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December 18, 2014

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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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

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

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