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July 30, 2015

Posts by rfvv


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English
1. A lot of Russian families have a dacha. 2. A lot of Russian families have their dacha. 3. A lot of Russian families have dachas. 4. A lot of Russian families have their dachas. -------------------- Which ones are grammatical? Do they have the same meaning?
March 24, 2015

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1. Our picnic box was heavier than usual because we didn't bring paper cups of plates. 2. Our picnic box was heavier than usual because we didn't take paper cups of plates. ---------------- Do we have to use 'bring' or 'take'? Are both grammatical? ...
March 23, 2015

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1. I usually take the stairs instead of taking the elevator. 2. I usually use the stairs instead of using the elevator. (Are borth grammatical? Do we have to use only 'take'? )
March 23, 2015

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1. Playing computer games in not good for your health. You may have some problems on your eyes. (Do we have to use 'on' or 'in' before 'eyes'?) 2. The boy is planting a tree. He is adding some soil around the tree. 3. The boys are playing soccer in the ...
March 23, 2015

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Do you eat a lot of fast food? - Yes, I do. - It's not good for your health. What do you have to do? -I'd better not eat a lot of fast food. -------------------------------------- Do you play computer games too much? - Yes, I do. - It not desirable because you have to ...
March 22, 2015

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What is the difference between 'plate' and 'dish'?
March 22, 2015

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1. It's very noisy here. 2. I can't stand it anymore. =========================== What does 'it' refer to in #1? What does 'it' refer to in #2? Are both refer to the same thing?
March 19, 2015

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1. The pianist whom I like most is Kissin. 2. The pianist who I like most is Kissin. ------------------------------ #1 is grammatical, right? What about #2? Can we use 'who' instead of 'whom'?
March 19, 2015

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1. Our school has a great audiovisual room. If Mohamed visits our school, i want to take him to the audiovisual room to watch a movie about Korea. 2. Our school has a great music room. If Mohamed visits our school, I want to teach him to learn Arirang, a famous Korean song in ...
March 19, 2015

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1. I had better put less food on my plate tomorrow. 2. I had better put less food on my dish tomorrow. 3. I had better put less food on my bowl tomorrow. ================ What is the difference among 'plate,' 'dish' and 'bowl? Are 'plate' and '...
March 19, 2015

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The boy was asked to read the sentences on the page. He started to read the first sentence and then the next sentence...There was a pause...The teacher said " _______" 1. Go ahead. 2. Go on. 3. Keep on. 4. Keep on reading. (Can we use all the expressions in the blank...
March 18, 2015

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1. It is fifteen past three. 2. It is fifteen after three. 3. It is a quarter after three. 4. It is three quarters after/past two. (Are they all the same and grammatical?) 5.It is ten before three. 6. It is ten minutes before three. 7. It is ten minutes before three p.m. 8. it...
March 17, 2015

English
English - rfvv, Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11:17pm 1. I am good at playing the piano. 2. I am good at the piano. 3. I am good at playing basketball. 4. I am good at basketball. ================= Are they all grammatical?
March 16, 2015

English
Thank you for your help. The next answer was uploaded by mistake.
March 16, 2015

English
1. I am good at playing the piano. 2. I am good at the piano. 3. I am good at playing basketball. 4. I am good at basketball. ================= Are they all grammatical?
March 16, 2015

English
1. Memorize all the sentences on the page. Raise your hand if you want to recite all the sentences here. 2. Memorize all the sentences on the page. Raise your hand if you want to talk about all the sentences here. 3. Memorize all the sentences on the page. Raise your hand if ...
March 16, 2015

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1. I'm very happy because I can go to school and study now. 2. I'm very happy that I can go to school and study now. 3. I'm very happy I can go to school and study now. -------------- Are both the same in meaning? Which one is popular, 'because' or '...
March 15, 2015

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1. There were 40 seats for older children in the front and benches for little children at the back. 2. There were 40 seats for older children at the front and benches for little children in the back. -------------------------------------- Which preposition do we have to use? ...
March 15, 2015

