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1. I called at his house. 2. I visited his house. 3. I called on one of my friends. 4. I dropped by the bank to make a savings deposit. 5. I dropped by the bank to make a savings account. ======================== Are they all grammatical? What about #4 and #5? Which one is ...
December 4, 2015

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He ran for class leader/president. He ran for a class leader/president. He ran for the class leader/president. ==================== Q1: Which expressions are right? Do we have to put an article before 'class leader'? Q2: Which one is better, class leader or class ...
December 4, 2015

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1. He went for a drive. 2. He went for a swim. 3. He went for a bathe. 4. He went for a bath. 5. He went for a skate. 6. He went for a ski. 7. He went for a jog. 8. He went for a walk. 9. He went for a run. 10. He went for a rock climbing. 10-2. He went for a mountain climbing...
December 4, 2015

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1. How many people are there on a team? 2. How many people are there in a team? ============= Do we have to use 'on' or 'in'? Are both OK? What is the difference in meaning between them?
December 4, 2015

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1. Ever since he was a baby, he suffered from a serious illness. 2. Ever since he was a baby, he has suffered from a serious illness. ============= Which one is correct? Are both grammatical? Then what is the difference in meaning between them? The difference between '...
December 3, 2015

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What is the use of the bear box? 1. It is for keeping travelers' food safe. 2. It is used for keeping travels' food safe. 3. It is for storing travelers' food. 4. It is for putting travelers' food. 5. It is for putting all their food in. (Are they all correct ...
December 3, 2015

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1. She was fortunate in that she had friends to help her. 2. She was fortunate now that she had friends to help her. 3. She was fortunate now that she had friends to help her. 4. She was fortunate because she had friends to help her. ================== Does 'in that' ...
December 2, 2015

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If you want to answer my questions, put up your hands....(one question)..(A boy answers the question, but not in a complete form....) 1. Try to answer the question in a full sentence/form. 2. You should answer the question in full sentences/forms. 3. Answer the question in a ...
December 2, 2015

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1. This is the hospital. He was born in the hospital. 2. This is the hospital where/that he was born. 3. This is the hospital he was born. 4. This is the hospital in which he was born. (Are they all grammatical? Can we use both 'at' and 'in' before 'the ...
December 2, 2015

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1. He spent two weeks in hospital. 2. He spent two weeks in the hospital. (Are both the same in meaning?) 3. He has spent two weeks in hospital. 4. He has spent two weeks in the hospital. (Are both the same in meaning?) 5. He has been in hospital for two weeks. 6. He has been ...
December 2, 2015

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Why don't we go to the park together? 1. I don't feel like it. 2. I'm sorry,but I can't. 3. I'm sorry I can't. 4. Sorry I can't. 5. Sorry, but I can't. 6. I'm afraid I can't. 7. I'm afraid, but I can't. 8. Afraid I can't. 9. ...
December 2, 2015

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Posted by rfvv on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 5:45pm. All the eight rowers face backward, but the cox faces forward. ======================= What is the part of speech of 'backward' and 'forward'? Are they nouns or adverbs?•English - Anonymous, Sunday, ...
December 2, 2015

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1. This is the time when a woman can also be the cox. 2. This is the place where a woman can also be the cox. 3. This is the reason why a woman can also be the cox. 4. This is what I want to buy. 4-1. This is the thing which I want to buy. =============== Q1: Are they all ...
December 2, 2015

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1. Are you busy today? 2. Not really. ======= #2 is the answer to #1? What is the full form of #2? 2-1. I'm not really busy today.
December 2, 2015

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1. Which sports club are you in? 2. I am in the ping-pong club. 3. Which sports club are you on? 4. I am on the ping-pong club. ====================== Which expressions are correct? In this case, do we have to use 'in' or 'on'? Are both prepositions OK?
December 2, 2015

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Why do you like playing badminton? 1. Because I want to be healthy. 2. I want to stay healthy. 3. To remain healthy. (Are all the answers grammatical?) 4. I want to be healthy. 5. I want to stay healthy. 6. I want to remain healthy. 7. I want to keep healthy. (Which ...
December 2, 2015

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Fifty states make up the U.S.A. 1. The U.S.A is made up by fifty states. 2. The U.S.A. is make up of fifty states. ============ Q1: Which one is the passive sentence of the first sentence? Q2: Are both grammatical? What is the difference between them in meaning?
December 1, 2015

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Thank you very much for your help.... ................................ 1. Why don't we go to the movies this evening? 2. Why don't we go to see a movie this evening? 3. Why don't we go to a movie this evening? 4. Why don't we go to see the movie this evening? 5...
December 1, 2015

