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Thank you.... Can we use 'their' instead of 'his or her' in a casual speech (in everyday conversation)?

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In Old English, the pupil of the eye (the round, dark center) was called the 'apple'. It was thought that the pupil was a round object much like an apple. When you look at someone, 1)their reflection appears in your pupil. So if someone is the 'apple of your eye&#...

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1. You can do this at least 5 to 10 times. 2. You can do this at least from 5 to 10 times. (Is #2 grammatical? Do we need to use 'from' as in Sentence 2?)

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Posted by rfvv on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 3:37am. 1. Try to do this at least 5 to 10 times. 2. Try to do this at least from 5 to 10 times. (Doe s#1 mean #2? Can we use 'from' before 5?) •English - Writeacher, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:38am The two sentences ...

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1. He will must go to Japan. (X) 2. He will have to go to Japan. 3. She will may go to the amusement park.(X) 4. She will be allowed to go to the amusement park. 5. He must can speak Chinese.(X) 6. He must be able to speak Chinese. 7. He may must parctice speaking German.(X) 8...

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Thank you for your help. Did you have a good weekend? I have some more questions. 1. Take time and look upward at night. 2. ___________ and look upward at night. (What other similar expressions can we use in the blank?) 3. Point your foot backward. 4. _______ your foot ...

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1. You can do these activitiesa at any place, at any time. 2. You can do these activitiesa anyplace, anytime. 3. You can do these activitiesa anywhere, anytime. (Are they all interchangable? Are they all grammatical?)

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1. When Ann got the job, her parents walked on air. 2. When Ann got the job, her parents was on cloud nine. 3. When Ann got the job, her parents were very happy. 4. When Ann got the job, her parents were walking on air. =================== Are the expressions all the same? ...

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1. To what degree should we bend our body in the Chair Pose? 2. At what degree should we bend our body in the Chair Pose? 3. From what degree should we bend our body in the Chair Pose? - We should bend our body at a 45 degree angle. (Which question is correct? Pay attention to...

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1. Try to do this at least 5 to 10 times. 2. Try to do this at least from 5 to 10 times. (Doe s#1 mean #2? Can we use 'from' before 5?)

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1. Bend your knees and bend your body at a 45 degree angle. (Does this sentence mean 'bend your knee at 45 degree angle or not'?) 2. Bend your knees and bend your body at a 45-degree angle. (Is this correct? There is a hyphen between 45 and degree.)

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1. Put the table there, against the wall. 2. Put the table against the wall. 3. Put the table opposite the wall. ------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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1. Will you give me a wake-up call at 6: a.m.? 2. Can I ask for a wake-up call tomorrow morning? (Are both common sentences?) 3. a wake up call 4. a wakeup call 5. a wake-up call. (Which expression is correct?)

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1. Stand in line, please. 2. Stand in a line, please. 3. Stand in two lines, please. 4. Stand in row. 5. Stand in a row. 6. Stand in two rows. =============== Can we use all the expressions? What is the difference between them?

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1. Raise your right foot and place it against your left thigh. 2. Raise your right foot and place it on your left thigh. 3. Raise your right foot and place it to your left thigh. 4, Raise your right foot and place it onto your left thigh. ---------------- Can we use other ...

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1. Put your hands together. 2. Put together your hands. 3. Take your hands apart. 4. Take apart your hands. -------------------- Are they all grammatical? Is #3 the opposite of #1?

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1. Today, we will learn some yoga moves. 2. Today, we will learn some yoga movements. -------------- Can we use 'movements' instead of 'moves'? Which one do you use frequently? 3. Hold the tree pose for 30 seconds. 4. Keep the tree pose for 30 seconds. 5. ...

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1. It was thought that the pupil was a round object much like an apple. 2. It was thought that the pupil was a round object which was much like an apple. ------------------- What is the meaning of "much like"? What other expressions can we use instead of 'much ...

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1. When our eyes met, I was on cloud nine. 2. When our eyes met, I was very happy. (Do you use Sentence 1 frequently?)================ 3. It snowed a lot yesterday. 4. It snowed much yesterday. (Can we use both expressions? Which one is commonly used?)

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1. After 10 days, the dogs will be put to sleep. 2. In 10 days, the dogs will be put to sleep. (Are both grammatical? Do we have to use 'in' or 'after' in this case? Do they have the same meaning?)

