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November 26, 2014

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1. However hot it is, he never turns on air conditioner to save electricity. 2. However hot it is, he never turns on the air conditioner to save electricity. 3. However hot it is, he never turns on an air conditioner to save electricity. 4. However hot it may be, he never ...
November 25, 2014

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1. This book is worth reading. 2. It is worth to read this book. 3. This book is worth to read. 4. It is worth while to read this book. ------------------- Which ones are grammatical? Do we have other patterns using 'worth'?
November 25, 2014

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1. They believe that Mary lives in Chicago. 2. Mary is believed to live in Chicago. -------- 3. They think that Mary lives in Chicago. 4. Mary is thought to live in Chicago. -------- 5. They know that Mary lives in Chicago. 6. Mary is known to live in Chicago. --------- 7. It ...
November 25, 2014

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Is it because of the tense? #2 uses the past tense in the subordinate clause.
November 25, 2014

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1. As I have seen the movie twice, I don't want to see the movie again. 2. As I saw the movie twice, I don't want to see the movie again. -------------------- Which sentence is grammatical?
November 25, 2014

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1. Because the last bus had gone, we had to walk home. 2. Because the last bus went, we had to walk home. ------------------ Which one is correct?
November 25, 2014

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Choose the statement which is not suitable for the passage above? 1. "I" didn't have breakfast. 2. "I" usually get up late. 3........ 4......... 5........ -------------------------- Why is the quotation mark is used as in "I"? What is the role...
November 24, 2014

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thank you for your help. ------------------- I know a good Italian restaurant. It¡¯s not far from here, either. (In this sentence, "it" refers to "a good Chinese restaurant," isn't it? Does it have any difference from the first question?)
November 24, 2014

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1. It is not far from here. 2. It takes three hours from here to the station by car. --------------------------- Does "it" in each sentence have the same function? Does the "two it's" have the same grammatical role?
November 24, 2014

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I am capable of swimming in the sea. I am able to swim in the sea. I can swim in the sea. --------------------- Are they all the same and grammatical?
November 23, 2014

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I skipped breakfast again. ----------------------- In normal speech, don't we pronounce 'ed' in 'skipped'?
November 23, 2014

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1. Let me call roll to make sure you're all here. 2. Let's decide the turns first. Who would like to go first? 3. Could you please fetch it from the staff room? 4. Could you please fetch it from the teachers' room? 5. Could you please fetch it from the teacher'...
November 22, 2014

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1. Kevin seems to have forgotten the appointment. 2. Kevin seems to have forgot the appointment. -------------- Which one is right? Do we have to use 'forgot' or 'forgotten'?
November 22, 2014

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1. His failure is mainly due to his carelessness. 2. His failure is mainly because of his carelessness. 3. His failure is mainly owing to his carelessness. --------------------- Are they all the same and grammatical?
November 20, 2014

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1. When there are no more trees, the land will become a desert. 2. When thre are not any more trees, the land will become a desert. 3. When there are not trees any more, the land will become a desert. ---------------- Are they all the same in meaning?
November 19, 2014

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1. I cannot make sense of the letter. 2. I cannot understand the letter. ------------- Are both the same in meaning?
November 19, 2014

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1. It'll take thirty minutes for her to get here. 2. It'll take her thirty minutes to get here. (Are both the same and grammatical?) 3. As it rained heavily, the playground is muddy now. 4. It having rained heavily, the playground is muddy now. (Are both the same?) 5. ...
November 19, 2014

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1. It hardly rained last summer. 2. Hardly did it rain last summer. (Is #2 OK?) 3. Even if the sun were to rise in the west, I would not change my mind. 4.Were the sun to rise in the west, I would not change my mind. (Is #4 OK?)
November 19, 2014

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1. He knows it's hard to stop junk food. 2. He knows it's hard to stop eating junk food. (Are both grammatical?)
November 18, 2014

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PRINT AND BRING THIS COUPON IN Spend 20$ or more, you get 20% off 10/16/2010 only -------------------------- This is a part of an advertisement on the Internet. The expressions above is in a dotted box line. On the top in the middle of the dotted line, there is a scissor.What...
November 18, 2014

