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September 22, 2014

Posts by rfvv


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English
1. That coat appears to fit you well. 2. That coat seems to fit you well. 3. That coat appears to be suitable for you well. 4. That coat seems to be suitable for you well. (Are they all grammatical and the same? Which expressions do people use frequently?)
July 11, 2014

English
1. I have hunger to go home now. 2. I have a hunger to go home now. 3. I am dying to go home now. 4. I am looking forward to go home now. 5. I anticipate going home now. 6. I expect to go home now. (Are they grammatical? Which one is correct, #1 or #2? Do all the sentences ...
July 11, 2014

English
* The dog and the cat don't like each other. ------------------------ Does 'the dog' mean the specific dog or any dog in general? Does 'the cat' mean the specific dog or any dog in general? Does the sentence mean all dogs and cats don't like each other?
July 11, 2014

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1. Exchange points with another team. 2. Swap points with another team. (Are both the same?) 3. Take away 300 points from one team. 4. Bring 300 points from another team. 5. Take away 30 points from each team. (Are they the same in meaning?) (Do we have to use 'one' or...
July 11, 2014

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1. The committee consists of 7 members. 2. The committee is consisting of 7 members. 3. He loves Ann. 4. He is loving Ann. 5. He has a book. 6. He is having a book. 7. The bread smells bad. 8. The bread is smelling bad. 9. He smells the bread. 10. He is smelling the bread. 11...
July 11, 2014

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1. Have you ever had pets? 2. Have you ever kept pets? 3. Have you ever raised pets? ------------- Are they all grammatical? Do they have the same meaning? Does #1 mean #2? Which one is commonly used?
July 11, 2014

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1. Some like rock, and others like jazz. 2. Some like rock music, and others like jazz music. ----------- Does #1 mean #2?
July 11, 2014

English
1. Emma has waited for him for an hour. 2. Emma has been waiting for him for an hour. --------------------- Are both grammatical? What is the difference between them in meaning?
July 10, 2014

English
1. It has taken many centuries of wars and fightings for mankind to learn this. 2. It took many centuries of wars and fightings for mankind to learn this. ----------------------------- Why do we have to use 'has taken' as in Sentence 1? What about Sentence 2, where the...
July 9, 2014

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They realize that a different religion is something to talk about, not to fight about. ---------------------- In this sentence what does 'something' mean? #1 or #2? 1. a thing that is not known or mentioned by name 2. a thing that is thought to be important or worth ...
July 9, 2014

English
It has taken many centuries of wars and fightings for mankind to learn this. --------------- What does the first word 'It' refer to in this sentence?
July 9, 2014

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1. He has lived in the city since 2007. 2. He has lived in the city since he was 2 years old. 3. He has lived in the city since two years ago. 4. He has lived in the city for two years. 5. He has lived in the city since he moved to the city. 6. He has lived in the city since ...
July 9, 2014

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1. He has lived in the city for 10 years. 2. He lived in the city for 10 years. 3. He has gone to LA. 3-1. He went to LA and he lives there now. (Are they all grammatical? Does #3 mean 3-1?) 4. He went to LA, but soon came back. 5. He went to LA, but soon he came back. 6. He ...
July 9, 2014

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1. I have had many different jobs. 2. I have had two jobs. --------------------- Does #2 mean that he has two jobs now? Does #1 mean that he has many different jobs now? Or does #1 mean that he has ever experienced having many different jobs? English - Writeacher, Tuesday, ...
July 9, 2014

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There are many balls. 1. Some are blue, and others are yellow. 2. Some are blue, and some are yellow. 3. some are blue, and the others are yellow. 4. some are blue, some are yellow, and some are white. 5. some are blue, others are yellow, and some are white. 6. some are blue, ...
July 8, 2014

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1. I have had many different jobs. 2. I have had two jobs. --------------------- Does #2 mean that he has two jobs now? Does #1 mean that he has many different jobs now? Or does #1 mean that he has ever experienced having many different jobs?
July 8, 2014

English
1. It has been such a long time. -------------------- What does 'It' refer to in Sentence 1? Does 'It' an impersonal pronoun referring to 'the time'?
July 8, 2014

English
1. I have lived in New York for 12 years. 2. I have been living in New York for 12 years. ---------------- #1 is grammatical? What about #2?
July 8, 2014

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1. He has studied math for three hours. 2. He has been studying for three hours. ---------------- Are both grammatical? Which one is commonly used?
July 8, 2014

