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1. No few students were present at the meeting. 2. Not a few students were present at the meeting. 3. Quite a few students were present at the meeting. ------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? ============================= 4. I have no little money. 5. I ...

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1. Parrots imitate human speech. 2. Parrots mimic human speech. 3. Parrots copy human speech. ----------------------------- Do they have the same meaning? 4. Can I ask you to take a picture of us? 5. Can I ask you to take a photo of us? 6. Can I ask you to take a photograph of...

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1. Why did you upload my pictures? I want you to delete them now. ----------------------- Q1: Where do we give the primary stress on the verb 'upload,' on the first syllable or on the second syllable? Q2: Can we substitute 'erase' for 'delete'? What ...

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1. They made too many noises in the laboratory. 2. The boy made too much noise in the library, so he was sent out by the libriarian. 3. She woke up because of a lot of noise from outside. 4. He could not sleep well because a lot of noises from outside disturbed him...

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1. People got out of their cars and helped the driver. 2. People went out of their cars and helped the driver. 3. People came out of their cars and helped the driver. ------------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Can we use 'went' and 'came'...

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1. Don 't hang up. Hold on, please. 2. Don't hang up. Hang on, plese. (Can we use 'Hang on' instead of "Hold on' in telephone conversation?) 3. He and I made poses like models. 4. He and I made a pose like models. (Which one is correct? Do we have to ...

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website: an area on the Web where information about a particular subject, organization, etc. can be found ------------------------------ What does the where clause modify, 'an area' or 'the Web'?

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1. I'll probably go and check out that apple, actually. 2. I'll probably go and check that apple, actually. 3. I'll probably go and check on that apple, actually. ------------------ Which one is correct? Do we have to use 'out' after 'check' here? 4...

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1. She asked me to hold the line. 2. She asked me to hold on. ----------------- Are both the same? Do you have some other similar expressions? 3. He handed me the document without comment. 4. She handed me the document without comments. (Are both OK? Do we have to use the ...

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1. I'm particular about what I eat. 2. I'm picky about what I eat. 3. I'm choosy about what I eat. -------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is commonly used? Do you have some more adjectives similar to 'picky'?

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* 1. You can feel safe now. 2. You are able to feel safe now. 3. You are allowed to feel safe now. (I allow you to feel safe now. You may feel safe now.) 4. You have the possibility of feeling safe now. ======================================== What is the meaning of 'can&#...

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1. You can go home now. 2. You are able to go home now. 3. You are allowed to go home now. (I allow you to go home now.) 4. It is possible for you to go home now. ----------------------------- It is a little confusing. If somebody says, "You can go home now," what ...

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1. Can I ask you a favor? 2. Can I ask you a thing? 3. Can I ask you two things? 4. Can I ask you two favors? ------------------------------------ favor: a thing that you do to help sb... This was the definition of 'favor' according to a dictionary. Can we use all the ...

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1. They have been married for five years. (status) 2. I have been married to her for seven years.(status) 3. He married her two years ago. (action) 4. He has been married to Emily for a long time. (status) 5. He was married to Emily last year.(action...

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1. My car broke down. 2. My car is out of order. 3. My car died. 4. My car died on the way to work. 5. My car malfunctioned. 6. My car didn't function. ---------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Do you have more expressions similar to 'broke down'?

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1. Can I ask you to wash the dishes? 2. May I ask you to wash the dishes? 3. Might I ask you to wash the dishes? --------------------- What is the difference between #1 and #2? Do you use #3? ================================ 4. Where can I find the post office? 5. Where is the...

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1. Where it is? 2. Where is it? 3. Do you know where it is? ------------------------------------ #2 and #3 are right. What about #1? Do you use the expression in #1?

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They are on shelf B in aisle 1. ------------------------------ On both sides of aisle 1, how many shelves are there at a department store? Are there two shelves on both sides of each aisle. Do we have to use 'in' before 'aisle'? What about using 'in' ...

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1. Will you close the window? 2. Would you close the window? 3. Can you close the window? 4. Could you close the window? 5. Do you mind closing the window? 6. Can I ask you to close the window? 7. May I ask you to close the window? 8. Could I ask you to close the window? 9. ...

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1. Can I open the window? 2. May I open the window? 3. Might I open the window? ------------------ Which one is common? Is #2 more polite than #1? Can we use #1 when we talk to elderly people? #3 rarely seems to be used. When can we use #3?