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1. How long did it take him to read the book? 2. How long did it take for him to read the book? (Are both grammatical?) 3. It took him five days to read the book. 4. It took him 5 days to read the book. (Which one is commonly used?)

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1. We'll leave after lunch. 2. We'll leave in lunch. (Can we use both preposition? Are both OK? What is the difference between them?) 3. He was dead in a few seconds. 4. He was dead after a few seconds. (is there any difference between them? Can we use both ...

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1. First, we should raise the price of cigarettes. (What is the opposite of 'raise'? Is it 'lower?)

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apple of my eye: One's favorite person; the one you love most. In Old English, the pupil of the eye (the round, dark center) was called the 'apple'. It was thought that the pupil was a round object much like an apple. When you look at someone, their reflection ...

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1. He raises cows in the country. (Does 'cows' mean female animals only?)

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1. He stooped down to pick up a block. 2. He bent down to pick up a block. 3. He rounded his body to pick up a block. (Can we use all the verbs? Do they have the same meaning? Which one is commonly used?)

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1. The photo was taken from an unusual angle. 2. The photo was taken at an unusual angle. (Which preposition do we have to use? Are both OK?) 3. Bend your knees and bend your body at 45 degree angle. 4. Bend your knees and bend your body from 45 degree angle. (Which ...

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forward/forwards backward/backwards upward/upwards downward/downwards inward/inwards outward/outwards eastward/eastwards westward/westwsrds rightward/rightwards leftward/leftwards ----------------------- Are both interchangable? Which ones are from British English? Which ones ...

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1. They grow rice in France. 2. They grow goats in the country. 3. They raise rice in France. 4. They raise goats in France. 5. He raises apples and goats in the field. ---------------- Which ones are ungrammatical? Can't we put 'animals' after 'grow'?

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1. I try to eat healthy food every day. 2. I try to eat healthful food every day. ---------------------------- Can we use both 'healthy' and 'healthful'? According to the dictionary, healthy sometimes means 'healthful,' and helathul means 'healthy...

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1. Bend down, then I'll jump over you. 2. Bend down, and I'll jump over you. 3. If you bend down, then I'll jump over you. --------------------- Is #1 grammatical?

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When somebody gets angry, we can say, "Chill out." In the expression 'chill out,' what is the meaning of 'out'? Does 'out' mean 'completely?

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1. He beat me at chess. 2. He won me at chess. 3. He beat the tennis game. 4. He won the tennis game. (Which ones are grammatical? Would you let me know the differenbe between 'beat' and win'?)

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Chill out! Calm down! Relax! ================ Are they the same in meaning? Do you have some other similar expressions?

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1. Please make yourself at home. 2. Please make yourself comfortable. 3. Please make yourself relaxed. 4. Please make yourself _______. 5. Take it easy. ================ Are they all the same in meaning? Can We use other expressins which are suitable for the blank? Some other ...

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1. My favorite food is a cookie. 2. My favorite food is cookies. 3. My favorite fruit is a pear. 4. My favorite fruit is pears. 4-1 My favorite fruits are pears. 4-2. My favorite fruits is a pear. (?) 4-3. My favorite fruits is pears. (?) (Are they all grammatical?) 5. My ...

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1. Junhee, doesn't "dangeun" mean a carrot? 2. Yes, A carrot is "dangeun" in Korean. 3. I'm confused. I asked my friend, Bora, if she liked spicy food, she said, "dangeuniji." 4. What did she mean by that? 5. Oh, she meant "Of course...

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Look at this cell phone. It's like a chameleon. - What do you mean by that? -It changes its color accoring to the temperature. ================ Can we use "What's that supposed to mean?" instead of 'What do you mean by that?" Are both the same? When ...

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Look at this cell phone. It's like a chameleon. - What do you mean by that? -It changes its color accoring to the temperature. It's yellow now, but when it's hot, it becomes red. But when it's cold, it changes into blue. - Wow! I just can't believe it...

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1. I just can't believe it! 2. I simply can't believe it! 3. I exactly can't believe it! ------------------- Thank you very much for your help. You said #1 mean #2. Then, what about #3? What is the meaning of #3? What is the difference between #1 and #3?

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1. Would you give me a hand with the dishes? 2. Would you give me a hand to do the dishes? 3. Would you give me a hand doing the dishes? (Are they all grammatical and do they have the same meaning?) 4. Would you give me help with the dishes? 5. Would you give me a help with ...

