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1. Even if the sun were to rise in the west, I would never change my mind. 2. Even though the sun were to rise in the west, I would never change my mind. 3. Even if the sun were to rise in the west, I will never change my mind. 4. Even if the sun were to rise in the west, I ...
November 14, 2014

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1. The hospital is for certain people. 2. He has a certain problem. 3. He has a sure problem. 4. He is certain that the boy is diligent. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical? The meaning of 'certain' seems to be different. Does #2 mean #3? Is the meaning...
November 14, 2014

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1. Tired, he went to bed earlier. 2. Being tired, he went to bed earlier. 3. As he was tired, he went to bed earlier. (Are they all grammatical?) 4. As it was sunny, we went on a picnic. 5. It being sunny, we went on a picnic. 6. It sunny, we went on a picnic. (Are the three ...
November 14, 2014

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Give your mom a day off. ------------------------- In this sentence,is 'a day off' a noun phrase? Or is 'a day off' is made up of an article, a noun and an adverb?
November 14, 2014

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1. Sister gave me a pen. 2. My sister gave me a pen. 3. Brother handed me a dictionary. 4. My brother handed me a dictionary. ------------------ Do we have to add 'My' before 'sister' and 'brother'? Or are they all grammatical?
November 13, 2014

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1. The kids are excited about seeing their favorite soccer players. 2. The kids are excited about having seen their favorite soccer players. --------------------------------- Question about Sentence 1: Are the kids looking at the players now? Or are the kids going to see the ...
November 13, 2014

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5. I found the boys exciting. 6. I found theat the boys were exciting. ---------------- Thank you. I think #5 can be changed into #6. Because the boys were humorous, they were make\ing others feel fun, In that case, #5 is correct.
November 13, 2014

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1. I found the film exciting. 2. I found that the film was exciting. 3. I found the boys excited. 4. I found that the boys were excited. 5. I found the boys exciting. ------------------ Is each pair grammatical and the same? What about the last sentence, #5? Is Sentence 5 ...
November 13, 2014

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1. A box of chocolates was given to me by Bill. 2. A box of chocolates were given to me by Bill. 3. A box of chocolates was given me by Bill. 4. A box of chocolates were given me by Bill. ------------------- Which ones are grammatical?
November 13, 2014

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She didn't give up and went to see a famous Chinese general, the head of another flight school. -------------------------- Instead of 'head,' can we use 'principal'? Or can we use some other similar expressions?
November 12, 2014

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1. She tried a few flight schools in china becase she wanted to be a pilot. 2. She applied for a few flight schools in china becase she wanted to be a pilot. ---------------------- Does 'tried' mean 'applied for'? Or do you have some other expressions similar ...
November 12, 2014

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1. In 1924, she finally entered flight school. 2. In 1924, she finally entered the flight school. 3. In 1924, she finally entered a flight school. ----------- Which one is grammatical or commonly used?
November 11, 2014

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1. The Japanese police wants to arrest the woman. 2. The Japanese police want to arrest the woman. ---------------------------- Do we have to use 'wants' or 'want' in the sentence?
November 11, 2014

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Thank you for your help. 1. He said to me,"Where do you live?" (is this expressions wrong?)
November 11, 2014

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1. He said to me,"Where do you live?" 2. He asked me where I lived. 3. He said, "Where is the key?" 4. He asked where the key was. (Is #4 grammatical?)
November 11, 2014

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A: Well, I can't exchange goods without a receipt. B: Look -- this is the right box but the wrong CD. All I want is the right CD. ---------------- What is the function (role) of the dash(--) in the sentence?
November 11, 2014

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1. People attached small bags to a belt. 2. People tied this belt around the waist. 3. People sewed pockets into clothes. ----------- Are the sentences grammatical?
November 11, 2014

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I found the wrong CD inside -------------------------- What is the part of speech of 'inside'? Is 'inside' and adverb modifying 'found' or an adjective modifying 'CD'? Thank you for your help.
November 11, 2014

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1. It is a surprising event. 2. Look at the surprised boys. 3. He is surprising to us all because he always makes us surprised. 4. He was surprised at the news. 5. The news surprised him. 6. The news were surprising to him. --------------- Are they all grammatical?
November 10, 2014

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Why do you want to be a fashion designer? 1. I like making clothes. 2. I'm interested in making clothes. 3. I'm interested in designing clothes. -------------------- Are the answers suitable? Do you have some other suitable answers?
November 10, 2014

