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December 18, 2014

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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

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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?)
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

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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. ...
November 15, 2013

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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?)
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

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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?)
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

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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?)
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

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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 ...
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

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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?)
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

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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 '...
October 28, 2013

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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?)
October 28, 2013

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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'?)
October 28, 2013

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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.?)
October 27, 2013

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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

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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 ...
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

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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, ...
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

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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...
October 19, 2013

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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 ...
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

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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' ?)
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

English
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?)
October 7, 2013

English
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 ...
October 7, 2013

English
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 ...
October 7, 2013

English
1. He ran for class leader. 2. He ran for a class leader. 3, He ran for the class leader. (Which one is grammatical?)
October 7, 2013

English
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...
October 7, 2013

English
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...
October 6, 2013

English
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.)
October 6, 2013

English
Jessy heard a cat cry. (Did the cat weep or shout according to the sentence?)
October 6, 2013

English
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. (...
October 4, 2013

English
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...
October 4, 2013

English
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?)
October 4, 2013

English
1. I really appreciate you saying so! 2. I really appreciate your saying so! (Which one is grammatical?)
October 4, 2013

English
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'?)
October 4, 2013

English
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'?)
October 4, 2013

English
......she said, adding in such a case the euro could target the $1.28 mark. (How do we read '$1.28 mark'?)
October 4, 2013

English
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?)
October 3, 2013

English
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 ...
October 3, 2013

English
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...
October 3, 2013

English
trust: to believe someone that they are honest and sincere (is the definition of 'trust' grammatical?)
October 3, 2013

English
1. Electronics are very popular in Korea. 2. Electronics is very popular in Korea. (Thank you for your help. Which one is grammatically correct?)
October 2, 2013

English
His French is like that of native. (Is this sentence grammatical?)
October 2, 2013

English
Chiara's show is coming soon. We can't wait to see it. (How do you pronounce "Chiara' in the first sentence?)
September 30, 2013

English
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?)
September 26, 2013

English
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?)
September 25, 2013

English
1. The king created a new tax to cover the cost of street lighting. 2. The king created a new tax so that he could cover the cost of street lighting. 3. The king created a new tax which covered the cost of street lighting. 4. The king created a new tax which could cover the ...
September 23, 2013

English
1. The king covered the cost of street lighting. 2. The nex tax covered the cost of street lighting. (Are both sentences grammatical?)
September 23, 2013

English
Robin Hood would steal from the rich and give to the poor. (What tense is the sentence in, past or present?)
September 23, 2013

English
1. He observes keenly, but says little. 2. He watches keenly, but says little. 3. He looks keenly, but says little. 4. He notices keenly, but says little. (Are they all the same? What is the similar sentence to Sentence 1?)
September 22, 2013

English
1. Pour yourself another cup of tea. 2. Pour another cup of tea. (Are both grammatical? What is the function of 'yourself' in Sentence 1?)
September 21, 2013

English
1. Arboreal Survivor of 9/11 is Alive, and Well. (How do we read 9/11?) 2. One New York tree survived the 9-11 terrorist attack. (How do we read 9-11?) 3. It stands today in the midst of the September 11 Memorial in lower Manhattan, strong and very much alive. (How do we read...
September 18, 2013

English
1. She died of cancer. 2. She died from cancer. (Which one is correct?)
September 17, 2013

English
Barack Hussein Obama II (How do we read II here? the second, second, two?)
September 17, 2013

English
1. What are you going to do for Chuseok? I am going to buy some gifts tonight and I will hand them to my cousins on/for Chuseok. (Can we use 'for' in Sentence 1 before Chuseok?) 2. What are you going to do on Chuseok? Three days ago, I bought some gifts for chuseok, so...
September 16, 2013

English
1. I'm going to cut tall grass around my ancestor's tomb/grave on Chuseok. 2. I am going to worship at my ancestor's grave. 3. I am going to pay a visit to my ancestor's grave. 4. I'm going to visit my ancestor's grave and worship at the grave. Then I ...
September 15, 2013

English
1. What are you going to do for Chuseok? 2. What are you going to do on Chuseok? 3. What are you going to do during Chuseok? (Chuseok is a Korean Thanksgiving Day. What is the difference of the three sentences?)
September 15, 2013

English
1. A lot of studens are studying in the study room. (Can we use the term 'study' room' as a big place where students can study together? Do you have some other expressions for that?) 2. He is in the reading room with his friends to read books. (Is it grammatical? ...
September 15, 2013

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