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November 24, 2014

Posts by rfvv


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English
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

English
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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the Oprah Winfrey Show -------------------- Q: How do you pronounce "Oprah"? 1. /oupra/ 2. /opra/ 3. /opruh/
October 15, 2014

English
Don't laugh at him. He looks serious. -------------- In the first sentence, does 'laugh at' mean 'ridicule' or 'to make the sounds and movements of your face that show you are happy'?
October 14, 2014

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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 does #1 mean? #2. #3, or #4? Or anything else?
October 13, 2014

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 5:06am. What winter sport do you like most? 1. I lke curling because it's fun to see players hit big stones. 2. I like bobsledding because it's thrilling to ride a bobsled. 3. I like speed skating because I like wild races. ...
October 13, 2014

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1. He has a severe illness. 2. He has a serious illness. 3. He is severe. 4. He is serious. (Are both the same and interchangable?)
October 13, 2014

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1. As for Mattie's third wish, Oprah Winfrey asked Mattie to appear on her show. 2. About Mattie's third wish, Oprah Winfrey asked Mattie to appear on her show. 3. Concerning Mattie's third wish, Oprah Winfrey asked Mattie to appear on her show. 4. Regarding Mattie...
October 13, 2014

English
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?
October 13, 2014

English
I like the word hopeful. ------------------------- How do you pronounce 'hopeful'? Do you delete 'p' when you say 'hopeful.?
October 13, 2014

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1. Ever since he was a baby, he suffered from a serious illness. 2. Ever since he was a baby, he has suffered from a serious illness. ----------------- Which one is grammatical? Are both OK? Which one is commonly used? In #1, the present tense is used and in #2, the present ...
October 13, 2014

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1. When he was ten years old, Mattie's illness got worse. 2. At the age of ten years old, Mattie's illness got worse. 3. Aged ten years old, Mattie's illness got worse. (Are the three sentences the same and grammatical?) 4. When he was ten, Mattie's illness got...
October 13, 2014

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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?) 3. His first poetry book, Heartsongs, came out and became a best-seller. 4. His first poetry book, Heartsongs, was published and became a best-seller. (Are both ...
October 13, 2014

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1. He looks in his diary and sees the wrong data. (Do we have to use the preposition 'in'? How about 'looks at'?) 2. Fix uses a warrant to arrest Fogg. 3. Fix uses a document to arrest Fogg. (Is 'a warrant' a document? Can we substitute 'a paper'...
October 9, 2014

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1. I want to marry Mrs Aouda tomorrow, the 23rd December. 2. I want to marry Mrs Aouda tomorrow, 23rd December. 3. I want to marry Mrs Aouda tomorrow, December 23rd. 4. I want to marry Mrs Aouda tomorrow, December the 23rd. 5. I want to marry Mrs Aouda tomorrow, December 23...
October 9, 2014

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1. i want to marry Mrs aouda tomorrow, the 23rd December. 2. i want to marry Mrs Aouda tomorrow, 23rd December. 3. i want to marry Mrs Aouda tomorrow, December 23rd. 4. i want to marry Mrs Aouda tomorrow, December the 23rd. 5. i want to marry Mrs Aouda tomorrow, December 23...
October 9, 2014

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Thank you. It's from the novel, "Around the World in Eighty Days."
October 8, 2014

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Thank you. It's from the novel, "Around the World in Enghty Days."
October 8, 2014

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They walk into a meeting. 'Camerfield for judge!' shout the people on the left. 'Mandiboy for judge!' shout the people on the right. Thenthey start fighting..... ------------------------- What is happening in the passage above? Who is 'Camerfield' and ...
October 8, 2014

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1. They got a train to New York. 2. They got a train for New York. 3. They caught a train to New York. 4. They caught a train for New York. (Are they all grammatical and the same in meaning? Which ones are commonly used?)
October 7, 2014

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1. He got onto the ship. 2. He got on the ship. 3. He went onto the ship. 4. He went on the ship. ------------------------ What is the difference betwen them? Which ones are grammatical? Are they the same in meaning?
October 7, 2014

Social Studies
Question: How do yo pronounce the "Tankadere", the name of a ship in the novel "Around the World in Englty Days?
October 7, 2014

