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1. There are bad men everywhere ready to cheat you. 2. There are bad men everywhere who are ready to cheat you. ------------------- Q1: Are both the same? Q2: Does 'men' mean 'male persons'? Or Does 'men' mean both male and female persons?

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For a healthy life, what do you have to do? Do's 1. Eat healthy food. 2. Drink enough water every day. 3. Get a good sleep. 4. Exercise on a regular basis. 5. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables. 6. Take a walk every day. 7. Sleep more than 7 hours a day. 8. Eat brown rice. 9. ...

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1. Grip the outsides of your feet with your hands. 2. Grasp the outsides of your feet with your hands. 3. Hold the outsides of your feet with your hands. 4. Take the outsides of your feet with your hands. ---------------- I have used other verbs? Can we use all the verbs?

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1. He is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. 2. He is the chief justice of the Supreme Court. -------------------- Which one is right? Do we have to capitalize them?

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5. Lie on your face on the floor with your hands by your sides. (What about this one?)

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1. Lie on your stomach with your arms by your sides. 2. Lie on your stomach with your hands by your sides. 3. Lie on youir wtomach with your hands on your both sides. 4. Lie on your stomach with your hands on/by your side(s) ---------------- Which one is right? Do we have to ...

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I corrected the errors. Thank you. 1. The children lay down on their stomachs. 2. The children lay down on their belleies. 3. The children lay down on their fronts. (Which expressions are right?) 4. Lie on your right side on the floor. 5. Lie on your left side on the floor. 6...

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1. The children lay down on their stomachs. 2. The children lay down on their belleies. 3. The children lay down on their fronts. (Which expressions are right?) 4. Lay on your right side on the floor. 5. Lay on your left side on the floor. 6. Lay on your front side on the ...

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1. Can you give me a ride if you are driving? 2. Can you give me a ride if you drive? 3. He will be driving, so ask him to give you a ride. 4. He will drive, so ask him to give you a ride. -------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which expressions do we have to use? ...

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1. He is riding a horse now. 2. He is riding on a horse now. (Which one is commonly used? Do we omit 'on' frequently?) 3. He is riding/taking a bike. 4. He is riding/taking a bus. 5. He is riding/taking a car. 6. He is riding/taking a train. 7. He is riding/taking a ...

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1. There were many baseball players on the baseball field. 2. There were many baseball players on the baseball stadium. 3. There were many baseball players on the ball park. ----------------- Which expressions can we use for the place where baseball games are played? Which ...

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1. He returned the book to the librarian. 2. He gave back the book to the librarian. 3. He handed back the book to the librarian. 4. He turned back the book to the librarian. ------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Can we use all the expressions?

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-The Happy Baby Pose- Lie on your back on the floor. Bend your knees into /toward your belly. Grip the outsides of your feet with your hands. Open your knees slightly wider than your body. Bring them toward your armpits. Push your feet upward as you pull your hands downward (...

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-The Happy Baby Pose- Lie on your back on the floor. Bend your knees into your belly. Grip the outsiders of your feet with your hands. Open your knees slightly wider than your body. Bring them toward your armpits. Push your feet up as you pull your hands down to create ...

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- The Wheel Pose - Lie on your back on the floor. Bend your knees upward at a 45 degree angle. Place your hands next your head with your palms on the floor. Lift your hips with your head still on the floor. Keep your feet and knees straight as you push yourself up. Stand on ...

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(Thank you for your help. I corrected an error. Do you mean that they have the similar meaning?) 1. She took the bus to school every day. 2. She rode the bus to school every day. 3. She got on the bus to school every day. (Are they all possible? Which verbs can be used in this...

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1. She took the bus to school every day. 2. She rode the bus to school every day. 3. She get on the bus to school every day. (Are they all possible? Which verbs can be used in this sentence?)

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Thank you for your help..... 2. Both were fired after the incident/case. (Can we use both incident and case? Which one is commonly used?) <== corrected...

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1. A justice/judge of the Supreme Court is appointed by the president with the approval of the National Assembly. (Can we use both judge and justice? Which one is commonly used?) 2. Both were fired after the incident/case. (Can we use both judge and justice? Which one is ...

