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July 25, 2016

Posts by rfvv

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1. Are you driving after work. 2. Will you drive after work. (Does #1 mean #2?) 3. Are you driving tonight? 4. Will you drive tonight? 5. Shall you drive tonight? (Does #3 mean #4 or #5?)
May 17, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 2:12am. 1. Can you give me a ride if you are driving? 2. Can you give me a ride if you drive? 3. He will be driving, so ask him to give you a ride. 4. He will drive, so ask him to give you a ride. -------------- Are they all the same ...
May 17, 2016

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1. I will go abroad. 2. I would go abroad. 3. I will prefer an aisle seat. 4. I would prefer an aisle seat. 5. I will do it. 6. I would do it. ------------------------- Q1: Are they all grammatical? Q2: What is the difference between 'will' and 'would'? If we ...
May 17, 2016

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Thank you.
May 17, 2016

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1. The products are on the 2nd floor in section D. 2. The products are in section D on the 2nd floor. -------------------- Are both grammatical? Which word order is better?
May 17, 2016

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1. If you are driving your car now, come here immediately and give me a ride home. ( Is this one correct? In this sentence, the driver is in the middle of driving his car. Is that right?) 2. If you are driving your car after work, give me a ride home. ( In this sentence, the ...
May 17, 2016

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1. Later, you will be driving. So give me a ride, will you? 2. Later, you will drive. So give a ride to me, will you? 3. Later, you are going to drive. So give me a ride, will you? ( Does #1 mean # 3 or #2? Is #1 and #3 the same?) 4. Give me a ride if you will be driving. 5. ...
May 17, 2016

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1. Give me a minute. I'll be ready soon. 2. Give me a moment. I'll be ready soon. 3. Give me a second. I'll be ready soon. 4. Wait a minute. I'll be ready soon. 5. Wait a moment. I'll be ready soon. 6. Wait a secone. I'll be ready soon. 7. Just a minute...
May 17, 2016

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1. The sun is rising in the east. 1-1. The sun is coming up in the east. 2. The sun is setting in the west. 2-2. the sun is going down in the west. 3. Don't look at the sun with your eyes for a long time. You will become blind. 4. Don't look at the sun with your naked ...
May 17, 2016

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1. Do you mind moving your foot? 2. Point your right foot downward. 3. I'm sorry (that) I stepped on your foot. 4. I'm sorry to have stepped on your foot. 5. I'm sorry to step on your foot. 6. I'm sorry that I step on your foot. ---------------- Are they all ...
May 17, 2016

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1. Can you give me a ride if you are driving? 2. Can you give me a ride if you drive? 3. He will be driving, so ask him to give you a ride. 4. He will drive, so ask him to give you a ride. -------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which expressions do we have to use? ...
May 17, 2016

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judge : a person trained to hear and decide cases brought before a court of law 1. judge: a person who is trained to hear and decide cases which were brought before a court of law 2. judge: a person who is trained to hear and decide cases which are brought before a court of ...
May 16, 2016

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* They refers to 'history books.' 1. They are on the 2nd floor in Section D. 2. They are in Section D on the 2nd floor. (Are both the same? According to the word order rule, which one is right?)
May 16, 2016

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G: Are you going out for exercise? M: No, I¡¯m going to the library. G: Oh, really? Can I ask you to pick up a book for me? -------------------------------- What expressions can we use instead of 'pick up'? Can we use 'check out' or 'borrow'?
May 16, 2016

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Thank you. Which one is close to #1?
May 16, 2016

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1. Can I ask you to take down those snacks for me? 2. Can I ask you to bring down those snacks for me? 3. Can I ask you to get down those snacks for me? 4. Can I ask you to put down those snacks for me? ----------------- Can we use all the expressions? Are they all commonly ...
May 16, 2016

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1. I sleep for 7 or more hours a day. 2. I sleep for more than 7 hours. 3. I sleep for over 7 hours. --------------- What is the difference among them?
May 15, 2016

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1. She won't listen to my advice. 2. She will not listen to my advice. 3. The door won't open. 4. The door will not open. --------------------------- Is each pair the same? Does #1 mean volitional future? Does #2 mean volitional future or simple future?
May 15, 2016

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1. He works at the Supreme Court. 2. He works at the supreme court. 3. He is a judge of the High Court. 4. He is a judge of the high court. 5. He is a judge of the District Court. 6. He is a judge of the district court. 7. There are several District Courts here. 8. There are ...
May 14, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:11pm. 1. Don't eat food if the expiration date has passed. 2. Don't eat food whose expiration date has passed. 3. Don't eat the food whose expiration date has passed. 4. Don't eat spoiled food whose expiration date...
May 14, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 9:39am. One of the don'ts is as follows. 1. Don't say bad words. 1-1. Don't use bad words. 2. Don't use bad language. 2-2. Don't say bad language. 3. Don't swear. 4. ___________ ------------------- Are they ...
May 13, 2016

