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December 5, 2016

Posts by rfvv

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1. My brother is in the library, reading a book. 2. My brother is in the library, reading books. 3. My brother is in the library, reading one book. ----------------------------------- What is the difference between #1 and #2? Does #1 mean #3? Or Is 'a book' in generic ...
September 16, 2016

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There are some pairs which are composed of a picture and a sentence with a blank. Correspond seems to be 'to be suitable.'
September 16, 2016

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1. Complete the sentences to correspond with each other. 2. Complete the sentences which correspond with each other. 3. Complete the sentences corresponding with each other. 4. Complete the sentences so as to correspond with each other. 5. Complete the sentences so that the ...
September 16, 2016

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1. I regretted not going abroad. = I regretted that I hadn't gone abroad. (Are both the same?) 2. I regretted to go abroad. = I regretted that I would go abroad. ( Are both the same?)
September 16, 2016

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1. This morning, I walked to school, feeling embarrassed. 2. While, this morning, I walked to school, I felt embarrassed. 3. While I walked to school, I felt embarrassed this morning. 4. This morning, while I walked to school, I felt embarrassed. ===================== Which ...
September 16, 2016

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1. It is no use crying over spilt milk. (Does 'it' refer to 'crying ....'?) 2. Walking alone at night is dangerous. 3. It is dangerous to walk alone at night. 4. It is dangerous walking alone at night. (Are the three sentences the same? Which one is commonly ...
September 15, 2016

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1. Which street food do you like most among (the) four street food(s)? - I like fruit sticks the most because they are delicious and nutritious. (Do we have to use the definite article? Do we have to use 'food' or 'foods' here?) 2. We have talked about street ...
September 13, 2016

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1. When he was in the living room, he started to watch TV. 2. Being in the living room, he started to watch TV. 3. In the living room, he started to watch TV. (Are the three sentences the same? Can we use that way? If we delete 'Being,' we can get #3. Does #2 mean #3?)
September 12, 2016

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1. While they made fun of my pose, some students posted a lot of unkind comments. 2. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments while they made fun of my pose, ------------------------------------- Thank you for your help. Are both the same in meaning...
September 12, 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 ...
September 11, 2016

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1. You can take every my book. 2. You can take every book of mine. 3. You can take all my books. (Which ones are correct? Are they all the same in meaning?)
September 11, 2016

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1. He is a my friend. (X) 2. He is a friend of mine.(O) (Does 'mine' refers to 'my friends'?) 3. Look at my that book. (X) 4. Look at that book of mine. (o) (Does 'mine' refer to 'my books'? 5. They are some my books. 6. They are some books of ...
September 11, 2016

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1. Though the baby was left alone, she didn¡¯t cry. 2. Left alone, the baby didn't cry. ====================================== Can #1 be changed into #2? In #1, the baby was a girl, but in #2, we cannot know the gender of the baby. In this case, what is the ...
September 10, 2016

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1. I called Emily, walking along the river. 2. I called Emily while I was walking along the river. 3. I called Emily, and she(=Emily) was walking along the river. 4. I called Emily, and I was walking along the river. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2, 3, or 4? Which one ...
September 10, 2016

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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 Alabama with my banjo on my knee. 2. Are you crying now? ...
September 9, 2016

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1. Because he had no money, I lent him some money. 2. He having no money, I lent him some money. (Are both the same? Can we use #2?) 3. Because Dave was hungry, I gave him some bread. 4. Dave being hungry, I gave him some bread. 5. Dave hungry, I gave him some bread. (Are they...
September 9, 2016

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1. Oh, Susanna Oh, I came from Alabama with my banjo on my knee, --------------------------------------- 2. Oh, Susanna Oh, I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee, ================================ There seem to be many versions for the famous song "Oh, susanna."...
September 9, 2016

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1. If the weather permits, I'll go camping. 2. If weather permits, I'll go camping. 3. The weather permitting, I'll go camping. 4. Weather permitting, I'll go camping. --------------- Do we have to use 'the' or not in the sentences? Which ones are ...
September 7, 2016

