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1. The next few years, you are growing in and out. 2. Over the next few years, you are growing in and out. 3. In the next few years, you are growing in and out. 4. During the next few years, you are growing in and out. (Which one is correct? Which one is a common expression? I...

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Personal pronoun? And then is' like' 'as if' or 'as'?

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It smells like something is burning. (Is this sentence correct? What does 'It' refer to?)

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1. He knows how to dance Samba. 2. He knows how to dance samba. (Which expression is right? Do we have to capitalize 'samba' or not? Thank you.)

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Posted by rfvv on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 5:03am. 1. Flip a coin, and if you get the head, you move one step. If you get the tail, move two steps. Then, using the picture and the words in the circle, make a sentence. 2. Work in pairs. Prepare a coin in each pair. One should ...

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1. Flip a coin, and if you get the head, you move one step. If you get the tail, move two steps. Then, using the picture and the words in the circle, make a sentence. 2. Work in pairs. Prepare a coin in each pair. One should flip a coin, and if he gets the head, he should move...

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I use the Internet every day. It is faster than ever. (What is the meaning of 'ever' here?)

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1. You will be taller than her in a couple of years. (What is the part of speech of 'than' here? Is 'in a couple of years' 'two years' or 'two, three, or four years'?) English - Ms. Sue, Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 5:50pm "Than" is use...

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1. I am listening to news. 2. I am listening to the news. (What is the difference between the? Which one is correct and common?)

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Is Jinny a male name or a female name?

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1. You will be taller than her in a couple of years. (What is the part of speech of 'than' here? Is 'in a couple of years' 'two years' or 'two, three, or four years'?)

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Who gives you advices about worries? - My friend, parents, and teachers give me advices about worries. (Are the question and answer grammatical? Please focus on the form of 'advice' and the 'friend'?)

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Are they in apposition? Then 'same' is a pronoun or a noun?

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The temperature in cabe houses is always the same, about 20 degrees Celsius, (What is the relationship between 'the same' and ' about 20 degrees Celsius'?)

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1. We did cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the wouded. 2. We gave first aid to the injured. (Are they both grammatical? Do we have to use 'to'? What does 'the wounded' and 'the injured' mean? Singular or plural? Thank you.)

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1. I have three balls; one is blue, another is green, and the other is yellow. 2. I have three balls. One is blue, another is green, and the other is yellow. 3. I have three balls: one is blue, another is green, and the other is yellow. 4. I have three balls. One is blue, anot...

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1. The game excited him. 2. He was excited at the game. 3. The soccor match interested Tom. 4. Tom was interested in the soccer match. 5. The news surprised him. 6. He was surprised at the news. (Is each pair correct? 1,3, and 5 are active voice sentences, and 2,4,and 6 are pa...

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1. I have two dogs. One is black, and the other is black and white. 2. I have two dogs. One is black, and the second is black and white. (Which expression is correct? Can we use 'the second' instead of 'the other' here?)

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1. I bought a $ 10 shirt and a $ 5 socks. 2. I bought a $ 10 shirt and a pair of $ 5 socks. 3. I bought a $ 10 shirt and $ 5 socks. (Which one is correct?)

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Was Alexander Graham Bell American or English? (Question)

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OK. Thank you. If the father reads the same newspaper again an again, what expressions do we have to use? If he has such a strange habit, what do we say?

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Thank you? Do you mean that he doesn't read only one (the same) newspaper again and again? Do you mean that he reads everyday newspaper (different newspaper every day)?

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1. My father reads the newspaper every day. (What does it mean? 2. My father reads the same newspaper everyday. 3. My father reads a newspaper every day. Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Is 'the newspaper' the generic term? )

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1. It is for two blocks from here. 2. It is for two stops from here. 3. It is for two miles from here. 4. It is for two kilometers from here. (Are they all grammatical?)

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1. It is five stops from here. (What does 'it' refer to? Is 'for' missing before 'five stops'?) 2. That makes two of us. (What is the meaning of this expression?) A: I don't like this movie at all. B: That makes two of us.

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1. We sat around the bonfire wearing skirts. 2. Wearing red socks, I walked on the hallway. 3. I ran without shoes wearing yellow socks. 4. I slept during the class wearing a fur coat. 5. I slept during the class while/as I was wearing a fur coat. (Are they all grammatical? Do...

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1. Most boys grow a lot between the age of 9 and 14. 2. Most boys grow a lot between the ages of 9 and 14. (Which one is correct? Do we have to use 'ages' or 'age' in the sentence?)

