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December 19, 2014

Posts by rfvv


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English
People move from country to country by ship, by train, by sleigh or by elephant. ---------------------- Is this sentence grammatical? Do you have some other good expressions?
October 6, 2014

English
1. The ice must be at least 15 centimeters thick. 2. The ice must be not less than 15 centimeters thick. ----------- Are both the same? Are they grammatical? Have a great weekend. Thank you for your help.
October 3, 2014

English
What winter sport do you like most? 1. I lke curling because it's fun to see players hit big stones. 2. I like bobsledding because it's thrilling to ride a bobsled. 3. I like speed skating because I like wild races. 4. I like ski jumping because I like flying in the ...
October 3, 2014

English
1. Eleven Cities Tour finally takes place again! 2. Eleven Cities Tour finally is held again! 3. Eleven Cities Tour is finally held again! ---------------- Between #2 and #3, which one is grammatical?
October 3, 2014

English
1. Over 15,000 skaters entered the race. 2. More than 15,000 skaters took part in the race. 3. Over 15,000 skaters joined the race. (Are they all the same and grammatical?)
October 3, 2014

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1. His hardest decision was not to go abroad. 2. His hardest decision wasn't to go abroad. 3. His hardest decision was / not to go abroad. 4. His hardest decision was to not go abroad. ================= #1 is a little difficult to comprehend. Sentence 1 has two meanings, ...
September 25, 2014

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1. Why don't you go to the park together? - Because I am too tired. 2. Why don't we go to the park together? - Because I am too tired. 3. Why didn't you go to the park together? - Because I was too tired. 4. Why didn't we go to the park together? - Because I ...
September 25, 2014

English
1. The staff meeting will be finished next Tuesday. 2. The staff meeting will be finished in two hours. 3. The staff meeting will be finished after two hours. 4. The staff meeting will be finished tomorrow. 5. The staff meeting will be finished by tomorrow...
September 25, 2014

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1. I have a staff who works for me. 2. I have a staff who work for me. 3. I have a staff of one who works for me. 4. I have a staff of ten who work for me. 5. I have ten staff who work for me. 6. I have ten staffs who works for me. 7. I have ten step members who work for me...
September 25, 2014

English
1. She swore that she had nothing to do with it. 2. She vowed that she had nothing to do with it. 3. She bet that she had nothing to do with it. (Are they all grammatical? In meaning, are they the same?)
September 25, 2014

English
1. He was ashamed of having no money. 2. He was ashamed to have no money. 3..He was ashamed because he had no money. (Are they all the same and grammatical? Can we substitute 'shy' for 'ashamed'?)
September 25, 2014

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Why did n't you do your homework? 1. I'm sorry, but I was very tired yesterday. 2. Excuse me, but I forgot to do homework. 3. Forgive me, but I was very busy caring for my mother in hospital. ------------------- Are the answers all grammatical? What other expressions ...
September 25, 2014

English
1. Forgive me. I didn't know that. 2. Excuse me. I didn't see you there. 3. Pardon me. I made a mistake. (Are they all grammatical, showing 'forgiveness'?) 4. I swear that I will never leave you. 5. I swear to God that he will never leave you. 6. I swear in the...
September 25, 2014

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1. Forgive me. I didn't know that. 2. Excuse me. I didn't see you there. 3. Pardon me. I made a mistake. (Are they all grammatical, showing 'forgiveness'?) 4. I swear that I will never leave you. 5. I swear to God that he will never leave you. 6. I swear in the...
September 25, 2014

English
skip 1. to not do or have something;avoid 2. not to do or have something;avoid --------------- What is the definition of 'skip'? Which one is right, #1 or #2 as the definition?
September 25, 2014