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1. Because she knows the fact, she will not invite him. 2. Knowing the fact, she will not invite him. 3. Having known the fact, she will not invite him. (Which one is similar to #1? #1 can be changed into #2, right? What about #3?) 4. Because she knew the fact, she will not ...
September 7, 2016

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1. When I came home, I saw a stranger near my house. 2. When I was coming home, I saw a stranger near my house. ================================= Q1: Which one is a common expression? Q2: What does 'near my house' modify? Does it modify 'a stranger' or the verb...
September 7, 2016

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(I corrected one spelling error.) 1. Being tired, he went to bed early. 2. Tired, he went to bed early. 3. Being strong, he could lift the box. 4. Strong, he could lift the box. 5. Being left alone, the baby began to cry. 6. Left alone, the baby began to cry. 7. It being fine...
September 6, 2016

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1. Being tired, he went to bed early. 2. Tired, he went to bed early. 3. Being strong, he could lift the box. 4. Strong, he could lift the box. 5. Being left along, the baby began to cry. 6. Left alone, the baby began to cry. 7. It being fine, he went out for a walk. 8. It ...
September 6, 2016

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1. He uploaded the file on Youtube. 2. He uploaded the file onto Youtube. 3. He uploaded the file to Youtube. 4. He uploaded the file on the website. 5. He uploaded the file onto the website. 6. He uploaded the file to the website. ======================== Are they all ...
September 6, 2016

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1. I bought the book, which was good to use. 2. I bought the book, and it was good to use. 3. I bought the book, being good to use. ------------------------- What about this one? Is #3 grammatical? ==================================== 4. He hit the ball, and it flew up. 5. He ...
September 6, 2016

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1. He lent me a book, which interested me very much. 2. He lent me a book, and it interested me very much. 3. He lent me a book, interesting me very much -------------------------------- Can #2 be changed into #3? Are they all grammatical and the same in meaning...
September 6, 2016

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1. Show me that you have in your pocket. 2. Show me that you have a lot of money in your pocket. 3. Show me what you have in your pocket. 4. Show me what you have a lot of money in your pocket. ------------------- #1 i swrong. Is #2 grammatical? #3 is right? #4 is wrong.. Is ...
September 6, 2016

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1. I can't believe that he said. 2. I can't believe that he said yes. 3. I can't believe what he said. 4. I can't believe what he said yes. ------------------------------------ #2 and #3 is right. The others are ungrammatical? Is that right?
September 6, 2016

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1. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, making fun of my pose. 2. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, which made fun of my pose. 3. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, and they made fun of my pose. (In this sentence, 'they' refers to &#...
September 6, 2016

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Thank you.
September 6, 2016

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..... moderate, radical (What is the opposite of 'radical'?)
September 6, 2016

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1. What animals live in Canada? 2. Which animals live in Canada? 3. What animal lives in Canada? 4. Which animal lives in Canada? - Many animals live in Canada. ------------------------------------ Which questions are suitable for the answer?
September 5, 2016

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1. While she felt embarrassed, she ran out of the room. 2. Feeling embarrassed, she ran out of the room. 3. Embarrassed, she ran out of the room. -------------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Can we remove 'Feeling' in Sentence 2?
September 5, 2016

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1. Jenny is in the coffee shop, drinking coffee. 2. Jenny is in the coffee shop while she is drinking coffee. 3. Jenny is in the coffee shop and drinking coffee. 4. Being in the coffee shop, Jenny is drinking coffee. 5. In the coffee shop, Jenny is drinking coffee. 6. While ...
September 5, 2016

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He is the very person that the boy has been looking for. ---------------------------- What is the antecedent of the 'that clause'? Is the antecedent 'person' or 'the very person'? Is an antecedent composed of 'one word'?
September 4, 2016

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1. When he was playing the piano, his brother came in. 2. He playing the piano, his brother came in. -------------------------------------- 3. While he was walking along the river, he was listening to music. 4. Walking along the river, he was listening to music...
September 3, 2016

