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for [Oxford Dictionary] Having (the thing mentioned) as a reason or cause ‘I'd like to take her somewhere in the US or Europe as a surprise for her birthday.’ for [electronic dictionary] => used to show a reason or cause She gave me a watch for my birthday. [...

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1. We have various plans for winter vacation. 2. We have various plans to prepare for winter vacation. 3. We are going to have various plans on winter vacation. ----------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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Thank you for your help. posted by rfvv yesterday at 5:26pm. 1. This park is the best place to ride a bike. 2. This park is the best place in which we can ride a bike. 3. This park is the best place in order that we can ride a bike. -------------------------------------- Does...

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1. Tell me the reason to break the window. 1-2. Tell me the reason to have broken the window. 2. Tell me the reason for which you broke the window. 3. Tell me the reason for which to break the window. -------------------------------------------- Are #2 and #3 the same as #1 or...

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1. Find the way to do it 2. Find the way in which you can do it 3. Find the way in which to do it. (Can we use all the expressions? Are they the same?) 4. Give me the money to buy food. 5. Give me the money with which you may buy food. 6. Give me the money with which to buy ...

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1. This park is the best place to ride a bike. 2. This park is the best place in which we can ride a bike. 3. This park is the best place in order that we can ride a bike. -------------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Does 'to ride a bike' modify '...

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1. What are you going to do for your winter vacation? 2. I'm planning to go on a trip to Thailand with my family. 3. What are you going to do on your winter vacation? 4. What are you going to do during your winter vacation? -------------------------------------------- Does...

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1. It seems that he is pale. 2. He seems to be pale. ------------------------- Q1: In Sentence 1, what is the part of speech of 'that he is pale'? Is it a subject complement? Or is it a noun clause, which is a real subject? Q2: What is the role of 'It' in #1? ...

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1. It seems that there is a book in the box. 2. There "seems" to be a book in the box. 3. It seems that there are many books in the box. 4. There "seem" to be many books in the box.

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1. It seems that there is a book in the box. 2. There "seems" to be a book in the box. 3. It seems that there are many books in the box. 4. There "seem" to be many box in the box. --------------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Look at the...

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1. He bought Jane a present. 2. Jane was bought a present. 3. A present was bought for Jane. According to Longman English grammar (which was published long ago, about 30 years ago.), #1 can be changed into #2. What about at present? Is this rule changed or not? When the verb ...

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[From Cambridge English] Have got and have mean the same. Have got is more informal. I’ve got a terrible pain in my back. I have a terrible pain in my back. (more formal) ------------------------------------ Question: What about in American English? In American English...

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1. He wrote a letter with a pen. 2. He wrote a letter in a pen. 3. He wrote a letter in pen. 4. He was writing a letter in pencil/in fountain pen/ in a ball-point pen. (Is #2 incorrect? Why is that? Is #4 all correct? Do we have to delete 'a' or'an' after '...

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posted by rfvv today at 4:26pm. posted by rfvv Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 3:31pm. The blues in Picasso's painting seem to communicate his sadness. It makes me a little sad, too. ---------------------------------- Q1: Do we have to use the plural form 'blues'? ...

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What is the difference between 'violet' and 'purple'? Are they the same colors or are they different in colors?

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1. In Renoir painting, we can see warm colors such as orange and yellow. 2. In Renoir painting, we can see warm colors like orange and yellow. 3. In Renoir painting, we can see warm colors for example orange and yellow. 4. In Renoir painting, we can see warm colors, for ...

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1. The blues in the painting seem to communicate his sadness. It makes me a little sad, too. 2. The blues in the painting seem to communicate his sadness, and it makes me a little sad, too. 3. The blues in the painting seem to communicate his sadness, which makes me a little ...

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posted by rfvv Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 3:31pm. The blues in Picasso's painting seem to communicate his sadness. It makes me a little sad, too. ---------------------------------- Q1: Do we have to use the plural form 'blues'? Q2: What does 'It' refer...

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1. She looked depressed[blue,down]. 2. She looked up/high. 3. She looked lively. ------------------------------- Can #2 and #3 be the opposite of #1? Do you have some other expressions which are opposite of #1?

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1. Artists show feeling and ideas with colors. 2. Painters show feeling and ideas with colors. 3. Drawers show feeling and ideas with colors. ------------------------- Does 'artists' mean 'painters' or 'drawers'? Can musicians such as guitarists or ...

