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September 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

English
1. He looked for a chair to sit on. 2. He looked for a chair which he could sit on. 3. He looked for a chair which he would sit on. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
November 26, 2014

English
1. Mr. Gates has four sons. One lives in Chicago, and the others live in L.A. 2. Mr. Gates has four sons. One lives in Chicago, and the rest live in L.A. 3. Mr. Gates has four sons. One lives in Chicago, and the rest lives in L.A. (Which ones are correct? are they the same in ...
November 26, 2014

English
1. However hot it is, he never turns on air conditioner to save electricity. 2. However hot it is, he never turns on the air conditioner to save electricity. 3. However hot it is, he never turns on an air conditioner to save electricity. 4. However hot it may be, he never ...
November 25, 2014

English
1. This book is worth reading. 2. It is worth to read this book. 3. This book is worth to read. 4. It is worth while to read this book. ------------------- Which ones are grammatical? Do we have other patterns using 'worth'?
November 25, 2014

English
1. They believe that Mary lives in Chicago. 2. Mary is believed to live in Chicago. -------- 3. They think that Mary lives in Chicago. 4. Mary is thought to live in Chicago. -------- 5. They know that Mary lives in Chicago. 6. Mary is known to live in Chicago. --------- 7. It ...
November 25, 2014

English
Is it because of the tense? #2 uses the past tense in the subordinate clause.
November 25, 2014

English
1. As I have seen the movie twice, I don't want to see the movie again. 2. As I saw the movie twice, I don't want to see the movie again. -------------------- Which sentence is grammatical?
November 25, 2014

English
1. Because the last bus had gone, we had to walk home. 2. Because the last bus went, we had to walk home. ------------------ Which one is correct?
November 25, 2014

English
Choose the statement which is not suitable for the passage above? 1. "I" didn't have breakfast. 2. "I" usually get up late. 3........ 4......... 5........ -------------------------- Why is the quotation mark is used as in "I"? What is the role...
November 24, 2014

English
thank you for your help. ------------------- I know a good Italian restaurant. It¡¯s not far from here, either. (In this sentence, "it" refers to "a good Chinese restaurant," isn't it? Does it have any difference from the first question?)
November 24, 2014

English
1. It is not far from here. 2. It takes three hours from here to the station by car. --------------------------- Does "it" in each sentence have the same function? Does the "two it's" have the same grammatical role?
November 24, 2014

English
I am capable of swimming in the sea. I am able to swim in the sea. I can swim in the sea. --------------------- Are they all the same and grammatical?
November 23, 2014

English
I skipped breakfast again. ----------------------- In normal speech, don't we pronounce 'ed' in 'skipped'?
November 23, 2014

English
1. Let me call roll to make sure you're all here. 2. Let's decide the turns first. Who would like to go first? 3. Could you please fetch it from the staff room? 4. Could you please fetch it from the teachers' room? 5. Could you please fetch it from the teacher'...
November 22, 2014

English
1. Kevin seems to have forgotten the appointment. 2. Kevin seems to have forgot the appointment. -------------- Which one is right? Do we have to use 'forgot' or 'forgotten'?
November 22, 2014

English
1. His failure is mainly due to his carelessness. 2. His failure is mainly because of his carelessness. 3. His failure is mainly owing to his carelessness. --------------------- Are they all the same and grammatical?
November 20, 2014

English
1. When there are no more trees, the land will become a desert. 2. When thre are not any more trees, the land will become a desert. 3. When there are not trees any more, the land will become a desert. ---------------- Are they all the same in meaning?
November 19, 2014

English
1. I cannot make sense of the letter. 2. I cannot understand the letter. ------------- Are both the same in meaning?
November 19, 2014

English
1. It'll take thirty minutes for her to get here. 2. It'll take her thirty minutes to get here. (Are both the same and grammatical?) 3. As it rained heavily, the playground is muddy now. 4. It having rained heavily, the playground is muddy now. (Are both the same?) 5. ...
November 19, 2014

English
1. It hardly rained last summer. 2. Hardly did it rain last summer. (Is #2 OK?) 3. Even if the sun were to rise in the west, I would not change my mind. 4.Were the sun to rise in the west, I would not change my mind. (Is #4 OK?)
November 19, 2014

