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1. The criminal is to be hanged for his crimes. 2. The criminal is going to be hanged for his crimes. 3. The criminal can be hanged for his crimes. --------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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Do you know the website where we can get questions and answers in English about many kinds of subjects for elementary school students?

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1. [(Yoga) The Tree Pose] Try to hold it for 30 seconds. Repeat this with your left foot. 2. [(Yoga) The Tree Pose] Try to hold it for 30 seconds. Do this with your left foot. -------------------------------------- #1 is correct one. One used 'Do' instead of '...

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1. I added some salt to the mixture. 2. I added a spoon of salt to the mixture. 3. I added a spoonful of salt to the mixture. ----------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Would you check the expressions before 'salt'?

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1. I will drink enough water. 2. I will dring water enough. 3. I will eat enough water. ---------------------------------- Are #1 and #2 correct grammatically? What about #3? Can we use 'eat' instead of 'drink'? In a basic grammar test, can we use both #2 and #3?

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1. I like your pants. Where did you buy them? 2. I like your pants. Where did you buy these? 3. I like your pants. Where did you buy those? ------------------------ #1 is correct. By the way, can we refer to 'pants' as 'these' or 'those' as in #2 qand #3?

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1. Let's get out of here. 2. Let's go out of here. ------------------------------- Do you use only #1? What about #2? Why is #1 used frequently?

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Thank you. I corrected errors. 1. I will have taught Spanish for ten years by 2018. 2. I will have taught Spanish for ten years in 2018. (Can we use both prepositions?) 3. Why is he late? He would have overslept. 4. Why is he late? He could have overslept. 5. Why is he late? ...

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Thank you. I corrected errors. 1. I will have taught Spanish for ten years by 2018. 2. I will have taught Spanish for ten years in 2018. (Can we use both prepositions?)

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1. I will have thought Spanish for ten years by 2018. 2. I will have thought Spanish for ten years in 2018. (Can we use both prepositions?) 3. He will have gone to Rome when you come next month. 4. He will have gone to Rome if you come next month. 5. He will have gone to Rome ...

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1. We should arrive before dark. 2. I should have finished the book by Friday. [In the Oxford dictionary, I saw the two sentences. They mean 'guessing.' What is the similar expression for #3 in American English? Would you check the following?] 3. I would have finished...

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1. He must have bought the bike. 2. He would have bought the bike. 3. He could have bought the bike. 4. He may have bought the bike. 5. He might have bought the bike. * 6. He will have bought the bike. * 7. He can have bought the bike. ------------------------------------ Do ...

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Thank you for your help. 1. He will have gone to Germany this Sunday. 2. He will have gone to Germany by this Monday. (Do you mean both are grammatical?) 3. You will have lost the ring this July. 4. You will have lost the ring by this July. (Are both grammatical?) 5. I shall ...

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[corrected] 1. If I had had a lot of money, I would have bought the car. 1-2. As(=Because) I didn't have a lot of money, I didn't buy the car. 2. If I had had a lot of money, I could have bought the car. 2-2. As I didn't have a lot of money, I couldn't buy the ...

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1. If I had had a lot of money, I would have bought the car. 1-2. As(=Because) I didn't have a lot of money, I didn't buy the car. 2. If I had had a lot of money, I could have bought the car. 2-2. As I didn't have a lot of money, I couldn't buy the car. 3. If I...

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1. He will have finished the work by the time you come. 2. He will have gone to Japan next week. 2-2. He will have gone to Japan by next week. 3. He will have read the book three times if he reads it again. 4. He will have lived in Chicago for ten years next year. 4-2. He will...

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Prof. Smith ------------------------------- How do you read 'Prof'? Do we read 'Professor Smith'?

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1. It must have been Chris. 2. It would have been Chris. 3. It could have been Chris. 4. It can have been Chrit. ----------------------------- Thank you for your help. Q1. #4 is incorrect. It's ungrammatical. Is that right? Q2. Does # 2 mean a gueesing stronger than #3?

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Thank you for your help.

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1. You will have met Prof. Smith. 2. You must have met Prof. Smith. ------------------------------------- In a grammar book, it is said that #1 means a guessing in the past, which is weaker than #2. Is that right? Can we use #2?

