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English
1. Where is the annual report? -Tom took it last night. 2. When will you know if you got the job? - Not until the end of the month. (Are the questions and answers correct grammatically?)

English
1. All flights have been cancelled because of bad weather. 2. All flights have been cancelled because of bad weather. 3. He cancelled the promise. 4. He canceled the promise. (Which one is correct? Which one is the correct form of the past tense of 'cancel'? Are both O...

English
1. I lied that you were a fine gardener. 2. I lied him that you were a fine gardener. (Are both grammatical?) 3. I lied and told him that you were a fine gardener. (Did the two actions happen at the same time in this sentence?) 4. Lying, I told him that he was a fine gardener....

English
1. He is one of the best players on the team. 2. He is one of the good players on the team. (Which one is grammatical? Are both grammatical? Which one is better of the two? Thank you... Have a great weekend.)

English
1. I want to eat sweets. 2. I want to eat candy. (Are both the same? What is 'sweets'? Are sweet foods all sweets? Or sweets is just candy?)

English
They spend their days cutting cocoa pods and carrying heavy buckets filled with cocoa beans. (cocoa pods vs. cacao pods/ cocoa beans vs. cacao beans/ Which expressions do we have to use? What is the difference between 'cocoa' and 'cacao'?

English
1. He lied that the man had gone to Japan. 2. He lied to Mom that he had studied hard. (Are both grammatical?)

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Cocoa farmers usually get only about 25 cents for each pound of cocoa beans they sell. This is not even enough to pay for the cost of growing cocoa trees. (In the last sentence, what does 'this' refer to?)

English
1. What if I ran for Congress? 2. What if I run for Congress? 3. What if you were very rich? 4. What if you are very rich? 5. What if you had been very rich? (Which one is grammatical? Are #1 and #2 in subjunctive mood? Are they talking about the past or the present/ the future?)

English
1. Can we meet again one day? 2. Can we meet again oneday? 3. Can we meet again some day? 4. Can we meet again someday? (Which ones are grammatical? Which one is commonly used? Thank you. Have a good day!)

English
e.g. He has a sweet car. (What is the meaning of 'sweet' in the sentence?)

English
In a slang expression, what is the use of 'chilling'? 1. play with friends 2. hang out (with friends) 3. cool, excellent Which one is right? English - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 8:38pm 2. is correct. ----------------------- Thank you. What is the meaning o...

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In a slang expression, what is the use of 'chilling'? 1. play with friends 2. hang out (with friends) 3. cool, excellent Which one is right?

English
e.g. I got a new camera. (What is the meaning of 'got'? 1. I bought a new camera. 2. I received a new camera from somebody. What does e.g. mean? #1 or #2?)

English
1. Research projects that have won Ig Nobel Prizes are real, scientific work. (have won) 2. Here are some of the most interesting projects that have received the prizes so far. (have received) (Question: What is the use of the present perfect in each sentence? Does each presen...

English
1. Ms. brown just had three girls. 2. Ms. brown has just given birth to three girls. 3. Ms. brown had three girls just now. (Are they all the same and grammatical?)

English
1. Oh, it¡¯s on aisle 6, next to the coffee. 2. Oh, it¡¯s in aisle 6, next to the coffee. 3. Where can I find a dark chocolate bar? It's in Aisle 3. 4. Where can I find a dark chocolate bar? It's on Aisle 3. (Do we have to use 'in' or '...

English
1. You can link the website address on your website. 2. I will paste the link on the messanger, and will send you the address. (Are teh sentences above grammatical? Would you check them? Thank you.)

English
1. We hope to have a long life and wealth. 2. We hope that we will have a long life and wealth. 3. We hope that we have a long life and wealth. (Is #1 the same as #2? What about #3?)

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1. We hope to have a long life and wealth. 2. We hope that we will have a long life and wealth. 3. We hope that we have a long life and wealth. (Is #1 the same as #2? What about #3?)