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1. You will be taller than her in a couple of years. 2. You will be taller than her in two years. 3. You will be taller than her in a few years. 4. You will be taller than her in two or three years. (Which one is the same as #1? #2 or the others? What is the meaning of 'a ...

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I want to buy some cookies. 1. - How much is it? 2. - How much are they? 3. - It's two dollars. 4. - They are two dollars. (In this short dialogue, which expressions do we have to use?)

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How ofen do you read the newspaper? I read it every day. (Does the answer mean 'I read the same newspaper every day,' or 'I read a newspaper every day.' Was 'the newspaper' writen in generic use or not?)

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We sat _________ the campfire. (Would you let me know suitable expressions for the blank?)

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1. Solar energy will never give out. 2. Solar energy will never run out. (Are both the same?) 3. We bought many foods. 4. We bought much food. (Which one is right? Are both OK? Is food a material noun, a common noun or a collective noun? In dictionaries, we sometimes see the p...

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Why is the telephone convenient? 1. We don't have to talk face to face. 2. We don't have to write letters to someone that is far away from us. 3. We don't have to write letters to people who are far away from us. 4. We don't have to visit others' houses to ...

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1. He wants to take a lot of pictures of baby. 2. He wants to take a lot of pictures of the baby. 3. He wants to take a lot of pictures of babies. 4. He wants to take a lot of pictures of a baby. (Are they all grammatical? What about #1? Is Sentence 1 correct? Please focus on ...

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1. After feeding the baby with milk, you should put the milk bottle with leftover milk in the fridge. If not, the leftover milk will become bad. 2. After having meals, you should put the side dishes in the refrigerator. If not, the foods will be spoiled quickly especially in t...

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1. Solar cells are a little smaller and lighter than before. 2. Solar cells are little smaller and lighter than before. 3. Solar cells are much smaller and lighter than before. (#3 is grammatical, right? What about #1 and #2? Are they grammatical? What is the difference betwee...

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1. Energy can be made when we walk or run wearing these shoes. 2. Energy can be made when we walk or run while we are wearing these shoes. 3. Energy can be made when we walk or run while/as we wear these shoes. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?)

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Posted by rfvv on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 2:09am. 1. How about goind economics camp? 2. How much did you spend? I bought a $50 shirt and a $5 socks. (Would you check the expressions? Please correct incorrect expressions?) English - SraJMcGin, Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 2:11am...

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1. How about goind economics camp? 2. How much did you spend? I bought a $50 shirt and a $5 socks. (Would you check the expressions? Please correct incorrect expressions?)

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1. How much is a one-day ticket? 2. How much is one day ticket? 3. How much is a one day ticket? 4. How much is an hour ticket? 5. How much is a an hour ticket? 6. How much is a one hour ticket? 7. How much is a one-hour ticket? 8. How much is a morning ticket? 9. How much is ...

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1. How much is gimbap? 2. How much is a gimbap? 3. How much is two gimbaps? 4. How much are two gimbaps? 5. How much are two rolls of gimbap? 6. I want to eat some gimbap. 7. I want to eat some gimbaps. 8. I want to eat some rolls of gimbap. (Which expressions are grammatical?)

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For the deaf, a person used the finger language /the sign language. (Is this one correct? Which expression is correct, finger language or sign language? Thank you.)

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1. Sally 2. Sandy (Are they male names or female names?)

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1. My father goes to work by car. 2. My father goes to work by his car. 3. My father goes to work in his car. (Which one is grammatical?) English - Jen, Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 11:11pm I would say "my father drives his car to work". 1 is probably the most acceptabl...

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1. My father goes to work by car. 2. My father goes to work by his car. 3. My father goes to work in his car. (Which one is grammatical?)

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Why is the future of solar energy bright? 1. Every year, solar cells are becoming cheaper and better. Solar energy is also clean and it will never run out. 2. Because every year, solar cells are becoming cheaper and better, solar energy is also clean, and it will never run out...

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Is 'money' an abstract noun or a material noun?

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eg. In 2010, he will run out of food. (How do you pronounce '2010' in the sentence?)

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They ran out of oil. They ran out of food. They ran out of rice. They ran out of money. They ran out of pens. He ran out of paper. He ran out of grocery. The food is running out. The oil is running out. The rice is running out. His money is running out. (Are they all grammatic...

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What is the difference between 'battery' and 'cell'?

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1. He is dumb, so he uses the finger language. 2. He is dumb, so he uses the sign language. (Which one is grammatical? Are both grammatical?)

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1. My father liked playing billiards. He wanted to be a billiards player. 2. My mother liked knitting. She wanted to run a small knitting shop. (Are the expresions grammatical? Do we have to use 'billiard player' or 'billiards player'?)

