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July 29, 2014

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1. My grandfather was in hospital. 2. My grandfather was in the hospital. 3. My grandfather was hospitalized. (What does #1 and #2 mean? Are both #1 and #2 the same? Does #1 or #2 mean #3? He may have visited a patient. Don't you think so?)

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1. He was excited watching the game. 2. He was excited to watch the game. (Which one is correct? Are both grammatical? What is the difference between them?)

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1. If I were to be young again, I would marry her. 2. If I were to be young again, I will marry her. (Is #2 grammatical?) 3. If he should go there, he would be welcomed. 4. If he should go there, he will be welcomed. (Are these two sentences grammatical? What is the difference...

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1. If he should go there, he would be killed. 2. Should he go there, he would be killed. 3. If you would try harder, you would surely succeed. 4. Would you try harder, you would surely succeed. 5. If I were to be young again, I would marry her. 6. Were I to be young again, I w...

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1. If I should win the lottery, I will buy everything. 1-2. Should I win the lottery, I will buy everything. 2. If I were rich, I could buy Glalaxy 4. 2-2. Were I rich, I could buy Galaxy 4. 3. If I had studied harder, I would have got better grades. 3-2. Had I studied harder,...

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1. I don't have to hurry, and neither does she. 2. I don't have to hurry, and nor does she. 3. I don't have to hurry, neither does she. 4. I don't have to hurry, nor does she. (Which ones are grammatical?)

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Near the school there was a clothing store. Near the school, there was a clothing store. Near the school was there a clothing store. Near the school, was there a clothing store. (Which one is correct? Do we have to have inversion when the place adverbial comes to the front?)

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Thank you for your help. 1. In front of the building was it. 2. In front of the building it was. (What about these sentences? Which one is grammatical?)

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1. In front of the building was a supermarket. 2. In front of the building, was a supermarket. 3. In front of the building a supermarket was. 4. In front of the building, a supermarket was. (Which ones are grammatical?)

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Over 15,000 skaters entered the race. (Is this sentence correct? What other expressions can we use instead of 'entered' to make the same meaning?)

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1. Anybody does not sleep well during the night. 2. Not anybody sleeps well during the night. 3. Nobody sleeps during the night. (Is #1 grammatical? Are they all the same in meaning?) 4. None were present at the meeting. 5. No one were present at the meeting. 6. None was prese...

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1. He went up. 2. Up he went. 3. Up went he. 4. The princess went up. 5. Up the princess went. 6. Up went the princess. (Which ones are grammatically correct?)

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1. On the hill an old tree stood. 2. On the hill stood an old tree. 3. On the hill, an old tree stood 4. On the hill, stood an old tree. 5. On the hill it stood. 6. On the hill stood it. (Which ones are grammatical?)

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Then in 1996, Nokia introduced the a PDA with full mobile phone functionality, the 9000 Communicator, which became the world's best-selling PDA. (Is 'the a PDA' correct?)

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1. Only then did I understand the problem. 2. Only then I understood the problem. (Which one is grammatical?) 3. Only after understanding the situation did he make a comment. 4. Only after understanding the situation he made a comment. 5. Only after understanding the situation...

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1. Outside the village, Naki is sitting on the ground. 2. Outside the village Naki is sitting on the ground. 3. Outside the village is Naki sitting on the ground. 4. Outside the village, she is sitting on the ground. 5. Outside the village she is sitting on the ground. 6. Outs...

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1. someone who works in a garden, growing plants and making it look attractive 2. someone who works in a garden, while he grows plants and makes it look attractive (The above is the definition of 'gardener.' Does #1 mean #2?)

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1. He was excited to watch the game. 2. He was excited watching the game. (Which one is grammatical? Are both OK? What is the difference between them?)

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1. What's the weather like today? 2. How is the weather today? 3. Whhat's today's forecast? 4. How is it outside? (Are they all interchangeable? are they all the same and grammatical?)