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1. Though the baby was left alone, she didn't cry. 2. Being left alone, the baby didn't cry. 3. Left alone, the baby didn't cry. (Are the three sentences all grammatical?) 4. Although he had been very tired, he couldn't quit the job. 5. Having been very tired, ...
September 3, 2016

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1. This is the same watch that I lost. 2. This is the watch that I lost. 3. This is the very watch that I lost. 4. This is the same watch as I lost. ------------------------------- Do #1, 2, and 3 have the same meaning? They mean that I found that I had lost, right? #4 means ...
September 3, 2016

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1. This is all that I have now. 2. This is what I have now. (Are both the same in meaning?) 3. Please show me that he is active. 4. Please show me the fact that he is active. 5. Please show me that this is correct. (Are the three sentences grammatical?
September 2, 2016

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1. The fact that he died suddenly surprised me. 2. Do you like the idea that we have to go to New York to be wealthy? 3. The fear that World War III will break out is widespread. 4. I would like to have the possibility that he will come back soon.
September 2, 2016

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1. The fact that he died suddenly surprised me. 2. Do you like the idea that we have to go to New York to be wealthy? 3. The fear that the World Wall 3 will break out is widespread. 4. I would like to have the possibility that he will come back soon. (Are the sentences all ...
September 2, 2016

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(corrected) 1. Having a lot of fun, we took pictures with Mina's camera. 2. Having a lot of fun, we we were taking pictures with Mina's camera. (Which one is a better expression?) 3. Making funny poses, I imitated monkeys. 4. Making funny poses, I was imitating monkeys...
September 2, 2016

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1. Having a lot of fun, we took pictures with Mina's camera. 2. Having a lot of fun, we we taking pictures with Mina's camera. (Which one is a better expression?) 3. Making funny poses, I imitated monkeys. 4. Making funny poses, I was imitating monkeys. (Which one is a...
September 2, 2016

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1. This is the same watch that she gave me. 2. This is the same watch as she gave me. --------------------------------------- What is the difference between them? Does #1 mean: "This is the very watch that she gave me."? Does #2 mean: "This is the same kind of ...
September 2, 2016

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1. I need someone to find some photos to post on the blog. 1-2. I need someone who will find some photos which he will post on the blog. 1-3. I need someone to find some photos so that he may post on the blog. --------------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
September 1, 2016

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1. I need someone to find some photos to post on the blog. 1-2. I need someone who will find some photos which he will post on the blog. 1-3. I need someone to find some photos so that he may post on the blog. ------------- Does #1 mean #2?
September 1, 2016

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1. I need someone to find some photos to post on the blog. (Or does 'to post -' modify 'some photos'?)
September 1, 2016

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1. I need someone to find some photos to post on the blog. 2. I need someone who will find some photos to post on the blog. 3. I need someone who will find some photos so as to post on the blog. ---------------- Are they all the same? Does #1 mean #2 or #3...
September 1, 2016

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1. Have you checked out our school website lately? 2. Have you lately checked out our school website? (What is the suitable position of the adverb 'lately'?) 3. Is there something that/which I should see? (Do you prefer 'which' to 'that' in this ...
August 31, 2016

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1. A few day ago, I went to the zoo with Chanmi and Mina. ------------------------------- Why is 'the' used before 'zoo' in this sentence? Does 'the zoo' mean the specific zoo which both girls know? Or is zoo' in generic use...
August 31, 2016

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Thank you for your help. 4. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, which made fun of my pose. 5. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, and they made fun of my pose. 5-2. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, and they were making fun of my pose. 6. ...
August 31, 2016

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1. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, making fun of my pose. 2. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments while they made fun of my pose. 3. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments while they were making fun of my pose. 4. Some students posted a lot of ...
August 31, 2016