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1. She wants to read the comic book. 2. She wants to read the specific comic book. 3. She wants to read comic books. ========================= Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Does she want to read the comic book in a bookshelf, for esample?
March 10, 2015

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1. Today is April 15th. 2. Today will be sunny and warm. 3. Today will be sunny and warm this afternoon. 4. It is April 15th. 5. It will be sunny and warm this afternoon. ================= Which sentences are incorrect? Are they all grammatical?
March 10, 2015

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1. It takes an hour to get there. 2. It takes an hour so as to get there. 3. It takes an hour so that I can get there. ============= Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
March 10, 2015

English
1. How much is it to take the subway? 2. Answer:________________________. ------------------- Q1: In #1 what does 'it' refer to? Q2: What does 'to take the subway' modify? Is 'to take the subway' a noun phrase or an adverbial phrase? Q3: What is the ...
March 10, 2015

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1. They are caring. 2. They are friendly. 3. They are kind. 4. They are considerate =================== Are they the same in meaning?
March 10, 2015

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1. What is Ling-Ling not good at? 2. What isn't Ling-Ling good at? 3. Why don't you like apples? 4. Why do you not like apples? 5. Why can't you solve the problem? 6. Why can you not solve the problem? ------------------ Are they all grammatical? Which expressions ...
March 9, 2015

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1. I tell great jokes. 1-2. I tell good jokes 2. I make great jokes. 3. I am a good joker. 4. i am a great joker. ----------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which ones are correct?
March 9, 2015

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1. I dress well. 2. I am a good dresser. ---------------- Q1: Are both the same in meaning? Q2: Can a boy say #1? Q3: Do we have other expressions similar to #1?
March 9, 2015

English
1. melt:to be changed into a liquid 2. melt:to be changed into liquid -------------------- word:definition Do we have to use 'a' before 'liquid' or not? Which one is correct?
March 5, 2015

English
1. What is he like? - He is a lawyer. 2. What is she like? - She is a nurse. ------------------- Are the answers grammatical?
March 5, 2015

English
1. Hurry up, or there will be no seats left for us. 2. Hurry up, or there will be no seats that are left for us. 3. Hurry up, or there will be no seats that will be left for us. ----------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
March 4, 2015

English
Is 'purse' and 'handbbag' the same? Are they used by women?
March 3, 2015

English
1. If I miss so much school again, how can I become a teacher? 2. If I miss so many schools again, how can I become a teacher? -------------------------- Which one is correct? Is #2 grammatical?
March 3, 2015

English
1. village:a very small town in the countryside 2. village:a very small town in the country 3. He lives in the country. 4. He lives in the countryside. ----------------------------- Are 'country' and 'countryside' the same in meaning? Can they interchangeable?
March 3, 2015

English
1. It rains more often. 2. It rains oftener. 3. It rains most often in this area. 4. It rains oftenest in this area. ---------------------------------- Which ones are grammatical? Are all grammatical? Which ones are commonly used?
March 3, 2015

English
1. What is he like? 2. What does he do for a living? 3. What's his job? -------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
March 2, 2015

English
What is the difference between 'game' and 'sport'? Can they be interchangable?
March 2, 2015

English
1. listen: to pay attention in hearing 2. listen: to pay attention when you hear 3. listen: to pay attention when a person hear ------------------------------- word: definition Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
March 2, 2015

English
1. She sucked a mint. 2. She sucked on a mint. 3. She sucked at a mint. 4. Stop sucking your thumb! 5. Stop sucking on your thumb! 6. Stop sucking at your thumb! 7. The baby sucked its mother's breast. 8. The baby sucked at its mother's breast. 9. The baby sucked on ...
February 9, 2015

English
An upper-secondary school is a senior high school. Then is a lower-secondary school a junior high school? Where is the expression 'a lower-secondary school' used?
February 8, 2015

English
Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:13pm. 1. You need a room more than I need a study. 2. You need a room more. 3. You need a room a lot. ----------------- Are they all grammatical? Did 'more' come from 'much'? English - Writeacher, Thursday, ...
February 5, 2015

English
Enough is enough! ----------------- When is this expression used?
February 4, 2015