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1. You must be kidding. 2. You have to be kidding. (Can we use the second expression? Are both the same?)

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1. Is it okay if I open the window? (What does 'it' refer to in this sentence?) 2. Do you mind if I borrow your pen? (What is the meaning of 'mind' in this sentence?)

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Do you mind if I open the window? 1. No way! 2. Not in a million years. 3. Not at all. 4. Abosolutely not. (Ae all the answers correct? Why do you use the #2 answer? Would you explain it in detail?)

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1. I'd love to introduce them to you. 2. I'd love to introduce to you them. (#1 is correct, right? What about #2? Is it wrong or right?)

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1. Do you live around here? 2. Do you live about here? 3. Do you live near here? (Are they all grammatical and the same?)

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Posted by rfvv on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 10:33pm. 1. Are you finished cleaning? 2. Are you finished with cleaning? (Which one is correct?) English - SraJMcGin, Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 11:09pm 1. Are you finished cleaning.= correct 2. I'd use the noun "cleaning" an...

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1. The problem is so difficult that I cannot solve it. 2. The problem is too difficult for me to solve. 3. It is too difficult for me to solve the problem. (Are the three sentences the same? Do they come from the same structure? Can we omit 'that' in Sentence 1?)

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1. Is it too late to call him. (What does 'it' refer to in the sentence? Weather?)

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1. Are you finished cleaning? 2. Are you finished with cleaning? (Which one is correct?)

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1. We decided to go abroad. 2. We made up our mind to go abroad. 3. We made a decision to go abroad. 4. We made up our minds to go abroad. (Are they all interchangable? Do we have to use the plural form 'minds' or the singular form 'mind'?) 5. We determinded to...

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Posted by rfvv on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 4:33pm. 1. She dicided to write a third book. 2. She decided to write the third book. (Which one is right? Are both grammatical? What is the difference between them?) English - Mr.Bruce, Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 4:50pm I am an English tea...

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1. She dicided to write a third book. 2. She decided to write the third book. (Which one is right? Are both grammatical? What is the difference between them?)

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1. He lived to be eighty. 2. He lived until he was eighty. (Does #1 mean #2?) 3. He awoke to find himself famous. 4. He awoke and found himself famous. (Are both the same?) 5. He grew up to be a famous musician. 6. He grew up and became a famous musician. (Are both the same?)

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1. If you heard him speak Chinese, you would take him for a Chinese. 2. To hear him speak Chinese, you would take him for a Chinese. (Does #1 mean #2?) 3. If you hear him speak Chinese, you will take him for a Chinese. 4. To hear him speak Chinese, you will take him for a Chin...

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1. I'll remember to see the movie with my friend. 2. I'll remember that I have to see the movie with my friend. 3. I'll remember that I will see the movie with my friend. 4. I'll remember that I must see the movie with my friend. (Does #1 mean #2, #3, or #4?)

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Do you mind my opening the window? - Of course not. - Certainly not. - No, not at all. - Not at all. - No, I don't. - Yes, I do. - I'm afraid so. - I'm sorry, but I feel so cold. - I'm afraid you can't. I have a cold. (Are the answers all suitable? Do you h...

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1. Did you finish reading that, Harry Potter novel? (What is the part of speech of 'that' in the sentence? Do we need "comma" after 'that'? Is the sentence correct?))

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1. I'd love to introcuce them to you. 2. I'd love to introduce to you them. 3. I'd love to introduce the people to you. 4. I'd love to introduce to you the people. 5. I'd love to introduce the people who are standing over there to you. 6. I'd love to in...

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1. Do you live around here? 2. Do you live near here? 3. Do you live in here? (Are they all grammatical? #1 is the same as #2? #3 is a little different, right?)

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(telephone call) Hello. May I speak to Tony? 1. - Who's calling, please? 2. - Who's speaking, please? (Which one do we have to use? Are both OK?)

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1. We should not eat and drink. (Does it mean that we can not both eat and drink? Does it mean that we can not do the activities at the same time?)

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1. What do you think about the movie? (Is 'what' the object of 'think'?) 2. How do you think about the movie? I think with my brain. I think it swiftly. I think it slowly. (Are the answers correct?)

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How is your day going? - My day is going good! (Are these expressions grammatical?)

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1. Join one section of the pipe to the next. 2. Join one section of pipe to the next. (Do we have to use 'the' or not? Which one is correct?)

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1. What did you think about the movie? - I thought it ws very sad. I cried a lot. 2. Which did you think about the movie? - I thought it was very violent. 3. When did you think about the movie? - Yesterday I thought about the movie. 4. How did you think about the movie? - I th...