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1. Your body temperature is a little higher than usual. 2. Your body temperature is a little higher than your temperature is usual. (Does #1 mean #2? Is #2 the full form of #1?) 3. He is as tall as I. 4. He is as tall as me. (Are both OK? Which one is commonly used? Is #3 for ...

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1. What animal do you keep? 2. What pet animal do you have? 3. What pet do you keep? 4. Which pet do you have? 5. What pet do you have? - I have a pet turtle. (Which question is suitable for the answer?)

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Do you mind my opening the window? He narrowly escaped being drowned. He gave up smoking. He admitted having stolen the money. I could not avoid saying so. I finished writing my composition. Sam enjoyed swimming in the river. He stopped smoking. He suggested going on a picnic....

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1. I am happy with you. 2. I am happy because of you. 3. I am happy about you. (What does #1 mean? Does #1 mean #2 or #3?)

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1. I demanded that he should give me the money. 2. I suggested that we should go on a picnic tomorrow. 3. He insisted that she should join the club. 4. I demanded that he give me the money. 5. I suggested that we go on a picnic tomorrow. 6. He insisted that she join the club. ...

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1. She likes to jump rope as a warm-up. 2. She likes to skip rope as a warm-up. 3. She likes jump rope as a warm-up. 4. She likes jump roping as a warm-up. 5. She likes skip rope as a warm-up. 6. She likes skip roping as a warm-up. (Which expressions are grammatical?)

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1. He must have been rich. 2. I am sure he was rich. 3. I am sure that he was rich. 4. It is certain he was rich. 5. It is certain that he was rich. 6. Certainly he was rich. 7. Surely he was rich. (Are they all the same? Do we have to use 'that' or not?)

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1. Walking on the street, I found a stray dog. 2. While I was walking on the street, I found a stray dog. 3. When I was walking on the street, I found a stray dog. 4. While I walked on the street, I found a stray dog. 5. When I walked on the street, I found a stray dog. (Among...

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1. Reading this poem, I can picture the speaker, who has so much to say. 2. When I read this poem, I can picture the speaker,and he has so much to say. 3. While I read this poem, I can picture the speaker,and he has so much to say. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Are the all the same?)

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Check the correct information on Ms. Kim's note. (What does 'on Ms. Kim's note' modify? What is the part of speech of "Ms. Kim's note"? An adverbial phrase or an adjective phrase?)

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The school nurse's sick note is on the table. (What is 'sick note'? What is the part of speech of 'sick'? Is 'sick' a noun or an adjective in the sentence?)

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1. Ted is 2 years older than Bill. 2. Ted is 5 centimeters taller than Bill. 3. Ted is 10 kilograms heavier than Bill. (Are they all grammatical?) 4. Ted is 165 cm tall. (How do we read '165 cm' here? 5. one hundred sixty-five centimeters 6. one sixty-five centimeters ...

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1. Can a cat see well at night? 2. Does a bear have 42 teeth? 3. Can a fish close its eyes? 4. Can a hippo stay under water for 30 minutes? (What is the answer to the question?)

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If you could give me a hand, that would be great. (What is the meaning of this sentence?)

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1. I can give you a hand if you want. -That would be great. (What is the meaning of 'would' in the answer?) - That will be great. - That's great. (Can we use these answers? What is the difference in meaning?) 2. I can give you a hand if you want to. -That would be ...

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On the playground, there are two fathers and three kids. There is a slide on the playground. On the slide a boy is sliding down upside down, and his father is catching the boy. The other father is holding a girl in her left hand. The other girl is on his back and the father is...

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1. He is delivering lunches for elderly people. 2. He is delivering lunch boxes for elderly people. (Are both the same in meaning?) 3. He is delivering lunches for elderly people. 4. He is delivering lunches to elderly people. (Are both the same in meaning?)

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1. Do you like vanilla-flavored ice cream? 2. What if they were made from cow droppings? (What is the tense of Sentence 2? Is #2 in the past tense or the present tense?)

