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April 20, 2014

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English
Robin Hood would steal from the rich and give to the poor. (What tense is the sentence in, past or present?)

English
1. He observes keenly, but says little. 2. He watches keenly, but says little. 3. He looks keenly, but says little. 4. He notices keenly, but says little. (Are they all the same? What is the similar sentence to Sentence 1?)

English
1. Pour yourself another cup of tea. 2. Pour another cup of tea. (Are both grammatical? What is the function of 'yourself' in Sentence 1?)

English
1. Arboreal Survivor of 9/11 is Alive, and Well. (How do we read 9/11?) 2. One New York tree survived the 9-11 terrorist attack. (How do we read 9-11?) 3. It stands today in the midst of the September 11 Memorial in lower Manhattan, strong and very much alive. (How do we read ...

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1. She died of cancer. 2. She died from cancer. (Which one is correct?)

English
Barack Hussein Obama II (How do we read II here? the second, second, two?)

English
1. What are you going to do for Chuseok? I am going to buy some gifts tonight and I will hand them to my cousins on/for Chuseok. (Can we use 'for' in Sentence 1 before Chuseok?) 2. What are you going to do on Chuseok? Three days ago, I bought some gifts for chuseok, so...

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1. I'm going to cut tall grass around my ancestor's tomb/grave on Chuseok. 2. I am going to worship at my ancestor's grave. 3. I am going to pay a visit to my ancestor's grave. 4. I'm going to visit my ancestor's grave and worship at the grave. Then I w...

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1. What are you going to do for Chuseok? 2. What are you going to do on Chuseok? 3. What are you going to do during Chuseok? (Chuseok is a Korean Thanksgiving Day. What is the difference of the three sentences?)

English
1. A lot of studens are studying in the study room. (Can we use the term 'study' room' as a big place where students can study together? Do you have some other expressions for that?) 2. He is in the reading room with his friends to read books. (Is it grammatical? C...

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1. Rulers elsewhere in Europe soon learned about the advantages of street lights. 2. Rulers who were elsewhere in Europe soon learned about the advantages of street lights. (Does #1 mean #2? Is #2 a correct sentence and has the same meaning as #1?)

English
1. Robbers could no longer steal at night. 2. Robbers could not steal at night any longer. 3. Robbers could not steal any longer at night. (Are the three all the same? When #1 is changed into #2 or #3, what is the proper position of 'any longer'?)

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1. The candles inside the lanterns were very big since they had to burn for eight to ten hours. 2. The candles inside the lanterns were very big since they had to burn for from eight to ten hours. (Do we have to use 'from' before 'eight'? Are both grammatical?)

Math
According to Roman numerals chart, 1000 is M. Then what is the Roman numreal for 10,000 and 100,000, etc. I mean the bigger numbers...

English
1. It smells where the sun doesn't shine. (What does 'it' refers to in this sentence?) 2. Open your mouth wide. 3. Open your mouth widely. (Which one is grammatical?) 4. You should weigh your words before speaking. (What can we use instead of 'weigh'?) 5. T...

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1. He had the man fix the computer. 2. He had the computer fixed by the man. 3. The man was had to fix the computer. 4. The man was asked to fix the computer. 5. The man was got to fix the computer. 6. The man was gotten to fix the computer. (Does #1 mean #2? What about #3? Is...

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1. I really appreciate you saying so. 2. I really appreciate your saying so. (Which one is right?) 3.There's always a lot of traffic at this time of day. 4. There's always a lot of traffic at this time of the day. 5. There's always a lot of traffic at this time of ...

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1. The cost for the maintenance of the house has gone up recently. 2. The cost for the maintenance of the house has just gone up. (Q1: What is the use/case of the present perfect in this sentence? This sentence contains 'recently.' Does the sentence tell 'the finis...

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1. He told the students a funny story. 2. A funny story was told the students by him. 3. A funny story was told to the students by him. 4. The students were told a funny story by him. (#1 is an active voice sentence. When we change the active voice sentence into passive voice ...

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1. What was each boy given for Christmas? 2. What was each boy given at Christmas? 3. What was each boy given on Christmas? 4. What was each boy given on Christmas Day? 5. What was each boy given at Christmas Day? (Which ones are grammatical? When can we use the preposition &#...

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1. My skin always peels when I've been in the sun. 2. My skin always peels when I am in the sun. (Are both grammatical? What is the difference between #1 and #2?)

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1. Because I think it is important to respect and take care of the aged. 2. Because I think it is important to respect and take care of aged people. 3. Because I think it is important to respect and take care of the elderly. 4. Because I think it is important to respect and ta...

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3. How much does it cost for the mayor to pay tax? (Is this grammatical?)

