Posts by rfvv

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1. However, my parents loved me very much, and they never gave up on me. 2. However, my parents loved me very much, and they never gave up me. ------------------------------------ Which one is correct? Can we use both expressions, 'gave up on' and 'gave up'?

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1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 3. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! [Which expression is grammatical?] ------------------------------------- 4. I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. 5. I wish you a Merry ...

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We are going to make New Year's Day cards. Where can we fnd useful expressions for the cards on the Internet?

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1. She volunteered to help the children. [Is 'volunteered' a transitive verb or an intransitive verb? In the long man dctionary, I saw "Transitive or Intransitive." What does it mean? Can 'volunteer' be a transitive verb or an intransitive verb?] From...

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1. What villemard imagined of the future is all wrong. 2. The thing which villemard imagined of the future is all wrong. 3. The things which villemard imagined of the future are all wrong. 4. All that villemard imagined of the future is all wrong. 5. All that villemard ...

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1. He drew a long way in France. [Is this sentence grammatical? Waht does it mean?] 2. Do you think people will live to be 200 years old? 3. Do you think people will live until/till 200 years old? 4. Do you think people will live until/till they are 200 years old? 5. Do you ...

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1. She stood on her hand at the concert. 2. She stood on her hands at the concert. ------------------------------- Do we have to use 'hand' or 'hands'? Are both Okay? Which one is commonly used? • English - Writeacher Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:01am I...

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1. She stood on her hand at the concert. 2. She stood on her hands at the concert. ------------------------------- Do we have to use 'hand' or 'hands'? Are both Okay? Which one is commonly used?

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1. It is 10km away from this island to that island. 2. It is 10km from this island to that island. ---------------------------- Are both okay? Do we have to use 'away' or not? Is 'It' refers to 'the distance'? • English - Brea today at 3:10am ...

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1. A few years later, she even made an organization, Empower Orphans, which sends food, clothes, books, and many other things to orphans. 2. A few years later, she even made an organization, Empower Orphans, and it sends food, clothes, books, and many other things to orphans...

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1. They were poor because they were not educated. [Is 'educated' an adjective or a past participle? Is 'were educated' a passive tense? Or is it 'Verb + Adjective' structure?] 2. She wanted to help with their education. [What is the meaning of 'with...

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1. It is 10km away from this island to that island. 2. It is 10km from this island to that island. ---------------------------- Are both okay? Do we have to use 'away' or not? Is 'It' refers to 'the distance'?

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1. She said, "Are you happy?" 2. She asked, "Are you happy?" 3. "Are you happy?", she said. 4. "Are you happy?", she asked. 5. "Are you happy?", said the lady. 6. "Are you happy?", asked the lady. 7. "Are you ...

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1. He said, "You promised me a bag of gold." 2. The old man said, "You promised me a bag of gold." 3. "You promised me a bag of gold," he said 4. "You promised me a bag of gold," said the old man. 5. "You promised me a bag of gold,&...

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1. They had a telling-a-lie contest in the palace. Many people gathered in the palace.One man stepped up to the king and said,.... [Can we use the expression in the first sentence? do you have some other suitable expressions?] 2. Who was the biggest liar among them? 2-2. Who ...

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1. He gave a signal to the two lions. 2. He motioned to the two lions. 3. He motioned the two lions to sing opera. 4. He motioned for the two lions to sing opera. [Are they grammatical? Does #1 mean #2? Is there any difference between them?]

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They are composed of five groups. Each group is going to act out a play in front of other people. What directions can we use for them? 1.It's time to act out the play. 2. As soon as the director says, "Ready. Action!", you have to act in the play. 3. Why don'...

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1. If I had a lot of money, I could buy a new car. 2. If I had a lot of money, I bought a new car. ---------------------------------------- Are both grammatical? For #1, there is no possibility of having a lot of money in the present. For #2, there was possibility of having a ...

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1. What is the English word for Gungjeon? 2. It is palace. 3. It is a palace. 4. It is 'palace'. 5. It is 'palace.' [Which answer is grammatical?] English - Reed Monday, November 20, 2017 at 1:25am It is"palace". ===================================== ...

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English posted by rfvv today at 1:31am. 1. Team one, come up here. Are you ready? Go! 2. Team one, come to the front. Who is the movie director? You should say, "Ready? Let's go." Then act in the play. 3. Come up here, members of Team 1. The director should say...

