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October 30, 2014

Posts by rfvv


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English
1. Amanda is wearing big earrings. She is wearing high heels, too. 2. Amanda is wearing not only big earrings but also high heels. 3. Amanda is wearing high heels as well as big earrings. 4. Amanda is wearing both big earrings and high heels. (Are they all the same in meaning?)
September 17, 2014

English
Q: Which role will you be good at? 1. I think I will be good at the role of the bow, for I can keep the balance of the boat. 2. I think I will be good at the role of the middle four rowers, for I am very strong. I can do my best to make the boat go fast. 3. I think I will be ...
September 17, 2014

Social studies
Q: When camping in Yosemite, capers need a bear box to store food. Does each camper have to buy a bear box from a mart? Or can each camper use a bear box in Yosemite national Park for free?
September 15, 2014

English
1. Riding a bike is great fun. 2. It is great fun to ride a bike. 3. It is great fun riding a bike. ------------- Are they all the same in meaning and grammatical?
September 14, 2014

English
1. The waterfall is well-known. 2. The fall is well-known. 3. The falls is well-known. 4. The falls are well-known. (Which ones are grammatically correct?)
September 14, 2014

English
1. Each student has his / her own book. (How do you read "/"? Is it 'or'?) 2. Each student has his own book. (Do we normally say like this?) 3. Each of the answer is worth 4 points. 4. Each of the answer is 4 points. (Are both grammatical?) 5. Each of ...
September 13, 2014

English
1. Each team in the Boat Race has eight rowers and one more person who does not row, a cox. 2. Each team in the Boat Race is composed of eight rowers and one more person who does not row, a cox. 3. Each team in the Boat Race comprises eight rowers and one more person who does ...
September 13, 2014

English
Q: What role do on the rowing team do you think you'll be good at,and Why? 1. I think I can be a good cox because I'm small and light. 2. I think I can be a good rower in the middle because I am very strong. 2-1. i think I can be one of the four rowers in the middle ...
September 13, 2014

English
1. The Boat Race may not look very interesting at first. After all, everyone seems to be doing the same thing! 2. The Boat Race may not look very interesting at first, for everyone seems to be doing the same thing! 3. The Boat Race may not look very interesting at first. At ...
September 13, 2014

English
1. He likes jump rope. 1-1. He likes skip rope. 1-2. he likes jumping rope. 1-3, He likes skiping rope. 2. The girl is skipping in the playground. 3. Tom is jumping rope there. 4. She bought a jump rope / skip rope, and started to jump rope every day. 5. There are two jump ...
September 13, 2014

English
1. This food smells bad. You had better throw it away/out. 2. The bear can smell well. 3. The bear is smelling the person lying on his belly. 4. He is smelling the fish. (Are they all grammatical? In terms of the use of the verb smell...Thank you.)
September 13, 2014

English
Make news friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold. ------------------- This is a simple poem. What does 'the old' mean? Does 'the old' mean 'old people' or 'old friends'? What does 'One' refer to? What does 'the ...
September 13, 2014

English
1. Everybody knows this book. 2. This book is known to everybody. 3. This book is known by everybody. (Which one is the passive voice of Sentence 1?) 4. Everybody knows Sam. 5. Sam is known to everybody. 6. Sam is known by everybody. (Which one is the passive voice of Sentence...
September 11, 2014

English
1. Each student is carrying a lunch box. 2. Each student is carrying lunch boxes to the nursing home. (Does #1 mean as follows? Each student has a lunch box. #2 is different, right? In #2, each student is moving lunch boxes to the nursing home, right? I mean 'is carrying&#...
September 11, 2014

English
1. Each box is printed in black ink. -------------- (Q: Does this sentence state 'action' or state'? According to the situation, it seems to be different.) 2. There are many boxes in the room. There were made by a company two years ago. Each box is printed in black...
September 9, 2014

English
1. He can not only swim but also dance. 2. He not only can swim but also can dance. 3. Not only he can swim but also he can dance. (Are they all grammatical? Which one is commonly used?) 4. He is not only strong but also fast. 5. He is fast as well as strong. (Are they the ...
September 9, 2014

