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An airplane is a vehicle with wings and one or more engines that enable it to fly through the air ----------------------- In this sentence, what does 'it' refer to? Does 'it' refer to 'an airplane' or 'a device'?

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1. She wears light makeup that looks natural. 2. She puts on light makeup that looks natural. 3. She is wearing light makeup that looks natural. 4. She is putting on light makeup that looks natural. ----------------------- Are they all gramatical? Any diferences?

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7. He follow me wherever. 8. He follows me everywhere. (Is #7 grammatical? #8 is right.)

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-------------------- 1. Everywhere you go, you will find the same thing. 2. Wherever you go, you will find the same thing. 3. No matter where you go, you will find the same thing. Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is popuplar? •English - Writeacher, Sunday, ...

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You will see what kinds of things you can do in each city. ------------------------- Does 'see' mean 'understand' or 'take a look at with eyes' in this sentence?

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1. He has written this novel in easy English. (active) 2. This novel is written in easy English.? (passive) 3. This novel has been written in easy English.(passive) 4. He has lost his pen.(active) 5. His pen has been lost by him.(passive) 6. His pen is lost by him.(passive) 7...

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1. I am already late. 2. I have already been late. 3. It was already late. 4. It had already been late. 5. It has already been late. ---------------------------- Can we use all the expressions?

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1. Their mother dressed the children every morning. => The children were dressed every morning by their mother.? 2. He had dressed himself in the latest fashion. => He was dressed in the latest fashion. ------------------------- active voice => passive voice Was the ...

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1. He wrote this novel last year. => This novel was written last year. 2. He has written this novel in easy English. => This novel is written in easy English.? 3. He lost two pens last week. => Two pens were lost last week.? 4. He has lost two pens . => Two pens ...

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1. Please be quiet and draw your attention to me. 2. Please be quiet and pay your attention to me.

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1. Please be quiet and draw you attention to me. 2. Please be quiet and pay you attention to me. (Can we use 'pay' instead of 'draw'? Do you have some other similar verbs?)

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1. Korea drew the game against Japan. 2. Korea tied the game against Japan. 3. Korea and Japan drew in the game. 4. Korea and Japan tied in the game. 5. The game between Korea and Japan ended/finished in a draw. 6. The game between Korea and Japan ended/finished in a tie...

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There are meat sticks, fruit sticks and insect sticks there.

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1. What animals live a lot in Canada? - Many beavers live in Ottawa. (Is this question or answer correct?) 2. What kinds of stick food are there on Wangfujing Street? - There are meat, fruit, insect, and even starfish sticks. (Is this question or answer correct?) 3. What kinds...

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1. control: to have the power / to make decisions / and decide what will happen to something 2. control: to have / the power to make decisions / and decide what will happen to something -------------------- Where should we put a pause?

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1. Everywhere you go, you will find the same thing. 2. Wherever you go, you will find the same thing. 3. No matter where you go, you will find the same thing. -------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is popuplar?

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1. All up and down the whole creation, sadly I roam, still longing for the old plantation and for the old folks at home. 2. All up and down the whole creation, sadly I roam, and I still longing for the old plantation and for the old folks at home. 3. All up and down the whole ...

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:17pm. Oh Lordy, how my heart grows weary, far from the old folks at home. --------------------------------- This is a sentence in the song "Swanee River. Q1: " What is the meaning of "Lordy" here? Is Lordy ...

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1. Thank you very much and see you again. 2. Thank you so much and see you later. 3. Thank you for your guidance and see you next time. 4. Thank you for your explanation and take care. 5. Thank you for your kindness and so long. --------------------------- After visiting Dokdo...

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1. We are flying above the clouds. 2. We are flying over the clouds. (Are both O? Which one is better?) 3. It seems that they know what they are doing. (What does 'it' refer to in this sentence?)_

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1. England and France drew/tied in the game. 2. The game between England and France ended in a draw/tie. 3. England drew the game against/with France at one to one. 3-1. England drew the game against/with France one to one. 3-2. England drew the game against/with France at 1-1...

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1. Belgium drew the game against England. 2. Belgium won the game against England. 3. Belgium lost the game against England. ------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? What other verbs can we use instead of 'draw'?

