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English
The following is Karen Jo Shapiro's poem, "Me." ......... ........ ....... So many kinds of folks I see, but only I can be a ME. ================================== (Question) Would you explain 'So many kinds of folks I see'? 1. So many kinds of folks (...
October 31, 2011

English
Posted by rfvv on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 3:37pm. In a poem called "Me", I saw the following expression. Are they correct? 1. I think that I will never see, .... Someone who has my color hair. (What about 'my hair color'?) 2. So many kinds of folks I ...
October 27, 2011

English
In a poem called "Me", I saw the following expression. Are they correct? 1. I think that I will never see, .... Someone who has my color hair. (What about 'my hair color'?) 2. So many kinds of folks I see, but only I can be a ME. (Is "So many kinds of ...
October 27, 2011

English
stein[stahyn]   stein   /staɪn/ Show Spelled[stahyn] Show IPA noun 1.a mug, usually earthenware, especially for beer. 2.the quantity of beer or other liquid contained in a stein.
October 25, 2011

English
In Einstein, 'stein' is pronounced 'stain'. Stein is pronounced /stain/. Don't you think so?
October 25, 2011

English
How do you pronounce this name "Silverstein"?
October 25, 2011

English
1. If you are a bird, be an early bird And catch the worm for your breakfast plate. 2. If you're an early bird, you will catch the worm for your breakfast plate. (Does #1 mean #2 in meaning? a litle different?) 3. Be strong, and be healthy. 4. If you are strong, you will ...
October 24, 2011

English
1. The lanterns had to burn for eight to ten hours. 2. The lanterns had to burn for from eight to ten hours. (Are both sentences OK? Which one do we have to use?)
October 18, 2011

English
1. When did he live in this town? 2. When did he start to live in this town? (Are both grammatical?
October 14, 2011

English
1. He made me go there. 2. I was made to go there by him. 3. I was forced to go there by him. 4. He had me go there. 5. I was had to to there by him. 6. I was asked to go there by him. 7. He let me go there. 8. I was let to go there by him. 9. I was allowed to go there by him...
October 13, 2011

English
1. If they failed to light the lanterns, they were fined heavily. 2. If they failed to light the lanterns, they would be fined heavily. (Would you explain the difference between #1 and #2? Thank you. Have a good time.)
October 13, 2011

English
1. A lantern man would take them to any places in Paris. 2. A lantern man used to take them to any places in Paris. 3. A lantern man took them to any places in Paris. (What is the difference among the three sentences?)
October 13, 2011

English
1. All they had to do was go to one of these places. 2. All they had to do was to go to one of these places. (Are both grammatically correct? Which one is grammatically correct?) 3. All you have to do is finish your homeowrk. 4. All you have to do is to finish your homeowrk. (...
October 13, 2011

English
1. We know him to live in New York. 1-1. He is known to live in New York. 2. We know him to be living in New York. 2-2. He is known to be living in New York. (What is the difference between #1 and #2?)
October 10, 2011

English
1. May I go to the bathroom? 2. Can I go to the bathroom? (What is the difference between #1 and #2? Betwen may and can?)
October 10, 2011

English
1. Q1: What kind of work Orbis people have done so far: - They have traveled to underdeveloped countries to provide free eye surgery. 2. Q2: What kind of work have Orbis people done so far?: - They have traveled to underdeveloped countries to provide free eye surgery. (Which ...
September 29, 2011

English
Posted by rfvv on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 6:24am. 1. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, reporting from the ORBIS plane. 2. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, and it is reporting from the ORBIS plane. 3. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, and she is reporting from the ORBIS plane. 4. This is ...
September 27, 2011

English
e.g. Dr. Del Monte How do you pronounce "Del Monte"?
September 26, 2011

English
1. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, reporting from the ORBIS plane. 2. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, and it is reporting from the ORBIS plane. 3. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, and she is reporting from the ORBIS plane. 4. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, and is reporting from the ORBIS ...
September 26, 2011

English
1. All the food was gone. 2. All the food were gone. 3. All the foods was gone. 4. All the foods were gone. (Which ones are grammatical? What kind of noun is 'food'? A countable noun or an uncountable noun? A material noun or a collective noun? Thank you.)
September 26, 2011

