Posts by rfvv

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  1. English

    1. Don't throw away your old clothes, shoes, or books. They will be useful to someone. 2. You can buy things at low prices. 3. Don't throw away your old clothes, your old shoes, or your old books. =============================== Q1: Are "your old clothes, shoes, ...
  2. English

    posted by rfvv Monday, June 18, 2018 at 4:52pm 1. The flea market is open every 4th Saturday. 2. The flea market is open every four Saturdays. 3. He takes a shower every second day. 4. He takes a shower every two days. ........... #3 and #4 are the same. What about #1 and #2? ...
  3. English

    1. He finished the project for five days. 2. He has finished the project for five days. 3. He read the book for five days. 4. He has read the book for five days. [Are the four sentences all grammatical?} 5. He read the book in five days. 6. He finished reading the book in five...
  4. English

    1. He finished the project for five days. 2. He has finished the project for five days. 3. He read the book for five days. 4. He has read the book for five days. [Are the four sentences all grammatical?} 5. He read the book in five days. 6. He finished reading the book in five...
  5. English

    1. I can jump more than 1 meter. 2. I can do more than 100 sit-ups at a time. 3. I can jump for 2 meters in the high jump. [Are they all grammatical? Do you have more expressions?]
  6. English

    1. She will make a good wife. 2. She will make an excellent lawyer. (Is 'a good wife' an object or a complement?) 3. She will become a good wife. 4. She will become an excellent lawyer. (Is this pair the same as the previous pair?)
  7. English

    1. She will make a good wife. 2. She will make an exallent lawyer. (Is 'a good wife' an object or a compkement?) 3. She will become a good wife. 4. She will become an exallent lawyer. (Is this pair the same as the previous pair?)
  8. English

    Thank you for your help. 1. He met a lot of people in the street. 2. He greeted some people at the market. 3. He talked to a person on the corner. 4. He found the boy on the street. 5. He saw a beggar on the sidewalk. .......... There is a prepisitional phrase at the end of ...
  9. English

    1. The flea market is open every 4th Saturday. 2. The flea market is open every four Saturdays. 3. He takes a shower every second day. 4. He takes a shower every two days. ........... #3 and #4 are the same. What about #1 and #2? Are both the same as well?
  10. English

    1. He met the boy in Africa. 2. He saw the boy in Africa. 3. He studies the animals in Africa. 4. He had a party in Africa. 5. He held a conference in Africa. 6. He ate fresh fruit in Africa. 7. He bought a house in Africa. ...................... Is 'in Africa' an ...
  11. English

    1. He met the boy in the classroom. 2. He shook hands with the boy in the classroom. 3. He talked with the boy in the classroom. 4. He observed the boy in the classroom. 5. He looked at the boy in the classroom. ................. In each sentence,isn't 'in the ...
  12. English

    1. I saw the boy in the classroom. 2. I saw a boy in the classroom. ................ Q1: Is 'in the classroom' an adverb phrase or an adjective phrase? Are both okay in context? Q2: Was 'I' in the classroom or out of the classroom? Was 'I' in the ...
  13. English

    1. He studies animals in South America. 2. He studies the animals in South America. .............. Q1: What is the difference in meaning between them? Q2: Is 'in South America' an adverb phrase or an adjecive phrase? Or are both okay in meaning? Does the sentence above...
  14. English

    1. Emily is making more soaps this Sunday. 2. Emily is making more soap this Sunday. 3. This is for shampoos, soaps and toothpaste. [Which one is correct? Can we use 'soaps' as in #1? is 'soaps' right in #3?]
  15. English

    1. You have to take the bus number two. 2. You have to take the number two bus. 3. You have to take the Bus Number Two. 4. You have to take the Number Two Bus. [Which one is grammatical?]
  16. English

    1. How can I get to the train station? 2. How can I go to the train station? - Go straight and turn right. It's on your left. [Can we use both #1 and #2? Which one is commonly used?] 3. Wally's Sports Shop is on the second floor. [What does 'Wally' mean in this...
  17. English