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1. The team's success was due to her efforts. 2. The team's success was because of her efforts. 3. The team's success was thanks to her efforts. [Can we use all the expressions? Are they the same?] 4. I have to drop by the bank to make a savings deposit. 5. I have ...

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1. I felt cozy sitting by the fire. 2. I felt cozy while I was sitting by the fire. 3. I felt cozy and I was sitting by the fire. ----------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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The third man was the old man. He defeated the king with his lie. What lie did he tell the king? 1. His lie was as follows: You promised me a bag of gold. 2. His lie was this: You promised me a bag of gold. 3. His lie was that the king had promised him a bag of gold. 4. "...

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1. You may go wherever you like. 2. You may go to any place where you like. 3. You may go at any place where you like. [Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Are both OK?]

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1. "I have a talking dog," said the man. 2. "I have a talking dog," the man said. 3. "I have a talking dog," he said. 4. "I have a talking dog," said he. ================================== Which ones are grammatical? And why is that?

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[Would you check the answers? Which ones can we use as answers to the question? Thank you.]

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What are the three lies that the people told the king? 1. One is, "Yesterday, I killed a big lion with my kick." Another is, "I have a talking dog." The other is, "You promised me a bag of gold." 2. They are "Yesterday, I killed a big lion ...

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1. Team one, come up here. Are you ready? Go! 2. Team one, come to the front. Who is the movie director? You should say, "Ready? Let's go." Then act in the play. 3. Come up here, members of Team 1. The director should say,"Ready? Action!" Then you ...

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What was the second man's lie? 1. His lie was as follows. I have a talking dog. 2. His lie was: I have a talking dog. 3. His lie was that I have a talking dog. 4. I have a talking dog was his lie. 5. His lie was I have a talking dog. 6. His lie was " I have a talking ...

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1. He ran for class leader. 2. He ran for the class leader. 3. He ran for a class leader. [Which one is grammatical?]

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1. His father was an actor. 2. His mother was an actor. 3. His mothe was an actress. 4. Actors: Tom, John, Emily, and Susan 5. Actors and Actresses: Tom, John, Emily, and Susan ------------------------- Which expressions are commonly used. Can we use 'actor' for a woman?

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1. His father was an actor. 2. His mother was an actor. 3. His mothe was an actress. 4. Actors: Tom, John, Emily, and Susan 5. Actors and Actresses: Tom, John, Emily, and Susan ------------------------- Which expressions are commonly used. Can we use 'actor' for a woman?

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Team 1, come to the front, please. Who plays the part of the king? Who performs the part of the old man? Who is the movie director? Where is the prop amster in this team? Have you prepared for the props for this play? put them against the blackboard or hold them. Ok. I will ...

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How does the king look? He looks a little depressed. In the telling a lie contest, he was not able to defeat the old man with his lie. The old man was the biggest liar in the contest. So he took away a golden apple. There are two soldeirs holding a speare on the king's ...

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1. A man is talking about something to the king. He said, Yesterday, I killed a big dragon with my kick." 2. There is a man talking to the king. He told a lie, "Yesterday, I killed a big dragon with my kick." 3. In front of the king is a man. He told to the king...

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1. An old man is walking away with a golden apple in his hand. He is holding the golden apple up high. 2. He is walking away with a golden apple up in his hand. 3. He is walking away with a golden apple up high in his hand. [Can #1 be combined into #2 or #3?] 4. He is walking ...

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1. How did the king look when the old man walked away with a golden apple in his hand? He looked puzzled. The king looks a little upset with the two soldiers on his both sides. The old man was able to defeat the king with his lie. The king was embarrassed because of the wise ...

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1. He was sleeping and his wife was knitting beside him. 2. While he was sleeping, his wife was knitting beside him. 3. He was sleeping his wife knitting beside him. 3-2. He was sleeping, his wife knitting beside him. 4. He was sleeping while his wife was knitting beside him...

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1. He was sleeping with his wife kniting beside him. 2. He was sleeping and his wife was knitting beside him. 3. He was sleeping with his mouth open. 4. He was sleeping with his arms crossed. 5. He was sleeping with his legs up. 6. He was sleeping with his hands in his pockets...