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When this happens, your skin will produce more oil, and that will cause even more acne. ----------------------- Can we use 'oil' in the sentence? Does 'oil' mean 'sebum'? Do we have to use 'sebum'?
November 10, 2014

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He was lucky enoough to win the playoff tickets. ------------------ Q: Why do you use 'off' in 'playoff'? Is 'off' used as 'end'?
November 10, 2014

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1. When she was young, she had a dream. 2. When young, she had a dream. 3. When being young, she had a dream. 4. Being young, she had a dream. 5. Young, she had a dream. 6. When young, she had dream. ------------------------ Which ones' are grammatical? Are all acceptable ...
November 9, 2014

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We sometimes find that we sit in front of a TV set without thinking anything. It is very important for us to select good TV programs. We must try to make the best use of it. ----- Thank you for yoiur help.
November 9, 2014

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We sometimes find that we sit in front of a TV set without thinking anything. It is very important for us to select good TV programs. We must try to make the vest use of it. ------------------------ What does the word 'it' in the last sentence refer to? (Before this ...
November 9, 2014

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I can't walk anymore. Then James said, "Come on!" We're almost at the top. ------------------ In the passage, what is the meaning of 'Come on!'?
November 9, 2014

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He is proud that he is rich. ----------------- What is the part of speech of 'that he is rich'? Is it an adverbial clasue? Or is 'of' omitted before 'that'?
November 8, 2014

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1. You would rather not drive this afternoon. 2. You had better not drive this afternoon. -------------------- Which expression is right? are both right? Then what is the difference between them? ==================== 3. You would rather stay at home than go out. 4. You had ...
November 7, 2014

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1. He refused to help me. 2. He rejected to help me. 3. He dislikes to help me. 4. He refused helping me. 5. He rejected helping me. 6. He dislikes helping me. -------------------- Which expressions do we have to use? The verbs, reject and refuse take 'to infinitive' ...
November 7, 2014

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1. I don't wash my hands often. 2. I often don't wash my hands. 3. I don't often wash my hands. (Which one is grammatical?)
November 7, 2014

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1. We asked 100 students "What kind of exercise do you do?" 2. We asked 100 students "What kind of exercise do you take?" 3. We asked 100 students "What kinds of exercises do you do?" 4. We asked 100 students "What kinds of exercises do you ...
November 7, 2014

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1. She has glasses whose arms are broken. 2. She is holding glasses whose arms are broken. 3. She is wearing glasses whose arms are broken. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
November 6, 2014

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1. Shall we go where there is a shop? 2. We can get where there is water. 3. We have to walk where we can take a rest. 4. We drove where we can see many kinds of trees. ---------------- Are the sentences all grammatical? Would you correct errors? Thank you.
November 5, 2014

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1. If it had not been for your call, I would have been late for school. 2. But for/Without your call, I would have been late for school. 3. Had it not been for your call, I would have been late for school. 4. If you had not called me, I would have been late for school...
November 5, 2014

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1. I left my cell phone at home, and suddenly I realized it. 2. Suddenly I realized that I had left my cell phone at home. ----------------- Does #1 mean #2? Are the tenses used in each sentence grammatical?
November 5, 2014

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1. He is an actor. 2. She is an actor. 3. She is an actress. --------------------------- Is Sentence 2 grammatical?
November 5, 2014

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1. Our lives would be different without energy. 2. Our lives would be different if we didn't have energy. 3. Our lives would be different if there were no energy. ---------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 and #3? Are they the same in meaning and grammatical?
November 4, 2014

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But they are not the only helper animals. There are also guide horses. ------------------ In the second sentence, what is the meaning of 'guide'?
November 4, 2014

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happy123 at hmail dot com --------------- How do you read this? happy one two three at h mail dot com (is this right?)
November 4, 2014

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1. Everyone wants to be in good health. 2. Everyone wants to be very healthy. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2? What other expressions can we use instead of Sentence 1?
November 4, 2014

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1. Some cells change chemical energy into electric energy. 2. Some cells change chemical energy into electrical energy. ----------------- Do we have to use electric or electrical?
November 4, 2014

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1. You will soon be friends with him. 2. You will soon make friends with him. -------------- Are both grammatical? Is there any difference between them?
November 4, 2014

