Posts by rfvv

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1. I placed a lid on top of the waste basket. 2. The medium-sized rooster had to experience death. We ate chicken together. 3. I could write fast with shorthand. 4. He quit/quitted collecting coins. [Are they all grammatical?]

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1. At the pro-wrestling match, the wrestler beat his opponent with his heading. 2. At the pro-wrestling match, the wrestler defeated his opponent with his heading. 3. At the pro-wrestling match, the wrestler beat his opponent with his headbutting. 4. At the pro-wrestling match...

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1. The girl in the classroom started to sing a song. 2. A girl in the classroom started to sing a song. --------------------------------------- Are both okay? What about the explanation. 1. The specific girl that we mentioned before or we know already started to sing. There ...

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Do you mean #1 can be either an adverb phrase or an adjective phrase?

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What about #2?

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I appreciate your help. 1. We are going to hold a farewell party for him. 2. We are going to hold the farewell party for him. ================================ The difference between the two sentence is the article. The prepositional phrase can be an adverb phrase and an ...

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posted by rfvv yesterday at 1:01am. --> Thank you for your help. I'd like to post questions related to prepositional phrases which sometimes ambiguous. 1. He has made coffee for all of us. 2. Please boil enough rice for ten people. 3. Won't you play a Beethoven ...

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1. He held a party for his kid's birthday. 2. He held a party which was for his kid's birthday. 3. He held a party to celebrate his kid's birthday. 4. He held a party for his kid. 5. He held a party which was for his kid. 6. He held the party which was for his kid...

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English - rfvv today at 4:53pm What is the part of speech in each sentence? Is my explanation right? 1. This book is for you. ['For you' is an adverb phrase.] 2. The gift for you is a book. ['For you' is an "adjective" phrase.] 3. I bought this book ...

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What is the part of speech in each sentence? Is my explanation right? 1. This book is for you. ['For you' is an adverb phrase.] 2. The gift for you is a book. ['For you' is an "adjective" phrase.] 3. I bought this book for you. ['For you' is ...

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1. This is a good way to understand the matter. 2. This is a good way of understanding the matter. 3. This is a good way for understanding the matter. =================================== Are they all the same in meaning? Which ones are commonly used?

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1. Why will they hold a party? 2. When will they hold a party? 3. Which party will they hold? 4. What kind of parth will they hold? 5. They will hold a parth for their teacher's party. [#5 is the answer to the questions from #1 to #4. Which questions are suitable questions...

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1. To what extent are you concerned? 2. I am concerned about the matter to the full. 3. I am concerned about the matter on a small scale. [Are the answers correct? The propositional phrases at the end are adverb phrases, aren't they?]

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1. How much money do you have? 2. I have money in abundance. 3. I have money in profusion. [Are the answers acceptable? The prepositional phrases are adveb phrases, aren't they?] 4. How many books do you have? 5. I have books in abundance. 6. I have books in profusion. [...

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1. To what extent is the nuclear risk acceptable? 2. The nuclear risk is acceptable ___ ______. [the structure is preposition + noun phrase] [Which words can we put in the two blanks?]

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1. What kind of house do you live in? 2. What kinds of houses do you live in? 3. What kind of houses do you live in? [#1 and #2 seems to be correct. What about #3? Here the singular noun 'kind' is used. Is this one correct?]

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Thank you for your help. I'd like to post questions related to prepositional phrases which sometimes ambiguous. 1. He has made coffee for all of us. 2. Please boil enough rice for ten people. 3. Won't you play a Beethoven sonata for me? 4. We must choose suitable ...

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1. He is looking for the key in the room. 2. He is looking for the key which is in the room. 3. In the room, he is looking for the key. [Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Are both okay? It is ambiguous, isn't it?] 4. Look at the boy in the shop. 5. Look at the boy who is in the shop...

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1. The letter on the table is yours. 2. A letter on the table is yours. [#1 is correct? What about #2?] 3. He kept singing the song. [In this sentence, what is the part of speech of 'kept'? Is 'kept' a transitive verb? And is 'singing' the object of the...

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1. In grade seven, what did he become? 2. In grade seven, what did he become of his school? 3. He became the captain of his school. [#3 is the answer either #1 or #2. Are both answers correct? Which one is the better of the two?]

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1. When I was thirteen, I read a story of a man like me. 2. When I was thirteen, I read a story of a man like myself. [Which one is right? are both okay? Can we use 'myself' as in #2?]

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1. Get out of here! 2. Go out of here! [Can we use both 'get' and 'go'? Are both the same? Or do we have to use 'get' here?] 3. He decided to get over his limitations. 4. He decided to go over his limitations. [#3 is correct. What about #4? Can we use...

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OK. Thank you for your explanation.

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Thank you for your help. I'd like to ask one more similar question as follows. 1. He bought a cake for poor children. [In this sentence, is 'for poor children' an adjective phrase, which modifies 'cake'? Or is 'for poor children' an adverb phrase, ...

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Thank you for your help. I'd like to ask one more similar question as follows. 1. He bought a cake for poor children. [In this sentence, is 'for poor children' an adjective phrase, which modifies 'cake'. Or is 'for poor children' an adverb phrase, ...

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Thank you, Reed. Then, 'for their teacher's birthday' should be an adverb phrase, which modifies 'held'? Is that right? [In #4]

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1. Which party will they hold? 2. They will hold a party for their teacher's birthday. [#2 is the answer to #1. 'For their teacher's birthday' is an adjective phrase, which modifies 'party.'] 3. Why will they hold a party? 4. They will hold a party for ...

