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July 28, 2014

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Tom's school will have a parade for its anniversary celebration. ----------------- Is this sentence grammatical? Thank you.

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1. I have seen her once. 2. I have once seen her. 3. I once have seen her. Which one is correct?

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1. If you think you can, you can. 2. If you think you can't, you can't. --------------------- What is the difference between 'can' and 'can't' in the sentence in pronunciation?

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1. I can do it. 2. I can't do it. ----------------- What is the difference in pronunciation between 'can' and 'can't' in each sentence?

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1. I don't read the novel yet. 2. I cannot start to do the work yet. 3. I will not open the bottle yet. 4. I don't want to go there yet. 5. I didn't read the novel yet. 6. I couldn't start to do the work yet. 7. I would not open the bottle yet. 8. I didn't ...

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1. I don't read the novel yet. 2. I cannot start to do the work yet. 3. I will not open the bottle yet. 4. I don't want to go there yet. ------------- Are they all grammatical?

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1. Plant the potato pieces deep in the ground. 2. Plant the pieces of potato deep in the ground. 3. Plant the pieces of potatoes deep in the ground. (Which one is grammatical?)

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1. Take exercise on a regular basis, and you will be a happy person. 2. Earn a lot of money, and you will be a happy person. 3. Drive in the country, and you will be a happy person. 4. Play the violin, and you will be a happy person. 5. Play soccer with your friends, and you w...

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1. The doctor said I can't play soccer for a month. 2. The doctor said I couldn't play soccer for a month. (Are both grammatical? What is the difference between the two sentence? Thank you.)

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1. Can I have something to drink? 2. Can I drink something to drink? 3. Can I get something to drink? 4. Can I take something to drink? ------------------ What is the meaning of 'have' in #1? 'Have' has a lot of meaning. Does 'have' mean 'drink'...

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1. After about 15 minutes, take off the shape. 2. In about 15 minutes, take off the shape. -------------------- Which one is right? Do we have to use 'After' or "In'? Thank you for your help.

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1. You can use it on almost everything--pants, bags and shoes. 2. You can use it on almost everything such as pants, bags and shoes. (What is the function of '--' here? Does #1 mean #2?)

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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:32pm. What will Sonya's family do this weekend? 1. They will plant potatoes. 2. Her family will plant potatoes. (Are both grammatical? Which answer is common?) ----------------- 1. On weekends what do Sonya and her family do?...

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What will Sonya's family do this weekend? 1. They will plant potatoes. 2. Her family will plant potatoes. (Are both grammatical? Which answer is common?) ----------------- 1. On weekends what do Sonya and her family do? 2. On weekends what do Sonya and her family members d...

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Thank you. Are all the answers correct? Do we have to use 'she' or 'her' at the end?

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How many are there in Sonya's family? 1. There are four in her family:her father, mother, her little sister and her. 2. There are four in her family:her father, mother, her little sister and she. 3. There are four in her family:her father, mother, her little sister and her...

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1. I tried to make myself at home. 2. I tried to make myself comfortable. ---------- Are both the same? Thank you.

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1. They didn't have green leaves yet. 2. She didn't finish her homework yet. 3. He didn't clean the room yet. 4. She didn't read the book yet. (Are all the sentences grammatical?)

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1. I didn't read Harry Potter yet. 2. I haven't read Harry Potter yet. 3. I don't know anything yet. 4. I didn't know anything yet. 5. He is not singing yet. 6. He was not singing yet. (Which ones are grammatical?)

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He was taking a shower when I called. ----------------------- Q: Did I make a phone call or call his name shouting in the sentence?

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1. He is honest in himself. (Is this sentence grammatical? What is the meaning of 'in himself' then?) 2. He must be angry because she's not saying anything. 3. He has to be angry because she's not saying anything. (Are both the same and grammatical?) 4. He must...

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7. I like the boy themselves. What about this sentence?

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Thank you for your help. 5. He hit the boy himself. 6. You should eat the apple itself. Are the sentences grammatical?

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1. You should do it yourself. 2. You should do it itself. Are both grammatical? ----------------- 3. She must be angry because she's not saying anything. 4. She has to be angry because she's not saying anything. Are both grammatical and commonly used?

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1. The girl dressed herself up for the audition. 2. The girl dressed herself for the audition. ------------- What is the difference between the two sentences? Does 'up' mean 'completely' in Sentence 1?

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1. The girl dressed herself up for the audition? 2. The girl dressed herself for the audition? ------------- What is the difference between the two sentences? Does 'up' mean 'completely' in Sentence 1?

