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July 25, 2014

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1. This restaurant's food tastes spicy and salty in general. 2. This restaurant's food tastes hot and salty in general. (Are both the same in meaning? Does 'spicy' mean 'hot'?) 3. The food is a little spicy. 4. The food is less spicy. 5. The food is a b...

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The food tastes good. The food tastes so good. The food tastes rather good. The food tastes great. The food tastes wonderful. The food tastes sour/bitter/salty. The food tastes delicate. ------------------------ Do you have some other expression which describes the taste of f...

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Q1: At a snack bar do people have to eat food standing? Q2: Do you have sandwich stands which sell sandwiches? Q3: Do you have noodle stands as well? What is the suitable restaurant name which sell noodles? Noodle houses? What about 'noodle restaurants or noodle stands'?

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1. With night coming on, we started for home. ------------------------ In this sentence, what is the meaning of 'coming' on? Does 'come on' mean 'appear' or 'start'? 2. With night coming, we started for home. -------------- Can we say like this ...

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With night coming on, we started for home. ------------------------ In this sentence, what is the meaning of 'coming' on? Does 'come on' mean 'appear' or 'start'?

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1. My friends are to come back home tonight. 2. My friends are going to come back home tonight. 3. My friends are due to come back home tonight. ------------------------- Which one of the two is similar to #1? Is #1 used commonly?

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1. Because she looked very sick, he took her to the hospital. 2. She looking very sick, he took her to the hospital. 3. Looking very sick, he took her to the hospital. ------------------- Are both(#1 and #2) the same and grammatical? Can #1 be changed into #3?

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1. Cleaning my room, I found many coins. 2. When I was cleaning my room, I found many coins. 3. When I cleaned my room, I found many coins. ------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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If ramen a kind of street food?

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The small restaurant carries noodles, etc, flour based food. Can we call it 'snack bar'?

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Q: What is the English name for the restaurant which carries food made with flour, a kind of flour based food restaurant?

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1. The food is sweet. 2. The food is delicate. 3. The food has a roasted flavor. 4. The food has a delicate flavor(taste) 5. The food has a sweet taste(flavor). ----------- Are they all grammatical and do they have the same meaning? What is the difference among them?

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1. This is a basketball uniform. The uniform is composed of a T-shirt and trunks. A basketball is on the trunks. He enjoys playing basketball. (Is this passage grammatical? Check it, please.) 2. There are many books on the bookshelf. 3. There are many books in the bookshelf. (...

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This restaurant carries several kinds of street food such as odeng, tteokbokki, pretzels, beaver tails, waffles, and stick food. Odeng is fish cake. An odeng is 500 won. Both a long odeng and a flat odeng are 500 won. A tteokbokki is 500 won as well. A bungoeppang is 500 won. ...

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Let me introduce our team's favorite restaurant. Our team's favorite restaurant is Yumyum Tteokbokki(It is seasoned and cooked long rice cake). It's next to the stationery store in front of our school. Tteokbokki in the restaurant is sweet and hot. I often go to th...

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What is in the classroom? 1. There is a blackboard in the classroom. 2. There are lots of lockers in the classroom. 3. There are chairs and desks in the classroom. 4. There are many school bags in the classroom. Good job! What else can we see in the classroom? 5. There is a bu...

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There is a shelf on the wall. He seems to use it as a bookshelf. On the shelf, there are two books. We can say he enjoys reading books. A basketball is on his uniform. We can see the top T-shirt and the bottom trunk. He seems to enjoy playing basketball. Write 'enjoy playi...

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1. Meeting her, I will be very glad. 2. If I meet her, I will be very glad. 3. When I meet her, I will be very glad. 4. As I meet her, I will be very glad. 5. Because I meet her, I will be very glad. 6. Because I will meet her, I will be very glad. ----------------- What does ...

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My brother took my digital camera. -------------------------- What does the sentence above mean? 1. My brother was holding my digital camera. 2. My brother took away my digital camera from me. 3. My brother grasped my digital camera. 4. My brother held my digital camera.

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1. With night coming on, we started for home. 2. Because night came on, we started for home. 3. Night came on, and we started for home. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?) 4. With his legs crossed, he read a book. 5. His legs were crossed, and he read a book. (Does #4 mean $5?)

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1. The game was boring to me. 2. He was bored with the game. 3. He saw the teacher boring the children. 4. He saw the students feel bored with the teacher. 5. He made the students bored with the teacher. (Are they all grammatical?)

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1. He made his mother surprised. 2. He was surprised at the news. 3. The game was surprising to me. 4. He was surprising his mother at that time. 5. He saw his mother surprising the baby. (Are they all grammatical?)