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1. I'm sure you will be a good author. 2. I'm sure you would be a good author. 3. I'm sure you can be a good author. 4. I'm sure you could be a good author. (What is the difference among them in meaning?)

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A thief must have broken into the house. The house is broken. There is a piece of cloth of a blue shirt on the table. On the floor, there are many footprints. Encyclopedia is looking for evidences with a magnifier. Who do you think is the thief among the three suspects? I thin...

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1. i can be a detective. 2. I could be a detective. 3. Maybe I could be a detective. (What is the difference among them in meaning?)

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Who is Bill's favorite writer? 1. It is Arthur Conan Doyle. 2. He is Arthur Conan Doyle. 3. Arthur Conan Doyle is. 4. Arthur Conan Doyle is his favorite writer. 5. Arthur Conan Doyle is his favorite. (Which expressions are grammatical and commonly used?)

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He won first prize for the solar lamp in the science fair. (What is the meaning of 'for' in the sentence? Is 'for the solar lamp' an adjective phrase modifying 'prize' or and adverbial phrase modifying 'won'?)

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1. Research projects that have won Ig Nobel Prizes are real, serious scientific work. 2. Research projects that have ever won Ig Nobel Prizes are real, serious scientific work. (Does #1 mean #2? What is the meaning of 'have won'? Does 'have won' mean 'exper...

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1. Have you received the prizes so far? 2. Have you ever received the prizes. (Are both the same in meaning, showing 'experience'?) 3. Have you ever received the prizes so far? (Can we say like this, Sentence 3? Does Sentence 3 have the same meaning as the others?)

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One of the Ig Nobel Prizes is the Prize for Bird Science. (What is the meaning of the preposition 'for'? Is 'for' 'concerning' or 'about'?)

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She wishes to visit the country whose scenery is beautiful. (In this sentence, what is 'the country'? Is it a country like China, Japan, or brazil? Or is 'the country' an area in a country such as the USA.?)

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e.g. the Ig Nobel Prizes (Wht is 'Ig' short for?)

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1. Once you start reading, you cannot stop it. 2. Once you go there, you will be satisfied with the scenery. 3. Once you paly soccer with them, you will like it. 4. Once you lern how to swim, you will like it. 5. Once you begin to learn the guitar, you spend more than 2 hours....

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1. You can catch mosquitoes using dry ice. 2. You can catch mosquitoes using ice cubes. (Which one is real?)

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Where did he get the idea for his project? 1. He got the idea from a science magazine. 2. He got the idea in a science magazine. (Which preposition should we use?)

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1. She won the first prize in the cooking festival. 2. She won a first prize in the cooking festival. 3. She won first prize in the cooking festival. (It's about the use of articles. Which one is correct?)

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What did Mayu Yamamoto do with/from cow droppings? 1. She invented a way to make vanilla flavor from cow droppings. 2. She invented a way to make vanilla flavor with cow droppings. (Are both answers grammatical? Do we have to use 'with' or 'from' in both the qu...

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1. Woodpeckers have special eyelids that close a millisecond before each hit. (What is the part of speech of 'a millisecond' in the sentence?) 2. His eyelids closed just before the soccer ball hit his head. 3. His eyelids closed one minute before the soccer ball hit hi...

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Everyone rushed to get on the elevator. (Is 'to get-' the object of the verb 'rush'? Is 'rushed' a transitive verb taking an object here? Or Is 'to get...' an adverbial phrase modifying 'rushed'?))

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1. Congratulations you on winning first prize in the spelling contest. 2. Congratulations you on your winning first prize in the spelling contest. 3. Congratulations on winning first prize in the spelling contest. 4. Congratulations on your winning first prize in the spelling ...

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1. Paper can be made from elephants' droppings. 2. Papers can be made from elephants' droppings. (Which one is grammatical?)

