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1. He likes helping poor people. 2. It is good that he likes helping poor people. 3. I think it good that he likes helping poor people. 3-1. I think it good for him to help poor people. 3-2. I think it good to help poor people. (Are the sentences all grammatical? I think as #1...

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1. I knew how he did his homework. 2. I knew how he had done his homework. ----------------------------- What is the difference between the two sentences?

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1. She explained to me how to draw a dinosaur. 2. She explained how to draw a dinosaur to me. (Are both okay? Which one is better?) 3. Susan suggested to us a very good idea. 4. Susan suggested a very good idea to us. (Are both okay? Which one is better?)

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Thank you. What about the following ones? 1-1. The heavy rain made it difficult that I tried to open my eyes. 2-2. The loud music made it difficult that I tried to focus on my study. 3-3. The heavy snow made it difficult that I tried to ride a bike.

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Thank you for your help. One more similar patterns goes. 1. The heavy rain made it difficult for me to open my eyes. 2. The loud music made it difficult for me to focus on my study. 3. The heavy snow made it difficult for me to ride a bike. 1-1. The heavy rain made it ...

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1. I find it difficult to master French. 2. I find it difficult mastering French. 3. The heavy snow made it difficult to walk on the street. 4. The heavy snow made it difficult walking on the street. 5. He believed it difficult to go abroad to study. 6. He believed it ...

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1. I think it right that you are helping the poor. 2. I think it right that you help the poor. 3. I think it right that you helped the poor. 4. I think it right that we should help the poor. 5. I think it right that you should help the poor...

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1. Leaves turn gold in autumn. ------------------------------ Can we use 'gold' in this position? What other words can we use instead?

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1. I ought to go by plane, shouldn't I? 2. I ought to go by plane, oughtn't I? ------------------------- Which tag question is right?

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Thank you. More corrections are here. 1. I found it necessary that we should try to memorize the passage. 2. I found it necessary to memorize the passage. 3. I made it a rule that I have to brush my teeth after eating. 4. I made it a rule to brush my teeth after eating. 5. I ...

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Thank you. My corrections are as follows based on your instructions. 1. I found it necessary that we should try to memorize the passage. 2. I found it necessary to memorize the passage. 3. I made it a rule that I have to brush my teeth after eating. 4. I made it a rule to ...

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1. I found it necessary that we should try to memorize the passage. 2. I found it necessary to memorize the passage. 3. I made it a rule that I have to brush teeth after eating. 4. I made it a rule to brush teeth after eating. 5. I believe it true that I can become promising. ...

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1. I found it convenient to drive a car. 2. I found it convenient that I drive a car. 3. I make it a rule to get up at six. 4. I make it a rule that I get up at six. 5. I believe it useful to buy things on the Internet. 6. I believe it useful that we buy things on the Internet...

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1. Dokdo was first recorded as part of Korea in the 500s. 2. Dokdo was first recorded as a part of Korea in the 500s. -------------------------- Can we use both expressions, 'part of' and 'a part of'?

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1. This is a picture of Tom. 2. This is a picture of Tom's. -------------------------------- Does #1 mean as follows? Tom is in this picture. Does #2 mean as follows? This picture is Tom's. This is a picture which Tom has taken. This picture belongs to Tom.

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1. We will always wait for you right here on this island where Koreans have lived for a long time. -------------------------- What is the antecedent of the where clause? a. this island b. right here on this island c. right here ============================ What is the ...

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1. I don't know. + Who is she? 2. I don't know who she is. 3. I don't know who is she. -------------------------------- #1 can be changed into #2 or #3. Is #3 grammatical? ================================ 4. I know. + What makes you think so? 5. I know what makes ...

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1. I don't like some books. 2. I don't like some of the books. 3. I don't eat some food. 4. I don't eat some of the food. 5. I don't buy some items. 6. I don't buy some of the items. 7. I don't know some boys. 8. I don't know some of them...

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1. He did not like some of them. 2. He disliked some of them. (Are both the same? Can we use 'some' as in #1?) 3. He couldn't find some of the books. 4. He couldn't find any of the books. 5. He could find none of the books. (Are they all grammatical? In #3, &#...

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Thank you. Dokdo is an island. So.... 2. Look at this map of Dokdo. 3. Look at this map of Dokdo's. #2 is correct? What about #3? Dokdo is an island not animal, so isn't this expression wrong?