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1. This path leads to the main road near the trees. 2. This path joins the main road near the trees. (Are both the same?)

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1. What do you think about the musical? 2. How do you think about the musical? (#1 is right, but #2 is wrong? Am I right? Why is #2 ungrammatical?)

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When do we use the following expression? Could you name the cases? * I've got it.

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1. I have three colored pencils. 2. I have three color pencils. (Which one is right?) 3. Leather is (a) treated animal skin which is used for making shoes, clothes, bags, and furniture. (Do we have to use'a' or not in this entence?)

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1. Tape a stick to both of the puppet's hands. 2. Tape a stick to each of the puppet's hands. 3. Tape a stick to others of the puppet's hands. 4. Tape a stick to some of the puppet's hands. (Which ones are grammatical?)

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What is the difference of the words? How do you pronounce "can' and "can't"? 1. I can do it. 2. I can't do it. (How do we distinguish the difference? Would you like to explain it?)

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Posted by rfvv on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:41am. 1. When is Chris's homework due? 2. When is Chris' homework due? (Which one is the correct possessive case of Chris? Is it "Chris's"? How do we pronounce "Chris's? Can't we use "chri...

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1. When is Chris's homework due? 2. When is Chris' homework due? (Which one is the correct possessive case of Chris? Is it "Chris's"? How do we pronounce "Chris's? Can't we use "chris'"as a possessive case?)

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Which club is Don in? 1. He is in a sports club. 2. He is in the sports club. 3. He is in a Sports Club. 4. He is in the Sports Club. 5. He is in The Sports Club. (Which answer is common and natural? Are all grammatically correct?)

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1. He is from USA. 2. He is from the USA. (Are both OK? Do we have to use 'the' before USA all the time?)

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1. I like taking picutures of myself. 2. I like taking pictures of me. (Are both grammatical?)

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1. I like taking pictures of myself. 2. I like taking picutres of me. (Which one is right? Are both OK?) 3. I can't believe it. 4. That's surprising! 5. What a surprise! 6. That's unbelievable. 7. That's amazing! 8. What a surprise it is! (Are they the same in ...

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1. He went to the teachers' room. There were many teachers, and he was able to see some students scolded by a teacher. 2. The native speaker has his office. In the teacher's office, we talked with the foreign speaker. 3. The teacher's room is a little small, so onl...

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Do not watch volence TV programs. It is not good for the baby. If the baby watches good programs, he will be affected positively. Sometimes make the baby drink water. If you feed the baby with lots of milk, he will become fat. The pantie seems to be a little small for the baby...

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1. He is my old friend. (Can we use this one when one of my friends is very old though I met him one week ago?) 2. My favorite class is math class. 3. My favorite class is a math class. (Which one is right? Are both right? ) 4. I do my homework with her after school. 5. I do m...

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1. You have to feed the baby with water sometimes. 2. You have to feed water for the baby sometimes. 3. The baby must have peed. You have to change the diaper. The diaper is wet. Will you bring a new diaper? 4. The baby gave out dung. Bring me a baby tissue. I will clean that ...

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1. He was sick so he couldn't go to work. 2. He was sick, so he couldn't go to work. 3. He was sick so that he couldn't go to work. (What is the difference among them? Does #1 mean #2 or #3? What is the meaning of #1?)

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1. I am leaving now to take the train. 2. I am moving now to take the train. 3. I will leave now to take the train. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Is the subject moving or is the subject going to move in the near future?)

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1. I brushed my teeth so I took a shower. 2. I brushed my teeth because I took a shower. (Are both grammatical? What do they mean?)

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1. I brushed my teeth as I took a shower. 2. I brushed my teeth because I took a shower. 3. I brushed my teeth while I took a shower. 4. I brushed my teeth taking a shower. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Is #3 the same as #4?)

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1. "He is very nice," said Bill. 2. " How nice he is!" Bill said. 3. "How are you?" he said. 4. "Go away," said he. 5. "Shall we go there?" said Bill. 11. Bill said, "He is very nice." 22. Bill said, " How nice h...

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1. When was Wima born? - She was born in 1940. 2. How many miles was the hospital away from Wilma's home? - It was about 50 miles away from her home. 3. When did Wilma get a bronze medal at the Melbourn Olympics? - She got a bronze medal in 1956. 4. When did Wilma retire f...

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1. He solved two math questions with ease. 2. He solved two math problems with ease. 3. He solved two mathematical problems/questions with ease. (Are all the same? Which one is commonly used?)

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