English
1. They have eaten Korean food before. 2. They ate Korean food before. 3. They had eaten Korean food before. ----------- Are they all grammatical? Then what is the difference among them?
July 8, 2014

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1. I haven't seen you for a while. 2. I haven't seen you in a while. 3. I haven't seen you for ages. 4. I haven't seen you in ages. 5. I haven't seen you for a long time. ------------ Are they all grammatical and the same?
July 8, 2014

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1. What a pity! 2. What a shame! 3. What a suck! 4. That sucks! ------------- Are they all grammatical? Are they the same? Which ones are commonly used? What is the meaning of 'suck' in the sentences?
July 5, 2014

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1. He entered the building. 2. He went in the building. 3. He went into the building. ------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is frequently used? ============================= 4. Put the milk bottle in the fridge. 5. Put the milk bottle into the fridge...
July 5, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6:36am. 1. I haven't read Harry Potter yet. 2. I don't read Harry Potter yet. 3. I didn't read Harry Potter yet. ------------------------------ Which expressions are not grammatical? Is #2 or #3 grammatical? •English...
July 5, 2014

English
1. I have seen her once. 2. I once have seen her. 3. I have once seen her. ------------------ Which one is grammatical and commonly used?
July 5, 2014

English
1. I bought a popsicle from a cart around the corner. 2. I bought two popsicles from a cart around the corner. (Are they grammatical? What other expressions can we use instead of 'popsicle'?)
June 29, 2014

Englaish
Posted by rfvv on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 4:13pm. People use pockets when they eat Brussels waffles. ---------- Is this sentence grammatical? Is the use of 'pockets' here grammatical? English - Writeacher, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10:38am Do you mean they put the ...
June 29, 2014

English
1. Modern soccer is the same as the one of Medieval England. 2. Modern soccer is the same as that of Medieval England. (Which one is grammatical? Do you have other expressions which have the same meaning?)
June 29, 2014

English
1. He is drinking some drinks. 2. He is eating drinks, hotdogs and pretzels. 3. He is having drinks, hotdogs and pretzels. ------------------------ Which ones are grammatical? When we eat "three kinds of items," which verb do we have to use?
June 29, 2014

English
People use pockets when they eat Brussels waffles. ---------- Is this sentence grammatical? Is the use of 'pockets' here grammatical? English - Writeacher, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10:38am Do you mean they put the food (in this case, waffles) in the pockets of their ...
June 29, 2014

English
1. In a crowded place, there are many people. 2. In a _______ place, there aren't many people. (What is the suitable words for the blank in Sentence 2? )
June 28, 2014

English
Guess what? 1. Do you guess what I am going to say? 2. Can you guess what I am going to say? 3. Do/ Can you guess what I will say? 4. Can you guess what I want to say now? (Which one does 'Guess what?' mean?) Guess what! 1. Guess what I am going to say! 2. Guess what I...
June 28, 2014

English
1. Guess what! I'm finally a homeowner! 2. Guess what? I'm finally a homeowner! (Do we have to use an exclamation mark or a question mark? Are both OK?)
June 28, 2014

English
1. People all around the world love eating street food. 2. People all over the world love eating street food. 3. People all through the world love eating street food. 4. People all throughout the world love eating street food. (Are they all grammatical? What other expressions ...
June 28, 2014

English
People use pockets when they eat Brussels waffles. ---------- Is this sentence grammatical? Is the use of 'pockets' here grammatical?
June 28, 2014

English
1. Where can we buy fast food like hotdogs? - We can buy fast food like hotdogs on almost every street corner in the USA. 2. What kind of food can we find on the street? - We can find drinks, hotdogs and pretzels. 3. How much is fast food like hotdogs and pretzels? - A hot dog...
June 28, 2014

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1. Where is New York city? 2. It's in the USA. 3. It's in USA. (Which answer is right? Are both OK?) 4. What food can we eat from carts? 5. We can eat drinks, hotdogs and pretzels. (Can we use 'eat' before 'drinks'?)
June 28, 2014

English
Well, can you walk my dog? You can take her to the park. Answer 1. No problem, but I'm very busy today. Answer 2. Sure, I will, but I'm very busy today. Answer 3. Don't worry, but I'm very busy today. Answer 4. I think I can, but I'm very busy today. Answer...
June 23, 2014

