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1. Valmy is in bed, while he is asleep. 2. Valmy is in bed, and he is asleep. Does the original sentence mean #1 or #2? Or other sentences?

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Valmy is in bed, asleep. ================= Can you paraphrase the sentence? What is the function 'asleep' in the sentence?

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1. We have to motivate our customers to buy our products. 2. We have to ask our customers to buy our products. ========================== Do the two sentences have the same sentence pattern? In sentence 1, is 'to buy our products' an object complement as in Sentence 2?

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Valmy gets a paper from the safe - a paper with a drawing on it. ========================= Is 'a paper' right? Don't we have to use 'a piece of paper'? A piece of paper with a drawing on it?

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I went swimming. It was fun. - Wow, sounds like you had a good time. ==================== Q1: that sounds like...., it sounds like.... Is 'that' or 'it' missing before sounds? Q2: Is "like" a conjunction here?

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1. There are two books; one is mine, the other is my friend's. 2. There are two books; one is mine, and the other is my friend's. ======================= Is #1 correct? In Sentence 'and' is missing.

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Sorry, I can't see you. ================== What does this sentence above mean? #1 or #2? Is the person blind? 1. Sorry, I can't meet you. 2. Sorry, I am not able to see you.

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1. What's up, Ben? You look upset. - I lost first place. (Is this answer suitable? Do we have some other natural expressions?)

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1. Cellphones also have many functions like going on the Internet. 2. Cellphones also have many functions like logging on the Internet. 3. Cellphones also have many functions like logging in on the Internet. ================================ Are they all the same in meaning? ...

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1. They have information desks at the Namdaemun Market. 2. They have information desks at Namdaemun Market. 3. They have information desks in the Namdaemun Market. 4. They have information desks in Namdaemun Market. ============== Which expressions are grammatical?

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1. I am good at mimicking others. I want to mimick President No Muhyeon for the elderly people. 2. I am good at walking on my hands. I want to walk on my hands to surprise the elderly people. 3. I am good at doing hard work. I want to carry heavy things for the club members ...

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Posted by rfvv on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 9:51pm. He asked me a question. He asked a question of me. He begged me a question. He begged a question of me. He inquired me a question. He inquired me of a question. (Are the pairs all correct and interchangable? Doe they have the...

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Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:21pm. 1. Peter is the boy whom I met in U.K. 2. Peter is the boy whom I met in the U.K. ==================== Which one is right? Is # 1 OK without 'the'? English - Reed, Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:31pm "...

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1. The market is always crowded there. ============================== Is this sentence correct? Why is 'there' used here?

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1. Peter is the boy whom I met in U.K. 2. Peter is the boy whom I met in the U.K. ==================== Which one is right? Is # 1 OK without 'the'?

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1. How do you know about the painting? - I think it's beautiful. ---------------- Is this answer correct? If not, what would be the answer to the question?

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Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:31am. 1. It was great fun last weekend for you to visit our nursing home. 2. Your visiting our nursing home was great fun last weekend. 3. The visit was great fun last weekend. 4. Visiting our nursing home was great fun last ...

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1. I want to listen to music on my smart phone. 2. I want to listen to music with smart phone. 3. The baby is playing with a smartphone. 4. The baby is playing on a smartphone. ==================================== Can we use all the expressions? What is the difference between...

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1. They built us a new house. 2. They built a new house for us. 3. She cooked us noodles. 4. She cooked noodles for us. 5. He bought me a fountain pen. 6. She bought a fountain pen for me. ============= Is each pair grammatical and the same in meaning?

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What do you want to do this weekend? 1. I want to chat with foreigners in chat rooms. I also want to take a bath. 2. I want to visit my uncle's in New York. I also want to play with my uncle's sons. 3. I want to exchange messages on Kakao Talk. I also want to talk with...

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What do you want to do this weekend? 1. I want to chat with foreigners in chat rooms. I also want to take a bath. 2. I want to visit my uncle's in New York. I also want to play with my uncle's sons. 3. I want to exchange message on Kakao Talk. I also want to talk with ...

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1. He likes to chat while playing games. 2. He likes to chat while he plays games. 3. He likes to chat while he is playing games. ============= Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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1. What puzzled me is why he left the country. 2. What puzzled me is the way why he left the country. 3. What puzzled me is the way he left the country. ================= Are they all the same? What is the part of speech of 'why' in #1?

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1. He will be back in a while. 2. He will be back soon. 3. He will be back after a long time. ================= What is the definition of 'in a while'? Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 1:27am. 1. I'll be there(=in prison) for seven years for making fake money. 2. I'll be there (=in prison) for seven years for having made fake money. (Which expression is grammatical?) English - Steve, Tuesday, August 26, ...

