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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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1. He raises cows in the country. (Does 'cows' mean female animals only?)

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1. He stooped down to pick up a block. 2. He bent down to pick up a block. 3. He rounded his body to pick up a block. (Can we use all the verbs? Do they have the same meaning? Which one is commonly used?)

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1. The photo was taken from an unusual angle. 2. The photo was taken at an unusual angle. (Which preposition do we have to use? Are both OK?) 3. Bend your knees and bend your body at 45 degree angle. 4. Bend your knees and bend your body from 45 degree angle. (Which ...

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forward/forwards backward/backwards upward/upwards downward/downwards inward/inwards outward/outwards eastward/eastwards westward/westwsrds rightward/rightwards leftward/leftwards ----------------------- Are both interchangable? Which ones are from British English? Which ones ...

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1. They grow rice in France. 2. They grow goats in the country. 3. They raise rice in France. 4. They raise goats in France. 5. He raises apples and goats in the field. ---------------- Which ones are ungrammatical? Can't we put 'animals' after 'grow'?

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1. I try to eat healthy food every day. 2. I try to eat healthful food every day. ---------------------------- Can we use both 'healthy' and 'healthful'? According to the dictionary, healthy sometimes means 'healthful,' and helathul means 'healthy...

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1. Bend down, then I'll jump over you. 2. Bend down, and I'll jump over you. 3. If you bend down, then I'll jump over you. --------------------- Is #1 grammatical?

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When somebody gets angry, we can say, "Chill out." In the expression 'chill out,' what is the meaning of 'out'? Does 'out' mean 'completely?

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1. He beat me at chess. 2. He won me at chess. 3. He beat the tennis game. 4. He won the tennis game. (Which ones are grammatical? Would you let me know the differenbe between 'beat' and win'?)

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Chill out! Calm down! Relax! ================ Are they the same in meaning? Do you have some other similar expressions?

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1. Please make yourself at home. 2. Please make yourself comfortable. 3. Please make yourself relaxed. 4. Please make yourself _______. 5. Take it easy. ================ Are they all the same in meaning? Can We use other expressins which are suitable for the blank? Some other ...

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1. My favorite food is a cookie. 2. My favorite food is cookies. 3. My favorite fruit is a pear. 4. My favorite fruit is pears. 4-1 My favorite fruits are pears. 4-2. My favorite fruits is a pear. (?) 4-3. My favorite fruits is pears. (?) (Are they all grammatical?) 5. My ...

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1. Junhee, doesn't "dangeun" mean a carrot? 2. Yes, A carrot is "dangeun" in Korean. 3. I'm confused. I asked my friend, Bora, if she liked spicy food, she said, "dangeuniji." 4. What did she mean by that? 5. Oh, she meant "Of course...

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Look at this cell phone. It's like a chameleon. - What do you mean by that? -It changes its color accoring to the temperature. ================ Can we use "What's that supposed to mean?" instead of 'What do you mean by that?" Are both the same? When ...

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Look at this cell phone. It's like a chameleon. - What do you mean by that? -It changes its color accoring to the temperature. It's yellow now, but when it's hot, it becomes red. But when it's cold, it changes into blue. - Wow! I just can't believe it...

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1. I just can't believe it! 2. I simply can't believe it! 3. I exactly can't believe it! ------------------- Thank you very much for your help. You said #1 mean #2. Then, what about #3? What is the meaning of #3? What is the difference between #1 and #3?

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1. Would you give me a hand with the dishes? 2. Would you give me a hand to do the dishes? 3. Would you give me a hand doing the dishes? (Are they all grammatical and do they have the same meaning?) 4. Would you give me help with the dishes? 5. Would you give me a help with ...

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1. I am bored with the lecture. 2. I am bored by the lecture. 3. I am bored at the lecture. 4. I am bored about the lecture. =========== Which prepositions do we have to use? Can we use all the prepositions? Which preposition is commonly used? 5. The lecture is boring to me. 6...

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1. I just can't believe it! (What does 'just' mean in this sentence? Does 'just mean 'exactly' or 'simply? How can we distinguish the usage?)

