Posts by rfvv

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  1. English

    1. They are the professors in our university. 2. They are all the profesors in our university. [#1 mean #2, does't it?] 3. They are professors in our university. 4. They are some of the professors in our university. [#3 mean #4, does't it?] 5. They study the sea ...
  2. English

    I got some *bananas* from them. 1. What a wonderful gift *it* is! 2. What a wonderful gift *they* are! [Which one is right, #1 or #2?]
  3. English

    What did yo do on your last birthday? 1. My family celebrated my birthday with a birthday cake at home. 2. At the birthday party at home, my family celebrated me. 3. My family celebrated my birthday by singing a birthday song for me. 4. Mother prepared a birthday cake and put ...
  4. English

    How did you go school? 1. I went to school by my father's car. 2. My father drove me to school. 3. I went to school by car with my father. [Which sentence is right?]
  5. English

    1. canal: a passage of water *that* boats can travel canal: a passage of water *that* boats can travel [What is the part of speech of *that* in the phrase?] 2. Boats can travel a passage of water. 3. Boats can travel on a passage of water. 4. Boats can travel through a ...
  6. 1. canal: a passage of water *that* boats can travel [What is the part of speech of *that* in the phrase?] 2. Boats can travel a passage of water. 3. Boats can travel on a passage of water. 4. Boats can travel through a passage of water. [Which one is grammatical of the three?]
  7. English

    canal: a passage of water *that* boats can travel [What is the part of speech of *that* in the phrase?]
  8. Thank you for your help. Then do you mean that in both sentences "in Antarctica" can be an adjective phrase or an adverbial phrase according to the context? What about the use of 'the'? Regardless of 'the', can "in Antarctica" mean either an...
  9. English

    posted by rfvv Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 1:51am 1. They study the sea animals in Antarctica. 2. They study all the sea animals in Antarctica. 3. They study sea animals in Antarctica. 4. They study some sea animals in Antarctica. [Does #1 mean #2? Does #3 mean #4? What is the ...
  10. English

    1. Working outside is very hard for the people here. 2. Working outside is very hard to the people here. [Are both okay? Can we use 'for' and 'to' in the sentence? In each sentence, what is the part of speech of 'here'? Is 'here' an adverb or an...
  11. English

    1. They study the sea animals in Antarctica. 2. They study all the sea animals in Antarctica. 3. They study sea animals in Antarctica. 4. They study some sea animals in Antarctica. [Does #1 mean #2? Does #3 mean #4? What is the difference between 'the sea animals' and...
  12. English

    1. Where is the bathroom? 2. Where is the restroom? -------------------------------------------------- We use 'bathroom' at home. We use 'restroom' in public places such as departments, schools or hospitals, etc. Do you use 'bathroom' frequently in ...
  13. Ok. Thank you. Then, what adverbs can we use to emphasize in the sentences instead of 'hard'?
  14. 3. She (is) (studying) hard for an exam. [Right Answer: two points:They are asked to use the present continuous tense.] 4. She (gets) (ready) hard for an exam. [Do you give partial points for this sentence?] 5. She (is) (ready) hard for an exam. [Do you give partial points for...
  15. Thank you. 1. She is ready for an exam. [Is this right?] 2. She is ready hard for an exam. [What about this sentence?]
  16. English

    She gets ready hard for an exam. [Is this sentence grammatical?]
  17. English

    1. They are something useful to someone. 2. They are some things useful to someone. --------------------------- Are both the same in meaning? Is #1 grammtical?
  18. English

    A: (Are) (you) (doing) your homework? [3 points] B: Yes, I am. I'm doing math homework. 1. (You) (are) (doing) your homework? =========================== There are three blanks in the first sentence. Students are asked to fill in the blanks with suitable words to make a ...
  19. English

    Forgot is the past tense of forget. The past participle tense of forget is forgotten. Do you use 'forgot' as the past participle tense of forget?
  20. Thank you. Did she become "very famous" or did she become "famous"?
  21. English

    1. She became very rich and famous. 2. She became very rich and very famous. 3. She became very rich and she became very famous. 4. She became very rich and she became famous. ======================== What is the meaning of #1? Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Or does #1 mean #4?
  22. English

    1. Our room was at the back of the hotel. 2. Our room was in the back of the hotel. [Are both the same in meaning? Is 'our room' always inside the hotel?] 3. Our room was behind the hotel. [Can we use this expression when our room is inside the hotel?] 4. The bakery ...
  23. English

    1. I (can) (do) 20 (push-ups). [right Answer: 4 points] 2. I (can) (do) 20 (up and down with arms). [ ___ points] ------------------- #1 is a correct sentence. The students who only filled in the first two parentheses got one point as a partial point. [can do....] Then what ...
  24. English

    posted by rfvv today at 12:00am 1. The club will ( perform ) at the school festival next month. 2. The club will *play* at the school festival next month. ====================== Thank you for your help in many ways. The correct word for the blank in Sentence 1 (in the reading ...
  25. English

