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May 26, 2016

Posts by rfvv

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English
1. to avoid doing or having something 2. avoid doing or having something =================== It is the definition of 'skip.' Why is 'to' put before 'avoid'? Can't we use #2 as the definition of 'skip'?
December 27, 2015

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Thank you. e.g. I don't like that restaurant because it's too noisy. (In this sentence, 'it' refers to 'that restaurant.' Am I right?) e.g. There must be a fight going on outside. It is way too noisy. (In this sentence, does 'it' refer to 'a...
December 25, 2015

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As it is too noisy, I can't hear you. ================== In this sentence, what does 'it' refer to?•English - Ms. Sue, Friday, December 25, 2015 at 5:45pm In this kind of construction, "it" represents an understood concept. Wherever the speaker may ...
December 25, 2015

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(They are talking on the phone) A: You have turned up the radio. As it's too noisy, I can't hear you. B: Sorry, I will turn down the radio. ----------------------------- In this short dialogue, doesn't "it" in "it's too noisy" refer to "...
December 25, 2015

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1. I will be busy that day. 2. I will be busy on that day. (Which one is right?) 3. I met the man that Saturday. 4. I met the man on that Saturday. (Which one is right?)
December 25, 2015

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1. I was angry that the door was locked. 2. I was angry the door was locked. 3. I was angry because the door was locked. =================== Can we omit 'that' as in #2? Does #1 mean #3? In Sentence 1, Is "that the ...' an adverbial clause?
December 25, 2015

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1. Until I missed him very much, I called him. 2. Until I missed him very much, I had called him. (Which one is grammatical?) 3. That I missed her very much was real. 4. It was real that I missed her so much. (Are both grammatical?) 5. I was so tired, so I stayed in bed until ...
December 25, 2015

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As it is too noisy, I can't hear you. ================== In this sentence, what does 'it' refer to?
December 25, 2015

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1. According to a study, students who eat breakfast do better in the classroom. 2. According to a research, students who eat breakfast do better in the classroom. ============ Are both OK? Does 'study' in #1 mean 'research' in #2? Do we have to put 'a' ...
December 24, 2015

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Also, if you skip breakfast, you'll eat more later. ============== What is the part of speech of 'more'? Is 'more' a noun or an adverb?
December 24, 2015

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This morning I finally said to Mom, "Please come to the game this Saturday. It's the first play-off game, and I'll be the catcher." But Mom said, "Well... I'd like to, but I'll be busy that day. Maybe next time, Sangho." I'm disappointed...
December 23, 2015

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1. Tom is abler than Bill. 2. Tom is even abler than Bill. ============= Are the sentences grammatical?
December 22, 2015

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1. He got three times as much money as I. 2. He earned/made three times as much money as I. 3. He has got three times as much money as I. 4. He had three times as much money as I. ================== What is the meaning of Sentence 1? Is there any similar sentence among ...
December 22, 2015

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Tuesday, December 22nd, Fine, 2015 I got up early in the morning. Because I had to go to school, I washed my face quickly and drank warm water. Then with my school bag on my back, I went out. The bus stop is not far away from my apartment. However I had to walk to the bus stop...
December 22, 2015

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1. The man is twice as tall as Bill. 2. The man is twice taller than Bill. (Are both the same and grammatical?) 3. This T-shirt costs twice as much as that one. 4. This T-shirt costs twice more than that one. (Are both the same and grammatical?)
December 22, 2015

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1. He was surprised she came at all. 2. He was surprised that she came at all. 3. He was surprised because she came at all. 4. He was surprised when she came at all. 5. He was surprised she came after all. ======================= Q1: Does #1 mean #2? Are they all grammatical? ...
December 19, 2015

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Posted by rfvv on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 12:10am. 1. I didn't eat apples or pears. 2. I didn't eat apples and pears. ================ #1 mean "I didn't eat apples. I didn't eat eat pears, either." Am I right? Then, what about #2? What does #2 ...
December 19, 2015

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1. She was drying her hair with the hair drier. 2. Dry your body with this big towel. 3. After bath, you need to keep your body dry not to catch a cold. 4. Study hard, and you will get high scores. 5.Practice ping-pong hard, or you will lose the game. 6. Work hard, and you ...
December 19, 2015

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1. i didn't eat applea or pears. 2. i didn't eat applea and pears. ================ #1 mean "I didn't eat apples. I didn't eat eat pears, either." Am I right? Then, what about #2? What does #2 mean in the following three sentences? Or would you ...
December 19, 2015

