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September 26, 2016

Posts by rfvv

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I saw my picture on your blog, but I don't like it. I feel uncomfortable about it. ------------------------------ In these sentences, what does 'it' refer to? 1. my picture 2. your uploading my picture to your blog 3. or else....
September 25, 2016

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1. When did they arrive at Yosemite? - They arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon on July 20. 1-2. When did they arrive at Yosemite? - They arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon on July 20, Friday. 1-3. When did they arrive at Yosemite? - They arrived at Yosemite in the ...
September 24, 2016

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1. Is John Hajun¡¯s gold friend or silver friend? He is Hajun¡¯s gold friend. 2. What do you want to do in Yosemite? I want to go fishing. 3. How many close friends do you have? I have five close friends. 4. Have you ever been to the States? No, I haven&...
September 24, 2016

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1. I'm watching TV. 2. I'm watching the TV. ------------------------------ Which one is grammatical?
September 23, 2016

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1. He admitted driving carelessly. 2. He admitted having driven caressly. 3. He admitted having met the girl. 4. He admits having eaten the bread. 5. He admitted breaking the window. 6. He admitted having broken the window. * Thank you for your help. I corrected an error.
September 22, 2016

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1. He admitted driving carelessly. 2. He admitted having driven caressly. (Are both grammatical? What's the difference?) 3. He admitted having me the girl. 4. He admits having eaten the bread. 5. He admitted breaking the window. 6. He admitted having broken the window. (...
September 22, 2016

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1. I like joining a chat room and talking with foreigners in English. 2. I entered a chat room on line and chatted with a native speaker for a long time. 3. I took part in chat rooms and had a conversation with foreigners. --------------------------------- Are the expressions ...
September 21, 2016

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1. To be poor, he could not buy the sports car. 2. Being poor, he could not buy the sports car. -------------------------------- Which one is correct? Is #1 correct grammatically?
September 21, 2016

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1. The sun having set, we started for home. 2. After the sun had set, we started for home. 3. Because the sun had set, we started for home. ----------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? 4. The sun set, so we started for home. 5. The sun had set, so we started for home. (Which...
September 21, 2016

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1. The sun having set, we started for home. 2. After the sun had set, we started for home. 3. Because the sun had set, we started for home. ----------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? 4. The sun set, so we started for home. 5. The sun had set, so we started for home. (Which...
September 21, 2016

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1. As it became darker, he turned the light on. 2. When it became darker, he turned the light on. 3. Because it became darker, he turned the light on. 4. After it became darker, he turned the light on. -------------------------------------- What does #1 mean? #2, 3, or 4?
September 21, 2016

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1. Let's sit round the campfire. 2. Let's sit around the campfire. (Can we use both 'around' and 'round'?) 3. He is skipping in the park. 4. He is jumping rope in the park. (Does 'skipping' mean 'jumping rope? Are both OK?)
September 20, 2016

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1. What do you use the Internet for? 2. What for do you use the Internet? 3. Why do you use the Internet? -------------------------- Which question is commonly use? Are they all grammatical? In casual situation, which one is used?
September 20, 2016

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1. Change the imperative sentences into more polite expressions beginning with "Do you mind if..." 2. When I say a sentence, you should say a more polite sentence beginning with 'Do you mind..." 3. _________________________________...
September 19, 2016

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1. I'd like you to get my permission next time. 2. I'd like you to ask my permission next time. 3. I'd like you to ask for my permission next time before uploading my photos. ================================ Are the sentences grammatical?
September 19, 2016

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1. Do you want to stop practice? 2. Do you want to stop practicing soccer? 3. He sent a message to Tom about the photos uploaded on the website. ------------------------------- Are the sentences all grammatical? Would you check the please?
September 19, 2016

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1. Mina uploaded Yujin's photo on the school website without her permission. 2. She uploaded her photo imitating monkeys. 3. She didn't ask Yujin if she could upload her photo. 4. She didn't delete the photo right away. --------------------------- Would you check ...
September 18, 2016