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1. Each of the dogs has its own house. 2. Each dog has its own house. 3. Each of dogs has its own house. 4. Each of my dogs has its own house. 5. Each of these dogs has its own house. ========================== Are they all grammatical? Is #3 OK?
December 1, 2015

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1. How about going to see a movie? 2. Why don't we go to see a movie? 3. Why not go to see a movie? 4. Shall we go to see a movie? 5. What do you say to seeing a movie? 6. Let's go to see a movie. 7. Why don't you go to see a movie? ================ Are they all ...
December 1, 2015

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1.I'm sorry to hear that. 2. That's too bad. 3. What a pity! 4. What a shame! 5. That's a pity. 6. That's a shame. ============== Are they all the same in meaning? Which ones are commonly used?
December 1, 2015

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I don't like pears. 1. Neither do I. 2. Nor do I. 3. Me, neither. 4. I don't like pears, either. I like pears. 5. So do I. 6. Me, too. 7. I like pears, too. ========== Are the answers all grammatical? Can you see any awkward answers?
December 1, 2015

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1. If you answer the question right, you will get a point card. 2. If your answer is right, I will give you a point card. 3. If you say the correct answer, you will receive a point card. 4. If you respond to the question right, you will get a point card. 5. If your response to...
December 1, 2015

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1. What day is July 22? - It is Sunday. 2. What day is on July 22? - It is Sunday. ============== Which one is right? 3. On July 22, Sunday, what did they do? 4. On Sunday, July 22, what did they do? 5. On July 22, on Sunday, what did they do? 6. On Sunday, on July 22, what ...
December 1, 2015

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1. He caught a big fish, but he put it back. 2. He caught a big fish and he put it back. 3. He caught a big fish and put it back. ============ Can we use both 'and' and 'but'? Which one is common?
December 1, 2015

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Thank you for your help. What about 'across'? 3. He skipped stones across the lake.
November 30, 2015

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1. He skipped stones over the lake. 2. He skipped stones on the lake. ============ When the stones are jumpping on the surface of the water, what preposition can we use?
November 30, 2015

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1. He is an early bird. 2. He is a morning person. (Are both the same in meaing, right?) 3. She is a late bird. 4. She is an evening person. 5. She is a night person. (What about these sentences? Can they be the opposite of #1 or #2? Do you have some other expressions?)
November 30, 2015

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1. She works as a cleaner in/at a hospital. (Which preposition do I have to use?) 2. She spent two weeks in hospital/ in the hospital. (Are both OK? Do you use 'in hospital' in th UK? Do you use 'in the hospital' in the USA?) 3. I had to go to hospital. 4. I ...
November 30, 2015

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1. The Beatles is the most famous band in the world. 2. The Beatles were not happy at all. ================= Are both grammatical? In Sentence 1, the singular verb 'is' is used. In Sentence 2, the plural verb 'were' is used.
November 30, 2015

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1. Don't hang up the phone. 2. Don't hang up on me. 3. Hold on the phone. 4. Hold on the telephone. ============= Are they all grammatical?
November 30, 2015

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1. He broke his legs, and he's at the hospital now. 2. He broke his legs, and he's at hospital now. 3. The boys are playing at the hospital. 4. The boys are playing at hospital. ======================== I changed 'in' into 'at.' Which ones are correct? ...
November 27, 2015

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1. He broke his legs, and he's in the hospital now. 2. He broke his legs, and he's in hospital now. 3. The boys are playing in the hospital. 4. The boys are playing in hospital. ======================== Which ones are correct? What is the difference between them?
November 27, 2015

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1. I like pears. - Me, too. - Me too. - I like pears, too. 2. I don't like pears. - Me, neither. - Me neither. - I don't like pears, either. ================= Are the answers all grammatical? Do you have some more common answers? Do we have to put commas after 'Me...
November 26, 2015

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3. I didn't see the movie Star Wars. - Me neither. - I saw the movie. It was great. - Really? Everyone in my clas saw the movie. You have to see it. It's great. - You don't need to see the movie. It's not so good. - I saw the movie with my family last week. - I...
November 26, 2015

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1. I have a lot of work to do. - Why don't you ask your brother to help you? - You should ask your brother to help you. - So you can't go out to play soccer, can you? - (Somethine else) 2. I am going to Vietnam this winter. - Really? Congratulations! - Good for you! - ...
November 26, 2015

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1. It was close to 1:15 a.m. 2. It was near 1:15 a.m. 3. It was about 1:15 a.m. 4. It was around 1:15 a.m. 5. It was roughly 1:15 a.m. 6. It was approximately 1:15 a.m. ================= Are they all grammatical and do they have the same meaning?
November 25, 2015