English
1. The staff meeting will be held next Tuesday. 2. The staff meeting will be taken next Tuesday. 3. The staff meeting will be got next Tuesday. 4. The staff meeting will be finished next Tuesday. (#1 is grammatical, right? What about the others from Sentence 2 to Sentence 4? ...
September 23, 2014

social studies
Or Yosemite is "Yosemite National Park'? When do you use "Yosemite"? If somebody says, "I'm going to Yosemite," where is he going? Yosemite(an area, a city, etc.), Yosemite Valley, or Yosemite National Park?
September 22, 2014

social studies
Or Yosemite is "Yosemite National Park'? When do you use "Yosemite"? If somebody says, "I'm going to Yosemite." where is he going? Yosemite(an area, acity, etc.), Yosemite Valley, or Yosemite National Park?
September 22, 2014

social studies
What is "Yosemite"? Is Yosemite a district name? Or is Yosemite a valley called "Yosemite Valley"? Is Yosemite Valley in Yosemite, an area?
September 22, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:25pm. 1. She doesn't have a pretty face and a warm heart. 2. She doesn't have a pretty face or a warm heart. (Are both the same in meaning? What is the meanig of #1?) 1-1. She doesn't have both a pretty face and a...
September 22, 2014

English
What are you going to do after school? 1. I am going to go to academy. 2. I am going to go to an academy. 3. I am going to go to the academy. 4. I am going to go to my academy. 5. I am going to go to private institute. 6. I am going to go to a private institute. 7. I am going...
September 22, 2014

English
What are you going to do for your home this weekend? 1. I am going to clean the windows this weekend. 2. I am going to clean the floor with a mop. 3. I am going to mop the floor. 4. I am going to vacuum the living room. 5. I am going to clean the living room with a vacuum ...
September 22, 2014

English
I am going to go to Children's Grand Park this weekend. I want to ride a roller coaster and a merry-go-round there. I also want to take as many pictures as possible. I think it'll be a lot of fun. --------------- Would you check this passage and correct any errors, ...
September 20, 2014

English
Look at the picture. A table is in the middle. 1. A chair is on the right. 2. A chair is at the right. 3. A chir is on the right of the table. 4. A cahir is at the right of the table. (Which preposition do we have to sue? Which ones are grammatical?)
September 20, 2014

English
Thank you for your help. There was an error in the previous sentence. What about #6 below? 5. Everyone is doing very well. 6. Everyone is doing greatly. 7. Everyone is doing great.
September 20, 2014

English
1. How many rowers are there on a team? 2. How many rowers are there in a team? 3. I'm actually on the school badminton team. 4. I'm actually in the school badminton team. (Which preposition do we have to use?) 5. Everyone is doing very well. 6. Everyone is going ...
September 20, 2014

English
1. Sam speaks not only Spanish but also Chinese. 2. Sam speaks not only Spanish but Chinese. (Are both grammatical? Is #2 used frequently?)
September 20, 2014

English
1. Class 2 in the second year won first place. 2. Class 2 in the second grade won first place. 3. Class 2-2 in the second year won first place. 4. Class 2-2 in the second grade won first place. (Are they all grammatical and teh same in meaning?)
September 18, 2014

English
1. She doesn't have a pretty face and a warm heart. 2. She doesn't have a pretty face or a warm heart. (Are both the same in meaning? What is the meanig of #1?) 1-1. She doesn't have both a pretty face and a warm heart. (She has either a pretty face or a warm heart...
September 18, 2014

English
I finally got on the school soccer team. (In this sentence, what is the meaning of 'got on'? What other expressions can we use?)
September 18, 2014

English
1. We all hurry into the room and find a desk. 2. We all hurry in the room and find a desk. (Are both OK? Can we use 'in' instead of 'into'?)
September 18, 2014

English
1. Tom went camping with his friend John's family. 2. Tom went camping with John his friend's family. 3. Tom went camping with John's, his friend's family. 4. Tom went camping with John, his friend's family. (Which one are grammatical?)
September 18, 2014