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1. He waited for the plane reading a newspaper, 2. He waited for the plane while he was reading a newspaper. 3. He waited for the plane while he read a newspaper. ----------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Which one is similar to #1, #2 or #3?

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1. Do you know the man standing at the gate? -------------------- What does 'the man' mean? a. a male person b. either a male person or a female person

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I will distribute a sheet of paper to each of you. Then you should draw a big box on the back first. After that draw three vertical lines and five horizontal lines to make a table. Then you can have three columns and six rows in the table. In the first row, write Name, What yo...

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1. She has a watch made in Switzerland. 2. She has a watch which was made in Switzerland. 3. She has a watch which is made in Switzerland. ------------------ Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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May I take your order? -Yes, please. I'll have one cheese sandwich, one green salad and one orange juice. --------------- What does 'have' mean in 'have one cheese sandwich'? Does 'have' mean 'eat' or 'drink'? Or does 'have' ...

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May I take your order? - Yes, please. I'll have a steak sandwich, one fruit salad, and a milk. ----------------------------- What does 'a milk' mean in the last sentence? A glass of milk?

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Street food looks good and cheap. ------------ What is the meaning of 'looks good' in the sentence?

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1. Wangfujing Street in Beijing Street is crowded day and night. 2. Wangfujing Street in Beijing Street is crowded night and day. ----------------------- Are both grammatical? Is only #1 right? English - Ms. Sue, Monday, May 26, 2014 at 9:54pm How can you have a street in a st...

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I just picked up the bill for everybody. --------------- What is the meaning of 'just' in the sentence?

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1. We also take turns paying. 2. We also take turns in paying. 3. We also take turns when we pay. ------------------------- Are they all grammatical and the same? How can we paraphrase Sentence 1?

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1. How come one person usually pays for everybody in Korea? 2. Why does one person usually pay for everybody in Korea? ------------------ Are both the same and grammatical? What is the usage difference between the two sentences?

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1. Time is up. 2. Time is over. 3. Time is finished. ------------------- What is the difference among them? Are the three the same in meaning?

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1. The fact that one person usually pays for everybody is changing these days. 2. That one person usually pays for everybody is changing these days. ------------- Are both grammatical?

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1. I don't know who I should hire. 2. I don't know who to fire. 3. I don't know whom I should hire. 4. i don't know whom to hire. ------------ Which ones are grammatical? English - Writeacher, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:19am Only 3 and 4 are correct. ==========...

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1. I don't know why to do that. 2. I don't know why I should do that? ------------ Does #1 mean #2? Is #1 correct?

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1. I want to learn what to drive. 2. I want to learn which to drive. 3. I want to learn whom to drive. 4. I want to learn that to drive. ---------------------- Which ones are grammatical? #4 is wrong,right?

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1. I don't know who I should hire. 2. I don't know who to fire. 3. I don't know whom I should hire. 4. i don't know whom to hire. ------------ Which ones are grammatical?

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1. Wangfujing Street in Beijing Street is crowded day and night. 2. Wangfujing Street in Beijing Street is crowded night and day. ----------------------- Are both grammatical? Is only #1 right?

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1. Try Yummy stick food from Wangfujing Street. 2. Try Yummy stick foods from Wangfujing Street. ------------------ Which one is grammatical? Are both grammatical? Then what is the difference between them?

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What is 'soft pretzel mix'? With this one, can we make pretzels without using flour? Does the soft pretzel mix contain all the ingredients together with flour?

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What is 'pan breaker'? To make a pretzel, a baker uses a pan breaker to spray slices of powder on the baking paper. Then the pretzel dough is put on the baking paper.

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1. Go to find the Lord Mayor. 2. Go look for the Lord Mayor. 3. Go find the Lord Mayor. 4. Go to look for the Lord Mayor. --------- Are they all grammatical? Are they the same?

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1. I regret breaking the window. 2. I regret to break the window. ------------------- Are both grammatical? What is the difference between the two sentences? 3. I regret having broken the window. 4. I regret to have broken the window. ------------------- Are both grammatical? ...

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1. I cannot endure being commanded. 2. I cannot endure being played. 3. I remember being carried on your shoulders. 4. I remember being surfed on the Internet. 5. I remember being surfed the Internet. -------------------- Would you check the sentences? Which ones are grammatic...

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1. I found it difficult to park. 2. I found it difficult parking. 3. I found to park difficult. 4. I found parking difficult. ------------- Which ones are correct?

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1. We are watching black and white TV. 2. We are watching black-and-white TV. 3. We are watching a black and white TV. 4. we are watching the black and white TV. ---------------- Are they all grammatical?

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1. He stopped smoking. (Does it mean he stopped smoking forever or he stopped smoking for the time being and he will smoke again later?) 2. They also sell big, soft pretzels. 3. They also sell big soft pretzels. 4. They also sell big and soft pretzels. (Which one is grammatica...

