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February 25, 2017

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* There is a four-story house on Dongdo. 1. Which story house is this? - It is a four-story house. 2. How many stories does this house have? - It has four stories. --------------------------------- Are the questions and answers correct? Would you correct errors to make natural...
November 11, 2016

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1. Don't forget to bring some coins to throw into it for good luck. 2. Don't forget to bring some coins which you can throw into it for good luck. 3. Don't forget to bring some coins which you will throw into it for good luck. ----------------------- Can we change...
November 11, 2016

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1. I heard the weather is usually windy and foggy on Dokdo. 2. I heard that he is very kind. 2-2. I heard that he was very kind. (What is the difference between them in meaning? Are both okay? Which one is commonly used?) 3. I heard that two times five is ten. 4. I heard that ...
November 11, 2016

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1. Tell me where she lives.? 2. He asked me how she should do. 3.? He showed them how to open the bottle. 4. Do you know why he was late? 5. I don't remember when she arrived. 6. I wonder how he open the door. 7. I doubt why he didn't come here...
November 10, 2016

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1. Tell me what you won. 2. Tell me what you won in the competition. 3. Tell me what you won in the race. 4. Tell me what you won in the English speech contest. ================== Are they all grammatical? Is 'what' an interrogative pronoun? Or is 'what' a ...
November 10, 2016

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Thank you. I found the follwoing in Cambridge Dictionary. Is the follwing explanation based on Briticsh English? In American English, is it different? The negative of used to is most commonly didn’t use(d) to. Sometimes we write it with a final -d, sometimes not. Both ...
November 10, 2016

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1. He didn't used to smoke. 2. He didn't use to smoke. ---------------------------- Q1: #2 seem to be used. How do you pronounce 'use to'? Do you pronounce 'used to' and 'use to' in the same way. Q2: Does the sentence mean that he didn't ...
November 10, 2016

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1. The boy was happy in that he has a lot of pencils. 2. He was sad in that his father passed away. 3. He was nervous in that he had to take the test. ---------------------------- I have made some sentences containing 'in that.' Are these sentences well-written?
November 10, 2016

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1. She was fortunate in that she had friends to help her. 2. She was fortunate for the reason that she had friends to help her. 3. She was fortunate because she had friends to help her. ------------------------------ Are they all the same in meaning? What is the part of speech...
November 10, 2016

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1. You can enjoy delicious food in London. 2. In London, you can enjoy delicious food. (Are both the same? In #1, what does 'in London' modify?) 3. You can visit many traditional houses in Chicago. 4. In Chicago, you can visit many traditional houses. (Both are the ...
November 10, 2016

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1. My family used to live in London, didn't they? 2. My family used to live in London, didn't he? 3. My family used to live in London, didn't she? 4. My family used to live in London, didn't it? --------------------------------- Which tag question is correct?
November 10, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 9:54pm. ======================================= Does #1 mean #2 and #3? •English - Writeacher, Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:36pm 2 and 3 are identical, aren't they? 1. It's usually very windy and foggy. 2. It's ...
November 10, 2016

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1. School is a place where people learn things. 2. School is a place where people learn many subjects. 3. School is a place where students learn many things. 4. School is a place where students study subjects. 5. School is a place where people can learn many things...
November 10, 2016

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1. As there was no bus service, I had to walk home. 2. There being no bus service, I had to walk home. (Are both the same and grammatical?) 3. As there was no seat on/in the bus, I had to stand all the way. 4. There being no seat on/in the bus, I had to stand all the way. (Are...
November 10, 2016

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Thank you. Dokdo is an island composed of two main islands, Dongdo and Seodo, and 89 small islands. The characters of Dokdo is made up of two main islands. So the sentence was made, I think. "We are Dokdorang, the characters of Dokdo." If we can use this sentence, ...
November 9, 2016

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Welcome to Dokdo. We are dokdorang, the characters of Dokdo. --------------------------- 1. What is the character of Dokdo? It is Dokdorang. 2. What are the characters of Dokdo? - They are Dokdorang. 3. What are the characters of Dokdo? - They are Dokdorang, the characters of ...
November 9, 2016