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1. He is good at imitating other people's voices. 2. Doing voices is his specialty. 3. She is good at doing imitations. ============= Are they all right expressions? Which expression is commonly used?

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1. The team usually plays in a 4-4-2 formation. (at a soccer game) 2. two center forwards (= two strikers) 3. side midfielder (=left midfielder) two central midfielders side midfielder (=right midfielder) 4. fullback ( =left back = side back) two center backs fullback ( = ...

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Wulliam became famous and had a chance to study in high school again. ------------------------- In this sentence, what is the role of "to....." in "a chance to..."? I mean the relationship between 'a chance' and "the to infinitive." Are ...

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1. Can you help me with this? 1-2. Can you help me do this? (Are both the same?) 2. Can you help me with cleaning the room? 3. Can you help me about cleaning the room? 3-1. can you help me clean the room? 3-3. Can you help me on cleaning the room? (Are they the same? Can we ...

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3. Staying in bed is for a cold the best remedy. (What about this one? In writing, is #3 correct?)

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1. Staying in bed is the best remedy for a cold. 2. For a cold the best remedy is staying in bed. ------------ #1 is correct? What about #2? Is Sentence 2 grammatical?

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"High Court" is "Supreme Court in the USA, right? In the UK, it is different?

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1. He admitted cheating on the test. 2. He admitted that he had cheated on the test. 3. He admitted that he cheated on the test. (Does #1 mnean #2 or #3?) 4. I'll admit cheating on the test. 5. I'll admit that I cheat on the test. 6. I'll admit that I cheated on ...

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"Admit" is a gerund taker and the gerund can connote the action happened prior to "admit". So "she admitted making a mistake". ========================= 1. She admitted making a mistake. 2. She admitted cheating on the test. (Did the action "...

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1. I thought of other names but I was not satisfied with any of them. 2. I thought of other names but I was satisfied with none of them. (Are both the same?) 4. I always watched him "working" when I was young. (Did "I" watched him working for some time?) 5...

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Does #4 mean #5 or #6 or else? 5. He cheats on the test and he admits it. (on that kind of test, regularly) 6. He cheated on the test and he admits it.

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1. He admitted cheating on the test. 2. He admitted that he cheated on the test. 3. He admitted that he had cheated on the test. cf. He admitted having cheated on the test. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?) 4. He admits cheating on the test. 5. He admits that he cheats on the test. 6. ...

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1. He admitted cheating on the test. 2. He admitted that he cheated on the test. 3. He admitted that he had cheated on the test. cf. He admitted having cheated on the test. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?) 4. He admits cheating on the test. 5. He admits that he cheats on the test. 6. ...

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1. She used to help him with his homework. 2. What can you help him with? 3. I want to help him with something. 4. I want to help him with that. 4-1. I want to help him tie the ribbon. 4-2. I want to help him to tie the ribbon. (Does 'with' mean about? Can we ...

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Thank you or your help.... #3 should be.. Be careful about fires. Then, it's OK. Am I right?

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1. Watch out for fires. 2. Look out for fires. 3. Be care about fires. ....... Are they all the same in meaning? 4. Make sure you don't build a fire. 5. Make sure you don't make a fire. 6. Make sure you don't.... a fire. (Are they the same? Can we use other verbs ...

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1. The fire station is close. Just go straight one more block. ........ What is the part of speech of 'close'? Adjective or adverb?

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Tomorrow I'll give a speech in front of the class. I'm so nervous. 1. I could forget everything. 2. I may forget everything. 3. I might forget everything. 4. I can forget everything. ----------------- In this situation, which one is suitable? What is the difference ...

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1. It is cheeper to buy things on a bargain sale. 2. It is cheeper to buy things on sale. (What is the difference between them?) 3. The apples are on a bargain sale today. 4. The apples are on bargain sale today. 5. The apples are on sale today. (Are they all grammatical? ...

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1. He dumped his girlfriend. 2. He broke up with his girfriend. 3. He __________ his girlfriend. ---------------------- Is #1 the same as #2? What other expressions can we use which have the same meaning?

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1. All shirts are 10 % off. 2. All shirts are on sale, 10 % off. -------------- Are both the same? Does 'on sale' mean 'at a reduced price' in Sentence 2? 3. All shirts have 10 % off. (Is this grammatical?) 4. The watermelons are for sale. 5. The watermelons ...