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1. When he was ill, he didn't play football. 2. Being ill, he didn't play football. ---------------------------- 3. If he is ill, he will not play football. 4. Being ill, he will not play football. ----------------------------- 5. Although he was ill, he played ...
August 30, 2016

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Then, "it" doesn't refer to a specific thing as in the following? e.g. How is it going?
August 30, 2016

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1. It smells bad in here. 2. It smells bad. 3. It smells bad in this room. ---------------------- What does it refer to in each sentence?
August 30, 2016

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1. Being poor, he was always happy. 2. Being ill, he played football. 3. Being rich, he was not happy. 4. Though he was poor, he was always happy. 5. Though he was ill, he played football. 6. Though he was rich, he was not happy. 1=>4, 2=>5, 3=>6...
August 30, 2016

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1. I called my brother, walking along the river. 2. I called my brother while I was walking along the river. 3. I called my brother while I walked along the river. -------------------- Which one is closer to #1 in meaning, #2 or #3?
August 30, 2016

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1. Being ill, he played football. 2. Although he was ill, he played football. ( #1 is incorrect. #2 is right. We cannot change #2 into #1. Is that right? Where can we find the explanation about that?) 3. Being ill, he couldn't go to school. 4. Because he was ill, he couldn...
August 30, 2016

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Hello. I'd like to know about the use of the verb like. 1. I like you to go there. 2. I like you going there 3. I like you go there. ---------------------------- Which one is grammatical? ================================ 4. I'd like you to got there. 5. I'd like ...
August 30, 2016

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1. He bade the boy (to) work on the farm. 2. He ordered the boy to work on the farm. 3. He told the boy to work on the farm. ---------------------- Q1: Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Can we use both 'to work' and 'work' in Sentence 1?
August 30, 2016

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1. Complete the sentences by using the words in the parenthesis. 2. Complete the sentences by using the words in the parentheses. --------------------------- Which one is right? Do we have to use the singular form or the plural form at the end of each sentence?
August 30, 2016

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1. He is knocking on the door. 2. He is knocking at the door. 3. He is knocking (on the door) at the door. ----------------- Which one is right? Are both okay? Do both have a different meaning? Doe #2 mean #3?
August 30, 2016

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1. People posted a lot of comments on my blog. 2. People uploaded a lot of comments on my blog. --------------------------- Can we use both verbs? Which one is right?
August 30, 2016

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2. Jenny is in the coffee shop, drinking coffee. 2-2. Jenny is in the coffee shop and drinking coffee. 2-3. Jenny is in the coffee shop and is drinking coffee. 2-4. Jenny is in the coffee shop and she is drinking coffee. ----------------- What about the sentences? Are they all...
August 29, 2016

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1. She played the piano, singing a song. 1-2. She played the piano and sang a song. 2. Jenny is in the coffee shop, drinking coffee. 2-2. Jenny is in the coffee shop and drinking coffee. 3. Mike is standing there, listening to music. 3-2. Mike is standing there and listening ...
August 29, 2016

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1. Being sick, he didn't go to school. 2. Because he was sick, he didn't go to school. (Can we use both expressions? Are they the same?) 3. Being sick, he went out to play soccer. 4. Though he was sick, he went out to play soccer. (What about these two sentences? Can ...
August 29, 2016

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1. I had this radio fixed by the repairman. 2. I let this doll played by the boy. 3. I bade this work done by the man. 4. I helped my homework done by him. 5. I made this house built by the construction workers. ------------------------------ Are they all grammatical? Past ...
August 29, 2016

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1. You broke your computer? 2. Did you break your computer? ---------------------- Does #1 mean #2? What is the difference between them?
August 29, 2016

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Smells bad. Do you mind if I open the window? - I'm sorry but I do. I have a cold. ................................ What is the full form of 'Smells bad'? 1. It smells bad. 2. That smells bad. 3. ____ smells bad. Do you sometimes use the expression "Smells bad...
August 29, 2016

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Hi, can I speak to Tom? - Just a moment! I'll get him. -------------------------- This is a telephone conversation. What is the meaning of the last sentence? What is the meaning of the verb 'get'? 1. I'll bring him. 2. I'll fetch him. 3. I'll take him. ...
August 29, 2016