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1. I feel comfortable in myself. 2. I talked out loud of myself. 3. There is a gap between myself. ------------- Are the sentences all grammatical? If not, would you correct each sentence? Thank you.

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1. Each of us has something to do. 2. We each have something to do. ---------- Do we have to us 'have' in Sentence 2? How come? 3. Do you like the game? - Yes, I like it. ------------- Is 'it' a personal pronoun or a demonstrative pronoun?

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1. You have to study hard to get into university. 2. You have to study hard to go into university. 3. You have to study hard to enter university. 4. You have to study hard to enter the university. (Are the four sentences all grammatical and the same?)

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A: What would you like to have? B: A hamburger, please. A: For here or to go? B: To go. ----------------- What does 'to go' mean? 1. I'll take. 2. I'll take it out. We can use #2 instead of ' To go.' What about #1? Can't we use #1? What is the diffe...

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1. Each of us has something to do. 2. We each have something to do. (Are both grammatical? in #1 we us 'has,' and 'in #2 we use 'have.') 3. All the books were expensive. 4. All the people were surprised. 5. All are old things. 6. All is old things. 7. All i...

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To protect the environment, what do you have to do? 1. I'd better use less water. 2. I'd better take the stairs instead of the elevator. 3. I'd better ride my bike to school. 4. I'd better use less electricity. 5. I'd better not use paper cups or plates. 6....

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1. He tattoos a rose once a month. 2. He woos the girl every weekend. (Are both grammatical? Do you use 'woos' frequently in daily conversation?)

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1. I will bring it to you. 2. I will take it to you. (Which verb do we have to use? Are both correct? Do they have any difference in meaning?)

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1. Stop at the red light. 2. Stop on the red light. (Which preposition should we use?) 3. Turn slightly right. 4. This is a one-way street. (Are both grammatical?) 5. Fill it up with regular unleaded, please. 6. Fill her up with regular, please. 7. Fill it up with the unleaded...

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Before you leave, make sure to lock the door. 1. - Of course, I will. 2. - Sure, I will. 3. - OK, I will. 4. - I know, Mom. 5. - I see, Mom. (Are the answers all correct and natural?)

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1. I saw him swim in the river. 2. I saw him swimming in the river. --------------------------------- What is the difference between the two sentences? Does #1 mean that I saw all the process of his swimming from beginning to end? Does #2 mean that I saw the person who was swi...

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1. He is the man whom I want to talk to. 2. He is the man who I want to talk to. (Are both OK? 3. He is the man to whom I want to talk. 4. He is the man to who I want to talk. (#4 is incorrect, right? What about #3?)

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1. He went out without taking a shower. 2. He went out without a shower. (Are both the same in meaning?)

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1. He is too full. 2. He is overeating. 3. He is overeaten. (Are the three the same in meaning?)

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1. Stop at the red light. 2. Stop on the red light. (Which preposition should we use?) 3. Turn slightly right. 4. This is a one-way street. (Are both grammatical?) 5. Fill it up with regular unleaded, please. 6. Fill her up with regular, please. 7. Fill it up with the unleaded...

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1. Because it was so late, we went home. 2. Because of its lateness, we went home. 3. Because of its too lateness, we went home. (Is #2 or #3 grammatical?)

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1. Because it was so late, we went home. 2. Because of its lateness, we went home. (Is #2 grammatical?)

English
Is "paps room" 'weight room' or 'weight training room'? Which expression do we have to use?

English
What is 'paps room'?

English
1. Cut out a paper triangle with scissors. 2. Cut off a paper triangle with scissors. 3. Cut away a paper triangle with scissors. 4. Make a cut of a paper triangle with scissors. (Would you let me know the difference among the four expressions? Are they all interchangeable wit...

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1. A surgeon made a cut in the patient's stomach. 2. A surgeon cut in the patient's stomach. (Are both the same in meaning?) 3. David took off the poster and cleaned the wall. 4. David took away the poster and cleaned the wall. 5. David took the poster and cleaned the ...

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1. They get out of the city and spend time in nature. 2. They go out of the city and spend time in nature. (Are both the same in meaning? Which one do you use more, go or get?) 3. Everyone will have fun there. 4. Every will have a good time there. 5. Everyone will enjoy himsel...

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1. In the evening, Sonya will meet one of her friends. 2. In the evenings, Sonya will meet one of her friends. ------------------------- Thank you for your help. What is the difference between them. Does #1 mean "She will meet her friend this evening (once)." Does #2...

