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February 27, 2017

Posts by rfvv

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English
1. The professor stood at the lectern and gave his lecture. 2. The teacher stood at the teacher's table and began to teach. 3. The teacher stood at the lectern and began to teach. 4. The teacher stood at the lecture table and began to teach...
February 9, 2017

English
1. If you want to raise a counterargument about the argument/speech, raise your hands. 2. If you want to raise a rebuttal about the argument/speech, raise your hands. 3. If you want to raise a question about the argument/speech, raise your hands. 4. If you want to raise a ...
February 7, 2017

English
Welcome to the English debate. I'd like all of you to take part in this debate. The MC will preside. I'd like you, the speakers, to come to the front with desks and chairs and be seated on your chairs facing your classmates. On the right, three desks and chairs should ...
February 7, 2017

English
Welcome to the English debate. I'd like all of you to take part in this debate. The MC will preside over the debate. I'd like you, the speakers, to come to the front with desks and chairs and be seated on your chairs facing your classmates. On the right, three desks ...
February 7, 2017

Englsh
1. Speaker 1 will make a speech supporting watching TV. 2. Speaker 1 will make a speech supporting the advantages of watching TV. 3. Speaker 2 will make a speech dissupporting watching TV. 4. Speaker 2 will make a speech supporting the disadvantages of watching TV. (Are they ...
February 6, 2017

English
1. You can make a rebuttal against/with the speaker. 2. You can rebut against the speaker. 3. You can rebut the speaker. 4. You can rebut with the speaker. (In a debate, which one can be used when a person make a counterargument. Thank you.)
February 6, 2017

English
1. She will make a counterargument to the opposing team’s opinion and give a speech in opposition to watching TV. 2. She will make a counterargument for the oppsing team’s opinion and give a speech in opposition to watching TV. 3. She will make a counterargument ...
February 6, 2017

English
1. If you want to rebutt the speaker's claim, raise your hands. 2. If you want to make a rebuttal against the speaker's opinion, raise your hands. 3. If you want to raise a rebuttal with the speaker's point, raise your hands. -------------------------- Can we use ...
February 6, 2017

English
1. Speaker 1 is going to make "a" speech about drinking alcohol. 2. Speaker 1 is going to make "the" speech about drinking alcohol. (Do we have to use 'a' or 'the'? Are both okay? which one is commonly used?) 3. When he makes a speech, the ...
February 6, 2017

English
1. We are going to start/begin the class debate contest. 2. The school debate contest will be held soon. 3. Let's begin the school debate contest. 4. We'll have the school debate contest. ---------------------- Can a student use all the directions when he begins the ...
February 6, 2017

English
1. We are going to start/begin the class debate contest. 2. The school debate contest will be held soon. 3. Let's begin the school debate contest. ---------------------- Can a student use all the directions when he begins the debate as an MC? Do we have to use 'contest...
February 6, 2017

English
It's difficult to pronounce 'p' and 'f' together. Any ideas?
February 5, 2017

English
How do you pronounce 'hopeful'? Can we omit 'p' in rapid reading?
February 5, 2017

English
* Mattie’s first wish came true in 2001. -------------------- 1. in two thousand one 2. in two thousand and one (Can we read 'in 2001' in both ways?)
February 4, 2017

English
1. At the age of ten, he went abroad. 2. At age ten, he went abroad. 3. At aged ten, he went abroad. 4. When he was ten years of age, he went abroad. 5. At ten, he went abroad. ---------------------------- Can we use all the eapressions?
February 4, 2017

English
Thank you. Have a great weekend.
February 3, 2017

English
Thank you for your help. Would you check the following passage? I’d like the fifth speaker to come to the podium to give a speech in favor of watching TV. She will summarize her team’s argument. Thank you. Next, the last speaker will come to the podium and make a ...
February 3, 2017

English
1. The other student should make a counteragrument for the speaker's points after the argument. When the debate between the apeaker and some students finishes, the next speaker should come to the podium to deliver a speech. 2. The pros team is composed of three persons and...
February 3, 2017

Englih
1. The guests talked about a lot of topics on the talk show. 2. The guests talked about a lot of topics in the talk show. --------------------------- Which one is correct? Do we have to use 'on' here? 3. First speaker, come to the podium, please. And deliver a speach ...
February 3, 2017