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1. How can you know what you want to be? 2. First, think about what you want to do. ---------------- In each sentence, what is the part of speech of 'what'? a) an interrogative pronoun b) a relative pronoun containing the antecedent 3. How can you know the thing which ...
November 3, 2014

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Copyright c1987 by Bloomfield Publishing Company ---------------------------- Actually the letter 'c' is in a small circle. In that case how can we read the expression. Is it a sentence without a period?
November 3, 2014

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1.The mouse ate a bit of the cheese. 2.The mouse ate a bit of cheese. (Which one is correct? Are both OK?) 3. Man lived in caves long,long ago. 4. Men lived in caves long,long ago. (Which one is correct? Are both OK? What is the difference between 'man' and 'men&#...
November 3, 2014

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As time passed by, I could ride faster than before. Bike riding became fun. --------------------------- In the second sentence, what is the part fo speech of 'fun'? Is 'fun' a noun or an adjective?
November 3, 2014

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1. They made a mistake. 2. They made two mistakes in composition. 3. They made few misatakes in writing. 4. They made some mistakes because they didn't know how to solve the problems. 5. Don't be afraid of making mistakes when you speak English. Be bold and speak ...
November 3, 2014

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1. Dogs are not the only helper animals. 2. They can help blind people to get where they want to go. 3. They can help blind people to get to the place where they want to go. =================== Q1 : Are they all grammatical? Q2: Does #2 mean #3? Q3: What is the part of speech ...
November 3, 2014

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The Korean team made it to the final 16. (At a soccer match) --------------------- What is the meaning of 'made it to'? 1. The Korean team got to the final 16. 2. The Korean team reacher the final 16. 3. The Korean team arrived at the final 16. Or do you have some ...
November 2, 2014

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Bill didn't wear gloves as he made a snowman. => His hands got very cold. ------------------------------ In the first sentence, what does 'as' mean? Does 'as' mean 'when' or 'because'?
November 1, 2014

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Dogs have helped blind people for many years. They are not only helper animals. ---------------------------- Is the expression 'helper animals' correct? Do you have other expressions for that?
November 1, 2014

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1. Emily fell asleep in class. She should have slept more than 7 hours at home. 2. Emily fell asleep in class. She shold have gone to bed early last night at home. 3. Emily fell asleep in class. She should have slept around 9 p.m. yesterday at home. ----------- Are they all ...
October 31, 2014

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1. I have no money. 2. I have no money with me. ------------ What is the difference between the two sentences?
October 30, 2014

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1. When they were taken to America as slaves, they took thier songs and dances with them. 2. When they were taken to America as slaves, they took thier songs and dances. --------------- Sentence 1 has 'with them' at the end. Sentence 2 doesn't have 'with them&#...
October 30, 2014

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Special hospitals care for people with certain problems. ----------------- In this sentence, what is the meaning of 'certain'?
October 30, 2014

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1. Sales have been down these days. 2. sales have been up these days. (Are both right?) 3. If they hadn''t helped me, I would be poor. 4. As they helped me, I am not poor. (Does #3 mean #4?) 5. If it hadn't rained hard yesterday, the road wouldn't be muddy. 6. ...
October 30, 2014

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1. The country (the USA) was involved in a civil war. 2. The country (the USA) was involved in the Civil War. ------------------- What is the difference between 'a civil war' and ' the Civil War'?
October 30, 2014

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1. It is said that, it he had not lived, the United States might be two countries, instead of one. 2. It is said that, as he lived, the United States may not be two countries, instead of one. --------------- Does #1 mean #2? Otherwise, what other statements can we use instead ...
October 29, 2014

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How is your business lately? 1. Not so good, I'm afraid. 2. Not so good, I'm sorry. ----------------- Which one is right answer?
October 29, 2014

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1. The Difficult in Meaning 2. The Difficulty in Meaning 3. When to Use a Dictionary? ------------------ Are they suitable as a 'title'? Which one is not suitable?
October 29, 2014

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Thank you.... 1. He is a man player. 2. He is a man baseball player. 3. He is a man soccer player. ------------ Are the expressions grammatical?
October 28, 2014

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1. Annie is a popular female hocky player. 2. Annie is a popular woman hocky player. ------------- Are both OK? Which one is commonly used? ========================= 3. Sam is a popular male hocky player. 4. Sam is a popular man hocky player. -------------- What about these ...
October 28, 2014

