can we use all the sentences?
November 23, 2016

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1. I still could not understand him. 2. I still don't understand. 3. He was still waiting for her . 4. He has still been looking for the kid. ----------------------------- Is the position of 'still' correct? Are they all acceptable in terms of grammar?
November 23, 2016

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1. I happened to meet he on the sidewalk. 2. I chanced to meet her on the sidewalk. 3. I met her on the sidewalk by chance. 4. I met her on the sidewalk by accident. 5. I met her on the sidewalk by happen. ------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? What about #5? Is...
November 23, 2016

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1. The helicopter is flying over the clouds. 2. The helicopter is flying above the clouds. ----------------------------- What is the difference between them?
November 23, 2016

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They are closings at the end of a letter 1. Yours sincerely 2. Sincerely 3. Sincerely yours 4. Faithfully yours 5. Faithfully 6. Truly yours 7. Truly ------------------------ I know that 'Sincerely' is used. What about #5 and #7? Can they be used as closings? Are #2, #...
November 23, 2016

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1. He raised his arms above his head. 2. He raised his arms over his head. (Can we use both over and above? Do they have the same meaning?) 3. The sun's coming up above the mountain. 4. The sun's coming up over the mountain. (Can we use both over and above? Do they ...
November 22, 2016

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1. She looked back on the past without regret. 2. She recalled the past without regret. 3. She recollected the past without regret. ------------------------------ Are they all the same? What other phrases do you frequently use instead of 'looked back on'?
November 22, 2016

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An airplane is a vehicle with wings and one or more engines that enable itself to fly through the air -------------- Thank you for your help. If 'it' refers to 'a device', don't we use 'itself'?
November 22, 2016

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An airplane is a vehicle with wings and one or more engines that enable it to fly through the air ----------------------- In this sentence, what does 'it' refer to? Does 'it' refer to 'an airplane' or 'a device'?
November 22, 2016

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1. She wears light makeup that looks natural. 2. She puts on light makeup that looks natural. 3. She is wearing light makeup that looks natural. 4. She is putting on light makeup that looks natural. ----------------------- Are they all gramatical? Any diferences?
November 22, 2016

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7. He follow me wherever. 8. He follows me everywhere. (Is #7 grammatical? #8 is right.)
November 22, 2016

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-------------------- 1. Everywhere you go, you will find the same thing. 2. Wherever you go, you will find the same thing. 3. No matter where you go, you will find the same thing. Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is popuplar? •English - Writeacher, Sunday, ...
November 22, 2016

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You will see what kinds of things you can do in each city. ------------------------- Does 'see' mean 'understand' or 'take a look at with eyes' in this sentence?
November 21, 2016

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1. He has written this novel in easy English. (active) 2. This novel is written in easy English.? (passive) 3. This novel has been written in easy English.(passive) 4. He has lost his pen.(active) 5. His pen has been lost by him.(passive) 6. His pen is lost by him.(passive) 7...
November 21, 2016

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1. I am already late. 2. I have already been late. 3. It was already late. 4. It had already been late. 5. It has already been late. ---------------------------- Can we use all the expressions?
November 21, 2016

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1. Their mother dressed the children every morning. => The children were dressed every morning by their mother.? 2. He had dressed himself in the latest fashion. => He was dressed in the latest fashion. ------------------------- active voice => passive voice Was the ...
November 21, 2016

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1. He wrote this novel last year. => This novel was written last year. 2. He has written this novel in easy English. => This novel is written in easy English.? 3. He lost two pens last week. => Two pens were lost last week.? 4. He has lost two pens . => Two pens ...
November 21, 2016

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1. Please be quiet and draw your attention to me. 2. Please be quiet and pay your attention to me.
November 21, 2016

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1. Please be quiet and draw you attention to me. 2. Please be quiet and pay you attention to me. (Can we use 'pay' instead of 'draw'? Do you have some other similar verbs?)
November 21, 2016

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1. Korea drew the game against Japan. 2. Korea tied the game against Japan. 3. Korea and Japan drew in the game. 4. Korea and Japan tied in the game. 5. The game between Korea and Japan ended/finished in a draw. 6. The game between Korea and Japan ended/finished in a tie...
November 21, 2016

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There are meat sticks, fruit sticks and insect sticks there.
November 20, 2016

