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September 2, 2014

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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 ...
May 16, 2014

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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?
May 15, 2014

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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 ...
May 14, 2014

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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.
May 12, 2014

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What a black day! ----------------- What does 'black' mean here?
May 12, 2014

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1. Suddenly, everybody goes quiet. 2. Suddenly, everybody becomes quiet. -------------- Does #1 mean #2? Do you use #1 frequently?
May 12, 2014

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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?
May 12, 2014

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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?
May 12, 2014

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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...
May 12, 2014

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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?
May 12, 2014

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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?)
May 11, 2014

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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?)
May 11, 2014

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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?
May 10, 2014

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1. Coins were made from gold and silver. 2. Coins were made of gold and silver. ------------------ Which one is grammatical?
May 9, 2014

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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.....
May 6, 2014

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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
May 1, 2014

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I can't find the name in dictionaries.
May 1, 2014

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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'?
May 1, 2014

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Thomas Farriner BAKER To King Charles II ------------------ Is this grammatical? What is the role of the preposition 'to'?
May 1, 2014

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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'?)
May 1, 2014

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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'?)
May 1, 2014

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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?)
May 1, 2014

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the Great Fire of London by Janet Hardy Gould ---------------------------- Is this book a novel?
April 24, 2014

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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....
April 23, 2014

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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?
April 23, 2014

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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 ...
April 22, 2014

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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 ...
April 22, 2014

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Tom's school will have a parade for its anniversary celebration. ----------------- Is this sentence grammatical? Thank you.
April 21, 2014

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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?
April 20, 2014

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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?
April 19, 2014

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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?
April 19, 2014

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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 ...
April 18, 2014

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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?
April 18, 2014

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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?)
April 18, 2014

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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 ...
April 18, 2014

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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.)
April 17, 2014

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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'...
April 16, 2014

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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.
April 16, 2014

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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?)
April 16, 2014

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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...
April 15, 2014

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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 ...
April 15, 2014

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Thank you. Are all the answers correct? Do we have to use 'she' or 'her' at the end?
April 15, 2014

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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 ...
April 15, 2014

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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.
April 15, 2014

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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?)
April 15, 2014

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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?)
April 15, 2014

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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?
April 14, 2014

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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...
April 14, 2014

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7. I like the boy themselves. What about this sentence?
April 11, 2014

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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?
April 11, 2014

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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?
April 11, 2014

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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?
April 11, 2014

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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?
April 11, 2014

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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.
April 11, 2014

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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?
April 11, 2014

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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?)
April 11, 2014

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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 ...
April 10, 2014

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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 ...
April 10, 2014

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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...
April 8, 2014

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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?)
April 8, 2014

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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?)
April 7, 2014

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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...
April 7, 2014

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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?)
April 7, 2014

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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 ...
April 7, 2014

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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?)
April 7, 2014

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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?)
April 6, 2014

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1. He is too full. 2. He is overeating. 3. He is overeaten. (Are the three the same in meaning?)
April 6, 2014

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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...
April 4, 2014

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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?)
April 3, 2014

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1. Because it was so late, we went home. 2. Because of its lateness, we went home. (Is #2 grammatical?)
April 3, 2014

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Is "paps room" 'weight room' or 'weight training room'? Which expression do we have to use?
April 2, 2014

English
What is 'paps room'?
April 2, 2014

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 ...
March 31, 2014

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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 ...
March 31, 2014

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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 ...
March 31, 2014

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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...
March 27, 2014

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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?)
March 27, 2014

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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&...
March 27, 2014

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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...
March 27, 2014

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is the pronunciation of 'Dacha' different in Russian?
March 25, 2014

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How do you pronounce "Dacha" in Russian? A dacha is a Russian country house.
March 25, 2014

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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?)
March 25, 2014

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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?
March 25, 2014

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What is the difference between lunch plate and lunch tray in shape? Do both mean the same?
March 24, 2014

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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?
March 24, 2014

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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?
March 24, 2014

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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...
March 24, 2014

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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?
March 23, 2014

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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' ...
March 20, 2014

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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 ...
March 20, 2014

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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?
March 20, 2014

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I almost cried with joy. ------------------------- Does 'cry' mean 'weep' or 'shout' in the sentence?
March 20, 2014

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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 ...
March 19, 2014

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1. Today is April 15th. 2. Today will be sunny and warm this afternoon. (Are both grammatical?)
March 19, 2014

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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 ...
March 19, 2014

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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 ...
March 17, 2014

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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?
March 17, 2014

French school
How many days do students go to school in France? On which days do they not go to school?
March 17, 2014

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'?
March 17, 2014

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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?)
March 17, 2014

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