English
But at the ticket office he learns that it's leaving early - that evening. -------------------- Q1: What other verbs can we use instead of 'learns'? the meaning of 'learns' here is _______. Q2: What is the function of '_' in the sentence?
October 7, 2014

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The detective bought drink after drink. Finally he went to sleep at the table. -------------------------- What is the meaning of 'drink after drink' here?
October 6, 2014

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People move from country to country by ship, by train, by sleigh or by elephant. ---------------------- Is this sentence grammatical? Do you have some other good expressions?
October 6, 2014

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1. The ice must be at least 15 centimeters thick. 2. The ice must be not less than 15 centimeters thick. ----------- Are both the same? Are they grammatical? Have a great weekend. Thank you for your help.
October 3, 2014

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What winter sport do you like most? 1. I lke curling because it's fun to see players hit big stones. 2. I like bobsledding because it's thrilling to ride a bobsled. 3. I like speed skating because I like wild races. 4. I like ski jumping because I like flying in the ...
October 3, 2014

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1. Eleven Cities Tour finally takes place again! 2. Eleven Cities Tour finally is held again! 3. Eleven Cities Tour is finally held again! ---------------- Between #2 and #3, which one is grammatical?
October 3, 2014

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1. Over 15,000 skaters entered the race. 2. More than 15,000 skaters took part in the race. 3. Over 15,000 skaters joined the race. (Are they all the same and grammatical?)
October 3, 2014

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1. His hardest decision was not to go abroad. 2. His hardest decision wasn't to go abroad. 3. His hardest decision was / not to go abroad. 4. His hardest decision was to not go abroad. ================= #1 is a little difficult to comprehend. Sentence 1 has two meanings, ...
September 25, 2014

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1. Why don't you go to the park together? - Because I am too tired. 2. Why don't we go to the park together? - Because I am too tired. 3. Why didn't you go to the park together? - Because I was too tired. 4. Why didn't we go to the park together? - Because I ...
September 25, 2014

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1. The staff meeting will be finished next Tuesday. 2. The staff meeting will be finished in two hours. 3. The staff meeting will be finished after two hours. 4. The staff meeting will be finished tomorrow. 5. The staff meeting will be finished by tomorrow...
September 25, 2014

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1. I have a staff who works for me. 2. I have a staff who work for me. 3. I have a staff of one who works for me. 4. I have a staff of ten who work for me. 5. I have ten staff who work for me. 6. I have ten staffs who works for me. 7. I have ten step members who work for me...
September 25, 2014

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1. She swore that she had nothing to do with it. 2. She vowed that she had nothing to do with it. 3. She bet that she had nothing to do with it. (Are they all grammatical? In meaning, are they the same?)
September 25, 2014

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1. He was ashamed of having no money. 2. He was ashamed to have no money. 3..He was ashamed because he had no money. (Are they all the same and grammatical? Can we substitute 'shy' for 'ashamed'?)
September 25, 2014

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Why did n't you do your homework? 1. I'm sorry, but I was very tired yesterday. 2. Excuse me, but I forgot to do homework. 3. Forgive me, but I was very busy caring for my mother in hospital. ------------------- Are the answers all grammatical? What other expressions ...
September 25, 2014

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1. Forgive me. I didn't know that. 2. Excuse me. I didn't see you there. 3. Pardon me. I made a mistake. (Are they all grammatical, showing 'forgiveness'?) 4. I swear that I will never leave you. 5. I swear to God that he will never leave you. 6. I swear in the...
September 25, 2014

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1. Forgive me. I didn't know that. 2. Excuse me. I didn't see you there. 3. Pardon me. I made a mistake. (Are they all grammatical, showing 'forgiveness'?) 4. I swear that I will never leave you. 5. I swear to God that he will never leave you. 6. I swear in the...
September 25, 2014

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skip 1. to not do or have something;avoid 2. not to do or have something;avoid --------------- What is the definition of 'skip'? Which one is right, #1 or #2 as the definition?
September 25, 2014