English
1. He knows it's hard to stop junk food. 2. He knows it's hard to stop eating junk food. (Are both grammatical?)
November 18, 2014

English
PRINT AND BRING THIS COUPON IN Spend 20$ or more, you get 20% off 10/16/2010 only -------------------------- This is a part of an advertisement on the Internet. The expressions above is in a dotted box line. On the top in the middle of the dotted line, there is a scissor.What...
November 18, 2014

English
Why do you save money? 1. I save money to buy a fancy bike. 2. I save money to buy the MS Office program. 3. I save money to buy a Samsung galaxy 5. 4. I save money to please my parents, for they like me to save money. 5. I save money to buy a new coat. 6. I save money to ...
November 18, 2014

English
Why do you study English? 1. I study English to chat with foreigners. 2. I study English to get 100 points on the English test in the final exam. 3. I study English to read technical English books. 4.I study English to enter Cambridge University in the future. (Would you check...
November 18, 2014

English
1. Cleaning is good exercise, too. 2. Cleaning is a good exercise, too. --------------------- Do we have to use 'a' or not? Which one is correct? Are both correct?
November 17, 2014

English
1. What kind of mistakes is he making? 2. What kinds of mistakes is he making> 3. What kinds of mistake is he making? 4. What kind of mistake is he making? ------------------------- Which expressions are grammatical? Which one is commonly used?
November 17, 2014

English
1. I cannot but admire his courage. 2. I cannot help admiring his courage. 3. I cannot avoid admiring his courage. ------------------------- Are all the sentences grammatical? What is the meaning of 'but' in Sentence 1? Does 'help' in #2 mean 'avoid' in...
November 17, 2014

English
1. Don't use a cell phone while you are driving. 2. Don't use a cell phone while you drive. 3. Don't use a cell phone while driving. 4. Don't use a cell phone driving. ----------------------------- Which ones are grammatical? Does #3 mean #1 or #2?
November 17, 2014

English
1. Listening to loud music isn't good for your ears, either. 2. Also, listening to loud music isn't good for your ears. ------------ Are both the same in meaning?
November 16, 2014

English
1. The hospital is for certain people. 2. He has a certain problem. 3. He has a sure problem. 4. He is certain that the boy is diligent. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical? The meaning of 'certain' seems to be different. Does #2 mean #3? Is the ...
November 16, 2014

English
1. Don't touch. 2. Don't take pictures 3. Don't bring pets. 4. Don't bring/use _______________. 5. Don't use cellphones. --------------------- There are five kinds of signs. They are stop signs. There is a line from the top left to the bottom right. Are the...
November 16, 2014

English
1. I'm so happy with my job. 2. I'm so satisfied with my job. (Are both the same in meaning?) 3. We dress up and shout "Trick or Treat!" (What does "Trick or Treat" mean?) * If you don't treat me, I will play a trick on you. <= Is it the ...
November 15, 2014

English
1. Finally I could decide on my future job. 2. Finally I could decide my future job. -------------------- Are both grammatical? Do we have to use 'on'? Which one is commonly used?
November 15, 2014

English
1. finally I could decide on my future job. 2. Finally I could decide my future job. -------------------- Are both grammatical? Do we have to use 'on'? Which one is commonly used?
November 15, 2014

English
1. When everyting is ready, bring it to her bedroom carefully. 2. When everyting is ready, take it to her bedroom carefully. ----------------- Do we have to use 'bring' or 'take' in the sentence? Are both OK?
November 15, 2014

English
Give yoiur mother the day off on Mother's Day. Let your mother sleep in. --------------------- In the last sentence, what is the meaning of 'sleep in'?
November 15, 2014

English
1. Even if the sun were to rise in the west, I would never change my mind. 2. Even though the sun were to rise in the west, I would never change my mind. 3. Even if the sun were to rise in the west, I will never change my mind. 4. Even if the sun were to rise in the west, I ...
November 14, 2014

English
1. The hospital is for certain people. 2. He has a certain problem. 3. He has a sure problem. 4. He is certain that the boy is diligent. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical? The meaning of 'certain' seems to be different. Does #2 mean #3? Is the meaning...
November 14, 2014