English
I I met my favorite singer on the street, _____________________ 1. I would would ask his autograph. 2. I would ask him to sign in my notebook. 3. I would like to have pictures taken with him. 4. I would just smile at him. 5. I would follow him taking pictures. 6. I would talk ...
September 23, 2011

English
e.g.The sound was from an iceberg which was breaking up. (What is the meaning of 'up'? Does 'up' mean 'completely'? Can we use 'breaking' without using 'up'? And does 'breaking up' mean 'melting'?)
September 23, 2011

English
e.g. I'm here on the ORBIS plane,"the flying eye hospital." (In this sentence, why is quotation marks used? What is the difference between with quotation marks and without quotation marks?)
September 22, 2011

English
1. His ambition to become the world champion was understandable. (Waht is the part of speech of 'to become the world champion'? Is it a noun phrase or an adjective phrase?) 2. He has only one aim, to make a lot of money. 3. He has only one aim to make a lot of money. (...
September 22, 2011

English
1. Our teacher, Henry Evans, complies this dictionary. 2. Our teacher, Henry Evans complies this dictionary. 3. Our teacher Henry Evans complies this dictionary. (Are they all grammatical? Would you check the use of 'comma'?
September 22, 2011

English
1. His ambition to become the world champion was understandable. 2. Our teacher, Henry Evans, complies this dictionary. 3. We heard the news that his team had won. 4. The idea of helping poor people in underdeveloped country was normal. 5. He had only one aim, to earn a lot of...
September 22, 2011

Eenglish
Make sure (that) you drink lots of water. (Is 'sure' an object complement? 'you drink lots of water' is an object, isn't it? Am I right? Can we use 'that' in the sentence?)
September 21, 2011

English
Orbis International is an international non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to saving sight worldwide. Orbis programs focus on the prevention of blindness and the treatment of blinding eye diseases in developing countries. (What does "Orbis" ...
September 21, 2011

English
1. I will give you what you want. 2. I will give you the thing which you want. 3. I will give you the things which you want. 4. I will give you all that you want. (Does #1 meaqn #2, #3, or #4?)
September 20, 2011

English
1. If I had a lot of money, I would buy a new laptop. 2. As I don't have a lot of money, I don't buy a new laptop. 3. If I had had a lot of money, I would have bought a new laptop. 4. As I didn't have a lot of money, I didn't buy a new laptop. (Does #1 mean #2...
September 18, 2011

English
1. I have lived there since I was born. 2. I have lived there since 2000. 3. I have lived there since in 2000. 4. I have lived there since I was 8 years old. 5. I have lived there for about 8 years. (Would you check the sentences? Which ones are not grammatical?) 6. He does ...
September 18, 2011

Social studies
Why in Malaysia, should people not touch a child's head?
September 18, 2011

English
1. To make a snowman was fun. (What is the part of speech of 'fun'? A noun of an adjective?) 2. I make it a rule to get up at five in the morning. 3.I regard it natural to study math every day. (Are the two sentences grammatical?) 4. The boat rocked so much that I got ...
September 18, 2011

English
1, How does she look? 2. What does she look like? 3. How does she feel? 4. What does she feel like? - She looks surprised. (What is the suitable questions for the answer?)
September 18, 2011

English
I was very tired, but it was great to be in Antarctica. Everything was covered with snow. It was so beautiful. (What does "It" refer to in the last sentence? Does it refer to 'Antarctica' or 'everything' or 'snow'?)
September 16, 2011

English
1. I hope to succeed. 2. I hope that I will succeed. 3. I hope my success. 4. I hope for my success. 5. I hope for success. (Are they all the same and grammatical?)
September 15, 2011

English
1. What do you want for your birthday? - What I want for my birthday is a smart phone. 2. What do you want on your birthday? - What I want on my birthday is a new laptop. - I want a new laptop. - I want to get a new laptop. - I want to have a new laptop from my father. (Are ...
September 15, 2011

English
e.g. Orbis International Would you let me know what is short for "Orbis"?
September 14, 2011

English
1. The dog is black and white. 2. The dog is blown. 3. One is a black and white dog and the other is a blown dog. 4. It's ten to twelve. 5. It's ten before twelve. 6. It's ten past twelve. 7. It's ten after five. (Are the sentences all grammatical? Have a great...
September 13, 2011

English
1. Buy one, get one free. 2. If you buy one, you will get one free. 3. If you buy one, you get one free. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?)
September 3, 2011