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1. Which fund-raising event did he hold? 2. He held a fund-raising event for poor children? [#2 is the answer to #1. 'For poor children' is an adjective phrase, which modifies 'event.'] 3. Why did he hold a fund-raising event? 4. He held a fund-raising event ...

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He had a choice. He could be either happy or angry with his life. [This will be the answer to the questions below. Which question is suitable? 1. What choice did he have? 2. What options did he have? 3. What did he have to choose in the situation. 4. _____________?

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1. Which event did your school hold? 2. Our school held a fund-rasing event for poor children. [Is 'for poor children' an adjective phrase in this case?] 3. Why did your school hold a fund-raising event? 4. Our school held a fund-raising event for poor children. [Is &#...

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1. They will hold a party for their teacher's birthday. 2. They will hold a party for the sake of their teacher's birthday. 3. They will hold a party to celebrate their teacher's birthday. 4. They will hold a party for the purpose of celebrating their teacher's...

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1. She enjoys Mary's singing. 2. She enjoys Mary singing. 3. She enjoys his singing. 4. She enjoys him singing. [Which ones are correct?]

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1. In grade seven, I became the captain of my school and held fund-raising events for people in need. ---------------------------------- What is the part of speech of 'for people in need'? Is it an adjective phrase or an adverbial phrase? 2. They will hold a party for ...

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1. I know that I should look 'at' the good side of my life. 2. I know that I should look 'on' the good side of my life. [Which preposition should we use? Are both okay?] 3. Try to look on the bright side. 4. Try to look at the bright side. [#3 is a common ...

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1. He chose not to be angry but happy with his life. 2. He chose not to be angry but to be happy with his life. [Can we use both? Which one is common?] 3. As he started to give motivational speeches, many people got hope through his story. 4. Because he started to give ...

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There you are at last! 1. We'd given you up. 2. We'd given up on you. -------------------------------------- In this context, does #1 mean #2? can we use both?

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Thank you. Then when does 'man' mean #2? When does 'man' mean 'person'?

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When I was thirteen, I read a story of a man like me. -------------------------------- Does 'man' mean, #1 or #2 in the sentence? 1. an adult human male 2. a human being of either sex; a person.

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1. We have to protect the environment from pollution. 2. We have to protect environment from pollution. [Do we have to put 'the ' before environment or not? Are both okay?]

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1. I made up my mind to stop playing computer games. 2. I made a decision to stop playing computer games. 3. I made decisions to stop playing computer games. 4. I made a determination to stop playing computer games. 5. I made determinations to stop playing computer games. [Are...

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1. I'm not going to give up on love. 2. I'm not going to give up love. [Are both the same in meaning? Is there any meaningful differences between them?] 3. I want to get over my limitations. 4. I want to get over my limits. [Can we use both 'limitations' and &#...

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Is 'inability' the same as 'disability'? According to the dictionary, they seem to be a little different in use. What about that?

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1. He is laughing at the boy. 2. He is laughing in a loud voice toward the boy. 3. He is making a fool of the boy. [Does #1 mean #2 or #3?] 4. A friend in need is a friend indeed. 5. A friend, when you are in need, is a friend indeed. 6. A friend when you are in need is a ...

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1. This year may I wish you finally learn how to use your smartphone properly. 2. This year may I wish you finally learn how to use your smartphone properly? [Do we have to use a period or a question mark?]

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posted by rfvv yesterday at 3:54pm. 1. I wish for you that, with every year, you achieve all of your dreams. [Is it grammatical? Do we have to delete 'for'?] 2. You’re supposed to let go of the past and start off new. [Do we have to put 'the '...

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1. As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is to wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead. 2. As the New Year dawns, I hope it is filled with the promises of a brighter tomorrow. Happy New Year! [Thank yu for your help. What is the meaning of 'as'...

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Thank you. Is 'on' similar to 'about'? 2-2. Happy New Year. Here’s another year pretending that I like you people. [What about this sentence? 'to' is deleted here. Is 2-2 okay?]

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1. Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits. [What is the meaning of 'on'? Is 'on' 'about' here?] 2. Happy New Year. Here’s to another year pretending that I like you people. [Do we have to use 'to' in the ...

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1. I wish for you that, with every year, you achieve all of your dreams. [Is it grammatical? Do we have to delete 'for'?] 2. You are supposed to let go of the past and start off new. [Do we have to put 'the ' before 'new'?]

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1. I wish for you that, with every year, you achieve all of your dreams. [Is it grammatical? Do we have to delete 'for'?] 2. You’re supposed to let go of the past and start off new. [Do we have to put 'the ' before 'new'?]

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Every end marks a new beginning. Keep your spirits and determination unshaken, and you shall always walk the glory road. With courage, faith and great effort, you shall achieve everything you desire. I wish you a Happy New Year. ------------------------------------ Do we have ...

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1. 'As' the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is 'to' wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead. ---------------------------------- Q1: What is the meaning of 'As'? According as, when, while, or because? Q2:Do we have to use 'to...

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1. You made last year so special for me. It is my greatest wish that this coming year be special for you. ------------------------------ Why is 'be' used in the last sentence? Can't we use 'will be' instead of 'be'?

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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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