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1. Do you want to know more? (What is the part of speech of 'more'? Is it an adjective or an adverb?) 2. Look at this map of Dokdo. 3. Look at this map of Dokdo's. 4. Look at this Dokdo's map. (Dokdo is a small island. Which one is right? #4 is incorrect. What ...

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Thank you for your help. I have posted one more time about the use of 'it.' 1. The station is 50 meters away. 2. The station is 50 meters. 3. It is 50 meters away. 4. It is 50 meters. 5. The distance is 50 meters away. 6. The distance is 50 meters...

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How far is it from this town to London? 1. It is ten miles to London. 2. It is ten miles away to London. 3. It is ten miles away. 4. It is ten miles from this town to London. ------------------- [Explanation] 1. It doesn't refer to 'this town' in #1. It is an ...

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What about #3? When there is no previous sentence, it cannot refer to a place, can it?

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I want to go to London. It is ten miles form here. ------------------------------ Does 'it' refer to 'London'? Or does it refer to 'the distance' used as an impersonal pronoun? =============================== How far is it from here to the station? (...

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1. Ulleongdo is 87.4 km away from Dokdo. 2. It is 87.4 km away from Ulleongdo to Dokdo. 3. It is 87.4 km from Ulleongdo to Dokdo. (Are they all grammatical?)

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I want to go to London. It is ten miles from here. (Thank you.)

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I want to go to London. It is ten miles form here. ------------------------------ Does 'it' refer to 'London'? Or does it refer to 'the distance' used as an impersonal pronoun? =============================== How far is it from here to the station? (...

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Thank you for your help. On a clear day, you can see Ulleongdo from Dokdo because it's only 87.4 km away.

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On a clear day, you can see Ulleongdo form Dokdo because it's only 87.4 km away. -------------------------- (-do means 'island') What does 'it' refer to? Does 'it' refer to 'Ulleongdo'? Or is 'it' an impersonal pronoun referring to...

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1. Two-thirds of an apple is bad. 2. Most of an apple is bad. 3. Half of an apple is rotten. 4. The rest of an apple is rotten. --------------------------------- What about the sentences? 'An' is used in each sentence. Can we use 'an' in this way?

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1. What is the zip code for Dokdo? 2. What is the zip code of Dokdo? 3. It is 799-805 ------------------------------- Can we use both 'for' and' of'? How do we read #3? Do we say'dash'? Which ones are correct? a. seven nine nine dash eight zero five b. ...

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1. Dongdo and Seodo are 151 km away from each other. 2. Dongdo is 151 km away from Seodo. (Are both the same?) 3. This is far the best dictionary. 4. This is by far the best dictionary. 5. This is much the best dictionary. 6. This is the very best dictionary. 7. This is far ...

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1. Two-thirds of the apples were bad. 2. Two-thirds of apples were bad. 3. Most of my pens are expensive. 4. Most of pens are expensive. 5. The rest of those boys were nervous. 6. The rest of boys were nervous. (Do we have to use 'the' or 'those' or 'my'...

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1. Lock the door. 2. Lock the door, will you? 3. Will you lock the door? 4. Would you lock the door? 5. Would you lock the door, please? 6. Would like to lock to the door, please? ---------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Is #2 a polite one? Or can we use #2...

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1. The majority of people were happy. 2. The majority of the people were happy. 3. The majority of milk was thrown away. 4. The majority of the milk was thrown away. ............................. Thank you.

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1. The majority of people were happy. 2. The majority of the people were happy. 3.The majority of milk was thrown away. 4. the majority of the milk was thrown away. ------------------------------- Are they grammatical? Do we have to use 'the'?

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1. Paris is the capital of France. 2. Paris is a capital of France. ------------------------------- Sentence 1 is right. Sentence 2 is wrong. By the way, why do we have to use 'the' before 'capital'? Is that because 'the capital of France ' is the only ...

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5:56pm. Oh, Susanna, Oh don't you cry for me For I come from Alabama With my banjo on my knee ------------------------------------- What is the meaning of the sentences? 1. Don't cry for me, because I've come from ...

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Thank you for your help. What about the following? 5. Dogs can't see a few colors. (a few instead of 'some')

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Posted by rfvv on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:53pm. 1. Dogs can't see some colors. 2. Dogs can't see several colors. 3. Dogs can't see a few colors. 4. Dogs can't see any colors. .................................. Are they all grammatical? Can we use '...