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1. He will be happy. 2. He will have been happy yesterday. 3. He would have been happy yesterday. --------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Is #2 correct? What is the difference between #2 and #3? Does #2 have stronger possibility than #3? Does #3 mean that ...

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1. You needn't have called a doctor. 2. You needn't have made a phone call to a doctor. 3. You needen't have gone to the hospital to bring the doctor. ------------------------------ Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Did the person go to the doctor to ask him to come? Or did ...

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1. He was late for school. 2. He was late for the school. (What is the difference between them? Does #1 mean that he was late for his school? Does #2 mean that he was later for another school, not his school?) 3. He was lare for class. 4. He was late for the class. (What is ...

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1. He must have missed the class yesterday. 2. He must have cut the class yesterday. ---------------------------------------- What is the difference between two sentences? Is 'cut' a worse word than 'missed'?

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1. You need have come earlier. 2. You need not have come earlier. (Can we use both sentences?)

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[Situation: When the master was out, the dog ran around the house and made the room messy. The master returned in the evening.] 1. He was angry because the dog broke the flowerpots. 2. He was angry because the dog had broken the flowerpots. [Which sentence is grammatical? Can ...

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[Situation: When the master was out, the dog ran around the house and made the room messy. The master returned in the evening.] 1. He was angry because the dog broke the flowerpots. 2. He was angry because the dog had broken the flowerpots. [Which sentences is grammatical? Can...

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1. He would have opened the door. 2. He would have solved the math problem. 3. He would have met the person. 4. He might have opened the door. ---------------------------------------- From #1 to #3, actually he didn't do that. Right? Does #1 mean #4 sometimes? Is #1 ...

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1. Can he have killed his wife? 2. Could hee have killed his wife? 3. He can have killed his wife. 4. He could have killed his wife. --------------------------- Do you use #1? Then, what is the difference between #1 and #2? Don't you use #3 in English speaking countries?

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1. I will prefer an aisle seat. 2. I would prefer an aisle seat. 3. I can prefer an aisle seat. 4. I could perfer an aisle seat. 5. I prefer an aisle seat. ----------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? In #1, 'will' is a gessing or possibility, right? ...

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1. It will be Chris. 2. It shall be Chris. *3. It will have been Chris. *4. It shall have been Chris. 5. It would have been Chris. 6. It should have been Chris. 7. It can be Chris. *8. It can have been Chris. 9. It could have been Chris. ------------------------------ Does #1 ...

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1. Jack must have been late for the school. He got up late. 2. Jack must have been late for school. He got up late. ------------------------------------------- What is the difference between 'school' and 'the school' in the sentences? Does #1 mean he was late...

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1. You should wear your uniform to school. 2. You should wear your uniform when you come to school. 3. You should wear your uniform at school. 4. You should wear your uniform when you are at school. 5. You should wear your uniform to your house. 6. You should wear your uniform...

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Thank you for your help. I need to post the same questions. 1. You should wear your uniform to school. 2. You should wear your uniform when you come to school. 3. You should wear your uniform at school. 4. You should wear your uniform when you are at school...

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1. Julie could have bought the book. 2. Julie might have bought the book. 3. Julie could have bought the book, (but she borrowed it from the library instead.) 4. Julie could buy the book yesterday. 5. Julie was able to buy the book yesterday...

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1. You could have refused. 2. You could have refused it. -------------------------- Are both grammatical? which one is commonly used?

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1. Get the picture. 2. Buy the picture. 3. Bring the picture. 4. Understand the picture. 5. Take the picture. 6. Fetch the pciture. --------------------------- What does #1 mean? According to the context, does #1 mean from #2 to #6?

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1. Some people give their pets away. 2. Some people throw their pets away. 3. Some people give their pets to somebody as a gift. ---------------------- What does #1 mean? Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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(At a pet shop) 1. We can't have him in our apartment. (him = a kind of dog) 2. Why don't you get a poodle? ----------------------------------- Q1: In #1, what does 'have' mean? Does it mean 'keep' or 'raise'? Q2: In #2, what does 'get' ...

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(Situation: A boy has arrived at school. He is walking in the hallway. He is not wearing a school uniform. A teacher says to him, 'You should always wear your uniform to school.') 1. You should always wear your uniform to school. 2. You should always wear your uniform ...