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1. Let's find out more about the singer. (What is the part of speech of 'more' in this sentence? Is 'more' the object of 'find out'? Or is 'more' an adverb modifying 'find out'?) 2. You look like your mom. 3. You resemble your mom. 4...

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1. a small creature, that has six legs 2. a small creature that has six legs ------------------------ The above is the definition for 'insect.' Do we have to use comma or not? Which one is correct?

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1. He is arm wrestling with Bill. 2. He is doing arm wrestling Bill. 3. He is doing arm wrestling with Bill. 4. Let's arm wrestle together. 5. Let's do arm wrestling together. --------------------- Which ones are grammatical?

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What kinds of toppings can people choose for Brussels waffles? 1. People can choose chocolate, ice cream, and fruit. 2. They can choose chocolate, ice cream, and fruit. ------- Are both answers grammatical? Then, which one is a common answer.

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1. Do you sleep less than 5 hours a day? 2. I like you less than him. 3. I ate fish less than fruit. 4. I ordered fried chicken less than noodles. 5. I player soccer less than baseball. 6. I studied math less than English. 7. I helped Mother less than my brother. 8. I worked l...

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1. Why don't you start first? 2. Why not start first? 3. How about starting first? 4. What do you think about/of starting first? 5. How do you feel about starting first? --------------- Are they all grammatical?

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1. No one is to solve the problem. 2. No one can solve the problem. ---------------- Does #1 mean #2? 3. I was never to see him again. 4. I was doomed never to see him again. -------------------------- Does #3 mean #4? 5. If you are to succeed, you must study hard. 6. If you i...

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1. You are to finish this project by tomorrow. 2. You must finish this project by tomorrow. ------------------------------ Are both the same in meaning? Do you use #1 frequently in everyday speech? ================================= 3. He is to go to London tomorrow. 4. He is g...

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1. The fired chicken was delivered in 30 minutes. 2. The fired chicken was delivered after 30 minutes. 3. The fired chicken was delivered within 30 minutes. ---------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Which one is commonly used?

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Asako: I guess you have a point there. By the way, I have a question. We usually pay individually in Japan. How come one person usually pays for everybody in Korea? Kevin: Oh, I also thought that was very strange at first. I think the oldest person always picks up the bill. MC...

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I ordered fried chicken, and it was delivered in less than 30 minutes. So quick! --------------- Does 'So quick!' mean #1? Then what does 'it' refer to? 1. It was so quick.

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1. I ordered fried chicken, and it was delivered in less than 30 minutes. 2. I ordered fried chicken, and it was delivered after less than 30 minutes. -------------------- Are both grammatical? Does 'in' in Sentence 1 mean 'after' in meaning?

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1. Ted grew up so quick. 2. Ted grew up so quickly. ----------- Which one is grammatical?

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-I feel hungry. Let's eat out. Lunch is on me today. -Really? Thank you. I know a fancy restaurant. Let's go there. After 10 minute's drive, we can get there. -Good. What food do they serve there? -The restaurant serves only seafood. Don't you like seafood dish...

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1. While I was cooking, he cleaned the room. 2. While I cooked, he cleaned the room. 3. While I was cooking, he was cleaning the room. ---------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Which one is commonly used?

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1. She took care of the children while I was away. 2. She took care of the children as I was away. 3. She took care of the children when I was away. -------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is commonly used?

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1. As I was leaving home, my parents arrived. 2. When I was leaving home, my parents arrived. 3. As I left home, my parents arrived. 4. When I left home, my parents arrived. --------------------- Which sentences are grammatical? Do they have the same meaning?

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- Honey, what a smell? - The baby pooed. I have to change the diaper. I have only one pack of wet tissue. You have to buy wet tissue. - OK. I will buy wet tissue on the Internet. Check the condition of the diaper of the baby frequently so that he may not have a rash. - I know....

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1. I prefer to go there by bus. 2. I prefer going there by bus. 3. I prefer going there to staying at home. 4. I prefer to go there to stay at home. 5. I prefer to go there rather than to stay at home. 6. I prefer to go there rather than stay at home. 7. I prefer going there r...

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1. Do you love singing as well? 2. Don't you love singing as well? 3. Do you love singing, too? 4. Don't you love singing, either? ------------------ Which one is ungrammatical? Can 'as well' be used in a negative sentence?

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1. You know what? 2. Do you know what? 3. Guess what? -------------- Are they all the same in meaning and use?

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1. He looks happy. 2. He looks happily. 3. He is looking out happily. 4. He is looking at the picture happily. ------------------- All are correct except #2? Right?