English
I cannot find the example sentences with the structure "not ...a hundred percent" on the Internet.
February 2, 2017

English
1.I didn't finish the work a hundred percent. 2. I didn't finished the work completely. 3. I finished the work in part. 4. I didn't finished the work at all. -------------------- Are #1, #2 and #3 the same?#4 is not the same, right?
February 2, 2017

English
1. I don't like him a hundred percent. 2. I like him in part (partly). 3. I don't like him at all. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?) 4. I dislike him a hundred percent. 5. I like him partly. 6. I don't like him at all. (Does #4 mean #5 or #6? It is a little confusing in the...
February 2, 2017

English
Thank you for your help. One more similar question goes as follows. I have summarized a little. 1. I disagree with you a hundred percent. 1-1. I don't agree with you at all. (Are both the same?) 2. I don't agree with you a hundred percent. 2-1. I agree with part of ...
February 2, 2017

English
Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:59pm. 1. I totally disagree with you. 2. I completely disagree with you. 3. I entirely disagree with you. ( Do they mean that I don't agree with you at all?) (Are they grammatical? What is the difference in meaning? 4. I ...
February 2, 2017

English
1. Yes, that’s a good argument, but there needs to be a limit to how much money is awarded. ---------------------------- Is 'there needs to be a limit' grammatical? What toehr expressions can we use instead of it? 2. There is a limit to how much money is awarded. ...
February 2, 2017

English
1. As a smoker, you’re not only harming yourself, but also those around you. 2. As a smoker, you’re not only harming yourself, but also those who are around you. -------------------- Are both grammatical? Do you use Sentence 1 frequently?
February 1, 2017

English
1. I totally disagree with you. 2. I completely disagree with you. 3. I entirely disagree with you. ( Do they mean that I don't agree with you at all?) 4. I totally don't agree with you. 5. I completely don't agree with you. 6. I entirely don't agree with you...
February 1, 2017

English
Thank you.What about the following one? 2. I disagree with you a hundred percent. ------------------------------ Does #2 mean:_______? a. I cannot agree with you at all. b. I agree with part of what you said/believe, but not everything.
February 1, 2017

English
I can’t agree with you a hundred percent. ------------------------------ What does this sentence mean? 1. I cannot agree with you at all. 2. I agree with you, but not one hundred percent.
February 1, 2017

English
1. I agree with you that watching TV is a waste of time. 2. I agree with you about the statement that watching TV is a waste of time. 3. I agree that watching TV is a waste of time. ----------------------------- Q1: Are they all grammatical? Do they have the same meaning? Q2: ...
January 31, 2017

English
1. I totally disagree with you. 2. I totally don't agree with you. (Are both the same? Or are both different in meaning?)
January 31, 2017

Engish
1. I don't agree with the statement that ..... 2. I don't agree with the first point that .... 3. I don't agree with the first step that .... (Can we use all the expressions? Which noun should we use? After the opponent speaker made a speech, s speaker of the other...
January 31, 2017

English
1. They can offer skewed or biased view of events. 2. They can offer skewed or biased view about events. -------------------------------- (Can we use both 'of' and 'about'?) 3. I don't agree with you on/about the fact that ..... 4. I don't agree with ...
January 31, 2017

English
1.In my opinion, there are so many advertisements everywhere we go. ------------------------------ Q1: Can we use 'commercials' instead of 'advertisements'? Q2:Can we use 'no matter where' instead of 'everywhere'?
January 31, 2017

English
When we make a speech, which expressions do we have to use? 1. First, Second, Third, Fourth,(Last,) In short, 2. Firstly, Secondly, Thirdly, Fourthly,(Lastly,) To sum up,
January 31, 2017

English
1. I'd like to make a counterargement abainst the opposite team/opponent team. (Can we use both terms, 'oposite' and 'opponent') 2. We can watch various lectures and sermons on TV. Many motivators appear on TV and help us to set our goals and prepare for ...
January 31, 2017

English
Some people claim that television is the root of all evil, while others think of television as a best friend. Some blame the television for society's violence, consumerism, and misinformation, while others see it as a rich resource for education and global understanding...
January 30, 2017

