Posts by rfvv

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  1. English

    1. The teams drew/tied the match five all. 2. The teams drew/tied the match five points each. 3. The teams drew/tied the match at five all. 4. The teams drew/tied the match at five points each. 5. The teams drew/tied the match at 5-5. 6. The teams drew/tied the match 5-5...
  2. English

    1. We went on a picnic at Riverside Park. 2. We went on a picnic at the Riverside Park. (Do you put 'the' before 'Riverside Park'?) 3. The lesson being over, we ran out of the room. 4. Because the lesson was over, we ran out of the room. 5. After the lesson was...
  3. English

    My correction is as follows. 1. There was a tug-of-war on the playground. The teams drew at 2-2. 2. They did a tug-of-war in the playing field. The game ended in a draw. 3. They played tug-of-war at the playground. Class 2-1 won the game at 3-2.
  4. English

    1. There was a tug-of-war on the playground. The teams drew at 2-2. 2. They did a tug-of-war in the playing field. The game ended in draw. 3. They played the tug-of war at the playground. Class 2-1 won the game at 3-2. (Would you check the sentences? I need your corrections. ...
  5. English

    1. The street is closed for construction. 2. The city has closed the street for construction. 3. They have closed the street for construction. (What is the suitable active voice of #1?) 4. The door was shut. 5. He had shut the door. 6. They had shut the door. (Which one is the...
  6. English

    1. Canand lost the game against/with England at 2 to 3. 2. Canada won the game against/with England at two to three. 3. Canada won the game against/with England at 2-2. ----------------- Are they correct? Would you let me know correct expressions?
  7. English

    1. Canada drew/tied the game against England at 1-1. 2. Canada drew/tied the game against England 1-1. 3. Canada drew/tied the game against England at one to one. 4. Canada drew/tied the game against England one to one. -------------------------- Q1: Can we use all the ...
  8. English

    1. She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes. 2. She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes. ------------------------ In the song, 'round' is used in #1. In British English, 'round is used with action verbs. However, what about in American...
  9. English

    Hello. Thank you for your help. I'd like to think of a stative passive and an active passive. 1. He has closed the shop. 2. He closed the shop and it is closed. (The meaning of #1 is #2. There was an action and then there was a state: an action + a state here.) 3. The shop...
  10. English

    From this morning, the rain will set in all over the country. ------------------------------- What is the meaning of 'set' in this sentence? Is 'set' used together with 'in' as in this sentence?
  11. P.E.

    Is this one a roller board? Beneath the board, there are rollers. Children like to ride on this board in the park. They can go faster because of the rollers beneath the board. Could you let me see the photo of 'roller board'? Thank you.
  12. English

    1. I fell asleep with the computer turned on. 2. It is difficult to get to the place because of bad weather. 3. It is difficult to get to the place because of the bad weather. -------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Do we need to put 'the' before &#...
  13. English

    1. We have painted our house gren. 2. Our house have been painted green. 3. Our house is painted gren. ( #1 is an active voice sentence. #2 is a passive voice sentence of #1. In #2, action is stressed. #3 is a passive voice sentence of #1. In #3, state is stressed. Is this ...
  14. English

    1. The gate is shut at 7. 2. The gate gets shut at 7. 2-2. The gate grows shut at 7. 2-3. The gate becomes shut at 7. (Can we use all the verbs? are they the same in meaning?) 3. The gate is shut now. 4. The gate stands shut now. 5. The gate lies shut now. 6. The gate remains ...
  15. English

    Posted by rfvv on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 1:03pm. 1. The road is closed for construction. (What is the active voice sentence of #1?) 2. The city has closed the road for construction. 3. The city closes the road for construction. •English - Writeacher, Wednesday, ...
  16. English

    1. It seems that the two years was a long time for you. 2. It seems the two years was a long time for you. 3. It seems like the two years was a long time for you. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Which one is commonly used? Can we omit 'that' as in...
  17. English

    1. Cathy said that she would be here later. ---------------------------- In this sentence, does 'she' refers to 'Cathy' or "another female person"?
  18. English

    1. You don't have to go there. 2. You have not to go there. (In British English, is #2 the same as #1?) 3. There were five men in the room. One was old and the others were young. 4. There were five men in the room: One was old and the others were young. 5. There were five ...
  19. English