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Thank you for your help. 5. I've got the blues. 6. I feel like the blues. What about #6? It seems that the blues mean melancholy or depression. #5 is correct. What about #6?

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1. I feel blue. 2. I feel gloomy. 3. I feel like the color blue. 4. I feel like blue. ------------------ #1 means #2, doesn't it? What about #3 and #4? Do they mean #1 or #2?

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1. The copier is out of paper. 2. The copy machine is out of paper. 3. The photocopier is out of paper. 4. The copying machine is out of paper. ------------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Is #4 correct?

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1. He tried to climb the tree. 2. He tried climbing the tree. 3. He wanted to climb the tree,so he did his best, but he couldn't climb the tree. 4. He climbed the tree to check whether he could stand on the thick branches to pick fruit...

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1. The chance that he will win the game is slim. 2. The possibility that he will win the game is slim. 3. The fact that he died is unbelievable. (thank you for your help. Isn't the that clause an appositive clause?)

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1. He had a chance to study in high school again. 2. He had a chance that he could study in high school again. (Is the 'that clause' in apposition with 'a chance' in Sentence 2? what about in #1?)

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1. He observed the thief open the lock of the door. 2. He observed that the thief opened the lock of the door. (does #1 mean #2?) 3. He observed the thief opening the lock of the door. 4. He observed that the thief was opening the lock of the door. (Does #3 mean #4?)

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1. Depending on their social class, they did different kinds of work. 2. According to their social class, they did different kinds of work. 3. Based on their social class, they did different kinds of work. --------------------------------------- What is the meaning of '...

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1. He admitted breaking the window. 2. He admitted having broken the window. 3. He broke the window before, and he admitted it later. (Does #1 mean #2? Are they the same in meaning? Do #1 and #2 mean #3?)

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1. He didn't bother to let me know the fact. 2. He didn't bother letting me know the fact. (Are both grammatical?) 3. Why didn't you bother to care for the boy? 4. Why didn't you bother caring for the boy? (Are both grammatical? Can we use 'to do' or &#...

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Look at those people on TV. They are all red. Oh, my gosh! - Are they hurt? No. They are having fun. It's a tomato festival. ---------------------------- In this dialogue, what does 'It' refer to? Is it Situation it, which doesn't refer to any specific thing? ...

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1. We have to discuss gender discrimination. 2. In French the adjective must agree with the noun in number and gender. ................ In each sentence, can we use 'sex' instead of 'gender'?

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1. Where is the concert? 2. Where is the concert held? 3. Where does the concert take place? --------------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning?

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posted by rfvv Monday, May 2, 2016 at 5:16pm. William became famous and had a chance to study in high school again. ------------------------- In this sentence, what is the role of "to....." in "a chance to..."? I mean the relationship between 'a chance...

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Without the greenhouse effect, the Earth's average temperature would be around -18 or -19 degrees Celsius. ---------------------------------- How do you read -18 or -19? 1. minus eighteen or minus nineteen 2. negative eighteen or negative nineteen Are both Okay? Which one ...

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1. I am calling instead of Mr. Frank. 2. I am calling in place of Mr. Frank. 3. I'm calling on behalf of Mr. Frank. 4. I'm calling in lieu of Mr. Frank. ----------------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which ones are commonly used? Do you have some...

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1. In Sunflowers, van Gogh seems to show happiness. 2. In Sunflowers, it seems that van Gogh shows happiness. 3. It seems that van Gogh shows happiness in Sunflowers. -------------------- Which one is similar to #1, #2 or #3? Can #1 be changed into #2 or #3?

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1. Are they hurt? 2. They are hurt. 3. None of the passengers were badly hurt. ------------------------ Is 'hurt' used as an adjective?

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1. Oh, my gosh! 2. Oh, my goodness! 3. Oh, my God! 4. _________________ (Are they the same in meaning? Do you have some other similar expressions?)

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1. He brought me a book. 2. I was brought a book by him. 3. A book was brought to me by him. 4. A book was brought me by him. -------------------------- Is #4 better than #3? Is #2 right? In a book, it is right. In another book, the verb bring can't be used that way as in...

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1. While he is poor, he is very happy. 2. Although he is poor, he is very happy. 3. Though he is poor, he is very happy. (Are the three the same in meaning?) 4. He is friendly, while his brother is unfriendly. 5. He is friendly, but his brother is unfriendly. 6. He is friendly...