English
1. He must be a doctor. 2. He has to be a doctor. (Are both the same? Is #2 grammatical?)

English
1. It had to be a real diamond. 2. It must have been a real diamond. (Does #1 mean #2? Are both the same?)

English
1. He pretended he was carrying the glass necklace /and started down the stairs. Did the two actions happen at the same time(before 'and' and after 'and)? 2. Pretending he was carrying the glass necklace, he started down the stairs. 3. While he pretended he was car...

English
1. Shortly after 10 o'clock, I was bringing the glass necklace downstairs for display. 2. Right after 10 o'clock, I was bringing the glass necklace downstairs for display. (Are both the same? Can we use 'Right' instead of 'Shortly'?)

English
At night, the two necklaces are kept together in the safe on the second floor. (situation: after one necklace was stolen.) (What is the active form of this passive sentence between the following?) 1. At night, I keep the two necklaces together in the safe on the second floor. ...

English
1. The stolen diamond necklace is insured for five million dollars. 2. I have insured the stolen diamond necklace for five million dollars. 3. I insured the stolen diamond necklace for five million dollars. 4. I insure the stolen diamond necklace for five million dollars. (Wha...

English
1. The other robber forced me back to the safe. (What is the part of speech of 'back' in the sentence?) 2. He was carring the glass necklace and started down the stairs. 3. He was carring the glass necklace and started coming down the stairs. 4. He was carring the glas...

English
1. What's this? - It is goggles. - It is trousers. - It is scissors. 2. What are these? - They are goggles. - They are trousers. - They are scissors. (Are the questions and answers all correct?)

English
1. What do you enjoy doing? 2. What do you like doing? 3. What do you like to do? 4. What do you enjoy? -I enjoy swimming. (Can all the sentences from #1 to #4 be the suitable questions for the answer?)

English
1. Don't ask for directions. 2. Don't ask for direction. (Are both grammatical? Which one is correct?) 3. That's the foundation of the success of our work. 4. That's the foundation of the success for our work. (Are both grammatical? Do we have to use 'of...

English
Then is it 'the kind of clothes'? Does "I wear' modify 'the kind of clothes' or 'clothes'?

English
He is wearing the kind of clothes I wear. ================== In the sentence above, what is the antecedent of the relative clause? 1. clothes 2. kind 3. the kind 4. the kind of clothes Which one among the four?

English
1. There are two mes in me. 2. I am a unique me. 3. I am me. 4. I am a me. 5. I am a ME. 6. I am ME. 7. I am Me. (Are the expressions all grammatical? Can we use some in a poem? What is the difference?)

English
The following is Karen Jo Shapiro's poem, "Me." ......... ........ ....... So many kinds of folks I see, but only I can be a ME. ================================== (Question) Would you explain 'So many kinds of folks I see'? 1. So many kinds of folks (tha...

English
Posted by rfvv on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 3:37pm. In a poem called "Me", I saw the following expression. Are they correct? 1. I think that I will never see, .... Someone who has my color hair. (What about 'my hair color'?) 2. So many kinds of folks I se...

English
In a poem called "Me", I saw the following expression. Are they correct? 1. I think that I will never see, .... Someone who has my color hair. (What about 'my hair color'?) 2. So many kinds of folks I see, but only I can be a ME. (Is "So many kinds of fo...

English
stein[stahyn]   stein   /staɪn/ Show Spelled[stahyn] Show IPA noun 1.a mug, usually earthenware, especially for beer. 2.the quantity of beer or other liquid contained in a stein.

English
In Einstein, 'stein' is pronounced 'stain'. Stein is pronounced /stain/. Don't you think so?

English
How do you pronounce this name "Silverstein"?

English
1. If you are a bird, be an early bird And catch the worm for your breakfast plate. 2. If you're an early bird, you will catch the worm for your breakfast plate. (Does #1 mean #2 in meaning? a litle different?) 3. Be strong, and be healthy. 4. If you are strong, you will b...

