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English
1. I like pears. - Me, too. - Me too. - I like pears, too. 2. I don't like pears. - Me, neither. - Me neither. - I don't like pears, either. ================= Are the answers all grammatical? Do you have some more common answers? Do we have to put commas after 'Me...
November 26, 2015

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3. I didn't see the movie Star Wars. - Me neither. - I saw the movie. It was great. - Really? Everyone in my clas saw the movie. You have to see it. It's great. - You don't need to see the movie. It's not so good. - I saw the movie with my family last week. - I...
November 26, 2015

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1. I have a lot of work to do. - Why don't you ask your brother to help you? - You should ask your brother to help you. - So you can't go out to play soccer, can you? - (Somethine else) 2. I am going to Vietnam this winter. - Really? Congratulations! - Good for you! - ...
November 26, 2015

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1. It was close to 1:15 a.m. 2. It was near 1:15 a.m. 3. It was about 1:15 a.m. 4. It was around 1:15 a.m. 5. It was roughly 1:15 a.m. 6. It was approximately 1:15 a.m. ================= Are they all grammatical and do they have the same meaning?
November 25, 2015

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1. The house is close to the river. 2. The house is near the river. 3. the house is by the river. 4. The house is next to the river. ====== Are they all the same and grammatical? Do we have some more similar expressions?
November 25, 2015

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Is your house close to your work? ============ What is the part of speech of 'close' here? An adjective or an adverb?
November 25, 2015

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1. I am too tired to focus on the teaching. I am too tired to do the laundry. I am too tired to mop the floor. I am too tired to iron my uniform. I am too tired to clean the living room. I am too tired to arrange the things in the living room. 2. I am too young to use the ...
November 25, 2015

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1. This summer, what did Hajun do? He went camping with his friend John¡¯s family. 2. Where did they go? They went to Yosemite National Park. 3. What is Yosemite famous for? It is famous for its natural wonders. 4. On July 20, what did they do? They arrived at ...
November 25, 2015

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1. Pan often hid behind the trees in a dark corner. 2. He often hid behind a chair in the room. =========== What does 'in a dark corner" modify in #1? What does 'in the room' modify in #2?
November 24, 2015

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1. He admitted cheating on the test. 2. He admitted having cheated on the test. =========== Which one is grammatical?
November 24, 2015

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1. What do you think it is? I think it is a duck. No, I don't think so. I thinks it is a chick. I don't agree with you. I think it is a rabbit. I think you can regard it as a duck, a rabbit or a chick. 2. What do you think it is? (Pointing to a photo on the right.) I ...
November 24, 2015

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Joseph ======== In this name, is 's' pronounced [s] or [z]? Are both OK?
November 24, 2015

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Q: Is Mattie the petname of Matthew?
November 24, 2015

English
Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek ============= Matthew => first name Joseph Thaddeus => middle name Stepanek => last name (Is my explanation correct? Why are there two words in the middle name?)
November 24, 2015

English
Thnak you. I found the answer on the Internet. ============ Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek (July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004), known as Mattie J.T. Stepanek, was an American poet who published five best-selling books of poetry.[1] Before his death (at the age of 13) he had...
November 24, 2015

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Mattie J.T. Stepanek ==================== I think J.T. is Mattie's middle name? Would you let me know the full form of "J.T."?
November 24, 2015

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"Hopeful" is a little hard to pronounce. Would you let me know how to pronounce 'hopeful' naturally in detail?
November 24, 2015

English
1. I hope he gets well soon. 2. I hope he gets better soon. 3. I hope he will get well soon. 4. I hope he will get better soon. 5. I hope for him to get well soon. ======== Are they all grammatical and have the same meaning? Which ones are commonly used? What about #5? Is #5 ...
November 24, 2015

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1. I hope he gets well soon. 2. I hope he gets better soon. 3. I hope he will get well sone. 4. I hope he will get better soon. 5. I hope for him to get well soon. ======== Are they all grammatical and have the same meaning? Which ones are commonly used? What about #5? Is #5 ...
November 24, 2015

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My address is 34 Park Ave., New York ================== Is the expression above is right? How do you say "Ave." 1. [..vnju] 2. [..vnu] 3. [..v]
November 21, 2015