English
1. You can take the bus. If somebody say the sentence, what does that mean? 2. You may take the bus. 3. You are able to take the bus. 4. You are allowed to take the bus. What does usually #1 mean? #2, 3, or 4?
June 23, 2014

English
Well, can you walk my dog? 1) You can take her to the park. -I'd like to, but I'm very busy today. ------------------------------------ What does 1) mean among the following? 2) You are allowed to take her to the park. 3) You are able to take her to the park. English...
June 23, 2014

English
1. He is busy during the weekend. 2. He is busy during the weekends. ------------ What is the difference between them?
June 22, 2014

English
Well, can you walk my dog? 1) You can take her to the park. -I'd like to, but I'm very busy today. ------------------------------------ What does 1) mean among the following? 2) You are allowed to take her to the park. 3) You are able to take her to the park.
June 21, 2014

English
1. I got a C- on the math test. Reading: C - : C minus (right?) 2. The math problems are difficult to solve. 3. The math questions are difficult to solve. ------ Are both OK?
June 21, 2014

English
1. What's the price of this? 2. What's price for this? 3. What's the price of the hat? 4. What's the price for the hat? --------------------------- Which questions are grammatical? Do we have to sue 'of' or 'for?
June 21, 2014

English
Question: Do you have the star Show (TV) program in the USA? What kinds of people show up in the star Show?
June 21, 2014

English
1. They do a lot during the day and need the time to do it all. 2. They do a lot during the day and need the time to do them all. --------------------- Which one is right? Is 'a lot' the object of the verb 'do'? Does 'it' refer to 'a lot' in ...
June 21, 2014

English
1. My favorite book is The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. It was written by Benjamin Franklin. I like it because I can learn a lot of lessons in life. 2. My favorite book is The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. It was written by Benjamin Franklin. I like it because I ...
June 21, 2014

English
1. Guess what? 2. What do you guess? 3. What do you think? 4. What is your opinion? ------------- Which one is similar to #1 among the three in meaning?
June 17, 2014

English
Later, King led a famous march on Washington and worked for equal rights. -------------- (Is this sentence correct? The use of the preposition 'on'?)
June 17, 2014

English
1. I am busy studying for the mid-term exam. 2. I am busy studying for the midterm exam. 3. I am busy studying for the mid-term exams. 4. I am busy studying for the mid-term exams. (Here in our country, During the period of the mid-term exam(s), students have tests for all the...
June 16, 2014

English
1. How about sending her flowers? 2. How about sending flowers to her? 3. How about sending flowers, which is hers? (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?)
June 16, 2014

English
1. She likes various animals. --------- What is the opposite of various?
June 16, 2014

English
1. Mom cooked various kinds of food. 2. Mom cooked various kinds of foods. (Which one is grammatical, 'food' or 'foods'?) 3. I have a lot of interest in music. 4. I have a lot of interests in music. (Which one is grammatical?) Q5: Are spaghetti and macaroni pasta?
June 16, 2014

English
Let's play the game. Make groups of eight. You should choose a leader in the group. I have prepared 4 sets of word cards and 4 sets of picture cards. The leader from each group should come up here and take the cards. The leader should mix the word cards like this and put ...
June 14, 2014

English
1. He is doing volunteer for poor kids, 2. He is doing volunteer work for poor kids. -------------- Which one is right? Is #1 right?
June 14, 2014

English
He hurt his back very badly one day and had to give up football. Then he took up swimming to help his back recover. ------------------- What does 'took up' mean here? Would you give me other expressions similar to 'took up'?
June 14, 2014

English
1. Hanbok is Korean traditional dress. 2. A hanbok is Korean traditional dress. 3. Hanbok is traditional Korean dress. 4. Hanbok is a Korean traditional dress. 5. A hanbok is a traditional Korean dress. (Which one is grammatical?)
June 13, 2014

English
Kate, do you like shopping at Namdaemun Market? -Yeah, I think it's great. The prices are low, and it's always lively. It's fun to shop there. ------------------------- What does 'it' refer to in 'It's always lively'? Does it mean 'Namdaemun...
June 12, 2014

English
Claire: As you all know, almost everything can be delivered in Seoul, and I love that! Even hamburgers can be delivered here. Fangjin: And the speed of delivery is unbelievable. Last night, I ordered fried chicken, and it was delivered in less than 30 minutes. So quick...
June 12, 2014

English
<Shopping at Namdaemun Market> Well, I agree with you about the prices, but I don't know about the fun part. -What do you mean? -It's always crowded there. --------------------- In the last sentence, what does 'it' refer to?
June 12, 2014

