Posts by rfvv

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  1. English

    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...
  2. English

    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 ...
  3. English

    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'?
  5. English

    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?
  6. English

    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...
  7. English

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

    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 ...
  9. English

    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 ...
  10. English

    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...
  11. English

    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?
  12. English

    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?
  13. English

    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?
  14. English

    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...
  15. English

    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 ...
  16. English

    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?
  17. English

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

    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?
  19. English

    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?
  20. English

    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"?
  21. English

    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 '...
  22. English

    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? ...
  23. English

    1. Open the window, will you? 2. Don't close the door, will you? 3. Open the window, won't you? 4. Have a cup of coffee, won't you? 5. Have a cup of coffee, will you? -------------------------------------- Ae they all grammatical? Which ones are not okay?
  24. English

    1. Seoul is the city. My family used to live in Seoul. 2. Seoul is the city where my family used to live. 3. Seoul where my family used to live is the city. ------------------------------------ #1 can be changed into #2 by combining two sentences in #1. What about #3? Is #3 ...
  25. English

    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 'asked'? •English - Writeacher, Friday, ...
  26. English

    1. This is the house which he lives in. 2. This is the house in which he lives. 3. This is the house where he lives. 4. This is the house he lives in. 5. This is the house he lives. ================================ Which ones are ungrammatical among the five sentences?
  27. English

    1. This is the way he walks. 2. This is how he walks. 3. This is the way in which he walks. 4. This is the way that he walks. 5. This is in which he walks. ------------------------------- Except #5, are all grammatical?
  28. English

    Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 9:36pm. When we send letters, we write 'zip code' on the envelope. What is the meaning of 'zip'? Why is 'zip' used here? •English - Ms. Sue, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 9:40pm The word "zip&...
  29. English

    export 1. When 'export' is used as a noun, the first syllable is stressed. 2. When 'export' is used as a verb, the second syllable is stressed. 3. When 'export' is used as a verb, the first syllable is stressed. --------------------- #1 is right? What ...
  30. English

    aircraft: any vehicle that can fly and cary goods or passengers ----------------------------------- The definition of 'aircraft' is above. Then a UFO, a baloon, a helicopter can be an aircraft?
  31. English

    1. They are much alike in character. 2. They are much alike in personality. (Are both the same? Which word is commonly used?) 3. There is a letter for you from your mother. (Does 'for you' modify'letter'? Does 'from your mother' modify 'letter' ...
  32. English

    1. The team is made of 12 players. 2. The team is made up of 12 players. 3. The bridge is made of stone. 4. The bridge is made up of stone. ------------------------ is each pair grammatical?
  33. English

    1. Summarize the reading text by using more than 10 sentences. 2. Summarize the reading text, using more than 10 sentences. 3,Summarize the reading text using more than 10 sentences. 4. Summarize the reading text with more than 10 sentences. 5. _________________________...
  34. English

    1. The pilot will take off the plane. 2. Don't take off the poster from the wall. 3. I don't want to take off my hat inside. 4. I need to take today off, for I feel sick. ---------------------------- I have written down some sentences containing 'take off.' Are...
  35. English

    1. He continued working for a long time. 2. He continued working for long. 3. He continued working for ages. 4. He continued working in ages. 5. He continued working for such a long time. 6. 7. =============================== Can we use all the expressions instead of 'for ...
  36. English

    When we send letters, we write 'zip code' on the envelope. What is the meaning of 'zip'? Why is 'zip' used here?
  37. English

    1. This is the my book. 2. This is the book of mine. 3. Look at the these book. 4. Bring some the books. 5. Bring the some books. 6. Take the every book. 7. Take the any books. 8. Take each the book. ------------------------------------ Is only #2 grammatical? What about the ...
  38. English

    Posted by rfvv on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:08pm. ------------------------ Can we use both prepositions, on and 1. The temperature on dokdo is around 12 degrees Celsius. 2. The temperature of dokdo is around 12 degrees Celsius. of? •English - Ms. Sue, Friday, ...
  39. English

    1. He went on lots of exciting rides. 2. He went on doing lots of exciting rides. 3. He went to lots of exciting rides. (Are both OK? What is the part of speech of 'on'? Is 'on' an adverb? Can't we use as in #3?)
  40. English