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Thank you.... 4. Don't use filthy language. 5. Don't say filthy language. 6. Don't use a filthy language. (Is #5 or #6 wrong?)
May 12, 2016

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One of the don'ts is as follows. 1. Don't say bad words. 1-1. Don't use bad words. 2. Don't use bad language. 2-2. Don't say bad language. 3. Don't swear. 4. ___________ ------------------- Are they all grammatical? Do you have other similar expressions?
May 12, 2016

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Thank you for your help. I need your help in using 'will' or 'shall' in interrogative sentences. 1. Shall I open the doll? 2. Do you want me to open the door? 3. Do you want to let me open the door? (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?) 4. Will you go there? 5. Do you want ...
May 12, 2016

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1. I will die. 2. I intend to die. (Are both the same in meaning?) 3. You shall die. 4. I will kill you. (Are both the same in meaning?) 5. He shall go there. 6. I will make him go there. 7. I will let him go there. (Are they the same in meaning? Does #5 mean #6 or #7?)
May 12, 2016

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1. I will do my best. 2. I shall do my best. (#1 is right, #2 is wrong? Am I right?) 3. I will/shall be 15 years old next year. (We can use both 'will' and 'shall', right?) 4. I will die. 5. I shall die. (Are both the same? Does #4 mean I intend to die? Does #5...
May 12, 2016

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1. Sleep at least for 7-8 hours a day. 2. Sleep at least 7-8 hours a day. (Are they correct? Can we delet 'for'?) 3. Don't write on the book. 4. Don't write in the book. (Are both OK? What is the difference?)
May 12, 2016

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1. Have a swim once a week. 2. Take a swim once a week. 3. Swim once a week. ------------------ (Which expressions are correct?)
May 11, 2016

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1. Don't drink. 2. Don't drink liquor. 3. Don't drink alcohol. ----------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? When we mention one of the don'ts for a healthy life, which one is suitable?
May 11, 2016

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1. Don't overeat at meal time. 2. Don't overeat at meal times. 3. Don't overeat at mealtime. 4. Don't overeat at mealtimes. ---------------- Which one is commonly used? Can we use all the expressions?
May 11, 2016

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1. Don't eat food if the expiration date has passed. 2. Don't eat food whose expiration date has passed. 3. Don't eat the food whose expiration date has passed. 4. Don't eat spoiled food whose expiration date has passed. ---------------------- Which ones are ...
May 11, 2016

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5. Extend your arms out to either side. 6. Lean forward, lifting one leg straight behind you. 7. Hold this pose, then return your leg to the ground and your arms to the sides. 8. Repeat with opposite leg. ========================= Are they grammatical? Don't we have to put...
May 11, 2016

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1. Hold this pose, then return your leg to the ground and your arms to the sides. 2. Hold this pose, and then return your leg to the ground and your arms to the sides. 3. Hold this pose. Then return your leg to the ground and your arms to the sides. 4. Hold this pose. Then, ...
May 11, 2016

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1. Raise your left arm over your head. 2. Bend the left elbow and touch the middle of the upper back with your fingers. 3. Hold the left elbow with the right hand and pull back. 4. Hold for 10 to 30 seconds. ------------------ Are the directions all grammatical? Check them, ...
May 11, 2016

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1. There are bad men everywhere ready to cheat you. 2. There are bad men everywhere who are ready to cheat you. ------------------- Q1: Are both the same? Q2: Does 'men' mean 'male persons'? Or Does 'men' mean both male and female persons?
May 11, 2016

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For a healthy life, what do you have to do? Do's 1. Eat healthy food. 2. Drink enough water every day. 3. Get a good sleep. 4. Exercise on a regular basis. 5. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables. 6. Take a walk every day. 7. Sleep more than 7 hours a day. 8. Eat brown rice. 9. ...
May 10, 2016

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1. Grip the outsides of your feet with your hands. 2. Grasp the outsides of your feet with your hands. 3. Hold the outsides of your feet with your hands. 4. Take the outsides of your feet with your hands. ---------------- I have used other verbs? Can we use all the verbs?
May 9, 2016

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1. He is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. 2. He is the chief justice of the Supreme Court. -------------------- Which one is right? Do we have to capitalize them?
May 9, 2016

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5. Lie on your face on the floor with your hands by your sides. (What about this one?)
May 9, 2016