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Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 1:01am. 1. Did you apply the cosmetics on your face? 2. Did you wear the cosmetics on your face? 3. Did you put the cosmetics on your face? (Are all correct and the same? Can we use 'lotion' instead of 'cosmetics?) &#...

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1. I believe him to be sincere. 2. I believe him to go there. 3. I imagine him to be sincere. 4. I imagine him to go there. 5. I guess him to be sincere. 6. I guess him to go there. 7. I suppose him to be sincere. 8. I suppose him to go there. 9. I think him to be sincere. 10...

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1. What is it like to live in the future? - It is like watching a magic show to live in the future. 2. What will it be like to live in the future? - It will be like watching a magic show to live in the future. 3. What would it be like to live in the future? - It would be like ...

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Thank you. I corrected some. 1. How many islands are in Dokdo? - There are 91 islands in Dokdo. 2. How many islands are there in Dokdo? - There are 91 islands in Dokdo. 3. How many islands does Dokdo have? - It has 91 islands. 4. How many islands is Dokdo made up of? - There ...

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1. How many islands are on Dokdo? - There are 91 islands on Dokdo. 2. How many islands are there on Dokdo? - There are 91 islands on Dokdo. 3. How many islands does Dokdo have? - It has 91 islands. 4. How many islands is Dokdo made up of? - There are 91 islands on Dokdo. - It ...

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Thank you for your help. I corrected some errors. Thank you for your help. What about 1-2? Can it be a "passive" voice sentence for #2? 1. The road is closed for construction. 1-2. The road has been closed for construction. 2. The city has closed the road for ...

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1. The road is closed for construction. (What is the active voice sentence of #1?) 2. The city has closed the road for construction. 3. The city closes the road for construction. •English - Writeacher, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 3:24pm I'd say #2 is the active ...

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1. I arrived at the hospital at 7 p.m. 2. I arrived at the hospital at around 7 p.m. 3. I arrived at the hospital around 7 p.m. --------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Can we use 'at around' as in "Sentence 2"? Thank you. You mean all are ...

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1. I arrived at the hospital at 7 p.m. 2. I arrived at the hospital at around 7 p.m. 3. I arrived at the hospital around 7 p.m. --------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Can we use 'at around' as in Sentence 3?

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1. My family used to live in Seoul. 2. My family used to live in the city, Seoul. 3. My family used to live in Seoul, the city. (Are the three sentences all grammatical?)

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2. Take a look at this rock in this picture. It looks like an elephant drinking water. What is this one called? - It is called elephant Rock. 3. This is a postbox, which is below/under the marker. People can send letters to the residents and police officers on Dokdo. What'...

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1. Look at the structure in this picture. It is on the left side of the flagpole in the picture on/of page 163. This one is used for helicopters. Helicopters take off and land here. What is this place? It is a heliport. (Would you check the sentences in this passage? Which one...

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1. This one was inscribed on the rock in Chinese letters. 2. This word was inscribed on the rock in Chinese letters by the person from Chicago. (Thank you. Are the two sentences grammatical?)

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This one was carved/inscrubed in/on this rock in Chinese letters. (Is this sentence right? Which one should I use?)

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1. May I have your student ID card number? 2. May I have your student ID number? (Are both correct? Do you omit 'card' frequently?)

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1. You had lunch already. 2. You already had lunch. 3. You have already had lunch. 4. You have had lunch already. --------------------- Are they all grammatical and the same in meaning? Which one is commonly used?

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1. School education is important for students. 2. School education is important to students. (Do we have to use 'for' or 'to'? are both OK? Which one is commonly used?)

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1. The road is closed for construction. (What is the active voice sentence of #1?) 2. The city has closed the road for construction. 3. The city closes the road for construction.

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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 5:39pm. 1. Seoul is the city. My family used to live in Seoul. 2. Seoul is the city where my family used to live. 3. Seoul where my family used to live is the city. ------------------------------------ #1 can be changed into #2 by...

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1. It wasn't dark yet. 2. It wasn't yet dark. 3. It was already dark. 4. It was dark already. ---------------------------- Thank you for your help. Are they all grammatical? 'Yet' seems to be placed at the end of a sentence. What about #2?