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1. I am bored with the lecture. 2. I am bored by the lecture. 3. I am bored at the lecture. 4. I am bored about the lecture. =========== Which prepositions do we have to use? Can we use all the prepositions? Which preposition is commonly used? 5. The lecture is boring to me. 6...

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1. I just can't believe it! (What does 'just' mean in this sentence? Does 'just mean 'exactly' or 'simply? How can we distinguish the usage?)

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1. Don't make me a fool. -------------------- What does this sentence mean? In which situation can we use this expression? 2. She is the apple of my eye. - ______________________________ (What are suitable responses to the statement? Could you name them?)

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1. She was confused at his error. 1-2. She was confused by his error. 2. He was confused about something. 3. He is confused in mind. (Are they all grammatical? Which prepositions are commonly used?) 4. That is very confusing to the public. 5. That is very confusing for the ...

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1. The photo was taken from an unusual angle. 2. The photo was taken at an unusual angle. (Which preposition do we have to use? Are both OK?) 3. Bend your knees and bend your body at 45 degree angle. 4. Bend your knees and bend your body from 45 degree angle. (Which ...

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1. Dick and Terry started to raise money. 2. Dick and Terry started to collect money. 3. We are rasing money for charity. 4. We are collecting money for charity. 5. We are raising volunteers to do the work. 6. We are collecting volunteers to do the work. ============ Ca we use...

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1. Raise your head and bend backward. 2. Raise your head and bend it backward. 3. Raise and bend your head backward. -------------- Are they all the same in meaning and grammatical? Do they have any difference?

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1. He read the book in 5 days. 2. He read the book after 5 days. 3. He read the book within 5 days ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What does #1 mean,#2 or #3? Does 1 mean it took 5 days for him to read the book? Or does it mean it took 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days,or 5 days to read the book...

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Thank you for your kind explanation.

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Thank you for your help. 1. She teaches well. 2. She is good at teaching. 3. She is well-teaching. 4. She is ___________. .................. Is #3 not correct? What is suitable adjective which is similar to #1 and #2? What adjectives can we use in the blank?

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1. She teaches well. 2. She is well teaching. ..... Are both the same?

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1. The drinks are on the house tonight, so enjoy yourself. 2. The drinks are for free tonight, so enjoy yourself. 3. The drinks are free tonight, so enjoy yourself. ========================== Are they all the same in meaning? What does 'on the house' mean? Who will pay...

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1. I'm gonna take the bike to the station. 2. I'm gonna ride the bike to the station. 3. I'm gonna use the bike to the station. ----------------- Which verbs can we use? Are they all acceptable? Which verb is commonly use? Do we have to use the verb 'ride' ...

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1. Take the down escalator on the right. 2. Take the up escalator on the left. 3. Use the escalator to go to the third floor. 4. Use the elevator to the third floor. 5. Take the elevator to the third floor. 6. Take the stairs to go to the first floor. 7. Use the stairs to the ...

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1. What do you mean by that? 2. What do you mean by saying that? (Does #1 mean #2?) 3. What do you mean by "TGIF"? 4. What do you mean by saying "TGIF"? (Is #3 from #4? Is 'saying' deleted before "TGIF"?) 5. This room is for VIPs only. 6. ...

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1. He will be back in a few days. 2. He will be back after a few days. 3. He will be back within a few days. ----------------------- Are they all grammatical? What is the difference between #1 and #2?

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1. No one wants to work with dirty,smelly people. 2. No one wants to work with dirty smelly people. 3. No one wants to work with dirty and smelly people. =============== Which ones are grammatical? In #1, a comma was used before 'people.' In Sentence 2, no comma was ...

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Thank you for your help. 1. He will be back after a few days. 2. He was back after a few days. ----------- In the past tense, do we have to use 'after' as in Sentence 2? What about Sentence 1? I used 'after' instead of 'in.' Is this sentence grammatical...

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Thank you for your help. There are some more sentences concerning the preposition 'in.' 1. He will be back in a few days. 2. The show starts in an hour. 3. Do you wnat to meet here in an hour? (Does 'in ' mean 'after a particular length of time'...

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You can't fly to Canada in an hour. It's impossible. ==================== What is the meaning of 'in' in the first sentence? Does 'in' mean 'within' or 'after'?