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1. A champion is a rich person who helps people in need. 2. A champion is a farmer who grows fresh fruit and vegetables. 3. A champion is a mother who devotes herself to caring for kids. 4. A champion is a fire fighter who does his best to extinguish the fire. 5. A champion is...
November 20, 2015

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1. He lived a happy life. 2. He lived happily. 3. He lived a long life. 4. He lived long/longly. 5. He lived a short life. 6. He lived shortly. ============= #1 mean #2,right? What about the other set?
November 20, 2015

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1. He appeared on the stage. 2. He disappeared from the stage. 3. He disappeared on the stage. ======== What is the opposite expression of #1?
November 20, 2015

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As for Mattie's third wish, Oprah Winfrey asked Mattie to appear on her show. ======== What can we use instead of 'As for'?
November 20, 2015

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1. He shook hands with the person. 2. Tom made friends with Bill. 3. You have to change cars at the intersection. 4. He is on good terms with others. 5. He wanted to exchange seats with Bill. ======== Are they all grammatical?
November 20, 2015

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1. He keeps many goats. 2. He has many goats. 3. He raises many goats. 4. He grows many goats. ============= Do they have the same meaning? Which verbs are suitable?
November 20, 2015

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1. He keeps many goats. 2. He has many goats. 3. He raises many goats. 4. He grows many goats. ============= Doe they have the same meaning? Which verbs are suitable?
November 20, 2015

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1. I saw Tom three days ago. 2. I saw Tom three days before. (Are both OK?) 3. I arrived there after three days. 4. I arrived there three days after. 5. I arrived there three days later. (Which ones are grammatical?) 6. I will meet Tom after three days. 7. I will meet Tom in ...
November 20, 2015

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1. I saw tom three days ago. 2. I saw tom three days before. (Are both OK?) 3. I arrived there after three days. 4. I arrived there three days after. 5. I arrived there three days later. (Which ones are grammatical?) 6. I will meet Tom after three days. 7. I will meet Tom in ...
November 20, 2015

Eglish
1. When he was ten, he went abroad. 2. When he was ten years ago, he went abroad. 3. When he was ten years, he went abroad. 4. At the age of ten, he went abroad. 5. At age ten, he went abroad. 5-1. At aged ten, he went abroad. 6. At ten, he went abroad. =============== Are ...
November 17, 2015

English
1. He called me later. 2. He rang me back. 3. He gave me a ring back. 4. He telephoned me back. 5. He made a phone call to me back. 6. He gave a phone call to me back. 7. He made a call to me back. 8. He made a call for me back. ================ (I have wrtten several ...
November 17, 2015

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1. He is strong and an office worker. 2. He is diligent and strong. 3. He is diligent and wants to get a job. 4. He is strong and runs fast. 5. He hated to do the work and reading comic books. ---------------- Which ones are ungrammatical? Are #1 and #5 ungrammatical?
November 17, 2015

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1. He likes reading novels and listening to music. 2. He likes reading novels and to listen to music. (Is #2 un grammatical?) 3. He proposed to go to the movies. 4. He proposed going to the movies. 5. He suggested to go to the movies. 6. He suggested going to the movies. (...
November 17, 2015

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1. Tom, answer the phone. 2. Tom, get the phone. 3. Tom, receive the phone. 4. Tom, have the phone. 5. Tom, take the phone. ============== Are they all the same in meaning? Which ones are commonly used?
November 17, 2015

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1. I am too tired to do my homework. 2. I am too tired to read the books. 3. I am too tired to do the project. 4. I am too tired to do the paperwork. 5. I am too tired to finish my homework. 6. I am too tired to finish reading the book. ============ Are they grammatical? If ...
November 16, 2015

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1. I am too full to eat more. 2. I am too full to eat leftover food. 3. I am too ful to eat all the food. 4. I am too full to eat all the cooked rice. 5. I am too full to eat the leftover food. ================== Are they all grammatical? Do we have to use 'rice' or &#...
November 16, 2015

English
Yosemite offers so much to see. Plan to stay awhile! There are more than 3,500 accommodations in Yosemite and its surrounding communities and gateways, each with something unique to offer. ==================== There are two Yosemites in this passage. What does each Yosemite ...
November 16, 2015

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1. People were deeply moved by his story. 2. His story deeply moved pople. 3. His story moved people deeply. ============== What is the active sentence of #1, #2 or #3?
November 15, 2015

