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July 30, 2016

Posts by rfvv

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1. I can't stand you grumbling all the time. 2. I can''t stand you who are grumbling all the time. 3. I can't stand you who grumle all the time. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Which one is similar to #1, #2 or 33?
June 18, 2016

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1. Why don't you take a few days off? 2. Why don't you take off a few days? -------------------------- Are both the same in meaning? What other expressions can we use instead of 'take off'?
June 18, 2016

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1. I cannot but stay with him. 2. I cannot help staying with him. 3. I cannot choose but stay with him. 4. I have no choice but to stay with him. ------------------ Are they all grammatical. I know 'help' means 'avoid.' Then what does 'but' mean in #3 ...
June 18, 2016

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1. I can't concentrate on work. 2. I can't concentrate at work. 3. I can't concentrate (on something) at work. ------------------ Which one is correct? Does #1 mean #3?
June 18, 2016

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His dog became a missing dog. 1. He should have used a dog lead. 2. He should have tied the dog with a dog lead. 3. He should have tied a dog lead to the collar of the dog. 4. He didn't used the leash. He should have walke the dog with the leash on the collar. 5. He didn&#...
June 17, 2016

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Two students talked about the title. Now, one last student....OK. Well done. Please remain quiet, everyone. ------------------- Would you check the short passage? Correct any errors, please.
June 17, 2016

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1. Look at the abandoned dogs. 2. Look at the deserted dogs. (Which one is a correct term? Can we use both expressions? Do you have some other terms?) 3. A dog is a companion animal. I have two companion dogs. (Is this expression right?)
June 15, 2016

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Many years passed. --------------------- If a person uses the sentence above, how many years does the person have in mind? More than 5 years? Over 7 years? More than 10 years? How about you?
June 15, 2016

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1. I'll take him the dog. 2. I'll take the dog to him. 3. I'll bring him the cat. 4. I'll bring the cat to him. 5. I'll bring him it. 6. I'll bring it to him. 7. I'll take him this. 8. I'll take this to him. --------------- Is each pair the same...
June 15, 2016

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If a person uses 'be going to,' does it mean that he decided what to do before? 1. What did you decided to do for that? What are you going to do? If a person uses, will,' does it mean that he decides to do something right now? 2. What do you decide to do for that ...
June 15, 2016

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They went to an animal doctor. The vet said, "This pet is almost blind." The wife said to her husband, "What are you going to do?" --------------------------- What is the difference between them in meaning? 1. What are you going to do? 2. What will you do? ...
June 15, 2016

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The sea is shallow, and we can not notice a major shift in a tidal change. ------------ Would you check this sentence? Thank you.
June 15, 2016

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The sandy area is 1.5 km in length, 40 km in width and has an area of 60,000 square meters. ------------------- Would you check the sentence an correct errors, please?
June 15, 2016

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After the opening of the sea, people can swim....though people can use the beach all the year round. (So in this case, can we use 'the expression' above? Do we have to put 'the' before 'opening'?)
June 15, 2016

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1. Also many events and festivals are held with (the) opening of the sea. (Is it correct? Do we ahve to sue 'the' here?) 2. The beach provides tourists with other attractions every year. ------------------- Are they grammatical?
June 15, 2016

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1. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died 5 years ago. However, he has been waiting for him. 2. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died 5 years ago. However, he has waited for him for a long time. 3. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died, but he has been waiting...
June 15, 2016

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1. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died 5 years ago. However, he has been waiting for him. 2. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died 5 years ago. However, he has waited for him for a long time. 3. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died, but, he has been ...
June 15, 2016

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1. granddad, granddaddy 2. grandad,grandaddy Which ones do we have to use?
June 14, 2016

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Do adults use grandma, grandpa, or granddad? Do children usually use the terms?
June 14, 2016

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1. I bought six-year old red ginseng. 2. I bought six-year-old red ginseng. (Which one is grammatical?) 3. He narrowly escaped being drowned. 4. He narrowly escaped from being drowned. (Are both the same and grammatical:?)
June 14, 2016

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1. I'll look over your application and call you in a few days. 2. I'll look thoroughly your application and call you in a few days. (Is 'look thoroughly' the opposite of 'look over'?) 3. I will look closely at your application. 4. I will take a close ...
June 14, 2016

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4. He visited his uncle. 5. He dropped by the bakery. 6. He came by the bakery.
June 14, 2016

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1. He called on his uncle. 2. He called at his uncle's (house). 3. He visited his uncle. 4. He visited his uncle's (house). 5. He dropped by the bakery/his grandma. 6. He came by the bakery/his grandma. 7. He paid a visit to his uncle. 8. He paid a visit to the bakery...
June 14, 2016