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Thank you for your help. Isn't #2 grammatical? What about the following? Which one is correct? 3. I heard that you had not told her the truth. 4. I heard that you didn't tell her the truth.

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1. Thank you so much for not telling her the truth. 2. Thank you so much for not having told her the truth. ============ Which one is grammatical? Are both OK? Which one is commonly used?

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Posted by rfvv on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 4:45am. 1. It's been a long time. 2. It's been a while. 3. I haven't seen you for a while. 4. Long time no see. --------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Does 'a while' mean ' a long time' or '...

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I put a cockroach killer under the table. Watch out for the baby not to touch it, Some cockroach medicine is in the cabinet beneath bottles. The cockroach killers are in a small plastic containers. =========================== Are the sentences grammatical? Which expressions do...

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1. It's not actually raining now. 2. It's not raining now actually. 3. Actually it's not raining now. ================= Which one is grammatical? Where should we put 'actually' in the sentence?

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1. He raised his right hand a little. 2. He raised his right hand a bit. 3. He raised his right hand slightly. 4. He raised his right hand a lot. 5. He raised his right hand much. 6. He raised his right hand a little. 7. He raised his right hand just a little bit. 8. He raised...

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1. It's been such a long time. 2. It's been a very long time. 3. It's been a while. 4. It's been so long a time. =================== Are they all the same and grammatical? Do you have other similar expressions?

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What is the active voice sentence of the following sentence? The two men were handcuffed together. (situation: The police officer handcuffed his left hand with the right hand of the criminal.)

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1. The lady looked up at the handcuffed man. 2. The lady looked up to the handcuffed man. ================================ Do they have the same meaning? Ot Are both different in meaning?

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1. She like to be idle and watch TV all day long. 2. She like to be lazy and watch TV all day long. 3. I need to examine your teeth, so open your mouth wide, please. 4. I need to check your teeth, so open your mouth widely, please. ================= Which expressions are ...

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1. You have to structure your time effectively. 2. You have to construct your time effectively. 3. Yoiu have to organize yoiur time effectively. ================ Are they the same in meaning? Are they all grammatical? Which verb do we have to use?

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1. dumping ground 2. garbage dump 3. waste disposal site .............etc. Which one is a common expression?

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What is this place called in English? Each student carry a waste basket from his classroom to this place. In this place, there are big plastic bags for the recyclable items and unrecyclable items. Students brings used textbooks and notebooks. Then put them in boxes. Sometimes ...

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Thank you all for _____ _____ in our volunteer work. 1. Fill in the blanks with suitable expressions. 2. Put two English words in the blanks. 3. What are the appropriate words for the blanks? Complete the sentence by putting right words in the blanks. ===================== Are...

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1. She held out her hand to catch the balloon. 2. She stretched her hand to catch the balloon. 3. She extended her hand to catch the balloon. ======= Are they all the same in meaning?

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Posted by rfvv on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:55am. She was sitting in the train. ================== Is she moving to sit down in the train? Or she sat before and now she remains seated in the train? English - Writeacher, Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8:05am She was ...

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She was sitting in the train. ================== Is she moving to sit down in the train? Or she sat before and now she remains seated in the train?

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1. He used to take a walk in the park. 2. He used to swim in this river. 3. He used to live in Chicago. 4. He used to drive a car to New York. 5. He used to walk his dog along the road. 6. He used to play soccer when he was young. 7. He used to cook noodles for his mother. 8. ...

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What can you do for your school? 1. I can help my homeroom teacher clean the room. 2. I can go on an errend for my teacher. 3. I can pick up waste from the ground. 4. I can sweep the hallway with a broom and a dustpan. 5. I can clean the hallway to the gym. 6. I can water the ...

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W: I baked some cookies. Pick your favorite. M: Wow! Looks yummy. I'd like a round cookie, please. W: A round one? You mean the one with a star? M: No, I mean the cookie with a bear on it. ================================== What is the full form of "Looks yummy"...

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1. I'm running late. 2. I'm becoming late. ========== Does #1 mean #2?

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1. Time is up. 2. Time is over. 3. Time is finished. 4. Time is off. =============== At the end of a talk show, what can an MC say?

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1. The knife is used to dice a radish. 2. The box is used to wrap gifts. 3. The dancing room is used to play ping-pong. -------------- Are they all grammatical? Do we have to put a pause after 'used' in each sentence?

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Oh, my goodness! =============== Why do we have to use 'goodness' here? What meaning does 'goodness' have here?

