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August 28, 2014

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1. He is pretending to try to hit a ball. 2. She is pretending to play the guitar. 3. She seems to pretend to play the guitar. 4. He has put his right fingers around his chin. 5. It seems that he tries to hit a ball. (Are they grammatical? Check them please. Thank you.)
March 9, 2014

English
1. He is spinning a basketball on his finger. 2. He is turning around a basketball on his finger 3. He is turning a basketball on his index finger. (Which ones are grammatical?)
March 9, 2014

English
1. If school finishes early today, Kevin will ride a bike. 2. If school finishes early today, Kevin will ride his bike. (A bike or his bike? Which one is commonly used?) 3. If I miss so much school, how can I become a scholar? (What is the meaning of 'school' here? Is ...
March 9, 2014

English
What is she like? 1. She is smart. 2. She is friendly. 3. She is generous. 4. She is reserved and pretty. 5. She is tall and has long hair. 6. She is short. 7. She looks heavy and strong. ------------------ Are the answers all correct? What about #5 and 6 and 7?
March 9, 2014

English
1. There are two seats in the corner. 2. There are two chairs in the corner. (Does #1 mean #2?) 3. Listen carefully in hearing. 4. Listen carefully when you hear. (Are both the same?)
March 6, 2014

English
1. He is trying to hit a ball. It seems that he is holding a bat. What does he like to do? He likes to play baseball. 2. She is mimicking paying the guitar. What is she good at? She is good at playing the guitar. 3. He is jumping with his mouth open,shouting. Look at the ...
March 5, 2014

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1. How is Ted special? He dresses well. 2. Why is Ted special? He is wearing a colorful shirt. 3. What is Ted's specialty? He is wearing pink trousers. 4. What is special for Ted? He is fashionable. -------------- Which ones are grammatical and commonly used? Which ones ...
March 5, 2014

English
listen= to pay attention in hearing ----------------------- What is the meaning 'in hearing'?
March 3, 2014

English
1. The cost of the car is high. 2. The cost of the car is expensive. 3. The fee is low. 4. The fee is cheap. 5. The bus fare is high. 6. The bus fare is expensive. -------------- Which ones are grammatical?
February 6, 2014

English
1. The price itself is expensive. 2. The price itself is high. 3. The price itself is cheap/inexpensive. 4. The price itself is low. (Are they all grammatical? Which one is incorrect?)
February 5, 2014

english
I am not myself now. I am not me now. I am not I now. ------------------------------- Which one is grammatical?
February 4, 2014

english
Thank you for your help. What about the following sentence? 4. He is not himself now.
February 4, 2014

english
1. He is he. 2. He is him. 3. He is himself. --------------- Which one is grammatical?
February 4, 2014

English
1. Shut the door behind you. 2. Shut the door behind yourself. 3. I looked about me. 4. I looked about myself. 5. We have the whole week before us. 6. We have the whole week before ourselves. (Are both pairs grammatical? Which one do we have to use?)
February 3, 2014

English
1. She killed her. 2. She killed herself. 3. She looked at herself in the mirror. 4. She looked at her in the mirror. 5. You should take care of you. 6. You should take care of yourself. 7. He is very proud of himself. 8. He is very proud of him. (Are they all grammatical? ...
February 2, 2014

English
1. Ten news was broadcasted on CNN. 2. Ten pieces of news was broadcasted on CNN. ------------------- Which one is correct? Do we use other expressions?
January 12, 2014

English
However, the game is called soccer in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. --------------------------------- In the sentence, how do you read 'U.S.' generally? 1. you. es. 2. United States
January 8, 2014

English
The paper has a drawing of Picasso's. In this case, isn't it a piece of paper with his drawing on it? When the piece of paper has a drawing on it, can we use 'a paper'?
December 18, 2013

English
Thank you for your help. Can a paper mean a piece of paper?
December 18, 2013

English
Valmy gets a paper from the safe - a paper with a drawing on it. ------------------- What is the meaning of 'paper' in the sentence? Do we have to use 'a' before 'paper' or not?
December 18, 2013