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1. Lie on your stomach with your arms by your sides. 2. Lie on your stomach with your hands by your sides. 3. Lie on youir wtomach with your hands on your both sides. 4. Lie on your stomach with your hands on/by your side(s) ---------------- Which one is right? Do we have to ...
May 9, 2016

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I corrected the errors. Thank you. 1. The children lay down on their stomachs. 2. The children lay down on their belleies. 3. The children lay down on their fronts. (Which expressions are right?) 4. Lie on your right side on the floor. 5. Lie on your left side on the floor. 6...
May 9, 2016

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1. The children lay down on their stomachs. 2. The children lay down on their belleies. 3. The children lay down on their fronts. (Which expressions are right?) 4. Lay on your right side on the floor. 5. Lay on your left side on the floor. 6. Lay on your front side on the ...
May 9, 2016

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1. Can you give me a ride if you are driving? 2. Can you give me a ride if you drive? 3. He will be driving, so ask him to give you a ride. 4. He will drive, so ask him to give you a ride. -------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which expressions do we have to use? ...
May 9, 2016

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1. He is riding a horse now. 2. He is riding on a horse now. (Which one is commonly used? Do we omit 'on' frequently?) 3. He is riding/taking a bike. 4. He is riding/taking a bus. 5. He is riding/taking a car. 6. He is riding/taking a train. 7. He is riding/taking a ...
May 9, 2016

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1. There were many baseball players on the baseball field. 2. There were many baseball players on the baseball stadium. 3. There were many baseball players on the ball park. ----------------- Which expressions can we use for the place where baseball games are played? Which ...
May 9, 2016

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1. He returned the book to the librarian. 2. He gave back the book to the librarian. 3. He handed back the book to the librarian. 4. He turned back the book to the librarian. ------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Can we use all the expressions?
May 9, 2016

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-The Happy Baby Pose- Lie on your back on the floor. Bend your knees into /toward your belly. Grip the outsides of your feet with your hands. Open your knees slightly wider than your body. Bring them toward your armpits. Push your feet upward as you pull your hands downward (...
May 7, 2016

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-The Happy Baby Pose- Lie on your back on the floor. Bend your knees into your belly. Grip the outsiders of your feet with your hands. Open your knees slightly wider than your body. Bring them toward your armpits. Push your feet up as you pull your hands down to create ...
May 7, 2016

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- The Wheel Pose - Lie on your back on the floor. Bend your knees upward at a 45 degree angle. Place your hands next your head with your palms on the floor. Lift your hips with your head still on the floor. Keep your feet and knees straight as you push yourself up. Stand on ...
May 7, 2016

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(Thank you for your help. I corrected an error. Do you mean that they have the similar meaning?) 1. She took the bus to school every day. 2. She rode the bus to school every day. 3. She got on the bus to school every day. (Are they all possible? Which verbs can be used in this...
May 6, 2016

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1. She took the bus to school every day. 2. She rode the bus to school every day. 3. She get on the bus to school every day. (Are they all possible? Which verbs can be used in this sentence?)
May 6, 2016

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Thank you for your help..... 2. Both were fired after the incident/case. (Can we use both incident and case? Which one is commonly used?) <== corrected...
May 6, 2016

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1. A justice/judge of the Supreme Court is appointed by the president with the approval of the National Assembly. (Can we use both judge and justice? Which one is commonly used?) 2. Both were fired after the incident/case. (Can we use both judge and justice? Which one is ...
May 6, 2016

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1. He is good at imitating other people's voices. 2. Doing voices is his specialty. 3. She is good at doing imitations. ============= Are they all right expressions? Which expression is commonly used?
May 6, 2016

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1. The team usually plays in a 4-4-2 formation. (at a soccer game) 2. two center forwards (= two strikers) 3. side midfielder (=left midfielder) two central midfielders side midfielder (=right midfielder) 4. fullback ( =left back = side back) two center backs fullback ( = ...
May 6, 2016

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Wulliam became famous and had a chance to study in high school again. ------------------------- In this sentence, what is the role of "to....." in "a chance to..."? I mean the relationship between 'a chance' and "the to infinitive." Are ...
May 2, 2016

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1. Can you help me with this? 1-2. Can you help me do this? (Are both the same?) 2. Can you help me with cleaning the room? 3. Can you help me about cleaning the room? 3-1. can you help me clean the room? 3-3. Can you help me on cleaning the room? (Are they the same? Can we ...
May 2, 2016

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3. Staying in bed is for a cold the best remedy. (What about this one? In writing, is #3 correct?)
May 2, 2016