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1. Don't make me a fool. -------------------- What does this sentence mean? In which situation can we use this expression? 2. She is the apple of my eye. - ______________________________ (What are suitable responses to the statement? Could you name them?)

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1. She was confused at his error. 1-2. She was confused by his error. 2. He was confused about something. 3. He is confused in mind. (Are they all grammatical? Which prepositions are commonly used?) 4. That is very confusing to the public. 5. That is very confusing for the ...

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1. The photo was taken from an unusual angle. 2. The photo was taken at an unusual angle. (Which preposition do we have to use? Are both OK?) 3. Bend your knees and bend your body at 45 degree angle. 4. Bend your knees and bend your body from 45 degree angle. (Which ...

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1. Dick and Terry started to raise money. 2. Dick and Terry started to collect money. 3. We are rasing money for charity. 4. We are collecting money for charity. 5. We are raising volunteers to do the work. 6. We are collecting volunteers to do the work. ============ Ca we use...

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1. Raise your head and bend backward. 2. Raise your head and bend it backward. 3. Raise and bend your head backward. -------------- Are they all the same in meaning and grammatical? Do they have any difference?

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1. He read the book in 5 days. 2. He read the book after 5 days. 3. He read the book within 5 days ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What does #1 mean,#2 or #3? Does 1 mean it took 5 days for him to read the book? Or does it mean it took 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days,or 5 days to read the book...

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Thank you for your help. 1. She teaches well. 2. She is good at teaching. 3. She is well-teaching. 4. She is ___________. .................. Is #3 not correct? What is suitable adjective which is similar to #1 and #2? What adjectives can we use in the blank?

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1. She teaches well. 2. She is well teaching. ..... Are both the same?

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1. The drinks are on the house tonight, so enjoy yourself. 2. The drinks are for free tonight, so enjoy yourself. 3. The drinks are free tonight, so enjoy yourself. ========================== Are they all the same in meaning? What does 'on the house' mean? Who will pay...

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1. I'm gonna take the bike to the station. 2. I'm gonna ride the bike to the station. 3. I'm gonna use the bike to the station. ----------------- Which verbs can we use? Are they all acceptable? Which verb is commonly use? Do we have to use the verb 'ride' ...

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1. Take the down escalator on the right. 2. Take the up escalator on the left. 3. Use the escalator to go to the third floor. 4. Use the elevator to the third floor. 5. Take the elevator to the third floor. 6. Take the stairs to go to the first floor. 7. Use the stairs to the ...

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1. What do you mean by that? 2. What do you mean by saying that? (Does #1 mean #2?) 3. What do you mean by "TGIF"? 4. What do you mean by saying "TGIF"? (Is #3 from #4? Is 'saying' deleted before "TGIF"?) 5. This room is for VIPs only. 6. ...

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1. He will be back in a few days. 2. He will be back after a few days. 3. He will be back within a few days. ----------------------- Are they all grammatical? What is the difference between #1 and #2?

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1. No one wants to work with dirty,smelly people. 2. No one wants to work with dirty smelly people. 3. No one wants to work with dirty and smelly people. =============== Which ones are grammatical? In #1, a comma was used before 'people.' In Sentence 2, no comma was ...

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Thank you for your help. 1. He will be back after a few days. 2. He was back after a few days. ----------- In the past tense, do we have to use 'after' as in Sentence 2? What about Sentence 1? I used 'after' instead of 'in.' Is this sentence grammatical...

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Thank you for your help. There are some more sentences concerning the preposition 'in.' 1. He will be back in a few days. 2. The show starts in an hour. 3. Do you wnat to meet here in an hour? (Does 'in ' mean 'after a particular length of time'...

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You can't fly to Canada in an hour. It's impossible. ==================== What is the meaning of 'in' in the first sentence? Does 'in' mean 'within' or 'after'?

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1. Because it was a rainy day, he took an umbrella with him. 2.Because it was a rainy day, he took an umbrella. ================= Do we have to use 'with him' as in the first sentence? How about #2? What is the difference between Sentence 1 and Sentence 2?

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