English
1. The lanterns had to burn for eight to ten hours. 2. The lanterns had to burn for from eight to ten hours. (Are both sentences OK? Which one do we have to use?)

English
1. When did he live in this town? 2. When did he start to live in this town? (Are both grammatical?

English
1. He made me go there. 2. I was made to go there by him. 3. I was forced to go there by him. 4. He had me go there. 5. I was had to to there by him. 6. I was asked to go there by him. 7. He let me go there. 8. I was let to go there by him. 9. I was allowed to go there by him....

English
1. If they failed to light the lanterns, they were fined heavily. 2. If they failed to light the lanterns, they would be fined heavily. (Would you explain the difference between #1 and #2? Thank you. Have a good time.)

English
1. A lantern man would take them to any places in Paris. 2. A lantern man used to take them to any places in Paris. 3. A lantern man took them to any places in Paris. (What is the difference among the three sentences?)

English
1. All they had to do was go to one of these places. 2. All they had to do was to go to one of these places. (Are both grammatically correct? Which one is grammatically correct?) 3. All you have to do is finish your homeowrk. 4. All you have to do is to finish your homeowrk. (...

English
1. We know him to live in New York. 1-1. He is known to live in New York. 2. We know him to be living in New York. 2-2. He is known to be living in New York. (What is the difference between #1 and #2?)

English
1. May I go to the bathroom? 2. Can I go to the bathroom? (What is the difference between #1 and #2? Betwen may and can?)

English
1. Q1: What kind of work Orbis people have done so far: - They have traveled to underdeveloped countries to provide free eye surgery. 2. Q2: What kind of work have Orbis people done so far?: - They have traveled to underdeveloped countries to provide free eye surgery. (Which o...

English
Posted by rfvv on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 6:24am. 1. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, reporting from the ORBIS plane. 2. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, and it is reporting from the ORBIS plane. 3. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, and she is reporting from the ORBIS plane. 4. This is ...

English
e.g. Dr. Del Monte How do you pronounce "Del Monte"?

English
1. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, reporting from the ORBIS plane. 2. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, and it is reporting from the ORBIS plane. 3. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, and she is reporting from the ORBIS plane. 4. This is Jenny Kim from BNN, and is reporting from the ORBIS plan...

English
1. All the food was gone. 2. All the food were gone. 3. All the foods was gone. 4. All the foods were gone. (Which ones are grammatical? What kind of noun is 'food'? A countable noun or an uncountable noun? A material noun or a collective noun? Thank you.)

English
I I met my favorite singer on the street, _____________________ 1. I would would ask his autograph. 2. I would ask him to sign in my notebook. 3. I would like to have pictures taken with him. 4. I would just smile at him. 5. I would follow him taking pictures. 6. I would talk ...

English
e.g.The sound was from an iceberg which was breaking up. (What is the meaning of 'up'? Does 'up' mean 'completely'? Can we use 'breaking' without using 'up'? And does 'breaking up' mean 'melting'?)

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e.g. I'm here on the ORBIS plane,"the flying eye hospital." (In this sentence, why is quotation marks used? What is the difference between with quotation marks and without quotation marks?)

English
1. His ambition to become the world champion was understandable. (Waht is the part of speech of 'to become the world champion'? Is it a noun phrase or an adjective phrase?) 2. He has only one aim, to make a lot of money. 3. He has only one aim to make a lot of money. (...

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1. Our teacher, Henry Evans, complies this dictionary. 2. Our teacher, Henry Evans complies this dictionary. 3. Our teacher Henry Evans complies this dictionary. (Are they all grammatical? Would you check the use of 'comma'?

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1. His ambition to become the world champion was understandable. 2. Our teacher, Henry Evans, complies this dictionary. 3. We heard the news that his team had won. 4. The idea of helping poor people in underdeveloped country was normal. 5. He had only one aim, to earn a lot of...