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1. The house is close to the river. 2. The house is near the river. 3. the house is by the river. 4. The house is next to the river. ====== Are they all the same and grammatical? Do we have some more similar expressions?
November 25, 2015

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Is your house close to your work? ============ What is the part of speech of 'close' here? An adjective or an adverb?
November 25, 2015

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1. I am too tired to focus on the teaching. I am too tired to do the laundry. I am too tired to mop the floor. I am too tired to iron my uniform. I am too tired to clean the living room. I am too tired to arrange the things in the living room. 2. I am too young to use the ...
November 25, 2015

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1. This summer, what did Hajun do? He went camping with his friend John¡¯s family. 2. Where did they go? They went to Yosemite National Park. 3. What is Yosemite famous for? It is famous for its natural wonders. 4. On July 20, what did they do? They arrived at ...
November 25, 2015

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1. Pan often hid behind the trees in a dark corner. 2. He often hid behind a chair in the room. =========== What does 'in a dark corner" modify in #1? What does 'in the room' modify in #2?
November 24, 2015

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1. He admitted cheating on the test. 2. He admitted having cheated on the test. =========== Which one is grammatical?
November 24, 2015

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1. What do you think it is? I think it is a duck. No, I don't think so. I thinks it is a chick. I don't agree with you. I think it is a rabbit. I think you can regard it as a duck, a rabbit or a chick. 2. What do you think it is? (Pointing to a photo on the right.) I ...
November 24, 2015

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Joseph ======== In this name, is 's' pronounced [s] or [z]? Are both OK?
November 24, 2015

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Q: Is Mattie the petname of Matthew?
November 24, 2015

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Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek ============= Matthew => first name Joseph Thaddeus => middle name Stepanek => last name (Is my explanation correct? Why are there two words in the middle name?)
November 24, 2015

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Thnak you. I found the answer on the Internet. ============ Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek (July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004), known as Mattie J.T. Stepanek, was an American poet who published five best-selling books of poetry.[1] Before his death (at the age of 13) he had...
November 24, 2015

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Mattie J.T. Stepanek ==================== I think J.T. is Mattie's middle name? Would you let me know the full form of "J.T."?
November 24, 2015

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"Hopeful" is a little hard to pronounce. Would you let me know how to pronounce 'hopeful' naturally in detail?
November 24, 2015

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1. I hope he gets well soon. 2. I hope he gets better soon. 3. I hope he will get well soon. 4. I hope he will get better soon. 5. I hope for him to get well soon. ======== Are they all grammatical and have the same meaning? Which ones are commonly used? What about #5? Is #5 ...
November 24, 2015

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1. I hope he gets well soon. 2. I hope he gets better soon. 3. I hope he will get well sone. 4. I hope he will get better soon. 5. I hope for him to get well soon. ======== Are they all grammatical and have the same meaning? Which ones are commonly used? What about #5? Is #5 ...
November 24, 2015

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My address is 34 Park Ave., New York ================== Is the expression above is right? How do you say "Ave." 1. [..vnju] 2. [..vnu] 3. [..v]
November 21, 2015

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1. A champion is a rich person who helps people in need. 2. A champion is a farmer who grows fresh fruit and vegetables. 3. A champion is a mother who devotes herself to caring for kids. 4. A champion is a fire fighter who does his best to extinguish the fire. 5. A champion is...
November 20, 2015

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1. He lived a happy life. 2. He lived happily. 3. He lived a long life. 4. He lived long/longly. 5. He lived a short life. 6. He lived shortly. ============= #1 mean #2,right? What about the other set?
November 20, 2015

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1. He appeared on the stage. 2. He disappeared from the stage. 3. He disappeared on the stage. ======== What is the opposite expression of #1?
November 20, 2015

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As for Mattie's third wish, Oprah Winfrey asked Mattie to appear on her show. ======== What can we use instead of 'As for'?
November 20, 2015

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1. He shook hands with the person. 2. Tom made friends with Bill. 3. You have to change cars at the intersection. 4. He is on good terms with others. 5. He wanted to exchange seats with Bill. ======== Are they all grammatical?
November 20, 2015

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1. He keeps many goats. 2. He has many goats. 3. He raises many goats. 4. He grows many goats. ============= Do they have the same meaning? Which verbs are suitable?
November 20, 2015

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1. He keeps many goats. 2. He has many goats. 3. He raises many goats. 4. He grows many goats. ============= Doe they have the same meaning? Which verbs are suitable?
November 20, 2015