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The company profits ____________ by 5% last year. ------------------ Q1: What can be put in the blank? 1. grew 2. increased 3. ________ Q2: Is the sentence grammatical?
June 14, 2016

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1. The bird fell into the tree. 2. The bird fell in the tree. 3. The bird fell out of the tree. 4. The bird fell from the tree. 5. The bird fell off the tree. ---------------------- Are they all grammatical? Does 1 mean 2? Are the rest all the same in meaning?
June 13, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11:32pm. 1. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as planned. 2. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as it is planned. (Does #1 mean #2? Is 'it is' deleted?) 3. Lee was standing right behind her. 4. Lee was ...
June 13, 2016

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Why didn't Chuchu stay calm? 1. It was because Chuchu felt his old master was so close to him. 2. He felt his old master was so close to him. 3. He felt his old master was near him. 4. He felt his old master was in the subway. 5. He felt his old master was not far away. 6...
June 13, 2016

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1. When did master lose Chuchu? 2. Master lost Chuchu when they went out for a walk. 3. You must be master of your circumstances. --------------------------------- #2 is the answer to the question 1. Will you look at the word 'master'? There is no article before '...
June 13, 2016

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1. How did Chuchu notice that his old master was in the subway? - He could feel that his old master was there. 2. Think and talk about which person Chuchu should live. - I think Chuchu should live with his old master because he had been with his old master for a long time and ...
June 13, 2016

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1. After getting married, what did the master do? - He moved into a bigger house. 2. What is the master going to do for Chuchu? - He is going to take care of the pet. 3. When did the master lose Chuchu? - He lost Chuchu when they went out for a walk. 4. What happened to Chuchu...
June 13, 2016

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1. What are the synonyms of delicious? -They are yummy and tastey. 2. What is the antonym of delicious? - It is tasteless. ------------------------- Q1: Are the questions and answers correct? Q2: Do you have other common opposites of 'delicious' other than '...
June 13, 2016

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1. "He looks pale," she said. 2. "He looks pale," said she. 3. "He looks pale," said the girl. 4. "He looks pale," the girl said. ----------------- Which ones are grammatical? Do you have any rule regarding that?
June 13, 2016

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Somebody is knocking on the door outside. The person inside the house says, "Who is it?" -------------------- Why does he say 'Who is it?" What about "Who are you?" Can't we use "Who are you?" Do you have any difference between the ...
June 13, 2016

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1. What is the opposite of blurry? 2. What is the opposite for blurry? -It's clear. (Which question is right? Are both correct? Which preposition is commonly used?)
June 12, 2016

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1. He looks like he is in another world. 2. He looks like he has a lot of money. 3. He looks like he knows everything. 4. He looks like he is from America. 5. He looks like he is more than 20 years old. ---------------------- Are the sentence all correct? In these sentences, ...
June 11, 2016

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What should we do to live a healthy life? Let me tell you about what to do for a healthy life. First, we should eat healthy food to stay healthy. It is better to eat brown rice than white rice. Second, we should exercise regularly. I like playing badminton, so I play badminton...
June 11, 2016

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A baby is in a cradle. One of the boys is looking at the baby. He said, "_________" 1. It is smiling. 2. He is smiling. 3. She is smiling. ---------------------- Wich expression can he use? If the boy doesn't know whether the baby is a girl or a boy, does he have...
June 10, 2016

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1. Maybe it's a missing dog. 2. Maybe it's a stray dog. 3. Maybe it's a homeless dog. 4. Maybe it's a ownerless dog. -------------------- Are they the same in meaning? #1 seems to be the same as #2. Am I right? What about the others......Take care.
June 10, 2016

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1. The maste comes back. 2. A master comes back. 3. Master comes back. (Are they all grammatical? Can we use as in #3? In #3, 'master' is used as a proper noun? Am I right?) 4. "Yes, master." In the expression, 'master' is used in the vocative case. ...
June 10, 2016

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1. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as planned. 2. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as it is planned. (Does #1 mean #2? Is 'it is' deleted?) 3. Lee was standing right behind her. 4. Lee was standing just behind her. (Is 'right' the same ...
June 10, 2016

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1. He saw his bird fly free. 2. He saw his bird fly freely. (Which one should we use? Are both OK?) 3. They decided to call the baby Mark. 4. They decided to name the baby Mark. (Are both the same in meaning?) 5. My vision is blurry these days. 6. My eyesight is blurry these ...
June 10, 2016

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Chuchu is a pet dog. His master is an office worker. Master comes back. He is happy. Master got married. Master gave food to the dog. Is it good? Yes, master. It's delicious. ...................... Q1: Can we use "Master"? In the sentences, "Master' ...
June 10, 2016

