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September 1, 2014

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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

English
1. He is most strong. 2. He is a most strong boy. 3. He is the strongest boy. 4. He is strongest. 5. He is the strongest. (Are they all grammatical? Does 'mose in #1 or #2 mean 'very'? Which one is correct, #4 or #5? Are both the same in meaning?)
November 21, 2013

English
1. She is most suitable for the position. 1-2. She is the most suitable for the position. (Are both the same in meaning? Are both grammatical?) 2. She is fittest for the position. 2-2. She is the fittest for the position. (What about this one? Are both the same in meaning? ...
November 21, 2013

English
1. This book was most helpful for my homework. 2. This book was the most helpful for my homework. (Which one is grammatical? Do we have to use 'the' or not in this case?) Q: How do we pronounce 'helpful'? (It's a little difficult to pronounce...Thank you ...
November 21, 2013

English
1. Next to the convenience store, the bakery was. 2. Next to the convenience store was the bakery. 3. The bakery was next to the convenience store. (Which one is correct?) 4. She is working on the farm. 5. On the farm, she is working. 6. On the farm she is working. 7. On the ...
November 21, 2013

English
1. Only after he had lost his health did he realize the importance of it. 2. Only after he had lost his health, did he realize the importance of it. 3. Only after he had lost his health, he realized the importance of it. 4. Only after he had lost his health he realized the ...
November 21, 2013

English
1. Outside the village of Niveneso in Ghana, Naki is sitting on the ground, working with cocoa pods. 2. Outside the village of Niveneso in Ghana, Naki is sitting on the ground, while/as she was working with cocoa pods. (Does #1 mean #2? Are both the same in emaning?)
November 21, 2013

English
1. He was happy. 2. Happy he was. 3. The man was happy. 4. Happy was the man. (Inversion: Is #2 or #4 grammatical?)
November 21, 2013

science
Does 'cocoa bean' mean 'cacao bean'? What is the difference between 'cacao' and 'cocoa'?
November 20, 2013

English
1. This book was most helpful for my homework. 2. This book was the most helpful for my homework. (Which one is grammatical? Do we have to use 'the' or not in this case?) Q: How do we pronounce 'helpful'? (It's a little difficult to pronounce...Thank you ...
November 19, 2013

English
1. This book was the most helpful for my homework. 2. This book was most helpful for my homework. 3. Tom is the youngest of his brothers. 4. Tom is youngest of his brothers. 5. He is the tallest in his class. 6. He is tallest in his class. (Which one is grammatical in each ...
November 19, 2013

Engish
The weather is the condition of the atmosphere in one area at a particular time, for example if it is raining, hot of windy. (In this sentence can we use ' whether' instead of 'if' after 'for example' to have the same meaning?) English - Writeacher, ...
November 19, 2013

English
1. You need to take a warm jacket. 2. - I know. 3. - I see. (What is the difference between #2 and #3 in answer?)
November 19, 2013

English
1. This book was most helpful for my homework. 2. This book was the most helpful for my homework. (Which one is grammatical? Do we have to use 'the' or not in this case?) Q: How do we pronounce 'helpful'? (It's a little difficult to pronounce...Thank you ...
November 19, 2013

English
1. He was excited to hear the news. 2. He was excited that he heard the news. (Are both the same? Or does #1 mean #2-2 as follows?) 2-2. He was excited that he would hear the news. 3. He was excited to watch the game. 4. He was excited that he watch the game. 5. He was excited...
November 19, 2013

English
1. I can't wait to go to the USA. 2. I look forward to going to the USA. 3. I anticipate going to the USA. 4. I long to go to the USA. 5. I desire to go to the USA. 6. I expect to go to the USA. (Are they all the same in meaning? Which ones are similar to #1 in meaning? Do...
November 18, 2013

English
1. Make sure you send the letter. 2. Make sure to send the letter. (Are both the same?) 3. Be sure to drink lots of water. 4. Be sure that you drink a lot of water. 5. Be sure that you should drink a lot of water. (Are the three sentences the same?0
November 18, 2013