    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 ...
  41. English

    1. The temperature on dokdo is around 12 degrees Celsius. 2. The temperature of dokdo is around 12 degrees Celsius. ------------------------ Can we use both prepositions, on and of?
  42. English

    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 'asked'?
  43. English

    1. He uploaded my photos to the website. 2. He posted my photos to the website. ---------------------------- Which verb do we have to use? Are both possible?
  44. English

    I saw my picture on your blog, but I don't like it. I feel uncomfortable about it. ------------------------------ In these sentences, what does 'it' refer to? 1. my picture 2. your uploading my picture to your blog 3. or else....
  45. English

    1. When did they arrive at Yosemite? - They arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon on July 20. 1-2. When did they arrive at Yosemite? - They arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon on July 20, Friday. 1-3. When did they arrive at Yosemite? - They arrived at Yosemite in the ...
  46. English

    1. Is John Hajun¡¯s gold friend or silver friend? He is Hajun¡¯s gold friend. 2. What do you want to do in Yosemite? I want to go fishing. 3. How many close friends do you have? I have five close friends. 4. Have you ever been to the States? No, I haven&...
  47. English

    1. I'm watching TV. 2. I'm watching the TV. ------------------------------ Which one is grammatical?
  48. English

    1. He admitted driving carelessly. 2. He admitted having driven caressly. 3. He admitted having met the girl. 4. He admits having eaten the bread. 5. He admitted breaking the window. 6. He admitted having broken the window. * Thank you for your help. I corrected an error.
  49. English

    1. He admitted driving carelessly. 2. He admitted having driven caressly. (Are both grammatical? What's the difference?) 3. He admitted having me the girl. 4. He admits having eaten the bread. 5. He admitted breaking the window. 6. He admitted having broken the window. (...
  50. English

    1. I like joining a chat room and talking with foreigners in English. 2. I entered a chat room on line and chatted with a native speaker for a long time. 3. I took part in chat rooms and had a conversation with foreigners. --------------------------------- Are the expressions ...
  51. English

    1. To be poor, he could not buy the sports car. 2. Being poor, he could not buy the sports car. -------------------------------- Which one is correct? Is #1 correct grammatically?
  52. English

    1. The sun having set, we started for home. 2. After the sun had set, we started for home. 3. Because the sun had set, we started for home. ----------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? 4. The sun set, so we started for home. 5. The sun had set, so we started for home. (Which...
  53. English

    1. The sun having set, we started for home. 2. After the sun had set, we started for home. 3. Because the sun had set, we started for home. ----------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? 4. The sun set, so we started for home. 5. The sun had set, so we started for home. (Which...
  54. English

    1. As it became darker, he turned the light on. 2. When it became darker, he turned the light on. 3. Because it became darker, he turned the light on. 4. After it became darker, he turned the light on. -------------------------------------- What does #1 mean? #2, 3, or 4?
  55. English

    1. Let's sit round the campfire. 2. Let's sit around the campfire. (Can we use both 'around' and 'round'?) 3. He is skipping in the park. 4. He is jumping rope in the park. (Does 'skipping' mean 'jumping rope? Are both OK?)
  56. English

    1. What do you use the Internet for? 2. What for do you use the Internet? 3. Why do you use the Internet? -------------------------- Which question is commonly use? Are they all grammatical? In casual situation, which one is used?
  57. English

    1. Change the imperative sentences into more polite expressions beginning with "Do you mind if..." 2. When I say a sentence, you should say a more polite sentence beginning with 'Do you mind..." 3. _________________________________...
  58. English

    1. I'd like you to get my permission next time. 2. I'd like you to ask my permission next time. 3. I'd like you to ask for my permission next time before uploading my photos. ================================ Are the sentences grammatical?
  59. English

    1. Do you want to stop practice? 2. Do you want to stop practicing soccer? 3. He sent a message to Tom about the photos uploaded on the website. ------------------------------- Are the sentences all grammatical? Would you check the please?
  60. English

    1. Mina uploaded Yujin's photo on the school website without her permission. 2. She uploaded her photo imitating monkeys. 3. She didn't ask Yujin if she could upload her photo. 4. She didn't delete the photo right away. --------------------------- Would you check ...
  61. English

    1. Will you summarize the passage? 2. Will you tell us summary of the passage? 3. Will you make a summary of the passage and say it to us? 4. Will you tell us about the summary of the reading text? 5. Will you summarize the passage and say it out loud in front of the ...
  62. English