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1. I have been there already. 2. I have already been there. 3. I was already there. 4. Already I was there. ------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Which ones are commonly used? Do we have to use the present tense or the simple past tense?

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1. Just remember to give it back in a week. 2. Just remember to turn it back in a week. 3. Just remember to return it in a week. 4. Just remember to bring it back in a week. ---------------------- Let's pretend a librarian said as in the above. Are they all possible?

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How is the weather in L.A.? 1. It's sunny and hot this time of year. 2. It's sunny and hot this time of the year. 3. It's sunny and hot at this time of year. 4. It's sunny and hot at this time of the year. ------------------------- Which ones are grammatical? ...

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Dokdo is made up of two main islands, Dongdo and Seodo, and 89 small islands. Dongdo and Seodo are very small. Only a few residents live there and there are more than 30 police officers who guard Dokdo.

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1. The weather was so nice when I got to Dokdo. 2. The weather was so nice when I arrived at Dokdo. 3. The weather was so nice when I arrived in Dokdo. 4. The weather was so nice when I reached Dokdo. --------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which one ...

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Thank you for your help. What about 'at the present'?

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1. I was poor in the past. 2. I am not so rich in the present/at present. 3. I will be rich in the future. ------------------------------ Are they all grammatical? Can we use both 'in the present' and 'at present'? How about 'at the present'? Which one ...

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1. How do you pronounce 'helpful'? It's a little difficult to pronounce, so we can delete the 'p' sound in normal pronunciation. Is that right?

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Thank you for your help. Then don't we need to put a comma as follows? 1. Write the names of the four parts of an English letter, using the words in the box. 2. Look at the photos and complete the sentences, using the relative adverb, where.

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1. Write the names of the four parts of an English letter using the words in the box. (What does 'using the words in the box' modify? Is it an adjective phrase?) 2. Look at the photos and complete the sentences using the relative adverb, where. (What does 'using ...

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1. That's fine with me. (Does 'with' mean 'being related to'?) 4. It's raining hard. 5. It's raining heavily. 2. It's raining much. 3. It's raining a lot. 6. It's raining cats and dogs. (Are they all the same in meaning? Can we use '...

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Thank you. I corrected some. 1. Good job. 2. Well done. 3. That's correct. 4. Right. 5. You're right. 6. That's right. 7. That's incorrect. 8. I don't think it is correct. 9. That's not right. 10. That's not correct. 11. Think twice. 12. Check it ...

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What's the weather like on Dokdo? It's very windy and foggy. 1. Good job. 2. Well done. 3. That's correct. 4. Right. 5. You're right. 6. That's right. 7. That's incorrect. 8. I don't think it is correct. 9. That's not right. 10. That's not ...

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1. Do you know the zip code for Dokdo? 2. Do you know what the zip code for Dokdo is? 3. Do you knwo what is the zip code for Dokdo? 4. What is the zip code for Dokdo? (Which questions are correct?)

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1. I will guide you around today. 2. I will guide you round today. 3. I will guide you about today. ----------------------------- Are they all the same? ======================= Does #1 mean #4, 5, or 6? 4. I will guide you here and there today. 5. I will guide you to many ...

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1. That's fine with me. (Does 'with' mean 'being related to'?) 2. It's raining much. 3. It's raining a lot. 4. It's raining hard. 5. It's raining heavily. 6. It's raining cats and dogs. (Are they all the same in meaning? Can we use '...

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1. On the way to Dokdo(small island), it was so windy that I got sick. -------------------------- Does 'got sick' mean 'became ill' or 'became seasick'?

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1. I will be a musician one day. 2. I will be a musician some day. (Which one is correct? Are both OK? Then which one is commonly used?) 3. She is putting on cosmetics on her face. 4. She is wearing cosmetics on her face. 5. She is puting on makeup on her face. 6. She is ...

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She seemed to use electric devices. 1. Bring me an extension. 2. Bring me an electric cord. 3. Bring me an extension cord. (Which one is correct?)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3. The wind kept it possible to go there fast.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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