English
1. Most of us never ask ourselves if and how television might hurting us. 2. Most never ask themselves if and how television might hurting them. 3. Most never ask themselves if and how television might hurting us. ..... Which ones are grammatically correct?
January 30, 2017

English
1. One of the most common ways to agree in English is to say "Yes" then go on to add another reason why you agree with "and…" 2. One of the most common ways to agree in English is to say "Yes," then go on to add another reason why you agree ...
January 30, 2017

English
Does "to make healthy or unhealthy choices" mean "choices about healthy food or unhealthy food"?
January 30, 2017

English
Well, I admit that junk food’s unhealthy. However, people have a right to make healthy or unhealthy choices. --------------------------- Is this sentence acceptable? Can we use 'healthy choice' or 'unhealthy choice' as in the sentence?
January 30, 2017

English
In my opinion, there are so many advertisements everywhere we go, but many/much of them are ineffective. ------------------------ Which one do we have to use, many or much?
January 30, 2017

English
1. Watching a variety of shows might expose us to things we might otherwise never come across in our own lives. (What is the meaning of 'come across' here? Some other similar expressions, please?) 2. We can bond over shared views by watching some TV shows together. (Is...
January 25, 2017

English
1. Most never ask ourselves if and how television might hurting us. (Do we have to use 'ourselves'? How about 'themselves' in place of 'ourselves'?) 2. Below you will find the costs and benefits of watching television. (Does 'costs' mean '...
January 25, 2017

English
Like, I know someone that has to watch TV every night before he sleeps in order to wind down. ------------------------ Q1. Does 'Like' mean 'You know' or 'Guess what'? Q2. Does 'wind down' mean 'relax'? Dow you use those expressions ...
January 24, 2017

English
1. Violence on television is more of a recent problem. (What other similar expressions can we use instead of 'more of'? Do you use 'more o' often?) 2. There is only so much (that)you can read in magazines and newspapers. (Can we insert 'that' in this ...
January 24, 2017

English
Now do you have any opinions different from the speaker? Raise your hands, please and let us know your different opinions. You can make a counterargument about the speaker’s insist. The speaker should point to one student, and then he or she should make a counterargument...
January 23, 2017

English
In English conversations, people often say that they agree or disagree with each other. There are many ways of agreeing or disagreeing and the "one" you use depends on how strongly you agree or disagree. --------------------- What does "one' refer to here?
January 23, 2017

English
1. He dislikes going to school. 2. He dislikes to go to school. (Are both grammatical? Which one is commonly used?)
January 20, 2017

English
1. He thought that by the year 2000, people could fly in personal airplanes and flying police officers would control airplanes in the air. 2. He thought that by the year 2000, people could fly "on" personal airplanes and flying police officers would control airplanes...
December 22, 2016

English
1. People always imagine the future to have machines that are magically helpful. 2. People always imagine the future to have "the" machines that are magically helpful. ----------------------------- Are both okay? Do we have to use 'the' or not in this ...
December 22, 2016

English
1. Some of his pictures seem to be close to what's happening now. 2. Some of his pictures seem close to what's happening now. 3. Some of his pictures seem to be close to the thing which is happening now. 4. Some of his pictures seem to be close to the things which are ...
December 22, 2016

English
1. There's nothing good on, anyway. With hundreds of channels available, viewers can spend hours just flipping channels trying to find something worthwhile. ------------------------------ This is one of the disadvantages of Watching TV. Are there any errors? Don't we ...
December 20, 2016

English
1. He said, "Where do you live?" 2. He asked where I lived. 3. He asked where we lived. 4. He asked where he lived. 4. He asked where she lived. 5. He asked where they lived. ----------------------------- Does #1 usually mean #2? What about the others? In Sentence 1...
December 15, 2016

English
1. I said to her, "Will you close the door?" -direct narration- 2. I told her that she would close the door. -indirect narration- 3. I asked/begged her to close the door? -indirect narration- --------------------------------- #1 can be changed into #3. What about #2...
December 15, 2016