    1. What will you do if you visit one of the four cities? Write a short passage about your trip. 2. What would you like to do if you visit one among the four cities in this passage? Write a short essay related to the trip with more than 10 sentences. 3. If you travel to one of ...
  63. English

    1. We have talked about the street foods in the four cities. Which street food do you like most among the street foods in the four cities? - I like fruit sticks the most because they are delicious and nutritious. (Is the question or the answer grammatical? In this case, do we ...
  64. English

    1. Boys are better at math than girls. 2. He is the best at math of all the students in his class. (Are both grammatical?)
  65. English

    1. She was listening to the radio, and she was writing a letter. 2. She listened to the radio, and she was writing a letter. (Are both ok? Which one is the better of the two?) 1-1. While she was listening to the radio, she was writing a letter. 2-1. While she listened to the ...
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    1. What will you do if you visit one of the four cities? Write a short passage about your trip. 2. What would you like to do if you visit one among the four cities in this passage? Write a short essay related to the trip with more than 10 sentences. 3. If you travel to one of ...
  67. English

    1. I received three pieces of junk mail yesterday. 4. I got three pieces of spam mail yesterday. 6. I receive much spam/junk mail every day. (Thank you for your help.)
  68. English

    1. I received three junk mails yesterday. 2. I received three junk mail yesterday. 3. I got three spam mails yesterday. 4. I got three spam mail yesterday. 5. I received many spam/junk mails every day. 6. I receive much spam/junk mail every day. ----------------------------- ...
  69. English

    1. My brother is in the library, reading a book. 2. My brother is in the library, reading books. 3. My brother is in the library, reading one book. ----------------------------------- What is the difference between #1 and #2? Does #1 mean #3? Or Is 'a book' in generic ...
  70. English

    There are some pairs which are composed of a picture and a sentence with a blank. Correspond seems to be 'to be suitable.'
  71. English

    1. Complete the sentences to correspond with each other. 2. Complete the sentences which correspond with each other. 3. Complete the sentences corresponding with each other. 4. Complete the sentences so as to correspond with each other. 5. Complete the sentences so that the ...
  72. English

    1. I regretted not going abroad. = I regretted that I hadn't gone abroad. (Are both the same?) 2. I regretted to go abroad. = I regretted that I would go abroad. ( Are both the same?)
  73. English

    1. This morning, I walked to school, feeling embarrassed. 2. While, this morning, I walked to school, I felt embarrassed. 3. While I walked to school, I felt embarrassed this morning. 4. This morning, while I walked to school, I felt embarrassed. ===================== Which ...
  74. English

    1. It is no use crying over spilt milk. (Does 'it' refer to 'crying ....'?) 2. Walking alone at night is dangerous. 3. It is dangerous to walk alone at night. 4. It is dangerous walking alone at night. (Are the three sentences the same? Which one is commonly ...
  75. English

    1. Which street food do you like most among (the) four street food(s)? - I like fruit sticks the most because they are delicious and nutritious. (Do we have to use the definite article? Do we have to use 'food' or 'foods' here?) 2. We have talked about street ...
  76. English

    1. When he was in the living room, he started to watch TV. 2. Being in the living room, he started to watch TV. 3. In the living room, he started to watch TV. (Are the three sentences the same? Can we use that way? If we delete 'Being,' we can get #3. Does #2 mean #3?)
  77. English

    1. While they made fun of my pose, some students posted a lot of unkind comments. 2. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments while they made fun of my pose, ------------------------------------- Thank you for your help. Are both the same in meaning...
  78. English

    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 ...
  79. English

    1. You can take every my book. 2. You can take every book of mine. 3. You can take all my books. (Which ones are correct? Are they all the same in meaning?)
  80. English

    1. He is a my friend. (X) 2. He is a friend of mine.(O) (Does 'mine' refers to 'my friends'?) 3. Look at my that book. (X) 4. Look at that book of mine. (o) (Does 'mine' refer to 'my books'? 5. They are some my books. 6. They are some books of ...
  81. English

    1. Though the baby was left alone, she didn¡¯t cry. 2. Left alone, the baby didn't cry. ====================================== Can #1 be changed into #2? In #1, the baby was a girl, but in #2, we cannot know the gender of the baby. In this case, what is the ...
  82. English