English
1. Each girl has a bag. 2. Each girl is holding a bag. 3. Each girl is carrying a bag. ------------ Are they the same in meaning?
September 9, 2014

English
Have you ever read Hamlet? - Yes, I have. I have ever read Hamlet. (Is this short dialogue grammatical? Would you check the last sentence? Is the last sentence right?)
September 5, 2014

English
1. Looking at the picture, talk abut whether you experienced the given situation or not. 2. Looking at the picture, talk abut the situations. Check whether you experienced each situation or not. (Are both grammatical?)
September 5, 2014

English
1. When he was walking down the street, he ran into Miss Fairchild. (Does 'down' mean downward' or 'along' or 'on'?) 2. He was walking down the street. 3. he was walking along the street. 4. He was walking on the street. 5. He was walking up the ...
September 3, 2014

English
1. It was great fun last weekend for you to visit our nursing home. 2. Your visiting our nursing home was great fun last weekend. 3. The visit was great fun last weekend. 4. Visiting our nursing home was great fun last weekend. (Are they all grammatical and interchangeable? Or...
September 3, 2014

English
Thank you for your explanation. In my opinion....if "It" refers to "visiting our nursing home' or "the visit," then "It" might/may mean "a < personal > pronoun"? Am I wrong?
September 3, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:22am. Posted by rfvv on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:22pm. 1.Thank you for visiting our nursing home. It was great fun last weekend. ------------------------ In Sentence 1, what does 'It" refer to? 2. Look at the ...
September 3, 2014

English
1. The following is the birthday gift list which Tom gave. Write down about what he gave to whom. 2. What did he give to whom? - He gave Sam a birthday cake. (Are they all grammatical?) 3. He showed me a picture. (In this sentence, does 'a picture' mean 'a photo&#...
September 3, 2014

English
Thank you for your help. 1. He asked Tom a favor. 2. He demanded Mary a present. 3. He begged the woman a piece of bread. (Are they all grammatical as well?)
September 3, 2014

English
1. He asked a favor of Tom. 2. He demanded a present of Mary. 3. He begged a piece of bread of the woman. (Are they all grammatical?)
September 3, 2014

English
We want to thank you all again for the great fun last weekend. (In this sentence, what does 'last weekend' modify?)
September 3, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:22pm. 1.Thank you for visiting our nursing home. It was great fun last weekend. ------------------------ In Sentence 1, what does 'It" refer to? 2. Look at the elderly person. 3. Look at the elderly people...
September 3, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 8:28am. Q: What can you do for the school? 1. I can clean the floor of my classroom. 2. I can clean the floor of the hallway of my classroom. 3. I can clean the stairs with a mop. 4. I can pick up trash on the flower pots and on ...
September 2, 2014

English
"1. I was in prison for seven years," said Mr. Easton. "What do you mean?" asked Miss Fairchild. Mr. Easton answered, " Actually, I made fake money and was arrested by the police officer." "Really? What a pity!" said Miss Fairchild. 2...
September 2, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:25pm. At the End of a letter or mail, people use the expression as follows, what is the meaning 'Best' here? What else can we use between friends? ... ... ... Best, Sam English - Writeacher, Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:...
September 1, 2014

English
Q: What can you do for the school? 1. I can clean the floor of my classroom. 2. I can clean the floor of the hallway of my classroom. 3. I can clean the stairs with a mop. 4. I can pick up trash on the flower pots and on the playing field. 5. I can win first place by playing ...
September 1, 2014

English
At the End of a letter or mail, people use the expression as follows, what is the meaning 'Best' here? What else can we use between friends? ... ... ... Best, Sam
August 29, 2014

English
1.Thank you for visiting our nursing home. It was great fun last weekend. ------------------------ In Sentence 1, what does 'It" refer to? 2. Look at the elderly person. 3. Look at the elderly people. --------------- Are both OK? Is Sentence 2 grammatical? Can we use ...
August 29, 2014