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1. I saw Tom three days ago. 2. I saw Tom three days before. (Are both OK?) 3. I arrived there after three days. 4. I arrived there three days after. 5. I arrived there three days later. (Which ones are grammatical?) 6. I will meet Tom after three days. 7. I will meet Tom in ...
November 20, 2015

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1. I saw tom three days ago. 2. I saw tom three days before. (Are both OK?) 3. I arrived there after three days. 4. I arrived there three days after. 5. I arrived there three days later. (Which ones are grammatical?) 6. I will meet Tom after three days. 7. I will meet Tom in ...
November 20, 2015

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1. When he was ten, he went abroad. 2. When he was ten years ago, he went abroad. 3. When he was ten years, he went abroad. 4. At the age of ten, he went abroad. 5. At age ten, he went abroad. 5-1. At aged ten, he went abroad. 6. At ten, he went abroad. =============== Are ...
November 17, 2015

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1. He called me later. 2. He rang me back. 3. He gave me a ring back. 4. He telephoned me back. 5. He made a phone call to me back. 6. He gave a phone call to me back. 7. He made a call to me back. 8. He made a call for me back. ================ (I have wrtten several ...
November 17, 2015

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1. He is strong and an office worker. 2. He is diligent and strong. 3. He is diligent and wants to get a job. 4. He is strong and runs fast. 5. He hated to do the work and reading comic books. ---------------- Which ones are ungrammatical? Are #1 and #5 ungrammatical?
November 17, 2015

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1. He likes reading novels and listening to music. 2. He likes reading novels and to listen to music. (Is #2 un grammatical?) 3. He proposed to go to the movies. 4. He proposed going to the movies. 5. He suggested to go to the movies. 6. He suggested going to the movies. (...
November 17, 2015

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1. Tom, answer the phone. 2. Tom, get the phone. 3. Tom, receive the phone. 4. Tom, have the phone. 5. Tom, take the phone. ============== Are they all the same in meaning? Which ones are commonly used?
November 17, 2015

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1. I am too tired to do my homework. 2. I am too tired to read the books. 3. I am too tired to do the project. 4. I am too tired to do the paperwork. 5. I am too tired to finish my homework. 6. I am too tired to finish reading the book. ============ Are they grammatical? If ...
November 16, 2015

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1. I am too full to eat more. 2. I am too full to eat leftover food. 3. I am too ful to eat all the food. 4. I am too full to eat all the cooked rice. 5. I am too full to eat the leftover food. ================== Are they all grammatical? Do we have to use 'rice' or &#...
November 16, 2015

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Yosemite offers so much to see. Plan to stay awhile! There are more than 3,500 accommodations in Yosemite and its surrounding communities and gateways, each with something unique to offer. ==================== There are two Yosemites in this passage. What does each Yosemite ...
November 16, 2015

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1. People were deeply moved by his story. 2. His story deeply moved pople. 3. His story moved people deeply. ============== What is the active sentence of #1, #2 or #3?
November 15, 2015

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1. Mattie's first wish came true in 2001. 2. Mattie's first wish was realized in 2001. (Are both the same?) in 2001 3. in two thousand one 4. in twenty one. 5. in twenty o one. (Which reading is OK? Do you have other kinds of reading?)
November 15, 2015

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Get a sneak peek of all the things to see and do in Yosemite and throughout the charming small towns outside Yosemite. ====================== There are two Yosemites in the sentence above? What does each Yosemite mean? Does Yosemite mean #1 or #2? 1. Yosemite National Park 2. ...
November 15, 2015

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Please bring your spouse. ===================== Is 'spouse' pronounced [spaus] or [spauz]? In a dictionary, there are two ways of pronouncing it. In the USA, how is it pronounced? What is the common pronunciation? Is it pronounced differently in the UK?
November 13, 2015

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1. John's father caught a big fish, and put it back. 2. John's father caught a big fish, and turned it back. 3. John's father caught a big fish, and returned it. ================= Are they the same in meaning? Which one is commonly used?
November 13, 2015

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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?
November 13, 2015

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1. He became the captain of the class. 2. He became the president of the class. 3. He became the head of the class. 4. He became the leader of the class. ============== Which ones are commonly used? What is the suitable name for the student who represents a class?
November 12, 2015

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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:23pm. 1. Yosemite is famous for its natural wonders. 2. We arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon. ===================== In the sentences above, what does "Yosemite" mean? Is it Yosemite Valley or Yosemite National Park...
November 12, 2015