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1. He smiled brightly, and he extended his hand.(simultaneous situation) 2. He smiled brightly, and he extended his hand at the same time.(simultaneous situation) 3. He smiled brightly, and then he extended his hand. (not simultaneous situation) 4. After he smiled brightly, he...
August 28, 2016

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I checked the pronunciation of 'upload' in some dictionaries. I could find several ones. How do we pronounce 'upload'? When upload is used as a verb, do we put the primary stress on the second syllable? Do we put the primary stress on the first syllable when...
August 27, 2016

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1. This morning, I walked to school, feeling embarrassed. 2. This morning, I walked to school, while I was feeling embarrassed. 3. This morning, I walked to school, while I felt embarrassed. 4. This morning, I walked to school, and I felt embarrassed. 5. This morning, I walked...
August 27, 2016

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1. She found her photo with a lot of comments, making fun of her pose. 2. She found her photo with a lot of comments, which were making fun of her pose. 3. She found her photo with a lot of comments, which made fun of her pose. 4. She found her photo with a lot of comments, ...
August 27, 2016

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1. She uploaded the pictures on her school website. 2. She uploaded the pictures to her school website. (Which preposition do we have to use, 'on' or 'to'? Are both okay?) 3. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, making fun of my pose. 4. Some students...
August 27, 2016

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1. We had a lot of fun, taking pictures with Mina's camera. 2. We had a lot of fun, while we were taking pictures with Mina's camera. 3. We had a lot of fun, while we took pictures with Mina's camera. (Which one is similar to #1, #2 or #3? Are they all the same? Do...
August 27, 2016

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Thank you very much for your help. Here go some more sentences related to participal construction. 1. He was standing there, and he closed his eyes. (Did he close his eyes later? Or was two actions done at the same time?) 2. He was standing there, closing his eyes. 3. He was ...
August 26, 2016

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1. I shall be lonely with you away. 2. I shall be lonely if you are away. (Does #1 mean #2 in meaning?) 3. She smiled brightly, extending her hand. 4. She smiled brightly while she extended her hand. 5. She smiled brightly and she extended her hand. 6. She smiled brightly and ...
August 26, 2016

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1. As he was young, he liked playing soccer. 2. When he was young, he liked playing soccer. 3. Because he was young, he liked playing soccer. 4. As he was young, he couldn't work at a company. 5. When he was young, he couldn't work at a company. 6. Because he was young...
August 26, 2016

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1. Walking along the street, I met her. 2. When I was walking along the street, I met her. 3. When I walked along the street, I met her. * 4. Being walking along the street, I met her. -------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Which one is close to #1? Is #4 ...
August 26, 2016

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Yes. It's the past tense.
August 26, 2016

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1. I read comic books, eating some snacks. 2. I read comic books while /as I ate some snacks. 3. I read comic books and ate some snacks. 4. I read comic books and ate some snacks at the same time. ---------------------------------- Are they all the same and grammatical? Does #...
August 26, 2016

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1. When I meet her, I will be very glad. 2. If I meet her, I will be very glad. 3. As I meet her, I will be very glad. 4. Because I meet her, I will be very glad. 5. Because I will meet her, I will be very glad. --------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Which one ...
August 26, 2016

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1. Looking out the window, a good idea occurred to me. 2. Running along the road, a giant bear came out from the trees. 3. Walking in the park, a boy was jumping on and on. --------------------- Would you look at the sentences above? Are they okay in everyday conversation? Or ...
August 26, 2016

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1. Don't tell anyone about it. It's a top secret. ----------------------- If we want to talk about the next valuable secret, what expression can we use? 2. It's a second top secret. 3. It's the next top secret. 4. It's a second class secret. (Do we have to ...
August 26, 2016

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1. When the dog saw me, he wagged his tail. 2. When he saw me, the dog wagged his tail. -------------------------- Which one is grammatical? Are both ok?
August 26, 2016