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According to Brooks, for many Roma the Holocaust - in which hundreds of thousands of Roma were exterminated - is a living memory, even if there are few survivors left. And recent events such as France's expulsion of a Roma schoolgirl and her family earlier this month, Swed...

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1. The Glass Menagerie once again taps into the audience's emotions, as it has for 70 years. 2. "Her son is about to fly away, never to seen or heard from again and she knows it," Jones said. (Are they all grammatical? Would you check the errors in them?)

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A: I bought a new car. B1: Congratulations on buying a new car. B2:Congratulations on having bought a new car. (Which response is correct, B1 or B2? What is the difference between them?)

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It is too late to cancel my order. (What does 'it' refer to in the sentence? Is 'it' a false subject or the impersonal pronoun referring to 'the time'?)

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¡°This study shows that the brain has different functional states when asleep and when awake,¡± said Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc., co-director of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Center for Translational Neuromedicine and lead author...

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There are seven books. A series of eight movies based on the novels has been made by Warner Bros. They started making the movies in 2001. The first one was released on November 16th 2001. The second to the fifth were released respectively on 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007. (Would y...

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The various prizes are awarded yearly. Each recipient, or laureate, receives a gold medal, a diploma and a sum of money, which is decided by the Nobel Foundation. As of 2012, each prize was worth 8 million SEK. (How do we pronounce "SEK"?)

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1. You have to sit down with each other. 2. You have to endure each other. 3. You have to be patient with each other. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?)

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Two of your friends are fighting with each other. What could you say to help them? Why don't you sit down with each other? Each person can hear the other one's side of the story. 1. Why don't you sit down with each other? (What is the action of each person? Are the...

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I read a lot of books for school, so watching movies is better for me. (What is the meaning of 'school' here?)

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1. So the necklace on his desk had to be the real diamond necklace. 2. So the necklace on his desk must have been the real diamond necklace. (Does #1 mean #2? What is the difference between them?) 3. He must be strong. 4. He has to be strong. (Are both grammatical and the same...

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The stolen necklace is insured for five million dollars. (What is the meaning of the role of 'for' in this sentence? What else can we use instead of 'for' ?)

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He was reading about diamonds when his father entered his room. (Was he reading a book, or was he reading passage about diamonds on the Internet?)

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1. You are out of breadth a lot. 2. You are very out of breadth. 3. You are much out of breadth. 4. How aout of breadth you are! (Which one is grammatical? Which one is similar to #4? What other expressions can we us instead of 'out of breadth.?)

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1. I went on a school field trip to Jeju Island. 2. I went on a school trip to Jeju Island. 3. I went on a study trip to Jeju Island. 4. I went on a study tour to Jeju Island. 5. I went on a study travel to Jeju Island. 6. I went on a field trip to Jeju Island. (Which expressi...

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As it turns out, the second thrust accounts for 32 percent of the jellyfish's forward movement, and the kicker is it requires no energy. (Would you check the sentence? Is the sentence grammatical?)

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1. They are having an election for school president. 2. They are having an election for the school president. 3. They are having an election for a school president. (Which one is grammatical and commonly used?)

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1. The reason why I like it is I can enjoy tasting many ingredients. 2. The reason why I like it is that I can enjoy tasting many ingredients. 3. The reason why I like it is because I can enjoy tasting many ingredients. (Which one is grammatical? Which one is omitted after ...

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What is the title for the student who is a representative of all the students in school? is it school president or student president? Would you let me know about that? Thank you.

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1. In three minutes, he started to shout. 2. After three minutes, he started to shout. (Which preposition should we use? Which one is right?) 3. Three minutes later, he started to shout. 4. Some minutes later, he started to shout. 5. After a short time, he started to shout. 6....

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1. I was lifting some weights at the gym last night. 2. I was lifting some weights in the gym last night. 3. We played dodgeball at the gym. 4. We played dodgeball in the gym. (Do we have to sue 'in' or 'at'? Which ones are grammatical?)

