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How many hours a day do you play computer games? 1. I play computer games for 1-2 hours. 2. I play computer games 1-2 hours. 3. I play computer games for from 1 to 2 hours. 4. I play computer games from 1 to 2 hours. 5. I play computer games for 1 through 2 hours...

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1. He hid the letter in a drawer. 2. He hided the letter in a drawer. (Can we use both 'hid' and 'hided' as a past tense? Do you use 'hided' as a past tense for the verb hide?)

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1. He is a drunkard. 2. He is a heavy drinker. 3. He is a strong drinker. 4. He drinks like a fish. 5. He is a real soaker. ---------------------------- There are many expressions about a person who drinks too much in the dictionary. Are they all grammatical? Which ones are ...

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1. Drink more than three 300-milliliter bottles of water every day. 2. Drink over 0.5-milliliter of bottles of water a day. 3. Drink three 0.5-ml of bottles of water every day. 4. Drink three one-liter bottles of water a day. (Can we use all the expressions?)

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1. Sleep for more than 7 hours. 2. Sleep more than 7 hours. (Are both OK? Which one is commonly used?) 3. Don't exercise too hard. 4. Don't exercise too much. 5. Don't exercise too often. 6. Don't exercise too long. (Can we use all the expressions?)

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(1) It rains. (2) It is cold. (3) It is growing dark. (4) It seems that there is no end to this. (5) It is unclear why he cut the rope. (6) It snows a lot. (7) It is snowing a lot. ------------------------------ "Rains" and "snows" are impersonal verbs. It ...

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1. I will help him. 2. I shall help him 3. I shall[stressed] help him. -------------------------------- Q1: When 'shall' is stressed, does #3 have stronger volition of the subject? (stronger than #1 in meaning?) Q2: What is the difference between #1 and #2? #1 ...

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1. He will die. 2. He shall die. 3. He will{stressed] die. 3-1. He intends to die. 4. He'll die. --------------------------- Q1: Does #4 mean #1 or #2? Q2: When 'will' is stressed as in #3, does #3 mean #3-1? (the volition of the subject) Q3: Doesn't #4 mean #3...

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1. He didn't even bother to let me know he was coming. 2. He didn't even bother letting me know he was coming. (Can we use both sentences? Do we put 'to-infinitive' and 'gerund' after 'bother?)

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1. I can swim well. 2. I could swim well. ------------------ What is the difference between the two sentences? Is 'could' politer than 'can' in meaning?

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1. Make sure all windows are closed. 2. Make certain all windows are closed. 3. Be certain all windows are closed. 4. Be certain that all windows are closed. 5. Be sure to come here in time. 6. Be certain to come here in time. 7 Make sure you don't smoke in this room. 8. ...

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1. Be sure (that) you arrive at work on time every morning. 2. Make sure (that) you arrive at work on time every morning. 3. Be sure to arrive at work on time every morning. 4. Make sure to arrive at work on time every morning. ------------------ Are they all grammatical and ...

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1. She wrote with a pencil. 2. She wrote in pencil. 3. She is writing a letter in pen. 4. She is writing a letter with a pen. 5. She is writing a letter in a pen. -------------------------------- Are they all grammatical except #5? Why can't we put 'a' or 'an&#...

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1. Keep the window shut. 2. He kept the shop closed. (Are both grammatical? Is 'shut' a past participle meaning 'closed'? Does #2 mean "He hasn't run the shop.") 3. Keep the light burning. 4. I'm sorry to have kept you waiting. 5. They kept ...

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A ballpoint pen, also known as a biro,[1] or ball pen, is a pen that dispenses ink over a metal ball at its point, i.e. over a "ball point". The metal commonly used is steel, brass, or tungsten carbide.[from Wikipedia] -------------------- According to the definition...

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1. We need a house which we can live in. 2. We need a house we can live in. 3. We need a house to live in. 4. We need a house in which we can live. 5. We need a house in which to live. (Are they all grammatical? What about #3 and #5?) 6. We need a house to live. 7. We need a ...

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1. Read the sentences on the page loudly, not in a soft voice. 2. I need you to raise your voice when you read the passage. 3. Would you read the sentences aloud? Don't read them in a quiet voice. 4. Your voice is too low/too soft/too quiet/too small. Will you read the ...

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I need one student to come up here to act out the tree pose. Who can do the tree pose in front of the classmates? OK. Come up here. Be seated on the chair. You should do as you are told. You should folow my directions. Stand up. Raise your right foot and place it against your ...