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1. Would you care for a cup of coffee? - No, thanks. 2. Will you have some more bread? - Thank you. 3. Won't you eat some more fruit? - I'm sorry, but I have had enough. 4. Do you want to eat some cookies? - Sorry, but I'm full. 5. Would you try to eat this tomato ...

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I have dry hands. 1. I think you should put on hand cream more often. 2. I think you should apply hand cream more often. -------------------- Are both the same? Do you have some other verbs instead of 'put on' or 'apply'?

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Thank you for your help. Here goes some more questions related to 'subway' 1. You should be quiet in the subway. 2. You should be quiet on the subway. 3. You should be quiet on the train. ------------------ #1 means: You should be quite when you enter the subway ...

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1. When you are not at home, who takes care of the children? 2. When you are not at home, who is taking care of the children? 3. When you are not at home, who will take care of the children? ------------------- Which ones are correct and common? Does #2 mean #3? Can we use &#...

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1. I hope he is running on the playground now. 2. I hope he is studying now. 3. I hope he is playing table tennis now. 4. Is he studying? I hope so. 5. Is he studying (now)? I hope he is studying (now) 6. Is he coming (soon)? I hope so. 7. Is he coming (soon)? I hope he is ...

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1. You look great in your uniform. 2. You look great when you are wearing your uniform. 3. You look great when you wear your uniform. 4. You look great when you dress your uniform. 5. You look great when you have your uniform on. 6. You look great if you have your uniform on. ...

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1. She dressed her daughter in a fur coat. 2. She clothed her daughter in a fur coat. 3. She put a fur coat on her daughter. ------------------ Are they all the same in meaning? Which ones are commonly used? Do you have some other ways of expressiong putting clothes on?

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1. You should be quiet in the subway. 2. You should be quiet in the subway station. 3. You should be quiet on the subway. 4. You should be quiet on the subway train. 5. You should be quite on the train. 6. You should be quiet on the train in the subway station...

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1. You can go now. 2. You are able to go now. 3. You are allowed to go now. ------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? If 'can' means 'ability,' #1 means #2. However, if 'can' means 'permission,' #1 mean #3. Is that right?

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1. She clothed her son in a T-shirt. 2. She dressed her son up in a T-shirt. 3. She made her son put on a T-shirt. (Are they all grammatical/ Do you have some more common expressions for 'clothed'?)

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1. We should wash our hand before meals. 2. We should wash our hands before meals. (Can we use 'hand' as in Sentence 1?) 3. You will do good soon. 4. You will do better soon. (Is #3 grammatical? What about Sentence 4?)

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Thank you for your help. 1. Who is taking care of the children while you are away? 2. Who will take care of the children while you are away? (Does #1 mean #2? Or does #1 mean who is in the process of doing somthing "now"?) 3. "Is he coiming?" "I hope ...

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1. Who is taking care of the children while your are away? 2. Who will take care of the children while your are away? (Does #1 mean #2? Or does #1 mean who is in the process of doing somthing "now"?) 3. "Is he coiming?" "I hope so." 4. Will he ...

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1. He was standing right behind her. 2. He was standing just behind her. 3. I got here right after nine. 4. I got here just after nine. 5. The bus came right on time. 6. The bus came just one time. 7. The bus came exactly on time. ------------------- Are they all grammatical? ...

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What about dinner at my place? What about dinner in my place? What about having dinner at my place? What about having dinner in my place? Why don't we have dinner at my place? Why don't we have dinner in my place? ----------------------- Can we use both 'at' ...

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1. It was his mistake that he didn't walk the dog on a lead. 2. It was his fault that he didn't walk the dog on a leash. 3. He made a mistake by not using a dog lead. 4. By mistake, he didn't walk the dog on a lead. 5. He should have walked the dog on a dog leash. ...

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1. A man was reading a newspaper on the seat of the subway train. 2. A man was reading a newspaper on the seat in the subway train. 3. A man was reading a newspaper on the seat on the subway train. 4. A man was reading a newspaper on the seat of the subway. 5. A man was ...

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Thank you. I'm going to ride a bike. 1. Okay, but you should wear a helmet. 2. Okay, but you ought to wear a helmet. 3. Okay, but you must wear a helmet. 4. Okay, but you have to wear a helmet.

