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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

English
1. The Chinese are an industrious people. 2. Chinese people are an industrious people. 3. The Chinese people are an industrious people. (What does #1 mean, #2 or #3?) 4. The Romans were strong. 5. The Roman were strong. 6. Roman people were strong. 7. The Roman people were ...
June 13, 2011

English
1. The fish I ate upset me. 2. The fish I had eaten upset me. (One more similar question, please. Are both OK? Because of the tense, #2 seems to be better. What about #1? Are both OK? Is there any difference between them?) 3.I had finished the work before my boss came back. 4...
June 11, 2011

English
1. He still felt fun about the show to watch the dynamic movements of the dancers. 2. He still felt funny about the show to watch the dynamic movements of the dancers. 3. He still felt fun to watch the dynamic movements of the dancers about the show. (Are they all grammatical...
June 11, 2011

English
1. I will give my parents the flower. 2. I will give my parents it. 3. Make two flowers and give each of your parents one flower. 4. Make two flowers and give each of your parents one. (Are #2 and #4 grammatically correct?)
June 10, 2011

English
1. She made us clean the hall. 2. We saw him dancing in the hall. (What does 'hall' mean in each sentence, a building, a big room or a hallway?)
June 10, 2011

English
1. Can you get me a a coke? 2. Can you bring me a coke? 3. Can you fetch me a coke? 4. Can you buy me a coke? (What does #1 mean, #2, 3 or 4?)
June 10, 2011

English
1. I found intetest in Harry Potter. 2. I found an intetest in Harry Potter. 3. I found intetests in Harry Potter. 4. I got interested in Harry Potter. 5. I got interest in Harry Potter. 6. I became interesed in Harry Potter. 7. I got an interest in Harry Potter. (Which ...
June 10, 2011

English
1. He vomited all the cookies he had eaten. 2. He vomited all the cookies he ate. 3. She was not so beautiful as I had imagined. 4. She was not so beautiful as I imagined. (Which ones are correct? Do we have to use the past tense or the past participle tense? Are all correct? ...
June 10, 2011

Social Studies
What does "Maya" mean? Is "Maya" a country? Are the Mayans still alive or aare they extinct? Where did they live?
June 8, 2011

PE
How many times did Brazil won the World Cup, five times or six time?
June 2, 2011

English
1. Korea co-hosted the World Cup in 2002 with Japan. 2. Korea hosted the World Cup with Japan in 2002. 3. Korea and Japan co-hosted the World Cup in 2002. 4. Korea hosted the World Cup in 2002 with Japan. (Are all the same and grammatical?)
June 2, 2011

English
Open : 9:00 am.¢¦ 5:00 pm. (Mon ¢¦ Fri) (How do you read the above?) 1. From nine am. to five pm. (from Monday to Friday) 2. nine am. to five pm. (Monday to Friday) 3. From nine am. through five pm. (from Monday through Friday) 4 nine am. through five ...
May 28, 2011

English
1. Dr. Kim's office is between the library and the bank. (What is "Dr. Kim's office"? In this sentence does office mean 'clinic'? Or is 'office' a room where people work, usually sitting at desks?) 2. He is Dr. Kim. (In this sentence, what ...
May 28, 2011

English
The waves got higher and higher. Then the waves broke the boat, and the emperor could not get back to the palace. (What is the meanign of 'Then' in the passage above? 1. At that time 2. After that 3. In that case Or another meaning?)
May 25, 2011

English
1. I was most impressed with the trees growing out of the water in the middle of the pond. (Is 'most' the superlative of 'much'?) 2. I was much impressed with the trees. 3. I was very impressed with the trees. (Which one is right?)
May 16, 2011

English
1. I bought a little mask for my sister, Sue. 2. I bought my sister, Sue, a litle mask. 3. I bought my sister, Sue a little mask. (Which one is right #2 or #3? From #1 we can get #2 or #3, right? Do I have to put a comma after 'Sue'?)
May 16, 2011

English
I was most impressed with the trees growing out of the water in the middle of the pond. (Q1: What is the function of 'most' in this sentence? Can we use 'the' before 'most'? 2. Can we substitute 'from' for 'out of'? Q3: Is ' ...
May 10, 2011

English
1. Our next stop was Buyongdae, a cliff overlooking Hahoe Village. 2. Our next stop was Buyongdae, a cliff which overlooked Hahoe Village. 3.Our next stop was Buyongdae, a cliff which overlooks Hahoe Village. 4. Our next stop was Buyongdae, a cliff which was overlooking Hahoe ...
May 10, 2011