English
1. She sent Ben a letter. 2. She sent Ben a postcard. (Does #2 mean #1?) 3. Pretend you have been a frozen man for 20 years. You woke up just now. What are your plans for the future? I want to take exercise first. I plan to deliver a speech at a conference. I hope to see my ...
August 29, 2014

English
"Ah, never mind," answered the police officer and smiled. -------------------------------- Q: In the sentence above, did the police officer answered and smiled at the same time? Or did he answered that way, and then smile?
August 27, 2014

English
1. I'll be there(=in prison) for seven years for making fake money. 2. I'll be there (=in prison) for seven years for having made fake money. (Which expression is grammatical?)
August 26, 2014

English
1. Don't pick on me. 2. Don't bother me. ------------- Are both the same in meaning? Do you have other expressions which have the same meaning? Do you use #1 frequently?
August 25, 2014

English
1. What was the old man like? - He looked mean. 2. What did the older man look like? - He looked mean. (Which question is suitable for the answer?)
August 25, 2014

English
1. It's been such a long time since we've seen each other. 2. It's been such a long time since we saw each other. (Which one is correct?) 3. It's been a long time since we last saw each other. 4. It's been a long time since we saw each other last. (Which ...
August 25, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 4:45am. 1. It's been a long time. 2. It's been a while. 3. I haven't seen you for a while. 4. Long time no see. --------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Does 'a while' mean ' a long time' or '...
August 25, 2014

English
1. What is Mr. Easton's job? 2. His job is a police officer. 3. He is a police officer. (Which answer is correct?) 4. She was surprised at the news. 5. The news surprised her. 6. The news was surprising to him. 7. He seemed embarrassed to see her. 8. To see her embarrassed...
August 25, 2014

English
1. The young man and The police officer were handcuffed together. 2. The police officer handcuffed the young man and himself. (Does #2 the active voice of #1?) 3. The two men were handcuffed together. 4. The police officer handcuffed the two men. 5. One of the two men ...
August 25, 2014

English
1. It's been a long time. 2. It's been a long time since we've met. 3. It's been a long time since we met each other last. 4. It's been a long time since I met you last. -------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Does #1 mean #2, #3, or #4?
August 25, 2014

English
1. It's been a long time. 2. It's been a while. 3. I haven't seen you for a while. 4. Long time no see. --------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Does 'a while' mean ' a long time' or 'a short time'?
August 25, 2014

English
1. Where are your manners? 2. Where is your manners? (Which one is correct?) 3. He has good manners. 3-1. He has a good manner. 4. he has bad manners. 4-1 He has a bad manner. 5. You should learn table manners. 6. He has no manners. 6-1. He has no manner. (Which ones are ...
August 25, 2014

English
1. Do they know some old songs? Yes, they do. They know some old songs. 2. Do they know any old songs? Yes, they do. They know some old songs. 3. Do they know old songs? Yes, they do. They know some old songs. (Which question is grammatical and sutible for the answer?)
August 25, 2014

English
1. What do Eric's band want to do? They want to sing and dance for the elderly people. 2. What do Eric's band want to do? It wants to sing and dance for the elderly people. 3. What do Eric's band want to do? He wants to sing and dance for the elderly people. (Which...
August 25, 2014

English
1. Who is Eric? He is the leader of the school band SB. 2. What is Eric? He is the leader of the school band SB. (Which question is right?)
August 25, 2014

English
1. This year, what do they plan to visit? They plan to visit nursing homes in the town. 2. This year, what place do they plan to visit? They plan to visit nursing homes in the town. 3. This year, where do they plan to visit? They plan to visit nursing homes in the town. (Which...
August 25, 2014

English
1. I can read books for the elderly people in nursing homes. 2. I can read books to the elderly people in nursing homes. (Are both OK?) 3. I can sing old songs for the elderly people in nursing homes. 4. I can sing old songs to the elderly people in nursing homes. (Are both OK...
August 23, 2014