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1. The staff meeting will be held next Tuesday. 2. The staff meeting will be taken next Tuesday. 3. The staff meeting will be got next Tuesday. 4. The staff meeting will be finished next Tuesday. (#1 is grammatical, right? What about the others from Sentence 2 to Sentence 4? ...
September 23, 2014

social studies
Or Yosemite is "Yosemite National Park'? When do you use "Yosemite"? If somebody says, "I'm going to Yosemite," where is he going? Yosemite(an area, a city, etc.), Yosemite Valley, or Yosemite National Park?
September 22, 2014

social studies
Or Yosemite is "Yosemite National Park'? When do you use "Yosemite"? If somebody says, "I'm going to Yosemite." where is he going? Yosemite(an area, acity, etc.), Yosemite Valley, or Yosemite National Park?
September 22, 2014

social studies
What is "Yosemite"? Is Yosemite a district name? Or is Yosemite a valley called "Yosemite Valley"? Is Yosemite Valley in Yosemite, an area?
September 22, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:25pm. 1. She doesn't have a pretty face and a warm heart. 2. She doesn't have a pretty face or a warm heart. (Are both the same in meaning? What is the meanig of #1?) 1-1. She doesn't have both a pretty face and a...
September 22, 2014

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What are you going to do after school? 1. I am going to go to academy. 2. I am going to go to an academy. 3. I am going to go to the academy. 4. I am going to go to my academy. 5. I am going to go to private institute. 6. I am going to go to a private institute. 7. I am going...
September 22, 2014

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What are you going to do for your home this weekend? 1. I am going to clean the windows this weekend. 2. I am going to clean the floor with a mop. 3. I am going to mop the floor. 4. I am going to vacuum the living room. 5. I am going to clean the living room with a vacuum ...
September 22, 2014

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I am going to go to Children's Grand Park this weekend. I want to ride a roller coaster and a merry-go-round there. I also want to take as many pictures as possible. I think it'll be a lot of fun. --------------- Would you check this passage and correct any errors, ...
September 20, 2014

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Look at the picture. A table is in the middle. 1. A chair is on the right. 2. A chair is at the right. 3. A chir is on the right of the table. 4. A cahir is at the right of the table. (Which preposition do we have to sue? Which ones are grammatical?)
September 20, 2014

English
Thank you for your help. There was an error in the previous sentence. What about #6 below? 5. Everyone is doing very well. 6. Everyone is doing greatly. 7. Everyone is doing great.
September 20, 2014

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1. How many rowers are there on a team? 2. How many rowers are there in a team? 3. I'm actually on the school badminton team. 4. I'm actually in the school badminton team. (Which preposition do we have to use?) 5. Everyone is doing very well. 6. Everyone is going ...
September 20, 2014

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1. Sam speaks not only Spanish but also Chinese. 2. Sam speaks not only Spanish but Chinese. (Are both grammatical? Is #2 used frequently?)
September 20, 2014

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1. Class 2 in the second year won first place. 2. Class 2 in the second grade won first place. 3. Class 2-2 in the second year won first place. 4. Class 2-2 in the second grade won first place. (Are they all grammatical and teh same in meaning?)
September 18, 2014

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1. She doesn't have a pretty face and a warm heart. 2. She doesn't have a pretty face or a warm heart. (Are both the same in meaning? What is the meanig of #1?) 1-1. She doesn't have both a pretty face and a warm heart. (She has either a pretty face or a warm heart...
September 18, 2014

English
I finally got on the school soccer team. (In this sentence, what is the meaning of 'got on'? What other expressions can we use?)
September 18, 2014

English
1. We all hurry into the room and find a desk. 2. We all hurry in the room and find a desk. (Are both OK? Can we use 'in' instead of 'into'?)
September 18, 2014

English
1. Tom went camping with his friend John's family. 2. Tom went camping with John his friend's family. 3. Tom went camping with John's, his friend's family. 4. Tom went camping with John, his friend's family. (Which one are grammatical?)
September 18, 2014

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1. Taeknwondo is an excellent exercise for both the mind and the body. 2. Taeknwondo is an excellent exercise for both the mind and body. 3. Taeknwondo is an excellent exercise for not only the mind but also the body. 4. Taeknwondo is an excellent exercise for not only the ...
September 17, 2014

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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

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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

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