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1. Can people send letters to the people on Dongdo? Yes, they do. There is a postbox on Dongdo. 2. When was Dokdo first recorded as part of Korea? It was first recorded as part of Korea in the 500s. 3. What is the temperature on Dokdo? It is around 12 C. 4. Why is the rock ...
November 9, 2016

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1. Do you think why he is upset? 2. Do you believe where he lives? 3. Do you suppose where he was born? (Do you have the reason why the three sentences are not correct? Do you have any logical reason?) 4. Why Do you think he is upset? 5. Where do you believe he lives? 6. Where...
November 8, 2016

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1. Do you think where he lives? 2. Where do you think he lives? (#1 is incorrect. #2 is correct. Do you know why? Why is that?)
November 7, 2016

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1. She doesn't resemble anyone in her family. ------------------------------ Does 'in her family' modify 'anyone' or 'resemble'? Is 'in her family' an adverbial phrase or an adjective phrase?
November 7, 2016

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Thank you for your help. I changed the sentences a little. Are the following sentences grammatical? Check them, please. 1. The accident made it possible that he took a rest in hospital. 2. The heavy snow made it impossible that he went to work by car. 3. Keep it a secret that ...
November 6, 2016

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1. The accident left it possible for him to take a rest in hospital. 2. The heavy snow left it impossible for him to go to work by car. 3. Keep it a secrte to go to the PC room with me. 4. Keep it a secret that you go to the PC room with me. 5. I took it for granted that the ...
November 6, 2016

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(There is a program on the screen.) I will fire this gun on the screen of the laptop. Then I will choose a student who can read Part 1. I will click on the gun. Fire the gun! Now I got Number 3. Who is Number 3? Will you come up here and read the first part loudly so that the ...
November 5, 2016

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'In' means 'no longer than a particular period of time' or 'at the end of a particular period of time.' 1. Can you finish the job in two weeks? 1-2. Can you finish the job in less than two weeks? (Are both the same?) 2. I should be there in half an hour...
November 5, 2016

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1. May I borrow this book? - Sure. Just remember to give it back in a week. 2. May I borrow this book? - Sure. Just remember to give it back within a week. ------------------------------ In this short dialogue, does 'in' mean 'within'? Or are both different?
November 5, 2016

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Oh Lordy, how my heart grows weary, far from the old folks at home. --------------------------------- This is a sentence in the song "Swanee River. Q1: " What is the meaning of "Lordy" here? Is Lordy one of his friends' name? Q2: Who are 'the old ...
November 4, 2016

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1. Read all the sentences on the page. 2. Read all the sentences of the page. Which one is correct? Are both okay? Which one is commonly used? 3. Read Part 1 in a loud voice. 4. Read Part 1 with a loud voice. Which preposition do we have to use? 5. All up and down the whole ...
November 4, 2016

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1. She helped it happen for me to drive a car. 2. He let it happen to break the window. (What about these sentences? Can we use these structure?)
November 3, 2016

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3. The wind kept it possible to go there fast.
November 3, 2016

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1. Can you keep it a secret to go shopping with me? 2. The money left it possible to help poor people. (Are both grammatical? Does each sentence need any correction?)
November 3, 2016

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I changed the sentence pattern as follows. Are the following all grammatical? 1. I find it good that he likes helping poor people. 2. I believe it good that he likes helping poor people. 3. I think it good that he likes helping poor people. 4. I consider it good that he likes ...
November 2, 2016

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1. I find it is good that he likes helping poor people. 2. I believe it is good that he likes helping poor people. 3. I think it is good that he likes helping poor people. 4. I consider it is good that he likes helping poor people. 5. I guess it is good that he likes helping ...
November 2, 2016

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1. Which one is bigger, Seodo or Dongdo? -Seodo is bigger than Dongdo. 2. What do you want to do on Dokdo? - I want to shake hands with a police officer there. - I want to take as many pictures as possible. - I want to go to the top of Dongdo to look at Ulleongdo from there...
November 1, 2016