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1. Will you summarize the passage? 2. Will you tell us summary of the passage? 3. Will you make a summary of the passage and say it to us? 4. Will you tell us about the summary of the reading text? 5. Will you summarize the passage and say it out loud in front of the ...
September 18, 2016

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1. What will you do if you visit one of the four cities? Write a short passage about your trip. 2. What would you like to do if you visit one among the four cities in this passage? Write a short essay related to the trip with more than 10 sentences. 3. If you travel to one of ...
September 18, 2016

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1. We have talked about the street foods in the four cities. Which street food do you like most among the street foods in the four cities? - I like fruit sticks the most because they are delicious and nutritious. (Is the question or the answer grammatical? In this case, do we ...
September 17, 2016

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1. Boys are better at math than girls. 2. He is the best at math of all the students in his class. (Are both grammatical?)
September 17, 2016

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1. She was listening to the radio, and she was writing a letter. 2. She listened to the radio, and she was writing a letter. (Are both ok? Which one is the better of the two?) 1-1. While she was listening to the radio, she was writing a letter. 2-1. While she listened to the ...
September 17, 2016

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1. What will you do if you visit one of the four cities? Write a short passage about your trip. 2. What would you like to do if you visit one among the four cities in this passage? Write a short essay related to the trip with more than 10 sentences. 3. If you travel to one of ...
September 16, 2016

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1. I received three pieces of junk mail yesterday. 4. I got three pieces of spam mail yesterday. 6. I receive much spam/junk mail every day. (Thank you for your help.)
September 16, 2016

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1. I received three junk mails yesterday. 2. I received three junk mail yesterday. 3. I got three spam mails yesterday. 4. I got three spam mail yesterday. 5. I received many spam/junk mails every day. 6. I receive much spam/junk mail every day. ----------------------------- ...
September 16, 2016

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1. My brother is in the library, reading a book. 2. My brother is in the library, reading books. 3. My brother is in the library, reading one book. ----------------------------------- What is the difference between #1 and #2? Does #1 mean #3? Or Is 'a book' in generic ...
September 16, 2016

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There are some pairs which are composed of a picture and a sentence with a blank. Correspond seems to be 'to be suitable.'
September 16, 2016

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1. Complete the sentences to correspond with each other. 2. Complete the sentences which correspond with each other. 3. Complete the sentences corresponding with each other. 4. Complete the sentences so as to correspond with each other. 5. Complete the sentences so that the ...
September 16, 2016

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1. I regretted not going abroad. = I regretted that I hadn't gone abroad. (Are both the same?) 2. I regretted to go abroad. = I regretted that I would go abroad. ( Are both the same?)
September 16, 2016

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1. This morning, I walked to school, feeling embarrassed. 2. While, this morning, I walked to school, I felt embarrassed. 3. While I walked to school, I felt embarrassed this morning. 4. This morning, while I walked to school, I felt embarrassed. ===================== Which ...
September 16, 2016

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1. It is no use crying over spilt milk. (Does 'it' refer to 'crying ....'?) 2. Walking alone at night is dangerous. 3. It is dangerous to walk alone at night. 4. It is dangerous walking alone at night. (Are the three sentences the same? Which one is commonly ...
September 15, 2016

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1. Which street food do you like most among (the) four street food(s)? - I like fruit sticks the most because they are delicious and nutritious. (Do we have to use the definite article? Do we have to use 'food' or 'foods' here?) 2. We have talked about street ...
September 13, 2016

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1. When he was in the living room, he started to watch TV. 2. Being in the living room, he started to watch TV. 3. In the living room, he started to watch TV. (Are the three sentences the same? Can we use that way? If we delete 'Being,' we can get #3. Does #2 mean #3?)
September 12, 2016