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1. While I was playing the piano, I was singing a song. 2. While I was playing the piano, I sang a song. 3. While I played the piano, I sang a song. 4. While I played the piano, I was singing a song. -------------------- Can we use all the sentences? Which ones are commonly used?

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1. While he extended his hand, he smiled brightly. 2. While he was extending his hand, he was smiling brightly. (Are both okay?) 3. When he extended his hand, he smiled brightly. 4. When he was extending his hand, he was smiling brightly. (Can we use 'when' instead of...

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Thank you for your help. One more question about the verb send goes as follows. 1. He sent me a book. [active] 2. I was sent a book by him.[passive] 3. A book was sent (to) me by him.[passive] ---------------------- #3 is grammatical. It has no problem. What about #2? Is it ...

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1. He found me the key. 2. I was found the key by him. 3. The key was found for me by him. 4. The key was found me by him. ------------------ Is #2 grammatical? Is #4 grammatical without 'for'? 5. He left me a big house. 6. I was left a big house by him. 7. A big house...

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1. He read a book to me. 2. He read a book for me. 3. He wrote a letter to me. 4. He wrote a letter for me. 5. He sang a song to me. 6. He sang a song for me. 7. He passed a book to me. 8. He passed a book for me. 9. He gave a pen to me. 10. He gave a pen for me. 11. He played...

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1. He sold me a bookmark. (active) 2. I was sold a bookmark by him. (passive) 3. A bookmark was sold to me by him. (passive) 4. A bookmark was sold me by him. (passive) ------------------------------------ Is #2 grammatical? What about #3 or #4? Can we use #4? 5. He ordered me...

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The blues in Picasso's painting seem to communicate his sadness. It makes me a little sad, too. ---------------------------------- Q1: Do we have to use the plural form 'blues'? Q2: What does 'It' refer to in the second sentence? Does it refer to 'The ...

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Thank you for your help. When the boy is not sick and just came to visit his grandpa, can we say,'The boy is in the hospital?'

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1. The boy is in the hospital. 2. The boy is in hospital. 3. The boy is playing in the hospital. 4. The boy is hospitalized for illness. 5. The boy came to the hospital to visit his grandfather. He is playing with his brother near his grandpa. 6. He is at the hospital. 7. He ...

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4. What color do you feel like? 5. I feel like the color blue. 6. I feel like blue. 7. I feel blue ------------------- What other expressions can we use which are similar to #1? Can we naswer like #5,6,or 7?

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When we use cool colors such as green, blue, and purple, we can show calm or sad feelings. For example, I feel blue. In this case, can we ask "What color do you feel like?' - I feel blue.(Is this the right answer?)

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1. What color do you feel like? 2. I feel like the color red. 3. I feel like red. -------------------------------- Q1: Can we answer the question #1 like #2 or #3? Q2: Would you paraphrase #1 to clarify the meaning?

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It is said that we should use 'while' for 'age' or 'periods of life.' What are periods of life? Would you name 'periods of life'? 1. When I was 15, I went to Chicago. 2. While I was 15, I went to Chicago. (Is #2 wrong?) 3. When I was in middle ...

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1. He called me when I was in bed. 2. He called me while I was in bed. (Are both grammatical? Then what is the slight difference in meaning between the two sentences?)

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1. The voice recorder is made in Japan. 2. The voice recorder is made from Japan. 3. The voice recorder is made by Japan. ----------------------------- Which preposition should we use here?

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1. The table is made of stone. 2. The table is made out of stone. 3. The table is made from stone. (Which one is correct?) 4. Paper is made of wood. 5. Paper is made out of wood. 6. Paper is made from wood. (What about these sentences? Which one is grammatical? And would you ...

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1. He made the robot happily. (Does 'happily' modify the verb 'made'?) 2. He made the pressure cooker repaired by the repairman. 3. He made the repairman repair the pressure cooker. (Are both grammatical and have the same meaning?)

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1. He likes warm colors such as red and yellow. 2. He likes warm colors for example red and yellow. 3. He likes warm colors, for example red and yellow. ------------------------ Which one is similar to #1? Do we have to put a comma before 'for example'?