English
1. Valmy is in bed, asleep. 2. Valmy is asleep in bed. 3. Valmy is in bed, and he was asleep. 4. Valmy is in bed, being asleep. ------------ Does #1 mean #2 or #3 or #4?
December 18, 2013

English
1. He worked in Mr. Batular's circus. 2. He worked in circus. 3. He worked in the circus. 4. He worked in a circus. (Which expressions are grammatical?)
December 18, 2013

English
Q7. Write down the name of the person who says to Prospero, "Stop the storm." A: Miranda. Q8. What does Prospero call to attack Stephano, Trinculo, and Caliban? A: He calls some spirit dogs. * Listen carefully and mark an O if the statement is true. If not, mark an X...
December 17, 2013

English
Q4 What does Ferdinand do when they were in danger because of the storm? A: He jumps into the water and swim away. Q5: He was king of the magic island. Now he must work for Prospero. He is angry with Prospero. He wants his island back again. Who is he? A: He is Caliban. Q6. ...
December 17, 2013

English
Q1. Who is Miranda's father? A: He is Prospero. Q2. What is the name of the person who opens the gate of Milan to King Alonso? A: His name is Antonio. Q3. He is one of the spirits on the magic island. He helps Prospero and Miranda. He makes a magic storm and attack the ...
December 17, 2013

English
1. Valmy is in bed, asleep 2. Valmy is asleep in bed. ---------------------- Are both grammatical? Do we pronounce 'l' in the name 'Valmy'?
December 15, 2013

english
1. Fifty thousand euros can get the picture. 2. Fifty thousand Euros can get the picture. (Are they grammatical? Do we have to use 'euros' or 'Euros'?)
December 15, 2013

English
"At Common Good we tried to stick to 85-15, so 85 percent of the food we grow are distributed within the community, then 15 percent we sell to local restaurants and a mobile farmers' market that comes once a week," she said. ------------------------- How do we ...
December 14, 2013

English
1. If I had a DMB phone, I would watch the drama here. 2. As I don't have a DMB phone, I can't watch the drama here. 3. As I don't have a DMB phone, I don't watch the drama here. ------------------------------ Is #1 close to #2 or #3 in meaning?
December 14, 2013

English
1. If I had passed the test, I would have gotten a new computer. 2. If I had passed the test, I would have got a new computer. ------------- Which one is right? Are both OK? 3. If you became a movie star, who would you be? 4. If you became a movie star, who would you become? 5...
December 14, 2013

English
1. Now I can see more of her. 2. Now I can see her more. (Are both grammatical? Are both the same in meaning?)
December 14, 2013

English
1. Ariel calls Prospero, 'master'. 2. Ariel calls Prospero, 'Master'. (Which expression is correct?) 3. Ariel puts Alonso's ship in one of the island's parts. 4. Alonso, Sebastian, and Gonzalo land in a different part of the island. 5. Caliban must get ...
December 14, 2013

English
Their ship is not far from here in a river. ---------------------------- What is the relationship between 'here' and 'in a river'? Are they in apposition?
December 14, 2013

English
Thank you for your help. What about the following expression: 'I want fifty thousand Euros for you to get it.' ( It seems to be a Picasso picture. You means 'Yardley.')
December 13, 2013

English
[ms Yardley is an art dealer. The man is going to hand a picture by Picasso.] 'Fifty thousand Euros, Ms Yardley,' the man says. 'I want fifty thousand Euros to get it.' ------------------------------------- What does the last sentence mean? Would you ...
December 13, 2013

English
1. Pierre Valmy -------------------- How do you pronounce 'Valmy'? Do you pronounce the 'l' sound? 2. England are playing France at football this evening. ------------------- is this sentence grammatical?
December 13, 2013

English
1. If your friend has bad grades, what would you say to help her get better grades. 2. If your friend had bad grades, what would you say to help her get better grades. ------------------ Which one is grammatical? Do we have to use 'has' or 'had'? Are both ...
December 12, 2013

