Posts by rfvv

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1. The pet dog broke the plant. 2. The pet dog picked the plant. 3. the pet dog cut the plant with her teeth. 4. The pet dog cut the plant. 5. The pet dog felled the plant. --------------------------------- Can we use all the verbs in the sentences? Which verbs are commonly ...

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Somebody is knowcking on the door. The person inside said,'Who is it?' 1. It's me, Tom. 2. This is me, Tom. 3. I'm me, Tom. 4. That's me, Tom. 5. It's me. 6. That's me. 7. This is me. ------------------------- In the situation, which expressions can...

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1. I will take him home with me. (him=a dog) 2. I have no money with me. 3. She lives with her parents. 4. I will take him home. ---------------------------- Q1: What is the difference between #1 and #4? Q2: what is the meaning of 'with' in #1? Is 'with' in #1 ...

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Thank you for your help. 1. I buy organic foods because they taste a lot better. 2. I buy spicy foods because they taste a lot better. 3. I buy _______ foods because they taste a lot better. ---------------------------- Is 'organic' the best word for the blank as in #3...

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1. There you go, you put the bad-mouth on others. 2. There you go again, you put the bad-mouth on others. 3. There you go. You're always forgetting things. 4. There you go again. You're always forgetting things. ------------------------------------ Do we have to use &#...

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1. There you go, you put the bad-mouth on others. 2. There you go again, you put the bad-mouth on others. (Are both the same in meaning? Which one is common?) 3. There you go. You're always forgetting things. 4. There you go again. You're always forgetting things. (...

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1. The boy ran around the house. 2. He broke the plants. -------------------------------- Q1: In #1, did he run around the house outside? Did he run outside, running around the house? Or did he run inside the house, making the living room or the kitchen messy? Q2: Is #2 ...

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Tom has a paper, but his brother has two papers. -------------------------- Is the use of 'paper' correct? Is the sentence above correct in terms of grammar?

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1. Take it easy. 2. Make yourself at home. 3. Make yourself comfortable. 4. Calm down. ------------------------- What is the meaning of #1? Does #1 mean #2, #3, or #4?

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1. He keeps abandoned dogs. 2. He keeps missing dogs. 3. He keeps stray dogs. 4. He keeps deserted dogs. ------------------------ #1, #2, and #3 seem to be the same. What about #4? Do you use 'deserted dogs'?

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Someone is knocking on/at the door. Inside, we say, 'Who is it?' Can't we use, 'Who are you?' Is it rude to say, 'Who are you? (Can we use both prepositions, on and at here? Are both have the same meaning? what about the next question?)

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The pet dog found his master. He said to the master,"It' me." (In a catroon) 1. It's me. 2. This is me. 3. I'm me. 4. That's me. (Can the pet use only #1? What about the other expressions?) -------------------------------------- The master said, "...

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4. You should have come earlier. 5. I'm sorry you didn't come earlier. (Doesn't #4 mean #5?)

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1. He should have thought more carefully. 2. He regrets that he didn't think more carefully. 3. I regret that he didn't think more carefully. ------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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1. I would not do so, it I were you. 2. I would not do so if I were you. (Are both okay? Do we have to delete the 'comma' in #1? 3. He could come earlier. 4. He could come earlier if he were not busy. (Does #3 mean #4?) 4. He could have come earlier. 5. He could have ...

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1. He may have stolen the money. 2. He might have stolen the money. 3. He can have stolen the money. 4. He could have stolen the money. ------------------------------------ Is #3 ungrammatical? Are #2 and #4 the same in meaning? They both have slight or uncertain possibility. ...

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1. He cannot have told a lie. 2. It is impossible that he told a lie. (#1 mean #2. Right?) 3. He could not have told a lie. (What about #3? What is the difference between #1 and #3? What is the meaning of #3?)

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1. Anybody can make mistakes. 2. We can go to the concert. 3. We could go to the concert. ------------------------------ In a grammar book, it is said that 'can' in #1 is used as theoretical possiblilty' Is that right? In #3, 'could' is used as 'present...

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1. He is master of the situation. 2. He is the master of the situation. ........ In dictionaries, I could see #1, not #2. Can't we use 'the' before 'master' here? 3. I met Father on the street. 4. I met father on the street. 5. I like Master very much. 6. I...

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1. He is far the best boy in his class. 2. He is by far the best boy in his class. 3. He is far and away the best boy in his class. ............ Are they all grammatical?

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1. He is a good deal stronger than Sam. 2. He is lots stronger than Sam. 3. He is far and away stronger than Sam. ............................... Are they all grammatical?

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1. I can forget everything. 2. I could forget everything. 3. It can happen again. 4. It could happen again. ---------------------------- Which ones have slight possibility? Which ones have strong possibility?

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I called you several times, but you didn't answer me. Where were you? I was at home, listening to music. ------------------------------------ [In this situdation, can we use both sentences? Are both the same in meaing? Which one is commonly used?] 1. I was home, listening ...

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1. He saw most of the boys. 2. He saw most of his boys. 3. He saw most of these boys. 4. He saw most of some boys. 5. He saw most of ____ boys. ------------------------------------ Q1: Are the sentences all grammatical? What about #4? Can we use #4? Q2: What other words can be...

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The dog's master worked in the workplace. Later he came back home. He saw his dog. He said, "I'm home." -------------------------------- Can we use 'I'm at home.' in this situation? What is the difference between them?