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1. He didn't use to go fishing with his friends. 1-2. Didn't he use to go fishing with his friends? 2. He used not to go fishing with his friends. 2-2. Used he not to go fishing with his friends? 3. He usedn't to go fishing with his friends. 3-2. Usedn't he to ...

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1. He used to take a walk in the park, didn't he? 2. Didn't he used to take a walk? 3. Didn't he use to take a walk? 4. He used to take a walk in the park, usedn't he? 5. He used to take a walk in the park, usen't he? 6. Usedn't he to take a walk? 7. ...

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1. Half of the bananas are from Mexico. 2. Half of my time was spent in reading essays. 3. Half of these boxes have stones. 4. Half of the money doesn't belong to me. ---------------------------------- Would you check the sentences? Are they all grammatical? Thank you for ...

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1. Two-thirds of the apple is rotten. 2. Two-thirs of the apples are rotten. (Both are correct,right?0 3. Most of the books were his. 4. Most of the time was spent in reading. (Are both grammatical? Do we have to use 'in' before 'reading' in Sentence 4?) 5. The...

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1. Let's play tennis, shall we? 2. Let's not play tennis, shall we? 3. Let us play tennis, shall we? (Are the tag questions all grammatical?) 4. Have a cup of coffee, will you? 5. Have a cup of coffee, won't you? (Ae both okay? What is the difference between them?)

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1. You and Tom didn't attend the meeting, did you? 2. You, he and I are good friends, aren't we? 3. Tom and I are good students, aren't we? 4. Tom and Ted are good lawyers, aren't they? -------------------------------------- Are the tag questions all ...

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1. Had you better go at once? 2. Hadn't you better go at once? (Thank you. Are both OK?)

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Had you better go at once. (Can we use this sentence?)

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1. In 1963, how many percent of the skaters finished the race? 2. In 1963, how many percents of the skaters finished the race? 3. In 1963, how much percent of the skaters finished the race? 4. Only one percent of the skaters finished the race.(answer...

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1. How long did it take for him to finish the 200-kilometer course? 2. It took 6 hours and 49 minutes. 3. It took him 6 hours and 49 minutes. 4. It took 6 hours and 49 minutes for him. (Are the answers all correct?) 5. What was Henk Angenent's record? 6. He finished the ...

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1. This is the classroom in which I met her. 2. This is the playground at/on/in which I met her. 3. This is the coffee shop at/in which I met her. 4. This is the street in/on which I met her. ---------------------------------------- Can we use all the prepositions before '...

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Dongdo and Seodo are 151 meters away from each other. ................................. 1. 151: one hundred and fifty-one 2. 151: one hundred fifty-one 3. 151: one fifty-one (What is the common way of reading the number? Are all OK?)

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1. Only a part of story is true. 2. Only part of the story is true. 3. Dokdo was first recorded as part of Korea in the 500s. 4. Dokdo was first recorded as a part of Korea in the 500s. (Do we have to use 'a' before 'part'? Are both okay?)

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1. How many islands do you think Dokdo is made up of? 2. Do you think how many islands Dokdo is made up of? (Is #2 incorrect? Why is that?)

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1. Did you know? + Where did he go? 2. Did you know where he went? 3. Did you know where he had gone? (Which one is similat to #1?) 4. Do you know? + Can he play the guitar? 5. Do you know if he can play the guitar. (Are both the same?) 6. Do you think? He can play the guitar...

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1. I bought a ball-point pen at the stationery store. 2. I bought a ballpoint pen at the stationery store. 3. I bought a ball pen at the stationery store. 4. I bought a ballpen at the stationery store. 5. I bought a ball point at the stationery store. 6. I bought a ballpoint ...

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1. This is where I live. 2. Tell me where he lives. 3. Will you tell me why he was late. 4. Do you know how he solved the problem. 5. I remember when he arrived. ------------------------------ There are where, why, how, when in the sentences. Which ones are relative adverbs? ...

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1. Do you ask what it was? 2. Do you tell what it was? 3. Do you remember what it was? 4. What do you suppose it was? 5. What do you imagine it was? 6. What do you believe it was? ---------------------------------------- Are they all grammatical?

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1. Do you know? + Can he play the piano? 2. Do you know if/whether he can play the piano? 3. Do you think? + Is he still alive? 4. Do you think if he is still alive? * 4-1. If do you think he is still alvie? 5. Do you think he is still alive? =============================== ...