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1. He ordered fried chicken last night. 2. He ordered a fried chicken last night. 3. He ordered two fried chickens last night. --------------------- Which one is grammatical? When we order fried chicken a lot, what expressions can we use?

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1. I love Tom who lives there. 2. I love Tom, who lives there. Which sentence is grammatical? Are both OK? ------------------ 3. This is the place where he was born. 4. This is the place he was born. #3 is grammatical. What about #4? In Sentence 4, 'where' is missing. ...

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1. I stayed there for two weeks. 2. I stayed there two weeks. Are both grammatical? -------------------------- 3. This is the way how he solved the problem. 4. This is the way that he solved the problem. 5. This is the way he solved the problem. 6. This is the way in which he ...

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1. The game became so active that many players were hurt. 2. The game became so violent that many players were hurt. -------------- Are both acceptable?

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Coins Coins were first invented in the 7th century B.C.. in Lydia. They were made from gold and silver. People made coins of different sizes and gave them different values. Coins were good in many ways. First, they could be carried easily. Second, they made exact exchanges pos...

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The fire-fighters stand and watch for the first time in days. --------------- What is the meaning of 'in days'? what other expressions can use instead of 'in days'? Thank you.

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What a black day! ----------------- What does 'black' mean here?

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1. Suddenly, everybody goes quiet. 2. Suddenly, everybody becomes quiet. -------------- Does #1 mean #2? Do you use #1 frequently?

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The star is much brighter than the sun. ----------------------- Is 'the star' in generic use in this sentence? Does 'the star' mean all the star or only one star which I am looking at now?

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1. Each desk has four legs. 2. Each of the desks has four legs. 3. All desks have four legs. 4. Every desk has four legs. 5. There are four legs on each desk. ----------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Which one is wrong?

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1. Each of the desks has four legs. 2. Each of the desk has four legs. -------------- Is #2 correct or incorrect? 3. She has many friends to help her. 4. She has many friends who will help her. 5. she has many friends who help her. 6. she has many friends who can help her. ---...

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The sun is much brighter than the star. ----------------------- What does the star mean here? Does "the star" refer to all stars or one star which the speaker want to mention?

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1. I will opened the door. 2. The door will be opened by me. 3. The door shall be opened by me. (What is the passive form of Sentence 1?)

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1. They made coins from gold and silver. 2. They made coins of gold and silver. 3. They made coins out of gold and silver. (Which ones are grammatical?)

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1. The house itself was ugly. 2. I saw Mr. Smith himself. 3. I don't like the house itself. --------------- Are they all grammatical?

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1. Coins were made from gold and silver. 2. Coins were made of gold and silver. ------------------ Which one is grammatical?

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I am from the city proper. Q1:What is 'city proper' in England? Q2: At the Great Fire of London, what was the population of London? More than 500,000 or 80,000? City proper was 1/6 of Londoners.....

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The fire lasted for four days, from 2 September until 5 September. ------------------ How do you read '2 September' and '5 September'? 1. Second September, fifth September 2. September second, September fifth

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I can't find the name in dictionaries.

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Thank you for your help. Thomas Farriner, baker to/for King Charles II ----------------- By the way, how do you pronounce "Farriner'?

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Thomas Farriner BAKER To King Charles II ------------------ Is this grammatical? What is the role of the preposition 'to'?

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Where is the Lord Mayor of London? (Why is 'Lord' added before 'Mayor'here? In the sentence, what is the meaning of 'Lord'?)

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1. A small animal that is covered in fur and has a long thin tail. 2. A small animal that is covered with fur and has a long thin tail. (That is the definition of 'mouse'. Do we have to use 'in' or 'with'?)

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1. The fire happens in the year 1666. 2. The fire happens in 1666. (Which one is commonly used? What is the difference between them?)

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the Great Fire of London by Janet Hardy Gould ---------------------------- Is this book a novel?

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If it snows tomorrow, what will you do? 1. If it snows tomorrow, I will go out with my dog. 2. If it snows tomorrow, I will make a snow man at the back yard. 3. If it snows tomorrow, I will meet my girl friend. 4. If it snows tomorrow, I will do snow fights with my friends. 5....

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He has been on the go. ---------------------- Instead of 'on the go', what other expressions can we use to have the same meaning?

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He is a good cook. (What does this sentence above mean? Which ones are similar to this sentence among the following?) 1. He can cook very well. 2. He cooks well. 3. He really cooks well. 4. He does cook well. 5. He cooks very well. 6. He does cook very well. 7. He is a profess...

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Do you know when to ride a bike? Do you know when you should ride a bike? - 1. Yes, I do. I have to ride a bike between 5 and 7 p.m. - 2. Yes, I do. I should ride a bike during the daytime. - 3. Yes, I do. I must ride a bike on weekends. (Are both the questions and answers gra...

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