    1. The shoe store is to the left of the arcade. 2. The shoe store is on the left of the arcade. [Can we use both 'to' and 'on' ? Are they the same in meaning?]
  18. English

    Go straight two blocks. Turn left. 1. It's on your left. 2. It's to your left. [Can we use 'to' as in #2?] 3. There is a special place for teenagers: Chicago Library. [Is Chicago Library in apposition with 'a special place for teenagers'?] 4. There is a...
  19. English

    Reporting Local News For Sodam-gu [a district] -------------------------------------------------- This phrase is a title in a newspaper. In this phrase, what is "Reporting"? Is "Reporting" a gerund or a present participle?
  20. English

    1. He will be able to ride a motorcycle. 2. He will be able to take a motorcycle. 3. He will be able to ride a motorbike. [Can we use the verb 'take'a s in #2?] 4. Only buses will be allowed to travel on the roads. 5. Only buses will be permitted to travel on the roads...
  21. English

    1. He will may go back home. 2. He will be allowed to go back home. 3. He may be going to go back home. [#1 is wrong? What about #2? Can we use #2? What about #3?]
  22. English

    1. Aidan cannot play chess. 2. Aidan can not play chess. 3. Aidan can't play chess. ======================= Are they all grammatical? Which one do we use in everyday speech? Which one is used in a written form?
  23. English

    1. Mom can solve this problem. 2. Mom can solve this math problem. ------------------------------------------------ What does #1 mean? Can #1 mean #2? Can #1 mean that she can solve a problem in life?
  24. English

    Thank you for your help. 1. There are two computer mice on the table. 2. There are two computer mouses on the table. [Which one is correct, mice or mouses? Are both okay?] 3. There are two mice in the field. 4. There are two mouses in the field. [A mouse is an animal here. In ...
  25. English

    1. I was able to up to 100 push-ups with my palms on the floor. 2. I could do up to 100 push-up with my fists on the floor. [Are the sentences grammatical?] 3. Excuse me. Is Green Park far from here? - Yes, it's very far. [In the last sentence, what does 'it' refer...
  26. food

    People seem to like dim sum, a Chinese food. By the way, is dim sum small steamed dumplings or small fried dumplings? What is the English equivalent for dim sum?
  27. English

    1. This park is a very important place for me and many others. 2. This park is a very important place to me and many others. -------------------------------------------------- Q1: Can we use 'to' insted of 'for'? Q2: "For me and many others" modify &#...
  28. English

    I often visit the park for family picnics. -------------------------------- What does 'for family picnics' modify? Does it modify 'visit'? If the park is allowed only for family picnics, can it modify 'park'? This park is a special park. It is used only...
  29. English

    1. He has been working for three hours. 2. He has worked for three hours. 3. He worked for three hours. 4. He worked in three hours. =========================== What about these sentences? We can use 'for' from #1 to #3,right? What about #4? Can we use 'in' or...
  30. English

    1. He finished the report in 5 days. 2. He finished the report for 5 days. 3. He finished the report during the 5 days. [Can we use all the sentences? What is the difference in meaning when we use 'for' as in #2? ] 4. He read the book in 5 days. 5. He read the book for...
  31. English

    posted by rfvv today at 6:08pm 1. He runs 50 meters in 9 seconds. 2. He runs 50 meters durng 9 seconds. [Can we use #2?] 3. He finished the project in 5 days. 4. He finished the project during 5 days. 5. He finished the proj\ect during the 5 days. [Are they all the same? Which...
  32. English

    1. He runs 50 meters in 9 seconds. 2. He runs 50 meters durng 9 seconds. [Can we use #2?] 3. He finished the project in 5 days. 4. He finished the project during 5 days. 5. He finished the proj\ect during the 5 days. [Are they all the same? Which ones are correct?]
  33. English