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What was the first man's lie? 1. It was that yesterday, he killed a big dragon with his kick. 1-2. It was that the previous day, he killed a big dragon with his kick. 2. It was that yesterday, I killed a big dragon with my kick. 3. It was, "Yesterday, I killed a big ...

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1. Wherever you may go, I will follow you. 2. No matter where you may go, I will follow you. 3. Wherever you go, I will follow you. 4. No matter where you go, I will follow you. [Can we use both 'go' and 'may go'? Any difference?]

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1. However you may go, I will follow you. 2. No matter how you may go, I will follow you. 3. However you go, I will follow you. 4. No matter how you go, I will follow you. [Can we use both 'go' and 'may go'? Any difference?] 5. It helps us talk to people at any...

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1. Whenever I visited him, he was not at home. 2. Every time I visited him, he was not at home. 3. At any time when I visited him, he was not at home. [Are they all the same in meaning?] 4. You may go wherever you like. 5. You may go every place you like. 6. You may go at any ...

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1. How many dragon heads are on the wall? 2. How many dragon heads are there on the wall? 3. There are five dragon heads on the wall. 4. There are the five dragon heads on the wall. 5. Five dragon heads are on the wall. 6. The five dragon heads are on the wall. [Which question...

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1. How does he look? 2. What does he look like? 3. What is he like? 4. How does he feel? 5. He looks puzzled. ===================================== #5 is the answer to the question. Which question is suitable for #5?

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1. The Johnsons have a lot of land. 2. The Johnson family have a lot of land. 3. The Johnson clan have a lot of land. 4. The Johnson family has a lot of land. 5. The Johnson clan has a lot of land. [Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Or does #1 mean #4 or #5]

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1. I think the most interesting novel is the Baskervilles. 2. I want to visit the Bakers. 3. The Browns are very friendly. ----------------------------------- Will you take a look at the following pattern? the + Baskerville + s the + Baker + s the + Brown + s Are the ...

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1. It helps us talk to people at any place where they are. 2. It helps us talk to people wherever they are. ===================================== Does #1 mean #2?

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1. What is the English word for Gungjeon? 2. It is palace. 3. It is a palace. 4. It is 'palace'. 5. It is 'palace.' [Which answer is grammatical?]

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1. What did the king say to hear the first man’s lie? 2. What did the king say after hearing the first man’s lie? 3. What did the king say so that he could hear the first man’s lie? ------------------------------------ Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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Thank you for your help. [situation] The old man has raised a golden apple and started walking away. 1. He walked away with a golden apple up in his hand. 2. He walked away with a golden apple up. 3. He walked away with a golden apple raised by him. 4. He walked away, holding ...

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English - rfvv today at 4:43pm 4. He told a lie to the king, "I have a talking dog." [Thank you. What about #4?]

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4. He told a lie to the king, I have a talking dog." [Thank you. What about #4?]

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1. He said, "I have a talking dog." 2. He told a lie to the king that I have a talking dog. 3. He told a lie to the king that he had a talking dog. --------------------------- Man 2 said like #1. Then, which one is correct, #2 or #3?

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What was the first man's lie to the king? 1. Yesterday, I killed a big dragon with my kick. 2. It was that yesterday, I killed a big dragon with my kick. 3. It was that the day before, he killed a big dragon with his kick. ----------------------------------- Man 1 said ...

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What was the first man's lie to the king? 1. Yesterday, I killed a big dragon with my kick. 2. It was that yesterday, I killed a big dragon with my kick. 3. It was that the next day, he killed a big dragon with his kick. ----------------------------------- Man 1 said like...

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They are the definitions of 'another' 1. one more person or thing of the same type 2. DIFFERENT a different one not the same thing, person etc, but a different one =================================== 3. One man said, "Yesterday, I killed a big dragon with my kick...

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1. Read each sentence and translate it into Korean. 2. Read all the sentences, and translate them into Korean one by one. 3. While you read the sentences in Part 1, interprete them into Korean one by one. 4. As you read all the sentences, you have to interpret each sentence ...

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I’m sorry, we’ll have to stop there. 1. Our time is up. 2. Our time is finished. [Are both interchangable?]

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1. He stood up from the chair. 2. He got up from the chair. 3. He rose up from the chair. 4. He jumped up from the chair.

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1. He stood up form the chair. 2. He got up form the chair. 3. He rose up form the chair. 4. He jumped up form the chair. ----------------------------------- Can we use all the verbs here? Which verbs are commonly used?