English
1. Can you finish the work by next Monday? 2. Can you finish the work till next Monday? (Is #2 incorrect?) 3. Can you wait for me till/untill seven p.m.? 4. Can you wait for me by seven p.m.? (Is #4 incorrect?)
December 15, 2016

English
1. If I had a lot of money, I could buy a car. 2. If I could buy a house, I would be happy. 3. If I were a rich person, I could buy a smart phone. 3-2. If I " was" a rich person, I could buy a smart phone. -------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? ...
December 15, 2016

English
1. I want some friends to play soccer with. 2. I want some friends that I can play soccer with. 3. I want some friends that I will play soccer with. 4. I want some friends that I want to play soccer with. ------------------------------ Does #1 mean #2,3, or 4? Which one is ...
December 15, 2016

English
1. He said to me, "You will fail in the exam." -direct narration- 2. He told me that I should fail in the exam. -indirect narration- 3. He told me that I would fail in the exam. -indirect narration- --------------------------------- #1 can be changed into #2 or #3. ...
December 15, 2016

English
1. I had rather starve to death than steal. 2. I would rather starve to death than steal. 3. I had rather starve to death. 4. I would rather starve to death. 5. I had better starve to death than steal. 6. I had better starve to death. -------------------------------- Are they ...
December 15, 2016

English
1. I would rather die than surrender. 2. I would rather fail than cheat. 3. I would rather play games than study. 4. I would rather walk to work than go to work by car. ------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Do we have to use the base verb after 'than&#...
December 15, 2016

Engish
1. She must have been rich. 2. She cannot have been rich. 3. You should/ought to have come earlier. 4. He may have found the glasses. 5. He might have found the glasses. (They are all grammatical and talk about the past, right? By the way, what is the difference between #4 and...
December 15, 2016

English
1. She said to me that she was waiting for Tom. 2. She told me that she was waiting for Tom. -------------------------------- Is #1 incorrect?
December 14, 2016

English
1. Jake said, "I didn't like baseball when I was young." - dirct narration - 2. Jake said that he hadn't liked baseball when he had been young." - indirect narration - -------------------------------- Is the indirect narration correct?
December 14, 2016

English
1. I said to her, "Are you fond of swimming?" 2. He asked her if she was fond of swimming. 3. He asked her if she 'is' fond of swimming. ------------------------------- #1 can be changed into #2. What about #3? If we use 'is,' is it incorrect?
December 14, 2016

English
Thank you for your help. One more time, I'd like to post the structure 'prefer to' 1. I prefer him to her. 2. I prefer Ted to Jacob. 3. I prefer table tennis to soccer. 4. I prefer reading books to playing soccer. 5. I prefer to read books rather than (to) play ...
December 14, 2016

English
1. I prefer to play soccer with them. 2. I prefer playing soccer with them. (Are both grammatical?) 3. I prefer spring to fall. 4. I prefer palying tennis outdoors to reading books indoors. 5. I prefer to swim rather than read a novel. 6. I prefer to swim rather than to read a...
December 14, 2016

English
1. She didn't need to leave early. 2. She didn't have to leave early. 3. She needed not leave early. 4. He need not have done it. 5. He didn't need to do it. 6. He needed not to do it. ------------------------------ Are they all the same in meaning? What is the ...
December 14, 2016

English
1. She didn't need to leave early. 2. She didn't have to leave early. 3. She needed not leave early. ------------------------------ Are they all the same in meaning? What is the difference in meaning if any?
December 14, 2016

English
1. He likes growing flowers. 2. He likes growing a flower. 3. He likes growing the flower. (Are they all in generic use? I mean 'flowers, a flower, and the flower'.)
December 13, 2016

English
2-2. A flower shop is a shop where people buy the flower. (Is it grammatical? Is 'the flower' is used in generic use? I mean: Can we use 'a flower,' 'the flower,' 'flowers' here? Are they all in generic use? I think the plural form is commonly ...
December 13, 2016

English
Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:27am. 1. A flower shop is a shop where people buy flowers. 2. A flower shop is a shop where people buy a flower. 3. A flower shop is a shop that people buy flowers. 4. A flower shop is a shop people buy flowers. 5. A flower ...
December 13, 2016