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1. I'll give you $3 more a week. 2. I'll give you three dollars more a week. 3. I'll give you three more dollars a week. =========== Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Are they all the same in meaning?

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1. Did anyone call me while I was gone? 2. Did anyone call for me while I was gone? - Yes, you have a message from Lisa. =========================== Which question is right? What is the difference between 'call me' and 'call for me'?

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1. This is the boy who Jane likes. 2. This is the boy whom/that Jane likes. ---------------- #2 is grammatical, but what about #1? Can we use 'who' in Sentence 1? ============================ 3. Look at the table that/which is made of stone. 4. Look at the table whose ...

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What size do you wear? 1. A size six. 2. I wear a size six. 3. I wear size six. ======================= Which ones are correct answers? Do we have to use 'a' or not before 'size six'?

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1. I don't think it's good to get so many side dishes. 2. I don't think it's good to receive so many side dishes. 3. I don't think it's good to have so many side dishes. ================= #1 is correct,right? How about #2 and #3? Can we use 'receive...

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A:I found it on the counter. (Library) B:Thank you. I'll come there right now. -------------- Do we have to use "Come there"? How about "Go there"? ex) I'll go there right now.

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1. He is an old college buddy of mine. 2. He is an old university buddy of mine. ================ Are both OK? Which one is commonly used? Does 'buddy' mean 'friend'? Can we substitute 'friend' for 'buddy'?

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1. I have a bit of a fever and a cough. 2. I have a bit of fever and cough. ============= Which one is grammatical?

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Have a great weekend. See you on Monday. - You, too! See you later. ========================== What other expressions can we use instead of 'You, too!"? Is "You,too!" used instead of "Have a great weekend"?

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1. It is the World Cup soccer contest. 2. It is the World Cup soccer match. 3. It is the World Cup soccer game. =================================== Are they all grammatical? Which one is commonly used? Thank you for your help.

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1. There was a village beneath this hill. 2. There was a village under this hill. 3. There was a village below this hill. ======================== Which preposition is suitable in the sentence?

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1. In Japan, we have to pay for every little dish. 2. In Japan, we have to pay for every small dish. 3. In Japan, we have to pay for every little/small food. 4. In Japan, we have to pay for all little dishes. 5. In Japan, we have to pay for all small dishes. =============== ...

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1. We can sing and dance for the elderly people in nursing homes. 2. We can sing and dance for the elderly people at nursing homes. ============== Do we have to use 'in' or 'at'? Are both OK?

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1. Where are they planning to visit on June 23? 2. What are they planning to visit on June 23? 3. What place are they planning to visit on June 23? 4. Which are they planning to visit on June 23? 5. Which place are they planning to visit on June 23? -They are planning to visit...

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1. He hung the clothes on the rail outside. 2. He hung the clothes on the clothing line outside. 3. He hung the clothes on the clothes line outside. --------------- Which expression do we have to use? Are they all possible? Do you use other epxressions?

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unbelievable: so surprising that it is almost unable to believe [word: definition] ============== Q1: What does 'it' refet to? Q2: Is 'to believe' a real subject? Is 'it' an empty(artificial) subject?

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How come one person usually pays for everybody in Korea? -Oh, I also thought that was very strange at first. I think the oldest person always picks up the bill. - Well, you can consider (1)it just a part of Korean culture. However, (2)it's changing these days. Many young ...

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Super Mario Bros Classroom blast =============== What is the meaning of 'bros' and 'blast' here?

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waste: the use of resources on things that do not need it ========================= word: definition Q1: What does 'it' refer to? Q2: What is the antecedent of the clause 'that do not need it'? Resources or things?

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1. We are planning various events for the elderly people there. ----------- What is the part of speech of 'there'? Does 'there' modify 'people' or 'planning'?

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I can not find the name for the machine used for cutting documents for the purpose of security. Would you let me know the name of the machine?

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Thank you for your help. What about online sites where people can buy secondhand products from abroad by credit card?

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What are the most popular and reliable shopping sites on line?

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1. What are the merits and demerits in teaching students in class? 2. What are the merits and demerits about teaching students in class? ------------ Which one is grammatical and commonly used?

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Question: In lesson plan, we can see two items; one is 'Registration Number' and the other is 'Identity Number.' What is the difference between them. -- Two or three applcants for teaching at school will come and start teaching for demonstration for about 10 ...

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Posted by rfvv on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 9:33am. Lesson Plan .... Standards Addressed: General Goal9s): Specific Objectives: ...... ===================== In a leson plan, what is 'Standards Addressed'?•English - Writeacher, Monday, July 13, 2015 at 9:42am ...