English
1. Our first visit will be June 23, next Saturday. 2. Our first visit will be on June 23, next Saturday. 3. Our first visit will be on June 23, on next Saturday. 4. Our first visit will be on June 23 on next Saturday. ----------------- Which ones are grammatical and commonly ...
August 23, 2014

English
He seemed embarrassed at first, but he overcame it quickly and held her fingers with his left hand. ------------------- In this sentence what does 'it' refer to?
August 22, 2014

English
1. He is taking me to prison. 2. He is taking me to a prison. 3. He is taking me to the prison. --------------- Are they all grammatical? What is the difference among them in meaning? 4. I'm on duty now, as you know. 5. I'm on duty now, you know. 6. I'm on duty now...
August 22, 2014

English
1. She held out her hand. 2. She extended her hand. --------- Are both the same? Can we use some other expressions instead of 'held out'? 3. It's been such a long time. 4. It's been so lone a time. --------------------------- What does 'It' refer to ...
August 22, 2014

English
1. They realize that a different religion is something to talk about, not to fight about. ------------------ What is the full form of #1? 2. They realize that a different religion is something to talk about, and it is not something to fight about. 3. They realize that a ...
July 19, 2014

English
They have learned to live in peace in the same state. -------------------------- What does 'state' mean in the sentence? Does 'state' mean 'country' or 'one of the States' in the USA?
July 19, 2014

English
1. Today, millions of people have one form of religion, and their neighbors a different one. 2. Today, millions of people have one form of religion, and their neighbors a different religion. 3. Today, millions of people have one form of religion, and their neighbors a ...
July 19, 2014

English
1. Have you seen Jane lately? 2. Have you seen Jane recently? 3. Did you see Jane lately? 4. Did you see Jane recently? --------------- Are they all grammatical? Which one is not?
July 18, 2014

English
How do you pronounce 'firemen'? Do 'fireman' and 'firemen' have the same pronunciation?
July 15, 2014

English
1. I am learning another language. 2. I am learning one more language. 3. I am learning a different language. ---------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
July 15, 2014

English
1. Some people said yes and others said no, and the others said nothing. 2. Some people said yes and others said no, and the others remained silent. 3. Some people said yes and others said no, and the rest said nothing. 4. Some people said yes and others said no, and others ...
July 15, 2014

English
1. Look at the scared boy. 2. Look at the scary monster. 3. Look at the scaring boy. 4. Look at the scaring monster. 5. Look at the scary boy. 6. Look at the scared monster. ----------- Are they all grammatical? What is the difference?
July 15, 2014

English
1. I will finish it by tomorrow evening. 2. I will have finished it by tomorrow evening. ---------------- Which one is grammatical?
July 15, 2014

English
1. I have ten balls. Some are red, others are blue, and the other is green. 2. I have ten balls. One is green, some are red, and the others are blue. 3. I have ten balls. One is green, others are red, and the others are blue. ------------------------- Which ones are ...
July 15, 2014

English
1. I saw two movies: one was a scary movie and the other was a comedy. 2. I saw two movies: one was a scary movie and the other was a comedy movie. ------------------ Q1: Does #1 mean #2? Q2: Can we use 'horror movie' instead of 'scary movie'? What is the ...
July 15, 2014

English
1. Cats are various colors. 2. Cats are of various colors. (Which one is correct?) 3. This paper is not clean. Give me another piece. 4. This paper is not clean. Give me another piece of paper. 5. This piece of paper is not clean. Give me another piece of paper. (Does #3 mean...
July 15, 2014

English
1. The two men were handcuffed together. 2. The two men were handcuffed by the police officer. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2? The situation is as follows: There were two men in the train. One was a police officer, and the other was a young man. They were handcuffed ...
July 15, 2014

English
The young woman looked at the two men. Then with a lovely smile, she held out her hand and said,"Hello, Mr. Easton...... In the second line, what is the meaning of 'then'? #1 or #2? 1. At that time 2. After that
July 15, 2014