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1. What are the characters of Dokdo? - They are Dokdorang. (Dokdorang is composed of two island images. Is the question and the answer correct?) 2. What will they be today? 3. What will they do today? - They will be our tour guides today. (Which quetion is suitable for the ...
November 1, 2016

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1. I found it stupid of Tom to say so. 2. He made it clear that he loved Emily. 3. I found it unknow why Emily loved Tom. 4. Jerry made it clear what he wanted. --------------------- Is the formal object used correctly in each sentence?
November 1, 2016

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1. I felt it my duty to help him. 2. I flet it my duty helping him. 3. I make it a rule to get up at six. 4. I make it a rule getting up at six. 5. I found it easy to memorize the poems. 6. I found it easy memorizing the poems. 7. We consider it foolish of him to try it again...
November 1, 2016

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1. He calls his wife "sweetheart." 2. He calls his wife "Sweetheart." 3. He calls his wife Sweetheart. ------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Which ones are correct? ================================ 4. She begged one more chance of her. 5...
November 1, 2016

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1. Dokdo was recorded as part of Korea in the 500s. <in the 500s =in the five hundreds (right?) It is from 'in 500' to 'in 599.' Am I right?> 2. People can fly in the 2000s. < in the 2000s = in the two thousands (right?) It is from 'in 2000' to...
November 1, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 5:20pm. 1. What is the zip code for Dokdo? 2. What is the zip code of Dokdo? 3. It is 799-805 ------------------------------- Can we use both 'for' and' of'? How do we read #3? Do we say'dash'? Which ones ...
November 1, 2016

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1. He broke the window on purpose. It is bad that he broke the window on purpose. I think it bad that he broke the window on purpose. I think it bad for him to have broken the window on purpose. (Are they all grammatical?) 2. Honesty is the best policy. It is true that honesty...
November 1, 2016

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1. He likes helping poor people. 2. It is good that he likes helping poor people. 3. I think it good that he likes helping poor people. 3-1. I think it good for him to help poor people. 3-2. I think it good to help poor people. (Are the sentences all grammatical? I think as #1...
November 1, 2016

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1. I knew how he did his homework. 2. I knew how he had done his homework. ----------------------------- What is the difference between the two sentences?
November 1, 2016

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1. She explained to me how to draw a dinosaur. 2. She explained how to draw a dinosaur to me. (Are both okay? Which one is better?) 3. Susan suggested to us a very good idea. 4. Susan suggested a very good idea to us. (Are both okay? Which one is better?)
October 31, 2016

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Thank you. What about the following ones? 1-1. The heavy rain made it difficult that I tried to open my eyes. 2-2. The loud music made it difficult that I tried to focus on my study. 3-3. The heavy snow made it difficult that I tried to ride a bike.
October 31, 2016

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Thank you for your help. One more similar patterns goes. 1. The heavy rain made it difficult for me to open my eyes. 2. The loud music made it difficult for me to focus on my study. 3. The heavy snow made it difficult for me to ride a bike. 1-1. The heavy rain made it ...
October 31, 2016

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1. I find it difficult to master French. 2. I find it difficult mastering French. 3. The heavy snow made it difficult to walk on the street. 4. The heavy snow made it difficult walking on the street. 5. He believed it difficult to go abroad to study. 6. He believed it ...
October 31, 2016

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1. I think it right that you are helping the poor. 2. I think it right that you help the poor. 3. I think it right that you helped the poor. 4. I think it right that we should help the poor. 5. I think it right that you should help the poor...
October 31, 2016

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1. Leaves turn gold in autumn. ------------------------------ Can we use 'gold' in this position? What other words can we use instead?
October 31, 2016

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1. I ought to go by plane, shouldn't I? 2. I ought to go by plane, oughtn't I? ------------------------- Which tag question is right?
October 30, 2016

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Thank you. More corrections are here. 1. I found it necessary that we should try to memorize the passage. 2. I found it necessary to memorize the passage. 3. I made it a rule that I have to brush my teeth after eating. 4. I made it a rule to brush my teeth after eating. 5. I ...
October 29, 2016

