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October 22, 2014

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English
1. You can take the bus. If somebody say the sentence, what does that mean? 2. You may take the bus. 3. You are able to take the bus. 4. You are allowed to take the bus. What does usually #1 mean? #2, 3, or 4?
June 23, 2014

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Well, can you walk my dog? 1) You can take her to the park. -I'd like to, but I'm very busy today. ------------------------------------ What does 1) mean among the following? 2) You are allowed to take her to the park. 3) You are able to take her to the park. English...
June 23, 2014

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1. He is busy during the weekend. 2. He is busy during the weekends. ------------ What is the difference between them?
June 22, 2014

English
Well, can you walk my dog? 1) You can take her to the park. -I'd like to, but I'm very busy today. ------------------------------------ What does 1) mean among the following? 2) You are allowed to take her to the park. 3) You are able to take her to the park.
June 21, 2014

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1. I got a C- on the math test. Reading: C - : C minus (right?) 2. The math problems are difficult to solve. 3. The math questions are difficult to solve. ------ Are both OK?
June 21, 2014

English
1. What's the price of this? 2. What's price for this? 3. What's the price of the hat? 4. What's the price for the hat? --------------------------- Which questions are grammatical? Do we have to sue 'of' or 'for?
June 21, 2014

English
Question: Do you have the star Show (TV) program in the USA? What kinds of people show up in the star Show?
June 21, 2014

English
1. They do a lot during the day and need the time to do it all. 2. They do a lot during the day and need the time to do them all. --------------------- Which one is right? Is 'a lot' the object of the verb 'do'? Does 'it' refer to 'a lot' in ...
June 21, 2014

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1. My favorite book is The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. It was written by Benjamin Franklin. I like it because I can learn a lot of lessons in life. 2. My favorite book is The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. It was written by Benjamin Franklin. I like it because I ...
June 21, 2014

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1. Guess what? 2. What do you guess? 3. What do you think? 4. What is your opinion? ------------- Which one is similar to #1 among the three in meaning?
June 17, 2014

English
Later, King led a famous march on Washington and worked for equal rights. -------------- (Is this sentence correct? The use of the preposition 'on'?)
June 17, 2014

English
1. I am busy studying for the mid-term exam. 2. I am busy studying for the midterm exam. 3. I am busy studying for the mid-term exams. 4. I am busy studying for the mid-term exams. (Here in our country, During the period of the mid-term exam(s), students have tests for all the...
June 16, 2014

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1. How about sending her flowers? 2. How about sending flowers to her? 3. How about sending flowers, which is hers? (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?)
June 16, 2014

English
1. She likes various animals. --------- What is the opposite of various?
June 16, 2014

English
1. Mom cooked various kinds of food. 2. Mom cooked various kinds of foods. (Which one is grammatical, 'food' or 'foods'?) 3. I have a lot of interest in music. 4. I have a lot of interests in music. (Which one is grammatical?) Q5: Are spaghetti and macaroni pasta?
June 16, 2014

English
Let's play the game. Make groups of eight. You should choose a leader in the group. I have prepared 4 sets of word cards and 4 sets of picture cards. The leader from each group should come up here and take the cards. The leader should mix the word cards like this and put ...
June 14, 2014

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1. He is doing volunteer for poor kids, 2. He is doing volunteer work for poor kids. -------------- Which one is right? Is #1 right?
June 14, 2014

English
He hurt his back very badly one day and had to give up football. Then he took up swimming to help his back recover. ------------------- What does 'took up' mean here? Would you give me other expressions similar to 'took up'?
June 14, 2014

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1. Hanbok is Korean traditional dress. 2. A hanbok is Korean traditional dress. 3. Hanbok is traditional Korean dress. 4. Hanbok is a Korean traditional dress. 5. A hanbok is a traditional Korean dress. (Which one is grammatical?)
June 13, 2014

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Kate, do you like shopping at Namdaemun Market? -Yeah, I think it's great. The prices are low, and it's always lively. It's fun to shop there. ------------------------- What does 'it' refer to in 'It's always lively'? Does it mean 'Namdaemun...
June 12, 2014

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Claire: As you all know, almost everything can be delivered in Seoul, and I love that! Even hamburgers can be delivered here. Fangjin: And the speed of delivery is unbelievable. Last night, I ordered fried chicken, and it was delivered in less than 30 minutes. So quick...
June 12, 2014

