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1. At the age of nine years old, he became too sick. 2. At the age of nine years, he became too sick. 3. At the age of nine, he became too sick. 4. At nine, he became too sick. 5. At nine years old, he became too sick. 6. At nine years old, he became too sick. 7. When he was ...

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1. The storm drove the ship off of its course. ============ Is this sentence grammatical?

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1. The dog scared the boy. 2. The boy was scared of the dog. 2-1. The boy was scared by the dog. 3. The dog was scary to the boy. 4. The dog was scary for the dog. 5. The dog was scaring for the boy. 6. The dog was scaring to the dog. (Which ones are grammatical?) 7. The news ...

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Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold. =========================== This is a camp song. About the song, would you answer the following questions? Q1: What does 'the old' mean? 1. the old friends 2. old friends Q2: In 'the old gold,&#...

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1. John's mother made us s'mores at the camp site. 2. She made me a s'more at home. 3. John's mother made us many s'mores at the camping site. ============ Are they all grammatical?

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1. John's father caught a big fish at the lake. 2. John's father caught a big fish in the lake. 3. John's father caught a big fish on the lake. 4. John's father caught a big fish near the lake. 5. John's father caught a big fish by the lake...

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1. They skipped stones at Mirror Lake. 2. They skipped stones in Mirror Lake. 3. They skipped stones near Mirror Lake. 4. They skipped stones by Mirror Lake. =================== Which prepositions should we use?

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How do you pronounce "Stepanek" in Mattie Stepanek?

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1. Hope your wishes all come true. ====================== Is "I" omitted before "Hope" in this sentence? Why is this sentence used without the subject "I"? In which situation is this sentence used?

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1. While I was washing the dishes, he watched TV. 2. While I washed the dishes, he watched TV. --------------- (Which one is right? Are both OK? What is the difference in meaning between the two sentences?) 3. He was playing games when I called him this morning. 4. He played ...

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Homework Help: English Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 9:18am. 1. Tomorrow, we're going to go to hike. 2. Tomorrow, we're going to go hiking. =================== Which one is grammatical? Are both grammatical? Then, what is the differencein meaning?•...

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1. Get off the ship. 2. Get out the ship 3. Get down the ship. 4. Get out of the ship. 5. Get down from the ship. =============== Which ones are the same as Sentence 1? What about the others?

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1. Tomorrow, we're going to go to hike. ============ Does this sentence mean the following sentence? 3. Tomorrow, we're going to go so that we may hike.

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1. Tomorrow, we're going to go to hike. 2. Tomorrow, we're going to go hiking. =================== Which one is grammatical? Are both grammatical? Then, what is the differencein meaning?

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Posted by rfvv on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 4:37pm. Q1: Is Yosemite short for "Yosemite Valley"? Q2: Does Yosemite stand for "Yosemite National Park"?•English - Ms. Sue, Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 4:44pm Usually, Yosemite refers to the national park...

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1. The monster is scary. 2. The monster is scaring. 3. He is scared to meet the guy. ================== Are they all grammatical? Is #1 the same as #2? Which one is popular between 1 and 2?

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1. He said to us, " There are many bears." 2. He told us, " There are many bears." 3. He told us that there are many bears. 4. He told us that there were many bears. ======================== Are they all the same? Which ones are commonly used? Which ones ...

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Q1: Is Yosemite short for "Yosemite Valley"? Q2: Does Yosemite stand for "Yosemite National Park"?

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It's hard to pronounce 'campfire.' How do we have to pronounce 'campfire'? Do we omit the p sound?

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We looked outside and saw a big shadow. We thought that it was bear. We were scared. Then, it turned around. It wasn't a bear..... ===================== What is the meaning of "Then" in the passage? 1. At that time 2. In that case 3. After that 4......

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I now have papers from London to arrest Mr Fogg. ==================== Q1: What is the part of speech of "to arrest Mr Fogg'? Is it an adverbial phrase or an adjective phrase? Q2: Does the sentence above mean #1 or #2 in meaning? 1. I now have papers from London so ...

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Passepartout wants to buy three tickets on the Carnatic(the name of the ship). ================= Does this sentence mean that he wants to buy the tickets on/in the ship? Is the ticket office on the ship? Or does he want to buy three tickets about the Carnatic?

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According to the book "Around the World in Eighty Days," Fogg and Passepartout caught a train for France (in London). Isn't it strange.

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Is "Around the World in Eighty Days" a historical novel? It was written by Jules Verne.

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1. Fogg and Passepartout go to Allahabad by elephant. 2. Fogg and Passepartout go to Allahabad by the elephant. 3. Fogg and Passepartout go to Allahabad on an elephant. 4. Fogg and Passepartout go to Allahabad on the elephant. ============================ Which one is ...

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1. On the train going to Calcutta, she speaks for the first time. 2. On the train which goes to Calcutta, she speaks for the first time. 3. On the train which is going to Calcutta, she speaks for the first time. =================== Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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1. But at the ticket office he learns that it's leaving early - that evening. 2. It leaves tonight - but without Fogg! (It refers to the ship, 'the Carnatic.') ----------------- In each sentence "-" is used. What is the role of the "-" in the ...

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1. It is 20th October. 2. It is October 20th. 3. It is the 20th of October. 4. It is 20th of October. ================ Which one is correct? Do they use only #1 in Britain?

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1. With trains and ships, today's detectives move fast. 2. By trains and ships, today's detectives move fast. 3. By train and ship, today's detectives move fast. ================ I can find Sentence 1 in the book "Around the World in Eighty Days." What ...

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1. Everyone in the boat has to work as a team. 2. Everyone in the boat has to move as a team. =========== Are both the same? Can we use 'move' instead of 'work'?

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The bow and "two" keep the balance of the boat. =================== Wha tis the function or the role of the quotation marks for "two"?

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All the eight rowers face backward, but the cox faces forward. ======================= What is the part of speech of 'backward' and 'forward'? Are they nouns or adverbs?

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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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