    Letters to the Editor ===================== What does 'Editor" mean here? The dictionary definition is as follows. Does "Editor" in the example phrase above mean #1 or #2? 1. the person who is in charge of a newspaper or magazine, or part of a newspaper or ...
  34. English

    1. He walked for ten miles. 2. He walked ten miles. [Are both grammatical?] 3. He slept for seven hours. 4. He slept seven hours. [Are both grammatical?] 5. I have lived here for five years. 6. I have lived here five years. [What about this pair? can we use #6? Can we delete...
  35. English

    English posted by rfvv yesterday at 10:33pm 1. Do you have a blue pen, Tom? 2. Sure, I have a lot of them. [Is #2 correct? Does 'them' refer to 'blue pens'? 3. Do you like the color blue? 4. Do you like blue? 5. Do you like the blue color? [Which one is not ...
  36. English

    1. She is busy from Monday to Friday. 2. She is busy from Monday through Friday. 3. She is busy Monday to Friday. 4. She is busy Monday through Friday. [Can we omit 'from'? are they all okay?] 5. She goes to the movies on Mondays. 6. She goes to the movies Mondays. [Ae...
  37. English

    1. I often visit the park for family picnics. 2. I often visit the park to go on family picnics. 3. I often visit the park to have family picnics. [Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Are they the same and grammatical?]
  38. English

    1. He came back after a week. 2. He came back in a week. 3. He will be back after a week. 4. He will be back in a week. [Which onea are incorrect? What abe the differences?]
  39. English

    1. He finished the project in five days. 2. He finished the project within five days. 3. He finished the project after five days. [Does #1 mean #2? What about #3? What are the differences among them?]
  40. English

    1. She is busy from Monday to Friday. 2. She is busy Monday to Friday. [Are both okay? Can we use #2?]
  41. English

    1. Do you have a blue pen, Tom? 2. Sure, I have a lot of them. [Is #2 correct? Does 'them' refer to 'blue pens'? 3. Do you like the color blue? 4. Do you like blue? 5. Do you like the blue color? [Which one is not grammatical of the three?]
  42. English

    Thank you for your kind explanation. Do you mean we can use both #1 and #2? If all the club members perform, do we have to say,"They will perform..." Or do we have to say, "It will perform..." because the club is singular?
  43. English

    What will the club do at the school festival next month? 1. It will perform at the school festival. 2. They will perform at the school festival. [Which answer is correct? Do we have to use 'it' or 'they' in this case?]
  44. English

    1. He is eating too much. What will happen to him? 2. He will vomit everything he ate. 3. He will throw up what he ate. 4. He will go to the bathroom to take a dump. 5. He will go to the bathroom to take a !@#$%^&. 6. He will go to the bathroom to empty(move) bowels...
  45. English

    1. She will stay up late studying hard. 2. She will stay up till late studying hard. 3. She will stay up until late studying hard. 4. She will stay up late while studying hard. 5. She will stay up late while she study hard. 6. She will stay up late while she is studying hard...
  46. English

    1. I run 50 meters in 9 seconds. 2. I run for 50 meters in 9 ceconds. 3. I run 50 meters within 9 seconds. 4. I run 50 meters during 9 seconds. 5. I run 50 meters during the period of 9 seconds. ------------------------------------ Can we use both #1 and #2? What about #3? Is...
  47. English

    1. I have three favorite foods: pizza, coffee, and ice cream. 2. I have three favorite foods, that is to say, pizza, coffee, and ice cream. 3. I have three favorite foods, viz. pizza, coffee, and ice cream. 4. I have three favorite foods, viz., pizza, coffee, and ice cream. 5...
  48. English

    1. We open a flea market every 4th Saturday. 2. We open a flea market every 4 Saturdays. [Are both okay? Can we use both sentences?]
  49. English

    1. Letters to the Editor 2. Letters for the Editor 3. Letters which are sent to the Ediror. ------------------------------ Can we use #2? Does #1 mean #3? 4. They will be useful to someone. 5. They will be useful for someone. [Which preposition do we have to use? Are both okay?]
  50. English