English
1. Two glasses of water amount a bottle of water. 2. Two glasses of water amounts a bottle of water. (Which one is right? Do we have to use a singular verb or a plural verb?) 3. 100 grains of rice amounts to a cup of rice. 4. 100 grains of rice amount to a cup of rice. (Which ...
September 2, 2011

English
English - Writeacher, Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 11:35pm 1, 2, and 2-1 -- correct 3. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and they amounted to a bowl. incorrect I said this was incorrect because it's not clear what the antecedent for "...
September 2, 2011

English
The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. correct (In this sentence the antecedent of 'which' is '256 spoons of rice.' Then, which can be changed into 'and they'? They refers to '256 spoons of rice.'...
September 1, 2011

English
2-1. 256 spoons of rice amount to a bowl. (#3) correct In this sentence 'amount' is a plural verb. If this sentence is correct, '256 spoons of rice' is a plural subject. right?
September 1, 2011

English
Thank you for your help. I have questions. 1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. correct (You said 'correct.' In this sentence 'which' refers to '256 spoons of rice.' This one should be regarded as a...
September 1, 2011

English
Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 7:35pm. Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:04am. 1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. 2. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and it ...
September 1, 2011

English
1. Uros people began to live this way. 2. Uros people began to live in this way. 3. Uros people began to live by making their houses and boats with reeds as well. 4. Uros people began to live by also making their houses and boats with reeds. (Are they all grammatical? Would ...
August 31, 2011

English
1. He will ask you what you like. 2. I doubt what he will do. 3. Tell me what you want. 4. I don't remember what he said. 5. I know what his job is. 6. He told me what I liked. (Are the sentences all correct? 'What' in each sentence is an interrogative pronoun, ...
August 31, 2011

English
1. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice amounts to one spoon of rice. 2. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice amount to one spoon of rice. 3. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice is one the table. 4. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice are on the table. (Would...
August 31, 2011

English
How do you pronounce the Indian girl's name "Chandra"?
August 30, 2011

English
(Thank you for your help in many ways. Would you look at the sentence? Is 'the same' in apposition with 'about 20 degrees C'? ) e.g. The temperature in cave houses is always the same, about 20 degrees C.
August 30, 2011

English
1. A grain of corn is on the table. 2. Two grains of corn are on the table. (Are they OK? Please focus on the plural forms?) 3. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. (In this sentence 'which' refers to '256 spoons ...
August 30, 2011

English
1. Why don¡¯t we pull over and ask for directions? 2. Why don¡¯t we pull over and ask for direction? (Do we have to use the plural form 'directions' or the singular form 'direction'? Are both OK? Thank you for your help. Have a good time.)
August 30, 2011

English
Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 7:35pm. Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:04am. 1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. 2. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and it ...
August 30, 2011

English
Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:04am. 1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. 2. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and it amounted to a bowl. 3. The eighth square on the second row...
August 30, 2011

English
1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. 2. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and it amounted to a bowl. 3. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and they amounted to a ...
August 30, 2011

English
e.g. Tell me what you want. 1. Tell me. + What do you want? 2. Tell me the thing. + You want the thing. (What is the part of speech of 'what'? Does 'what' come from #1 or #2?)
August 30, 2011

English
Jane doesn't look well. I am worried about her. 1. - I know. I am about to take her to the doctor. 2. - I know. I was about to take her to the doctor. (In this dialogue, which one should we use, 'am' or 'was'?
August 29, 2011

English
1. All were happy. 2. All was clean. 3. All were clean. Q: In #1 all means all people, so #1 is grammatical. What about #2 and #3? In #2 and #3, all means all things. In this case, do we have to use 'was' or 'were'?
August 29, 2011

English
I will give you what you want, I mean, anything. Q1. Is 'what you want' in apposition with 'anything'? Q2. What is the role of 'I mean'? What other expressions can we use instead of 'I mean'?
August 29, 2011

English
1. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice amounts to one spoon of rice. 2. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice amounts to one spoonful of rice. 3. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice amounts to a spoonful of rice. 4. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice amounts...
August 29, 2011

English
1. All the money was gone. 2. All the money disappeared. (Are both the same?) 3. Chandra examined the elephants and found a problem with their ears. (What is the meaning of 'with' in this sentence? On/In which part did the elephants have a problem, in their ears or on ...
August 29, 2011