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1. You should turn off the computer and go to bed now. 2. Ten more minutes, please. 3. Give me ten more minutes, please. 4. Wait ten more minutes, please. 5. __________________________ -------------------------------- #2 is the response to #1. Does #2 mean #3 or #4 or ...

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1. I am sure that she is intelligent to deal with the matter. 2. I am sure that she is intelligent because she deals with the matter. 3. I am sure that she is intelligent because she dealt with the matter. ------------------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Or ...

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1. I am sure that she was angry with him. 2. I am sure she was angry with him. 3. I am certain that she was angry with him. 4. It is sure/certain that he was pleased with the gift. ----------------------------------------- Can we use both 'sure' and 'certain' ...

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1. I visited there yesterday. 2. I have been to there. 3. I have been there. 4. I needn't have gone to there. 5. I needn't have gone there. --------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Can we use 'there' as a noun as in the sentences?

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1. He cannot have cleaned his room. 2. It is impossible that he cleaned his room. 3. He could not have cleaned his room. -------------------------- #1 mean #2, right? Then What is the meaning of #3? Would you write another sentences having similar meaning?

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1. I could have come in time yesterday. 2. I could come in time yesterday. (What is the difference between them?) 3. I have done it. 4. I could do it. 5. I could have done it. 6. I couldn't do it. 7. I could not have done it. (What is the difference between them? #5 mean I...

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1. A: Why hasn't she written to me? 2. B: She could have forgotten your address. 3. She may have forgotten your address. 4. She might have forgotten your address. ------------------------------------------ Does #2 mean that she forgot your address? Or does #2 mean #3 or #4?

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1. I had better listen to your advice. 2. I would rather listen to your advice. 3. I had better stay at home than go out. 4. I would rather stay at home than go out. (Which ones are right? Can we use all the expressions?)

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1. He could have given me some advice. (Does this sentence mean that he didn't give me some advice?) 2. He cold have told a lie. (Does this sentence mean that he didn't told a lie? Or does #2 mean #3?) 3. He may have told a lie. • English - Writeacher, Tuesday, ...

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1. He could have given me some advice. (Does this sentence mean that he didn't give me some advice?) 2. He cold have told a lie. (Does this sentence mean that he didn't told a lie? Or does #2 mean #3?) 3. He may have told a lie.

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1. The pet dog broke the plant. 2. The pet dog picked the plant. 3. the pet dog cut the plant with her teeth. 4. The pet dog cut the plant. 5. The pet dog felled the plant. --------------------------------- Can we use all the verbs in the sentences? Which verbs are commonly ...

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Somebody is knowcking on the door. The person inside said,'Who is it?' 1. It's me, Tom. 2. This is me, Tom. 3. I'm me, Tom. 4. That's me, Tom. 5. It's me. 6. That's me. 7. This is me. ------------------------- In the situation, which expressions can...

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1. I will take him home with me. (him=a dog) 2. I have no money with me. 3. She lives with her parents. 4. I will take him home. ---------------------------- Q1: What is the difference between #1 and #4? Q2: what is the meaning of 'with' in #1? Is 'with' in #1 ...

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Thank you for your help. 1. I buy organic foods because they taste a lot better. 2. I buy spicy foods because they taste a lot better. 3. I buy _______ foods because they taste a lot better. ---------------------------- Is 'organic' the best word for the blank as in #3...

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1. There you go, you put the bad-mouth on others. 2. There you go again, you put the bad-mouth on others. 3. There you go. You're always forgetting things. 4. There you go again. You're always forgetting things. ------------------------------------ Do we have to use &#...

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1. There you go, you put the bad-mouth on others. 2. There you go again, you put the bad-mouth on others. (Are both the same in meaning? Which one is common?) 3. There you go. You're always forgetting things. 4. There you go again. You're always forgetting things. (...

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1. The boy ran around the house. 2. He broke the plants. -------------------------------- Q1: In #1, did he run around the house outside? Did he run outside, running around the house? Or did he run inside the house, making the living room or the kitchen messy? Q2: Is #2 ...

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Tom has a paper, but his brother has two papers. -------------------------- Is the use of 'paper' correct? Is the sentence above correct in terms of grammar?

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1. Take it easy. 2. Make yourself at home. 3. Make yourself comfortable. 4. Calm down. ------------------------- What is the meaning of #1? Does #1 mean #2, #3, or #4?