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1. He is in love with the girl. 2. He fell in love with the girl. (Are both the same in meaning? Is #2 stronger than #1 in the deapth of love?)

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1. I've spent all my money already. 2. She spent ¡Ì100 on a new dress. 3. I've used all my money already. 4. She used ¡Ì100 on a new dress. --------------------- Can we use both 'spent' and 'used' in the sentences? 5. I used up...

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1. Did you hear he has dumped his girlfriend? 2. Did you hear he has broken up with his girlfriend? --------------- Are both the same in meaning?

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1. Bend your knees forward. 2. Straighten your knees. 2-2. Straighten your knees backward. 3. Spin your knees befor you exercise. 4. He hurt his knees while he exercised. 5. Massage your knees when you feel painful there. 6. Press your knees many times when they hurt...

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1. You can check prices for bicycles on the Internet. 2. You can check prices about bicycles on the Internet. -------------- Can we use 'for' and 'about' in the sentence? Which preposition is commonly used? Can we use some other expressions for 'for? ...

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1. Take bus number 117 and get off at City Hall. 2. Take the number 117 bus and get off at the City Hall. ------------------------------ Which one is correct? #1 or #2? Do we have to put 'the' before 'City Hall"? How do we read '117' here? 1. one ...

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1. First, cut up all the vegetables and chicken. 2. First, cut all the vegetables and chicken. ------------------- Why is 'up' used in Sentence 1? Can't we omit 'up' as in Sentence 2?

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1. I don't know how to tie this ribbon. -Don't worry. Let me help you with that. (What is the meaning of 'with' in the last sentence? About?) 2. Why is that a problem? - Im so nervous. I could forget everything. (What is the meaning of 'could' here?) 3...

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1. He preferred jazz to rock music. 2. He preferred jazz music to rock music. ========== Does #1 mean #2? Is 'music' missing after 'jazz' in #1? •English - Ms. Sue, Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:33pm Since "jazz" obviously is music, the two ...

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Janet will play badminton on Monday. ============== How do you pronounce "Janet"? Is "Janet" pronounced [..nit] or [..nuht]?

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Andy and Kate are really good singers. They can dance well,too. --------------------------- What does the first sentence above mean, #1 or #2? 1. They are prefessional singers and they sings well. 2. They are not professional singers. They just sing songs well.

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1. I will visit Paris this summer. 2. I shall visit Paris this summer. 3. I intend to visit Paris this summer. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Does 'will' mean a simple future or "a will"? 4. I like children. I will be a teacher. 5. I like children. I shall be a ...

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1. Tickets are on sale from the booking office. (Does it mean that we can get the tickets at a reduced price?) 2. The new model goes on sale next month. (Does this sentence mean that the new model will be sold at a reduced price next monthe?)

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Are 'on sale' and 'for sale' the same in meaning in British? Are they different in American English only?

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1. Round your back downward. 2. Arch your back downward. 3. Round your back upwards. 4. Arch your back upwards. (Are both the same in meaning? Can we use 'arch' in lieu of 'round'?)

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Posted by rfvv on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 10:53pm. 1. Dancing is my thing. 2. Dancing is ______________. (What other expressions can we use 'instead of 'my thing'?) •English - Writeacher, Monday, April 18, 2016 at 1:16am ... my favorite activity. ... my ...

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1, He has put all his money into buying that house. 2. He put all the apples into the fridge. 3. She put all the dolls into the box. ------------------- Are they all grammatical? Can we use 'in' instead of 'into'?

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1. Jeans are on sale, 30 % off today! 2. Jeans are 30% off today! 3. Jeans are for sale, 30 % off today! ------------ Are both the same in meaning? Can we erase 'on sale'? Can we say #3? What is the difference between #1 and #3?

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1. This book is worth reading. 2. This book is not worth 10 dollars. 3. He is worth meeting. 4. This place is worth visiting. 5. New York is worth visiting twice. 6. She is worth prasing. 7. The dog is worth buying. 8. This car is worth purchasing. 9. This car is worth washing...

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Does 'my thing' mean 'my favorite activity' or 'my favorite thing'?

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1. Dancing is my thing. 2. Dancing is ______________. (What other expressions can we use 'instead of 'my thing'?)