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Why do you save money? 1. I save money to buy a fancy bike. 2. I save money to buy the MS Office program. 3. I save money to buy a Samsung galaxy 5. 4. I save money to please my parents, for they like me to save money. 5. I save money to buy a new coat. 6. I save money to ...
November 18, 2014

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Why do you study English? 1. I study English to chat with foreigners. 2. I study English to get 100 points on the English test in the final exam. 3. I study English to read technical English books. 4.I study English to enter Cambridge University in the future. (Would you check...
November 18, 2014

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1. Cleaning is good exercise, too. 2. Cleaning is a good exercise, too. --------------------- Do we have to use 'a' or not? Which one is correct? Are both correct?
November 17, 2014

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1. What kind of mistakes is he making? 2. What kinds of mistakes is he making> 3. What kinds of mistake is he making? 4. What kind of mistake is he making? ------------------------- Which expressions are grammatical? Which one is commonly used?
November 17, 2014

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1. I cannot but admire his courage. 2. I cannot help admiring his courage. 3. I cannot avoid admiring his courage. ------------------------- Are all the sentences grammatical? What is the meaning of 'but' in Sentence 1? Does 'help' in #2 mean 'avoid' in...
November 17, 2014

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1. Don't use a cell phone while you are driving. 2. Don't use a cell phone while you drive. 3. Don't use a cell phone while driving. 4. Don't use a cell phone driving. ----------------------------- Which ones are grammatical? Does #3 mean #1 or #2?
November 17, 2014

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1. Listening to loud music isn't good for your ears, either. 2. Also, listening to loud music isn't good for your ears. ------------ Are both the same in meaning?
November 16, 2014

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1. The hospital is for certain people. 2. He has a certain problem. 3. He has a sure problem. 4. He is certain that the boy is diligent. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical? The meaning of 'certain' seems to be different. Does #2 mean #3? Is the ...
November 16, 2014

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1. Don't touch. 2. Don't take pictures 3. Don't bring pets. 4. Don't bring/use _______________. 5. Don't use cellphones. --------------------- There are five kinds of signs. They are stop signs. There is a line from the top left to the bottom right. Are the...
November 16, 2014

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1. I'm so happy with my job. 2. I'm so satisfied with my job. (Are both the same in meaning?) 3. We dress up and shout "Trick or Treat!" (What does "Trick or Treat" mean?) * If you don't treat me, I will play a trick on you. <= Is it the ...
November 15, 2014

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1. Finally I could decide on my future job. 2. Finally I could decide my future job. -------------------- Are both grammatical? Do we have to use 'on'? Which one is commonly used?
November 15, 2014

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1. finally I could decide on my future job. 2. Finally I could decide my future job. -------------------- Are both grammatical? Do we have to use 'on'? Which one is commonly used?
November 15, 2014

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1. When everyting is ready, bring it to her bedroom carefully. 2. When everyting is ready, take it to her bedroom carefully. ----------------- Do we have to use 'bring' or 'take' in the sentence? Are both OK?
November 15, 2014

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Give yoiur mother the day off on Mother's Day. Let your mother sleep in. --------------------- In the last sentence, what is the meaning of 'sleep in'?
November 15, 2014

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1. Even if the sun were to rise in the west, I would never change my mind. 2. Even though the sun were to rise in the west, I would never change my mind. 3. Even if the sun were to rise in the west, I will never change my mind. 4. Even if the sun were to rise in the west, I ...
November 14, 2014

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1. The hospital is for certain people. 2. He has a certain problem. 3. He has a sure problem. 4. He is certain that the boy is diligent. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical? The meaning of 'certain' seems to be different. Does #2 mean #3? Is the meaning...
November 14, 2014

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1. Tired, he went to bed earlier. 2. Being tired, he went to bed earlier. 3. As he was tired, he went to bed earlier. (Are they all grammatical?) 4. As it was sunny, we went on a picnic. 5. It being sunny, we went on a picnic. 6. It sunny, we went on a picnic. (Are the three ...
November 14, 2014

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Give your mom a day off. ------------------------- In this sentence,is 'a day off' a noun phrase? Or is 'a day off' is made up of an article, a noun and an adverb?
November 14, 2014

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1. Sister gave me a pen. 2. My sister gave me a pen. 3. Brother handed me a dictionary. 4. My brother handed me a dictionary. ------------------ Do we have to add 'My' before 'sister' and 'brother'? Or are they all grammatical?
November 13, 2014