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1. While I was walking on the sidewalk, I was playing a game on my smartphone. 2. When I was walking on the sidewalk, I was playing a game on my smartphone. (Is #2 grammatical?) 3. While I walked on the sidewalk, I played a game on my smartphone. 4. When I walked on the ...

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posted by rfvv yesterday at 5:17pm. posted by rfvv today at 8:58am. 1. You need not have done it. 2. You need have done it. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical? • Engish - Writeacher today at 9:05am 1 is okay, but 2 is not. 2 could be ...

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1. There is a telephone booth around the corner. 2. There is a telephone box around the corner. (Can we use 'box'? Are both okay?)

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posted by rfvv today at 8:58am. 1. You need not have done it. 2. You need have done it. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical? • Engish - Writeacher today at 9:05am 1 is okay, but 2 is not. 2 could be rephrased like this ~~> You need to have done it. 1 ...

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1. She is on the phone, so call back later. 2. She is on the line, so call back later. 3. She is on another phone, so call back later. 4. She is on another line, so call back later. ----------------------- Are they all grammatical?

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1. You need not have done it. 2. You need have done it. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical?

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posted by rfvv Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 2:06am. 1. I'll get you Mr. Smith. 2. I'll put you through to Mr. Smith. 3. I'll connect you to Mr. smith. 4. I'll transfer your call to Mr. Smith. (Are they grammatical and similar in meaning?) • English - ...

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A: Hello? May I speak to Julia? B: One moment, please. I'll get her. ------------------------------ What is the meaning of 'I'll get her'? (Which one is similar to #1? What is the original meaning of 'get' in #1 here?) 1. I'll get her. 2. I'll ...

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1. I'll get you Mr. Smith. 2. I'll put you through to Mr. Smith. 3. I'll connect you to Mr. smith. 4. I'll transfer your call to Mr. Smith. (Are they grammatical and similar in meaning?)

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1. You can reach him at 010-9234-5678. 2. You can contact him at 010-9234-5678. 3. You can get in touch with him at 010-9234-5678. 4. You can call him him at 010-9234-5678. 5. You can dial him at 010-9234-5678. (Are they all the same and grammatical? Which one is not ...

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1. Would you put me through to Mr. Brown? 2. Would you connect me to Mr. Brown. (In a telephone conversation, are both the same? Which one is commonly used?) 3. I'll put you through to the Service Department. 4. I'll put you through to the Service Department. (In a ...

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1. I feel like Italian food. 2. I want to eat Italian food. 3. I desire to eat Italian food. -------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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1. I feel like a toy. 2. I want to have a toy. 3. I want to take a toy. 4. I want to buy a toy. (What does #1 mean?) 5. I feel like as it I am a princess. ( Is this one correct?)

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1. I feel like a princess. 2. I feel like a millionaire. 3. I feel like a cup of coffee. 4. I feel like going to a movie. 5. I feel like I am a millionaire. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical?

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1. I went to a movie. 2. I went to see a movie. 3. I went to watch a movie. 4. I went to watch the movies. --------------------------- Can we use 'watch' instead of 'see'?

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Who's calling, plese. - This is Emily. I'll call back later. 1. I'll call again later. ---------------------------------- Can we use 'call again' instead of 'call back'?

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1. He called me while I was in bed. 2. he called me while I was sleeping. ---------------------------- Does #1 mean #2? What is the meaning of 'in bed'? 3. in bed: beneath the covers of a bed (This is the definition of 'in bed.') What is 'bed cover'? ...

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1. He called me while I was in bed. 2. he called me while I was sleeping. ---------------------------- Does #1 mean #2? What is the meaning of 'in bed'?

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1. While he was playing the guitar, Tom entered the room. 2. While he played the guitar, Tom entered the room. 3. While he was playing the guitar, Tom was entering the room. (Are they all correct? What is the difference between #2 and #3?) 4. When he was playing the guitar, ...

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1. When I play soccer, I am excited. 2. When I am sad, I listen to music. 3. When I play the piano, I am happy. 4. While I play soccer, I am excited. 5. While I am sad, I listen to music. 6. While I play the piano, I am happy. --------------------------- I corrected the two ...

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1. When I play soccer, I am excited. 2. When I sad, I listen to music. 3. When I play the piano, I am happy. 4. While I play soccer, I am excited. 5. While I sad, I listen to music. 6. While I play the piano, I am happy. --------------------------------------- Are they all ...