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There are 10 English sentences. A person is asked to read all the sentences and translate them into Korean. He should read the first sentence and then he should translate into Korean. After that he should read the second sentence and then he should translate the second ...
June 8, 2016

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1. It is getting hotter. 2. He grew taller. 3. The leaves turned brown. 4. He fell asleep. 5. The bird came alive. 6. The man has gone blind. 7. You should stay healthy. 8. She remained unmarried all her life. 9. He became rich. 10. She appeared rich. 11. She proved rich. 12. ...
June 7, 2016

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1. He tells me that she is happy. => He told me that she was happy. 2. He has told me that she was happy. => He told me that she had been happy. 3. He will tell me that she will be happy. => He told me that she would be happy. -------------------------------- Q1: ...
June 7, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:05pm. 1. I try not to stress when things go wrong. 2. I try not to stress out when things go wrong. 3. I try not to stressed when things go wrong. 4. I try not to stressed out when things go wrong. --------------------- Are they all ...
June 7, 2016

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1. Don't play computer games too much. 2. Don't play too many computer games. 3. Don't play too much computer games. 4. Don't play a lot of computer games. 5. Don't play smart phone games too often. 6. Don't play too many smart phone games. 7. Don't...
June 6, 2016

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Thank you for your help. 5. Driving in cities really stresses me (out). Can we delete 'out' without changing the meaning?
June 6, 2016

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1. I try not to stress when things go wrong. 2. I try not to stress out when things go wrong. 3. I try not to stressed when things go wrong. 4. I try not to stressed out when things go wrong. --------------------- Are they all grammatical? What is the difference among them?
June 6, 2016

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1. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as planned. 2. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as is planned. 3. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as it was planned. ================ What does #1 mean, #2 or #3?
June 6, 2016

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1. I feel alone in the living room. 2. I feel lonely in the living room. 3. I feel lone in the living room. ------------------ Are #1 and #2 the same? #3 is wrong, right? =============== 4. He is driving on a lonely road. 5. He is driving on a lone road. 6. He is driving on an...
June 5, 2016

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1. They decided to call the baby Mark. 2. They decided to name the baby Mark. (Are both the same?) 3. Lee was standing right behind her. 4. Lee was standing just behind her. (Are both the same?) 5. They hired a private detective to find their missing child. 6. They hired a ...
June 5, 2016

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Master! It's me. You're right there. I can feel it. (companion dog) - Chuchu? Is that you? (dog's master) -------------------------------- The master of the dog found the missing dog after a long time. In this dialogue, do we have to use 'that' alone? How ...
June 5, 2016

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1. He puts a collar around his dog before walking it. 2. He puts a collar on his dog before walking it. -------------------- Are both OK? Do we have to use 'around' or 'on'? Can we use other verbs instead of 'puts'?
June 5, 2016

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1. Maybe things didn't go well at work. 2. Maybe situation didn't go well at work. ---------------------- (Does things' mean 'situation' here?) 3. You'll feel better. 4. You'll feel good. 5. You'll feel better. 6. You'll feel well. 7. You&#...
June 5, 2016

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He came back home from work. He said, "I'm home." ---------------------------- Can we use 'I'm at home.' instead of 'I'm home'?
June 5, 2016

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1. What about dinner at my place? 2. What about dinner in my place? 3. What about dinner at my house? 4. What about dinner at my apartment? ---------------------- Are they all correct? Do we have to use 'at' or'in'? Are both OK? What is the difference between...
June 5, 2016

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1. Watching the shining bridge from the beach is wonderful. 2. Watching the shining bridge at the beach is wonderful. 3. Watching the shining bridge on the beach is wonderful. ------------------------ Which preposition is suitable? Can we use all the prepositions?
June 4, 2016

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1. The view of the bridge at night is great because of the light bulbs decorating the bridge. 2. The view of the bridge at night is great because of the light bulbs decorated on the bridge. 3. The view of the bridge at night is great because of the light bulbs shining brightly...
June 3, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6:42am. 1. If you are stressed, you feel tense and anxious because of difficulties in your life. 2. If someone is stressed out, they are very tense and anxious because of difficulties in their lives. ============================== The ...
June 3, 2016

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1. If you are stressed, you feel tense and anxious because of difficulties in your life. 2. If someone is stressed out, they are very tense and anxious because of difficulties in their lives. ============================== The above are form Collins Dictionary. Q1: Does it ...
June 3, 2016