English
Posted by rfvv on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 9:30pm. Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:03pm. Is he doing well in class? 1. - No, he isn't. You see, he can't read or write. 2. - No, he isn't. You know, he can't read or write...
February 4, 2015

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1. You need a room more than I need a study. 2. You need a room more. 3. You need a room a lot. ----------------- Are they all grammatical? Did 'more' come from 'much'?
February 4, 2015

English
1. The big boy picks on me at school. 2. The big boy harasses me at school. ---------------- Q1: Are both the same in meaning? Q2: What are the parts of speech of both 'picks' and 'on'? Q3:picks on 1) an intransitive verb + a preposition? 2) a transitive verb...
February 3, 2015

English
If you tell them about your worries, they will do the worrying for you while you sleep. ============== What is the part of speech of 'worrying'? Is 'worrying' a noun or a gerund?
February 2, 2015

English
Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:03pm. Is he doing well in class? 1. - No, he isn't. You see, he can't read or write. 2. - No, he isn't. You know, he can't read or write. ----------------------- Are both the same? Which one is commonly used, &#...
February 2, 2015

English
What is the English word for this device on which a smartphone can be put so that people can watch videos on the phone?
February 1, 2015

English
* move as in: his speech moved many people in the conference. 1.to know how others feel and why feel that way 2. to cause somebody to have strong feelings, especially of sympathy or sadness (from a dictionary) ------------------------ I found the definition of the verb '...
February 1, 2015

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move-to know how others feel and why feel that way ---------------- Is the definition of "move" "to know...."? Is the definition grammatical? eg. His speech moved people in the hall. English - Writeacher, Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:31am No, in that ...
February 1, 2015

English
Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:45pm. 1. I wish I were good at ja dance. 2. I wish I were good at ja dances. ------------- Which on is grammatical? English - Ms. Sue, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:48pm Sorry -- but I don't know what ja dance (or ...
February 1, 2015

English
move-to know how others feel and why feel that way ---------------- Is the definition of "move" "to know...."? Is the definition grammatical? eg. His speech moved people in the hall.
January 30, 2015

English
Mr. Nikumbh ---------- Nikumbh is an Indian name? How do you pronounce? Do you pronounce 'b' after 'm'?
January 30, 2015

English
1. It's no use worrying about it. 2. It's no use to worry about it. 3. It's of no use worrying about it. 4. It's of no use to worry about it. --------------------- Which ones are grammatical? What does 'it' in the front refer to in each sentence?
January 30, 2015

English
1. I studied math for 10 years, but I'm still not good at it. 2. I have studied math for 10 years, but I'm still not good at it. ----------------- Which one is grammatical?
January 30, 2015

English
1. I wish I were good at ja dance. 2. I wish I were good at ja dances. ------------- Which on is grammatical?
January 28, 2015

English
Is he doing well in class? 1. - No, he isn't. You see, he can't read or write. 2. - No, he isn't. You know, he can't read or write. ----------------------- Are both the same? Which one is commonly used, 'You see' or 'You know'?
January 27, 2015

English
She told me that I was kind to her. ----------------- Does 'her' refers to 'she'? Or does her refers another female?
January 27, 2015

English
What is the difference between 'fire station' and 'fire department'?
December 23, 2014

English
1. I want to see the movie. 2. I want to see the film. 3. I want to see the motion picture. 4. I want to see the animated picture. ------------------- Ae they all the same in meaning? What is the difference among them?
December 23, 2014

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1. Most of the money is spent to buy books. 2. Most of the money is used to buy books. 3. Most of the time was spent riding a bike. 4. Most of the water is spoiled. 5. Most of the playground is muddy. 6. Most of the apple was eaten by the kid. ------------------ Are they all ...
December 13, 2014

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1. It is of no use to cry like a baby. 2. It is no use crying like a baby. ------------- Are both the same and grammatical? Is 'it' a false subject? Is 'to cry like a baby' and 'crying like a baby' a real subject?
December 11, 2014

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1. However rich you may be, you can't buy it. 2. However rich you are, you can't buy it. 3. However cold it may be, you must not stay indoors all day. 4. However cold it is, you must not stay indoors all day. -------------------- Which expressions are correct? Are they...
December 11, 2014