English
1. Tired, he went to bed earlier. 2. Being tired, he went to bed earlier. 3. As he was tired, he went to bed earlier. (Are they all grammatical?) 4. As it was sunny, we went on a picnic. 5. It being sunny, we went on a picnic. 6. It sunny, we went on a picnic. (Are the three ...
November 14, 2014

English
Give your mom a day off. ------------------------- In this sentence,is 'a day off' a noun phrase? Or is 'a day off' is made up of an article, a noun and an adverb?
November 14, 2014

English
1. Sister gave me a pen. 2. My sister gave me a pen. 3. Brother handed me a dictionary. 4. My brother handed me a dictionary. ------------------ Do we have to add 'My' before 'sister' and 'brother'? Or are they all grammatical?
November 13, 2014

English
1. The kids are excited about seeing their favorite soccer players. 2. The kids are excited about having seen their favorite soccer players. --------------------------------- Question about Sentence 1: Are the kids looking at the players now? Or are the kids going to see the ...
November 13, 2014

English
5. I found the boys exciting. 6. I found theat the boys were exciting. ---------------- Thank you. I think #5 can be changed into #6. Because the boys were humorous, they were make\ing others feel fun, In that case, #5 is correct.
November 13, 2014

English
1. I found the film exciting. 2. I found that the film was exciting. 3. I found the boys excited. 4. I found that the boys were excited. 5. I found the boys exciting. ------------------ Is each pair grammatical and the same? What about the last sentence, #5? Is Sentence 5 ...
November 13, 2014

English
1. A box of chocolates was given to me by Bill. 2. A box of chocolates were given to me by Bill. 3. A box of chocolates was given me by Bill. 4. A box of chocolates were given me by Bill. ------------------- Which ones are grammatical?
November 13, 2014

English
She didn't give up and went to see a famous Chinese general, the head of another flight school. -------------------------- Instead of 'head,' can we use 'principal'? Or can we use some other similar expressions?
November 12, 2014

English
1. She tried a few flight schools in china becase she wanted to be a pilot. 2. She applied for a few flight schools in china becase she wanted to be a pilot. ---------------------- Does 'tried' mean 'applied for'? Or do you have some other expressions similar ...
November 12, 2014

English
1. In 1924, she finally entered flight school. 2. In 1924, she finally entered the flight school. 3. In 1924, she finally entered a flight school. ----------- Which one is grammatical or commonly used?
November 11, 2014

English
1. The Japanese police wants to arrest the woman. 2. The Japanese police want to arrest the woman. ---------------------------- Do we have to use 'wants' or 'want' in the sentence?
November 11, 2014

English
Thank you for your help. 1. He said to me,"Where do you live?" (is this expressions wrong?)
November 11, 2014

English
1. He said to me,"Where do you live?" 2. He asked me where I lived. 3. He said, "Where is the key?" 4. He asked where the key was. (Is #4 grammatical?)
November 11, 2014

English
A: Well, I can't exchange goods without a receipt. B: Look -- this is the right box but the wrong CD. All I want is the right CD. ---------------- What is the function (role) of the dash(--) in the sentence?
November 11, 2014

English
1. People attached small bags to a belt. 2. People tied this belt around the waist. 3. People sewed pockets into clothes. ----------- Are the sentences grammatical?
November 11, 2014

English
I found the wrong CD inside -------------------------- What is the part of speech of 'inside'? Is 'inside' and adverb modifying 'found' or an adjective modifying 'CD'? Thank you for your help.
November 11, 2014

English
1. It is a surprising event. 2. Look at the surprised boys. 3. He is surprising to us all because he always makes us surprised. 4. He was surprised at the news. 5. The news surprised him. 6. The news were surprising to him. --------------- Are they all grammatical?
November 10, 2014

English
Why do you want to be a fashion designer? 1. I like making clothes. 2. I'm interested in making clothes. 3. I'm interested in designing clothes. -------------------- Are the answers suitable? Do you have some other suitable answers?
November 10, 2014

English
When this happens, your skin will produce more oil, and that will cause even more acne. ----------------------- Can we use 'oil' in the sentence? Does 'oil' mean 'sebum'? Do we have to use 'sebum'?
November 10, 2014