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1. While they made fun of my pose, some students posted a lot of unkind comments. 2. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments while they made fun of my pose, ------------------------------------- Thank you for your help. Are both the same in meaning...
September 12, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5:56pm. Oh, Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me For I come from Alabama With my banjo on my knee ------------------------------------- What is the meaning of the sentences? 1. Don't cry for me, because I've come from ...
September 11, 2016

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1. You can take every my book. 2. You can take every book of mine. 3. You can take all my books. (Which ones are correct? Are they all the same in meaning?)
September 11, 2016

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1. He is a my friend. (X) 2. He is a friend of mine.(O) (Does 'mine' refers to 'my friends'?) 3. Look at my that book. (X) 4. Look at that book of mine. (o) (Does 'mine' refer to 'my books'? 5. They are some my books. 6. They are some books of ...
September 11, 2016

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1. Though the baby was left alone, she didn¡¯t cry. 2. Left alone, the baby didn't cry. ====================================== Can #1 be changed into #2? In #1, the baby was a girl, but in #2, we cannot know the gender of the baby. In this case, what is the ...
September 10, 2016

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1. I called Emily, walking along the river. 2. I called Emily while I was walking along the river. 3. I called Emily, and she(=Emily) was walking along the river. 4. I called Emily, and I was walking along the river. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2, 3, or 4? Which one ...
September 10, 2016

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Oh, Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me For I come from Alabama With my banjo on my knee ------------------------------------- What is the meaning of the sentences? 1. Don't cry for me, because I've come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee. 2. Are you crying now? ...
September 9, 2016

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1. Because he had no money, I lent him some money. 2. He having no money, I lent him some money. (Are both the same? Can we use #2?) 3. Because Dave was hungry, I gave him some bread. 4. Dave being hungry, I gave him some bread. 5. Dave hungry, I gave him some bread. (Are they...
September 9, 2016

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1. Oh, Susanna Oh, I came from Alabama with my banjo on my knee, --------------------------------------- 2. Oh, Susanna Oh, I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee, ================================ There seem to be many versions for the famous song "Oh, susanna."...
September 9, 2016

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1. If the weather permits, I'll go camping. 2. If weather permits, I'll go camping. 3. The weather permitting, I'll go camping. 4. Weather permitting, I'll go camping. --------------- Do we have to use 'the' or not in the sentences? Which ones are ...
September 7, 2016

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1. Because she knows the fact, she will not invite him. 2. Knowing the fact, she will not invite him. 3. Having known the fact, she will not invite him. (Which one is similar to #1? #1 can be changed into #2, right? What about #3?) 4. Because she knew the fact, she will not ...
September 7, 2016

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1. When I came home, I saw a stranger near my house. 2. When I was coming home, I saw a stranger near my house. ================================= Q1: Which one is a common expression? Q2: What does 'near my house' modify? Does it modify 'a stranger' or the verb...
September 7, 2016

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(I corrected one spelling error.) 1. Being tired, he went to bed early. 2. Tired, he went to bed early. 3. Being strong, he could lift the box. 4. Strong, he could lift the box. 5. Being left alone, the baby began to cry. 6. Left alone, the baby began to cry. 7. It being fine...
September 6, 2016

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1. Being tired, he went to bed early. 2. Tired, he went to bed early. 3. Being strong, he could lift the box. 4. Strong, he could lift the box. 5. Being left along, the baby began to cry. 6. Left alone, the baby began to cry. 7. It being fine, he went out for a walk. 8. It ...
September 6, 2016

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1. He uploaded the file on Youtube. 2. He uploaded the file onto Youtube. 3. He uploaded the file to Youtube. 4. He uploaded the file on the website. 5. He uploaded the file onto the website. 6. He uploaded the file to the website. ======================== Are they all ...
September 6, 2016

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1. I bought the book, which was good to use. 2. I bought the book, and it was good to use. 3. I bought the book, being good to use. ------------------------- What about this one? Is #3 grammatical? ==================================== 4. He hit the ball, and it flew up. 5. He ...
September 6, 2016