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Especially when the game is called life. There can be a champion in each of us, If we live as a winner, If we live as a member of the team, If we live with a hopeful spirit, For life. ----------------------------- This is a poem. What is the meaning of the last expression &...
December 11, 2014

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1. I set my watch by the radio. 2. I set my watch by the clock. 3. I set my watch by the TV. 4. I set my camera on automatic. 5. I set my camera on flash. -------------------- Are they all grammatical? Can we use 'according to' instead of 'by'?
December 9, 2014

English
1. He must have been late for the school. 2. He muse have been late for school. --------------------------- Which one is grammatical? Do we have to put 'the' before 'school'?
December 9, 2014

English
1. He skipped the class yesterday. 2. He missed the class yesterday. -------------- Are both the same in meaning? What other words can we use instead of 'skipped'?
December 9, 2014

English
1. I want to be an architecture designer in the future. 2. I want to be an architectural designer in the future 3. I want to be a construction designer in the future. 4. I want to be a constructional designer in the future. -------------- Which one is grammatical and commonly ...
December 8, 2014

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1. When somebody telephones you from abroad, you should answer the phone at once. 2. When you are telephoned from abroad, you should answer the phone at once. 3. Being telephoned from abroad, you should answer the phone at once. ------------------ Are they all grammatical?
December 8, 2014

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1. When you telephone from abroad, you should dial 096 first. 2. When you are telephone from abroad, you should dial 096 first. 3. Telephoning from abroad, you should dial 096 first. 4. Telephoned from abroad, you should dial 096 first. ------------------ Which ones are ...
December 8, 2014

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1. If you hurry up, you will catch the bus. 2. If you hurry up, you can catch the bus. 3.If you hurry up, you may catch the bus. 4. If you hurry up, you shall catch the bus. (Are they all grammatical?)
December 7, 2014

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1. There is no one but knows it. 2. There is no one that does not know it. ------------ Are both the same? Is 'but' a relative pronoun in Sentence 1?
December 6, 2014

English
1. I went to Shinsegae Department Store to buy some clothes. 2. I went to a Shinsegae Department Store to buy some clothes. 3. I went to the Shinsegae Department Store to buy some clothes. ------------------- Which one is right? Don't we need to use the article before '...
December 5, 2014

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1. I didn't do exercise. Since I had a lot of homework, I didn't have time to do exercise. 2. I didn't exercise. Since I had a lot of homework, I didn't have time to exercise. 3. I didn't take exercise. Since I had a lot of homework, I didn't have time ...
December 4, 2014

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1. It's a fun city to visit. -------------- What does 'to visit' modify? ================ 2. Also, don't miss going on a boat ride. 3. Also, don't miss taking a boat ride. 4. Also, don't miss making a boat ride. 5. Also, don't miss riding a boat. 6...
December 3, 2014

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Jenny, have you heard about Mike? -No, I haven't. What about him? ---------------- What is the meaning of 'What about him?' What other expressions can we use instead of that?
December 3, 2014

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I'm going to visit Mike in the hospital this afternoon. Do you want to come? ------------------ Do we have to say__________? 1. Do you want to come? 2. Do you want to go? (Which one do we have to use?)
December 3, 2014

English
12/234 1. twelve over two hundred twenty-four ---------------- Is it right? ============= 12/34 1. twelve over thirty-four 2. twelve-thirty-fourths 3. twelve thirty-fourths --------- Which one is right?
December 2, 2014

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About reading 1/2 a half one half a-half one-half a second one second a-second one-second --------------- Which one is right?
December 2, 2014

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Three-fourths of the people were against the plan. ------------------- It's hard to pronounce 'fourths.' How do you pronounce 'fourths' in normal speech?
December 2, 2014

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1. Three-fourth of the people were against the plan. 2. Three fourth of the people were against the plan. -------------------- Is #2 grammatical? It is without a 'hyphen.'
December 2, 2014

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1. We can invite all our friends if we have a bigger house. 2. We will invite all our friends if we have a bigger house. 3. We could invite all our friends if we had a bigger house. 4. We would invite all our friends if we had a bigger house. ======================== Are the ...
December 2, 2014