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1. Because it was a rainy day, he took an umbrella with him. 2.Because it was a rainy day, he took an umbrella. ================= Do we have to use 'with him' as in the first sentence? How about #2? What is the difference between Sentence 1 and Sentence 2?

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1. We will go to school by bicycle along the coast road. 2. We will go to school by bicycle along the coastal road. (Do we have to use 'coast' or 'costal"?) 3. He took the bus. 4. He get on the bus. 5. He used the bus. 6. He rode the bus. (Can we use all the ...

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1. When is your birthday? 2. What day is your birthday? 3. It is on March 28th. 4. It is March 28th. (Which ones are correct? Are they all correct? Which one are commonly used?)

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1. My favorite food is noodle. 2. My favorite food is a noodle. 3. My favorite food is noodles. (Which one is right?) 4. My favorite food is ramen. 5. I ate two ramens yesterday. 6. I bought three ramens at a supermarket. (Are they all grammatical? Can we use the plural forms ...

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1. I'm very glad to hear that because I love bulgogi! 2. I'm very glad to hear that because I love Bulgogi! ----------------- Do we have to use 'bulgogi' or 'Bulgogi'? (bulgogi:A Korean dish made from sliced beef that has been marinated in soy sauce, ...

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What do you mean by that? What do you mean "lunch is on me"? ===================== There are a lot of meanings of 'by.' What is the meaning of 'by' in the two sentences?

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1. Walls have ears. 2. The walls have ears. -------------- Which one is correct? ============================ 3. Lunch is on me. - What do you mean by "lunch is on me"? - I mean I will pay for the lunch. ----------------------- In the last sentence, do we have to use...

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1. He wanted me to know that he still cared for me. 2. He wanted me to know that he still cares for me. ================== Do we have to use 'cared' or 'cares'? Are both OK?

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1. Which of the patients have recovered? 2. Which of the patients has recovered? --------------- Do we have to use 'has' or 'have'? Are both OK? Which one is common?

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1. Math is complex, but it's necessary. 2. Social studies looks simple, but it's informative. 3. Chinese characters is not simple but complex. 4. Technical arts is useful and important. 5. Home economics is both necessary and useful. 6. Fine arts is neither useful nor ...

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What is difference between 'name card' and 'business card'? What about a name tag?

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Thank you for yoiur help. 1. Emily in in math class. 2. Emily is in a math class. 3. Emily is in a math classroom. ================ #1 mean that Emily is learning math from a math teacher. Am I right? #2 and #3 are the same, aren't they? #1 and #2 are not the same in meaning?

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At school, he learns 10 subjects such as math, science, social studies, computers, ethics, etc. He is in math class now. He has a cell phone. He is sitting at the back. One of his friends calls him and asked "Which class are you in?" What is the answer to the ...

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Thank you for your help. Does #4 mean "I'm learning math now from a math teacher?" Or Does #4 mean " I am in a classroom where the math class is done?"

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There are 7 classes for first year students. Each class is composed of about 30 students. Emily is a student of Class 1-2. One of his classmates who went to the same elementary school asks: Which class are you in? What is the answer to the question? 1. I'm in Class 1-2. 2...

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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:55pm. Which class are you in? 1. I'm in class 1-2. (I am a member of Calss 1-2. In the classroom, there are 30 students.) 2. I'm in math class. (I'm listening to the math teacher. It's time for studying math...

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1. My hobby is internet games and paper folding. 2. My hobbies are internet games and paper folding. ----------- Which one is grammatical? 3. My hobby is exchanging text messages on Kakao Talk on my smart phone. 4. My hobby is talking with my friends on the phone. 5. My hobby ...

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Which class are you in? 1. I'm in class 1-2. (I am a member of Calss 1-2. In the classroom, there are 30 students.) 2. I'm in math class. (I'm listening to the math teacher. It's time for studying math.) ==================== What is the answer to the question...

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What is your hobby? 1. My hobby is doing bunjee jumping. 2. My hobby is bunjee jumping. 3. My hobby is doing rock climbing. 4. My hobby is rock climbing. 5. My hobby is bowling. 6. My hobby is going bowling. 7, My hobby is doing bowling. -------------------- Which answers are ...

