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1. The cell phone vibrates. 2. The specific cell phone (I showed you before) vibrates. 3. Any cell phone vibrates. 4. The cell phone is vibrating. [Does #1 mean #2 or #3? In #4, the specific phone is vibrating. So, no problem. However, all cell phones do not have the vibration...

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1. An apple floats on water. 2. The apple floats on water. 3. Apples float on water. -------------------------------- Are they all in generic use? Are they all mean #4? Does 'the apple' in #2 mean 'the specific apple'? 4. Any apple floats on water.

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1. He is unhappier than Tom. 2. He is more unhappy than Tom. 3. Your room is untidier than mine. 4. your room is more untidy than mine. [What about these sentences? Which sentences are grammatical?]

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1. People are friendlier in the country than in the city. 2. People are more friendly in the country than in the city. ---------------------------------- In the dictionary, the comparative of 'friendly' is 'friendlier.' What about #2? Can we use 'more ...

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1. My boyfriend is the nicest guy in the world. 2. My boyfriend is the nicest man in the world. [What is the difference between 'guy' and 'man'? Does each have hidden different meaning?]

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Thank you. You mean #1 is #3, not #4 or 5?

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1. He got three times as much money as I. 2. He has got three times as much money as I. 3. He has three times as much money as I. 4. He made three times as much money as I. 5. He earned three times as much money as I. [What does #1 mean among the other four sentences?]

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1. I have as many books as you. 2. I have as many books as you do. 3. I have as many books as you have. 4. I have as many books as you have books. 5. I have as many books as you have them. 6. I have many books. You have many books. => I have as many books as you have. [I ...

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1. I have as many books as you. 2. I have as much money as you. 3. I have more books than you. 4. I have more money than you. [Are they all grammatical?] 5. I have as few books as you. 6. I have as little money as you. 7. I have less books than you. 8. I have less money than ...

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1. I don't play computer games much. 2. I don't play computer games a lot. 3. I don't play computer games as much as I used to. 4. I don't play computer games as much as I used to do. 5. I don't play computer games as much as I used to play computer games. ...

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5. She can run as fast as he can run fast. 6. She can run fast. He can run fast. => She can run as fast as he can run fast. [Thank you for your help. What about these ones?]

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1. She can run as fast as him. 2. She can run as fast as he. 3. She can run as fast as he can. 4. She can run as fast as he can run. -------------------- Are they all grammatical? Can we use all of them?

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He peeled the orange. The orange is sinking. It's because the orange is denser than the water. Then, what is the suitable expression for the blank below? 1. The water is ____ than the orange.

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1. He is an animator. 2. He is an animation maker. (Can we use #2? are both the same? Do you have another name for 'animator'?)

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1. He is not as old as me. (Is 'as' before 'me' a preposition or a conjunction?) 2. He is not as old as I. 3. He is not as old as I am. (Is 'as' before 'I' or 'I am' a conjunction?)

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1. take a rest/ have a rest 2. take a nap / have a nap 3. take a walk / have a walk 4. take a trip / have a trip 5. take a shower / have a shower 6. take a sleep / have a sleep 7. take a talk / have a talk 8. I take a chat with my friends / I have a chat with my friends...

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1. take a rest/ have a rest 2. take a nap / have a nap 3. take a walk / have a walk 4. take a trip / have a trip 5. take a shower / have a shower 6. take a sleep / have a sleep ---------------------------------- Are both the same? Is 'take' interchangable with '...

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1. Place the handout face down on the desk. 2. Face down your handout on the desk. 3. Face your handout down on the desk. 4. ______________________________. ------------------------------------------------ Are they all grammatical and the same? What other expressions can we use?

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1. I like my father because he gives me a lot of allowance. 2. I like my father because he gives me a lot of allowances. 3. I like my father because he gives me a lot of pocket moneys. 4. I like my father because he gives me a lot of pocket money. ----------------------- #3 ...

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1. I don't know who to hire. 2. I don't know whom to hire. 3. I don't know who I should hire. 4. I don't know whom I should hire. ---------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Do we have to use 'who' or 'whom'? Which one is ...