    1. He looked at himself in the mirror. (Does 'in the mirror' modify 'himself' or 'looked'?) 2. I had my picture taken by the photographer. 3. I had the photographer take my picture. (Are both grammatical? Does #2 can be changed into #3?)
  20. English

    1. The gate is shut at 7. 2. The gate gets shut at 7. 3. The gate grows shut at 7. 4. The gate becomes shut at 7. (Are they all the same in meaning?) 5. The gate is shut now. 6. The gate stands shut now. 7. The gate lies shut now. 8. The gate remains shut now. 9. The gate ...
  21. English

    There are three teams in a classroom. 1. This question is for Team 1. 2. Only Team 2 can answer this question. 2-2. Only students in Team 2 can answer this question. (Do we have to put 'the' before 'students'?) 3. This one is for Team 3 students. 4. Team 1 ...
  22. English

    1. The fan is above the desk. (Can we use 'above' any time when the fan is on the ceiling, for example, in each corner. When the fan is directly over the desk, can we use "over" as in the sentence? Can we use 'above' when the fan is in each corner of ...
  23. English

    1. The fan is above the desk. (Can we use 'above' any time when the fan is on the ceiling, for example, in each corner. When the fan is directly over the desk, can we use "over" as in the sentence? Can we use 'above' when the fan is in each corner of ...
  24. English

    1. She put a blanket over the sleeping baby. 2. She put a blanket on the sleeping baby.
  25. English

    1. She put a blanket over the sleeping baby. 2. She put a blanket on teh sleeping baby. (Can we use both over and on? What is the difference between them?)
  26. English

    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 is the meaning of "Lordy" here? Is Lordy ...
  27. English

    1. It appears that there has been a mistake. 2. There appears to have been a mistake. 3. It happened that she was out when we called. 4. She happened to be out when we called. 5. It chanced (that) they were staying at the same hotel. 6. They chanced to be staying at the same ...
  28. English

    1. It seems that he is rich. (Is the that clause a subjective complement?) 2. My car is similar to yours. 3. My car resembles yours. 4. My car takes after yours. 5. My car looks like yours. 6. My car is like yours. (Are the five sentences all the same in meaning? Which ones ...
  29. English

    There is a crib next to the wall. There is a picture on the wall. In this case, do we use #1? In this case, #1 is not the same as #2. Is that right? #4 is not suitable, either. 1. The picture is above the crib. 2. The picture is over the crib. 3. The crib is below the picture...
  30. English

    1. The fluorescent lamp is over the desk. 2. An ant is beneath the table. 3. The cat is under the table. 4. A book is on the table. ----------------------- Does #1 mean that the fluorescent lamp is right above the table? If the fluorescent lamp is in the corner and the lamp is...
  31. English

    On the hill, there is a house. When we walk down a little, there is a lake. In that case, we can say as follows. 1. The house is above the lake. 2. The house is over the lake. 3. The lake is below the house. 4. The lake is under the house. In this case, #1 and #3 are right. ...
  32. English

    Posted by rfvv on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 4:44am. 1. Korea drew the game against Japan. 2. Korea tied the game against Japan. 3. Korea and Japan drew in the game. 4. Korea and Japan tied in the game. 5. The game between Korea and Japan ended/finished in a draw. 6. The ...
  33. English

    1. Raise your hands on your head. 2. Raise your hans over your head. 3. Raise yor hands above your head. ----------------------------- (What will be the right position after the listeners do as they are told? Are the following positions right?) In #1, the hands will be on ...
  34. English

    1. There used to be a traffic cop on the corner. 2. There used to be a traffic officer on the corner. 3. There used to be a traffic police cop on the corner. 4. There used to be a traffic police officer on the corner. ---------------------------- Can we use #3 and #4?
  35. English

    1. Can you imagine people can fly to mars in the future? ------------------- Can we use "believe, guess, suppose, think, and consider" instead of 'imagine? 2. Put on the helmet for safety. 3. Wear the helmet for safety. (Are they all the same in meaning? Can we ...
  36. English

    1. You should draw water from a well. 2. You should draw water out of a well. (Are both the same?) 3. The man magically pulled a bird out of his hat. 4. The man magically pulled a bird from his hat. (Are both grammatical?) 5. I don't have a lot of money in the present. 6. ...
  37. English

    1. famous: be known by many people in many places. 2. famous: be known to many people in many places. ------------------------ word: definition Do we have to use 'be known by' ot 'be known to'
  38. English