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1. What did you buy? 2. What was bought by you? --------------------- Is #2 the passive of #1?
December 2, 2014

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1. The boy said, "We saw lions and tigers yesterday." 2. The boy said that they had seen lions and tigers the day before. 3. The boy said that they had seen lions and tigers the previous day. ------------------ Are they all the same? Do they have any grammatical ...
December 2, 2014

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1. My mother has made the doll. 2. The doll has been made by my mother. 3. The doll is made by my mother. 4. The doll was made by my mother. ------------------------- Is #2 the passive sentence of #1? What about #3? Can #3 be the passive of #1?
December 2, 2014

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1. This water is not good to drink. 2. This water is not good for drinking. ----------- Are both OK?
December 2, 2014

English
1. Half of the houses in the village were burnt down. 2. Half of the houses in the village burnt down. 3. Half of the houses in the village were burned down. 4. Half of the houses in the village burned down. ------------------ Are they grammatical? Which ones are commonly used?
December 1, 2014

English
1. The exam had already started when I entered the classroom. 2. The exam had already begun when I entered the classroom. ---------------- Are both grammatical? Which one is commonly used?
December 1, 2014

movie
Breakfast at Tiffany's. ----------------- This is a movie. By the way, what does Tiffany's"mean? Is it a place, a house, or a city?
December 1, 2014

English
1. He has watched the World Cup for 3 hours. 2. He has been watching the World Cup for 3 hours. ---------------------------- Are both grammatical? Which one is commonly used?
December 1, 2014

English
1. If you turn right, you'll find the post office on your right. 2. If you turn right, you'll find the post office which is on your right. -------------------------- Does #1 mean #2? Or does 'on your right' modify the verb 'find'?
December 1, 2014

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1. If it rains tomorrow, I will not start. 2. If it should rain tomorrow, I will not start. 3. If it rained tomorrow, I would not start. 4. If it rained yesterday, he didn't go to work. ------------ Are they all grammatical? Which ones are not grammatical?
November 30, 2014

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1. If he be brave, he will try it again. 2. If he is brave, he will try it again. 3. If it rain tomorrow, I will not start. 4. If it rains tomorrow, I will not start. ------------- Are they all grammcatical?
November 30, 2014

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1. I heard the news at first hand. 2. I heard the news at second hand. 1-1. I heard the news directly. 2-2. I heard the news indirectly. --------------- Are they interchangeable? What is the meaning of 'hand' in the sentences?
November 30, 2014

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1. I usually play basketball in the basketball court. 2. I play golf with my friends in the golf course. 3. I play tennis in the school tennis court. 4. I play volleyball in the beach volleyball court. 5. I play dodgeball in the school gym. 6. I do weight lifteing in the ...
November 29, 2014

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1. I have to do scince and math homework tonight. 2. I have to do my science and math homework. ------------ Are both grammatical? Which one is commonly used? Do you have other way of expressing?
November 29, 2014

English
Thank you for your help. * He lived to be 100. 1. He lived until 100 years old. 2. He lived until 100. 3. He lived until 100 years. Are they all wrong? Ungrammatical?
November 27, 2014

English
He lived until he was 100 years old.
November 27, 2014

English
He live to be 100 years old. He lived until 100 years. He lived until 100 years old
November 27, 2014

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1. You can't buy alcohol until you are twenty years old. 2. You can't buy drinks until you are twenty years old. 3. You can't buy wine until you are twenty years old. 4. You can't buy beeer until you are twenty years old. --------------------------- Are they ...
November 27, 2014

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1. I can't put off that noise. 2. I can't tolerate that noise. 3. I can't endure that noise. 4. I can't stand that noise. 5. I can't be patient with that noise. 6. I can't bear that noise. ----------------- Are they all right?
November 27, 2014

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1. He has taken piano lessons for five years. 2. He has been taking piano lessons for five years. 3. He has worked for three hours on the farm. 4. He has been working for three hours on the farm. ------------------ Are they all grammatical? Which ones are grammatical and ...
November 27, 2014

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