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1. He played me the violin. 2. He played the violin to me. 3. He played the violin for me. [Can we use both #2 and #3? Otherwise, is #2 alone correct? Not #3?] 4. He played me a record. 5. He played a record for me. 6. He played a record to me. [Can we use #5 and #6? Otherwise...

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1. He played her a trick. 2. He played a trick on her. 3. He made fun of her. 4. He deceived her. 5. He lied to her. ---------------------------- Are both #1 and #2 the same? Does #1 mean #3 or #4(5)?

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1. He spared me a rooom. 2. He spared a room for me. (Are both the same?) 3. She prepared us a lecture. 4. She prepared a lecture for us. (Are both the same? Can we use Sentence 3?)

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1. I have difficulty/trouble in remembering names. 2. I have difficulty/trouble when I remember names. 3. I have ______ remembering names. (Are both the same and interchangable? Can we delete 'in'? Do you have some other words which can be put in the blank as in #3?)

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1. I have difficulty/trouble in remembering names. 2. 1. I have difficulty/trouble when I remember names. (Are both the same and interchangable?)

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1. He was surprised she came at all. 2. He was surprised she came after all. 3. He was surprised she came anyway. 4. He was surprised she came any how. 5. He was surprised she came at any rate. 6. He was surprised she came at all events. -------------------------- Does #1 mean...

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The dog has almost gone blind. He said, 'It's strange. These days you look blurry.' (You refers to the dog's master.) ------------------------------ What does 'it' refer to in 'It's strange'? Does it refer to 'situation'?

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1. He passed the bakery and met one of his friends. 2. He passed a stream and became wet. 3. He passed a stream and found a bakery. --------------------------- In #2, he passed through a stream. What about in #3? Did he pass through a stream or not? Did he walk by a stream and...

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1. They moved in yesterday. 2. They moved out the day before yesterday. 3. They moved into yesterday. 4. They moved in the apartment yesterday evening. 5. They moved into the apartment yesterday evening. -------------------------- Are they all grammatical except Sentence 3? 6...

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1. She is fond of scuba diving. 2. She likes scuba diving. 3. She is afraid of snakes. 4. She fears snakes. 5. She is aware of the fact. 6. She knows the fact. (Is each pair the same in meaning? Do you have some more expressions which have the same structure, 'be adjective...

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1. My dog spends most of the time at home. 2. My dog spends most time at home. (Are both the same?) 3. He got married to Susan in 2007. 4. He was married to Susan in 2007. (Are both the same? Does #4 mean 'action' or 'state'?)

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1. Help me, please? 2. Will you help me, please? 3. Help me, please. ------------------------- Does #1 mean #2? Because of the question mark, #1 is different from #3, right?

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1. Let's hit the road. 2. Let's hit the trail. 3. Let's hit the ______. -------------------------- Is #2 used frequently? Can we use other nouns in the blank in #3, which have the same meaning as #1 or #2?

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1. He is wearing wrinkle-free trousers. 2. He is wearing wrinklefree trousers. ------------------------ Are both okay? Do we have to use the hyphen?

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1. May I help you to some more vegetables? 2. May I give you some more vegetables? (Are both the same in meaning? Do you use #1 frequently?) 3. Help yourself to the cake. 4. Give yourself the cake. (What about this pair? Does #4 mean #3?)

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1. Swim once a month. 2. Have a swim once a month. 3. Take a swim once a month. ------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Do we have to put 'have' or 'take' before 'a swim'? 4. Exercise regularly. 5. Have exercise once a month. 6. Take ...

Physical Education
1. In soccer or football, what is the name for the midfielder? Is he a center midfielder or a central midfielder? I mean the two players in the middle.

Physical Education
What does 'fullback' mean in soccer/or football? Are a sweeper and a stopper 'fullbacks'? What about a left back and a right back in the 4-4-2 formation? Aren't they fullbacks? Are there only two fullback or four fullbacks in the 4-4-2 formation?

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1. He isn't the man to *desert* me. (What other verbs can we use instead of 'desert'? 2. The new coach is teaching students in a calm manner. 3. The new coach is teaching students in a calm way. 4. The new coach is teaching students calmly. (Are the three sentences...

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1. Did you finally move into your new apartment? 2. Did you finally move in your new apartment? (Can we use both 'in' and 'into' in the sentence? Which one is common?) 3. What about dinner at/in my place? 4. What about having dinner at/in my place? (Are both ...

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1. I can eat a horse. 2. I could eat a horse. ---------------------- Which one has stronger possibility between two sentences? The difference between 'can' and 'could'

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1. He didn't bother to let me know where she lived. 2. He didn't bother letting me know where she lived. ----------------------------- Are both OK? Do we use both a to infinitive and a gerund after 'bother'?

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1. I like swimming in the river. 2. I like to swim in the river. ------------------------------ Are both the same in meaning? 3. I like swimming in the river. 4. I like to swim in the river now. (#3 means 'generally I like swimming in the river.' #4 means 'I want ...

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1. She admitted that she had made a mistake. 2. She admitted making a mistake. ----------------------- Are both the same in meaning?

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1. He shall do the work. 2. I will make him do the work. 3. I want him to do the work. --------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?

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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?

Foreign language
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...

foreign language
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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