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1. I want to learn what car to drive. 2. I want to learn which car to drive. 3. I want to learn how to drive a car. 4. I want to learn that I can drive a car. 5. I want to learn who to drive. 6. I want to learn whom to drive. ---------------------------------- Which ones are ...

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In the Netherlands, do they use #2 and #3?

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1. Van Gogh devoted himself to painting pictures, 2. van Gogh devoted himself to painting pictures, 3. Do you know about van Gogh? 4. Do you know about Van Gogh?

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1. Van Gogh devoted himself to painting pictures, 2. van Gogh devoted himself to painting pictures, 3. Do you know about van Gogh. 4. Do you know about Van Gogh. ------------------------------------------ Do we have to capitalize 'van'? Which expressions are correct?

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1. You have to go to the 'print room' to bring the handouts. You have to distribute them to the people. 2. You have to go to the 'printing room' to bring the handouts. You have to distribute them to the people. (Which expressions do we have to use, 'print ...

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posted by rfvv Monday, November 28, 2016 at 3:29pm. Posted by rfvv on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:17pm. Oh Lordy, how my heart grows weary, far from the old folks at home. --------------------------------- This is a sentence in the song "Swanee River. Q1: " What ...

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1. Will you make your voice higher than usual? 2. I want you to make your voice loud so that the others can hear you clearly. 3. Can you make your voice clear and loud? 4. Can't you read the sentences out loud? 5. You need to read the part as loudly as possible. 6. Why don...

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1. Make your voice louder. Your voice is too soft. 2. Make your voice high. 3. Make your voice up. 4. ______________________ 5. Speak up. They can't hear you clearly. 6. Raise your voice in reading the text. I can't hear you clearly...

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1. The shop is opposite the bakery. 2. The shop is across from the bakery. 3. The shop is across off the bakery. --------------------- #1 and #2 are okay. How about #3? Can we substitute 'off' for 'from'? Does #2 mean #3?

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1. An apple floats on water. 2. A coin sinks in water. 3. An apple floats on the water. 4. A coin sinks in the water. -------------------------- In #1 and in #2, 'water' is in generic use, right? What about in #3 and #4? What is the difference?

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1. The violin is more difficult than the piano. 2. A violin is more difficult than a piano. (Does #1 mean #2? Can we use #2?) 3. A child needs plenty of love. 4. The child needs plenty of love. 5. Children need plenty of love. (Are they all the same in meaning, in generic use...

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1. An apple floats on water. 2. A coin sinks in water. 3. Banana peels are yellow. 4. The cell phone vibrates. 5, One apple floats on water. 6. One coin sinks in water. 7. Any apple floats on water. 8. Any coin sinks in water. 9. The banana peel is yellow. 10. Cell phones ...

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in:1. during a period of time 2. at the end of a period of time ------------------------------------- I found the definition of the preposition 'in' in the dictionary. Does #1 mean 'within'? When we use the use of #2? 3. Just remember to give it back in a week...

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posted by rfvv Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:23pm. 1. Yosemite is famous for its natural wonders. 2. We arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon. ===================== In the sentences above, what does "Yosemite" mean? Is it Yosemite Valley or Yosemite National Park? ...

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I will check your reading activity with a gun on the screen of this laptop. (A gun is a selecting program on the computer.) When a number shows up on the screen, the student should come up here and read one part aloud. This reading text is divided into 4 parts. Draw your ...

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1. We can see a person in the picture. The blues are on/at the background. (Which preposition do we have to use?) 2. By whom was this painting painted? 3. By whom was this picture painted? 4. By whom was this painting drawn? 5. By whom was this drawing drawn? 6. By whom was ...

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1. He helped Mother wash the dishes. 2. He helped Mother with the dishes. 3. He helped his brother study math. 4. He helped his brother with math. 5. He helped study math. 6. He helped with math. 7. He helped his brother study math. 8. He helped me study math. 9. He helped ...

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1. He helped to organize the party. 2. He helped to arrange the party. 3. He helped to prepare the party. 4. He helped to prepare for the party. -------------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Which ones are commonly used? 5. He helped organize the party. 6. ...

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1. I will hold the door open for you. 2. I will keep the door open for you. 3. I will stay the door open for you. 3. You should hold healthy. 4. You should keep healthy. 5. You should stay healthy. ------------------------------------- Could the verbs, hold, keep, stay be used...