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1. He keeps abandoned dogs. 2. He keeps missing dogs. 3. He keeps stray dogs. 4. He keeps deserted dogs. ------------------------ #1, #2, and #3 seem to be the same. What about #4? Do you use 'deserted dogs'?

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Someone is knocking on/at the door. Inside, we say, 'Who is it?' Can't we use, 'Who are you?' Is it rude to say, 'Who are you? (Can we use both prepositions, on and at here? Are both have the same meaning? what about the next question?)

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The pet dog found his master. He said to the master,"It' me." (In a catroon) 1. It's me. 2. This is me. 3. I'm me. 4. That's me. (Can the pet use only #1? What about the other expressions?) -------------------------------------- The master said, "...

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4. You should have come earlier. 5. I'm sorry you didn't come earlier. (Doesn't #4 mean #5?)

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1. He should have thought more carefully. 2. He regrets that he didn't think more carefully. 3. I regret that he didn't think more carefully. ------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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1. I would not do so, it I were you. 2. I would not do so if I were you. (Are both okay? Do we have to delete the 'comma' in #1? 3. He could come earlier. 4. He could come earlier if he were not busy. (Does #3 mean #4?) 4. He could have come earlier. 5. He could have ...

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1. He may have stolen the money. 2. He might have stolen the money. 3. He can have stolen the money. 4. He could have stolen the money. ------------------------------------ Is #3 ungrammatical? Are #2 and #4 the same in meaning? They both have slight or uncertain possibility. ...

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1. He cannot have told a lie. 2. It is impossible that he told a lie. (#1 mean #2. Right?) 3. He could not have told a lie. (What about #3? What is the difference between #1 and #3? What is the meaning of #3?)

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1. Anybody can make mistakes. 2. We can go to the concert. 3. We could go to the concert. ------------------------------ In a grammar book, it is said that 'can' in #1 is used as theoretical possiblilty' Is that right? In #3, 'could' is used as 'present...

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1. He is master of the situation. 2. He is the master of the situation. ........ In dictionaries, I could see #1, not #2. Can't we use 'the' before 'master' here? 3. I met Father on the street. 4. I met father on the street. 5. I like Master very much. 6. I...

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1. He is far the best boy in his class. 2. He is by far the best boy in his class. 3. He is far and away the best boy in his class. ............ Are they all grammatical?

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1. He is a good deal stronger than Sam. 2. He is lots stronger than Sam. 3. He is far and away stronger than Sam. ............................... Are they all grammatical?

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1. I can forget everything. 2. I could forget everything. 3. It can happen again. 4. It could happen again. ---------------------------- Which ones have slight possibility? Which ones have strong possibility?

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I called you several times, but you didn't answer me. Where were you? I was at home, listening to music. ------------------------------------ [In this situdation, can we use both sentences? Are both the same in meaing? Which one is commonly used?] 1. I was home, listening ...

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1. He saw most of the boys. 2. He saw most of his boys. 3. He saw most of these boys. 4. He saw most of some boys. 5. He saw most of ____ boys. ------------------------------------ Q1: Are the sentences all grammatical? What about #4? Can we use #4? Q2: What other words can be...

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The dog's master worked in the workplace. Later he came back home. He saw his dog. He said, "I'm home." -------------------------------- Can we use 'I'm at home.' in this situation? What is the difference between them?

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1. He played me the violin. 2. He played the violin to me. 3. He played the violin for me. [Can we use both #2 and #3? Otherwise, is #2 alone correct? Not #3?] 4. He played me a record. 5. He played a record for me. 6. He played a record to me. [Can we use #5 and #6? Otherwise...

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1. He played her a trick. 2. He played a trick on her. 3. He made fun of her. 4. He deceived her. 5. He lied to her. ---------------------------- Are both #1 and #2 the same? Does #1 mean #3 or #4(5)?

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1. He spared me a rooom. 2. He spared a room for me. (Are both the same?) 3. She prepared us a lecture. 4. She prepared a lecture for us. (Are both the same? Can we use Sentence 3?)

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1. I have difficulty/trouble in remembering names. 2. I have difficulty/trouble when I remember names. 3. I have ______ remembering names. (Are both the same and interchangable? Can we delete 'in'? Do you have some other words which can be put in the blank as in #3?)