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1. He drove his car carefully. 2. He drove his car in a careful manner/way. 3. He greeted the person politely. 4. He greeted the person in a polite manner/way. 5. He said no angrily. 6. He said no in an angry manner/way. ------------------ Is each pair interchangeable?
June 1, 2016

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1. She danced lovelily. 2. She danced in a lovely manner. 3. She danced in a lovely way. 4. He said hello friendlily. 5. He said hello in a friendly manner. 6. He said hello in a friendly way. ------------------------------------- Which ones are grammatical?
June 1, 2016

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1. On Friday, I cooked for my mom. 2. Friday, I cooked for my mom. 3. I took a piano lesson om Wednesday. 4. I took a piano lesson Wednesday. ------------------------- Are #2 and #4 grammatical without the preposition 'on'?
June 1, 2016

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1. He went for a run. 2. He went for a ride. (for riding a horse or riding a bike?) 3. He went for a skate/a ski. 4. He went for a smoke. 5. He went for a drink. 6. He went for a tour. 7. He went for _________. 8. She went for a shop. 9. She went for a dance. 10. She went for ...
June 1, 2016

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1. He went out for a run. 2. He went out for a ride. (for riding a horse or riding a bike?) 3. He went out for a skate/a ski. 4. He went out for a smoke. 5. He went out for a drink. 6. He went out for a tour. 7. He went out for _________. 8. She went out for a shop. 9. She ...
June 1, 2016

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We have a very beautiful place called Central Park. Many tourists visit this park. We also have a traditional village full of ancient facilities. 1. I recommend them to visit the village. 2. I suggest that they should visit the village. 3. I suggest to them that they visit ...
June 1, 2016

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1. On the 2nd basement, there is a book store. 2. In the 2nd basement, there is a book store. 3. A book store is on the 2nd basement. 4. A book store is in the 2nd basement. 5. A book store is on basement 2. 6. A book store is in basement 2...
June 1, 2016

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Homework Help: English Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 7:17am. Posted by rfvv on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:27pm. 1. Don't feel stressful. 2. Don't get stressful. 3. Don't feel stressed. 4. Don't get stressed. 5. Don't be stressed out. 6. Don&#...
May 31, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:27pm. 1. Don't feel stressful. 2. Don't get stressful. 3. Don't feel stressed. 4. Don't get stressed. 5. Don't be stressed out. 6. Don't be stressed. 7. Don't be stressful. --------------------- Can we ...
May 31, 2016

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1. He was taking down what she said. 2. He was noting down what she said. 3. He was writing down what she said. ------------------------ Are they all grammatical? Can we use some other expressions?
May 31, 2016

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1. He fanned himself with a newspaper to cool down. 2. He fanned himself with a newspaper to cool. ----------------- Do we have to use 'down' after 'cool'? What is the difference?
May 31, 2016

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He needs to concentrate more on his career. --------------------------- What does 'career' mean in this sentence? Does 'career' mean 'job'? Or is it 'work life'?
May 31, 2016

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1. a person who writes an online journal accessible to users of the Internet. 2. a person who writes an online journal which/that is accessible to users of the Internet. ------------- Q1: Does #1 mean #2? Q2: What is an online journal? is it a diary on the Internet? Or an essay?
May 31, 2016

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1. You should not miss breakfast. 2. You should not skip breakfast. --------------------------------- Are both the same? What is the diffference? 3. Stand in a row. 4. Stand in row. 5. stand in rows. 6. stand in two rows. (Can we use the expressions above?)
May 30, 2016

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1. He moved to New York last year. 2. He moved into New York last year. 3. He moved in New York last year. -------------------- Is #3 not correct?
May 30, 2016

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1. I was upset with what he said. 2. I was upset about what he said. 3. I was angry with what he said. 4. I was angry about what he said. 5. I was angry at what he said. ------------- Are they all grammatical? Which prepositions do we have to use? Is 'with' is commonly...
May 30, 2016

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1. She sat taking notes "on" everything that was said. 2. She sat taking notes "of" everything that was said. ------------- Which one is right? Can we use both 'on' and 'of'? which one is commonly used?
May 30, 2016

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1. He is absorbed in biology. 2. He is very interested in biology. 3. He is into biology. ----------------- Are they all the same in meaning?
May 30, 2016

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1. For the one-syllable words ending in single vowel + single consonant, double the consonant before a suffix beginning with vowel. Examples: • beg + ed = begged • run + ed =running • rob + er = robber • sad + est =saddest 2. For the one-syllable words ...
May 29, 2016

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There are few Spelling Rules which should be followed in the formation of words. Final a consonant: 1. For the one-syllable words ending in single vowel + single consonant, double the consonant before a suffix beginning with vowel. Examples: • beg + ed = begged • run...
May 28, 2016