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1. Staying in bed is the best remedy for a cold. 2. For a cold the best remedy is staying in bed. ------------ #1 is correct? What about #2? Is Sentence 2 grammatical?
May 2, 2016

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"High Court" is "Supreme Court in the USA, right? In the UK, it is different?
May 1, 2016

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1. He admitted cheating on the test. 2. He admitted that he had cheated on the test. 3. He admitted that he cheated on the test. (Does #1 mnean #2 or #3?) 4. I'll admit cheating on the test. 5. I'll admit that I cheat on the test. 6. I'll admit that I cheated on ...
May 1, 2016

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"Admit" is a gerund taker and the gerund can connote the action happened prior to "admit". So "she admitted making a mistake". ========================= 1. She admitted making a mistake. 2. She admitted cheating on the test. (Did the action "...
May 1, 2016

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1. I thought of other names but I was not satisfied with any of them. 2. I thought of other names but I was satisfied with none of them. (Are both the same?) 4. I always watched him "working" when I was young. (Did "I" watched him working for some time?) 5...
May 1, 2016

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Does #4 mean #5 or #6 or else? 5. He cheats on the test and he admits it. (on that kind of test, regularly) 6. He cheated on the test and he admits it.
May 1, 2016

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1. He admitted cheating on the test. 2. He admitted that he cheated on the test. 3. He admitted that he had cheated on the test. cf. He admitted having cheated on the test. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?) 4. He admits cheating on the test. 5. He admits that he cheats on the test. 6. ...
May 1, 2016

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1. He admitted cheating on the test. 2. He admitted that he cheated on the test. 3. He admitted that he had cheated on the test. cf. He admitted having cheated on the test. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?) 4. He admits cheating on the test. 5. He admits that he cheats on the test. 6. ...
April 30, 2016

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1. She used to help him with his homework. 2. What can you help him with? 3. I want to help him with something. 4. I want to help him with that. 4-1. I want to help him tie the ribbon. 4-2. I want to help him to tie the ribbon. (Does 'with' mean about? Can we ...
April 30, 2016

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Thank you or your help.... #3 should be.. Be careful about fires. Then, it's OK. Am I right?
April 30, 2016

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1. Watch out for fires. 2. Look out for fires. 3. Be care about fires. ....... Are they all the same in meaning? 4. Make sure you don't build a fire. 5. Make sure you don't make a fire. 6. Make sure you don't.... a fire. (Are they the same? Can we use other verbs ...
April 30, 2016

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1. The fire station is close. Just go straight one more block. ........ What is the part of speech of 'close'? Adjective or adverb?
April 30, 2016

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Tomorrow I'll give a speech in front of the class. I'm so nervous. 1. I could forget everything. 2. I may forget everything. 3. I might forget everything. 4. I can forget everything. ----------------- In this situation, which one is suitable? What is the difference ...
April 28, 2016

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1. It is cheeper to buy things on a bargain sale. 2. It is cheeper to buy things on sale. (What is the difference between them?) 3. The apples are on a bargain sale today. 4. The apples are on bargain sale today. 5. The apples are on sale today. (Are they all grammatical? ...
April 25, 2016

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1. He dumped his girlfriend. 2. He broke up with his girfriend. 3. He __________ his girlfriend. ---------------------- Is #1 the same as #2? What other expressions can we use which have the same meaning?
April 25, 2016

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1. All shirts are 10 % off. 2. All shirts are on sale, 10 % off. -------------- Are both the same? Does 'on sale' mean 'at a reduced price' in Sentence 2? 3. All shirts have 10 % off. (Is this grammatical?) 4. The watermelons are for sale. 5. The watermelons ...
April 25, 2016

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1. He is in love with the girl. 2. He fell in love with the girl. (Are both the same in meaning? Is #2 stronger than #1 in the deapth of love?)
April 25, 2016

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1. I've spent all my money already. 2. She spent ¡Ì100 on a new dress. 3. I've used all my money already. 4. She used ¡Ì100 on a new dress. --------------------- Can we use both 'spent' and 'used' in the sentences? 5. I used up...
April 22, 2016

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1. Did you hear he has dumped his girlfriend? 2. Did you hear he has broken up with his girlfriend? --------------- Are both the same in meaning?
April 22, 2016

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1. Bend your knees forward. 2. Straighten your knees. 2-2. Straighten your knees backward. 3. Spin your knees befor you exercise. 4. He hurt his knees while he exercised. 5. Massage your knees when you feel painful there. 6. Press your knees many times when they hurt...
April 22, 2016

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1. You can check prices for bicycles on the Internet. 2. You can check prices about bicycles on the Internet. -------------- Can we use 'for' and 'about' in the sentence? Which preposition is commonly used? Can we use some other expressions for 'for? ...
April 22, 2016