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1. I have difficulty/trouble in remembering names. 2. 1. I have difficulty/trouble when I remember names. (Are both the same and interchangable?)

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1. He was surprised she came at all. 2. He was surprised she came after all. 3. He was surprised she came anyway. 4. He was surprised she came any how. 5. He was surprised she came at any rate. 6. He was surprised she came at all events. -------------------------- Does #1 mean...

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The dog has almost gone blind. He said, 'It's strange. These days you look blurry.' (You refers to the dog's master.) ------------------------------ What does 'it' refer to in 'It's strange'? Does it refer to 'situation'?

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1. He passed the bakery and met one of his friends. 2. He passed a stream and became wet. 3. He passed a stream and found a bakery. --------------------------- In #2, he passed through a stream. What about in #3? Did he pass through a stream or not? Did he walk by a stream and...

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1. They moved in yesterday. 2. They moved out the day before yesterday. 3. They moved into yesterday. 4. They moved in the apartment yesterday evening. 5. They moved into the apartment yesterday evening. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical except Sentence 3? 6...

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1. She is fond of scuba diving. 2. She likes scuba diving. 3. She is afraid of snakes. 4. She fears snakes. 5. She is aware of the fact. 6. She knows the fact. (Is each pair the same in meaning? Do you have some more expressions which have the same structure, 'be adjective...

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1. My dog spends most of the time at home. 2. My dog spends most time at home. (Are both the same?) 3. He got married to Susan in 2007. 4. He was married to Susan in 2007. (Are both the same? Does #4 mean 'action' or 'state'?)

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1. Help me, please? 2. Will you help me, please? 3. Help me, please. ------------------------- Does #1 mean #2? Because of the question mark, #1 is different from #3, right?

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1. Let's hit the road. 2. Let's hit the trail. 3. Let's hit the ______. -------------------------- Is #2 used frequently? Can we use other nouns in the blank in #3, which have the same meaning as #1 or #2?

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1. He is wearing wrinkle-free trousers. 2. He is wearing wrinklefree trousers. ------------------------ Are both okay? Do we have to use the hyphen?

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1. May I help you to some more vegetables? 2. May I give you some more vegetables? (Are both the same in meaning? Do you use #1 frequently?) 3. Help yourself to the cake. 4. Give yourself the cake. (What about this pair? Does #4 mean #3?)

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1. Swim once a month. 2. Have a swim once a month. 3. Take a swim once a month. ------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Do we have to put 'have' or 'take' before 'a swim'? 4. Exercise regularly. 5. Have exercise once a month. 6. Take ...

Physical Education
1. In soccer or football, what is the name for the midfielder? Is he a center midfielder or a central midfielder? I mean the two players in the middle.

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What does 'fullback' mean in soccer/or football? Are a sweeper and a stopper 'fullbacks'? What about a left back and a right back in the 4-4-2 formation? Aren't they fullbacks? Are there only two fullback or four fullbacks in the 4-4-2 formation?

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1. He isn't the man to *desert* me. (What other verbs can we use instead of 'desert'? 2. The new coach is teaching students in a calm manner. 3. The new coach is teaching students in a calm way. 4. The new coach is teaching students calmly. (Are the three sentences...

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1. Did you finally move into your new apartment? 2. Did you finally move in your new apartment? (Can we use both 'in' and 'into' in the sentence? Which one is common?) 3. What about dinner at/in my place? 4. What about having dinner at/in my place? (Are both ...

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1. I can eat a horse. 2. I could eat a horse. ---------------------- Which one has stronger possibility between two sentences? The difference between 'can' and 'could'

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1. He didn't bother to let me know where she lived. 2. He didn't bother letting me know where she lived. ----------------------------- Are both OK? Do we use both a to infinitive and a gerund after 'bother'?

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1. I like swimming in the river. 2. I like to swim in the river. ------------------------------ Are both the same in meaning? 3. I like swimming in the river. 4. I like to swim in the river now. (#3 means 'generally I like swimming in the river.' #4 means 'I want ...

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1. She admitted that she had made a mistake. 2. She admitted making a mistake. ----------------------- Are both the same in meaning?

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1. He shall do the work. 2. I will make him do the work. 3. I want him to do the work. --------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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