English
1. How much tax does the mayor pay? 2. How much cost does the mayor pay? (Thank you for your help......If we use the verb 'cost,' what do we have to do to make Sentence 2 correct?)

English
1. How much tax does the mayer pay? 2. How much cost does the mayer pay? (Which one is correct?)

English
1. It was important to me to be financially independent of my parents. 2. It was important for me to be financially independent of my parents. (Which one is correct? Do we have to use 'for' or 'to'?)

English
1. What is his personality? 2. What is his personality like? (Are both the same? Which one is popular?) 3. There used to be a river there. 4. There would be a river. 5. There was a river, but not now. (Does #3 mean #5? What about #4? Is #4 grammatical?)

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Pope Tawadros II (How should we read that? 1. Pope Tawadros the second 2. Pope Tawadros second 3. Pope Tawadros two)

English
1. What is the name for the head of an orphanage? 2. What is the name for the head of an nursery school? 3. What is the name for the head of a day-care center? 4. What is the name for the head of a senior center? 5. What is the name for the head of a nursing home? (Which one i...

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1. I want to buy anything at the shop. 2. I want to buy something at the shop. (What is the diference between the two sentences?)

English
1. I want to do volunteer work at a nursing home. 2. I want to do volunteer work in a nursing home. (Which preposition should we use? Are both OK?) 3. I want to do volunteer work at an orphanage because I want to take care of orphans who are helpless. 4. I want to do volunteer...

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1. The doctor provided patients with numbing pills. 2. The doctor provided patients with anesthesia pills. 3. The doctor provided patients with narcotic pills. (Are they the same and grammatical?)

English
Thank you very much for your kind help. have a great day!

English
Would you name facilities or organizations where orphans, elderly people, very young children are cared for? For example, a senior center, a nursing home, etc. Would you let me know the websites where we can find many kinds of such organizations and their definitions? Thank yo...

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1. nursery school 2. day-care center 3. kindergarten (What is the difference among the three expressions?)

English
1. nursery school 2. day-care center 3. kindergarten (What is the difference among the three expressions?_

English
Let's give him a big hand. Let's give a big hand to him. Let's applaud him. Let's give him a round of applause. Let's give a rould of applause to him. (Are they all the same in meaning?)

English
1. I am very happy to see patients recovering from surgery. 2. I am very happy to see patients who are recovering from surgery. 3. I am very happy to see patients who recover from surgery. (What does #1 mean? #2 or #3?)

English
1. If I met my favorite movie star, I would try shake hands with him. 2. If I met my favorite movie star, I would take his autograph. 3. If I met my favorite movie star, I would just smile at him. 4. If I met my favorite movie star, I would show my pocket notebook for autograp...

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GOP, Democrats Support Closing US Embassies (How do we read GOP? 1. Grand Old Party 2. G.O.P.)

English
At last the magpie heard this just as she was putting a twig across. So she said: "One's enough." But the turtle-dove kept on saying: "Take two, Taffy, take two-o-o-o." Then the magpie got angry and said: "One's enough I tell you." Still t...

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Now Dick had heard a great many very strange things about the great city called London; for the country people at that time thought that folks in London were all fine gentlemen and ladies; and that there was singing and music there all day long; and that the streets were all p...

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1. He arrived safe in London. 2. He arrived safely in London. (Which one is right?) 3. Henry V (Do we have to read V as "Henry the fifth"?)

English
Do we have to use ':' instead of '?'?

English
1. Little Dick would have lived very happy in this good family if it had not been for the ill-natured cook. (happy-> happily...right?) 2. The captain, who knew his business, took this opportunity to set forth the merits of Miss Puss. He told his majesty; "It is not ver...

English
A singing group that began as a way to help military moms cope with wartime anxiety is now bringing cheer to civilians and veterans. The Swingin' Blue Stars formed just after 9/11. Almost 12 years later, the group is still taking its show on the road. ---------------- How ...

English
The $181 million IRIS mission (How do you read the expression above?) 1. The one hundred eighty-one dollar IRIS mission 2. The one hundred eighty-one dollars IRIS mission 3. The one hundred eighty-one dollar ai ar ai es mission 4. The one hundred eighty-one dollars ai ar ai es...

English
After a while he fancied he would like to go faster, so he began to cluck with his tongue and cry "C'ck! c'ck!" The horse broke into a smart trot, and before Hans was aware he was thrown off—splash!—into a ditch which divided the highway from the ...

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1. To make a guess today's topic 2. To listen to teacher's explanation 3. To write own reviewing note (Are the sentences above correct?) 4. To make a guess about today's topic. 5. To listen to Teacher's/the teacher's explanation 6. To write your own reviewi...

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This is a story about Turtle and Rabbit. Fill in the blanks with the correct words and write the numbers in the correct order. (Do we have to use 'write the correct words' or 'write correct words' without 'the'?)