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1. He will give a golden apple to the man. 2. He will give a gold apple to the man. [Can we use both 'golden' and 'gold' in the sentence?] 3. She has a golden watch and a golden bracelet. 4. She has a gold watch and a gold bracelet. [In the sentences, which one...

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Do you mean #4 is the beter of the two?

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1. What lie did Man 1 tell the king? 2. Which lie did the first man tell the king? 3. What was the first man's lie for the king? 4. What was the first man's lie to the king? 5. Will you tell me the first man's lie? --------------------------- They are several ...

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posted by rfvv yesterday at 10:54am. 1. unluck ------------------------- Is this word correct? I cannot find the word 'unluck' except Wiktionary. I know the opposite of luck is either bad luck or ill luck or misfortune. What about the following? [Wiktionary] unluck (...

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1. What was the old man’s lie? 2. You promised me a bag of gold. 2-2. It was that you promised me a bag of gold. 2-3. It was you promised me a bag of gold. 2-4. It was, you promised me a bag of gold. 2-5. It was, "You promised me a bag of gold." [Which answers ...

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1. What are the three lies that the people said to the king? 2. What are the three lies that the people told the king? (Are both okay? Which one is the better of the two?) 3. I have a dancing daughter. 4. I have a daughter who dances. 5. I have a daughter who is dancing. [Can...

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Unluck [Urban Dictionary Definition] Unluck generally means unlucky, though isn't said in the same way. It's normally just an outburst. --------------------------------------- Why is 'unluck' used this way? Do some people use unluck as unlucky?

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1. unluck ------------------------- Is this word correct? I cannot find the word 'unluck' except Wiktionary. I know the opposite of luck is either bad luck or ill luck or misfortune. What about the following? [Wiktionary] unluck (uncountable) 1. Absence or lack of luck...

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1. I believe him to be cruel. 2. He is believed to be cruel by me. 3. I believe him cruel. 4. He is believed cruel by me. [Are both passive setences grammatical?] 5. People believe Friday the 13th to be an unlucky day. 6. Friday the 13th is believed to be an unlucky day. 7. ...

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1. They study sea animals in Aantarctica. [What does 'in Antarctica' modify? 'Sea animals' or 'study'? Are they in Antarctica now? Or though they are not in Antarctica, are they study sea animals at home or at a workplace.] 2. Look at the boy in the ...

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1. She still owes her father £3,000. ----------------------------------- How do you read '£3,000'? 1. three thousand pounds 2. three thousand pound 3. pound three thousand 4. pounds three thousand

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Thank you for your help. 1. He made a promise. 2. He made an appointment. 3. He made a word. 3-2. He gave his word. 3-3. He made his word. [#3 is wrong. #3-3 is wrong.(?) All the others are right. Is that right?] 4. He kept his promise. 5. He kept his appointment. 6. He kept ...

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1. He never failed to keep his word. 2. He never failed to keep the word. 3. He never failed to keep a word. 4. He made a word with her. 5. He had a word with her. -------------------------------------- I could see the pattern such as break one's word, break the word. ...

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1. He made a promise with her. 2. He made a word with her. 3. He kept his promise with her. 4. He kept his word with her. 5. He made/kept/broke an appointment with her. ------------------------ Can we use all the words such as promise, word, appointment in the sentences?

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1. He no more runs fast. 2. He can no more run fast. 3. He is no more a baby. 4. He runs fast no more.

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1. He no more runs fast. 2. He can no more fast. 3. He is no more a baby. 4. He runs fast no more. ------------------------- What about the word order of 'no more'? #1,2,and 3 seem to be correct. What about #4? Can we put 'no more' at the end of a sentence?

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1. He no longer lives here. 2. He doesn't live here any longer. 3. He doesn't live here anylonger. 4. He no more lives here. 5. He doesn't live here any more. 6. He doesn't live here anymore. ------------------------------ Are they all grammatical? I can see &#...

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It seems difficult, but I'll give it a try. ------------------------------------ In this sentence, what does 'it' refer to in 'give it a try'?

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1. I have a talking dog. 2. I have a dog that is talking. 3. I have a dog which is talking. 4. I have a dog who is talking. [These are example sentences. #1 can be changed into the others. Can we use 'who' as in #4 when the antecedent is an animal?]