English
1. The boy cleaned his room as his mother asked. 2. The boy cleaned his room as his mother asked for. 3. The boy cleaned his room as his mother said. 4. The boy cleaned his room as his mother wanted. 5. The boy cleaned his room as his mother told. 6. The boy cleaned his room ...
August 29, 2011

English
1. I have three balls: one is green, another is blue, and the other is white. 2. I have three balls: one is green, a second is blue, and the third is white. (Are both grammatical?) 3. I have three balls; one is green, another is blue, and the other is white. 4. I have three ...
August 29, 2011

English
1. Some said yes and others said no. 2. Some said yes and the others said no. 3. Some said yes and some said no. 4. Some said yes, others said no, and the others were silent. 5. Some said yes, some said no, and the rest were silent. (Would you check the expresions? Correct ...
August 26, 2011

English
1. She doesn't like it. Show her another. 2. She doesn't like it. Show her the other. 3. She doesn't like it. Show her others. 4. She doesn't like it. Show her the others. (Are the sentences all grammatical? Which ones are commonly used?)
August 26, 2011

English
1. She likes summer and others like winter. 2. She likes summer and the others like winter. (Are both grammatical?) 3. The dog and the cat don't like each other. (Does the dog or the can mean the specific dog and the specific cat? Or were they used in generic term? Do all ...
August 26, 2011

English
1. Each of the boys has his own computer. 2. Each of the boy has his own computer. 3. Each of the boys has its own computer. 4. Each boy has his own computer. (Is #2 wrong? Are all of them except #2 correct and the same?)
July 30, 2011

English
Imagine that you were a fruit tree. What kind of fruit tree would you be? 1. I would be a mango tree. 2. I would like to be a mango tree. (Which answer is correct? Are both correct?) Do you think you would be happy as a flower? Why? - Yes, I would be happy as a flower. Why? ...
July 28, 2011

English
How is the weather today? 1. It's partly cloudy. 2. It's showery. 3. It is raining cats and dogs. 4. it is wholly cloudy. 5. It's foggy, so I cannot see buildings clearly. 6. It's stormy here, so I can not go out. I am scared. 7. It's thundering and ...
July 7, 2011

English
1. The man has two dogs. One is a small black and white dog, and the other is a big brown dog. 2. The man has two dogs. One is small black and white, and the other is big brown. (Are the expressions grammatical?) 3. If school finishes early, I will go to an academy. 4. If ...
July 7, 2011

English
In the United Kingdom, 'public school' is 'private school' in the USA. Is that right? Then what is the name for 'private school' in the United Kingdom.
July 5, 2011

English
1. What Don saw was a laptop. 2. I don't believe what Don said yesterday. 3. This is what Don wanted to have. 4. What Bill said was not true. 5. I don't have what he asked for. 6. That is not what Bill wanted. (Are they all grammatical? Check the sentences, please.)
July 5, 2011

English
1. The boy cleaned his room as his mother asked. 2. The boy cleaned his room as his mother said. 3. The boy cleaned his room according to what his mother said. 4. The boy cleaned his room according as his mother asked. (Are they all grammatical and have the same meaning?)
July 5, 2011

English
Help them carry their walker up the steps onto the bus. (What is the part of speech of 'onto the bus'? Is it an adjective phrase or an adverbial phrase? Can we use 'on' instead of 'onto'? Thank you for your help.)
July 3, 2011

English
1. The milk has gone sour. 2. He went mad. 3. The man went bald. 4. The old lady went blind. 5. He went weak. 6. She went bankrupt. 7. Bill has gone poor. (Are they all grammatical?)
July 2, 2011

English
1. The Davinci Code is the most exciting book I've ever read. 2. The Da Vinci Code is the most exciting book I've ever read. (Which title is right? Can we omit 'the'?)
June 26, 2011

English
1. This computer is such a slow thing that I can't use it. 2. This computer is such a slow thing that i can't use. (Which one is correct?) 3.This computer is so slow that I can't use it. 4. This computer is so slow that I can't use. (Which one is correct? Are ...
June 25, 2011

English
Thank you. Then you mean #1 is the same as #2?
June 25, 2011

English
1. This isn't as cheap as any other sofa in this shop. 2. This is the most expensive soaf in this shop. 3. There are other sofas that are cheaper. (What does #1 mean, #1 or #2?)
June 25, 2011