    1. Alice is studying hard for an exam. [Righ Answer, 2 points] 2. Alice is working hard for an exam. [2 points] 3. Alice is learnng hard for an exam. [2 points] ------------------------ Are they all the same in meaning? Instead of 'studying', can we use 'working&#...
  26. Okay. Thank you.
  27. English

    posted by rfvv yesterday at 9:28pm 1. recipe: a set of instructions that tell you how to cook something 2. *cooking*: a set of instructions that tell you how to cook something ================================= Recipe is the right one for the definition. What about #2? Somebody...
  28. rfvv

    1. Alice (is studying) hard for an exam. 2. Alice ( is *doing*) hard for an exam. Thank you for your help. The correct words for the blank in Sentence 1 (in the reading text) is 'is studying'. However, a student wrote 'is doing' instead. The point for 'is ...
  29. The club is a dance club. They have been practicing dance moves including hip-hop moves. Do you mean if the club is a dance club, no points are given to the students who wrote 'play' in the sentence?
  30. English

    1. The club will ( perform ) at the school festival next month. 2. The club will *play* at the school festival next month. ====================== Thank you for your help in many ways. The correct word for the blank in Sentence 1 (in the reading text) is 'perform'. ...
  31. English

    posted by rfvv today at 9:01pm 1. I can do 20 push-ups. 2. I can push-up 20 times. [Are both okay? Can we use #2? Do you have similar expressions to #1?] Ms. Sue today at 9:03pm The first one is the only one that I've heard used. =============================== Thank you ...
  32. English

    1. She goes bowling on Saturdays 2. She *does* bowling on Saturdays. ================================ #1 is a correct sentence. What about #2? Somebody wrote "does" instead of 'goes'. If the score/point for #1 is two, what could be the partial point for ...
  33. Okay. Thank you.
  34. English

    1. recipe: a set of instructions that tell you how to cook something 2. *cooking*: a set of instructions that tell you how to cook something ================================= Recipe is the right one for the definition. What about #2? Somebody wrote "cooking" as the ...
  35. English

    1. I can do 20 push-ups. 2. I can push-up 20 times. [Are both okay? Can we use #2? Do you have similar expressions to #1?]
  36. Wonder Girls was a girl group composed of five girls.
  37. English

    1. Wonder Girls are doing their best to be a world star. 2. Wonder Girls are doing her best to be a world star. 3. Wonder Girls are doing the best to be a world star. [Which one is grammatical?]
  38. English

    1. How much cash do you have on you? 2. How much cash do you have with you? [Which one is grammatical?]
  39. English

    1. She lives there by herself. 2. She lives there by her. [Wich one is correct, #1 or #2?] 3. She has no money with herself. 4. She has no money with her. [Wich one is correct, #3 or #4?]
  40. English

    1. Can you tell me how I can call the stewardess? 2. Can you tell me how I can call the female flight attendant? [Are both okay? Can we use both? Do you have other names for 'stewardess'?]
  41. English

    The next market is on June 27. =========================== How do you read "June 27"? 1. June twenty-seven 2. June twenty-seventh 3. The next market is on the 27th day of June. 4. The next market is on the 27th of June. 5. The next market is on the 27 of June. [Which...
  42. English

    There is something for everyone at Green Flea Market. ========================= What is the meaning of 'something' here? Is it #1 or #2? The following are dictionary definitions. 1. an object, situation, quality, or action that is not exactly known or stated 2. a thing...
  43. English

    1. He bought old things. 1-2. He bought some old things. 1-3. He bought any old things. 1-4. He bought all old things. [ #1 means #1-2, doesn't it? #1 doesn't mean #1-3 or #1-4, right?] 2. He throw away old things. 3. He threw away some old things. 4. He threw away all...
  44. English

    Are the following all called "shoes"? sneakers, football shoes, slippers, tennis shoes, sports shoes, basketball shoes
  45. English

    posted by rfvv yesterday at 3:29am 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: ...
  46. 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, ...
  47. 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? ...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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?]
  51. 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?)
  52. 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?)
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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?
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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...
  59. 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?]
  60. 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?]
  61. 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...
  62. 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?]
  63. 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...
  64. 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?
  65. 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...
  66. 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?]
  67. 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?
  68. 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?
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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...
  71. 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?
  72. 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 &#...
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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?]
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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...
  82. 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?]
  83. 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?]
  84. 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?]
  85. English

    1. She is busy from Monday to Friday. 2. She is busy Monday to Friday. [Are both okay? Can we use #2?]
  86. 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?]
  87. 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?
  88. 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?]
  89. 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...
  90. 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...
  91. 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...
  92. 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...
  93. 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?]
  94. 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?]
  95. 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?]
  96. 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&#...
  97. 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...
  98. 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 ...
  99. English

    1. He fought with his brother yesterday. 2. He fought against his brother yesterday. [Are both the same? Is there any difference?]
  100. 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'...