English
1. Tom is the youngest of his brothers. 2. Tom is youngest of his brothers. (Are both OK? Which one is grammatical?) 3. This book was most helpful for my homework. 4.This book was the most helpful for my homework. (Which one is grammatical? Do we have to use 'the' or ...
November 18, 2013

English
The weather is the condition of the atmosphere in one area at a particular time, for example if it is raining, hot of windy. (In this sentence can we use ' whether' instead of 'if' after 'for example' to have the same meaning?)
November 18, 2013

English
1. The ice must be 15 centimeters thick at least. 2. The ice must be at least 15 centimeters tall. (What is is the proper position of 'at least'? Are both OK? Do both sentences have the same meaning?)
November 18, 2013

English
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?) English - Writeacher, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:07am Both are OK, but they have slightly different meanings. #1 - ...
November 18, 2013

English
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?)
November 18, 2013

English
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?)
November 18, 2013

English
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...
November 17, 2013

English
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 ...
November 17, 2013

English
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...
November 17, 2013

English
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?)
November 17, 2013

English
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?)
November 17, 2013

English
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?)
November 17, 2013

English
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?)
November 17, 2013

English
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?)
November 16, 2013

English
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 ...
November 16, 2013

English
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?)
November 15, 2013

English
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?)
November 15, 2013

English
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?)
November 15, 2013

English
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...
November 15, 2013

English
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. ...
November 15, 2013

English
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?)
November 13, 2013

English
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?)
November 13, 2013

English
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?)
November 13, 2013

English
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 ...
November 12, 2013

English
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?)
November 12, 2013

English
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...
November 11, 2013

English
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?)
November 9, 2013

English
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...
November 8, 2013

English
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?)
November 7, 2013

English
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?)
November 6, 2013

English
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...
November 6, 2013

English
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?)
November 6, 2013

English
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?)
November 5, 2013

English
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?)
November 5, 2013

English
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 ...
November 5, 2013

Science
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?)
November 5, 2013

English
If you could give me a hand, that would be great. (What is the meaning of this sentence?)
November 4, 2013

English
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 ...
November 4, 2013

English
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...
November 4, 2013

English
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?)
November 4, 2013

English
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?)
November 4, 2013

English
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?)
November 3, 2013

English
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 ...
November 3, 2013

English
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?)
November 2, 2013

English
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?)
November 2, 2013

English
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'?)
October 31, 2013

English
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 '...
October 28, 2013

English
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?)
October 28, 2013

English
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'?)
October 28, 2013

English
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.?)
October 27, 2013

English
e.g. the Ig Nobel Prizes (Wht is 'Ig' short for?)
October 27, 2013

English
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...
October 27, 2013

science
1. You can catch mosquitoes using dry ice. 2. You can catch mosquitoes using ice cubes. (Which one is real?)
October 27, 2013

English
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?)
October 26, 2013

English
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?)
October 26, 2013

English
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 ...
October 26, 2013

English
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 ...
October 26, 2013

English
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'?))
October 25, 2013

English
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 ...
October 25, 2013

English
1. Paper can be made from elephants' droppings. 2. Papers can be made from elephants' droppings. (Which one is grammatical?)
October 25, 2013

English
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, ...
October 25, 2013

English
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?)
October 25, 2013

English
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?)
October 25, 2013

English
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'?)
October 23, 2013

English
¡°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...
October 19, 2013

English
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 ...
October 19, 2013

English
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"?)
October 18, 2013

English
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?)
October 16, 2013

English
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 ...
October 15, 2013

English
I read a lot of books for school, so watching movies is better for me. (What is the meaning of 'school' here?)
October 14, 2013

English
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...
October 12, 2013

English
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' ?)
October 12, 2013

English
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?)
October 12, 2013

English
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.?)
October 12, 2013

English
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 ...
October 10, 2013

English
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?)
October 9, 2013

English
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?)
October 8, 2013

English
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 &#...
October 8, 2013

English
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.
October 8, 2013

English
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...
October 7, 2013

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