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<Shopping at Namdaemun Market> Well, I agree with you about the prices, but I don't know about the fun part. -What do you mean? -It's always crowded there. --------------------- In the last sentence, what does 'it' refer to?
June 12, 2014

English
How does galbijjim? 1. It tastes a little spicy but delicious. 2. It tastes both spicy and very good to eat. 3. It tastes somewhat sweet but yummy. 4. It tastes both sweet and yummy. (Are the answers grammatical and can the be used commonly?)
June 11, 2014

English
1. He just looks like his father. 2. He simply looks like his father. 3. He really/completely looks like his father. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?)
June 11, 2014

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I looked up the word 'just' in the dictionary. It means 'simply.' It means 'really or completely' as well. How do we distinguish the use of 'just'?
June 11, 2014

English
People in Ottawa enjoy eating beaver tails. They just look like beavers' tales. ----------------------- What is the meaning of 'just' here? Does just mean 'exactly' or 'merely'?
June 11, 2014

English
1. May I take your order? 2. Would you like to order now? 3. Will you order? 4. Order, please. 5. Please order your food. 6. Are you ready to order? 7. Do you want to order? 8. Why don't you order? 9. How about ordering? 10. What do you think of ordering? (In a restaurant...
June 11, 2014

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May I take your order? May I have your order? (Are both OK? Which one is popular?) 1. Yes, I'll have a fish sandwich and a Coke. 2. Yes, I'll have a fish sandwich and a coke. (When answering the question, do we have to capitalize "C" in Coke?)
June 11, 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 ...
June 11, 2014

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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 ...
June 11, 2014

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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'?
June 10, 2014

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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 ...
June 10, 2014

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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'?
June 10, 2014

English
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?
June 10, 2014

English
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?
June 10, 2014

English
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?
June 10, 2014

English
If ramen a kind of street food?
June 9, 2014

English
The small restaurant carries noodles, etc, flour based food. Can we call it 'snack bar'?
June 9, 2014

English
Q: What is the English name for the restaurant which carries food made with flour, a kind of flour based food restaurant?
June 9, 2014

English
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?
June 8, 2014

English
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. (...
June 8, 2014

English
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. ...
June 8, 2014

English
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 ...
June 7, 2014

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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 ...
June 7, 2014

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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 ...
June 7, 2014

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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...
June 6, 2014

English
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.
June 6, 2014

English
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?)
June 4, 2014

English
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?)
June 2, 2014

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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?)
June 2, 2014

Englsih
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?
May 31, 2014

English
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
May 31, 2014

English
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 ...
May 30, 2014

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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?
May 30, 2014

English
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' ...
May 29, 2014

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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?
May 29, 2014

English
Street food looks good and cheap. ------------ What is the meaning of 'looks good' in the sentence?
May 29, 2014

English
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 ...
May 29, 2014

English
I just picked up the bill for everybody. --------------- What is the meaning of 'just' in the sentence?
May 28, 2014

English
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?
May 27, 2014

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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?
May 27, 2014

English
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?
May 27, 2014

English
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?
May 27, 2014

English
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...
May 27, 2014

English
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?
May 27, 2014

English
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?
May 27, 2014

English
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?
May 27, 2014

English
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?
May 26, 2014

English
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?
May 26, 2014

health
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?
May 24, 2014

health
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.
May 24, 2014

English
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?
May 24, 2014

English
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? ...
May 23, 2014

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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 ...
May 23, 2014

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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?
May 23, 2014

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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?
May 22, 2014

English
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 ...
May 22, 2014

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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...
May 22, 2014

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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?
May 22, 2014

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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?
May 22, 2014

English
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.
May 21, 2014

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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 ...
May 21, 2014

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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?
May 21, 2014

English
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 ...
May 20, 2014

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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 ...
May 20, 2014

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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?
May 20, 2014

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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...
May 20, 2014

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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.
May 20, 2014

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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?
May 20, 2014

English
1. Ted grew up so quick. 2. Ted grew up so quickly. ----------- Which one is grammatical?
May 20, 2014

English
-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...
May 19, 2014

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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?
May 19, 2014

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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?
May 19, 2014

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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?
May 19, 2014

English
- 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...
May 17, 2014

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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 ...
May 17, 2014

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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?
May 17, 2014

English
1. You know what? 2. Do you know what? 3. Guess what? -------------- Are they all the same in meaning and use?
May 17, 2014

English
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?
May 17, 2014

English
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?
May 17, 2014

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