    1. Put many spaghettis into the boiling water. 2. Put much spaghetti into the boiling water. 3. Put many pieces of spaghetti into the boiling water. 4. Put many spaghetti noodles into the boiling water. [Which one is grammatical?]
  51. English

    1. She will go back home soon. ['Will' is not stressed. No volition of the subject] 2. She will go back home soon. ['will' is stressed] 2-2. She intends to go back home soon. ===================== When 'will' is stressed, does #2 mean #2-2? 3. She won&#...
  52. English

    1. I'll break the window. [contracted form] 2. I will break the window. [no accent on 'will'] 3. I will break the window. [accent on 'will'] ============================================================= Is #2 stronger than #1 in meaning? Is #3 stronger than...
  53. English

    1. He is writing a letter with a pen. 2. He is writing a letter in pen. 3. He is writing a letter with a ball-point pen. 4. He is writing a letter in ball-point pen. 5. He is writing a letter with a fountain pen. 6. He is writing a letter in fountain pen. [Is each pair ...
  54. English

    1. He fought with his brother yesterday. 2. He fought against his brother yesterday. [Are both the same? Is there any difference?]
  55. English

    1. My family is all healthy. 1-2. They exercise regularly. 1-3 It exercises regularly. 2. My family are all healthy. They exercise regularly. [#2 has no problem. They are correct. What about #1? Which one is correct? Does 'it' refer to my family? Or Does 'they'...
  56. English

    1. The committee consists of seven. 2. The committee consists of seven people. 3. The committee consists of seven persons. 4. The committee consists of seven members. [Are they all correct?]
  57. English

    Thank you. 2. His family are all healthy. 2-1. His family is all healthy. [Which one do you use?]
  58. English

    1. His family is large. 2. His family are all healthy. 3. His family members are all healthy. 4. The members of his family are all healthy. 5. There are 50 families in this apartment building. 6. There are 50 families in these apartment buildings. 7. There live 50 families in ...
  59. English

    1. I send messages to my friends on Kakao Talk. 2. I text to my friends on Kakao Talk. 3. I send messages in group chatting rooms on Kakao Talk. 4. I chat with friends in group chats on Kakao Talk. [Which ones are correct? Would you correct errors?] 5. I will perform in a ...
  60. English

    Would you check which club names are grammatical? 1. the history cultural experience club 2. the history culture experience club 3. the life prop club 4. the ceramic craft club 3 4-1. the ceramic crafts club 3 5. the ceramic arts club 3 6. the humanity entertainment sports ...
  61. English

    1. the math and arts which we make with discussion club 2. the math and arts which we make by discussion club 3. the math and arts with discussion club 4. the math and arts discussion club [Which names are suitable (and grammatical) for a club name? In this club, students ...
  62. English

    1. What does Jiho do for his lunch? - He makes his own lunch. 1-1. What does Jiho do for lunch? - He makes his own lunch. 2. What is Jiho going to do for lunch this Saturday? - He is going to make spaghetti aglio e olio. 3. What is Jiho going to make for lunch this Saturday...
  63. English

    1. What club is she in at school? - She is in the school dance club. 2. What do dance club members do on Saturdays? - They come to the school gym and practice dance moves. 3. What will the club do next month? - The club will perform at the school festival. 4. What will he take...
  64. English

    1. He will take his new hobby with him. [What does 'with him' modify?] 2. I have no money with me. [What does 'with him' modify?]
  65. English

    1. Pour spaghetti noodles into the boiling water in a pot. 2. Put spaghetti noodles into the boiling water in a pot. 3. Add spaghetti noodles to the boiling water in a pot. 4. In step two, cut the red chillis into pieces on a chopping board. [Are the sentences grammatical?]
  66. English

    1. My class are very humorous. 2. My class is composed of 26 students. 3. My team are eating lunch together. 4. My team is about to leave for Chicago. 5. The crowd are walking fast on the sidewalk. 6. The crowd seems to be angry lions...
  67. English