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1. I want something to write. 2. I want something that I can write. 3. I want something to write on. 4. I want something that I can write on. 5. I want something to write with. 6. I want something that I can write with. (Is each pair the same? Can we use other auxiliaries ...

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The other girls picked on her because of her size. ----------------------------- Q1: Is 'picked' a transitive verb or an intransitive verb? Is 'on' a preposition or an adverb? What is the meaning of 'pick' here? Q2: What other expressions can we use ...

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1. Mom will be downstairs. 2. Mom will be downstairs now. 3. Mom will be downstairs in the afternoon. ------------------------------ In #2, Mom is downstairs, I think. In #3, it tells the future tense. Then, what about #1? Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Does #1 tells the guessing of ...

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1. He built a fire in/on the mountain. 2. He made a fire in/on the mountain. 3. He started a fire in/on the mountain. 4. He lighted a fire in/on the mountain. --------------------------- Can we use all the verbs? Are they the same? What about the prepositions? Can we use both ...

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1. If you do it, you will be successful. 2. If you will do it, you will be successful. (Is #2 grammatical?) 3. If you will[wíl] do it, you will be successful. (What about this one? In the if clause, 'will' is stressed, which indicates the volition of the subject...

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I'm so nervous. 1. I could forget everything. 2. I might forget everything. 3. I can forget everything. 4. I may forget everything. ----------------------- Can we use all the statements? What is the difference among them? Which ones are commonly used? Is #1 the same as #2...

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1. Make sure you write some notes of/about the leson. 2. Make sure you make some notes of the lesson. 3. Make sure you take some notes of the lesson. ------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is better, 'of' or 'about' in Sentence 1...

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1. Watch out for vehicles on the street. 2. Look out for vehicles on the street. 3. Be careful about vehicles on the street. ---------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Can we use other prepositions instead of each prepositions in the sentences?

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Q1: Is a backpack used as a school bag a lot in the USA? Q2: I don't know how to save money. 1. I can help you with that. 2. I can help you with saving money. 3. I can help you save money. (Does #1 mean #2 or #3?)

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1. She is a stewardess with Korean Air. 2. She is a stewardess at Korean Air. 3. She is a stewardess in Korean Air. 4. She is a stewardess for Korean Air. ------------------------------ Can we use other prepositions instead of 'with' as in Sentence 1?

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1. She jumped with joy. 2. She jumped for joy. ------------------- Can we use both 'with' and 'for'? Are they the same in meaning? Which one is used commonly?

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Namaste is a salutation used in India. Do you know the meaning of "namaste' in English? • foreign language - PsyDAG, Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 3:41am From Google: Translated roughly, it means "I bow to the God within you", or "The Spirit within me ...

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1. He will[no accent] die. (simple future tense; "will" indicates natural result, guessing or possibility) 2. He shall die. (the volition of the speaker) = I will kill him. 3. He will[wíl] die. (the volition of the subject) = He intends to die. He wants to die...

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1. He fought with one of them. 2. He fought against one of them. 3. He fought with wild animals lonely. 4. He fought against wild animals lonely. 5. During the war, he fought with his comrades. 6. During the war, he fought against his comrades. ----------------- #1 is #2. #3 ...

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1. Look both ways carefully before you cross the road. 2. Look at both ways carefully before you cross the road. --------------------------- Which one is correct? Do we have to put 'at' after 'look' or not?

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1. Make sure you write some notes. 2. Make sure you should write some notes. 3. Make sure you don't write some notes. 4. Make sure you should not write some notes. -------------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? What about #2 and #4? Are they acceptable?

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1. You will must go hunting. (X) 2. You will have to go hunting. (O) 3. He may can lift the rock.(X) 4. He may be able to lift the rock. (O) 5. She must can solve the math problem. (X) 6. She must be able to solve the math problem. (O) (Are the marks, X's and O's, used...

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Namaste is a salutation used in India. Do you know the meaning of "namaste' in English?

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1. This door won't[wóunt] open. 2. This door won't[no accent] open. 3. She won't[wóunt] open the door. 4. She won't[no accent] open the door. ------------------------- #1 and #3 indicate the refual(volition) of the subject. Is that right? If we do...

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In a written sentence, we cannot know whether it means the volition of the subject or not. In that case how can we distinguish the differene? By context?

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1. You will[wíl] have your own way. 2. He will[wíl] have his own way. -------------------------------- Are the sentences grammatical? Do we have to stress 'will' if we want to express the volition of the subject? If we do not stress 'will', what ...