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4. You applied for teaching. Would you let us know why you decided to be a teacher? - When I was an elementary school student, my homeroom teacher liked me very much. I also studied hard to please my teacher. So, my future job became teaching at school. I like teaching kids at...

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3. How can yo make students focused on your teaching in calss? - I think motivation is very important, so I will motivate the students first. I can make them imagine they study at a university. I can make them imagine that they live a healthy and happy life in the future ...

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Lesson Plan .... Standards Addressed: General Goal9s): Specific Objectives: ...... ===================== In a leson plan, what is 'Standards Addressed'?

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English - Writeacher, Monday, August 26, 2013 at 6:11am Both sentences mean the same thing, but I think 'after' is a more accurate preposition, rather than 'when.'

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Posted by rfvv on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 3:36am. 1. My skin always peels when I've been in the sun. 2. My skin always peels when I am in the sun. (Are both grammatical? What is the difference between #1 and #2?)

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1. My skin always peels when I've been in the sun. 2. My skin always peels when I am in the sun. ============== Which one is right? Are both correct? What is the difference between them?

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2. What are the qualities which a teacher should have for students? - She should know how to teach students effectively. She should prepare the materials with which she can teach students as well. She should also know how to deal with students who make others distracted...

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1. He is past old age, so he is very weak. He is about to pass away. 2. He is past middle age, so he has to work hard to prepare for old age. 3. He is past young age, so he is able to cope with difficult tasks. =========== Are they all grammatical? Would yoiu check them? Thank...

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My sister and I set the table for dinner. ===================== What does 'for dinner' mocify? Does it modify 'the table' or 'set'? Is 'for dinner' an adjective phrase or an adverbial phrase?

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1. There are some naughty students in class. So you need to discipline them. What will you do if one student makes noisy during the class? - First, I will tell him to be quiet softly. If he continues making noise, I will make him stand at the back. If he doesn't listen to ...

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1. Some items were sold at a 50% discount. 2. Some items were sold at a 50% off. 3. Some items were 50% discount. 4. Some items were 50% off. ================ Are they all grammatical?

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waste: the use of resources on things that do not need it ========================= word: its definition What does 'it' refer to in 'that do not need it'?

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1. He is doing volunteer for poor kids. 2. He is doing volunteer work for poor kids. ============== Is #1 OK?

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1. I consider him as a hero. 2. I consider him a hero. 3. I consider him to be a hero. 4. I consider that he is a hero. ======================= Which one is grammatical?

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1. We take turns paying for the snack. 2. We take turns in paying for the snack. 3. We take turns to pay for the snack. ============== Are they all grammatical? Which one is commonly used?

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1. He got the product for free. 2. He gor the product free. 3. He got the produce free of charge. 4. He gort the product without a charge. ----------------- Which ones are grammatical?

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1. The south exit is close to the bus stop. 2. The south exit is close by the bus stop. 3. The south exit is near by the bus stop. 4. The south exit is nearby the bus stop. 5. The south exit is next to the bus stop. ========================= Which ones are grammatical? What ...

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She ate a piece of bread at the table. ===================== What does 'a piece of bread' mean? 1. a small piece of bread 2. a big piece of bread 3. whole bread such as a sandwich

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Everything will be 20 % off. So, don't miss your great chances for great prices. ============================ What does 'for great prices' modify? Does it modify 'chances' or 'miss'?

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1. Is there a big market around here? 1. Yes, there's one near here. 2. Yes, there's a big one near here. ============= Q1: Are both answere grammatical? Which one is commonly used? Q2: Does 'one' in #1 mean 'a market' or 'a big market'?

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1. A pair of gloves is a nice present. 2. A pair of gloves are a nice present. --------------------------- Which one is grammatical?

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1. He kept in contact with his parents every day during the journey. 2. He got in contact with his parents every day during the journey. 3. He kept in touch with his parents every day during the journey. 4. He got in touch with his parents every day during the journey...

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1. On the one hand they want to go abroad, but on the other hand they want to save more money. 2. On the one hand they like playing ping-pong, but on the other hand they want to go back home early. 3. On the one hand they want to play soccer, but on the other hand they want to...

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I'm looking for a pair of gloves. 1. Are they for you? 2. Is it for you? ======================== Which response is right?•English - Reed, Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:38am "Pair" is a singular noun. The plural is "pairs," as in two pairs of gloves...

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1. My favorite book is the Tempest. It was written by William Shakespeare. I like it because it was about the happenings on a magic island. 2. My favorite book is the Tempest. It was written by William Shakespeare. I like it because it was about betrayal, magic and forgiveness...

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