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1. The kids are excited about seeing their favorite soccer players. 2. The kids are excited about having seen their favorite soccer players. --------------------------------- Question about Sentence 1: Are the kids looking at the players now? Or are the kids going to see the ...
November 13, 2014

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5. I found the boys exciting. 6. I found theat the boys were exciting. ---------------- Thank you. I think #5 can be changed into #6. Because the boys were humorous, they were make\ing others feel fun, In that case, #5 is correct.
November 13, 2014

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1. I found the film exciting. 2. I found that the film was exciting. 3. I found the boys excited. 4. I found that the boys were excited. 5. I found the boys exciting. ------------------ Is each pair grammatical and the same? What about the last sentence, #5? Is Sentence 5 ...
November 13, 2014

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1. A box of chocolates was given to me by Bill. 2. A box of chocolates were given to me by Bill. 3. A box of chocolates was given me by Bill. 4. A box of chocolates were given me by Bill. ------------------- Which ones are grammatical?
November 13, 2014

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She didn't give up and went to see a famous Chinese general, the head of another flight school. -------------------------- Instead of 'head,' can we use 'principal'? Or can we use some other similar expressions?
November 12, 2014

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1. She tried a few flight schools in china becase she wanted to be a pilot. 2. She applied for a few flight schools in china becase she wanted to be a pilot. ---------------------- Does 'tried' mean 'applied for'? Or do you have some other expressions similar ...
November 12, 2014

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1. In 1924, she finally entered flight school. 2. In 1924, she finally entered the flight school. 3. In 1924, she finally entered a flight school. ----------- Which one is grammatical or commonly used?
November 11, 2014

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1. The Japanese police wants to arrest the woman. 2. The Japanese police want to arrest the woman. ---------------------------- Do we have to use 'wants' or 'want' in the sentence?
November 11, 2014

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Thank you for your help. 1. He said to me,"Where do you live?" (is this expressions wrong?)
November 11, 2014

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1. He said to me,"Where do you live?" 2. He asked me where I lived. 3. He said, "Where is the key?" 4. He asked where the key was. (Is #4 grammatical?)
November 11, 2014

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A: Well, I can't exchange goods without a receipt. B: Look -- this is the right box but the wrong CD. All I want is the right CD. ---------------- What is the function (role) of the dash(--) in the sentence?
November 11, 2014

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1. People attached small bags to a belt. 2. People tied this belt around the waist. 3. People sewed pockets into clothes. ----------- Are the sentences grammatical?
November 11, 2014

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I found the wrong CD inside -------------------------- What is the part of speech of 'inside'? Is 'inside' and adverb modifying 'found' or an adjective modifying 'CD'? Thank you for your help.
November 11, 2014

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1. It is a surprising event. 2. Look at the surprised boys. 3. He is surprising to us all because he always makes us surprised. 4. He was surprised at the news. 5. The news surprised him. 6. The news were surprising to him. --------------- Are they all grammatical?
November 10, 2014

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Why do you want to be a fashion designer? 1. I like making clothes. 2. I'm interested in making clothes. 3. I'm interested in designing clothes. -------------------- Are the answers suitable? Do you have some other suitable answers?
November 10, 2014

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When this happens, your skin will produce more oil, and that will cause even more acne. ----------------------- Can we use 'oil' in the sentence? Does 'oil' mean 'sebum'? Do we have to use 'sebum'?
November 10, 2014

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He was lucky enoough to win the playoff tickets. ------------------ Q: Why do you use 'off' in 'playoff'? Is 'off' used as 'end'?
November 10, 2014

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1. When she was young, she had a dream. 2. When young, she had a dream. 3. When being young, she had a dream. 4. Being young, she had a dream. 5. Young, she had a dream. 6. When young, she had dream. ------------------------ Which ones' are grammatical? Are all acceptable ...
November 9, 2014

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We sometimes find that we sit in front of a TV set without thinking anything. It is very important for us to select good TV programs. We must try to make the best use of it. ----- Thank you for yoiur help.
November 9, 2014

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We sometimes find that we sit in front of a TV set without thinking anything. It is very important for us to select good TV programs. We must try to make the vest use of it. ------------------------ What does the word 'it' in the last sentence refer to? (Before this ...
November 9, 2014