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Thank you. My corrections are as follows based on your instructions. 1. I found it necessary that we should try to memorize the passage. 2. I found it necessary to memorize the passage. 3. I made it a rule that I have to brush my teeth after eating. 4. I made it a rule to ...
October 29, 2016

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1. I found it necessary that we should try to memorize the passage. 2. I found it necessary to memorize the passage. 3. I made it a rule that I have to brush teeth after eating. 4. I made it a rule to brush teeth after eating. 5. I believe it true that I can become promising. ...
October 29, 2016

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1. I found it convenient to drive a car. 2. I found it convenient that I drive a car. 3. I make it a rule to get up at six. 4. I make it a rule that I get up at six. 5. I believe it useful to buy things on the Internet. 6. I believe it useful that we buy things on the Internet...
October 29, 2016

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1. Dokdo was first recorded as part of Korea in the 500s. 2. Dokdo was first recorded as a part of Korea in the 500s. -------------------------- Can we use both expressions, 'part of' and 'a part of'?
October 29, 2016

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1. This is a picture of Tom. 2. This is a picture of Tom's. -------------------------------- Does #1 mean as follows? Tom is in this picture. Does #2 mean as follows? This picture is Tom's. This is a picture which Tom has taken. This picture belongs to Tom.
October 29, 2016

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1. We will always wait for you right here on this island where Koreans have lived for a long time. -------------------------- What is the antecedent of the where clause? a. this island b. right here on this island c. right here ============================ What is the ...
October 29, 2016

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1. I don't know. + Who is she? 2. I don't know who she is. 3. I don't know who is she. -------------------------------- #1 can be changed into #2 or #3. Is #3 grammatical? ================================ 4. I know. + What makes you think so? 5. I know what makes ...
October 29, 2016

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1. I don't like some books. 2. I don't like some of the books. 3. I don't eat some food. 4. I don't eat some of the food. 5. I don't buy some items. 6. I don't buy some of the items. 7. I don't know some boys. 8. I don't know some of them...
October 28, 2016

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1. He did not like some of them. 2. He disliked some of them. (Are both the same? Can we use 'some' as in #1?) 3. He couldn't find some of the books. 4. He couldn't find any of the books. 5. He could find none of the books. (Are they all grammatical? In #3, &#...
October 28, 2016

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Thank you. Dokdo is an island. So.... 2. Look at this map of Dokdo. 3. Look at this map of Dokdo's. #2 is correct? What about #3? Dokdo is an island not animal, so isn't this expression wrong?
October 27, 2016

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1. Do you want to know more? (What is the part of speech of 'more'? Is it an adjective or an adverb?) 2. Look at this map of Dokdo. 3. Look at this map of Dokdo's. 4. Look at this Dokdo's map. (Dokdo is a small island. Which one is right? #4 is incorrect. What ...
October 27, 2016

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Thank you for your help. I have posted one more time about the use of 'it.' 1. The station is 50 meters away. 2. The station is 50 meters. 3. It is 50 meters away. 4. It is 50 meters. 5. The distance is 50 meters away. 6. The distance is 50 meters...
October 26, 2016

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How far is it from this town to London? 1. It is ten miles to London. 2. It is ten miles away to London. 3. It is ten miles away. 4. It is ten miles from this town to London. ------------------- [Explanation] 1. It doesn't refer to 'this town' in #1. It is an ...
October 26, 2016

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What about #3? When there is no previous sentence, it cannot refer to a place, can it?
October 26, 2016

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I want to go to London. It is ten miles form here. ------------------------------ Does 'it' refer to 'London'? Or does it refer to 'the distance' used as an impersonal pronoun? =============================== How far is it from here to the station? (...
October 26, 2016

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1. Ulleongdo is 87.4 km away from Dokdo. 2. It is 87.4 km away from Ulleongdo to Dokdo. 3. It is 87.4 km from Ulleongdo to Dokdo. (Are they all grammatical?)
October 26, 2016

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I want to go to London. It is ten miles from here. (Thank you.)
October 25, 2016