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1. I got up late and missed the bus which I had to take in the morning. I was late for school and my teacher got mad at me when I entered my classroom. I had to remain in the classroom to clean it by myself. 2. I got up late and missed the bus number 6 which I had to take in t...

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1. A few minutes later, the dog started to have a stomachache and we had to take him to the hospital. 2. A few minutes later, the dog started to groan lying on the floor, so we had to take him to the hospital. 3. A few minutes later, the dog began to make a strange sound sitti...

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1. He ran for class leader. 2. He ran for a class leader. 3, He ran for the class leader. (Which one is grammatical?)

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1. My sister and I took part in school marathon yesterday. 2. My sister and I took part in a school marathon yesterday. 3. My sister and I took part in the school marathon yesterday. 4. My sister and I took part in School Marathon yesterday. 5. My sister and I took part in the...

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1. The basketball player threw the ball into the basket. 2. The basketball player threw the ball in the basket. 3. The basketball player threw the ball on the board so that it can go into the basket. 4. The basketball player threw the ball onto the basketball board and it came...

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1. He is sitting down in a chair and playing drums. 2. He is sitting in a chair and playing drums. 3. He is sitting down on a chair and playing drums. 4. He is sitting on a chair and playing drums. (Which ones are grammatical? Do we have to use 'down' or not? Thank you.)

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Jessy heard a cat cry. (Did the cat weep or shout according to the sentence?)

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1. Sam is sitting down in a chair and playing drum. 2. Sam is sitting down in a chair and playing the drum. 3. Sam is sitting down in a chair and playing a drum. 4. Sam is sitting down in a chair and playing drums. 5. Sam is sitting down in a chair and playing the drums. (Whic...

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1. There's always a lot of traffic at this time of day. 2. There's always a lot of traffic at this time of a day. 3. There's always a lot of traffic at this time of the day. 4. There's always a lot of traffic at this time of days. 5. There's always a lot of...

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1. I appreciate your help. 2. I appreciate you. 3. Thank you for your help. 4. Thank you for your helping me. 5. Thank you for you helping me. (Which ones are grammatical?)

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1. I really appreciate you saying so! 2. I really appreciate your saying so! (Which one is grammatical?)

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The greenback's gains were pronounced against the Swiss franc, rebounding from a 1-1/2 year low reached the previous day. (How do we read 'a 1-1/2 year'?)

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Real money accounts were cited as main sellers of the pair taking it below the $1.3600 mark. (How do we read '$1.3600 mark'?)

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......she said, adding in such a case the euro could target the $1.28 mark. (How do we read '$1.28 mark'?)

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1. Who knows about the glass copy other than you? 2. Who knows about the glass copy except you? 3. Who knows about the glass copy except for you? (Are they all the same in meaning?)

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1. If I had studied hard, I could have gotten a higher score. 2. If I had studied hard, I could have gotten a better result. 3. If I had studied hard, I could have gotten a good/better grade. 4. If I had studied hard, I could not have gotten a lower score. 5. If I had studied ...

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1. If I had brought an umbrella, I would not have gotten wet. 2. If I had brought an umbrella, I would not have been wet. 3. If I had brought an umbrella, I would have stopped rain from falling on me. 4. If I had brought an umbrella, I would not have soaked with water. 5. If I...

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trust: to believe someone that they are honest and sincere (is the definition of 'trust' grammatical?)

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1. Electronics are very popular in Korea. 2. Electronics is very popular in Korea. (Thank you for your help. Which one is grammatically correct?)

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His French is like that of native. (Is this sentence grammatical?)

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Chiara's show is coming soon. We can't wait to see it. (How do you pronounce "Chiara' in the first sentence?)

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You need to ride up the road. (Which vehicle does the other person have to ride? Is this expression used only for riding a horse? What is the meaning of 'ride up'? Does the other person need to ride a horst toward the place which is up?)

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What was David given for Christmas? He was given a camera. (What is the meaning of 'for' in the question? Was David given a camera on Christmas or before Christmas or after Christmas?)

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