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I can't walk anymore. Then James said, "Come on!" We're almost at the top. ------------------ In the passage, what is the meaning of 'Come on!'?
November 9, 2014

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He is proud that he is rich. ----------------- What is the part of speech of 'that he is rich'? Is it an adverbial clasue? Or is 'of' omitted before 'that'?
November 8, 2014

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1. You would rather not drive this afternoon. 2. You had better not drive this afternoon. -------------------- Which expression is right? are both right? Then what is the difference between them? ==================== 3. You would rather stay at home than go out. 4. You had ...
November 7, 2014

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1. He refused to help me. 2. He rejected to help me. 3. He dislikes to help me. 4. He refused helping me. 5. He rejected helping me. 6. He dislikes helping me. -------------------- Which expressions do we have to use? The verbs, reject and refuse take 'to infinitive' ...
November 7, 2014

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1. I don't wash my hands often. 2. I often don't wash my hands. 3. I don't often wash my hands. (Which one is grammatical?)
November 7, 2014

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1. We asked 100 students "What kind of exercise do you do?" 2. We asked 100 students "What kind of exercise do you take?" 3. We asked 100 students "What kinds of exercises do you do?" 4. We asked 100 students "What kinds of exercises do you ...
November 7, 2014

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1. She has glasses whose arms are broken. 2. She is holding glasses whose arms are broken. 3. She is wearing glasses whose arms are broken. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
November 6, 2014

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1. Shall we go where there is a shop? 2. We can get where there is water. 3. We have to walk where we can take a rest. 4. We drove where we can see many kinds of trees. ---------------- Are the sentences all grammatical? Would you correct errors? Thank you.
November 5, 2014

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1. If it had not been for your call, I would have been late for school. 2. But for/Without your call, I would have been late for school. 3. Had it not been for your call, I would have been late for school. 4. If you had not called me, I would have been late for school...
November 5, 2014

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1. I left my cell phone at home, and suddenly I realized it. 2. Suddenly I realized that I had left my cell phone at home. ----------------- Does #1 mean #2? Are the tenses used in each sentence grammatical?
November 5, 2014

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1. He is an actor. 2. She is an actor. 3. She is an actress. --------------------------- Is Sentence 2 grammatical?
November 5, 2014

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1. Our lives would be different without energy. 2. Our lives would be different if we didn't have energy. 3. Our lives would be different if there were no energy. ---------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 and #3? Are they the same in meaning and grammatical?
November 4, 2014

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But they are not the only helper animals. There are also guide horses. ------------------ In the second sentence, what is the meaning of 'guide'?
November 4, 2014

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happy123 at hmail dot com --------------- How do you read this? happy one two three at h mail dot com (is this right?)
November 4, 2014

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1. Everyone wants to be in good health. 2. Everyone wants to be very healthy. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2? What other expressions can we use instead of Sentence 1?
November 4, 2014

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1. Some cells change chemical energy into electric energy. 2. Some cells change chemical energy into electrical energy. ----------------- Do we have to use electric or electrical?
November 4, 2014

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1. You will soon be friends with him. 2. You will soon make friends with him. -------------- Are both grammatical? Is there any difference between them?
November 4, 2014

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1. How can you know what you want to be? 2. First, think about what you want to do. ---------------- In each sentence, what is the part of speech of 'what'? a) an interrogative pronoun b) a relative pronoun containing the antecedent 3. How can you know the thing which ...
November 3, 2014

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Copyright c1987 by Bloomfield Publishing Company ---------------------------- Actually the letter 'c' is in a small circle. In that case how can we read the expression. Is it a sentence without a period?
November 3, 2014

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1.The mouse ate a bit of the cheese. 2.The mouse ate a bit of cheese. (Which one is correct? Are both OK?) 3. Man lived in caves long,long ago. 4. Men lived in caves long,long ago. (Which one is correct? Are both OK? What is the difference between 'man' and 'men&#...
November 3, 2014

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As time passed by, I could ride faster than before. Bike riding became fun. --------------------------- In the second sentence, what is the part fo speech of 'fun'? Is 'fun' a noun or an adjective?
November 3, 2014