Eenglish
Make sure (that) you drink lots of water. (Is 'sure' an object complement? 'you drink lots of water' is an object, isn't it? Am I right? Can we use 'that' in the sentence?)

English
Orbis International is an international non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to saving sight worldwide. Orbis programs focus on the prevention of blindness and the treatment of blinding eye diseases in developing countries. (What does "Orbis" stan...

English
1. I will give you what you want. 2. I will give you the thing which you want. 3. I will give you the things which you want. 4. I will give you all that you want. (Does #1 meaqn #2, #3, or #4?)

English
1. If I had a lot of money, I would buy a new laptop. 2. As I don't have a lot of money, I don't buy a new laptop. 3. If I had had a lot of money, I would have bought a new laptop. 4. As I didn't have a lot of money, I didn't buy a new laptop. (Does #1 mean #2?...

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1. I have lived there since I was born. 2. I have lived there since 2000. 3. I have lived there since in 2000. 4. I have lived there since I was 8 years old. 5. I have lived there for about 8 years. (Would you check the sentences? Which ones are not grammatical?) 6. He does lo...

Social studies
Why in Malaysia, should people not touch a child's head?

English
1. To make a snowman was fun. (What is the part of speech of 'fun'? A noun of an adjective?) 2. I make it a rule to get up at five in the morning. 3.I regard it natural to study math every day. (Are the two sentences grammatical?) 4. The boat rocked so much that I got ...

English
1, How does she look? 2. What does she look like? 3. How does she feel? 4. What does she feel like? - She looks surprised. (What is the suitable questions for the answer?)

English
I was very tired, but it was great to be in Antarctica. Everything was covered with snow. It was so beautiful. (What does "It" refer to in the last sentence? Does it refer to 'Antarctica' or 'everything' or 'snow'?)

English
1. I hope to succeed. 2. I hope that I will succeed. 3. I hope my success. 4. I hope for my success. 5. I hope for success. (Are they all the same and grammatical?)

English
1. What do you want for your birthday? - What I want for my birthday is a smart phone. 2. What do you want on your birthday? - What I want on my birthday is a new laptop. - I want a new laptop. - I want to get a new laptop. - I want to have a new laptop from my father. (Are th...

English
e.g. Orbis International Would you let me know what is short for "Orbis"?

English
1. The dog is black and white. 2. The dog is blown. 3. One is a black and white dog and the other is a blown dog. 4. It's ten to twelve. 5. It's ten before twelve. 6. It's ten past twelve. 7. It's ten after five. (Are the sentences all grammatical? Have a great...

English
1. Buy one, get one free. 2. If you buy one, you will get one free. 3. If you buy one, you get one free. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?)

English
1. Two glasses of water amount a bottle of water. 2. Two glasses of water amounts a bottle of water. (Which one is right? Do we have to use a singular verb or a plural verb?) 3. 100 grains of rice amounts to a cup of rice. 4. 100 grains of rice amount to a cup of rice. (Which ...

English
English - Writeacher, Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 11:35pm 1, 2, and 2-1 -- correct 3. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and they amounted to a bowl. incorrect I said this was incorrect because it's not clear what the antecedent for "the...

English
The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. correct (In this sentence the antecedent of 'which' is '256 spoons of rice.' Then, which can be changed into 'and they'? They refers to '256 spoons of rice.'...

English
2-1. 256 spoons of rice amount to a bowl. (#3) correct In this sentence 'amount' is a plural verb. If this sentence is correct, '256 spoons of rice' is a plural subject. right?

English
Thank you for your help. I have questions. 1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. correct (You said 'correct.' In this sentence 'which' refers to '256 spoons of rice.' This one should be regarded as a...

English
Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 7:35pm. Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:04am. 1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. 2. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and it amou...

English
1. Uros people began to live this way. 2. Uros people began to live in this way. 3. Uros people began to live by making their houses and boats with reeds as well. 4. Uros people began to live by also making their houses and boats with reeds. (Are they all grammatical? Would yo...