English
1. Taeknwondo is an excellent exercise for both the mind and the body. 2. Taeknwondo is an excellent exercise for both the mind and body. 3. Taeknwondo is an excellent exercise for not only the mind but also the body. 4. Taeknwondo is an excellent exercise for not only the ...
September 17, 2014

English
1. Amanda is wearing big earrings. She is wearing high heels, too. 2. Amanda is wearing not only big earrings but also high heels. 3. Amanda is wearing high heels as well as big earrings. 4. Amanda is wearing both big earrings and high heels. (Are they all the same in meaning?)
September 17, 2014

English
Q: Which role will you be good at? 1. I think I will be good at the role of the bow, for I can keep the balance of the boat. 2. I think I will be good at the role of the middle four rowers, for I am very strong. I can do my best to make the boat go fast. 3. I think I will be ...
September 17, 2014

Social studies
Q: When camping in Yosemite, capers need a bear box to store food. Does each camper have to buy a bear box from a mart? Or can each camper use a bear box in Yosemite national Park for free?
September 15, 2014

English
1. Riding a bike is great fun. 2. It is great fun to ride a bike. 3. It is great fun riding a bike. ------------- Are they all the same in meaning and grammatical?
September 14, 2014

English
1. The waterfall is well-known. 2. The fall is well-known. 3. The falls is well-known. 4. The falls are well-known. (Which ones are grammatically correct?)
September 14, 2014

English
1. Each student has his / her own book. (How do you read "/"? Is it 'or'?) 2. Each student has his own book. (Do we normally say like this?) 3. Each of the answer is worth 4 points. 4. Each of the answer is 4 points. (Are both grammatical?) 5. Each of ...
September 13, 2014

English
1. Each team in the Boat Race has eight rowers and one more person who does not row, a cox. 2. Each team in the Boat Race is composed of eight rowers and one more person who does not row, a cox. 3. Each team in the Boat Race comprises eight rowers and one more person who does ...
September 13, 2014

English
Q: What role do on the rowing team do you think you'll be good at,and Why? 1. I think I can be a good cox because I'm small and light. 2. I think I can be a good rower in the middle because I am very strong. 2-1. i think I can be one of the four rowers in the middle ...
September 13, 2014

English
1. The Boat Race may not look very interesting at first. After all, everyone seems to be doing the same thing! 2. The Boat Race may not look very interesting at first, for everyone seems to be doing the same thing! 3. The Boat Race may not look very interesting at first. At ...
September 13, 2014

English
1. He likes jump rope. 1-1. He likes skip rope. 1-2. he likes jumping rope. 1-3, He likes skiping rope. 2. The girl is skipping in the playground. 3. Tom is jumping rope there. 4. She bought a jump rope / skip rope, and started to jump rope every day. 5. There are two jump ...
September 13, 2014

English
1. This food smells bad. You had better throw it away/out. 2. The bear can smell well. 3. The bear is smelling the person lying on his belly. 4. He is smelling the fish. (Are they all grammatical? In terms of the use of the verb smell...Thank you.)
September 13, 2014

English
Make news friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold. ------------------- This is a simple poem. What does 'the old' mean? Does 'the old' mean 'old people' or 'old friends'? What does 'One' refer to? What does 'the ...
September 13, 2014

English
1. Everybody knows this book. 2. This book is known to everybody. 3. This book is known by everybody. (Which one is the passive voice of Sentence 1?) 4. Everybody knows Sam. 5. Sam is known to everybody. 6. Sam is known by everybody. (Which one is the passive voice of Sentence...
September 11, 2014

English
1. Each student is carrying a lunch box. 2. Each student is carrying lunch boxes to the nursing home. (Does #1 mean as follows? Each student has a lunch box. #2 is different, right? In #2, each student is moving lunch boxes to the nursing home, right? I mean 'is carrying&#...
September 11, 2014

English
1. Each box is printed in black ink. -------------- (Q: Does this sentence state 'action' or state'? According to the situation, it seems to be different.) 2. There are many boxes in the room. There were made by a company two years ago. Each box is printed in black...
September 9, 2014