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1. He lent me a book, which interested me very much. 2. He lent me a book, and it interested me very much. 3. He lent me a book, interesting me very much -------------------------------- Can #2 be changed into #3? Are they all grammatical and the same in meaning...
September 6, 2016

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1. Show me that you have in your pocket. 2. Show me that you have a lot of money in your pocket. 3. Show me what you have in your pocket. 4. Show me what you have a lot of money in your pocket. ------------------- #1 i swrong. Is #2 grammatical? #3 is right? #4 is wrong.. Is ...
September 6, 2016

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1. I can't believe that he said. 2. I can't believe that he said yes. 3. I can't believe what he said. 4. I can't believe what he said yes. ------------------------------------ #2 and #3 is right. The others are ungrammatical? Is that right?
September 6, 2016

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1. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, making fun of my pose. 2. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, which made fun of my pose. 3. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, and they made fun of my pose. (In this sentence, 'they' refers to &#...
September 6, 2016

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Thank you.
September 6, 2016

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..... moderate, radical (What is the opposite of 'radical'?)
September 6, 2016

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1. What animals live in Canada? 2. Which animals live in Canada? 3. What animal lives in Canada? 4. Which animal lives in Canada? - Many animals live in Canada. ------------------------------------ Which questions are suitable for the answer?
September 5, 2016

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1. While she felt embarrassed, she ran out of the room. 2. Feeling embarrassed, she ran out of the room. 3. Embarrassed, she ran out of the room. -------------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Can we remove 'Feeling' in Sentence 2?
September 5, 2016

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1. Jenny is in the coffee shop, drinking coffee. 2. Jenny is in the coffee shop while she is drinking coffee. 3. Jenny is in the coffee shop and drinking coffee. 4. Being in the coffee shop, Jenny is drinking coffee. 5. In the coffee shop, Jenny is drinking coffee. 6. While ...
September 5, 2016

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He is the very person that the boy has been looking for. ---------------------------- What is the antecedent of the 'that clause'? Is the antecedent 'person' or 'the very person'? Is an antecedent composed of 'one word'?
September 4, 2016

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1. When he was playing the piano, his brother came in. 2. He playing the piano, his brother came in. -------------------------------------- 3. While he was walking along the river, he was listening to music. 4. Walking along the river, he was listening to music...
September 3, 2016

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1. Though the baby was left alone, she didn't cry. 2. Being left alone, the baby didn't cry. 3. Left alone, the baby didn't cry. (Are the three sentences all grammatical?) 4. Although he had been very tired, he couldn't quit the job. 5. Having been very tired, ...
September 3, 2016

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1. This is the same watch that I lost. 2. This is the watch that I lost. 3. This is the very watch that I lost. 4. This is the same watch as I lost. ------------------------------- Do #1, 2, and 3 have the same meaning? They mean that I found that I had lost, right? #4 means ...
September 3, 2016

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1. This is all that I have now. 2. This is what I have now. (Are both the same in meaning?) 3. Please show me that he is active. 4. Please show me the fact that he is active. 5. Please show me that this is correct. (Are the three sentences grammatical?
September 2, 2016

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1. The fact that he died suddenly surprised me. 2. Do you like the idea that we have to go to New York to be wealthy? 3. The fear that World War III will break out is widespread. 4. I would like to have the possibility that he will come back soon.
September 2, 2016

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1. The fact that he died suddenly surprised me. 2. Do you like the idea that we have to go to New York to be wealthy? 3. The fear that the World Wall 3 will break out is widespread. 4. I would like to have the possibility that he will come back soon. (Are the sentences all ...
September 2, 2016

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(corrected) 1. Having a lot of fun, we took pictures with Mina's camera. 2. Having a lot of fun, we we were taking pictures with Mina's camera. (Which one is a better expression?) 3. Making funny poses, I imitated monkeys. 4. Making funny poses, I was imitating monkeys...
September 2, 2016