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1. What animals live a lot in Canada? - Many beavers live in Ottawa. (Is this question or answer correct?) 2. What kinds of stick food are there on Wangfujing Street? - There are meat, fruit, insect, and even starfish sticks. (Is this question or answer correct?) 3. What kinds...
November 20, 2016

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1. control: to have the power / to make decisions / and decide what will happen to something 2. control: to have / the power to make decisions / and decide what will happen to something -------------------- Where should we put a pause?
November 20, 2016

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1. Everywhere you go, you will find the same thing. 2. Wherever you go, you will find the same thing. 3. No matter where you go, you will find the same thing. -------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is popuplar?
November 20, 2016

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1. All up and down the whole creation, sadly I roam, still longing for the old plantation and for the old folks at home. 2. All up and down the whole creation, sadly I roam, and I still longing for the old plantation and for the old folks at home. 3. All up and down the whole ...
November 19, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:17pm. Oh Lordy, how my heart grows weary, far from the old folks at home. --------------------------------- This is a sentence in the song "Swanee River. Q1: " What is the meaning of "Lordy" here? Is Lordy ...
November 19, 2016

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1. Thank you very much and see you again. 2. Thank you so much and see you later. 3. Thank you for your guidance and see you next time. 4. Thank you for your explanation and take care. 5. Thank you for your kindness and so long. --------------------------- After visiting Dokdo...
November 19, 2016

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1. We are flying above the clouds. 2. We are flying over the clouds. (Are both O? Which one is better?) 3. It seems that they know what they are doing. (What does 'it' refer to in this sentence?)_
November 18, 2016

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1. England and France drew/tied in the game. 2. The game between England and France ended in a draw/tie. 3. England drew the game against/with France at one to one. 3-1. England drew the game against/with France one to one. 3-2. England drew the game against/with France at 1-1...
November 18, 2016

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1. Belgium drew the game against England. 2. Belgium won the game against England. 3. Belgium lost the game against England. ------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? What other verbs can we use instead of 'draw'?
November 18, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 1:01am. 1. Did you apply the cosmetics on your face? 2. Did you wear the cosmetics on your face? 3. Did you put the cosmetics on your face? (Are all correct and the same? Can we use 'lotion' instead of 'cosmetics?) &#...
November 18, 2016

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1. I believe him to be sincere. 2. I believe him to go there. 3. I imagine him to be sincere. 4. I imagine him to go there. 5. I guess him to be sincere. 6. I guess him to go there. 7. I suppose him to be sincere. 8. I suppose him to go there. 9. I think him to be sincere. 10...
November 18, 2016

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1. What is it like to live in the future? - It is like watching a magic show to live in the future. 2. What will it be like to live in the future? - It will be like watching a magic show to live in the future. 3. What would it be like to live in the future? - It would be like ...
November 17, 2016

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Thank you. I corrected some. 1. How many islands are in Dokdo? - There are 91 islands in Dokdo. 2. How many islands are there in Dokdo? - There are 91 islands in Dokdo. 3. How many islands does Dokdo have? - It has 91 islands. 4. How many islands is Dokdo made up of? - There ...
November 17, 2016

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1. How many islands are on Dokdo? - There are 91 islands on Dokdo. 2. How many islands are there on Dokdo? - There are 91 islands on Dokdo. 3. How many islands does Dokdo have? - It has 91 islands. 4. How many islands is Dokdo made up of? - There are 91 islands on Dokdo. - It ...
November 17, 2016

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Thank you for your help. I corrected some errors. Thank you for your help. What about 1-2? Can it be a "passive" voice sentence for #2? 1. The road is closed for construction. 1-2. The road has been closed for construction. 2. The city has closed the road for ...
November 17, 2016

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1. The road is closed for construction. (What is the active voice sentence of #1?) 2. The city has closed the road for construction. 3. The city closes the road for construction. •English - Writeacher, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 3:24pm I'd say #2 is the active ...
November 17, 2016

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1. I arrived at the hospital at 7 p.m. 2. I arrived at the hospital at around 7 p.m. 3. I arrived at the hospital around 7 p.m. --------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Can we use 'at around' as in "Sentence 2"? Thank you. You mean all are ...
November 17, 2016