    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? - Anonymous, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 1:05am ...
  39. English

    When did they arrive at Yosemite? 1. They arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon on July 20. 2. They arrived at Yosemite on the afternoon of July 20. ----------------------- Which answer is right?
  40. English

    3. The restaurant is a long way from here. 4. The restaurant is far from here. (Thank you...I made a mistake. There is no 'away' in #4. What about Sentence 4 without "away'? 'Far off' and 'Far away' seem to be used in a positive sentence, don&#...
  41. English

    Thank you for your help. I have one more similar set related to 'a long way' and 'far.' Which one do you use frequently?In a grammar book here, #2 and #4 are regarded as incorrect sentences because 'far' is used in a positive sentence. Is that ...
  42. English

    1. The store is far away from here. 2. The store is far off from here. 3. The store is a long way away from here. 4. The store is a long way off from here. --------------- Are they all grammatical? Far is used in a negative sentence and in a question. A long way is used in a ...
  43. English

    1. We went far. 2. We went a long way. 3. The restaurant is far from here. 4. The restaurant is a long way from here. 5. The restaurant is not far from here. 6. The restaurant is not a long way from here. 7. How far is it from here to the restaurant? 8. It is 100 meters...
  44. English

    Thank you. How do you read " March 29" 1. March twenty-nine 2. March twenty-ninth
  45. English

    Q1. Does a recipient's address mean a receiver's address? Q2. Are the following all correct? They are for the date under the sender's address? 1. 29/4/92 2. 29th March 1992 3. 29 March 1992 4. 4/29/92 5. March 29th, 1992 6. March 29, 1992 (#1,2, and 3 seem to be ...
  46. English

    Thank you. I corrected errors. The Personnel Manager Cratex Ltd. 21 Firstside Road Birmingham B15 2RX
  47. English

    The Personal Manager Cratex Ltd. 21 Firside Road Birmingham B15 2RX --------------------------- This is a recipient's address for a formal letter. What is the meaning of "B15 2RX"? This one is from the UK for a formal letter sample.
  48. English

    I corrected some errors. 80 Green Road Moseley Birmingham B13 9PL -------------------------- This is a sender's address. What is the meaning of 'B13 9PL'? This address for a formal letter is from the UK?
  49. English

    80 Green Road Mosely Birmingham B13 9PL -------------------------- This is a sender's address. What is the meaning of 'B13 9PL'? This address for a formal letter is from the UK>
  50. English

    I understand your explanation. I found my mistake. You could delete this posting.
  51. English

    Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 12:22pm. An airplane is a vehicle with wings and one or more engines that enable it to fly through the air ----------------------- In this sentence, what does 'it' refer to? Does 'it' refer to 'an airplane'...
  52. English

    1. He was flying above the clouds. 2. He was flying over the clouds. (Are both the same in meaning?) 3. The bird is flying to the south above the clouds. 4. The bird is flying to the south over the clouds. (Is there any diferences between them?) 5. The balloon is moving above ...
  53. English

    1. Spring is still a long way off. 1-2. Spring is still a long way away. 2. Spring is still far off. 3. Spring is still far away. ------------------------------- Can we use all the sentences?
  54. English

    1. I still could not understand him. 2. I still don't understand. 3. He was still waiting for her . 4. He has still been looking for the kid. ----------------------------- Is the position of 'still' correct? Are they all acceptable in terms of grammar?
  55. English

    1. I happened to meet he on the sidewalk. 2. I chanced to meet her on the sidewalk. 3. I met her on the sidewalk by chance. 4. I met her on the sidewalk by accident. 5. I met her on the sidewalk by happen. ------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? What about #5? Is...
  56. English

    1. The helicopter is flying over the clouds. 2. The helicopter is flying above the clouds. ----------------------------- What is the difference between them?
  57. English

    They are closings at the end of a letter 1. Yours sincerely 2. Sincerely 3. Sincerely yours 4. Faithfully yours 5. Faithfully 6. Truly yours 7. Truly ------------------------ I know that 'Sincerely' is used. What about #5 and #7? Can they be used as closings? Are #2, #...
  58. English

    1. He raised his arms above his head. 2. He raised his arms over his head. (Can we use both over and above? Do they have the same meaning?) 3. The sun's coming up above the mountain. 4. The sun's coming up over the mountain. (Can we use both over and above? Do they ...
  59. English