English
1. He can not only swim but also dance. 2. He not only can swim but also can dance. 3. Not only he can swim but also he can dance. (Are they all grammatical? Which one is commonly used?) 4. He is not only strong but also fast. 5. He is fast as well as strong. (Are they the ...
September 9, 2014

English
1. Each girl has a bag. 2. Each girl is holding a bag. 3. Each girl is carrying a bag. ------------ Are they the same in meaning?
September 9, 2014

English
Have you ever read Hamlet? - Yes, I have. I have ever read Hamlet. (Is this short dialogue grammatical? Would you check the last sentence? Is the last sentence right?)
September 5, 2014

English
1. Looking at the picture, talk abut whether you experienced the given situation or not. 2. Looking at the picture, talk abut the situations. Check whether you experienced each situation or not. (Are both grammatical?)
September 5, 2014

English
1. When he was walking down the street, he ran into Miss Fairchild. (Does 'down' mean downward' or 'along' or 'on'?) 2. He was walking down the street. 3. he was walking along the street. 4. He was walking on the street. 5. He was walking up the ...
September 3, 2014

English
1. It was great fun last weekend for you to visit our nursing home. 2. Your visiting our nursing home was great fun last weekend. 3. The visit was great fun last weekend. 4. Visiting our nursing home was great fun last weekend. (Are they all grammatical and interchangeable? Or...
September 3, 2014

English
Thank you for your explanation. In my opinion....if "It" refers to "visiting our nursing home' or "the visit," then "It" might/may mean "a < personal > pronoun"? Am I wrong?
September 3, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:22am. Posted by rfvv on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:22pm. 1.Thank you for visiting our nursing home. It was great fun last weekend. ------------------------ In Sentence 1, what does 'It" refer to? 2. Look at the ...
September 3, 2014

English
1. The following is the birthday gift list which Tom gave. Write down about what he gave to whom. 2. What did he give to whom? - He gave Sam a birthday cake. (Are they all grammatical?) 3. He showed me a picture. (In this sentence, does 'a picture' mean 'a photo&#...
September 3, 2014

English
Thank you for your help. 1. He asked Tom a favor. 2. He demanded Mary a present. 3. He begged the woman a piece of bread. (Are they all grammatical as well?)
September 3, 2014

English
1. He asked a favor of Tom. 2. He demanded a present of Mary. 3. He begged a piece of bread of the woman. (Are they all grammatical?)
September 3, 2014

English
We want to thank you all again for the great fun last weekend. (In this sentence, what does 'last weekend' modify?)
September 3, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:22pm. 1.Thank you for visiting our nursing home. It was great fun last weekend. ------------------------ In Sentence 1, what does 'It" refer to? 2. Look at the elderly person. 3. Look at the elderly people...
September 3, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 8:28am. Q: What can you do for the school? 1. I can clean the floor of my classroom. 2. I can clean the floor of the hallway of my classroom. 3. I can clean the stairs with a mop. 4. I can pick up trash on the flower pots and on ...
September 2, 2014

English
"1. I was in prison for seven years," said Mr. Easton. "What do you mean?" asked Miss Fairchild. Mr. Easton answered, " Actually, I made fake money and was arrested by the police officer." "Really? What a pity!" said Miss Fairchild. 2...
September 2, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:25pm. At the End of a letter or mail, people use the expression as follows, what is the meaning 'Best' here? What else can we use between friends? ... ... ... Best, Sam English - Writeacher, Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:...
September 1, 2014

English
Q: What can you do for the school? 1. I can clean the floor of my classroom. 2. I can clean the floor of the hallway of my classroom. 3. I can clean the stairs with a mop. 4. I can pick up trash on the flower pots and on the playing field. 5. I can win first place by playing ...
September 1, 2014

English
At the End of a letter or mail, people use the expression as follows, what is the meaning 'Best' here? What else can we use between friends? ... ... ... Best, Sam
August 29, 2014