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1. Take bus number 117 and get off at City Hall. 2. Take the number 117 bus and get off at the City Hall. ------------------------------ Which one is correct? #1 or #2? Do we have to put 'the' before 'City Hall"? How do we read '117' here? 1. one ...
April 22, 2016

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1. First, cut up all the vegetables and chicken. 2. First, cut all the vegetables and chicken. ------------------- Why is 'up' used in Sentence 1? Can't we omit 'up' as in Sentence 2?
April 22, 2016

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1. I don't know how to tie this ribbon. -Don't worry. Let me help you with that. (What is the meaning of 'with' in the last sentence? About?) 2. Why is that a problem? - Im so nervous. I could forget everything. (What is the meaning of 'could' here?) 3...
April 22, 2016

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1. He preferred jazz to rock music. 2. He preferred jazz music to rock music. ========== Does #1 mean #2? Is 'music' missing after 'jazz' in #1? •English - Ms. Sue, Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:33pm Since "jazz" obviously is music, the two ...
April 20, 2016

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Do you mean [...nit]?
April 20, 2016

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Janet will play badminton on Monday. ============== How do you pronounce "Janet"? Is "Janet" pronounced [..nit] or [..nuht]?
April 20, 2016

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Andy and Kate are really good singers. They can dance well,too. --------------------------- What does the first sentence above mean, #1 or #2? 1. They are prefessional singers and they sings well. 2. They are not professional singers. They just sing songs well.
April 20, 2016

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1. I will visit Paris this summer. 2. I shall visit Paris this summer. 3. I intend to visit Paris this summer. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Does 'will' mean a simple future or "a will"? 4. I like children. I will be a teacher. 5. I like children. I shall be a ...
April 19, 2016

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1. Tickets are on sale from the booking office. (Does it mean that we can get the tickets at a reduced price?) 2. The new model goes on sale next month. (Does this sentence mean that the new model will be sold at a reduced price next monthe?)
April 18, 2016

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Are 'on sale' and 'for sale' the same in meaning in British? Are they different in American English only?
April 18, 2016

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1. Round your back downward. 2. Arch your back downward. 3. Round your back upwards. 4. Arch your back upwards. (Are both the same in meaning? Can we use 'arch' in lieu of 'round'?)
April 18, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 10:53pm. 1. Dancing is my thing. 2. Dancing is ______________. (What other expressions can we use 'instead of 'my thing'?) •English - Writeacher, Monday, April 18, 2016 at 1:16am ... my favorite activity. ... my ...
April 18, 2016

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1, He has put all his money into buying that house. 2. He put all the apples into the fridge. 3. She put all the dolls into the box. ------------------- Are they all grammatical? Can we use 'in' instead of 'into'?
April 18, 2016

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1. Jeans are on sale, 30 % off today! 2. Jeans are 30% off today! 3. Jeans are for sale, 30 % off today! ------------ Are both the same in meaning? Can we erase 'on sale'? Can we say #3? What is the difference between #1 and #3?
April 18, 2016

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1. This book is worth reading. 2. This book is not worth 10 dollars. 3. He is worth meeting. 4. This place is worth visiting. 5. New York is worth visiting twice. 6. She is worth prasing. 7. The dog is worth buying. 8. This car is worth purchasing. 9. This car is worth washing...
April 18, 2016

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Does 'my thing' mean 'my favorite activity' or 'my favorite thing'?
April 17, 2016

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1. Dancing is my thing. 2. Dancing is ______________. (What other expressions can we use 'instead of 'my thing'?)
April 17, 2016

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1. He kept all her letters. 2. He is keeping all her letters. 3. He has kept all her letters for 10 years. 4. He has been keeping all her letters till now. (Are they all grammatical?)
April 17, 2016

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1. Food prices rise sharply in Egypt. (What is the meaning of 'sharply' here? 2. Sometimes be happy. 3. Be sometimes happy. 4. Be happy sometimes. (Can we use thises sentences? Which one is common?)
April 17, 2016

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1. My dream partner should be always honest. 2. My dream partner should always be honest. 3. My dream partner should be honest always. 4. Always my dream partner should be honest. --------------------- Thank you for your help. In the sentences above, which ones are commonly ...
April 16, 2016

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1. I was at the beach at sunset. 2. She got married at 25. 3. She bought the backpack at 20 dollars. 4. She bought the backpack for 20 dollars. 5. He was at/on the corner of the street. 6. He was driving at 70 mph. (Are they all grammatical? Can we use 'for' instead of...
April 16, 2016

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