    1. She looked back on the past without regret. 2. She recalled the past without regret. 3. She recollected the past without regret. ------------------------------ Are they all the same? What other phrases do you frequently use instead of 'looked back on'?
  60. English

    An airplane is a vehicle with wings and one or more engines that enable itself to fly through the air -------------- Thank you for your help. If 'it' refers to 'a device', don't we use 'itself'?
  61. English

    An airplane is a vehicle with wings and one or more engines that enable it to fly through the air ----------------------- In this sentence, what does 'it' refer to? Does 'it' refer to 'an airplane' or 'a device'?
  62. English

    1. She wears light makeup that looks natural. 2. She puts on light makeup that looks natural. 3. She is wearing light makeup that looks natural. 4. She is putting on light makeup that looks natural. ----------------------- Are they all gramatical? Any diferences?
  63. english

    7. He follow me wherever. 8. He follows me everywhere. (Is #7 grammatical? #8 is right.)
  64. english

    -------------------- 1. Everywhere you go, you will find the same thing. 2. Wherever you go, you will find the same thing. 3. No matter where you go, you will find the same thing. Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is popuplar? •English - Writeacher, Sunday, ...
  65. English

    You will see what kinds of things you can do in each city. ------------------------- Does 'see' mean 'understand' or 'take a look at with eyes' in this sentence?
  66. English

    1. He has written this novel in easy English. (active) 2. This novel is written in easy English.? (passive) 3. This novel has been written in easy English.(passive) 4. He has lost his pen.(active) 5. His pen has been lost by him.(passive) 6. His pen is lost by him.(passive) 7...
  67. English

    1. I am already late. 2. I have already been late. 3. It was already late. 4. It had already been late. 5. It has already been late. ---------------------------- Can we use all the expressions?
  68. English

    1. Their mother dressed the children every morning. => The children were dressed every morning by their mother.? 2. He had dressed himself in the latest fashion. => He was dressed in the latest fashion. ------------------------- active voice => passive voice Was the ...
  69. English

    1. He wrote this novel last year. => This novel was written last year. 2. He has written this novel in easy English. => This novel is written in easy English.? 3. He lost two pens last week. => Two pens were lost last week.? 4. He has lost two pens . => Two pens ...
  70. English

    1. Please be quiet and draw your attention to me. 2. Please be quiet and pay your attention to me.
  71. English

    1. Please be quiet and draw you attention to me. 2. Please be quiet and pay you attention to me. (Can we use 'pay' instead of 'draw'? Do you have some other similar verbs?)
  72. English

    1. Korea drew the game against Japan. 2. Korea tied the game against Japan. 3. Korea and Japan drew in the game. 4. Korea and Japan tied in the game. 5. The game between Korea and Japan ended/finished in a draw. 6. The game between Korea and Japan ended/finished in a tie...
  73. English

    There are meat sticks, fruit sticks and insect sticks there.
  74. English

    1. What animals live a lot in Canada? - Many beavers live in Ottawa. (Is this question or answer correct?) 2. What kinds of stick food are there on Wangfujing Street? - There are meat, fruit, insect, and even starfish sticks. (Is this question or answer correct?) 3. What kinds...
  75. English

    1. control: to have the power / to make decisions / and decide what will happen to something 2. control: to have / the power to make decisions / and decide what will happen to something -------------------- Where should we put a pause?
  76. English

    1. Everywhere you go, you will find the same thing. 2. Wherever you go, you will find the same thing. 3. No matter where you go, you will find the same thing. -------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is popuplar?
  77. English

    1. All up and down the whole creation, sadly I roam, still longing for the old plantation and for the old folks at home. 2. All up and down the whole creation, sadly I roam, and I still longing for the old plantation and for the old folks at home. 3. All up and down the whole ...
  78. English

    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 is the meaning of "Lordy" here? Is Lordy ...
  79. English

    1. Thank you very much and see you again. 2. Thank you so much and see you later. 3. Thank you for your guidance and see you next time. 4. Thank you for your explanation and take care. 5. Thank you for your kindness and so long. --------------------------- After visiting Dokdo...
  80. English

    1. We are flying above the clouds. 2. We are flying over the clouds. (Are both O? Which one is better?) 3. It seems that they know what they are doing. (What does 'it' refer to in this sentence?)_
  81. English