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1. Who's calling, please? 2. Who's speaking, please? 3. Who's this, please? .................................. In a telephone conversation, are all correct? The same?

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1. Do you mind if I use the bathroom? 2. Would you mind if I use the bathroom? 3. Would you mind if I used the bathroom? ----------------------------------- Which one is correct, #2 or #3? Use or used, should we use?

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1. Mind the bag in my absence. 2. Mind the bag while I am away. 3. Mind the bag when I am away. 4. You should mind the bag in my absence. 5. Did you mind the bag in my absence? ------------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Are they all grammatical? Can we use...

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1. Mind your own business. 2. Be careful of/about your own business. 3. Take care of your own business. ---------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? 4. Do you mind if I open the window? 5. Do you feel annoyed if I open the window? 6. Do you opposed to me if I open the window...

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posted by rfvv today at 3:34am. 1. Will you mind the baby? 2. Will you care for the baby? (Are both the same?) 3. Mind that step. 4. Be careful of that step. 5. Pay attention to that step. (Are they the same?) • 6. Don't mind me. 7. Don't fell distracted about me...

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1. Will you mind the baby? 2. Will you care for the baby? (Are both the same?) 3. Mind that step. 4. Be careful of that step. 5. Pay attention to that step. (Are they the same?) 6. Don't mind me. 7. Don't fell distracted about me. (Are both the same in meaning?)

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1. He went to a teacher training center to learn Python. 2. He went to a teachers training center to learn Python. 3. He went to a teacher's training center to learn Python. 4. He went to a teachers' training center to learn Python. ------------------------------- ...

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1. I like playing billiards on a pocketless table. 2. I like playing four-ball billiards on a pocketless table with four balls. 3. I like playing three-ball billiards on a pocketless table with three balls.

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1. I like playing billiards on a pocketless table. 2. I like playing four-ball billiards with a pocketless table. 3. I like playing three-ball billiards on a pocketless table. ------------------------------ Does #1 mean either #2 or #3?

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1. The taxi fare was too high. 2. The taxi fare was too expensive. (Which one is right in this case?) 3. After I went through the entry procedure, I could go anywhere in the city. (Is this sentence right? Do you have other expressions?) 4. Later I had to hand that one to an ...

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1. He tried to express his anger through his paintings. 2. He tried to express his anger with his paintings. 3. He tried to express his anger by his paintings. 4. He tried to express his anger _______ his paintings. -------------------------------------- What prepositions can ...

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1. Place the book upside down on the desk. 2. Place the book face down on the desk. 3. He placed the cup upside down on the table. 4. He placed the cup face down on the table. (Can we use both expressions together? Is each pair the same in meaning?)

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1. After breakfast, we went to Mirror Lake. 2. After breakfast, we went to Lake Mirror. 3. That is Lake Ontario. 4. That is Ontario Lake. (Which one is correct? Can we use both expressions? Please check the word order.)

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1. May I speak to Tom, please? 2. May I speak with Tom, please? ------------------------------- Can we us both 'to' and 'with' in a telephone conversation? Are they interchangable? The same?

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1. How can I move money from my bank account to his? 2. He has moved to Harvard. 3. He took the streetcar and moved to the bus. 4. How can I move transfer from my bank account to his? 5. He has transferred to Harvard. 6. He took the streetcar and transferred to the bus...

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1. When I entered the room, she was playing the piano. 1-1. When I entered the room, she played the piano. 1-2. As soon as I entered the room, she was playing the piano. 2. While I entered the room, she was playing the piano. 3. I entered the room while she was playing the ...

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1. Why don't you sit here, pretending to study? 2. Why don't you sit here, and pretend to study? 3. Why don't you sit here, while you are pretending to study? ------------------------------ Are they all the same in meaning?

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And, perhaps, the "yee hah!" of the odd overexcited rider. --------------------------------- What is the meaning of 'yee hah.' Hah (or Ha) is an interjection showing surprise of joy. Then what about 'yee'? Do people use 'yee hah'?

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1. On the one hand, he is very kind. On the other hand, he is very poor. 2. On the one hand he is very kind, but on the other hand he is very poor. 3. On the one hand, he is very kind, but on the other hand, he is very poor. 4. On the one hand, he is very kind. However, on the...

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1. Don't speak ill of/about others. 2. Don't speak badly of/about others. 3. Don't speak evil of/about others. ------------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Can we use both 'of' and 'about'?

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