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1. Make sure you don't build a fire in the forest. Don't cook food in the forest as well. 2. Make sure you don't build a fire in the forest. Don't cook food in the forest,either. ---------------------------- Q1: Is the sentence in #1 an affirmative sentence or ...

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1. Does Tom like pears? 2. No, he doesn't. 3. No, Tom doesn't. 4. Doesn't David like roses? 5. No, he doesn't. 6. No, David doesn't. ------------------------------- Do you mean all the answers are grammatical? Can we use #3 and #6?

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posted by rfvv on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 1:10am. Dona is a female animal...... She doesn't like chocolate. ------------------------------ Does Dona like chocolate? 1. No, she doesn't. 2. No, she doesn't like chocolate. 3. No, she doesn't like. 4. No, it ...

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1. Peanuts grow in the ground. 2. Peanuts grow on the ground. (Which preposition is correct, 'in' or 'on'? Are both okay?)

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Thank you. 5. No, Dona doesn't. What about #5? Can we write 'Dona' instead of 'she'?

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Dona is a female animal...... She doesn't like chocolate. ------------------------------ Does Dona like chocolate? 1. No, she doesn't. 2. No, she doesn't like chocolate. 3. No, she doesn't like. 4. No, it doesn't. (Which ones are correct answers?)

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1. I have seven balls. One is white, another is black, a third is blue, a fourth is green, a fifth is brown, a sixth is pink, and the other is orange. (Is this sentence grammatical and commonly used? 2. I have two balls: One is green and the other is yellow. 3. I have two ...

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posted by rfvv on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 12:18am. 1. I have three balls: one is green, another is blue, and the other is white. 2. I have three balls: one is green, a second is blue, and the third is white. (Are both grammatical?) 3. I have three balls; one is green, ...

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1. I put my many books on the desk. 2. I put many books of mine on the desk. 3. I bought the many books at the book store. 4. I don't have any those books. 5. What those books do you have? 6. What many books do you want? 7. These many books are valuable...

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1. Have a conversation with your friends. 2. Have a communication with your partners. 3. Have a chatting with your partners. 4. Have a talking with your classmates. 5. Have a speaking with your close friends. 6. Converse with your friends on the titles. 7. Communicate with ...

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1. He goes to a concert every other week. 2. He goes to a concert biweekly. 3. He goes to a musical every other month. 4. He goes to a musical bimonthly. 5. She goes to a shop every other day. 6. She goes to a shop bidaily. 7. They have a meeting every other year. 8. They have...

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1. We learned math and science. 2. We learnt math and science. (Which past do we use? Are both okay? Which one is commonly used?) 3. I went there every other week. 4. I went there every second week. 5. I went there every two weeks. (Are the three sentences the same?)

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1. He has four balls. One is white, another is blue, another is green, and the other is yellow. 2. He has four balls. One is white, another is blue, a third is green, and the other is yellow. 3. He has four balls. One is white, another is blue, a third is green, and the fourth...

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1. This is the boy whom I spoke of yesterday. 2. This is the boy of whom I spoke of yesterday. 3. This is the boy who I spoke of yesterday. 4. This is the boy of who I spoke of yesterday. ----------------------- All are correct except #4? Am I right? Why do we use 'who'...

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1. What are the languages (which are) spoken in Canada? 2. Look at the boy who (is running) in the playground.? 3. Did you see the basket (which is) full of apples? 4. I met the boy (who is) out of the classroom. ------------------------ Can we delete the expressions in the ...

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1. You don't need to go there. 2. You need not go there. 3. You don't have to go there. 4. You have not to go there. ---------------------------- They are the same in meaning. However, #4 is not used frequently, right? In British English, is #4 used these days? Where ...

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1. She wants to read the comic book. 2. She wants to read the specific comic book. ------------------------------ Does #1 mean #2? Or is 'the' used in generic use?

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1. The plan was doomed/destined to fail. 2. The plan was doomed/destined to failure. 3. The plan was to fail. ------------------------ Are they all the same in meaing? Does #3 mean #1 or #2?

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1. She had me wash the dishes. 2. I was had to wash the dishes. (X) 3. I was asked to wash the dishes.(O) 4. He bade me come in. 5. I was bidden to come in. (Is #5 correct?) 6. He made me wash the car. 7. I was made to wash the car by him. (In passive sentences, why do we have...