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1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into pieces. 2. Skin the potatoes and cut them into pieces. 3. Remove the peel of the oranges. 4. Remove the skin of the oranges. ------------------------------ Can we substitute 'skin' for 'peel'? Are they all grammatical?

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What is the difference among the musical instruments? Are they different slightly? 1. pipe 2. flute 3. recorder

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1. I have to prepare for earning money in the future. 2. I have to prepare for making money in the future. 3. I have to prepare for geting money in the future. ---------------------------- Are they all the same? Is 'get money' used frequently?

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1. He called to her and offered his seat to her. 2. He called out to her and offered his seat to her. 3. He called her and offered his seat to her. --------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is commonly used?

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1. At nine, the buses will depart for Lorca Beach. 2. At nine, the buses will leave for Lorca Beach. 3. At nine, the buses will set out for Lorca Beach. 4. At nine, the buses will start for Lorca Beach. 5. At nine, the buses will ____ ____ Lorca Beach...

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1. The book was discovered in a used bookstore in Chicago. 2. The book was discovered in a secondhand bookstore in Chicago. 3. I found a rare book at a used bookstore. 4. I found a rare book at a secondhand bookstore. ----------------------------- In each sentence, can we use ...

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1. Each year, people die from second hand smoke. 2. Each year, people die from second hand smoking. ---------------------------- Which one is okay? Are both expressions acceptable? Which one is commonly used, 'secondhand smoke' or 'secondhand smoking'?

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What is the title of this passage? 1. It’s What Color Do You Feel Like? 2. It’s What color do you feel like? 3. It’s "What Color Do You Feel Like?" 4. It’s "What color do you feel like?" -------------------------------------- Which ...

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1. Which artist do you like most of the three? 2. Whom do you like most of the three painters? 3. Who do you like best among the three painters? - I like Renoir most. Though he was in pain, he liked to express happiness and hope. ------------------------------------- Are the ...

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Do we have to use a singular form or plural form for 'soup'?

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1. Some hot soup was made for me by Ann. 2. Some hot soups were made for me by Ann. ------------------------------------- Which one is correct?

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1. At this festival, you can enjoy traditional dances, foods, and other activities that show the cultures of migrant workers. ----------------------------------- What is the antecedent of the that clause? 1. other activities 2. traditional dances, foods, and other activities

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1. It is supported by many organizations and local Chinese residents and businesses. --------------------------------- What does 'businesses' refer to? Companies or businessmen?

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1. We often stay up late playing computer games. 2. We often stay up late while we play computer games. 3. We often stay up late while we are playing computer games. ------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Are they all the same in meaning?

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1. A secret tip was told to me by accident. (What does 'tip' mean here, information or advice?) 2. Mrs. Brown sent me this CD player. (Active) 3. This CD player was sent to me by Mrs. Brown.(passive) 4. I was sent this CD player by Mrs. Brown.(passive...

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1. Justin will send Susan some picture. 2. Justin will send Susan some pictures. ------------------------------- Is #2 alone grammatical? What about #1? 3. Some boy wants to see you. 4. Some boys want to see you. ----------------------- What about these sentences? Are both okay?

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You don't have to go all the way to China to enjoy Chinese culture. (The following is the definition of the word 'all the way.' What is the meaning of 'all the way' in the sentence above?) all the way 1. Fully; totally. He's my brother, so I support him...

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1. You can also experience French culture by joining many different events. 2. You can also experience French culture by taking part in many different events. 3. You can also experience French culture by attending many different events. (Thank you. Corrected.)

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1. You can also experience French culture by joining many different events. 2. You can also experience French culture by taking part in joining many different events. 3. You can also experience French culture by attending many different events...

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1. Find the way to do it 2. Find the way in which you can do it 3. Find the way in which to do it. (Can we use all the expressions? Are they the same?) 4. Give me the money to buy food. 5. Give me the money with which you may buy food. 6. Give me the money with which to buy ...

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What is the difference between 'post' and 'upload'? 1. He posted a message to the bulletin board. 2. He posted some photos to the bulletin board. 3. He uploaded a message to the bulletin board. 4. He uploaded some photos to the bulletin board. 5. He posted a ...