English
First you should have your decayed molar pulled out at the dentist's. We have to spend a lot of money if you have a false molar implanted at the moment. So, wait. By saving money, later you can have a false molar implanted. Today I will go to the citizen center and then I ...
June 22, 2011

English
This temple is the holy of holies to many people. (What is the part of speech 'holy' in the sentence? What does 'the holy' mean?)
June 22, 2011

English
Posted by English on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 9:35pm. The dentist's is very busy, so we have to book the visit beforehand. You have to have your decayed tooth pulled out, but we have to wait for about one month? Can you wait? If you feel painful from time to time, let'...
June 22, 2011

English
1. My brother hit me on a sore arm. 2. My brother hit my on a sore arm. 3. My brother hit me on the sore arm. 4. My brother hit my on the sore arm. 5. My brother hit my sore arm. (Which ones are grammatically correct?)
June 22, 2011

English
1. We walk or run wearing these shoes. (What is the part of speech of 'wearing' here? Is "wearing" a complement? Or is #1 come from #2 or #3 below?) 2. We walk or run as we wear these shoes. 3. We walk or run while we wear these shoes. (Are the three all the ...
June 22, 2011

English
When did modern soccer start? - It started in 1863 when ten schools founded the Football Association of England. (In the second sentence, what is the part of speech of 'when'? Is 'when' a relative adverb or a conjunction?)
June 20, 2011

English
1. I made Harry Porter interesting by adding more stories. (is this sentence grammatical?) 2. We shook the building, and it fell dowm. (Is this grammatical?) 3. I will give some hints to you? (What does 'hints' refer to? What are other similiar expressions?)
June 18, 2011

English
She made us clean the hall. (What is "hall"? Is it a building, a large room or a hallway near classrooms?)
June 18, 2011

English
1. The solar cell could change sunlight directly into electricity. 2. The solar cell could directly change sunlight into electricity. (Are both the same? Check the position of 'directly' in each xentence, please.)
June 18, 2011

English
1. The solar cell was invented by three American scientists. 2. A solar cell was invented by three American scientists. (What is the difference between the two sentence? Are they the same?)
June 18, 2011

physical education
What is Pele, the King of Soccer doing these days? Is he still alive? Is a soccer player in Brazil? What does he do these days? Is he a coach? I'd like to know what Pele is doing these days? Thank you.
June 16, 2011

English
1. The solar cell could change sunlight directly into electricity. 2. The solar cell could directly change sunlight into electricity. (Are both acceptable? What is the suitable position of 'directly'? Which one is right?)
June 15, 2011

English
1. Soccer was a regular subject in many public schools in England in the early 1800s. These schools developed their own rules, which were different from school to school. 2. Soccer was a regular subject in many public schools in England in the early 1800s. These schools ...
June 14, 2011

English
To solve this problem, ten schools founded the Football Association of England and made a set of standard rules in 1863. That was the year when moden soccer started. (What does 'that' refer to in the last sentence? Does 'that' refer to '1863' or the ...
June 14, 2011

English
In addition, Pele is the only player that has been on three World Cup winning teams. (Why is 'has been' used? Can't we use ' was' instead of 'has been'?)
June 14, 2011

English
What is the origin of 'couch potato'? Does it mean a potato on a couch? Why has it become a person who spends a lot of time sitting and watching TV?
June 14, 2011

English
1. When I arrived at the station, the train had alrready left. 2. When I arrived at the station, he had been waiting for me for half an hour. 3. When I arrived at the station, he had waited for me for half an hour. (Are they all grammatical? Which expressions should I use, #2 ...
June 13, 2011

English
1. When I entered the room, he played the piano. 2. When I entered the room, he started to play the piano. (Is #1 grammatical? Is #1 similar to #2?) 3. When I entered the room, he had been playing the piano for an hour. 4. When I entered the room, he was playing the piano. (...
June 13, 2011

English
1. The English liked soccer very much. (What is the part of speech of 'English'? An adjective or a noun?) 2. English people liked soccer very much. 3. All the English people liked soccer very much. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?)
June 13, 2011

English
How many people took part in a soccer game in medieval England? 1. Hundreds of people took part in a soccer game. 2. Hundreds of people took part in the game then. (Which one is the suitable answer for the question?)
June 13, 2011

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