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1. Did you know? + Where did he go? => Did you know where he went? 2. Did you think? + Why was he late? => Did you think why he was late? => Why did you think he was late? - I thought he was late because he got up/gotten up late. 3. Did he know? + When did he come? =&...

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1. This is the way by which he passed. 2. This is the way. He passed by the way. (Are both correct? If the two sentences in #2 are combined, can we get #1?) 3. This is the way by which he could understand the situation. 4. This is the way. He could understand the situation by ...

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1. I think you are not serious, are you? ..................................... Does 'serious' mean 'injured severely'? ======================================= 2. I don't think he is serious, is he? (Does 'serious' mean 'thoughtful' or '...

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1. Dogs can't see some colors. 2. Dogs can't see several colors. 3. Dogs can't see a few colors. 4. Dogs can't see any colors. .................................. Are they all grammatical? Can we use 'some,' 'several,' or 'a few,' ...

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1. Turn off the radio, will you? 2. Turn off the raidio. 3. Turn off the raido, please. ................................... Is #1 a polite sentence? Is #1 the same as #3 in politeness? 4. Open the window, will you? 5. Open the window, won't you? 6. Don't open the door...

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1. That is the place in which we can play. 2. That is the place on which we can play. 3. That is the place at which we can play. 4. That is the place where we can play. ------------------------------------ Which preposition do we have to use, at, on, or in? Are they all ...

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Thank you for your help. I corrected errors. 1. Do you want to know more. 2. Do you want to know a lot. 3. Do you want to know a lot of things. 4. Do you want to know effectively. ----------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? The verb 'know' can be used...

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1. Do you want to know more. 2. Do you want to know a lot. 3. Do you want to know a lot of things. 4. Do you want to know effectively. ----------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? The verb 'know' is used as a pronoun and as a verb. Then what is the ...

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I corrected two parts. 1. It's usually very windy and foggy. 2. It's usually very windy and it's very foggy. 3. It's usually very windy and it's foggy. ======================================= Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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1. It's usually very windy and foggy. 2. It's usually very windy and it's very foggy. 3. It's usually very windy and it's very foggy. ======================================= Does #1 mean #2 and #3?

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1. Two-thirds of the books are novels. 2. One-third of the water is sweet. 3. Most of some pencils are short. 4. Most of some water is salty. 5. Half of every apple is rotten. 6. Half of each apple is rotten. -------------------------------------- Are they gramatical? Check ...

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1. This is the restaurant where he had lunch with Susan. 2. This is the restaurant he had lunch with Susan. (Is #2 correct? 'Where' is missing in #2.) 3. Look at the hospital where he was born. 4. Look at the hospital he was born. (Is #4 correct? 'Where' is ...

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1. I went to London, where I found him. 2. I went to London, and there I found him. 3. I went to London, and I found him there. -------------------- Are they all grammatical and the same? Which one is common, #2 or #3? 4. The man came to me in the afternoon, when I was very ...

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1. I remember when we first met. 2. I remember that we first met. ----------------------------- Are both grammatical though they are different slightly in meaning? 3. I remember the fact that we first met. (Is this correct?)

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1. This is the place where he was born. 2. This is the place he was born. 3. This is where he was born. 4. This is that he was born. 5. This is in which he was born. ==================== Which ones are ungrammatical and why is that?

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1. This is the way how he did it. (X) 2. This is the way he did it. (O) 3. This is how he did it.(o) 4. This is in which he did it. 5. This is that he did it. ------------------------------ Is that right? What about #4 and #5? Are both ungrammatical as well?

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1. He hasn't been to Japan. 2. He ain't been to Japan. (Is #2 an informal sentence. Is it correct?) 3. He has not a book. 4. He ain't a book. (Is #4 an informal sentence. Is it correct?)

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1. He can do boxing very well. 2. He is boxing with his friend behind a taxi. 3. He is practing boxing at a boxing center. 4. He likes boxing very much. 5. Why is he learning boxing? --------------------------- Are they all grammatical? 6. He can do taekwondo very well. 7. He ...

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1. I know why she was late. 2. I wonder why she was late for school. 3. I doubt why she came back home late. 4. He told me how he got there. 5. He asked me why I didn't study. 6. He showed me how to get to the station. ------------------------ Are they all grammatical? Are...