English
1.Thank you for visiting our nursing home. It was great fun last weekend. ------------------------ In Sentence 1, what does 'It" refer to? 2. Look at the elderly person. 3. Look at the elderly people. --------------- Are both OK? Is Sentence 2 grammatical? Can we use ...
August 29, 2014

English
1. She sent Ben a letter. 2. She sent Ben a postcard. (Does #2 mean #1?) 3. Pretend you have been a frozen man for 20 years. You woke up just now. What are your plans for the future? I want to take exercise first. I plan to deliver a speech at a conference. I hope to see my ...
August 29, 2014

English
"Ah, never mind," answered the police officer and smiled. -------------------------------- Q: In the sentence above, did the police officer answered and smiled at the same time? Or did he answered that way, and then smile?
August 27, 2014

English
1. I'll be there(=in prison) for seven years for making fake money. 2. I'll be there (=in prison) for seven years for having made fake money. (Which expression is grammatical?)
August 26, 2014

English
1. Don't pick on me. 2. Don't bother me. ------------- Are both the same in meaning? Do you have other expressions which have the same meaning? Do you use #1 frequently?
August 25, 2014

English
1. What was the old man like? - He looked mean. 2. What did the older man look like? - He looked mean. (Which question is suitable for the answer?)
August 25, 2014

English
1. It's been such a long time since we've seen each other. 2. It's been such a long time since we saw each other. (Which one is correct?) 3. It's been a long time since we last saw each other. 4. It's been a long time since we saw each other last. (Which ...
August 25, 2014

English
Posted by rfvv on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 4:45am. 1. It's been a long time. 2. It's been a while. 3. I haven't seen you for a while. 4. Long time no see. --------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Does 'a while' mean ' a long time' or '...
August 25, 2014

English
1. What is Mr. Easton's job? 2. His job is a police officer. 3. He is a police officer. (Which answer is correct?) 4. She was surprised at the news. 5. The news surprised her. 6. The news was surprising to him. 7. He seemed embarrassed to see her. 8. To see her embarrassed...
August 25, 2014

English
1. The young man and The police officer were handcuffed together. 2. The police officer handcuffed the young man and himself. (Does #2 the active voice of #1?) 3. The two men were handcuffed together. 4. The police officer handcuffed the two men. 5. One of the two men ...
August 25, 2014

English
1. It's been a long time. 2. It's been a long time since we've met. 3. It's been a long time since we met each other last. 4. It's been a long time since I met you last. -------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Does #1 mean #2, #3, or #4?
August 25, 2014

English
1. It's been a long time. 2. It's been a while. 3. I haven't seen you for a while. 4. Long time no see. --------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Does 'a while' mean ' a long time' or 'a short time'?
August 25, 2014

English
1. Where are your manners? 2. Where is your manners? (Which one is correct?) 3. He has good manners. 3-1. He has a good manner. 4. he has bad manners. 4-1 He has a bad manner. 5. You should learn table manners. 6. He has no manners. 6-1. He has no manner. (Which ones are ...
August 25, 2014

English
1. Do they know some old songs? Yes, they do. They know some old songs. 2. Do they know any old songs? Yes, they do. They know some old songs. 3. Do they know old songs? Yes, they do. They know some old songs. (Which question is grammatical and sutible for the answer?)
August 25, 2014

English
1. What do Eric's band want to do? They want to sing and dance for the elderly people. 2. What do Eric's band want to do? It wants to sing and dance for the elderly people. 3. What do Eric's band want to do? He wants to sing and dance for the elderly people. (Which...
August 25, 2014

English
1. Who is Eric? He is the leader of the school band SB. 2. What is Eric? He is the leader of the school band SB. (Which question is right?)
August 25, 2014

English
1. This year, what do they plan to visit? They plan to visit nursing homes in the town. 2. This year, what place do they plan to visit? They plan to visit nursing homes in the town. 3. This year, where do they plan to visit? They plan to visit nursing homes in the town. (Which...
August 25, 2014