English
6. A flower shop is a shop where people buy the flower. (What about this one? 'The' is used in this sentence before 'flower'.)
December 13, 2016

English
1. A flower shop is a shop where people buy flowers. 2. A flower shop is a shop where people buy a flower. 3. A flower shop is a shop that people buy flowers. 4. A flower shop is a shop people buy flowers. 5. A flower shop is a shop people buy some flowers...
December 13, 2016

English
1. We helped ourselves to all the food. (What is the meaning of 'helped' in this sentence?)
December 12, 2016

English
1. I believe the guilty person to be her. 2. I believe the guilty person to be she. 3. The guilty person is believed to be she by me. 4. The guilty person is believed to be her by me. --------------------- Which ones are correct? Do we have to use 'she' or 'her'?
December 12, 2016

English
1. I said, "where do you live?" 2. I asked where she lived. 3. I asked where he lived. 4. I asked where they lived. ---------------------------- Can #1 be changed into #2, 3, or 4?
December 11, 2016

English
1. She didn't need to leave early. 2. She didn't have to leave early. 3. She needed not to leave early. 4. She had not to leave early. --------------------------- Are they all the same and grammatical? Do you use #4 often?
December 11, 2016

English
1. She made herself up in front of the mirror. 2. She made up herself in front of the mirror. 3. She likes making up before the mirror. (Are they grammatical?) 4. She applied cosmetics on her face. 5. She applied makeup on her face. (Are both the same in meaning?)
December 7, 2016

English
1. The teams drew/tied the match five all. 2. The teams drew/tied the match five points each. 3. The teams drew/tied the match at five all. 4. The teams drew/tied the match at five points each. 5. The teams drew/tied the match at 5-5. 6. The teams drew/tied the match 5-5...
December 6, 2016

English
1. We went on a picnic at Riverside Park. 2. We went on a picnic at the Riverside Park. (Do you put 'the' before 'Riverside Park'?) 3. The lesson being over, we ran out of the room. 4. Because the lesson was over, we ran out of the room. 5. After the lesson was...
December 6, 2016

English
My correction is as follows. 1. There was a tug-of-war on the playground. The teams drew at 2-2. 2. They did a tug-of-war in the playing field. The game ended in a draw. 3. They played tug-of-war at the playground. Class 2-1 won the game at 3-2.
December 6, 2016

English
1. There was a tug-of-war on the playground. The teams drew at 2-2. 2. They did a tug-of-war in the playing field. The game ended in draw. 3. They played the tug-of war at the playground. Class 2-1 won the game at 3-2. (Would you check the sentences? I need your corrections. ...
December 6, 2016

English
1. The street is closed for construction. 2. The city has closed the street for construction. 3. They have closed the street for construction. (What is the suitable active voice of #1?) 4. The door was shut. 5. He had shut the door. 6. They had shut the door. (Which one is the...
December 6, 2016

English
1. Canand lost the game against/with England at 2 to 3. 2. Canada won the game against/with England at two to three. 3. Canada won the game against/with England at 2-2. ----------------- Are they correct? Would you let me know correct expressions?
December 6, 2016

English
1. Canada drew/tied the game against England at 1-1. 2. Canada drew/tied the game against England 1-1. 3. Canada drew/tied the game against England at one to one. 4. Canada drew/tied the game against England one to one. -------------------------- Q1: Can we use all the ...
December 6, 2016

English
1. She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes. 2. She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes. ------------------------ In the song, 'round' is used in #1. In British English, 'round is used with action verbs. However, what about in American...
December 5, 2016

English
Hello. Thank you for your help. I'd like to think of a stative passive and an active passive. 1. He has closed the shop. 2. He closed the shop and it is closed. (The meaning of #1 is #2. There was an action and then there was a state: an action + a state here.) 3. The shop...
December 5, 2016

English
From this morning, the rain will set in all over the country. ------------------------------- What is the meaning of 'set' in this sentence? Is 'set' used together with 'in' as in this sentence?
December 4, 2016

P.E.
Is this one a roller board? Beneath the board, there are rollers. Children like to ride on this board in the park. They can go faster because of the rollers beneath the board. Could you let me see the photo of 'roller board'? Thank you.
December 4, 2016

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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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