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1. spend: to use money to buy or pay for something 2. spend: use money to buy or pay for something --------------------------------- word: definition (Why is 'to...' used in a dictionary for the definition of each word? What about #2? Can we use as in #2 as the ...
August 25, 2016

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1. Describe what Sonya does at the dacha. 2. What does Sonya do at the dacha? 3. Write down what Sonya does at the dacha. 4. Write more than 7 sentences, describing the things that Sonya does at the dacha. 5. Write down more than 7 sentences about Sonya based on the reading ...
August 25, 2016

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1. Describe what Sonya does at the dacha. 2. What does Sonya do at the dacha? 3. Write down what Sonya does at the dacha. 4. Write more than 7 sentences, describing the things that Sonya does at the dacha. ---------------- Which ones are suitable for a title?
August 25, 2016

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1. Saying hey, the foreigner walked toward me. 2. The foreigner walked toward me, saying hey. 3. The foreigner, saying hey, walked toward me. (Are they all grammatical?) 4. When I was given the mug, I felt happy. 4-2. Given the mug, I felt happy. 5. Because it was written in ...
August 25, 2016

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1. A kind girl, she was loved by all. 2. Because she was a kind girl, she was loved by all. --------------- Does #1 mean #2? Or in #1, is "A kind girl" in apposition with "she"? 3. As it was rainy, I had to stay at home. 4. It being rainy, I had to stay at ...
August 25, 2016

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1. She stood there, and she closed her eyes. 2. She stood there, closing her eyes. 3. She stood there, with her eyes closed. 4. While she stood there, she closed her eyes. 5. While she closed her eyes, she stood there. ------------------ Are the five sentences all the same in ...
August 24, 2016

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1. She has a piano. 2. She has two pianos. 3. She has a pianoforte. 4. She has two pianofortes. -------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Do you use #3? What about the plural form of 'pianoforte'? Do you use #4?
August 24, 2016

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1. I want my photo to be deleted by you. 2. I want my photo deleted by you. (Are both grammatical? Which one is a common one?) 3. He hung the picture on the wall. 4. The criminal was hanged at the prison last year. (Are both okay?) 5. Make your message clear. 6. You should be ...
August 24, 2016

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1. The fact that he died suddenly is unbelievable. 2. I like the idea that people can live on Mars in the future. 3. I had the feeling that he was very nice. 4. It is difficult to get the chance that you can be employed at the company. --------------------------- Are they all ...
August 24, 2016

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1. He is one of the greatest men that have ever lived in America. (Is this sentence right? What does 'America' mean? Does America mean the USA or South America and North America?) 2. Which person is the man that/which you want to meet? (Can we use either 'that'...
August 24, 2016

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1. With night coming on, we started for home. 2. Because night came on, we started for home. 3. Night came on, and we started for home. -------------------------- Q1: Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Q2: What is the meaning of 'com on'? What are similar words in mening?
August 24, 2016

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1. Waiting for him, I read a fashion magazine. 1-2. As I waited for him, I read a hion magazine. (Are both the same?) 2. To wait for him, I read a fashion magazine. 2-1. I read a fashion magazine so that I waited for him. (Are both the same?) --------------------------- Are ...
August 24, 2016

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1. I made funny poses, imitating monkeys. 2. I made funny poses, to imitate monkeys. 3. I made funny poses to imitate monkeys. ========================= Is #2 or #3 grammatical? What is the difference between #1 and #3?
August 17, 2016

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1. I don't understand why you're upset. 2. I don't understand why you'r crazy. --------------------------- Are both similar in meaning? ===================================== 3. I pased you message on to my mother. 4. I pased you message to my mother...
August 17, 2016

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1. Who allowed you to come in here? ------------------- Is 'in' an adverb or a preposition? Is 'here' a noun or an adverb? ==================================== 2. Do not drive, sending text messages. 3. Do not drive and send text messages. 4. Do not drive while...
August 17, 2016

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