English
1. She was very beautiful. 2. She was beauty itself. 3. She was all beauty. 4. She was a beauty. -------- Are they grammatical and do they have the same meaning? Do you have other expressions describing that a woman is very beautiful?
July 15, 2014

English
1. The train leaves at 7 this evening. 2. The train will leave at 7 this evening. 3. He meets the girl at 7 this evening. 4. He will meet the girl at 7 this evening. ----------------- #1 means #2, right? What about #3 and #4? Does #3 mean #4? Is #3 grammatical?
July 14, 2014

English
1. She has already bought the tickets. 2. She has bought the tickets already. 3. Already she has bought the tickets. 4. I am already ready to go out. 5. He already finished his homework. ---------------- Which ones are correct?
July 14, 2014

English
1. He has lived in the town three years ago/last month/in 2003. 2. He has lived in the town before. 3. He has lived in the town in the past. 4. He has lived in the town recently. 5. He has lived in the town lately. ---------------- #1 is not correct, is it? What about #2 to #5...
July 14, 2014

General question
How can I search the questions which I uploaded chronological order?
July 14, 2014

English
1. I searched for my glasses, but I couldn't find them. 2. I searched for my glasses, but I couldn't find it. (Which one is grammatical?) 3. The electric fan was moving from left to right. 4. The electric fan was moving from the left to the right. (Which one is ...
July 14, 2014

English
Thank you,and they are he same in meaning, aren't they?
July 14, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 3:01am. 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 ...
July 14, 2014

English
1. That coat appears to fit you well. 2. That coat seems to fit you well. 3. That coat becomes you well. 4. That coat looks like becoming you well. (Are they all grammatical and the same in meaning?) 5. Christmas is an important feast for Christians. 6. Christmas is an ...
July 14, 2014

English
1. He was born in 63 BC. 2. He was born in the 63 BC. (Which one is grammatical?) 3. He had lived by 63 BC. 4. He has gone to Brazil in 2000 AD. 5. He died in the 21st century. (Are they all grammatical?)
July 13, 2014

sports
Is the Chicago Bulls a football team, basketball team or a baseball team?
July 13, 2014

English
1. I am sure that he will succeed. 2. I'm not sure that he will succeed. 3. I'm not sure if he will succeed. -------------- Are all grammatical? is 'that he...' a noun phrase or an adverbial phrase? Is 'if he will...' a noun phrase or an adverbial ...
July 12, 2014

English
1. The earth moves around the sun. 2. The earth moves round the sun. (Which one is grammatical? Are both OK? Which one is commonly used?) 3. When does the movie come out in DVD? 4. When will the movie come out in DVD? (Which one is correct?) 5. I'm not sure if she calls me...
July 12, 2014

English
1. Don't you get lonely being on your own all day? 2. Don't you get lonely because you are on your own all day? (Does #1 mean #2?)
July 12, 2014

English
1. Some like summer and others like winter. 2. Some like summer and the others like winter. 3. Some like summer and another likes winter. 4. Some like summer and the other likes winter ----------------- #1 and #2 are right? Right? What about Sentence 3 and Sentence 4? Are they...
July 12, 2014

English
1. I studied math for 10 years, but I'm still not good at it. 2. I have studied for 10 years, but I'm still not good at it. (Which one is grammatical? Do we have to sue the present tense or the present perfect tense here?)
July 12, 2014

English
What bird is the symbol of peace? 1. A dove. 2. A pigeon. (Are both OK? Is the answer only #1? What is the difference between 'dove' and 'pigeon'?)
July 12, 2014

English
1. Who created the animation Snow White and Pinocchio? 2. Who created the animations Snow White and Pinocchio? 3. Who created the animation, Snow White and Pinocchio? 4. Who created the animations, Snow White and Pinocchio? (Which ones are grammatical?)
July 11, 2014

English
1. Bring 300 points from another team. 2. Take away 300 points from another team and add the points to your team's points. 3. Delete 300 points from one team and add the point to your team. ---------------------- Are the three mean the same?
July 11, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 3:01am. 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 ...
July 11, 2014

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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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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