    Thank you so much for your help. 1. On Saturdays, he goes around the city and takes pictures with his camera. 2. On Saturdays, he goes around the city and takes some pictures with his camera. [Does #1 mean #2? Or are both different? In #1 is 'pictures' in generic use...
  68. English

    1. The club will perform at the school festival next month. 2. The club will perform in the school festival next month. [Which preposition do we have to use, in or at?] 3. He will take his new hobby with him. 4. He will take his new hobby with himself. [Are both okay? Which ...
  69. English

    1. The committee has ten members. 2. The committee have ten members. [Which one is grammatical? Are both okay?] 3. My family is all very well. 4. My family are all very well. [Which one is grammatical? ] 5. His family lives in London. 6. His fmaily live in London. [Which one ...
  70. English

    1. A set of instructions that 'tell' you how to cook something [What is the antecedent of "that tell..."? Is it 'instructions' or 'set'?] 2. A set of instructions that "tells" you how to cook something [Can we use 'tells' here?]
  71. English

    1. Tell each other your ideas or opinions. 2. Tell each other its ideas or opinions. 3. Tell each other their ideas or opinions. 4. Tell each other his ideas or opinions. 5. Tell each other her ideas or opinions. ==================================== Which ones are grammatical?
  72. English

    1. He will go back to Geneva next year. 2. He will return to Geneva next year. 3. He is going to go back to Geneva next year. 4. He is going to go back to Geneva in ten years. -------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2? What about #3? Is #1 similar to #3? What is the ...
  73. English

    posted by rfvv Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 9:57pm 1. On Saturdays, he goes around the city and takes pictures with his camera. 2. On Saturdays, he goes about city and takes pictures with his camera. 3. On Saturdays, he goes ______ the city and takes pictures with his camera...
  74. English

    1. He took a picture of the city. 2. He took one picture of the city. [Does #1 mean #2?] 3. He likes taking pictures with his camera. [Is "pictures" in generic use?] 4. He took pictures of the city. 5. He took some pictures of the city. [Does #4 mean #5?]
  75. English

    The plural forms of knife, wife, leaf are knives, wives and leaves. However, the plural forms of reef, chief and grief are reefs, chiefs and griefs. Do you have any rules about making plural forms? How come the plural forms are different?
  76. English

    1. It's a very simple recipe. 2. Spaghetti is a very simple recipe. 3. To make speghetti is a very simple recipe. 4. How to make spghetti is a very simple recipe. 5. ______ is a very simple recipe. ====================================== Which one is grammatical? Which ...
  77. English

    You need spaghetti, two bulbs of garlic, two red chillis, salt and olive oil to make spaghetti aglio e olio. Step 1: Boil the water in a pot and add spaghetti and salt. Step 2: Cut a red chilli into pieces on a chopping board. Step 3: Add olive oil, red chilies and cloves of ...
  78. English

    1. You can buy things at low prices. 2. You can buy things for low prices. [Are both okay? Which preposition do you use more frequently?]
  79. English

    1. Sodam Park is a very important place for me and many others. 2. I often visit the park for family picnics. --------------------------------------------------- Q1: What does 'for me and many others' modify? What is the part of speech of it? Q2: What does 'for ...
  80. English

    Contact 1234-5678 =============================== What does the above mean? Was 'Contact' used as a noun or as a verb? 1. Contact 1234-5678. 2. Contact us at 1234-5678. 3. Contact the phone 1234-5678. 4. Contact the phone number 1234-5678. 5. Contact at phone number ...
  81. English

    1. You must keep your dog on a leash. 2. Your dog is on a leash. ------------------------------- Is 'on a leash' an adverbial phrase or an adjective phrase in #1 and #2? Is 'on a leash' an object complement in #1?
  82. English

    1. Are they playing soccer this weekend? 2. Will they play soccer this weekend? 3. Are they going to play soccer this weekend? [Is #1 grammatical? Are the three all the same in meaning?] 4. I am meeting the girl this evening. 5. I will meet the girl this evening. 6. I am going...
  83. English