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1. Who wants to recite the reading text? 2. Are there any volunteers that want to recite the two pages? 3. Raise your hands if you want to recite the passage. 4. Who else can recite all the sentences on the two pages? ------------------ Can we use all the sentences? Can you ...

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1. He was sitting on a rock. 2. He was sitting on many rocks. -------------------------------- Was he sitting on a large piece of stone or on small stones? In American English, 'rock' means 'a small stone' or 'a stone of any size'? Is it right? In ...

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"In" can also mean no longer than a particular period of time: 1. Can you finish the job in two weeks? 2. Can you finish the job within two weeks? -------------------------------- The definition is from a dictionary. In this case are both the same? 3. We finished ...

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1. All the girls laughed at Wanda. 2. All the girls kidded Wanda. 3. All the girls pulled Wanda's leg. 4. All the girls made fun of Wanda. ----------------------- Are they all the same in meaning?

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You are in group.(Your seats are in groups.) You need to rearrange your seats. Arrange your seats in 6 rows. We don't have group activities today so I want you to remain quiet. Make your rows straight. Move to the left a little. Will you move to the right a little bit? ...

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1. I read the book in five days. 2. I read the book for five days. --------------------------------- Does #1 mean he finished reading the book from the first page to the last page? Does #2 mean that he read the book for 5 days but not finished reading the book to the last page?

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1. How long did it take for him to read the book? 1-1. He finished reading the book in 5 days. (If this is the answer to the question, #1-1 mean that it took the whold 5 days to read the book. Am I right? In that case, we can not use 'within' instead of 'in.' ...

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Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 9:20pm. 1. He read the book in 5 days. 2. He read the book after 5 days. 3. He read the book within 5 days. -------------------- In a dictionary, I found that 'in' is used as 'within' in American English. Then it&#...

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1. My hobby is chatting in a chat room. 2. My hobby is chatting in chat rooms. ------------------------------ Which one is the better of the two? Do we have to use a singuglar form or a plural form? 3. My favorite food is noodle. 4. My favorite food is noodles. 5. My favorite ...

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Thank you. Then, when it took nearly 5 days to finish reading the book, what expression do we have to use?

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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. -------------------- In a dictionary, I found that 'in' is used as 'within' in American English. Then it's confusing. Does #1 mean #3 in American English? I ...

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1. Write down four friends' names in the name column in the table. 2. You can communicate with others in groups with the five questions on the blackboard. 3. What is her mother asking of her? 4. I'd like you to introduce one of your friends in the table to the ...

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1. I can't do the science project myself. It's too difficult? What does it refer to? #2 or #3? 2. doing the science project myself 3. the science project --------------------------------- 4. I'm going to Tom's house to work on the science project. 5. I'm ...

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1. He grew 25 cm last year. 2. He grew by 25 cm last year. (Is 'by' deleted in Sentence 1? What is the meaning of 'by' here?)

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1. They are very happy. 2. They are on cloud nine. 3. They are walking on air. ------------------------------ Are they all the same in meaning? What is the meaning of 'air' in Sentence 3?

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A: He swims 100 meters in one minute. B: Really? I can’t believe it. A: Me neither. 1. Me, neither. 2. I can't, either. 3. I can't believe it, either. 4. Neither can I. 5. Nor can I. 6. The same to me. ------------------- Can we use those sentences instead of &...

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1. Are you kidding? 2. Are you kidding me? 3. Are you pulling my leg? 4. Are you teasing? 5. Are you teasing me? --------------------------- Are they all grammatical and the same in meaning? Can we use 'legs' in #3? Where can I get to know the origin of 'pull one&#...

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1. The door won't open. 2. She won't open the door. (Does 'won't' mean 'volition' of the subject? Or does each sentence have a simple future tense?) 3. She will open the door. 3-1. She intends to open the door. 3-2. She is going to open the door. (...

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1. He will go to Chicago. 2. He is going to go to Chicago. 3. He shall go to Chicago. 4. I will make him go to Chicago. ---------------------- Does #1 mean #2? Does #3 mean #4?

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1. Don't pull my leg. 2. Don't tease me. 3. Don't kid me. 4. Don't play a trick on me. 5. Don't play tricks/jokes/pranks on me. 6. Don't play a joke on me. 7. Don't play a prank on me. -------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? ...

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1. He took a picture of me. 2. He took one picture of me. 3. He took pictures of me. (Does #1 mean #2? Did he take only one picture of me? Does #3 mean he took several pictures of me?)