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1. I leave in a day or so. 2. I leave about in a day. 3. I leave around in a day. 4. I leave roughly in a day. 5. I leave approximately in a day. ======================== Are they they same in meaning? Do we have some other expressions which mean 'about' as in the ...
December 18, 2015

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1. thirty six point five degrees Celsius 2. thirty-six point five degrees Celsius ========================== Q1. Which one is right? Q2. In which case do put a hyphen(-) between numbers?
December 18, 2015

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Dr. Green Dr. Brown Dr. White Dr. Black ================ Can they be used all? What about other colors? Can other colors be used as a family name such as Yellow and Pink...etc.?
December 18, 2015

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1. Put the turtle in the sun more often, and she'll get better soon! 2. Put the turtle in the sun oftener, and she'll get better soon! =========== Q1: Which one is right, #1 or #2? Do we have to use 'more often' or 'oftener'? Q2:Is 'better' the ...
December 18, 2015

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1. You will get paid according to your working hours. 2. You will get paid according as you work. 3. You will feel better according to the playing ping-pong time. 4. You will feel better according as you play play ping-pong. (Are they all grammatical? Would you correct the ...
December 17, 2015

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1. The turtle doesn't move or eat at all. 2. The turtle doesn't move and eat at all. (What is the difference between the two sentences?)
December 17, 2015

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1. His method is simpler than the previous method. 1-2. His rule is much simpler than Ted's rule. 2. He is more active than Tom. 2-2. The girl is more lovable than Emily. 2-3. He is more tiresome than the boss. 2-4. He is tiresomer than the boss. 3. He is the wisest boy of...
December 16, 2015

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1. If you do it at all, do it well. (What is the meaning of 'at all' here?) 2. Do you believe it at all? (What is the meaning of 'at all' here?) 3. I don't know him at all. (What is the meaning of 'at all' here?)
December 11, 2015

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A:Sarah, have you had bibimbap before? B:No, I haven't. A: How about bulgogi? B:___________________ 1. I haven't had it, either. 2. Neither have I. 3. Nor have I. 4. Me, neither. =================== Can we use the expressions for the blank? Do you have some more ...
December 11, 2015

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1. Each woman is carrying her own bag. 2. Each woman has her own bag. 3. Each woman is moving her own back (to a place). ============== Does #1 mean #2 or #3? The expression 'is carrying' represent 'the state.' Am I right? Action of State?
December 11, 2015

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1. His face broke out in pimples. 2. His face broke out in acne. 3. His face is full of pimples. ================= Are they all the same in meaning?
December 9, 2015

health
What is soda or soda pop? Is coke soda? What other drinks is soda? Could you mame them?
December 8, 2015

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1. Why don't we go to a movie? (In this sentence, does 'movie' mean 'movie theater' or 'motion picture'? 2. Why don't we go to the movies? (In this sentence, does 'movies' mean 'movie theaters' or 'motion pictures'?)
December 8, 2015

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1. The tree with deep roots is not shaken by wind. 2. The tree with deep roots is not shaken by the wind. ============= Which one is right? Do we have to put 'the' before 'wind'?
December 8, 2015

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1. I don't play computer games much. 2. I don't play computer games a lot. 3. I don't play computer games more than my brother. 4. I don't play computer games as much as my brother. 5. I don't play computer games less than my brother. 6. I play computer ...
December 8, 2015

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1. He touched me on the shoulder. 2. He hit me on the head. 3. He beat me on the back. 4. He looked me in the face. 5. He looked me in the eyes. 6. He looked me in the mouth. 7. He took me by the hand. 8. He caught me by the leg. 9. He grasped me by the neck. =========== Are ...
December 8, 2015

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I don't feel well. I think I have a fever. - Oh, no. Hope you get better soon. ============== In this dialogue, the subject "I" is missing before "Hope." Is this pattern common in everyday life?
December 8, 2015

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1. Boys often have trouble focusing in class. 2. Boys often have trouble focusing on class. 3. Boys often have trouble focusing on teaching in class. ========================== Q1: Which one is grammatical? Q2: Does #1 mean #3?
December 8, 2015

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1. People were excited by UFO appearing in the sky. 2. People were excited by UFO which appeared in the sky. ======== Does #1 mean #2?
December 8, 2015

English
The normal temperature of the human body is 36.5C. ============ 1. thirty two degrees point Celsius 2. thirty-two degrees point Celsius (Which one is correct? When do we use the hyphen '-'?)
December 7, 2015

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1. Can I go home a little early? 2. Can I go home kind of early? 3. Can I go home rather early? 4. Can I go home somewhat early? ========== Are they all the same? Which ones are commonly used?
December 7, 2015