    1. I called Emily, walking along the river. 2. I called Emily while I was walking along the river. 3. I called Emily, and she(=Emily) was walking along the river. 4. I called Emily, and I was walking along the river. --------------------- Does #1 mean #2, 3, or 4? Which one ...
  83. English

    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 Alabama with my banjo on my knee. 2. Are you crying now? ...
  84. English

    1. Because he had no money, I lent him some money. 2. He having no money, I lent him some money. (Are both the same? Can we use #2?) 3. Because Dave was hungry, I gave him some bread. 4. Dave being hungry, I gave him some bread. 5. Dave hungry, I gave him some bread. (Are they...
  85. English

    1. Oh, Susanna Oh, I came from Alabama with my banjo on my knee, --------------------------------------- 2. Oh, Susanna Oh, I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee, ================================ There seem to be many versions for the famous song "Oh, susanna."...
  86. English

    1. If the weather permits, I'll go camping. 2. If weather permits, I'll go camping. 3. The weather permitting, I'll go camping. 4. Weather permitting, I'll go camping. --------------- Do we have to use 'the' or not in the sentences? Which ones are ...
  87. English

    1. Because she knows the fact, she will not invite him. 2. Knowing the fact, she will not invite him. 3. Having known the fact, she will not invite him. (Which one is similar to #1? #1 can be changed into #2, right? What about #3?) 4. Because she knew the fact, she will not ...
  88. English

    1. When I came home, I saw a stranger near my house. 2. When I was coming home, I saw a stranger near my house. ================================= Q1: Which one is a common expression? Q2: What does 'near my house' modify? Does it modify 'a stranger' or the verb...
  89. English

    (I corrected one spelling error.) 1. Being tired, he went to bed early. 2. Tired, he went to bed early. 3. Being strong, he could lift the box. 4. Strong, he could lift the box. 5. Being left alone, the baby began to cry. 6. Left alone, the baby began to cry. 7. It being fine...
  90. English

    1. Being tired, he went to bed early. 2. Tired, he went to bed early. 3. Being strong, he could lift the box. 4. Strong, he could lift the box. 5. Being left along, the baby began to cry. 6. Left alone, the baby began to cry. 7. It being fine, he went out for a walk. 8. It ...
  91. English

    1. He uploaded the file on Youtube. 2. He uploaded the file onto Youtube. 3. He uploaded the file to Youtube. 4. He uploaded the file on the website. 5. He uploaded the file onto the website. 6. He uploaded the file to the website. ======================== Are they all ...
  92. English

    1. I bought the book, which was good to use. 2. I bought the book, and it was good to use. 3. I bought the book, being good to use. ------------------------- What about this one? Is #3 grammatical? ==================================== 4. He hit the ball, and it flew up. 5. He ...
  93. English

    1. He lent me a book, which interested me very much. 2. He lent me a book, and it interested me very much. 3. He lent me a book, interesting me very much -------------------------------- Can #2 be changed into #3? Are they all grammatical and the same in meaning...
  94. English

    1. Show me that you have in your pocket. 2. Show me that you have a lot of money in your pocket. 3. Show me what you have in your pocket. 4. Show me what you have a lot of money in your pocket. ------------------- #1 i swrong. Is #2 grammatical? #3 is right? #4 is wrong.. Is ...
  95. English

    1. I can't believe that he said. 2. I can't believe that he said yes. 3. I can't believe what he said. 4. I can't believe what he said yes. ------------------------------------ #2 and #3 is right. The others are ungrammatical? Is that right?
  96. English

    1. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, making fun of my pose. 2. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, which made fun of my pose. 3. Some students posted a lot of unkind comments, and they made fun of my pose. (In this sentence, 'they' refers to &#...
  97. English

    Thank you.
  98. English

    ..... moderate, radical (What is the opposite of 'radical'?)
  99. English

    1. What animals live in Canada? 2. Which animals live in Canada? 3. What animal lives in Canada? 4. Which animal lives in Canada? - Many animals live in Canada. ------------------------------------ Which questions are suitable for the answer?
  100. English

    1. While she felt embarrassed, she ran out of the room. 2. Feeling embarrassed, she ran out of the room. 3. Embarrassed, she ran out of the room. -------------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Can we remove 'Feeling' in Sentence 2?
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