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1. Mattie's first wish came true in 2001. 2. Mattie's first wish was realized in 2001. (Are both the same?) in 2001 3. in two thousand one 4. in twenty one. 5. in twenty o one. (Which reading is OK? Do you have other kinds of reading?)
November 15, 2015

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Get a sneak peek of all the things to see and do in Yosemite and throughout the charming small towns outside Yosemite. ====================== There are two Yosemites in the sentence above? What does each Yosemite mean? Does Yosemite mean #1 or #2? 1. Yosemite National Park 2. ...
November 15, 2015

English
Please bring your spouse. ===================== Is 'spouse' pronounced [spaus] or [spauz]? In a dictionary, there are two ways of pronouncing it. In the USA, how is it pronounced? What is the common pronunciation? Is it pronounced differently in the UK?
November 13, 2015

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1. John's father caught a big fish, and put it back. 2. John's father caught a big fish, and turned it back. 3. John's father caught a big fish, and returned it. ================= Are they the same in meaning? Which one is commonly used?
November 13, 2015

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1. He preferred jazz to rock music. 2. He preferred jazz music to rock music. ========== Does #1 mean #2? Is 'music' missing after 'jazz' in #1?
November 13, 2015

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1. He became the captain of the class. 2. He became the president of the class. 3. He became the head of the class. 4. He became the leader of the class. ============== Which ones are commonly used? What is the suitable name for the student who represents a class?
November 12, 2015

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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:23pm. 1. Yosemite is famous for its natural wonders. 2. We arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon. ===================== In the sentences above, what does "Yosemite" mean? Is it Yosemite Valley or Yosemite National Park...
November 12, 2015

English
Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:23pm. 1. Yosemite is famous for its natural wonders. 2. We arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon. ===================== In the sentences above, what does "Yosemite" mean? Is it Yosemite Valley or Yosemite National Park?
November 11, 2015

English
There can be a champion in each of us. =========================== What does the sentence mean? #1 or #2? Would you exxplain the meaning in detail? Thank you. 1. There can be a champion among each of us. A person can be a champion and another person cannot be a champion...etc...
November 11, 2015

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1. Yosemite is famous for its natural wonders. 2. We arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon. ===================== In the sentences above, what does "Yosemite" mean? Is it Yosemite Valley or Yosemite National Park?
November 10, 2015

English
1. Make a wish before you blow out the candle light. 2. Make wish before you blow out the candle light. ================ Are both OK? Which one is right? Do we have to put 'a' before 'wish'?
November 10, 2015

English
Oprah Winfrey ======== How do you pronounce "Oprah"? 1. 'oupr... 2. 'opr.. 3. 'apr...
November 9, 2015

English
We thought that it was a bear. We were scared. Then, it turned around. It wasn't bear! --------------------- In the last sentence, an exclamation mark was used instead of a full stop. What is the difference between the sentence ending with an exclamation mark and the ...
November 7, 2015

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1. At the age of nine years old, he became too sick. 2. At the age of nine years, he became too sick. 3. At the age of nine, he became too sick. 4. At nine, he became too sick. 5. At nine years old, he became too sick. 6. At nine years old, he became too sick. 7. When he was ...
November 7, 2015

English
1. The storm drove the ship off of its course. ============ Is this sentence grammatical?
November 7, 2015

English
1. The dog scared the boy. 2. The boy was scared of the dog. 2-1. The boy was scared by the dog. 3. The dog was scary to the boy. 4. The dog was scary for the dog. 5. The dog was scaring for the boy. 6. The dog was scaring to the dog. (Which ones are grammatical?) 7. The news ...
November 6, 2015

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Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold. =========================== This is a camp song. About the song, would you answer the following questions? Q1: What does 'the old' mean? 1. the old friends 2. old friends Q2: In 'the old gold,&#...
November 6, 2015

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1. John's mother made us s'mores at the camp site. 2. She made me a s'more at home. 3. John's mother made us many s'mores at the camping site. ============ Are they all grammatical?
November 6, 2015

English
1. John's father caught a big fish at the lake. 2. John's father caught a big fish in the lake. 3. John's father caught a big fish on the lake. 4. John's father caught a big fish near the lake. 5. John's father caught a big fish by the lake...
November 6, 2015