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1. He kept all her letters. 2. He is keeping all her letters. 3. He has kept all her letters for 10 years. 4. He has been keeping all her letters till now. (Are they all grammatical?)

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1. Food prices rise sharply in Egypt. (What is the meaning of 'sharply' here? 2. Sometimes be happy. 3. Be sometimes happy. 4. Be happy sometimes. (Can we use thises sentences? Which one is common?)

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1. My dream partner should be always honest. 2. My dream partner should always be honest. 3. My dream partner should be honest always. 4. Always my dream partner should be honest. --------------------- Thank you for your help. In the sentences above, which ones are commonly ...

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1. I was at the beach at sunset. 2. She got married at 25. 3. She bought the backpack at 20 dollars. 4. She bought the backpack for 20 dollars. 5. He was at/on the corner of the street. 6. He was driving at 70 mph. (Are they all grammatical? Can we use 'for' instead of...

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1. He was driving at 70 km an hour. 2. He was driving at 50 miles an hour. 3. He was driving at low speed. 4. He was driving at full speed. (Are they all grammatical? Do you have some other expressions about "at _____"?

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1. I'm not really into dancing. 2. I'm not interested in dancing at all. 3. I am not very interested in dancing. 4. In fact, I'm not interested in dancing. (What does #1 mean, #2, #3 or #4?)

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How about making pasta? 1. Well, with your help, I can do that. 2. Well, if you help me, I can do that. (Are both the same?) 3. With your help, I could do that. 4. If you helped me, I could do that. (Are both the same?) 5. With your help, I could have done that. 6. If you had ...

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1. He is going to leave for New York. 2. He is goin' to leave for New York. 3. He is gonna leave for New York. 4. I want to go back home. 5. I wanna go back home. ------------------ Can we use all these expressions?

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1. The boy is ten years old. 2. He is a ten-year-old boy. 3. The building is ten meters tall. 4. The building is ten meters high. 5. It is a ten-meter-tall building. 6. It is a ten-meter-high builing. 7. It is a ten-meter building. (Which ones are grammatical?)

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1. He let me go there. 2. I was let to go there by him. 3. I was allowerd to go there by him. 4. I was permitted to go there by him. (Is #2 the passive of #1? #2 is wrong, right? Are #3 and #4 the passive forms of #1?) 5. He had me eat brown rice. 6. I was had to eat brown ...

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1. I like shopping. 2. I like doing the shopping. 3. I like doing my shopping. 4. I like doing shopping 5. I like to do shopping. 6. I like to go shopping. 7. I like going shopping. ---------- Which ones are ungrammatical? Is the expression 'do shopping' grammatical ...

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1. You can check prices for bicycles on the Internet. 2. You can check prices about bicycles on the Internet. (What is the meaning of 'for' in Sentence 1? Does 'for' mean 'about'? Are both sentences the same in meaning? Can we substitute 'about'...

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1. The fruits are on sale. 2. The Fruits are for sale. (What is the difference between them?) 3. The product is on sale, 30% off. 4. The product is 30% off. 5. The product is sold 30% off. 6. The product is 30% off on sale. (Are they all grammatical?)

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1. If you meet someone on the street, you should say hello to him. 2. If you meet someone on the street, you should say hello to him or her. 3. If you meet someone on the street, you should say hello to them. 4. If you meet someone on the street, you should say hello to the ...

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Thank you.... Can we use 'their' instead of 'his or her' in a casual speech (in everyday conversation)?

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In Old English, the pupil of the eye (the round, dark center) was called the 'apple'. It was thought that the pupil was a round object much like an apple. When you look at someone, 1)their reflection appears in your pupil. So if someone is the 'apple of your eye&#...

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1. You can do this at least 5 to 10 times. 2. You can do this at least from 5 to 10 times. (Is #2 grammatical? Do we need to use 'from' as in Sentence 2?)

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Posted by rfvv on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 3:37am. 1. Try to do this at least 5 to 10 times. 2. Try to do this at least from 5 to 10 times. (Doe s#1 mean #2? Can we use 'from' before 5?) •English - Writeacher, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:38am The two sentences ...