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1. As he didn't know what to say, he remained silent. 2. Not knowing what to say, he remained silent. (Are both the same?) 3. As he was not happy, he kept quiet. 4. Being not happy, he kept quiet. 5. Not being happy, he kept quiet. (What about these sentences? Do we have ...
October 28, 2014

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bold 1. being not afraid of taking risks and making difficult decisions 2. not being afraid of taking risks and making difficult decisions ----------------- What is the right definition of 'bold'? What is the right position of 'not'?
October 28, 2014

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What do you have to do afer school? 1. I have to go to my academy and study hard until 11 p.m.. 2. I have to go to an academy to study math, English and science. 3. I have to go to the academy to study 5 subjects. 4. I have to wash clothes in the washing machine. 5. I have to ...
October 28, 2014

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He left home for Italy to study music. ------------------- What does 'home' refer to here? His homeland, hometown, or house?
October 28, 2014

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1. There is one more point that I want to talk about. 2. There is one more point we have to think of. ------------- Are the sentences grammatical? What is the meaning of 'point' here? 3. The farmere wanted to get rid of the hawks. So with the help of officials, they ...
October 28, 2014

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The hawks began to kill their chickens, so the farmers began to kill the hawks with the help of the officials. ------------------- In this sentence, what does 'chickens' mean, baby chickens or grown-up chickens?
October 28, 2014

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Not many years ago, I worked outside of the UK. ---------------------- In this sentence, what other expressions can we use in place of 'not many years ago'? Is it 'a few days ago'?
October 28, 2014

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1. The coffee was so good that I had another cup. 2. The coffee was so good that I had another cup of coffee. --------------------------- Does #1 mean #2? Does 'had' mean 'drank'?
October 27, 2014

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1. This digital camera is so small that it can fit in my pocket. 2. This digital camera is so small that it can fit my pocket. --------------------------- Which one is correct? Do we have to use 'fit in' or 'fit'? In Sentence 1, what is the part of speech of &#...
October 27, 2014

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1. The boy was hungry that he ate a lot. 2. The boy was hungry that he ate much. ------------ Are both the same? Which one is commonly used? ================== 3. I smelled the fish becoming bad. 4. I tasted the bread becoming bad. ------------- Are these sentences grammatical?
October 27, 2014

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1. I have acne. 2. I have an acne. 3. I have acnes. 4. I have pimples. 5. I have pimple. 6. I have a pimple. -------------------- Is 'acne' the same as 'pimple'? Which ones are grammatical? Can we substitute 'pimple' for 'acne'?
October 27, 2014

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1. I'll have tea instead of coffee. 2. I'll have tea in place of coffee. ------------------ Are both the same in meaning? Do you have any popular phrases which can be used for 'instead of'?
October 27, 2014

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He is listening to music through headphones. --------------- Instead of 'through', what other prepositions can we use?
October 27, 2014

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determination that you need to do something.....(definition of) will --------------- What is the relationship between 'determination' and 'that you need to do something'? Are they in apposition?
October 26, 2014

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1. Twenty years is a long time. 2. twenty years is a long period. 3. 100 kg is very heavy. 4. 100 kg is a heavy weight. 5. Two hundred dollars is a lot of money for me. 6. Two hundred dollars is a great/good sum of money. 7. Twenty miles is a long distance. 8. Twenty miles is ...
October 23, 2014

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1. The crowd was small. 2. The crow were deeply impressed by the concert. 3. The audience was large/big. 4. The audience were began to talk loudly. 5. The family is large/big. 6. The family are all well. 7. The committee is composed of 6 members. 8. The committee are having ...
October 23, 2014

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1. The last number of concert was impressive. 2. The last number of the concert was impressive. (Which one is correct? Do we have to use 'concert' or 'the concert'?) 3. Everyone was deeply impressed by the last number on the program. 4. Everyone was deeply ...
October 23, 2014

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A champion is a winner, A hero... Someone who never gives up Even when the going gets rough. --------------------------- In this poem, what is the meaning of 'the going'? What other expressions can we use instead of 'the going'?
October 22, 2014

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It's time to take a test. Close your textbooks. I will hand out test papers. Take one and pass the rest to the back. When you receive an exam paper, make sure to write down your name and number on the top. I will give you 5 minutes.....Time is up. I will write down the ...
October 22, 2014

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Posted by rfvv on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:59am. A champion is a member of A winning team.... Someone who overcomes challenges even when it requires creative solutions. ---------------------- In this poem, what does 'it' refer to? •English - Writeacher, ...
October 22, 2014