    In this club, students can understand American culture and Englsh culture. Which club name is suitable for this club? 1. the English and American culture comprehension club 2. the English and American culture club 3. the English culture and American culture understanding club ...
  84. English

    This club makes videos related to environment. Which club name is suitable for this club? 1. the environment image production club 2. the environmental movie club This club is related to reading books, watching movies, and discussing books and movies. What club name is ...
  85. English

    1. We are discussing the matter later. 2. We will discuss the matter later. 3. We are going to discuss the matter later. 4. We discuss the matter later.
  86. English

    1. We are discussing the matter later. 2. We will discuss the matter later. 3. We are gling to discuss the matter later. 4. We discuss the matter later. ============================== Are they all the same in meaning? Any differences?
  87. English

    1. Let's wrap up this lesson. 2. Let's finish this lesson. 3. Let's summarize this lesson. =========================== What does #1 mean? Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
  88. English

    1. I run 50 meters in 9 seconds. 2. I run for 50 meters in 9 seconds. [Are both okay? Which one is commonly used?] 3. I sleep 7 hours a day. 4. I sleep for 7 hours a day. 5. I sleep 7 hours every day. 6. I sleep for 7 hours every day. [Are they okay? Which one is commonly used?]
  89. English

    1. He never wants to work. 2. He wants to never work. 3. He wants never to work. ============================ Can we use all the expressions? In #2, 'never' is put before 'work'. Is it a split infinitive? Can we use this way?
  90. English

    1. I will go over to Japan. [Will is stressed in this sentence.] 2. I will go over to Japan. [Will is not stressed in this sentence.] 3. I'll go over to Japan. [We can see a contracted form, "I'll" here.] ======================================== Do we have ...
  91. English

    1. He wants to really experience it. ['Really' modifies 'experience'.] 2. He really wants to experience it. 3. He wants really to experience it. 4. He wants to experience it really. 5. Really he wants to exprerience it. ================================ What is ...
  92. English

    1. discuss: to talk about something with someone and tell each other "your" ideas and opinions 2. discuss: to talk about something with someone and tell each other "his" ideas and opinions 3. discuss: to talk about something with someone and tell each other...
  93. English

    1. You're going to pick up all the toys right now. [parent to a child] 2. Pick up all the toys right now. 3. __________________________ ================================================= When we give commands, we can use 'be going to'. What is the difference between...
  94. English

    1. lose: to not win a game, argument, or election 2. lose: not to win a game, argument, or election ------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you for your help. In #1, 'not' modifies 'win' and in #2, 'not' modifies 'to win...
  95. English

    1. lose: to not win a game, argument, or election 2. lose: not to win a game, argument, or election ------------------------------------------------------------- Which one is right? Are both okay? Is 'to not win' a split infinitive? Not is an adverb, right? What does...
  96. English

    1. On Saturdays, he goes around the city and takes pictures with his camera. 2. On Saturdays, he goes about city and takes pictures with his camera. 3. On Saturdays, he goes ______ the city and takes pictures with his camera...
  97. English

    1. His family live in New York. 2. His family lives in New York. [Which one is grammatical? Do we have to use a singular verb or a plural verb?]
  98. English

    1. Members come to the school gym on Saturdays and practice dance moves. 2. Members come to the school gym on Saturdays and practice dance movements. 3. These days she is learning hip-hop moves. 4. These days she is learning hip-hop movements. [Can we use both 'moves' ...
  99. English

    1. He is going to make spaghetti aglio "e" olio this Saturday. I'm a good cook. It's a very simple rescipe! -------------------------------------- Q1: How do you pronounce 'e' in 'aglio e olio'? [e] or [i]? {Italian} And 'g' in '...
  100. English

    1. His parents run a small restaurant. 2. His parents have a small restaurant. 3. His parents own a small restaurant. 4. His parents _______ a small restaurant. =========================== All the sentences are acceptable, right? What verb is similar to 'run'?
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