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1. He stood on the hill with his arms crossed. 2. She sleeps with one eye open. 3. Don't talk with your mouth full. 4. He is walking with a baseball in his hand. 5. He was reading a book with his wife knitting beside him. 6. She worked in the living room with her husband ...

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1. The king pointed at the five dragon heads. 2. The king pointed to the five dragon heads. [We can use both expressions, right? What about the following sentences? Can we use both 'at' and 'to' in the sentences below in #3 and #4?] 3. He stared at the people ...

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1. He stood there, and he closed his eyes. 1-2. He stood there, closing his eyes. 2. He stood there, and then he closed his eyes. 3. He stood there, and after that he closed his eyes. 4. He stood there, with his eyes closed. 5. He stood there with his eyes closed...

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I have three balls. 1. One is white, another is green, and the other is yellow. 2. One ball is white, another ball is green, and the other ball is yellow. 3. One is white, another is green, and the third is yellow. 4. One is white, another is green, and the rest is yellow. 5. ...

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1. In my opinion, the Old Man and the Sea is the most interesting novel. 2. I think the Old Man and the Sea is the most interesting novel. 3. As for me, the Old Man and the Sea is the most interesting novel. 4. _________, the Old Man and the Sea is the most interesting novel...

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1. What's your opinion of my painting? 2. What's your opinion about my painting? 3. What do you think of my painting? 4. What do you think about my painting? 5. How do you feel about my painting? 6. How do you feel of my painting? 7. What do you feel about my painting...

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1. He was talking to people at the coffee shop. [Does 'at the coffee shop' modify 'people' or 'talking'? Is it an adverbial phrase or an adjective phrase?] 2. He was talking to 'the people' at the coffee shop. [Does 'at the coffee shop' ...

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A: What do you think about my new jacket? B: I think it looks good on you. ---------------------------------- Q1: In this short dialogue, what other expressions can we use instead of 'looks good on'? Q2: What is the meaning of the preposition 'on' in the second...

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1. It helps us talk to people at any place where they are. ----------------------------------- What does 'at any place where they are' modify? Does it modify 'people'? Or does it modify something else?

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1. I was confused by what to do. 2. I was confused at what to do. 3. I was confused over what to do. 4. I was confused about what to do. 5. I was confused what to do. 6. I was puzzled by what to do. 7. I was puzzled at what to do. 8. I was puzzled over what to do. 9. I was ...

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1. I was puzzled what to do. Can we use this way, without 'about'?

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1. I was puzzled what to do. 2. I was puzzle what I should do. 3. I was puzzled about what to do. 4. I was puzzle about what I should do. --------------------------------------- Which ones are grammatical?

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1. At that moment, he stopped walking. 2. At that moment, he stopped to walk. 3. At that moment, he stopped working to walk. ---------------------------------- Does #2 mean #3?

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1. He lay on the floor. 2. He was lying on the floor. [Thank you for your help. Does #2 mean state or action?]

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1. He lay on the floor. 2. He was lying on the floor. [Are both okay? Which one is commonly used?] 3. He laid the box on the table. 4. He put the box on the table. [Are both the same?] 5. He lied to her. 6. He told a lie to her. [Ar both grammatical?]

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The oppoiste of lucky is unlucky. 1. What is the opposite of luck? Is it unluck or bad/ill luck? Don't you use 'unluck'? 2. What about luck or luckiliss? Are both okay?

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1. Is it OK to tell a lie to make a person happy? --------------------------- In this sentence, what is 'a person'? 1. one person 2. a certain person 3. any person

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1. I think the telephone is the most important invention. 2. I think a telephone is the most important invention. 3. I think telephones are the most important inventions. ---------------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Can we use only #1 as generic use of...

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1. Scientists are puzzled as to why the whale had swum to the shore. 1-2. Scientists are puzzled as to why the whale has swum to the shore. 2. Scientists are puzzled about why the whale had swum to the shore. 3.Scientists are puzzled concerning why the whale had swum to the ...

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1. He told a lie to me yesterday. 1-2. He told one lie to me yesterday. 2. He told lies to me yesterday. 3. He tells lies to me. [Does #1 mean #2? Or is 'a like' in generic use? What about #2 or #3? Is 'lies' used as a generic noun? Or just several lies?]

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