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[go:x] is the French way?

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Do we have the use 'van', not 'Van'?

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van Gogh 1.[væn-?óu,-???:x] 2.[-???x,-???f] Which one is similar to the sound of Gogh in the Netherland, where Gogh was born?

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1. She seems to be nice. 2. She seems nice. 3. She seems to be a nice person. 4. She seems a nice person. 5. The parcel seems to be a gift for our children. 6. The parcel seems a gift for our children. 7. What seems to be the trouble? 8. What seems the trouble? 9. She seems to...

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1. She seems to be nice. 2. She seems nice. 3. She seems to be a nice person. 4. She seems a nice person. 5. The parcel seems to be a gift for out children. 6. The parcel seems a gift for out children. 7. What seems to be the trouble? 8. What seems the trouble? 9. She seems to...

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1. I walked to school, feeling embarrassed. 2. I walked to school, and I felt embarrassed. 3. I walked to school, and I was feeling embarrassed. 4. I walked to school, while I felt embarrassed. 5. I walked to school, while I was feeling embarrassed...

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1. I called him, but he did not hear me. 2. And a month ago, I needed him and I called him. ------------------------------------------ Does 'I called him' mean 'I made a telephone call to him' or not? Or does it mean the following? "to utter in a loud ...

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1. It seems that John is sick. 2. John seems (to be) sick. -------------------- Both are the same. However, do they have any difference in meaning[hidden meaning]?

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What do you usually do on Thanksgiving Day? 1. I visit my grandparents'. 2. I visit my grandparents' house. 3. I visit my grandparents' home. 4. I visit my grandparents' apartment. -------------------------------------------- Which one is omitted after "...

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Thank you for your help. Then what does #7 mean #8 or #9? 7. What are you going to do for your winter vacation? 8. What are you going to do to prepare for your winter vacation, before the winter vacation? 9. What are you going to do on/duriong your winter vacation?

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for [Oxford Dictionary] Having (the thing mentioned) as a reason or cause ‘I'd like to take her somewhere in the US or Europe as a surprise for her birthday.’ for [electronic dictionary] => used to show a reason or cause She gave me a watch for my birthday. [...

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1. We have various plans for winter vacation. 2. We have various plans to prepare for winter vacation. 3. We are going to have various plans on winter vacation. ----------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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Thank you for your help. posted by rfvv yesterday at 5:26pm. 1. This park is the best place to ride a bike. 2. This park is the best place in which we can ride a bike. 3. This park is the best place in order that we can ride a bike. -------------------------------------- Does...

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1. Tell me the reason to break the window. 1-2. Tell me the reason to have broken the window. 2. Tell me the reason for which you broke the window. 3. Tell me the reason for which to break the window. -------------------------------------------- Are #2 and #3 the same as #1 or...

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1. Find the way to do it 2. Find the way in which you can do it 3. Find the way in which to do it. (Can we use all the expressions? Are they the same?) 4. Give me the money to buy food. 5. Give me the money with which you may buy food. 6. Give me the money with which to buy ...

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1. This park is the best place to ride a bike. 2. This park is the best place in which we can ride a bike. 3. This park is the best place in order that we can ride a bike. -------------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Does 'to ride a bike' modify '...

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1. What are you going to do for your winter vacation? 2. I'm planning to go on a trip to Thailand with my family. 3. What are you going to do on your winter vacation? 4. What are you going to do during your winter vacation? -------------------------------------------- Does...

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1. It seems that he is pale. 2. He seems to be pale. ------------------------- Q1: In Sentence 1, what is the part of speech of 'that he is pale'? Is it a subject complement? Or is it a noun clause, which is a real subject? Q2: What is the role of 'It' in #1? ...

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1. It seems that there is a book in the box. 2. There "seems" to be a book in the box. 3. It seems that there are many books in the box. 4. There "seem" to be many books in the box.

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1. It seems that there is a book in the box. 2. There "seems" to be a book in the box. 3. It seems that there are many books in the box. 4. There "seem" to be many box in the box. --------------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Look at the...