English
1. Shut the door behind you. 2. Shut the door behind yourself. 3. I looked about me. 4. I looked about myself. 5. We have the whole week before us. 6. We have the whole week before ourselves. (Which expressions are grammatical? Is each pair grammatical?)
December 12, 2013

English
1. He doesn't want newspaper men to come to the Valley of the Kings bringing lots of visitors. 2. He doesn't want newspaper men to come to the Valley of the Kings while/as they bring lots of visitors. (Does #1 mean #2? Are both the same in meaning?)
December 11, 2013

English
We all waited in the sand under the sun. ------------------------------ Are 'we' on the sand or under the sand based on the sentence above?
December 11, 2013

English
1. We all laughed and cried. 2. It was very exciting! 3. But after a time, Mr Carter said we must all be quiet. ------------------------ Q: What does #1 mean? Does #1 mean that we all laughed while we cried? Did we laugh and cry at the same time? Q: What does 'it' ...
December 11, 2013

English
Mr Carter says we can't tell people about the steps in the sand. He says they're very important. ---------------------------- Does #1 as in the passage above mean #2, #3, or #4?? 1. We can't tell people about the steps. 2. We are not able to tell people about the ...
December 11, 2013

English
We soon found a step in the sand. ---------------- What is the part of speech of 'in the sand'? Is it an adverbial phrase modifying 'found,' or an adjective phrase modifying 'step'?
December 11, 2013

English
Where can we find the summary of 'the Big Story' by John Escott?
December 10, 2013

English
It's a good thing (that)I'm far away from my family. ------------------------------ Can we omit 'that'? Is 'It' a false subject and is 'that I'm...' a real subject?
December 9, 2013

English
I said 'Stop! We must get Mr Carter.' Someone found Mr Carter and he ran over to us. ------------------------------ What is the meaning 'get' in the sentence? What other similar expressions can we use?
December 9, 2013

English
How do you pronounce Tariq and Karim? Which syllabel do we have to stress in each proper noun? The first syllabl or the second syllable?
December 9, 2013

English
The Curse of the Mummy by Joyce Hannam ------------------ Is this book a novel or a nonfiction?
December 8, 2013

English
On the far side of the burial room is an open door and a third room. ------------------------- Does the sentence mean that the burial room has a door which is open? Or does the sentence meant that the burial room doesn't have a door?
December 8, 2013

Englsih
1. He gave the gold bracelet to me for my birthday. 2. He gave the gold bracelet to me on my birthday. ---------------- What is the difference between the two sentences. For #2, he gave it on the very birthday. For #1, he may have given it on the very birthday or on another ...
December 6, 2013

English
Thank you for your help. Does the sentence mean there are about twenty workers all together? Or about twenty of how many people?
December 6, 2013

English
There are about twenty of us, men and boys, working here in the valley. ----------------- Q1 What is the relationship between 'us' and men and boys'? Does 'men and boys' mean 'about twenty' or 'us'? Q2 What does the previous sentence mean, #...
December 6, 2013

English
He died when he was eighteen. That's only one year older than me. ----------------------------- What does 'That' refer to in the second sentence?
December 6, 2013

history
-the plan of Tutankhamun's tomb when Howard Carter found it- When did Carter go into the different rooms? What do you think? Put them in order. Number them 1-4. a. burial room ( ) b. treasure room ( ) c. small room ( ) d. long room ( ) -------- Whill you give me the ...
December 5, 2013

English
The Eleveven cities tour is the longest speed skating race. --------------------- What does 'lonngest' mean? Does it mean the longest length or the longest time?
December 4, 2013

English
1. The race takes a long time. ---------------- What is the meaing of 'takes' in the sentence?
December 4, 2013

English
1. People in the Netherlands are surely hoping for another cold winter. 2. People in the Netherlands are surely hoping another cold winter. 3. Surely/Certainly people in the Netherlands are hoping for another cold winter. 4. It is certain (that) people in the Netherlands are ...
December 3, 2013

English
1. The race does not take place every year because the ice must be at least 15 centimeters thick. 2. The race does not take place every year because the ice must be not less than 15 centimeters thick. 3. The race does not take place every year because the ice must not be less ...
December 3, 2013