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1. In the evening, Sonya's father cooks dinner. 2. In the evenings, Sonya's father cooks dinner. 3. Evenings, Sonya's father cooks dinner. 4. Every evening, Sonya's father cooks dinner. (What is the difference of the four sentences in meaning?)

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After watching a documentary about the environment on TV, I decided to start my own project,"Project Green Kid." Today was my first day as a Green Kid...... ---------------------------------- Do we have to use "a Green Kid"? What about "a green kid&quo...

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I can stand that much to help the environment. --------------------------- What is the part of speech of 'that much' in the sentence? English - Writeacher, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:53am The sentence doesn't make sense. What does "can stand" mean here?...

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is the pronunciation of 'Dacha' different in Russian?

English
How do you pronounce "Dacha" in Russian? A dacha is a Russian country house.

English
1. For here or to go? - For here. 2. Here or to go? - Here 3. Is this for here or to go? - For here. 4. Is this here or to go? - Here. (Which ones are grammatical?)

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I can stand that much to help the environment. --------------------------- What is the part of speech of 'that much' in the sentence?

English
What is the difference between lunch plate and lunch tray in shape? Do both mean the same?

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1. I haven't read Harry Potter yet. 2. I don't read Harry Potter yet. 3. I didn't read Harry Potter yet. ------------------------------ Which expressions are not grammatical? Is #2 or #3 grammatical?

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1. All of them are useful. 2. All of them is useful. 3. All is expensive. 4. All are expensive. 5. All is silent in the room. 6. All are silent in the room. --------------------------- Which ones are grammatical?

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What can you do to save electricity? 1. I can unplug my computer when I go to bed. 2. I can turn off the lights when I leave my room. 3. I can unplug all the things such as the computer, the printer, the speaker, etc. 4. I can unplug the electric mat when I don't use it. 5...

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1. I will visit my uncle tomorrow. 2. I visit my uncle tomorrow. 3. I am visiting my uncle tomorrow. ---------------- Are they all grammatical? Does #2 mean #1 in meaning? Are #2 and #3 grammatical? Are they all the same in meaning?

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1. We are now arriving at Incheon International Airport. 2. We are now arriving in Incheon International Airport. 3. I met one of my friends at the airport. 4. I met one of my friends in the airport. -------------------------- Which preposition do we have to use, 'at' ...

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1. It is noisy outside. 2. It is too noisy and we can hardly hear each other. 3. It is too noisy for the man to sleep. 4. There must be a fight going on outside. It is way too noisy. 5. Anything doing? Why is it so noisy? 6. It is too ugly and too noisy. 7. It was noisy with t...

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1. Finally I could decide on my future job. 2. Finally I could decide my future job. ------------------------------------------ Do we have to put 'on' after 'decide' or not?

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I almost cried with joy. ------------------------- Does 'cry' mean 'weep' or 'shout' in the sentence?

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Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 2:24am. 1. It's very noisy here. I can't stand it any more. (What does "it" refer to in the first sentence? What does "it" refer to in the second sentence? Are both the same? Is 'it' an imperson...

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1. Today is April 15th. 2. Today will be sunny and warm this afternoon. (Are both grammatical?)

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1. It's very noisy here. I can't stand it any more. (What does "it" refer to in the first sentence? What does "it" refer to in the second sentence? Are both the same? Is 'it' an impersonal pronoun or just a pronoun which refers to something ...

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1. Recite the reading text out loud. 2. Remember the reading text and tell the reading text to your friends out loud, 3. Say what you have memorized loudly. 4. Tell the reading text in front of the class. (Which ones are grammatical? They have to recall the reading text and sa...

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1. I live in Texas, U.S.A. 2. I live in Texas, the U.S.A. -------------------------------- Which one is correct?

French school
How many days do students go to school in France? On which days do they not go to school?

English
All the best, Bill ------------------------------ We can see 'All the vest' at the end of a letter. What is the meaning of it? Which one is similar to 'All the best'?

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1. May I have a glass of water? 2. May I drink a glass of water? 3. May I take a glass of water? (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?)

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Thank you for your help. Posted by rfvv on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3:35pm. 1. What's she like? - She's really tall. 2. What's the boy like? - He is cute. 3. What's she like? - She is handsome. (Are they grammatical?) English - Writeacher, Sunday, March 16, 20...