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1. He bought Jane a present. 2. Jane was bought a present. 3. A present was bought for Jane. According to Longman English grammar (which was published long ago, about 30 years ago.), #1 can be changed into #2. What about at present? Is this rule changed or not? When the verb ...

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[From Cambridge English] Have got and have mean the same. Have got is more informal. I’ve got a terrible pain in my back. I have a terrible pain in my back. (more formal) ------------------------------------ Question: What about in American English? In American English...

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1. He wrote a letter with a pen. 2. He wrote a letter in a pen. 3. He wrote a letter in pen. 4. He was writing a letter in pencil/in fountain pen/ in a ball-point pen. (Is #2 incorrect? Why is that? Is #4 all correct? Do we have to delete 'a' or'an' after '...

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posted by rfvv today at 4:26pm. posted by rfvv Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 3:31pm. The blues in Picasso's painting seem to communicate his sadness. It makes me a little sad, too. ---------------------------------- Q1: Do we have to use the plural form 'blues'? ...

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What is the difference between 'violet' and 'purple'? Are they the same colors or are they different in colors?

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1. In Renoir painting, we can see warm colors such as orange and yellow. 2. In Renoir painting, we can see warm colors like orange and yellow. 3. In Renoir painting, we can see warm colors for example orange and yellow. 4. In Renoir painting, we can see warm colors, for ...

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1. The blues in the painting seem to communicate his sadness. It makes me a little sad, too. 2. The blues in the painting seem to communicate his sadness, and it makes me a little sad, too. 3. The blues in the painting seem to communicate his sadness, which makes me a little ...

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posted by rfvv Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 3:31pm. The blues in Picasso's painting seem to communicate his sadness. It makes me a little sad, too. ---------------------------------- Q1: Do we have to use the plural form 'blues'? Q2: What does 'It' refer...

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1. She looked depressed[blue,down]. 2. She looked up/high. 3. She looked lively. ------------------------------- Can #2 and #3 be the opposite of #1? Do you have some other expressions which are opposite of #1?

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1. Artists show feeling and ideas with colors. 2. Painters show feeling and ideas with colors. 3. Drawers show feeling and ideas with colors. ------------------------- Does 'artists' mean 'painters' or 'drawers'? Can musicians such as guitarists or ...

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Thank you for your help. 5. I've got the blues. 6. I feel like the blues. What about #6? It seems that the blues mean melancholy or depression. #5 is correct. What about #6?

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1. I feel blue. 2. I feel gloomy. 3. I feel like the color blue. 4. I feel like blue. ------------------ #1 means #2, doesn't it? What about #3 and #4? Do they mean #1 or #2?

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1. The copier is out of paper. 2. The copy machine is out of paper. 3. The photocopier is out of paper. 4. The copying machine is out of paper. ------------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Is #4 correct?

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1. He tried to climb the tree. 2. He tried climbing the tree. 3. He wanted to climb the tree,so he did his best, but he couldn't climb the tree. 4. He climbed the tree to check whether he could stand on the thick branches to pick fruit...

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1. The chance that he will win the game is slim. 2. The possibility that he will win the game is slim. 3. The fact that he died is unbelievable. (thank you for your help. Isn't the that clause an appositive clause?)

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1. He had a chance to study in high school again. 2. He had a chance that he could study in high school again. (Is the 'that clause' in apposition with 'a chance' in Sentence 2? what about in #1?)

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1. He observed the thief open the lock of the door. 2. He observed that the thief opened the lock of the door. (does #1 mean #2?) 3. He observed the thief opening the lock of the door. 4. He observed that the thief was opening the lock of the door. (Does #3 mean #4?)

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1. Depending on their social class, they did different kinds of work. 2. According to their social class, they did different kinds of work. 3. Based on their social class, they did different kinds of work. --------------------------------------- What is the meaning of '...

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1. He admitted breaking the window. 2. He admitted having broken the window. 3. He broke the window before, and he admitted it later. (Does #1 mean #2? Are they the same in meaning? Do #1 and #2 mean #3?)

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1. He didn't bother to let me know the fact. 2. He didn't bother letting me know the fact. (Are both grammatical?) 3. Why didn't you bother to care for the boy? 4. Why didn't you bother caring for the boy? (Are both grammatical? Can we use 'to do' or &#...

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