English
1. They skipped stones at Mirror Lake. 2. They skipped stones in Mirror Lake. 3. They skipped stones near Mirror Lake. 4. They skipped stones by Mirror Lake. =================== Which prepositions should we use?
November 6, 2015

English
How do you pronounce "Stepanek" in Mattie Stepanek?
November 3, 2015

English
1. Hope your wishes all come true. ====================== Is "I" omitted before "Hope" in this sentence? Why is this sentence used without the subject "I"? In which situation is this sentence used?
November 3, 2015

English
1. While I was washing the dishes, he watched TV. 2. While I washed the dishes, he watched TV. --------------- (Which one is right? Are both OK? What is the difference in meaning between the two sentences?) 3. He was playing games when I called him this morning. 4. He played ...
October 31, 2015

English
Homework Help: English Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 9:18am. 1. Tomorrow, we're going to go to hike. 2. Tomorrow, we're going to go hiking. =================== Which one is grammatical? Are both grammatical? Then, what is the differencein meaning?•...
October 28, 2015

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1. Get off the ship. 2. Get out the ship 3. Get down the ship. 4. Get out of the ship. 5. Get down from the ship. =============== Which ones are the same as Sentence 1? What about the others?
October 28, 2015

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1. Tomorrow, we're going to go to hike. ============ Does this sentence mean the following sentence? 3. Tomorrow, we're going to go so that we may hike.
October 27, 2015

English
1. Tomorrow, we're going to go to hike. 2. Tomorrow, we're going to go hiking. =================== Which one is grammatical? Are both grammatical? Then, what is the differencein meaning?
October 27, 2015

English
Posted by rfvv on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 4:37pm. Q1: Is Yosemite short for "Yosemite Valley"? Q2: Does Yosemite stand for "Yosemite National Park"?•English - Ms. Sue, Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 4:44pm Usually, Yosemite refers to the national park...
October 27, 2015

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1. The monster is scary. 2. The monster is scaring. 3. He is scared to meet the guy. ================== Are they all grammatical? Is #1 the same as #2? Which one is popular between 1 and 2?
October 27, 2015

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1. He said to us, " There are many bears." 2. He told us, " There are many bears." 3. He told us that there are many bears. 4. He told us that there were many bears. ======================== Are they all the same? Which ones are commonly used? Which ones ...
October 25, 2015

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Q1: Is Yosemite short for "Yosemite Valley"? Q2: Does Yosemite stand for "Yosemite National Park"?
October 25, 2015

English
It's hard to pronounce 'campfire.' How do we have to pronounce 'campfire'? Do we omit the p sound?
October 25, 2015

English
We looked outside and saw a big shadow. We thought that it was bear. We were scared. Then, it turned around. It wasn't a bear..... ===================== What is the meaning of "Then" in the passage? 1. At that time 2. In that case 3. After that 4......
October 23, 2015

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I now have papers from London to arrest Mr Fogg. ==================== Q1: What is the part of speech of "to arrest Mr Fogg'? Is it an adverbial phrase or an adjective phrase? Q2: Does the sentence above mean #1 or #2 in meaning? 1. I now have papers from London so ...
October 23, 2015

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Passepartout wants to buy three tickets on the Carnatic(the name of the ship). ================= Does this sentence mean that he wants to buy the tickets on/in the ship? Is the ticket office on the ship? Or does he want to buy three tickets about the Carnatic?
October 21, 2015

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According to the book "Around the World in Eighty Days," Fogg and Passepartout caught a train for France (in London). Isn't it strange.
October 21, 2015

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Is "Around the World in Eighty Days" a historical novel? It was written by Jules Verne.
October 21, 2015

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1. Fogg and Passepartout go to Allahabad by elephant. 2. Fogg and Passepartout go to Allahabad by the elephant. 3. Fogg and Passepartout go to Allahabad on an elephant. 4. Fogg and Passepartout go to Allahabad on the elephant. ============================ Which one is ...
October 21, 2015

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1. On the train going to Calcutta, she speaks for the first time. 2. On the train which goes to Calcutta, she speaks for the first time. 3. On the train which is going to Calcutta, she speaks for the first time. =================== Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
October 21, 2015