    1. England and France drew/tied in the game. 2. The game between England and France ended in a draw/tie. 3. England drew the game against/with France at one to one. 3-1. England drew the game against/with France one to one. 3-2. England drew the game against/with France at 1-1...
  82. English

    1. Belgium drew the game against England. 2. Belgium won the game against England. 3. Belgium lost the game against England. ------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? What other verbs can we use instead of 'draw'?
  83. English

    Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 1:01am. 1. Did you apply the cosmetics on your face? 2. Did you wear the cosmetics on your face? 3. Did you put the cosmetics on your face? (Are all correct and the same? Can we use 'lotion' instead of 'cosmetics?) &#...
  84. English

    1. I believe him to be sincere. 2. I believe him to go there. 3. I imagine him to be sincere. 4. I imagine him to go there. 5. I guess him to be sincere. 6. I guess him to go there. 7. I suppose him to be sincere. 8. I suppose him to go there. 9. I think him to be sincere. 10...
  85. English

    1. What is it like to live in the future? - It is like watching a magic show to live in the future. 2. What will it be like to live in the future? - It will be like watching a magic show to live in the future. 3. What would it be like to live in the future? - It would be like ...
  86. English

    Thank you. I corrected some. 1. How many islands are in Dokdo? - There are 91 islands in Dokdo. 2. How many islands are there in Dokdo? - There are 91 islands in Dokdo. 3. How many islands does Dokdo have? - It has 91 islands. 4. How many islands is Dokdo made up of? - There ...
  87. English

    1. How many islands are on Dokdo? - There are 91 islands on Dokdo. 2. How many islands are there on Dokdo? - There are 91 islands on Dokdo. 3. How many islands does Dokdo have? - It has 91 islands. 4. How many islands is Dokdo made up of? - There are 91 islands on Dokdo. - It ...
  88. English

    Thank you for your help. I corrected some errors. Thank you for your help. What about 1-2? Can it be a "passive" voice sentence for #2? 1. The road is closed for construction. 1-2. The road has been closed for construction. 2. The city has closed the road for ...
  89. English

    1. The road is closed for construction. (What is the active voice sentence of #1?) 2. The city has closed the road for construction. 3. The city closes the road for construction. •English - Writeacher, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 3:24pm I'd say #2 is the active ...
  90. English

    1. I arrived at the hospital at 7 p.m. 2. I arrived at the hospital at around 7 p.m. 3. I arrived at the hospital around 7 p.m. --------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Can we use 'at around' as in "Sentence 2"? Thank you. You mean all are ...
  91. English

    1. I arrived at the hospital at 7 p.m. 2. I arrived at the hospital at around 7 p.m. 3. I arrived at the hospital around 7 p.m. --------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Can we use 'at around' as in Sentence 3?
  92. English

    1. My family used to live in Seoul. 2. My family used to live in the city, Seoul. 3. My family used to live in Seoul, the city. (Are the three sentences all grammatical?)
  93. English

    2. Take a look at this rock in this picture. It looks like an elephant drinking water. What is this one called? - It is called elephant Rock. 3. This is a postbox, which is below/under the marker. People can send letters to the residents and police officers on Dokdo. What'...
  94. English

    1. Look at the structure in this picture. It is on the left side of the flagpole in the picture on/of page 163. This one is used for helicopters. Helicopters take off and land here. What is this place? It is a heliport. (Would you check the sentences in this passage? Which one...
  95. English

    1. This one was inscribed on the rock in Chinese letters. 2. This word was inscribed on the rock in Chinese letters by the person from Chicago. (Thank you. Are the two sentences grammatical?)
  96. English

    This one was carved/inscrubed in/on this rock in Chinese letters. (Is this sentence right? Which one should I use?)
  97. English

    1. May I have your student ID card number? 2. May I have your student ID number? (Are both correct? Do you omit 'card' frequently?)
  98. English

    1. You had lunch already. 2. You already had lunch. 3. You have already had lunch. 4. You have had lunch already. --------------------- Are they all grammatical and the same in meaning? Which one is commonly used?
  99. English

    1. School education is important for students. 2. School education is important to students. (Do we have to use 'for' or 'to'? are both OK? Which one is commonly used?)
  100. English

    1. The road is closed for construction. (What is the active voice sentence of #1?) 2. The city has closed the road for construction. 3. The city closes the road for construction.
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