English
1. He will ask you what you like. 2. I doubt what he will do. 3. Tell me what you want. 4. I don't remember what he said. 5. I know what his job is. 6. He told me what I liked. (Are the sentences all correct? 'What' in each sentence is an interrogative pronoun, rig...

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1. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice amounts to one spoon of rice. 2. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice amount to one spoon of rice. 3. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice is one the table. 4. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice are on the table. (Would...

English
How do you pronounce the Indian girl's name "Chandra"?

English
(Thank you for your help in many ways. Would you look at the sentence? Is 'the same' in apposition with 'about 20 degrees C'? ) e.g. The temperature in cave houses is always the same, about 20 degrees C.

English
1. A grain of corn is on the table. 2. Two grains of corn are on the table. (Are they OK? Please focus on the plural forms?) 3. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. (In this sentence 'which' refers to '256 spoons ...

English
1. Why don¡¯t we pull over and ask for directions? 2. Why don¡¯t we pull over and ask for direction? (Do we have to use the plural form 'directions' or the singular form 'direction'? Are both OK? Thank you for your help. Have a good time.)

English
Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 7:35pm. Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:04am. 1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. 2. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and it amou...

English
Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:04am. 1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. 2. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and it amounted to a bowl. 3. The eighth square on the second row...

English
1. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, which amounted to a bowl. 2. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and it amounted to a bowl. 3. The eighth square on the second row needed 256 spoons of rice, and they amounted to a bow...

English
e.g. Tell me what you want. 1. Tell me. + What do you want? 2. Tell me the thing. + You want the thing. (What is the part of speech of 'what'? Does 'what' come from #1 or #2?)

English
Jane doesn't look well. I am worried about her. 1. - I know. I am about to take her to the doctor. 2. - I know. I was about to take her to the doctor. (In this dialogue, which one should we use, 'am' or 'was'?

English
1. All were happy. 2. All was clean. 3. All were clean. Q: In #1 all means all people, so #1 is grammatical. What about #2 and #3? In #2 and #3, all means all things. In this case, do we have to use 'was' or 'were'?

English
I will give you what you want, I mean, anything. Q1. Is 'what you want' in apposition with 'anything'? Q2. What is the role of 'I mean'? What other expressions can we use instead of 'I mean'?

English
1. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice amounts to one spoon of rice. 2. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice amounts to one spoonful of rice. 3. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice amounts to a spoonful of rice. 4. Two hundred and fifty-six grains of rice amounts...

English
1. All the money was gone. 2. All the money disappeared. (Are both the same?) 3. Chandra examined the elephants and found a problem with their ears. (What is the meaning of 'with' in this sentence? On/In which part did the elephants have a problem, in their ears or on ...

English
1. The boy cleaned his room as his mother asked. 2. The boy cleaned his room as his mother asked for. 3. The boy cleaned his room as his mother said. 4. The boy cleaned his room as his mother wanted. 5. The boy cleaned his room as his mother told. 6. The boy cleaned his room a...

English
1. I have three balls: one is green, another is blue, and the other is white. 2. I have three balls: one is green, a second is blue, and the third is white. (Are both grammatical?) 3. I have three balls; one is green, another is blue, and the other is white. 4. I have three ba...

English
1. Some said yes and others said no. 2. Some said yes and the others said no. 3. Some said yes and some said no. 4. Some said yes, others said no, and the others were silent. 5. Some said yes, some said no, and the rest were silent. (Would you check the expresions? Correct err...

English
1. She doesn't like it. Show her another. 2. She doesn't like it. Show her the other. 3. She doesn't like it. Show her others. 4. She doesn't like it. Show her the others. (Are the sentences all grammatical? Which ones are commonly used?)

English
1. She likes summer and others like winter. 2. She likes summer and the others like winter. (Are both grammatical?) 3. The dog and the cat don't like each other. (Does the dog or the can mean the specific dog and the specific cat? Or were they used in generic term? Do all ...

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