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1. He missed the # 7 bus. 2. He missed Bus # 7. 3. he missed the Number 7 Bus. 4. He missed Number seven bus. 5. Hhe missed Bus Number 7. (Which ones are correct?)

English
I won the school marathon! 1. Congratulations! 2. Good for you! 3. Well done! 4. Very good! (Are all the responses suitable? Do you have some more suitable responses? Would you write them? Thank you.)

English
1. Last year, we had a school festival. I couldn't attend the school festival because of my illness. 2. Last year, we had a field trip. We couldn't enjoy the trip because of heavy rain. 3. Last year, we had a school talent show. We couldn't do well because we had n...

English
1. Amy took a subway yesterday. 2. Amy took the subway yesterday. 3. Amy took two subways yesterday. (Which expressions are grammatical?)

English
Is the market far away? _ No. It's very close. You can walk slowly. (In this short dialogue, what is the meaning of 'can'? Does 'can' mean 'may', which tells permission?)

English
1. Turtle won the race. 2. Turtle won the race against Rabbit. 3. Turtle won the race with Rabbit. 4. Turtle beat Rabbit in/at the race. (Are they all grammatical? Would you correct any errors? And some more useful expressions? Thank you.)

English
1. He can not solve the math problem. 2. He cannot solve the math problem. 3. He can't solve the math problem. 4. He could not solve the math problem. 5. He couldnot solve the math problem. 6. He couldn't solve the math problem. (Are they all grammatical? What about #5...

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1. Is the city very far from here? 2. No, it is very close. (What is the part of speech of 'far' and 'close'? Are they adverbs or adjectives?)

English
1. Last year, we had a school festival in fall. I couldn't join the school festival because I was sick and absent from school. 2. Last year, we had a sports day. I couldn't join the sports day because I had to go abroad with my parents. (Would you check any errors in t...

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1. I videotaped the scenery. 2. I made a video with the scenery. 3. I made videos regarding the scenery. 4. I made the video about the scenery. (Which expressions are grammatical? Thank you for your help.)

English
1. Sightseeing is best done either by tour bus or by bicycle. 2. Sightseeing is best done either by tour buses or by bicycles. 3. Sightseeing is best done either by a tour bus or by a bicycle. 4. Sightseeing is best done either by the tour bus or by the bicycle. (Which one is ...

English
Where did you go? I went to Gwangalli Beach. When did you go? I went there about two weeks ago. How did you get there? I took a bus to get there. What did you do there? I changed clothes and ran into the water to swim. I took a banana boat with my friends. How did you feel abo...

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1. I went to Fukuoka, Japan. 2. I went to Fukuoka in Japan. (Which one is correct and commonly used?)

English
1. It is strange for her to receive fan letters. 2. It is strange of her to receive fan letters. 3. She is strange to receive fan letters. 4. For her to receive fan letters is strange. 5. Fan letters are strange for her to receive. (Which ones are grammatical?)

English
1. Dig a hole 2 feet deep. 2. Dig a hole for 2 feet deep. (Are both OK? Is 'for' omitted in Sentence 1?) Sorry..spelling mistake...Shouldn't we use 'for'?

English
1. Dig a hold 2 feet deep. 2. Dig a hole for 2 feet deep. (Are both OK? Is 'for' omitted in Sentence 1?)

english
1. He has dived in the river three times. 2. He has dove in the river three times. (Are both OK? In the USA do you use 'dove' as past participle?)

English
1. He dug a hole at the river bottom. 2. He dug at a hole at the river bottom. (Are they grammatical? Would you correct them if there are any mistakes?)

English
Who did the hippo see first? 1. He first saw the bird. 2. First he saw the bird. 3. He saw the bird first. 4. He saw first the bird. (Which ones are the suitable answers? Which is the right position of 'first'?)

social studies
Thank you. Can I get to know all the countries that got to the center of the South Pole (,and put their flags there)?

English
1. He dug at the river bottom. 2. He dug the river bottom. (Which one is correct?) 3. Hippo dived into the river, but he hit the water too hard. (What other expressions can we use instead of 'hard'?) 4. Hippo dug and dug. 5. Hippo kept digging. 6. Hippo continued diggi...

English
Sorry, I posted them again. 1. I got an A on the math test. 2. I won an A on the math test. (Are both grammatical?)

English
1. I got A on the math test. 2. I won A on the math test. (Are both grammatical?)

English
Does that mean:" I'm so happy for you to get an A+"?

English
Does that mean:" I'm so happy for you to get A+"?

English
I got an A+, - Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. (What is the meaning of 'for' in the last sentence? What is the similar sentence, #1 or #2?) 1. I'm so happy thanks to you. 2. I'm so happy about you.