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I'm going to ride a bike. 1. Okay, but you should wear a healmet. 2. Okay, but you ought to wear a healmet. 3. Okay, but you must wear a healmet. 4. Okay, but you have to wear a healmet. ------------------------------ #1 is a suitable answer to the statement, I think. If ...

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Thank you for yoiur help. 1. I think Chuchu should live with his old master because he is a very good person. When Chuchu was almost blind, he didn't abandon Chuchu. Instead, he decided to take good care of him. 1-2. I think Chuchu should live with his old master because ...

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1. I think Chuchu should live with his old master because he is a very good person. When Chuchu was almost blind, he didn't abandon Chuchu. Instead, he decided to take good care of him. 1-2. I think Chuchu should live with his old master because he is a very good person: ...

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1. The dog ran around the house. ---------------------- Does it mean that the dog ran outside the house? Does it mean he ran here and there in the house? Or does the sentence mean both situations?

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A: I like pears. 1. Same here. 2. That makes two of us. 3. You can say that again. 4. Me too. 5. So do I. 6. I think so, too. 7. I agree with you. (Can we use all the responses? #6 and #7 seem to be a little strange.) A: The movie was great. 8. Same here. 9. That makes two of ...

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1. It was his fault that he didn't put a leash on his dog. 2. He should have walked his dog with a leash on. 3. He should have walked the dog with a leash on his collar. 4. It was his mistake that his didn't tie his dog to the collar. He should have used a dog lead. 5...

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1. I move that a vote be taken on this. 2. I suggest that a vote be taken on this. (Does #1 mean #2?) 3. He suggested that she was a professor. (Is this sentence correct? What does 'suggested' mean in this sentence? What other words can we use?) 4. He suggested that ...

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1. Why is that? 2. What is your reason for that? 3. Why do you think so? 4. What makes you think so? 5. What is your opinion about which person the dog should live with? 6. Let me know your opinion about that. 7. Will you give me your opinion about that? 8. Which master do you...

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1. She has taken good care of Chuchu till now. 2. She took Chuchu home and has cared for him till now. 3. She decided to take the pet home when he was a blind dog, and has cared for him very well. 4. She wanted to take the pet though he was blind, and has looked after him ...

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1. He had stayed with his old master for long. (For 5 month, he has lived with his new master.) 2. They had been together for such a long time. 3. He had stayed with his old master together for ages. 4. He had been with his old master long. ---------------------------------- ...

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1. The pet has lived with the lady until he meets his old master. 2. The pet had lived with the lady until he met his old master. 3. The pet lived with the lady until he meets his old master. 4. The pet lived with the lady until he met his old master. (In terms of tense, which...

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1. You can feel safe now. 2. You may feel safe now. 3. You are able to feel safe now. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?) 4. You will feel better soon. 5. You will be better soon. (Are both the same in meaning? What is the difference between them?) 6. strange: unusual or surprising 7. ...

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1. You look great in your uniform. 2. You look great if you wear your uniform. ----------------- Does #1 mean #2?

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A: I think honesty is the best policy. 1. Me too. 2. Same here. 3. I have the same idea. 4. I agree with you. 5. I think so, too. 6. You can say that again. 7. That makes two of us. (Are the responses all correct?)

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1. He was married to Emily in 2009. 2. He got married to Emily in 2009. ---------------------- What is the difference between them? Does #1 mean "state"? And does #2 mean "action"?

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1. He suggested that she should join the club. 2. He suggested that she might be a librarian. 3. He suggested that the boy laughed at the girl. 4. The driver insisted that the car ran into the pedestrian. 5. He insisted that she should go on a picnic together. 6. He insisted ...

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1. He decided that she should go shopping. 2. His decision was that she should go shopping. 3. He made a decision that she should go shopping. 4. He suggested that the party be put off. 5. His suggestion was that the party should be put off. ================ Can we use all the...

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1. The mayor ordered that the man (should) leave the city early. 2. He suggested that the party (should) be put off. 3. He insisted that she (should) make a sppech. 4. They demanded that he should resign. 4-1. They demanded that he resign. 4-2. They demanded that he not resign...

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1. I am happy with my brother. 2. I am happy for my brother. 3. I am happy because of my brother. 4. I am satisfied with my brother. ------------------------ Are they all correct? What is the difference between #1 and #2? #1 seems to mean #4. Is that right? Which one is close ...