English
How does galbijjim? 1. It tastes a little spicy but delicious. 2. It tastes both spicy and very good to eat. 3. It tastes somewhat sweet but yummy. 4. It tastes both sweet and yummy. (Are the answers grammatical and can the be used commonly?)
June 11, 2014

English
1. He just looks like his father. 2. He simply looks like his father. 3. He really/completely looks like his father. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?)
June 11, 2014

English
I looked up the word 'just' in the dictionary. It means 'simply.' It means 'really or completely' as well. How do we distinguish the use of 'just'?
June 11, 2014

English
People in Ottawa enjoy eating beaver tails. They just look like beavers' tales. ----------------------- What is the meaning of 'just' here? Does just mean 'exactly' or 'merely'?
June 11, 2014

English
1. May I take your order? 2. Would you like to order now? 3. Will you order? 4. Order, please. 5. Please order your food. 6. Are you ready to order? 7. Do you want to order? 8. Why don't you order? 9. How about ordering? 10. What do you think of ordering? (In a restaurant...
June 11, 2014

English
May I take your order? May I have your order? (Are both OK? Which one is popular?) 1. Yes, I'll have a fish sandwich and a Coke. 2. Yes, I'll have a fish sandwich and a coke. (When answering the question, do we have to capitalize "C" in Coke?)
June 11, 2014

English
1. This restaurant's food tastes spicy and salty in general. 2. This restaurant's food tastes hot and salty in general. (Are both the same in meaning? Does 'spicy' mean 'hot'?) 3. The food is a little spicy. 4. The food is less spicy. 5. The food is a ...
June 11, 2014

English
The food tastes good. The food tastes so good. The food tastes rather good. The food tastes great. The food tastes wonderful. The food tastes sour/bitter/salty. The food tastes delicate. ------------------------ Do you have some other expression which describes the taste of ...
June 11, 2014

English
Q1: At a snack bar do people have to eat food standing? Q2: Do you have sandwich stands which sell sandwiches? Q3: Do you have noodle stands as well? What is the suitable restaurant name which sell noodles? Noodle houses? What about 'noodle restaurants or noodle stands'?
June 10, 2014

English
1. With night coming on, we started for home. ------------------------ In this sentence, what is the meaning of 'coming' on? Does 'come on' mean 'appear' or 'start'? 2. With night coming, we started for home. -------------- Can we say like this ...
June 10, 2014

English
With night coming on, we started for home. ------------------------ In this sentence, what is the meaning of 'coming' on? Does 'come on' mean 'appear' or 'start'?
June 10, 2014

English
1. My friends are to come back home tonight. 2. My friends are going to come back home tonight. 3. My friends are due to come back home tonight. ------------------------- Which one of the two is similar to #1? Is #1 used commonly?
June 10, 2014

English
1. Because she looked very sick, he took her to the hospital. 2. She looking very sick, he took her to the hospital. 3. Looking very sick, he took her to the hospital. ------------------- Are both(#1 and #2) the same and grammatical? Can #1 be changed into #3?
June 10, 2014

English
1. Cleaning my room, I found many coins. 2. When I was cleaning my room, I found many coins. 3. When I cleaned my room, I found many coins. ------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
June 10, 2014

English
If ramen a kind of street food?
June 9, 2014

English
The small restaurant carries noodles, etc, flour based food. Can we call it 'snack bar'?
June 9, 2014

English
Q: What is the English name for the restaurant which carries food made with flour, a kind of flour based food restaurant?
June 9, 2014

English
1. The food is sweet. 2. The food is delicate. 3. The food has a roasted flavor. 4. The food has a delicate flavor(taste) 5. The food has a sweet taste(flavor). ----------- Are they all grammatical and do they have the same meaning? What is the difference among them?
June 8, 2014

English
1. This is a basketball uniform. The uniform is composed of a T-shirt and trunks. A basketball is on the trunks. He enjoys playing basketball. (Is this passage grammatical? Check it, please.) 2. There are many books on the bookshelf. 3. There are many books in the bookshelf. (...
June 8, 2014

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This restaurant carries several kinds of street food such as odeng, tteokbokki, pretzels, beaver tails, waffles, and stick food. Odeng is fish cake. An odeng is 500 won. Both a long odeng and a flat odeng are 500 won. A tteokbokki is 500 won as well. A bungoeppang is 500 won. ...
June 8, 2014