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1. Tell me the reason why you came late. 2. Tell me why you came late. (In #1, 'why' is a relative adverb. In #2, 'why' is a relative adverb or an interrogative adverb. Is that right?) 3. This is how he solved the problem. (In this sentence, 'how' is a ...

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1. This is why you did it. 2. this is how you did it. ------------------- In these sentences, 'why' or 'how' is a relative adverb. Are both interrogative adverbs or relative adverbs?

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1. This is the way he did it. 2. This is how he did it. 3. This is the way in which he did it. 4. This is the way by which he did it. -------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Can we use 'by' instead of 'in'?

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1. I went to Texas, where I stayed for a week. 2. I went to Texas, and I stayed there for a week. 3. I went to Texas, and there I stayed for a week. ------------------------------------- Can we use both #2 and #3 as the similar ones to #1?

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1. Please come to see me in the afternoon, when I will be free. 2. Please come to see me in the afternoon, and I will be free then. 3. Please come to see me in the afternoon, for I will be free then. 4. Please come to see me in the afternoon, and then I will be free. 5. Please...

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1. I don't know the way. 2. I don't know how. ---------------------- Are both grammatical? Can we use both?

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1. Do you remember the day when we met first? 1-1. Do you remember when we met first? 2. Do you remember the day on which when we dmet first? (Can we use #1-1?) 3. Tell me the reason why you were late. 4. Tell me why you were late. (We can delete 'the reason' in ...

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1. This is the way how he did it. (X) 2. This is the way he did it. (O) 3. This is how he did it. (O) 4. Do you know the reason? 5. Do you know why? ----------------------------- #1 is ungrammatical. #2 and #3 are grammatical. Why is #1 ungrammatical? Was #1 used in old ...

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The sun so hot I froze to death, Susanna don't you cry Oh, Susanna, Oh, don't you cry for me I came from Alabama with my banjo on my knee. ====================================== What does "don't you cry for me?" mean? Is the one of the following? 1. Dont...

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1. I went to get my seal carve/cut out. 2. I went to get my stamp carved/ cut out. -------------------- Can we us both expressions, seal and stamp? What is the difference between them?

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1. He feels gloomy. 2. He feels blue. 3. He feels depressed. 4. He feels down. 5. He feels melancholy. ====================== Thank you for your help. They all seems to be correct? What about #5? Can we use that way? Which ones are commonly used?

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1. The radio is out of order. 2. The radio doesn't work. 3. The radio is out of work. 4. He is out of work. 5. He is unimployed. ------------------------------- #1 is #2, right? What about #3? Does #3 mean #1? Does #4 mean #5?

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1. They used to live there, didn't they? 2. They used to live there, usedn't they? (Are both OK?) 3. Didn't they use to live there? 4. Usedn't they to live there? 5. Did they not used to live there? 6. Did they use to live there? 7. Did they used to live there...

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1. The cooker is used to cook rice. 2. The machine is used to make books. 3. The knife is used to cut vegetables. 4. The table is used for the kids to study. 5. The room is used for him to study. 6. The car is used for his wife to go shopping. -------------------------- Are ...

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1. Aren't I pretty? 2. Ain't I pretty? 3. Am I not pretty? 4. I'm pretty, aren't I? 5. I'm pretty, ain't I? 6. I'm pretty, am I not? ------------------------------- Are they all grammatical?

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1. The boy walked along the sidewalk in safety. 2. The boy walked along the sidewalk with safety. -------------------------------- Are both grammatical?

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1. You have a warm heart. 2. You have warm hearts. 3. You two have a warm heart. 4. You two have warm hearts. -------------------------------- Does the subject in Sentence 1 singular? Does the subject in Sentence 2 plural? Is #3 grammatical? What about #4?

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1. With her hair on the wind, she ran to me. 2. With her hair in the wind, she ran to me. ----------------------------------- Which preposition do we have to use?

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If an aircraft, bird, or insect takes off, it leaves the ground and begins to fly. --------------------------------- Does "it" refer to "an aircraft, bird, or insect"?

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Posted by rfvv on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 5:28pm. Posted by rfvv on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8:17pm. 1. Do you mind if I ask you to open the door? 2. Do you mind if I asked you to open the door? ------------------------ #1 is correct. How about #2? Can we use '...

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1. John has a book, doesn't he? 2. John has a book, hasn't he? --------------------- Is #2 used in British English? =============================== 3. I think he is serious, isn't he? 4. I know he is kind, isn't he? 5. I believe she isn't diligent, is she? ...

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