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I want to go to London. It is ten miles form here. ------------------------------ Does 'it' refer to 'London'? Or does it refer to 'the distance' used as an impersonal pronoun? =============================== How far is it from here to the station? (...
October 25, 2016

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Thank you for your help. On a clear day, you can see Ulleongdo from Dokdo because it's only 87.4 km away.
October 25, 2016

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On a clear day, you can see Ulleongdo form Dokdo because it's only 87.4 km away. -------------------------- (-do means 'island') What does 'it' refer to? Does 'it' refer to 'Ulleongdo'? Or is 'it' an impersonal pronoun referring to...
October 25, 2016

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1. Two-thirds of an apple is bad. 2. Most of an apple is bad. 3. Half of an apple is rotten. 4. The rest of an apple is rotten. --------------------------------- What about the sentences? 'An' is used in each sentence. Can we use 'an' in this way?
October 25, 2016

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1. What is the zip code for Dokdo? 2. What is the zip code of Dokdo? 3. It is 799-805 ------------------------------- Can we use both 'for' and' of'? How do we read #3? Do we say'dash'? Which ones are correct? a. seven nine nine dash eight zero five b. ...
October 25, 2016

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1. Dongdo and Seodo are 151 km away from each other. 2. Dongdo is 151 km away from Seodo. (Are both the same?) 3. This is far the best dictionary. 4. This is by far the best dictionary. 5. This is much the best dictionary. 6. This is the very best dictionary. 7. This is far ...
October 25, 2016

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1. Two-thirds of the apples were bad. 2. Two-thirds of apples were bad. 3. Most of my pens are expensive. 4. Most of pens are expensive. 5. The rest of those boys were nervous. 6. The rest of boys were nervous. (Do we have to use 'the' or 'those' or 'my'...
October 25, 2016

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1. Lock the door. 2. Lock the door, will you? 3. Will you lock the door? 4. Would you lock the door? 5. Would you lock the door, please? 6. Would like to lock to the door, please? ---------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Is #2 a polite one? Or can we use #2...
October 25, 2016

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1. The majority of people were happy. 2. The majority of the people were happy. 3. The majority of milk was thrown away. 4. The majority of the milk was thrown away. ............................. Thank you.
October 25, 2016

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1. The majority of people were happy. 2. The majority of the people were happy. 3.The majority of milk was thrown away. 4. the majority of the milk was thrown away. ------------------------------- Are they grammatical? Do we have to use 'the'?
October 25, 2016

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1. Paris is the capital of France. 2. Paris is a capital of France. ------------------------------- Sentence 1 is right. Sentence 2 is wrong. By the way, why do we have to use 'the' before 'capital'? Is that because 'the capital of France ' is the only ...
October 24, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5:56pm. Oh, Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me For I come from Alabama With my banjo on my knee ------------------------------------- What is the meaning of the sentences? 1. Don't cry for me, because I've come from ...
October 24, 2016

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Thank you for your help. What about the following? 5. Dogs can't see a few colors. (a few instead of 'some')
October 24, 2016

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:53pm. 1. Dogs can't see some colors. 2. Dogs can't see several colors. 3. Dogs can't see a few colors. 4. Dogs can't see any colors. .................................. Are they all grammatical? Can we use '...
October 24, 2016

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1. He didn't use to go fishing with his friends. 1-2. Didn't he use to go fishing with his friends? 2. He used not to go fishing with his friends. 2-2. Used he not to go fishing with his friends? 3. He usedn't to go fishing with his friends. 3-2. Usedn't he to ...
October 24, 2016

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1. He used to take a walk in the park, didn't he? 2. Didn't he used to take a walk? 3. Didn't he use to take a walk? 4. He used to take a walk in the park, usedn't he? 5. He used to take a walk in the park, usen't he? 6. Usedn't he to take a walk? 7. ...
October 24, 2016

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1. Half of the bananas are from Mexico. 2. Half of my time was spent in reading essays. 3. Half of these boxes have stones. 4. Half of the money doesn't belong to me. ---------------------------------- Would you check the sentences? Are they all grammatical? Thank you for ...
October 24, 2016