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1. Having a lot of fun, we took pictures with Mina's camera. 2. Having a lot of fun, we we taking pictures with Mina's camera. (Which one is a better expression?) 3. Making funny poses, I imitated monkeys. 4. Making funny poses, I was imitating monkeys. (Which one is a...
September 2, 2016

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1. This is the same watch that she gave me. 2. This is the same watch as she gave me. --------------------------------------- What is the difference between them? Does #1 mean: "This is the very watch that she gave me."? Does #2 mean: "This is the same kind of ...
September 2, 2016

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1. I need someone to find some photos to post on the blog. 1-2. I need someone who will find some photos which he will post on the blog. 1-3. I need someone to find some photos so that he may post on the blog. --------------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
September 1, 2016

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1. I need someone to find some photos to post on the blog. 1-2. I need someone who will find some photos which he will post on the blog. 1-3. I need someone to find some photos so that he may post on the blog. ------------- Does #1 mean #2?
September 1, 2016

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1. I need someone to find some photos to post on the blog. (Or does 'to post -' modify 'some photos'?)
September 1, 2016

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1. I need someone to find some photos to post on the blog. 2. I need someone who will find some photos to post on the blog. 3. I need someone who will find some photos so as to post on the blog. ---------------- Are they all the same? Does #1 mean #2 or #3...
September 1, 2016

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1. Have you checked out our school website lately? 2. Have you lately checked out our school website? (What is the suitable position of the adverb 'lately'?) 3. Is there something that/which I should see? (Do you prefer 'which' to 'that' in this ...
August 31, 2016

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1. A few day ago, I went to the zoo with Chanmi and Mina. ------------------------------- Why is 'the' used before 'zoo' in this sentence? Does 'the zoo' mean the specific zoo which both girls know? Or is zoo' in generic use...
August 31, 2016

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Thank you for your help. 4. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, which made fun of my pose. 5. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, and they made fun of my pose. 5-2. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, and they were making fun of my pose. 6. ...
August 31, 2016

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1. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, making fun of my pose. 2. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments while they made fun of my pose. 3. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments while they were making fun of my pose. 4. Some students posted a lot of ...
August 31, 2016

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1. When he was ill, he didn't play football. 2. Being ill, he didn't play football. ---------------------------- 3. If he is ill, he will not play football. 4. Being ill, he will not play football. ----------------------------- 5. Although he was ill, he played ...
August 30, 2016

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Then, "it" doesn't refer to a specific thing as in the following? e.g. How is it going?
August 30, 2016

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1. It smells bad in here. 2. It smells bad. 3. It smells bad in this room. ---------------------- What does it refer to in each sentence?
August 30, 2016

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1. Being poor, he was always happy. 2. Being ill, he played football. 3. Being rich, he was not happy. 4. Though he was poor, he was always happy. 5. Though he was ill, he played football. 6. Though he was rich, he was not happy. 1=>4, 2=>5, 3=>6...
August 30, 2016

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1. I called my brother, walking along the river. 2. I called my brother while I was walking along the river. 3. I called my brother while I walked along the river. -------------------- Which one is closer to #1 in meaning, #2 or #3?
August 30, 2016

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1. Being ill, he played football. 2. Although he was ill, he played football. ( #1 is incorrect. #2 is right. We cannot change #2 into #1. Is that right? Where can we find the explanation about that?) 3. Being ill, he couldn't go to school. 4. Because he was ill, he couldn...
August 30, 2016

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Hello. I'd like to know about the use of the verb like. 1. I like you to go there. 2. I like you going there 3. I like you go there. ---------------------------- Which one is grammatical? ================================ 4. I'd like you to got there. 5. I'd like ...
August 30, 2016

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1. He bade the boy (to) work on the farm. 2. He ordered the boy to work on the farm. 3. He told the boy to work on the farm. ---------------------- Q1: Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Can we use both 'to work' and 'work' in Sentence 1?
August 30, 2016