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1. They made a mistake. 2. They made two mistakes in composition. 3. They made few misatakes in writing. 4. They made some mistakes because they didn't know how to solve the problems. 5. Don't be afraid of making mistakes when you speak English. Be bold and speak ...
November 3, 2014

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1. Dogs are not the only helper animals. 2. They can help blind people to get where they want to go. 3. They can help blind people to get to the place where they want to go. =================== Q1 : Are they all grammatical? Q2: Does #2 mean #3? Q3: What is the part of speech ...
November 3, 2014

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The Korean team made it to the final 16. (At a soccer match) --------------------- What is the meaning of 'made it to'? 1. The Korean team got to the final 16. 2. The Korean team reacher the final 16. 3. The Korean team arrived at the final 16. Or do you have some ...
November 2, 2014

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Bill didn't wear gloves as he made a snowman. => His hands got very cold. ------------------------------ In the first sentence, what does 'as' mean? Does 'as' mean 'when' or 'because'?
November 1, 2014

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Dogs have helped blind people for many years. They are not only helper animals. ---------------------------- Is the expression 'helper animals' correct? Do you have other expressions for that?
November 1, 2014

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1. Emily fell asleep in class. She should have slept more than 7 hours at home. 2. Emily fell asleep in class. She shold have gone to bed early last night at home. 3. Emily fell asleep in class. She should have slept around 9 p.m. yesterday at home. ----------- Are they all ...
October 31, 2014

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1. I have no money. 2. I have no money with me. ------------ What is the difference between the two sentences?
October 30, 2014

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1. When they were taken to America as slaves, they took thier songs and dances with them. 2. When they were taken to America as slaves, they took thier songs and dances. --------------- Sentence 1 has 'with them' at the end. Sentence 2 doesn't have 'with them&#...
October 30, 2014

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Special hospitals care for people with certain problems. ----------------- In this sentence, what is the meaning of 'certain'?
October 30, 2014

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1. Sales have been down these days. 2. sales have been up these days. (Are both right?) 3. If they hadn''t helped me, I would be poor. 4. As they helped me, I am not poor. (Does #3 mean #4?) 5. If it hadn't rained hard yesterday, the road wouldn't be muddy. 6. ...
October 30, 2014

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1. The country (the USA) was involved in a civil war. 2. The country (the USA) was involved in the Civil War. ------------------- What is the difference between 'a civil war' and ' the Civil War'?
October 30, 2014

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1. It is said that, it he had not lived, the United States might be two countries, instead of one. 2. It is said that, as he lived, the United States may not be two countries, instead of one. --------------- Does #1 mean #2? Otherwise, what other statements can we use instead ...
October 29, 2014

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How is your business lately? 1. Not so good, I'm afraid. 2. Not so good, I'm sorry. ----------------- Which one is right answer?
October 29, 2014

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1. The Difficult in Meaning 2. The Difficulty in Meaning 3. When to Use a Dictionary? ------------------ Are they suitable as a 'title'? Which one is not suitable?
October 29, 2014

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Thank you.... 1. He is a man player. 2. He is a man baseball player. 3. He is a man soccer player. ------------ Are the expressions grammatical?
October 28, 2014

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1. Annie is a popular female hocky player. 2. Annie is a popular woman hocky player. ------------- Are both OK? Which one is commonly used? ========================= 3. Sam is a popular male hocky player. 4. Sam is a popular man hocky player. -------------- What about these ...
October 28, 2014

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1. As he didn't know what to say, he remained silent. 2. Not knowing what to say, he remained silent. (Are both the same?) 3. As he was not happy, he kept quiet. 4. Being not happy, he kept quiet. 5. Not being happy, he kept quiet. (What about these sentences? Do we have ...
October 28, 2014

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bold 1. being not afraid of taking risks and making difficult decisions 2. not being afraid of taking risks and making difficult decisions ----------------- What is the right definition of 'bold'? What is the right position of 'not'?
October 28, 2014

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What do you have to do afer school? 1. I have to go to my academy and study hard until 11 p.m.. 2. I have to go to an academy to study math, English and science. 3. I have to go to the academy to study 5 subjects. 4. I have to wash clothes in the washing machine. 5. I have to ...
October 28, 2014

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He left home for Italy to study music. ------------------- What does 'home' refer to here? His homeland, hometown, or house?
October 28, 2014

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