English
1. I would prefer not to eat that. 2. He slaved at his job so his family would have everything they needed. 3. Your cholesterol balance is good. 4. He slipped into the room. 5. Clip two sheets of paper together. 6. The whole universe knows it. 7. I won't force you to come...
April 30, 2011

English
1. He made them be quiet in the library. 2. He made them quiet in the library. 3. He had them be quiet in the library. 4. He had them quiet in the library. 5. He watched them be quiet in the library. 6. He watched them quiet in the library. (Which ones are correct in the ...
April 30, 2011

English
1. From the data base of the website, we can make problems. 2. From the data bank of the website, we can make problems. (Which expression is right?) 3. Tim_Data (What is the English name for the short holizontal line? It is not called 'hyphen', right?)
April 21, 2011

English
1. What is ECTO:1? (Is ECTO a model of a car?) 2.SLIMED! Lose all your points. (In a game on a computer,there is a green ghost and the expression in #2. Then what does "SLIMED" mean? ) 3. Marshmallow Man (Is it a character?)
April 17, 2011

English
1. He took a flight to his hometown. (What does 'flight' mean here? Does 'flight' mean 'airplane'?) 2. Your childish games don't amuse me one bit. (What other expressions can we use instead of 'one bit'?) 3. Jane can dance with skill. 4. ...
April 16, 2011

English
1. See the X on the map? 2. Do you se the X on the map? (Does #1 mean #2?) 3. Is anyone in your family a caregiver to sick people? (Is this a correct sentence?) 4. The girl is well grounded in French. (Is this correct? Would you paraphrase this one with another expression?) 5....
April 16, 2011

English
This morning, Jinsu sent a text message to some of his friends. It said Park Jisung is coming to our school. The news became widespread, so many students gathered on the playground to see Park Jisung, the famous soccer player. They were excited to see him. However, Park Jisung...
April 16, 2011

English
1. I think watching TV is bad because we cannot study effectively. 2. I think watching TV is bad because we can become violent as we watch violence movies. 3. I think watching TV is not so good because we have many things to do. We should not waste time watching TV programs. 4...
April 16, 2011

English
1. He may not be rich. 2. He can not be rich. (Are both the same or different? If they are different, why is that?)
April 15, 2011

English
Do you want to lose weight? Just wear FatSox. These special socks will suck the fat out of your feet as they sweat. After use, just take them off and wash the fat away. It's simple and easy. (In this passage, what does "It" refer to in the last sentence?)
April 14, 2011

English
1. My favorite is music (which was/which is) written by Mozart. 2. I am reading a book (which was /which is) written by Hemingway. (which one is right in the parentheses?) 3. After use, just take them off and wash the fat away. (What is the meaing of "just' in the ...
April 14, 2011

English
1. I like clothes made by Italian designers. 2. I like clothes which were made by Italian designers. 3. I like clothes which are made by Italian designers. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Which ones are missing?)
April 14, 2011

English
1. Paste the wall with paper. (Is this sentence correct?) 2. The nurse mixed him a bottle of medicine. 3. The nurse mixed a bottle of medicine for him. (Are both grammatical?) 4. The Sahara desert stretches across North Africa. 5. The Sahara desert stretches across Northern ...
April 13, 2011

English
1. The acting of the lead actor was great. 2. The main actor's acting was terrific. 3. The actings of some actors and actresses were fantastic. 4. Two main actors' actings were outstanding. 5. The scenery around the ship was very nice. 6. When the ship was sinking, the...
April 13, 2011

English
1. The girl heard the ringing of her cellphone, so she got up and surprised to get a text message that Park Jisung, the famous soccer player is coming to their school. 2. Did you see the text message which Jinsu sent. Park Jisung will come to our school. 3. So many students ...
April 12, 2011

English
Do we have to use the singular verb 'was'?
April 11, 2011

English
1. A group of penguins were taking off to the sky. 2. A group of penguins was taking off to the sky. (Which one is right? Do we have to use 'swere' or 'was' here?)
April 11, 2011

English
1. His face turned red. 2. His face turned like red. 3. He looks pale. 4. He looks like a poet. (I thinks #3 and #4 are correct. What about #2? Is it correct or wrong?)
April 11, 2011

question
Thank you for your help. I can learn a lot of useful and corect English expressions here. By the way, when I search what I have uploaded, I can not find the recent questions first, which is different from before.
April 10, 2011

English
Teacher shakes me by the shoulder when I am sleeping in class. (Thank you for your help. The teacher ot Teacher? I think 'The teacher' is correct? Am I right? Can we use 'Teacher' in this sentence?)
April 10, 2011

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