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1. Are you planning to go to Australia for your vacation? 2. Are you planning to go to Australia on your vacation? 3. Are you planning to go to Australia for the purpose of your vacation? 4. Are you planning to go to Australia at the time of your vacation...

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The customer wants to buy the product at the market. What can he say? Can we use all the following expressions? Which ones are commonly used? 1. I'll take it. 2. I'll buy it. 3. I'll get it. 4. I'll have it.

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The person stopped reciting the passage for a second....So, I said ________ 1. "Go on." 2. "Go ahead." (Which one is suitable for the blank?)

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1. I want to raise a cat. 2. I want to keep a cat. 3. I want to have a cat. 4. I want to grow a cat. ---------------------- Can we use all the verbs to have the same meaning? Does 'grow' mean 'raise' here?

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1. I need a solid T-shirt. 2. I need a plain T-shirt. 3. I need a solid-color T-shirt. 4. I need a self-color T-shirt. 5. I need a one-color T-shirt. 6. I need a unicolor T-shirt. ---------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which ones are commonly used?

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1. I want to buy a plain bag. (What is a plain bag? Does it mean a bag without patterns?)

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1. I was wondering, what's the best way to travel around Europe? 2. I was wondering what's the best way to travel around Europe. (Which one is gramatical?) 3. Hello? - Hello. It's Mark. - Hi, Mark. How are you? ------------------------------ This is a telephone ...

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Can we use #3? In the past tense, we can use 'after' as in #4? What about #3 in the future tense?

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1. He will come back in five days. 1-2. He will come back at the end of five days. 2. He will come back within five days. 3. He will come back after five days. 4. He came back after five days. -------------------------------- Does #1 mean #1-1? What about #3? I think #4 is right.

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Thank you for your help. Then, what is the difference betwen #4 and #5? Can we use #4, when it took one day for him to read the bok? 4. He read this book in five days. 5. He read this book within five days.

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1. He read this book in a day. 2. He read this book within a day. 3. He read this book at the end of a day. ------------------------------ 'In' means 'within' or 'at the end of' according to a dictionary. Q1: Does #1 mean #2? Q2: When he read the book ...

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1. Give her a big hand. 2. Let's clap for her. 3. Put your hands together for her. (Are they all the same? Do you have some more similar expressions?) 4. Have a conversation with him. 5. Talk with him. 6. Speak with him. 7. Communicate with him. (Can we use all the ...

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W:Hello. May I speak to Mr. Johnson? M: Speaking. 1. Who's calling, please? -------------------------- 2. Who's talking, please? 3. Who's speaking, please? (Can we use #2 and #3 instead of #1 in telephone conversation?)

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A Foreign Service Officer (FSO) is a commissioned member of the United States Foreign Service. --------------------------- Does "the Foreign Service" mean "the Diplomatic Office" or "the US Foreign Ministry?" Are they the same in meaning?

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1. Sure. Here, take a look. 2. It's a picture of rocks, right? 3. Not only rocks, Tom! Look closer. There are eggs. 4. Wow, I can't believe it. --------------------------- Q1: What is the full form of "Not only rocks'? a or b? a. They are not only rocks. b. ...

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How are you doing? I'm fine. I'm okay. I?'m good. I'm great. I'm doing fine. I'm doing okay. I'm doing good. I'm doing great. ---------------------- Are the answers all fine? ============================== How is it going? 1. I'm terrible. 2...

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1. Are there any volunteers who can recite all the sentences on the page? 2. Are there any volunteers that can recite all the sentences on the page? (Are both OK? Do we have to use 'who' or 'that' in the sentences?)

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1. My hobby is watching a musical. 2. My hobby is watching musicals. 3. My hobby is watching a baseball game. 4. My hobby is watching baseball games. --------------------------------- Which ones are commonly used? Do we have to use the singular form or the plural form?

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1. Lunch is on me. 2. I'll buy you lunch. 3. I'll take you out to lunch. ------------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Is 'lunch' in #3 used as a verb? 4. Long time no see. 5. It's been a long time. 6. I haven't seen you in ages. 7. ...

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1. Lunch is on me. 2. What do you mean by "lunch is on me"? 3. I mean I will pay for the lunch. 4. Thanks a lot. I really enjoyed the lunch. Then ice cream is on me. ------------------------ In #3, why is 'the lunch' used? In #4, 'the lunch' is used. ...

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1. The drinks are on the house. 2. Beer is on the house. 3. You meal is on the house. 4. Dinner is on the house. 5. The pie is on the house. --------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Why do you use 'house'? Don't you use 'restaurant'?

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