English
1. I can read books for the elderly people in nursing homes. 2. I can read books to the elderly people in nursing homes. (Are both OK?) 3. I can sing old songs for the elderly people in nursing homes. 4. I can sing old songs to the elderly people in nursing homes. (Are both OK...
August 23, 2014

English
1. Our first visit will be June 23, next Saturday. 2. Our first visit will be on June 23, next Saturday. 3. Our first visit will be on June 23, on next Saturday. 4. Our first visit will be on June 23 on next Saturday. ----------------- Which ones are grammatical and commonly ...
August 23, 2014

English
He seemed embarrassed at first, but he overcame it quickly and held her fingers with his left hand. ------------------- In this sentence what does 'it' refer to?
August 22, 2014

English
1. He is taking me to prison. 2. He is taking me to a prison. 3. He is taking me to the prison. --------------- Are they all grammatical? What is the difference among them in meaning? 4. I'm on duty now, as you know. 5. I'm on duty now, you know. 6. I'm on duty now...
August 22, 2014

English
1. She held out her hand. 2. She extended her hand. --------- Are both the same? Can we use some other expressions instead of 'held out'? 3. It's been such a long time. 4. It's been so lone a time. --------------------------- What does 'It' refer to ...
August 22, 2014

English
1. They realize that a different religion is something to talk about, not to fight about. ------------------ What is the full form of #1? 2. They realize that a different religion is something to talk about, and it is not something to fight about. 3. They realize that a ...
July 19, 2014

English
They have learned to live in peace in the same state. -------------------------- What does 'state' mean in the sentence? Does 'state' mean 'country' or 'one of the States' in the USA?
July 19, 2014

English
1. Today, millions of people have one form of religion, and their neighbors a different one. 2. Today, millions of people have one form of religion, and their neighbors a different religion. 3. Today, millions of people have one form of religion, and their neighbors a ...
July 19, 2014

English
1. Have you seen Jane lately? 2. Have you seen Jane recently? 3. Did you see Jane lately? 4. Did you see Jane recently? --------------- Are they all grammatical? Which one is not?
July 18, 2014

English
How do you pronounce 'firemen'? Do 'fireman' and 'firemen' have the same pronunciation?
July 15, 2014

English
1. I am learning another language. 2. I am learning one more language. 3. I am learning a different language. ---------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
July 15, 2014

English
1. Some people said yes and others said no, and the others said nothing. 2. Some people said yes and others said no, and the others remained silent. 3. Some people said yes and others said no, and the rest said nothing. 4. Some people said yes and others said no, and others ...
July 15, 2014

English
1. Look at the scared boy. 2. Look at the scary monster. 3. Look at the scaring boy. 4. Look at the scaring monster. 5. Look at the scary boy. 6. Look at the scared monster. ----------- Are they all grammatical? What is the difference?
July 15, 2014

English
1. I will finish it by tomorrow evening. 2. I will have finished it by tomorrow evening. ---------------- Which one is grammatical?
July 15, 2014

English
1. I have ten balls. Some are red, others are blue, and the other is green. 2. I have ten balls. One is green, some are red, and the others are blue. 3. I have ten balls. One is green, others are red, and the others are blue. ------------------------- Which ones are ...
July 15, 2014

English
1. I saw two movies: one was a scary movie and the other was a comedy. 2. I saw two movies: one was a scary movie and the other was a comedy movie. ------------------ Q1: Does #1 mean #2? Q2: Can we use 'horror movie' instead of 'scary movie'? What is the ...
July 15, 2014

English
1. Cats are various colors. 2. Cats are of various colors. (Which one is correct?) 3. This paper is not clean. Give me another piece. 4. This paper is not clean. Give me another piece of paper. 5. This piece of paper is not clean. Give me another piece of paper. (Does #3 mean...
July 15, 2014

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