English
Let me introduce our team's favorite restaurant. Our team's favorite restaurant is Yumyum Tteokbokki(It is seasoned and cooked long rice cake). It's next to the stationery store in front of our school. Tteokbokki in the restaurant is sweet and hot. I often go to ...
June 7, 2014

English
What is in the classroom? 1. There is a blackboard in the classroom. 2. There are lots of lockers in the classroom. 3. There are chairs and desks in the classroom. 4. There are many school bags in the classroom. Good job! What else can we see in the classroom? 5. There is a ...
June 7, 2014

English
There is a shelf on the wall. He seems to use it as a bookshelf. On the shelf, there are two books. We can say he enjoys reading books. A basketball is on his uniform. We can see the top T-shirt and the bottom trunk. He seems to enjoy playing basketball. Write 'enjoy ...
June 7, 2014

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1. Meeting her, I will be very glad. 2. If I meet her, I will be very glad. 3. When I meet her, I will be very glad. 4. As I meet her, I will be very glad. 5. Because I meet her, I will be very glad. 6. Because I will meet her, I will be very glad. ----------------- What does...
June 6, 2014

English
My brother took my digital camera. -------------------------- What does the sentence above mean? 1. My brother was holding my digital camera. 2. My brother took away my digital camera from me. 3. My brother grasped my digital camera. 4. My brother held my digital camera.
June 6, 2014

English
1. With night coming on, we started for home. 2. Because night came on, we started for home. 3. Night came on, and we started for home. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?) 4. With his legs crossed, he read a book. 5. His legs were crossed, and he read a book. (Does #4 mean $5?)
June 4, 2014

English
1. The game was boring to me. 2. He was bored with the game. 3. He saw the teacher boring the children. 4. He saw the students feel bored with the teacher. 5. He made the students bored with the teacher. (Are they all grammatical?)
June 2, 2014

English
1. He made his mother surprised. 2. He was surprised at the news. 3. The game was surprising to me. 4. He was surprising his mother at that time. 5. He saw his mother surprising the baby. (Are they all grammatical?)
June 2, 2014

Englsih
1. He waited for the plane reading a newspaper, 2. He waited for the plane while he was reading a newspaper. 3. He waited for the plane while he read a newspaper. ----------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Which one is similar to #1, #2 or #3?
May 31, 2014

English
1. Do you know the man standing at the gate? -------------------- What does 'the man' mean? a. a male person b. either a male person or a female person
May 31, 2014

English
I will distribute a sheet of paper to each of you. Then you should draw a big box on the back first. After that draw three vertical lines and five horizontal lines to make a table. Then you can have three columns and six rows in the table. In the first row, write Name, What ...
May 30, 2014

English
1. She has a watch made in Switzerland. 2. She has a watch which was made in Switzerland. 3. She has a watch which is made in Switzerland. ------------------ Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
May 30, 2014

English
May I take your order? -Yes, please. I'll have one cheese sandwich, one green salad and one orange juice. --------------- What does 'have' mean in 'have one cheese sandwich'? Does 'have' mean 'eat' or 'drink'? Or does 'have' ...
May 29, 2014

English
May I take your order? - Yes, please. I'll have a steak sandwich, one fruit salad, and a milk. ----------------------------- What does 'a milk' mean in the last sentence? A glass of milk?
May 29, 2014

English
Street food looks good and cheap. ------------ What is the meaning of 'looks good' in the sentence?
May 29, 2014

English
1. Wangfujing Street in Beijing Street is crowded day and night. 2. Wangfujing Street in Beijing Street is crowded night and day. ----------------------- Are both grammatical? Is only #1 right? English - Ms. Sue, Monday, May 26, 2014 at 9:54pm How can you have a street in a ...
May 29, 2014

English
I just picked up the bill for everybody. --------------- What is the meaning of 'just' in the sentence?
May 28, 2014

English
1. We also take turns paying. 2. We also take turns in paying. 3. We also take turns when we pay. ------------------------- Are they all grammatical and the same? How can we paraphrase Sentence 1?
May 27, 2014

English
1. How come one person usually pays for everybody in Korea? 2. Why does one person usually pay for everybody in Korea? ------------------ Are both the same and grammatical? What is the usage difference between the two sentences?
May 27, 2014

English
1. Time is up. 2. Time is over. 3. Time is finished. ------------------- What is the difference among them? Are the three the same in meaning?
May 27, 2014

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