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1. Raise your hands to shoulder height. 2. Lower your hands to foot height. 3. Lift your right hand to nose height. 4. Lift your left hand to eye height. 5. Bend your body left, and then bend your body right. 6. Bend your body to the left, and then bend your body to the right...
May 28, 2016

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1. Don't play games on the phone too often. 2. Don't play games on a phone too often. 3. Don't play games on your phone too often. ---------------- Which one is commonly used? 4. Don't feel stressed out. 5. Don't be stressed out. 6. Don't stay stressed ...
May 27, 2016

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1. Lift your hips with your head still on the floor. 2. Raise your hips with your head still on the floor. (Can we use 'Raise' instead of "Lift"? Are both the same?)
May 26, 2016

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1. I drink 10-liter water every day. 2. I drink 10-liter of water every day. 3. I drink a 10-liter bottle of water every day. 4. I drink 10-liter bottles of water every day. 5. I drink two 10-liter bottles of water every day. (Are they all grammatical? Which one is incorrect?)
May 26, 2016

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1. He slept for 7 hours last night. 2. He slept 7 hours last night. (Are both OK? Can we omit 'for' here?) 3. Go straight for two blocks. It's on your left. 4. Go straight two blocks. It's on your left. (Are both OK? Can we delete 'for' here?) 5. The ...
May 26, 2016

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There are many famous places in Busan. I'd like to introduce two of them. One is Busan Children's Grand Park in Busanjin-gu. Many kids and their parents visit the park to have a good time. Children can ride a rollercoaster. It is thrilling to be in a rollercoaster. ...
May 25, 2016

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1. Live a harmonious life with others. 2. Live harmoniously with others. 3. Get along with others. 4. Don't stay with negative people for a long time. 5. Don't spend time with negative people too often. 6. Don't argue with your friends frequently. (There are som do...
May 25, 2016

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Let's do gymnastics. This is a side exercise. Stand up, and put your legs apart at the shoulder width. Bend your body westward as you raise your right hand toward your armpit. Bend your body westward one more time as you raise your right hand above your head. Then bend ...
May 25, 2016

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1. I am so stressed out. 2. I am so stressed. (What is the differrence between them? Does 'out' mean 'completely'?) 3. But Nikki has a childlike innocence. 4. But Nikki has a childish innocence. (#3 is right, but how about #4?) 5. I didn't think you were so...
May 24, 2016

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Yours looks much better. Thank you.
May 24, 2016

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We have several beautiful places here in Busan. I would like to intorduce two of them. One is Shinsege Department Store. Many people visit the department store to buy things. The sidewalks near the department store is crowded with people. There is a Starbucks coffee shop ...
May 24, 2016

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Busan is the largest port city and second-largest city in South Korea. It lies on the southeast tip of the Korean Peninsula. It is important for transport and shipping. It is best known for Busan Port and Haeundae Beach. The port takes many ships and accommodate trades among ...
May 24, 2016

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Here are some helpful tips for you. ------------------------- In the word 'helpful,' "p" is not pronounced. Am I right?
May 23, 2016

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1. I try not to stress out when things go wrong. 2. He went bald. 3. She went mad. ------------------- In Sentence 2 and 3, 'bald' and 'mad' are adjectives, so 'went' means 'became.' What about in Sentence 1? Does 'go' mean 'become&#...
May 23, 2016

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1. Don't feel stressful. 2. Don't get stressful. 3. Don't feel stressed. 4. Don't get stressed. 5. Don't be stressed out. 6. Don't be stressed. 7. Don't be stressful. --------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Which ones are commonly used?
May 19, 2016

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1. Let him do what he will. 2. Let him do what he can. (Are the sentences grammatical?) 3. She won't open the door. (In this sentence, what does 'won't' mean? 4. She is not going to open the door. 5. She doesn't intend to open the door. Does #3 mean #4 or #...
May 19, 2016

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How much water do you drink every day? 1. I drink two liters of water per day. 2. I drink 1.5 liters of water a day. 3. I drink ten liters of water every day. 4. I drink a ten-liter carton of water every day. 5. I drink a 5-liter pack of water every day. (Are the answers all ...
May 18, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8:40pm. 1. Don't drink. 2. Don't drink liquor. 3. Don't drink alcohol. ----------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? When we mention one of the don'ts for a healthy life, which one is suitable? •English - english genie , ...
May 18, 2016

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Thank you for your help. 1. I have more than five books. 1-2. I have over five books. (Does it include five books?) Yes, these are fine and your interpretation is right. -------------------- Doesn't it mean that I have six or more books? "More than five books" ...
May 18, 2016

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