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1. Don't make a nooise. 2. Don't make noise. (Which one is correct? Are both OK? Then which one is commonly used?) 3. Don't manke any noise. 4. Don't make much noise. 5. Don't make any noises. 6. Don't make many noises. 7. Don't make a lot of noises...
October 21, 2014

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She couldn't concentrate on her study because it was too noisy. She asked Kathy not to make noise. --------------------------- What does 'it' refer to in the first sentence?
October 21, 2014

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1. This class is so difficult that I can't follow it. 2. This class is so difficult that I can't understand it. --------------- Does #1 mean #2? Does 'follow' mean 'understand'?
October 20, 2014

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Formative Test Now, let's check how well you can use the expressions you've learned. I will distribute handouts. You have to solve the problems. You will have 5 minutes. Are you finished? Then, I'll write down the answers. Look at the answers on the blackboard. ...
October 19, 2014

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1. What are people in the Netherlands hoping for? 2. What are people of the Netherlands hoping for? -They are hoping for another cold weather. -------------------- Which is right, 'in' or 'of' before the Netherlands? 3. How long didn't the race take place...
October 19, 2014

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What winter sport do you like most? 1.I like snowboarding because it's thrilling. 2. I like ski jumping because it's fantastic. 3. I like curling because it's great. 4. I like ice hockey because it's amusing. 5. I like speed skating because it's interesting...
October 19, 2014

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1. Why was the Eleven Cities Tour of 1963 the most difficult race? 2. Why was the Eleven Cities Tour in 1963 the most difficult race? 3. Why was the 1963 Eleven Cities Tour of 1963 the most difficult race? ---------------- Do we have to use 'in' or 'of'? Are ...
October 19, 2014

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1. You must be honest. 2. You have to be honest. (Situation: The person is not honest, so the boss is scolding the man.) 3. You must be honest. 4. You have to be honest. 5. I am sure that you are honest. (The man was honest, and the boss knows it, so he said this way...
October 19, 2014

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Let's do the crossword puzzle. 1 Across starts with 'n'? What is it? It is nobody. Good job. Complete the crossword puzzle in 3 minutes. -------------------------- Would you check the passage? Can we substitute 'play' for 'do' in the first sentence...
October 19, 2014

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1. How thick must the ice be for the Eleven Cities Tour? 2. How thick must the ice be to hold the Eleven Cities Tour? 3. How thick must the ice be so that the Eleven Cities Tour take place? - The ice must be at least 15 centimeters thick. ------------------------ What is the ...
October 19, 2014

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Who was the winner of the Eleven Cities Tour of 1997? 1. He was Henk Angenent. 2. Henk Angenent was the winner. 3. It was Henk Angenent. ------------- Which answer is right? Which one is commonly used?
October 19, 2014

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1. If your answer is right, you will get one point. 2. If you answer the question right, you will get one point card. 3. If you answer the question rightly, ou will get one point card. (Which sentence is right?)
October 18, 2014

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1. When did the Eleven Cities Tour take place in 1997? -It took place on January 4. 2. What was the date of the Eleven Cities Tour in 1997? - It was January 4. 3. What was the date of the 1997 Eleven Cities Tour? - It was January 4. ------------------ Are the questions and the...
October 18, 2014

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1. What was Henk Angenent's record? - He finished the race in 6 hours and 49 minutes. 2. What was Henk Angenent's record? - His record was 6 hours and 49 minutes. (Are both answers right?) 3. In 1963, how many percent of the skaters finished the race? - Only one ...
October 18, 2014

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1. Across 3 starts with 'n.' 2. 3 Across starts with 'n.' ----------------------- In a crossword puzzle, which one is correct?
October 17, 2014

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Posted by rfvv on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:31pm. 1. Mattie made three wishes on the Internet. 2. Mattie wrote three wishes on the Internet. 3. Mattie uploaded three wishes on the Internet. 4. Mattie posted three wishes on the Internet. ----------------------------- What ...
October 15, 2014

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On the show, Mattie read his poems and talked about his love about life. ............. Thank you. There was a spelling mistake, not 'abou' but 'about.
October 15, 2014

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1. On the show, Mattie read his poems and talked about his love for life. 2. On the show, Mattie read his poems and talked about his love abou life. -------------- Which preposition can we use, 'for' or 'about'? Are both OK?
October 15, 2014

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