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1. Complete the sentences by using the words in the parenthesis. 2. Complete the sentences by using the words in the parentheses. --------------------------- Which one is right? Do we have to use the singular form or the plural form at the end of each sentence?
August 30, 2016

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1. He is knocking on the door. 2. He is knocking at the door. 3. He is knocking (on the door) at the door. ----------------- Which one is right? Are both okay? Do both have a different meaning? Doe #2 mean #3?
August 30, 2016

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1. People posted a lot of comments on my blog. 2. People uploaded a lot of comments on my blog. --------------------------- Can we use both verbs? Which one is right?
August 30, 2016

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2. Jenny is in the coffee shop, drinking coffee. 2-2. Jenny is in the coffee shop and drinking coffee. 2-3. Jenny is in the coffee shop and is drinking coffee. 2-4. Jenny is in the coffee shop and she is drinking coffee. ----------------- What about the sentences? Are they all...
August 29, 2016

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1. She played the piano, singing a song. 1-2. She played the piano and sang a song. 2. Jenny is in the coffee shop, drinking coffee. 2-2. Jenny is in the coffee shop and drinking coffee. 3. Mike is standing there, listening to music. 3-2. Mike is standing there and listening ...
August 29, 2016

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1. Being sick, he didn't go to school. 2. Because he was sick, he didn't go to school. (Can we use both expressions? Are they the same?) 3. Being sick, he went out to play soccer. 4. Though he was sick, he went out to play soccer. (What about these two sentences? Can ...
August 29, 2016

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1. I had this radio fixed by the repairman. 2. I let this doll played by the boy. 3. I bade this work done by the man. 4. I helped my homework done by him. 5. I made this house built by the construction workers. ------------------------------ Are they all grammatical? Past ...
August 29, 2016

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1. You broke your computer? 2. Did you break your computer? ---------------------- Does #1 mean #2? What is the difference between them?
August 29, 2016

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Smells bad. Do you mind if I open the window? - I'm sorry but I do. I have a cold. ................................ What is the full form of 'Smells bad'? 1. It smells bad. 2. That smells bad. 3. ____ smells bad. Do you sometimes use the expression "Smells bad...
August 29, 2016

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Hi, can I speak to Tom? - Just a moment! I'll get him. -------------------------- This is a telephone conversation. What is the meaning of the last sentence? What is the meaning of the verb 'get'? 1. I'll bring him. 2. I'll fetch him. 3. I'll take him. ...
August 29, 2016

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1. He smiled brightly, and he extended his hand.(simultaneous situation) 2. He smiled brightly, and he extended his hand at the same time.(simultaneous situation) 3. He smiled brightly, and then he extended his hand. (not simultaneous situation) 4. After he smiled brightly, he...
August 28, 2016

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I checked the pronunciation of 'upload' in some dictionaries. I could find several ones. How do we pronounce 'upload'? When upload is used as a verb, do we put the primary stress on the second syllable? Do we put the primary stress on the first syllable when...
August 27, 2016

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1. This morning, I walked to school, feeling embarrassed. 2. This morning, I walked to school, while I was feeling embarrassed. 3. This morning, I walked to school, while I felt embarrassed. 4. This morning, I walked to school, and I felt embarrassed. 5. This morning, I walked...
August 27, 2016

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1. She found her photo with a lot of comments, making fun of her pose. 2. She found her photo with a lot of comments, which were making fun of her pose. 3. She found her photo with a lot of comments, which made fun of her pose. 4. She found her photo with a lot of comments, ...
August 27, 2016

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1. She uploaded the pictures on her school website. 2. She uploaded the pictures to her school website. (Which preposition do we have to use, 'on' or 'to'? Are both okay?) 3. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, making fun of my pose. 4. Some students...
August 27, 2016

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1. We had a lot of fun, taking pictures with Mina's camera. 2. We had a lot of fun, while we were taking pictures with Mina's camera. 3. We had a lot of fun, while we took pictures with Mina's camera. (Which one is similar to #1, #2 or #3? Are they all the same? Do...
August 27, 2016

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