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1. But at the ticket office he learns that it's leaving early - that evening. 2. It leaves tonight - but without Fogg! (It refers to the ship, 'the Carnatic.') ----------------- In each sentence "-" is used. What is the role of the "-" in the ...
October 21, 2015

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1. It is 20th October. 2. It is October 20th. 3. It is the 20th of October. 4. It is 20th of October. ================ Which one is correct? Do they use only #1 in Britain?
October 20, 2015

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1. With trains and ships, today's detectives move fast. 2. By trains and ships, today's detectives move fast. 3. By train and ship, today's detectives move fast. ================ I can find Sentence 1 in the book "Around the World in Eighty Days." What ...
October 20, 2015

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1. Everyone in the boat has to work as a team. 2. Everyone in the boat has to move as a team. =========== Are both the same? Can we use 'move' instead of 'work'?
October 18, 2015

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The bow and "two" keep the balance of the boat. =================== Wha tis the function or the role of the quotation marks for "two"?
October 18, 2015

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All the eight rowers face backward, but the cox faces forward. ======================= What is the part of speech of 'backward' and 'forward'? Are they nouns or adverbs?
October 18, 2015

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1. Valmy is in bed, while he is asleep. 2. Valmy is in bed, and he is asleep. Does the original sentence mean #1 or #2? Or other sentences?
October 11, 2015

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Valmy is in bed, asleep. ================= Can you paraphrase the sentence? What is the function 'asleep' in the sentence?
October 11, 2015

English
1. We have to motivate our customers to buy our products. 2. We have to ask our customers to buy our products. ========================== Do the two sentences have the same sentence pattern? In sentence 1, is 'to buy our products' an object complement as in Sentence 2?
October 10, 2015

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Valmy gets a paper from the safe - a paper with a drawing on it. ========================= Is 'a paper' right? Don't we have to use 'a piece of paper'? A piece of paper with a drawing on it?
October 10, 2015

English
I went swimming. It was fun. - Wow, sounds like you had a good time. ==================== Q1: that sounds like...., it sounds like.... Is 'that' or 'it' missing before sounds? Q2: Is "like" a conjunction here?
September 30, 2015

English
1. There are two books; one is mine, the other is my friend's. 2. There are two books; one is mine, and the other is my friend's. ======================= Is #1 correct? In Sentence 'and' is missing.
September 30, 2015

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Sorry, I can't see you. ================== What does this sentence above mean? #1 or #2? Is the person blind? 1. Sorry, I can't meet you. 2. Sorry, I am not able to see you.
September 30, 2015

English
1. What's up, Ben? You look upset. - I lost first place. (Is this answer suitable? Do we have some other natural expressions?)
September 29, 2015

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1. Cellphones also have many functions like going on the Internet. 2. Cellphones also have many functions like logging on the Internet. 3. Cellphones also have many functions like logging in on the Internet. ================================ Are they all the same in meaning? ...
September 28, 2015

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1. They have information desks at the Namdaemun Market. 2. They have information desks at Namdaemun Market. 3. They have information desks in the Namdaemun Market. 4. They have information desks in Namdaemun Market. ============== Which expressions are grammatical?
September 28, 2015

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1. I am good at mimicking others. I want to mimick President No Muhyeon for the elderly people. 2. I am good at walking on my hands. I want to walk on my hands to surprise the elderly people. 3. I am good at doing hard work. I want to carry heavy things for the club members ...
September 28, 2015

English
Posted by rfvv on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 9:51pm. He asked me a question. He asked a question of me. He begged me a question. He begged a question of me. He inquired me a question. He inquired me of a question. (Are the pairs all correct and interchangable? Doe they have the...
September 24, 2015

English
Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:21pm. 1. Peter is the boy whom I met in U.K. 2. Peter is the boy whom I met in the U.K. ==================== Which one is right? Is # 1 OK without 'the'? English - Reed, Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:31pm "...
September 23, 2015

English
1. The market is always crowded there. ============================== Is this sentence correct? Why is 'there' used here?
September 23, 2015

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1. Peter is the boy whom I met in U.K. 2. Peter is the boy whom I met in the U.K. ==================== Which one is right? Is # 1 OK without 'the'?
September 23, 2015

English
1. How do you know about the painting? - I think it's beautiful. ---------------- Is this answer correct? If not, what would be the answer to the question?
September 23, 2015

English
Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:31am. 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 ...
September 21, 2015

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