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1. National flags stand for the spirits of each country. 2. National flags stand for the spirit of each country. =============== Which one is right, spirit or spirits?
December 6, 2015

English
1. He set the table for dinner. (Does 'for dinner' modify 'the table' or 'set'?)
December 6, 2015

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1. I set the alarm for 5:30 every morning. 2. I set the alarm clock for 5:30 every morning. 3. I set the alarm to 5:30 every morning. (Which one is right? Can we use all of them?) 4. The sun is setting in the west. 5. He set the table for dinner. 6. He set the stroke rate. 7. ...
December 6, 2015

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1. Tom has taken some time off focusing on developing her own collection of artwork. 2. Tom has taken some time off to focus on developing her own collection of artwork. =============== Which one is grammatical? What is the difference between 'focusing' and 'to ...
December 5, 2015

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1. I called at his house. 2. I visited his house. 3. I called on one of my friends. 4. I dropped by the bank to make a savings deposit. 5. I dropped by the bank to make a savings account. ======================== Are they all grammatical? What about #4 and #5? Which one is ...
December 4, 2015

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He ran for class leader/president. He ran for a class leader/president. He ran for the class leader/president. ==================== Q1: Which expressions are right? Do we have to put an article before 'class leader'? Q2: Which one is better, class leader or class ...
December 4, 2015

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1. He went for a drive. 2. He went for a swim. 3. He went for a bathe. 4. He went for a bath. 5. He went for a skate. 6. He went for a ski. 7. He went for a jog. 8. He went for a walk. 9. He went for a run. 10. He went for a rock climbing. 10-2. He went for a mountain climbing...
December 4, 2015

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1. How many people are there on a team? 2. How many people are there in a team? ============= Do we have to use 'on' or 'in'? Are both OK? What is the difference in meaning between them?
December 4, 2015

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1. Ever since he was a baby, he suffered from a serious illness. 2. Ever since he was a baby, he has suffered from a serious illness. ============= Which one is correct? Are both grammatical? Then what is the difference in meaning between them? The difference between '...
December 3, 2015

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What is the use of the bear box? 1. It is for keeping travelers' food safe. 2. It is used for keeping travels' food safe. 3. It is for storing travelers' food. 4. It is for putting travelers' food. 5. It is for putting all their food in. (Are they all correct ...
December 3, 2015

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1. She was fortunate in that she had friends to help her. 2. She was fortunate now that she had friends to help her. 3. She was fortunate now that she had friends to help her. 4. She was fortunate because she had friends to help her. ================== Does 'in that' ...
December 2, 2015

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If you want to answer my questions, put up your hands....(one question)..(A boy answers the question, but not in a complete form....) 1. Try to answer the question in a full sentence/form. 2. You should answer the question in full sentences/forms. 3. Answer the question in a ...
December 2, 2015

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1. This is the hospital. He was born in the hospital. 2. This is the hospital where/that he was born. 3. This is the hospital he was born. 4. This is the hospital in which he was born. (Are they all grammatical? Can we use both 'at' and 'in' before 'the ...
December 2, 2015

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1. He spent two weeks in hospital. 2. He spent two weeks in the hospital. (Are both the same in meaning?) 3. He has spent two weeks in hospital. 4. He has spent two weeks in the hospital. (Are both the same in meaning?) 5. He has been in hospital for two weeks. 6. He has been ...
December 2, 2015

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Why don't we go to the park together? 1. I don't feel like it. 2. I'm sorry,but I can't. 3. I'm sorry I can't. 4. Sorry I can't. 5. Sorry, but I can't. 6. I'm afraid I can't. 7. I'm afraid, but I can't. 8. Afraid I can't. 9. ...
December 2, 2015

English
Posted by rfvv on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 5:45pm. All the eight rowers face backward, but the cox faces forward. ======================= What is the part of speech of 'backward' and 'forward'? Are they nouns or adverbs?•English - Anonymous, Sunday, ...
December 2, 2015

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1. This is the time when a woman can also be the cox. 2. This is the place where a woman can also be the cox. 3. This is the reason why a woman can also be the cox. 4. This is what I want to buy. 4-1. This is the thing which I want to buy. =============== Q1: Are they all ...
December 2, 2015

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1. Are you busy today? 2. Not really. ======= #2 is the answer to #1? What is the full form of #2? 2-1. I'm not really busy today.
December 2, 2015

English
1. Which sports club are you in? 2. I am in the ping-pong club. 3. Which sports club are you on? 4. I am on the ping-pong club. ====================== Which expressions are correct? In this case, do we have to use 'in' or 'on'? Are both prepositions OK?
December 2, 2015