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1. I arrived at the hospital at 7 p.m. 2. I arrived at the hospital at around 7 p.m. 3. I arrived at the hospital around 7 p.m. --------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Can we use 'at around' as in Sentence 3?
November 17, 2016

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1. My family used to live in Seoul. 2. My family used to live in the city, Seoul. 3. My family used to live in Seoul, the city. (Are the three sentences all grammatical?)
November 17, 2016

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2. Take a look at this rock in this picture. It looks like an elephant drinking water. What is this one called? - It is called elephant Rock. 3. This is a postbox, which is below/under the marker. People can send letters to the residents and police officers on Dokdo. What'...
November 17, 2016

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1. Look at the structure in this picture. It is on the left side of the flagpole in the picture on/of page 163. This one is used for helicopters. Helicopters take off and land here. What is this place? It is a heliport. (Would you check the sentences in this passage? Which one...
November 17, 2016

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1. This one was inscribed on the rock in Chinese letters. 2. This word was inscribed on the rock in Chinese letters by the person from Chicago. (Thank you. Are the two sentences grammatical?)
November 16, 2016

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This one was carved/inscrubed in/on this rock in Chinese letters. (Is this sentence right? Which one should I use?)
November 16, 2016

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1. May I have your student ID card number? 2. May I have your student ID number? (Are both correct? Do you omit 'card' frequently?)
November 16, 2016

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1. You had lunch already. 2. You already had lunch. 3. You have already had lunch. 4. You have had lunch already. --------------------- Are they all grammatical and the same in meaning? Which one is commonly used?
November 16, 2016

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1. School education is important for students. 2. School education is important to students. (Do we have to use 'for' or 'to'? are both OK? Which one is commonly used?)
November 16, 2016

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1. The road is closed for construction. (What is the active voice sentence of #1?) 2. The city has closed the road for construction. 3. The city closes the road for construction.
November 16, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 5:39pm. 1. Seoul is the city. My family used to live in Seoul. 2. Seoul is the city where my family used to live. 3. Seoul where my family used to live is the city. ------------------------------------ #1 can be changed into #2 by...
November 15, 2016

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1. It wasn't dark yet. 2. It wasn't yet dark. 3. It was already dark. 4. It was dark already. ---------------------------- Thank you for your help. Are they all grammatical? 'Yet' seems to be placed at the end of a sentence. What about #2?
November 15, 2016

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1. I have been there already. 2. I have already been there. 3. I was already there. 4. Already I was there. ------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Which ones are commonly used? Do we have to use the present tense or the simple past tense?
November 15, 2016

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1. Just remember to give it back in a week. 2. Just remember to turn it back in a week. 3. Just remember to return it in a week. 4. Just remember to bring it back in a week. ---------------------- Let's pretend a librarian said as in the above. Are they all possible?
November 14, 2016

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How is the weather in L.A.? 1. It's sunny and hot this time of year. 2. It's sunny and hot this time of the year. 3. It's sunny and hot at this time of year. 4. It's sunny and hot at this time of the year. ------------------------- Which ones are grammatical? ...
November 14, 2016

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Dokdo is made up of two main islands, Dongdo and Seodo, and 89 small islands. Dongdo and Seodo are very small. Only a few residents live there and there are more than 30 police officers who guard Dokdo.
November 14, 2016

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1. The weather was so nice when I got to Dokdo. 2. The weather was so nice when I arrived at Dokdo. 3. The weather was so nice when I arrived in Dokdo. 4. The weather was so nice when I reached Dokdo. --------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which one ...
November 14, 2016

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Thank you for your help. What about 'at the present'?
November 14, 2016

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1. I was poor in the past. 2. I am not so rich in the present/at present. 3. I will be rich in the future. ------------------------------ Are they all grammatical? Can we use both 'in the present' and 'at present'? How about 'at the present'? Which one ...
November 14, 2016

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1. How do you pronounce 'helpful'? It's a little difficult to pronounce, so we can delete the 'p' sound in normal pronunciation. Is that right?
November 14, 2016

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Thank you for your help. Then don't we need to put a comma as follows? 1. Write the names of the four parts of an English letter, using the words in the box. 2. Look at the photos and complete the sentences, using the relative adverb, where.
November 14, 2016

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