English
He was lucky enoough to win the playoff tickets. ------------------ Q: Why do you use 'off' in 'playoff'? Is 'off' used as 'end'?
November 10, 2014

English
1. When she was young, she had a dream. 2. When young, she had a dream. 3. When being young, she had a dream. 4. Being young, she had a dream. 5. Young, she had a dream. 6. When young, she had dream. ------------------------ Which ones' are grammatical? Are all acceptable ...
November 9, 2014

English
We sometimes find that we sit in front of a TV set without thinking anything. It is very important for us to select good TV programs. We must try to make the best use of it. ----- Thank you for yoiur help.
November 9, 2014

English
We sometimes find that we sit in front of a TV set without thinking anything. It is very important for us to select good TV programs. We must try to make the vest use of it. ------------------------ What does the word 'it' in the last sentence refer to? (Before this ...
November 9, 2014

English
I can't walk anymore. Then James said, "Come on!" We're almost at the top. ------------------ In the passage, what is the meaning of 'Come on!'?
November 9, 2014

English
He is proud that he is rich. ----------------- What is the part of speech of 'that he is rich'? Is it an adverbial clasue? Or is 'of' omitted before 'that'?
November 8, 2014

English
1. You would rather not drive this afternoon. 2. You had better not drive this afternoon. -------------------- Which expression is right? are both right? Then what is the difference between them? ==================== 3. You would rather stay at home than go out. 4. You had ...
November 7, 2014

English
1. He refused to help me. 2. He rejected to help me. 3. He dislikes to help me. 4. He refused helping me. 5. He rejected helping me. 6. He dislikes helping me. -------------------- Which expressions do we have to use? The verbs, reject and refuse take 'to infinitive' ...
November 7, 2014

English
1. I don't wash my hands often. 2. I often don't wash my hands. 3. I don't often wash my hands. (Which one is grammatical?)
November 7, 2014

English
1. We asked 100 students "What kind of exercise do you do?" 2. We asked 100 students "What kind of exercise do you take?" 3. We asked 100 students "What kinds of exercises do you do?" 4. We asked 100 students "What kinds of exercises do you ...
November 7, 2014

English
1. She has glasses whose arms are broken. 2. She is holding glasses whose arms are broken. 3. She is wearing glasses whose arms are broken. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
November 6, 2014

English
1. Shall we go where there is a shop? 2. We can get where there is water. 3. We have to walk where we can take a rest. 4. We drove where we can see many kinds of trees. ---------------- Are the sentences all grammatical? Would you correct errors? Thank you.
November 5, 2014

English
1. If it had not been for your call, I would have been late for school. 2. But for/Without your call, I would have been late for school. 3. Had it not been for your call, I would have been late for school. 4. If you had not called me, I would have been late for school...
November 5, 2014

English
1. I left my cell phone at home, and suddenly I realized it. 2. Suddenly I realized that I had left my cell phone at home. ----------------- Does #1 mean #2? Are the tenses used in each sentence grammatical?
November 5, 2014

English
1. He is an actor. 2. She is an actor. 3. She is an actress. --------------------------- Is Sentence 2 grammatical?
November 5, 2014

English
1. Our lives would be different without energy. 2. Our lives would be different if we didn't have energy. 3. Our lives would be different if there were no energy. ---------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 and #3? Are they the same in meaning and grammatical?
November 4, 2014

English
But they are not the only helper animals. There are also guide horses. ------------------ In the second sentence, what is the meaning of 'guide'?
November 4, 2014

English
happy123 at hmail dot com --------------- How do you read this? happy one two three at h mail dot com (is this right?)
November 4, 2014

English
1. Everyone wants to be in good health. 2. Everyone wants to be very healthy. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2? What other expressions can we use instead of Sentence 1?
November 4, 2014

English
1. Some cells change chemical energy into electric energy. 2. Some cells change chemical energy into electrical energy. ----------------- Do we have to use electric or electrical?
November 4, 2014

English
1. You will soon be friends with him. 2. You will soon make friends with him. -------------- Are both grammatical? Is there any difference between them?
November 4, 2014

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