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•English - Writeacher, Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:48am They are the same in meaning, but 1 is, by far, the smoother phrasing. Why don't you take a few days for yourself? Why don't you take a break for a few days?

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1. Why don't you take a few days off? 2. Why don't you take off a few days? (Are both grammatical? What other similar expressions do we have about 'take off'?) * I can't stand people talking loudly in public. 3. Me neither. 4. Neither can I. 5. Nor can I. 6...

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1. It's me. 2. It's me, Tom. 3. It's me, Tom, your best friend. (They are all right?)

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1. What is his opinion like? 2. What do you think his opinion is like? - I don't agree with him about his opinion. - I don't agree with him on/about the statement that his old master was careless. - His opinion is wanterful. (Are they all acceptable?) 3. His acting is ...

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1. It's because Chuchu felt that his old master was near. 2. It's because Chuchu felt that his old master was near to him. 3. It's because Chuchu felt that his old master was close to him. 4. It's because Chuchu felt that his old master was near him. 5. It'...

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1. She was entering the subway. At that thie, the dog felt that his old master is near. "On the subway", he barked loudly. People sitting on their seats were surprised. (Is the expression in the quotation marks correct? Which expression do we have to use? Do we put...

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1. I can't concentrate on work. 2. I can't concentrate at work. 3. I can't concentrate (on something) at work. ------------------ Which one is correct? Does #1 mean #3? •English - Writeacher, Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:46am 1 and 2 are fine, but mean ...

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1. He often takes pictures of sunrises/sunrise. (Do we have to use the singular form or the plural form?) 2. What's wrong with your brother? - No, not at all. (Is this answer suitable? Do you have other suitable answers?)

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1. Take out a pencil out of the pencil case. 2. Take out a pencil from the pencil case. 3. Take out a pencil in the pencil case. ---------------------- Are they all grammatical? Does #1 mean #2? Which one is a common expression? Is #3 okay? Does #3 mean that there is only one ...

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1. I can't stand you grumbling all the time. 1-2. I can't stand your grumbling all the time. 2. I can't stand you who are grumbling all the time. 3. I can't stand you who grumble all the time.

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1. I can't stand you grumbling all the time. 2. I can''t stand you who are grumbling all the time. 3. I can't stand you who grumle all the time. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Which one is similar to #1, #2 or 33?

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1. Why don't you take a few days off? 2. Why don't you take off a few days? -------------------------- Are both the same in meaning? What other expressions can we use instead of 'take off'?

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1. I cannot but stay with him. 2. I cannot help staying with him. 3. I cannot choose but stay with him. 4. I have no choice but to stay with him. ------------------ Are they all grammatical. I know 'help' means 'avoid.' Then what does 'but' mean in #3 ...

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1. I can't concentrate on work. 2. I can't concentrate at work. 3. I can't concentrate (on something) at work. ------------------ Which one is correct? Does #1 mean #3?

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His dog became a missing dog. 1. He should have used a dog lead. 2. He should have tied the dog with a dog lead. 3. He should have tied a dog lead to the collar of the dog. 4. He didn't used the leash. He should have walke the dog with the leash on the collar. 5. He didn&#...

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Two students talked about the title. Now, one last student....OK. Well done. Please remain quiet, everyone. ------------------- Would you check the short passage? Correct any errors, please.

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1. Look at the abandoned dogs. 2. Look at the deserted dogs. (Which one is a correct term? Can we use both expressions? Do you have some other terms?) 3. A dog is a companion animal. I have two companion dogs. (Is this expression right?)

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Many years passed. --------------------- If a person uses the sentence above, how many years does the person have in mind? More than 5 years? Over 7 years? More than 10 years? How about you?

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1. I'll take him the dog. 2. I'll take the dog to him. 3. I'll bring him the cat. 4. I'll bring the cat to him. 5. I'll bring him it. 6. I'll bring it to him. 7. I'll take him this. 8. I'll take this to him. --------------- Is each pair the same...

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If a person uses 'be going to,' does it mean that he decided what to do before? 1. What did you decided to do for that? What are you going to do? If a person uses, will,' does it mean that he decides to do something right now? 2. What do you decide to do for that ...