English
Q: To be a doctor at a hospital, do they all need to get doctors's degree in college?
December 3, 2013

English
There were five children in the family. 1. Ann got best of all the children. ---------------------------------- Is #1 grammatical? Does #1 mean "Ann became (the) best of all the children?"
December 3, 2013

English
Hello, Dr. Green. ------------------ In this expression, is Dr. Green a doctor who works at a hospital? Or is Dr. Green a professor in college?
December 3, 2013

English
1. Is there something wrong with her? 2. Is there anything wrong with her? (Are both grammatical? What is the difference between them?)
December 3, 2013

English
What about the following? "...but she became bad."?
December 3, 2013

English
Thank you. you mean"but she got bad" is staange?
December 3, 2013

English
Do you mean we cannot use 'she got bad' in the example sentence?
December 3, 2013

English
Do you mean we can use 'she got bad' in the example sentence?
December 3, 2013

English
So I put her(my pet turtle) in the water and blocked the sunlight, but she got worse. --------------- 1. She got worse. 2. She got bad. 3. She got best. 4. She got better. 5. She got well. (Can we use all the expressions? Are they all grammatical? Instead of #1 can we use #2 ...
December 3, 2013

English
Thank you for your help. Is 'Sandy' a male name or a female name?
December 3, 2013

English
It is denoted by 0 K on the Kelvin scale, -273.15 ¡ÆC on the Celsius scale, and -459.67 ¡ÆF on the Fahrenheit scale. ----------------------------- Q: How do we read "-273.15 ¡ÆC"?
December 3, 2013

English
1. I returned it for you. 2. I blessed it for you. 3. I dog-eared it for you. 4. I cancelled it for you. 5. I lost it for you. (Are they all grammatical? Would you correct wrong sentences? thank you.)
December 2, 2013

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1. Fogg must be back in London by 21st December. 2. Fogg must be back in London by December 21st. (Are both correct? Is #1 a british expression?) 3. Do it, and I pay you 20,000 pounds. 4. Do it, and I will pay you 20,000 pounds. (Which one is correct? Are both grammatical? Do ...
December 1, 2013

English
Q: Who are Antonio's friends in the Tempest? Are they Sebastian and Alonso?
December 1, 2013

English
Many events take place on the island but everyone feels guilty and sorry for their actions in the end. And then they head back to Italy, Milan safely all thanks to Prospero's spirit, Ariel. Ariel is a spirit who used to be a slave of Sycorax, an evil witch. (Thank you for ...
November 29, 2013

English
Many events take place on the island but everyone feels guilty and sorry for their actions in the end and they head back to Italy, Milan safely all thanks to Prospero's spirit, Ariel. Ariel is a spirit who used to be a slave of Sycorax, an evil witch. (Would you check the ...
November 29, 2013

English
Thank you. That is answered already. What about the following ones? 1. Anyone does not sleep well during the night. 2. Any one do not sleep well during the night. 3. Any people do not sleep well during the night. 4. Anything is not useful in this room. 5. Any boy has not ...
November 28, 2013

English
Anybody does not sleep well during the night. (Is this sentence grammatical?)
November 28, 2013

English
1. Anybody does not sleep well during the night. 2. Not anybody sleeps well during the night. 3, Nobody sleeps well during the night. (Which ones are correct? Are they the same?) 4. Not all sleep well during the night. 5, All do not sleep well during the night. 6. None sleep ...
November 28, 2013

English
1. He behaved most carefully. 2. He behaved the most carefully. 3. He behaved very carefully. (Are they all grammatical? Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Thank you.)
November 27, 2013

English
Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:56am. a statement about what will happen in the future (What is the part of speech of 'what'? Is 'what' an interrogative pronoun or a relative pronoun?) English - Writeacher, Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:58am...
November 27, 2013

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1. Ann commanded/ordered that he (should) go there. 2. Ann suggested/proposed that he should join the club. 3. Ann insisted that he (should) wash the car. 4. Ann requested that he (should) go see a doctor. 5. Ann decided/determined that he (should) go to Chicago with her. 6. ...
November 27, 2013