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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:23pm. 1. Yosemite is famous for its natural wonders. 2. We arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon. ===================== In the sentences above, what does "Yosemite" mean? Is it Yosemite Valley or Yosemite National Park?
November 11, 2015

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There can be a champion in each of us. =========================== What does the sentence mean? #1 or #2? Would you exxplain the meaning in detail? Thank you. 1. There can be a champion among each of us. A person can be a champion and another person cannot be a champion...etc...
November 11, 2015

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1. Yosemite is famous for its natural wonders. 2. We arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon. ===================== In the sentences above, what does "Yosemite" mean? Is it Yosemite Valley or Yosemite National Park?
November 10, 2015

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1. Make a wish before you blow out the candle light. 2. Make wish before you blow out the candle light. ================ Are both OK? Which one is right? Do we have to put 'a' before 'wish'?
November 10, 2015

English
Oprah Winfrey ======== How do you pronounce "Oprah"? 1. 'oupr... 2. 'opr.. 3. 'apr...
November 9, 2015

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We thought that it was a bear. We were scared. Then, it turned around. It wasn't bear! --------------------- In the last sentence, an exclamation mark was used instead of a full stop. What is the difference between the sentence ending with an exclamation mark and the ...
November 7, 2015

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1. At the age of nine years old, he became too sick. 2. At the age of nine years, he became too sick. 3. At the age of nine, he became too sick. 4. At nine, he became too sick. 5. At nine years old, he became too sick. 6. At nine years old, he became too sick. 7. When he was ...
November 7, 2015

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1. The storm drove the ship off of its course. ============ Is this sentence grammatical?
November 7, 2015

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1. The dog scared the boy. 2. The boy was scared of the dog. 2-1. The boy was scared by the dog. 3. The dog was scary to the boy. 4. The dog was scary for the dog. 5. The dog was scaring for the boy. 6. The dog was scaring to the dog. (Which ones are grammatical?) 7. The news ...
November 6, 2015

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Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold. =========================== This is a camp song. About the song, would you answer the following questions? Q1: What does 'the old' mean? 1. the old friends 2. old friends Q2: In 'the old gold,&#...
November 6, 2015

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1. John's mother made us s'mores at the camp site. 2. She made me a s'more at home. 3. John's mother made us many s'mores at the camping site. ============ Are they all grammatical?
November 6, 2015

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1. John's father caught a big fish at the lake. 2. John's father caught a big fish in the lake. 3. John's father caught a big fish on the lake. 4. John's father caught a big fish near the lake. 5. John's father caught a big fish by the lake...
November 6, 2015

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1. They skipped stones at Mirror Lake. 2. They skipped stones in Mirror Lake. 3. They skipped stones near Mirror Lake. 4. They skipped stones by Mirror Lake. =================== Which prepositions should we use?
November 6, 2015

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How do you pronounce "Stepanek" in Mattie Stepanek?
November 3, 2015

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1. Hope your wishes all come true. ====================== Is "I" omitted before "Hope" in this sentence? Why is this sentence used without the subject "I"? In which situation is this sentence used?
November 3, 2015

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1. While I was washing the dishes, he watched TV. 2. While I washed the dishes, he watched TV. --------------- (Which one is right? Are both OK? What is the difference in meaning between the two sentences?) 3. He was playing games when I called him this morning. 4. He played ...
October 31, 2015

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Homework Help: English Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 9:18am. 1. Tomorrow, we're going to go to hike. 2. Tomorrow, we're going to go hiking. =================== Which one is grammatical? Are both grammatical? Then, what is the differencein meaning?•...
October 28, 2015

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1. Get off the ship. 2. Get out the ship 3. Get down the ship. 4. Get out of the ship. 5. Get down from the ship. =============== Which ones are the same as Sentence 1? What about the others?
October 28, 2015

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1. Tomorrow, we're going to go to hike. ============ Does this sentence mean the following sentence? 3. Tomorrow, we're going to go so that we may hike.
October 27, 2015

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1. Tomorrow, we're going to go to hike. 2. Tomorrow, we're going to go hiking. =================== Which one is grammatical? Are both grammatical? Then, what is the differencein meaning?
October 27, 2015

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Posted by rfvv on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 4:37pm. Q1: Is Yosemite short for "Yosemite Valley"? Q2: Does Yosemite stand for "Yosemite National Park"?•English - Ms. Sue, Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 4:44pm Usually, Yosemite refers to the national park...
October 27, 2015

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1. The monster is scary. 2. The monster is scaring. 3. He is scared to meet the guy. ================== Are they all grammatical? Is #1 the same as #2? Which one is popular between 1 and 2?
October 27, 2015

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