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They went to an animal doctor. The vet said, "This pet is almost blind." The wife said to her husband, "What are you going to do?" --------------------------- What is the difference between them in meaning? 1. What are you going to do? 2. What will you do? ...

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The sea is shallow, and we can not notice a major shift in a tidal change. ------------ Would you check this sentence? Thank you.

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The sandy area is 1.5 km in length, 40 km in width and has an area of 60,000 square meters. ------------------- Would you check the sentence an correct errors, please?

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After the opening of the sea, people can swim....though people can use the beach all the year round. (So in this case, can we use 'the expression' above? Do we have to put 'the' before 'opening'?)

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1. Also many events and festivals are held with (the) opening of the sea. (Is it correct? Do we ahve to sue 'the' here?) 2. The beach provides tourists with other attractions every year. ------------------- Are they grammatical?

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1. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died 5 years ago. However, he has been waiting for him. 2. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died 5 years ago. However, he has waited for him for a long time. 3. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died, but he has been waiting...

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1. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died 5 years ago. However, he has been waiting for him. 2. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died 5 years ago. However, he has waited for him for a long time. 3. Whitey in Roumania Whitey's master died, but, he has been ...

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1. granddad, granddaddy 2. grandad,grandaddy Which ones do we have to use?

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Do adults use grandma, grandpa, or granddad? Do children usually use the terms?

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1. I bought six-year old red ginseng. 2. I bought six-year-old red ginseng. (Which one is grammatical?) 3. He narrowly escaped being drowned. 4. He narrowly escaped from being drowned. (Are both the same and grammatical:?)

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1. I'll look over your application and call you in a few days. 2. I'll look thoroughly your application and call you in a few days. (Is 'look thoroughly' the opposite of 'look over'?) 3. I will look closely at your application. 4. I will take a close ...

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4. He visited his uncle. 5. He dropped by the bakery. 6. He came by the bakery.

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1. He called on his uncle. 2. He called at his uncle's (house). 3. He visited his uncle. 4. He visited his uncle's (house). 5. He dropped by the bakery/his grandma. 6. He came by the bakery/his grandma. 7. He paid a visit to his uncle. 8. He paid a visit to the bakery...

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The company profits ____________ by 5% last year. ------------------ Q1: What can be put in the blank? 1. grew 2. increased 3. ________ Q2: Is the sentence grammatical?

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1. The bird fell into the tree. 2. The bird fell in the tree. 3. The bird fell out of the tree. 4. The bird fell from the tree. 5. The bird fell off the tree. ---------------------- Are they all grammatical? Does 1 mean 2? Are the rest all the same in meaning?

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11:32pm. 1. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as planned. 2. The building of the new bridge will go ahead as it is planned. (Does #1 mean #2? Is 'it is' deleted?) 3. Lee was standing right behind her. 4. Lee was ...

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Why didn't Chuchu stay calm? 1. It was because Chuchu felt his old master was so close to him. 2. He felt his old master was so close to him. 3. He felt his old master was near him. 4. He felt his old master was in the subway. 5. He felt his old master was not far away. 6...

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1. When did master lose Chuchu? 2. Master lost Chuchu when they went out for a walk. 3. You must be master of your circumstances. --------------------------------- #2 is the answer to the question 1. Will you look at the word 'master'? There is no article before '...

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1. How did Chuchu notice that his old master was in the subway? - He could feel that his old master was there. 2. Think and talk about which person Chuchu should live. - I think Chuchu should live with his old master because he had been with his old master for a long time and ...

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1. After getting married, what did the master do? - He moved into a bigger house. 2. What is the master going to do for Chuchu? - He is going to take care of the pet. 3. When did the master lose Chuchu? - He lost Chuchu when they went out for a walk. 4. What happened to Chuchu...

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1. What are the synonyms of delicious? -They are yummy and tastey. 2. What is the antonym of delicious? - It is tasteless. ------------------------- Q1: Are the questions and answers correct? Q2: Do you have other common opposites of 'delicious' other than '...

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1. "He looks pale," she said. 2. "He looks pale," said she. 3. "He looks pale," said the girl. 4. "He looks pale," the girl said. ----------------- Which ones are grammatical? Do you have any rule regarding that?

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Somebody is knocking on the door outside. The person inside the house says, "Who is it?" -------------------- Why does he say 'Who is it?" What about "Who are you?" Can't we use "Who are you?" Do you have any difference between the ...

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