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1.Read the paragraph and translate them into Korean one by one. 2. Read each sentence and translate the sentence into Korean one by one. 3. Read each sentence and translate it into Korean directly. 4. Read and translate each sentence at the same time into Korean. 5. After you ...

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1. What's she like? - She's really tall. 2. What's the boy like? - He is cute. 3. What's she like? - She is handsome. (Are they grammatical?)

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1. I am good at making things. 2. I am good with making things. (Are both the same in meaning? Which preposition is commonly used?)

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There were 40 seats for older children in the front(at the front) and benches for little children at the back(in the back). ------------------ Q1: Which do we have to use 'in' or 'at'? Are both OK? Q2: Which one is right, 'older children' or 'elder ...

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1. On the school boat, there were 40 seats for older children in the front and benches for little children at the back. 2. On the school boat, there were 40 seats for older children at the front and benches for little children in the back. 3. In the school boat, there were 40 ...

business
What is "virtual sharp" on a blue print?

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1. He is pretending to try to hit a ball. 2. She is pretending to play the guitar. 3. She seems to pretend to play the guitar. 4. He has put his right fingers around his chin. 5. It seems that he tries to hit a ball. (Are they grammatical? Check them please. Thank you.)

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1. He is spinning a basketball on his finger. 2. He is turning around a basketball on his finger 3. He is turning a basketball on his index finger. (Which ones are grammatical?)

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1. If school finishes early today, Kevin will ride a bike. 2. If school finishes early today, Kevin will ride his bike. (A bike or his bike? Which one is commonly used?) 3. If I miss so much school, how can I become a scholar? (What is the meaning of 'school' here? Is ...

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What is she like? 1. She is smart. 2. She is friendly. 3. She is generous. 4. She is reserved and pretty. 5. She is tall and has long hair. 6. She is short. 7. She looks heavy and strong. ------------------ Are the answers all correct? What about #5 and 6 and 7?

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1. There are two seats in the corner. 2. There are two chairs in the corner. (Does #1 mean #2?) 3. Listen carefully in hearing. 4. Listen carefully when you hear. (Are both the same?)

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1. He is trying to hit a ball. It seems that he is holding a bat. What does he like to do? He likes to play baseball. 2. She is mimicking paying the guitar. What is she good at? She is good at playing the guitar. 3. He is jumping with his mouth open,shouting. Look at the pictu...

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1. How is Ted special? He dresses well. 2. Why is Ted special? He is wearing a colorful shirt. 3. What is Ted's specialty? He is wearing pink trousers. 4. What is special for Ted? He is fashionable. -------------- Which ones are grammatical and commonly used? Which ones ar...

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listen= to pay attention in hearing ----------------------- What is the meaning 'in hearing'?

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1. The cost of the car is high. 2. The cost of the car is expensive. 3. The fee is low. 4. The fee is cheap. 5. The bus fare is high. 6. The bus fare is expensive. -------------- Which ones are grammatical?

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1. The price itself is expensive. 2. The price itself is high. 3. The price itself is cheap/inexpensive. 4. The price itself is low. (Are they all grammatical? Which one is incorrect?)

english
I am not myself now. I am not me now. I am not I now. ------------------------------- Which one is grammatical?

english
Thank you for your help. What about the following sentence? 4. He is not himself now.

english
1. He is he. 2. He is him. 3. He is himself. --------------- Which one is grammatical?

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1. Shut the door behind you. 2. Shut the door behind yourself. 3. I looked about me. 4. I looked about myself. 5. We have the whole week before us. 6. We have the whole week before ourselves. (Are both pairs grammatical? Which one do we have to use?)

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1. She killed her. 2. She killed herself. 3. She looked at herself in the mirror. 4. She looked at her in the mirror. 5. You should take care of you. 6. You should take care of yourself. 7. He is very proud of himself. 8. He is very proud of him. (Are they all grammatical? Whi...

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1. Ten news was broadcasted on CNN. 2. Ten pieces of news was broadcasted on CNN. ------------------- Which one is correct? Do we use other expressions?

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However, the game is called soccer in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. --------------------------------- In the sentence, how do you read 'U.S.' generally? 1. you. es. 2. United States

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The paper has a drawing of Picasso's. In this case, isn't it a piece of paper with his drawing on it? When the piece of paper has a drawing on it, can we use 'a paper'?

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Thank you for your help. Can a paper mean a piece of paper?

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Valmy gets a paper from the safe - a paper with a drawing on it. ------------------- What is the meaning of 'paper' in the sentence? Do we have to use 'a' before 'paper' or not?

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