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1.She was happiest when she was with her friends. 2. She was the happiest when she was with her friends. (Are both the same?) 3. This river is deepest at this point. 4. This river is the deepest at this point. (Are both the same? Do we have to use 'the' or not? Thank ...
November 26, 2013

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1. He works hardest. 2. He works the hardest. (Are both correct?) 3. She is most beautiful. 4. She is very beautiful. 5. She is the most beautiful. (Does #3 mean #4 or #5?) 6. She is the most beautiful woman. 7. She is most beautiful woman. 8. She is a most beautiful woman. 9...
November 26, 2013

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Thank you. 1. a statement about what will happen in the future 2. a statement about the things which will happen in the future (What about this one? Is #1 the same as #2?)
November 26, 2013

English
a statement about what will happen in the future (What is the part of speech of 'what'? Is 'what' an interrogative pronoun or a relative pronoun?)
November 26, 2013

English
1. On the farm many works these days. 2. On the farm works many these days. (Which one is grammatical?)
November 26, 2013

English
1. In the playground lay the dying soldiers. 2. In the playground he lay. 3. In the playground lay this. 4. In the playground this lay. (#1 and #2 are right? What about #3 and #4? Which one is grammatical, #3 or #4?)
November 26, 2013

English
-Inversion- 1. Down came the rain. 2. Down it came. 3. Down came that. 4. Down that came. (I think #1 and #2 are in right order. What about #3 and #4? Which one is correct, #3 or #4?)
November 25, 2013

English
The skaters must finish the race in two days. (What does 'in' mean in this sentence? Does 'in' mean 'after' or 'within'?)
November 25, 2013

English
1. On the hill stood an old tree. 2. On the hill it stood. 3. On the hill stood this. 4. On the hill this stood. 5. On the hill stood these. 6. On the hill these stood. (Are #1 and #2 correct? What about #3 and #4? Which one is correct? What about #5 and #6?))
November 25, 2013

Englishj
MOONACHIE, NEW JERSEY (How do we pronounce 'Moonachie'? Do we stress the first syllable or the second syllable?)
November 25, 2013

English
1. Don't worry. We still have a little money left. 2. Don't worry. We still have a little money which is left. (Does #1 mean #2? Does 'left' modify 'money'?)
November 25, 2013

English
1. If he goes there, he will be arrested. 2. Does he go there, he will be arrested. (is #2 grammatical?) 3. If he were to go there, he would be arrested. 4. Were he to go there, he would be arrested. (is #4 grammatical?)
November 24, 2013

English
Thank you. What about in #2? Do you mean the two sentences are the same in meaning?
November 24, 2013

English
Thank you. What about in #2? Do you mean the two sentence is the same in meaning?
November 24, 2013

English
1. Eggs are most helpful for people who have nerve damage. (In this sentence, does 'most' mean 'very'?) 2. Eggs are the most helpful for people who have nerve damage. (What about this one? Are both different in meaning?)
November 24, 2013

English
1. She cut it open. (Is 'open' an objective complement? What is the part of speech of 'open'? Is 'open' an adjective or a 'verb'?) 2. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans. 3. Chocolate is made from cacao beans. (Which one is correct?) 4. He is ...
November 23, 2013

English
1. This is Mike in the picture. (What does 'in the picture' modify in this sentence?)
November 22, 2013

English
How does the boy feel? 1. He feels bored. 2. He feels boring. (Are both answers correct?)
November 22, 2013

English
1. I like chestnuts. - So do I. - Me too. - I like chestnuts, too. - Me, too. (Are the answers all the same? Do we have to put 'comma' before 'too'?)
November 22, 2013

English
1. It is neither hot nor warm. (In this sentence, what does 'nor' mean? Does 'nor' mean 'and - not'?) 2. I don't like pears. - Me neither. - The same to me. - I don't like pears, either. - I don't like them, either. (Are the answers all ...
November 22, 2013

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