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What's your favorite food? 1. My favorite food is rice porridge. 2. My favorite food is rice soup. 3. My favorite food is rice gruel. 4. My favorite food is a hamburger. 5. My favorite food is hamburgers. 6. My favorite food is humburger. ================ Which expression ...

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1. All the lights went out and we were left in the dark. 2. All the lights went out and we were left in the darkness. 3. All the lights went out and we were left in dark. 4. All the lights went out and we were left in darkness. ============== Which expressions are acceptable...

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1. He paid attention to the elderly people. 2. He got attention to the elderly people. 3. He got attention from the elderly people. 4. He drew attention to the elderly people. 5. He drew attention from the elderly people. =========================== Which expressions are ...

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1. Math is complex but useful. 2. Music is not only easy but also interesting. 3. Social studies is informative as well as interesting. 4. Music is not boring but exciting. 5. Technical arts is not only useful but also informative. 6. Chinese characters is annoying but helpful...

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1.I'm worried about my looks. I want to become more handsome. What should I do? - Why don¡¯t use organic cosmetics on your face? - Why don¡¯t put organic cosmetics on your face? - Why don¡¯t you wash your face more often? - Why don¡&...

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1. You should pay attention to me. 2. You should draw attention from the audience. 3. You should get attention from the classmates. ------------------- Are they all grammatical? Do we have to use only 'to' in Sentence 1? Do we have to use 'from' in Sentence 2 ...

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1. Check V on the item which Tom is happy with. 2. Check a V on the item which Tom is happy with. 3. Check on the item which Tom is satisfied with. 4. Check the box of the item which Tom is dissatisfied with. --------------- Are they grammatical? Correct them, please.

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1. Listen again and check on T if the sentences match with the dialogue. Check on F if they don't match. 2. Listen again and check T if the sentences match the dialogue. Check F if they don't match. ----------------- Which one is correct? Do we have to use 'on'...

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Would you check the short dialogues? Are they okay?

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1.I'm worried about my looks. I want to become more handsome. What should I do? - Why don't you have cosmetic surgery? 2. I'm worried about my height. I am short. I want to become taller. What should I do? - Why don't you jump rope every day? 3. I'm worried...

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How does Evan feel? Listen to the dialogue carefully and check the suitable picture after the dialogue. Tick the box of the appropriate picture. ========================= Is the passage grammatical? There are three pictures on the page and On the top left of each picture, ...

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Memorize all the sentences on the two pages. Then, recite the sentences in front of the classmates. =========== Instead of 'recite,' what other verbs can we use? 1. Recite the sentences...... 2. 3.'

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1. What's your favorite subject? - My favorite subject is social studies. Why do you like social studies? - Because it's interesting and informative. 2. What subject do you like most? - I like Chinese letters most. What makes you like Chinese letters so much? - It'...

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1. She is a technical arts and homemaking teacher. 2. She is a TA and H teacher. 3. She is a TA & H teacher. 4. She is a TAH teacher. ================ Sentence 1 is too long. Can we use the other expressions?

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1. Match subjects and their feelings and make sentences. 2. Match subjects with thier feelings and make sentences. 3. Match each subject with its feeling and make sentences. 4. Make sentences after matching each subject with its feeling. =============== Are they all ...

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1. Write down the ideas of your favorite teacher. 2. Write down your feelings about your favorite teacher. 3. Write down how do you feel about your favorite teacher. 4. Write down your idea about a teacher you like. =============== Would you check thesentences? Which ones ...

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Ethics is my favorite subject. Ethics is not complex, but it¡¯s informative and ______. My favorite teacher is my technical arts teacher, Mrs. Gwon. She is diligent but strict. ============ Are the passage grammatical? What will be suitable for the blank in the ...

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1. We learned how to use the right be verbs. 2. We learned how to use the verbs be right. 3. We learned how to use the be verbs right. 4. We learned how to use the verb be right. ===================== Which ones are correct grammatically?

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What's your personality? What are you like? 1. I'm kind of introverted. 2. I'm kind of introvert. 3. I'm kind of introvertish. 4. I'm kind of extroverted. 5. I'm kind of extrovert. ----------------- Are the answers all grammatical? Which ones are ...

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1. I'm worried about my English. - Why don't you practice speaking more? 2. I'm worried about English. - ( ) (Is this correct without 'my' before 'English? What is the difference between #1 and #2? What will be the answer to the question 2...

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