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1. He will must go to Japan. (X) 2. He will have to go to Japan. 3. She will may go to the amusement park.(X) 4. She will be allowed to go to the amusement park. 5. He must can speak Chinese.(X) 6. He must be able to speak Chinese. 7. He may must parctice speaking German.(X) 8...

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Thank you for your help. Did you have a good weekend? I have some more questions. 1. Take time and look upward at night. 2. ___________ and look upward at night. (What other similar expressions can we use in the blank?) 3. Point your foot backward. 4. _______ your foot ...

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1. You can do these activitiesa at any place, at any time. 2. You can do these activitiesa anyplace, anytime. 3. You can do these activitiesa anywhere, anytime. (Are they all interchangable? Are they all grammatical?)

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1. When Ann got the job, her parents walked on air. 2. When Ann got the job, her parents was on cloud nine. 3. When Ann got the job, her parents were very happy. 4. When Ann got the job, her parents were walking on air. =================== Are the expressions all the same? ...

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1. To what degree should we bend our body in the Chair Pose? 2. At what degree should we bend our body in the Chair Pose? 3. From what degree should we bend our body in the Chair Pose? - We should bend our body at a 45 degree angle. (Which question is correct? Pay attention to...

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1. Try to do this at least 5 to 10 times. 2. Try to do this at least from 5 to 10 times. (Doe s#1 mean #2? Can we use 'from' before 5?)

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1. Bend your knees and bend your body at a 45 degree angle. (Does this sentence mean 'bend your knee at 45 degree angle or not'?) 2. Bend your knees and bend your body at a 45-degree angle. (Is this correct? There is a hyphen between 45 and degree.)

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1. Put the table there, against the wall. 2. Put the table against the wall. 3. Put the table opposite the wall. ------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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1. Will you give me a wake-up call at 6: a.m.? 2. Can I ask for a wake-up call tomorrow morning? (Are both common sentences?) 3. a wake up call 4. a wakeup call 5. a wake-up call. (Which expression is correct?)

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1. Stand in line, please. 2. Stand in a line, please. 3. Stand in two lines, please. 4. Stand in row. 5. Stand in a row. 6. Stand in two rows. =============== Can we use all the expressions? What is the difference between them?

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1. Raise your right foot and place it against your left thigh. 2. Raise your right foot and place it on your left thigh. 3. Raise your right foot and place it to your left thigh. 4, Raise your right foot and place it onto your left thigh. ---------------- Can we use other ...

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1. Put your hands together. 2. Put together your hands. 3. Take your hands apart. 4. Take apart your hands. -------------------- Are they all grammatical? Is #3 the opposite of #1?

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1. Today, we will learn some yoga moves. 2. Today, we will learn some yoga movements. -------------- Can we use 'movements' instead of 'moves'? Which one do you use frequently? 3. Hold the tree pose for 30 seconds. 4. Keep the tree pose for 30 seconds. 5. ...

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1. It was thought that the pupil was a round object much like an apple. 2. It was thought that the pupil was a round object which was much like an apple. ------------------- What is the meaning of "much like"? What other expressions can we use instead of 'much ...

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1. When our eyes met, I was on cloud nine. 2. When our eyes met, I was very happy. (Do you use Sentence 1 frequently?)================ 3. It snowed a lot yesterday. 4. It snowed much yesterday. (Can we use both expressions? Which one is commonly used?)

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1. After 10 days, the dogs will be put to sleep. 2. In 10 days, the dogs will be put to sleep. (Are both grammatical? Do we have to use 'in' or 'after' in this case? Do they have the same meaning?)

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1. How long did it take him to read the book? 2. How long did it take for him to read the book? (Are both grammatical?) 3. It took him five days to read the book. 4. It took him 5 days to read the book. (Which one is commonly used?)

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1. We'll leave after lunch. 2. We'll leave in lunch. (Can we use both preposition? Are both OK? What is the difference between them?) 3. He was dead in a few seconds. 4. He was dead after a few seconds. (is there any difference between them? Can we use both ...

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1. First, we should raise the price of cigarettes. (What is the opposite of 'raise'? Is it 'lower?)

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apple of my eye: One's favorite person; the one you love most. In Old English, the pupil of the eye (the round, dark center) was called the 'apple'. It was thought that the pupil was a round object much like an apple. When you look at someone, their reflection ...

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