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1. Two-thirds of the apple is rotten. 2. Two-thirs of the apples are rotten. (Both are correct,right?0 3. Most of the books were his. 4. Most of the time was spent in reading. (Are both grammatical? Do we have to use 'in' before 'reading' in Sentence 4?) 5. The...
October 24, 2016

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1. Let's play tennis, shall we? 2. Let's not play tennis, shall we? 3. Let us play tennis, shall we? (Are the tag questions all grammatical?) 4. Have a cup of coffee, will you? 5. Have a cup of coffee, won't you? (Ae both okay? What is the difference between them?)
October 24, 2016

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1. You and Tom didn't attend the meeting, did you? 2. You, he and I are good friends, aren't we? 3. Tom and I are good students, aren't we? 4. Tom and Ted are good lawyers, aren't they? -------------------------------------- Are the tag questions all ...
October 24, 2016

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1. Had you better go at once? 2. Hadn't you better go at once? (Thank you. Are both OK?)
October 23, 2016

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Had you better go at once. (Can we use this sentence?)
October 23, 2016

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1. In 1963, how many percent of the skaters finished the race? 2. In 1963, how many percents of the skaters finished the race? 3. In 1963, how much percent of the skaters finished the race? 4. Only one percent of the skaters finished the race.(answer...
October 23, 2016

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1. How long did it take for him to finish the 200-kilometer course? 2. It took 6 hours and 49 minutes. 3. It took him 6 hours and 49 minutes. 4. It took 6 hours and 49 minutes for him. (Are the answers all correct?) 5. What was Henk Angenent's record? 6. He finished the ...
October 23, 2016

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1. This is the classroom in which I met her. 2. This is the playground at/on/in which I met her. 3. This is the coffee shop at/in which I met her. 4. This is the street in/on which I met her. ---------------------------------------- Can we use all the prepositions before '...
October 23, 2016

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Dongdo and Seodo are 151 meters away from each other. ................................. 1. 151: one hundred and fifty-one 2. 151: one hundred fifty-one 3. 151: one fifty-one (What is the common way of reading the number? Are all OK?)
October 23, 2016

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1. Only a part of story is true. 2. Only part of the story is true. 3. Dokdo was first recorded as part of Korea in the 500s. 4. Dokdo was first recorded as a part of Korea in the 500s. (Do we have to use 'a' before 'part'? Are both okay?)
October 23, 2016

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1. How many islands do you think Dokdo is made up of? 2. Do you think how many islands Dokdo is made up of? (Is #2 incorrect? Why is that?)
October 23, 2016

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1. Did you know? + Where did he go? 2. Did you know where he went? 3. Did you know where he had gone? (Which one is similat to #1?) 4. Do you know? + Can he play the guitar? 5. Do you know if he can play the guitar. (Are both the same?) 6. Do you think? He can play the guitar...
October 23, 2016

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1. I bought a ball-point pen at the stationery store. 2. I bought a ballpoint pen at the stationery store. 3. I bought a ball pen at the stationery store. 4. I bought a ballpen at the stationery store. 5. I bought a ball point at the stationery store. 6. I bought a ballpoint ...
October 22, 2016

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1. This is where I live. 2. Tell me where he lives. 3. Will you tell me why he was late. 4. Do you know how he solved the problem. 5. I remember when he arrived. ------------------------------ There are where, why, how, when in the sentences. Which ones are relative adverbs? ...
October 22, 2016

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1. Do you ask what it was? 2. Do you tell what it was? 3. Do you remember what it was? 4. What do you suppose it was? 5. What do you imagine it was? 6. What do you believe it was? ---------------------------------------- Are they all grammatical?
October 22, 2016

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1. Do you know? + Can he play the piano? 2. Do you know if/whether he can play the piano? 3. Do you think? + Is he still alive? 4. Do you think if he is still alive? * 4-1. If do you think he is still alvie? 5. Do you think he is still alive? =============================== ...
October 22, 2016

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