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Why do you like playing badminton? 1. Because I want to be healthy. 2. I want to stay healthy. 3. To remain healthy. (Are all the answers grammatical?) 4. I want to be healthy. 5. I want to stay healthy. 6. I want to remain healthy. 7. I want to keep healthy. (Which ...
December 2, 2015

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Fifty states make up the U.S.A. 1. The U.S.A is made up by fifty states. 2. The U.S.A. is make up of fifty states. ============ Q1: Which one is the passive sentence of the first sentence? Q2: Are both grammatical? What is the difference between them in meaning?
December 1, 2015

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Thank you very much for your help.... ................................ 1. Why don't we go to the movies this evening? 2. Why don't we go to see a movie this evening? 3. Why don't we go to a movie this evening? 4. Why don't we go to see the movie this evening? 5...
December 1, 2015

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1. Each of the dogs has its own house. 2. Each dog has its own house. 3. Each of dogs has its own house. 4. Each of my dogs has its own house. 5. Each of these dogs has its own house. ========================== Are they all grammatical? Is #3 OK?
December 1, 2015

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1. How about going to see a movie? 2. Why don't we go to see a movie? 3. Why not go to see a movie? 4. Shall we go to see a movie? 5. What do you say to seeing a movie? 6. Let's go to see a movie. 7. Why don't you go to see a movie? ================ Are they all ...
December 1, 2015

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1.I'm sorry to hear that. 2. That's too bad. 3. What a pity! 4. What a shame! 5. That's a pity. 6. That's a shame. ============== Are they all the same in meaning? Which ones are commonly used?
December 1, 2015

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I don't like pears. 1. Neither do I. 2. Nor do I. 3. Me, neither. 4. I don't like pears, either. I like pears. 5. So do I. 6. Me, too. 7. I like pears, too. ========== Are the answers all grammatical? Can you see any awkward answers?
December 1, 2015

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1. If you answer the question right, you will get a point card. 2. If your answer is right, I will give you a point card. 3. If you say the correct answer, you will receive a point card. 4. If you respond to the question right, you will get a point card. 5. If your response to...
December 1, 2015

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1. What day is July 22? - It is Sunday. 2. What day is on July 22? - It is Sunday. ============== Which one is right? 3. On July 22, Sunday, what did they do? 4. On Sunday, July 22, what did they do? 5. On July 22, on Sunday, what did they do? 6. On Sunday, on July 22, what ...
December 1, 2015

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1. He caught a big fish, but he put it back. 2. He caught a big fish and he put it back. 3. He caught a big fish and put it back. ============ Can we use both 'and' and 'but'? Which one is common?
December 1, 2015

English
Thank you for your help. What about 'across'? 3. He skipped stones across the lake.
November 30, 2015

English
1. He skipped stones over the lake. 2. He skipped stones on the lake. ============ When the stones are jumpping on the surface of the water, what preposition can we use?
November 30, 2015

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1. He is an early bird. 2. He is a morning person. (Are both the same in meaing, right?) 3. She is a late bird. 4. She is an evening person. 5. She is a night person. (What about these sentences? Can they be the opposite of #1 or #2? Do you have some other expressions?)
November 30, 2015

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1. She works as a cleaner in/at a hospital. (Which preposition do I have to use?) 2. She spent two weeks in hospital/ in the hospital. (Are both OK? Do you use 'in hospital' in th UK? Do you use 'in the hospital' in the USA?) 3. I had to go to hospital. 4. I ...
November 30, 2015

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1. The Beatles is the most famous band in the world. 2. The Beatles were not happy at all. ================= Are both grammatical? In Sentence 1, the singular verb 'is' is used. In Sentence 2, the plural verb 'were' is used.
November 30, 2015

English
1. Don't hang up the phone. 2. Don't hang up on me. 3. Hold on the phone. 4. Hold on the telephone. ============= Are they all grammatical?
November 30, 2015

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1. He broke his legs, and he's at the hospital now. 2. He broke his legs, and he's at hospital now. 3. The boys are playing at the hospital. 4. The boys are playing at hospital. ======================== I changed 'in' into 'at.' Which ones are correct? ...
November 27, 2015

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1. He broke his legs, and he's in the hospital now. 2. He broke his legs, and he's in hospital now. 3. The boys are playing in the hospital. 4. The boys are playing in hospital. ======================== Which ones are correct? What is the difference between them?
November 27, 2015

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1. I like pears. - Me, too. - Me too. - I like pears, too. 2. I don't like pears. - Me, neither. - Me neither. - I don't like pears, either. ================= Are the answers all grammatical? Do you have some more common answers? Do we have to put commas after 'Me...
November 26, 2015