English
1. I won the piano contest. 2. I got the piano contest. 3. I won first place in the piano contest. 4. I got first place in the piano contest. (Are they all grammatical? Are they the same?)

English
May I take your order? - Yes,please. I'll have a chicken sandwich. -Sure. Anything else? (In this dialogue, what is the meaning of 'Sure'? What other expressions can we use instead of 'Sure'?)

English
May I take your order? - Yes, I'll have one chicken salad. - Anything else? - 1) No, thanks. That's all. (Instead of 1), what other similar expressions can we use when we don't want to order more?)

English
1. Please call me at 123-4567. 2. Please call at 123-4567. 3. Please call 123-4567. 4. Please dial me at 123-4567. 5. Please dial at 123-4567. 6. Please dial 123-4567. (Which ones are not grammatical? Which ones are grammatical? Thank you.)

English
A: Hi, Mom. I'm home. B: _________________ (What will be suitable expressions for B? Thank you.)

English
1. He won first place in the math contest. 2. He got first place in the speech contest. 3. He received first place in the science contest. (Are they all grammatical? Can we use all the verbs?)

English
1. A beaver tail is a big,flat bread. 2. A beaver tail is big, flat bread. 3. Beaver tails are big, flat bread. 4. Beaver tails are a big, flat bread. 5. Beaver tails are big, flat breads. 6. Beaver tails are big and flat. 7. beaver tails are big, flat. (Which expressions are ...

English
1. Why don't we take a tennis? - Sounds good. 2. Why don't we take a tennis lesson? - Sounds good. 3. Why don't we take a tennis class? - Sounds good. (Which dialogue is grammatical and common? Thank you.)

English
1. When you use soap, don't turn the water on. 2. When you use a soap, don't turn the water on. (Which one is right, 'soap' or ' a soap'?)

English
1. I like playing games on my smart phone. 2. I like chatting in Kakao Talk, which is a mobile messenger application used on smartphones. 3. I like sending and receiving messages on Kakao Talk. 4. I like talking wit my colse friends on Kakao Talk. 5. I like playing games on/in...

English
Now, let's do some role play. You should rold play with the dialogue I gave before. Do you have the handout? Take it out and practice the role play in pairs. I will call your number. If I call a number, the person of the number should come up with his partner and looking a...

English
1. I'm interested in swim. 2. I'm interested in a swim. 3. I'm interested in swimming. (Which one is grammatical?)

English
1. Please call at 123-4567. 2. Please call 123-4567. 3. Please call me at 123-4567. (Which expressions are right?)

English
Is it "I'm so happy because of you."

English
I won first place in the writing contest. - I'm so happy for you. (In this dialogue, what is the meaning of 'for'? What else can we use instead of 'for'?)

English
1. Add some soil at the bottom. 2. Add some soil in the ground. 3. Add some on the floor. 4. Add some soil in the hole. (Are the sentences grammatical?)

English
1. To get the place, go out of the school gate. Turn left. Then go straight for 300 meters. It is on your right between City Bank and the bakery. 2. To get the place, go out of the school gate. Turn left. Then go straight for 5 minmutes. It is on your right opposite a departme...

English
1. The dog is black and white. 2. There are two black and white dogs in the kennel. 3. There are two black-and- white dogs in the kennel. (Are they all grammatical?) 4. The food is a littel too spicy but delicious. 5. The food is a little spicy and delicious. 6. How does the f...

English
A: May I take your order? B: Yes, please. I'll have two pretzels. A: Anything else? B: Three milks, please. How much is it all together? A: It's 9,500 won. Q1. Which one is correct based on the dialogue above? 1. How much is it all together? 2. How much are they all to...

English
1. Let's do some role play with this dialogue. You should take the part of a restaurant owner or a clerk. You should take the part of a customer. Taking turns ordering the food on the menu. Let's go... OK. now change the role/roles. You should start the conversation ta...

English
Our team's favorite restaurant is Yummy Place. To get there, get out of the school gate. Then turn left. It is across from the convenience store. We can find 5 kinds of street foods at the restaurant. The restaurant sell baozi, meat pie, takoyaki, currywurst and otak-otak....

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1. I usually buy waffles from the cart on the road near Seowon Market. 2. Walk from the school gate toward Chungrryeol Apartment. The restaurant is between the bookstore and the post office across from the apartment. 3. Go out of the school gate. Turn left. Go straight for tw...

English
Beaver tales are not real tales. They are bread. They just look like beavers' tales. (In this sentence, what is the meaning of 'just' before 'look like'?)

English
e.g. I want to find out more about the smart phone. (In this sentence, what is the part of speech of 'more' Is 'more a noun, a pronoun or an adverb?)

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