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3. I didn't see the movie Star Wars. - Me neither. - I saw the movie. It was great. - Really? Everyone in my clas saw the movie. You have to see it. It's great. - You don't need to see the movie. It's not so good. - I saw the movie with my family last week. - I...
November 26, 2015

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1. I have a lot of work to do. - Why don't you ask your brother to help you? - You should ask your brother to help you. - So you can't go out to play soccer, can you? - (Somethine else) 2. I am going to Vietnam this winter. - Really? Congratulations! - Good for you! - ...
November 26, 2015

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1. It was close to 1:15 a.m. 2. It was near 1:15 a.m. 3. It was about 1:15 a.m. 4. It was around 1:15 a.m. 5. It was roughly 1:15 a.m. 6. It was approximately 1:15 a.m. ================= Are they all grammatical and do they have the same meaning?
November 25, 2015

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1. The house is close to the river. 2. The house is near the river. 3. the house is by the river. 4. The house is next to the river. ====== Are they all the same and grammatical? Do we have some more similar expressions?
November 25, 2015

English
Is your house close to your work? ============ What is the part of speech of 'close' here? An adjective or an adverb?
November 25, 2015

English
1. I am too tired to focus on the teaching. I am too tired to do the laundry. I am too tired to mop the floor. I am too tired to iron my uniform. I am too tired to clean the living room. I am too tired to arrange the things in the living room. 2. I am too young to use the ...
November 25, 2015

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1. This summer, what did Hajun do? He went camping with his friend John¡¯s family. 2. Where did they go? They went to Yosemite National Park. 3. What is Yosemite famous for? It is famous for its natural wonders. 4. On July 20, what did they do? They arrived at ...
November 25, 2015

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1. Pan often hid behind the trees in a dark corner. 2. He often hid behind a chair in the room. =========== What does 'in a dark corner" modify in #1? What does 'in the room' modify in #2?
November 24, 2015

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1. He admitted cheating on the test. 2. He admitted having cheated on the test. =========== Which one is grammatical?
November 24, 2015

English
1. What do you think it is? I think it is a duck. No, I don't think so. I thinks it is a chick. I don't agree with you. I think it is a rabbit. I think you can regard it as a duck, a rabbit or a chick. 2. What do you think it is? (Pointing to a photo on the right.) I ...
November 24, 2015

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Joseph ======== In this name, is 's' pronounced [s] or [z]? Are both OK?
November 24, 2015

English
Q: Is Mattie the petname of Matthew?
November 24, 2015

English
Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek ============= Matthew => first name Joseph Thaddeus => middle name Stepanek => last name (Is my explanation correct? Why are there two words in the middle name?)
November 24, 2015

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Thnak you. I found the answer on the Internet. ============ Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek (July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004), known as Mattie J.T. Stepanek, was an American poet who published five best-selling books of poetry.[1] Before his death (at the age of 13) he had...
November 24, 2015

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Mattie J.T. Stepanek ==================== I think J.T. is Mattie's middle name? Would you let me know the full form of "J.T."?
November 24, 2015

English
"Hopeful" is a little hard to pronounce. Would you let me know how to pronounce 'hopeful' naturally in detail?
November 24, 2015

English
1. I hope he gets well soon. 2. I hope he gets better soon. 3. I hope he will get well soon. 4. I hope he will get better soon. 5. I hope for him to get well soon. ======== Are they all grammatical and have the same meaning? Which ones are commonly used? What about #5? Is #5 ...
November 24, 2015

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1. I hope he gets well soon. 2. I hope he gets better soon. 3. I hope he will get well sone. 4. I hope he will get better soon. 5. I hope for him to get well soon. ======== Are they all grammatical and have the same meaning? Which ones are commonly used? What about #5? Is #5 ...
November 24, 2015

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My address is 34 Park Ave., New York ================== Is the expression above is right? How do you say "Ave." 1. [..vnju] 2. [..vnu] 3. [..v]
November 21, 2015

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1. A champion is a rich person who helps people in need. 2. A champion is a farmer who grows fresh fruit and vegetables. 3. A champion is a mother who devotes herself to caring for kids. 4. A champion is a fire fighter who does his best to extinguish the fire. 5. A champion is...
November 20, 2015

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1. He lived a happy life. 2. He lived happily. 3. He lived a long life. 4. He lived long/longly. 5. He lived a short life. 6. He lived shortly. ============= #1 mean #2,right? What about the other set?
November 20, 2015

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1. He appeared on the stage. 2. He disappeared from the stage. 3. He disappeared on the stage. ======== What is the opposite expression of #1?
November 20, 2015

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