Posts by rfvv

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  1. English

    Thank you. 1. Did you see the "Amazing Dancer" last night? [Why is 'the' used here? Is 'Amazing Dancer' a play or a movie?]
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    1. Did you see the "Amazing Dancer" last night? [Why is the quotation mark used? Is "Amazing Dancer" a title of a show?]
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    posted by rfvv yesterday at 9:45pm. 1. There weren't any seats in the KTX. 2. There weren't any seats on the KTX. ------------------------------------- Do we have to use 'in' or 'on' in this sentence? [The KTX is a train which goes faster.] 3. He was ...
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    1. He is the student of our school. 2. He is the only student of our school. [Does #1 mean #2? Does #1 mean that there is only one student in our school?] 3. They are some students of our school. 4. They are students of our school. [Does #3 mean #4? Are both used commonly?]
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    When I am talking with my close friend, can I say as follows? (My family members liked it. It is not concerned with my friends.) 1. My family liked it. 2. Our family liked it. 3. Our families liked it. [#1 seems to be right. What about #2? Is #2 grammatically correct? How ...
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    1. In learning a foreign language, it is necessary to advance step by step. 2. When we learn a foreign language, it is necessary to advance step by step. 3. When you learn a foreign language, it is necessary to advance step by step. 4. When they learn a foreign language, it is...
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    1. Will you have some coffee? 2. Will you have any coffee? 3. Would you like to drink some juice? 4. Would you like to drink any juice? ----------------------------------- We use #1 and #3? What about #2 and #4? Can we use 'any' in these sentences? Or, is 'any'...
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    1. He had dinner with his family. 2. He had a light dinner today. 3. He had a heavy dinner today. 4. He had a good dinner today. ------------------------------- In #1, we do not use an article before 'dinner.' What about the others? Why do we have to put 'a' ...
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    1. There weren't any seats in the KTX. 2. There weren't any seats on the KTX. ------------------------------------- Do we have to use 'in' or 'on' in this sentence? [The KTX is a train which goes faster.]
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    English posted by rfvv Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8:58pm. The frog brew and brew. "Pop!" At last he died because ______________ 1. he blew himself up too much. 2. he tried to make his belly bigger and bigger. 3. because he wanted to get bigger than the ox. 4. he ...
  11. English

    1. My mom made pizza. My family liked it. 2. My mom made pizza. My family liked one. 3. My mom made pizza. My family liked the pizza which my mom had made. 4. My mom made pizza. My family liked the pizza which my mom made.
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    1. My mom made pizza. My fmily liked it. 2. My mom made pizza. My fmily liked one. 3. My mom made pizza. My fmily liked the pizza which my mom had made. 4. My mom made pizza. My fmily liked the pizza which my mom made. ------------------------------------ Does #1 mean #3? Can ...
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    1. Did you find the bag? -Yes, it was on your bed. 2. Where is that pen? - It is under the bed. 3. Did you see my pencil case? - Yes, it was next to the bookcase. ------------------------------------- It refers to 'the bag,' 'that pen,' and 'my pencil case...
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    posted by rfvv Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 8:44am. ---------------------------------------What does 1)it refer to? Does 1) it refer to 'the musical pipe'? Or is 1) it "Situation It"? Good! Now, hold the musical pipe and blow across each straw. - 1)It's...
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    1. He is principal of our school. 2. He is the principal of our school. 3. He was appointed principal of our school. 4. He was appointed the principal of our school. [Which ones are right? Do we have to use 'the' or not'?]
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    Thank you. What about the verb 'goes'? Is it possible, too? 3. It's because light goes slower through water than through air.
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    Thank you for your help. What about 'in water' instead of 'through water'?
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    Why does the pencil look bent in the water? 1. It's because light travels slower through water than through air. 2. It's because the light travels slower through the water than through the air. 3. It's because light goes slower through water than through air. 4. It...
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    1. The earth goes around the sun. 2. The Earth goes around the Sun.
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    1. The sun goes around the earth. 2. The Sun goes around the Earth. [Do we have to capitalize 'sun' and 'earth'? Which one is commonly used?]
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    1. I got into the room and found each boy was playing with a toy. I took him out. [Can 'him' refer to 'each boy'? ] 2. Blow across each straw. Can you understand how it makes a sound? [Can 'it' refer to 'each straw?] 3. He had to repair each desk. ...
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    1. I like apples. 2. I like an apple. 3. I like the apple. 4. I like one apple. --------------------- In #1, the word 'apples' is in generic use. What about #2? Does #2 mean #4? Or an apple in #2 is a generic noun? In #3, the apple means the specific apple, doesn't...
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    There is a straw. I want to make a sound by blowing hard. Can we use the expressions? 1. Blow the straw to make a sound. 2. Blow across the straw to make a sound. 3. Blow into the straw to make a sound. 4. Blow on the straw to make a sound. 5. Blow over the straw to make a ...
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    [With some straws, she is making a musical pipe.] 1. When you blow across the top of "a)the straw", the air vibrates inside "b)the straw" and makes a sound. --------------------------------------- a)the straw b)the straw Are they the specific straw or in ...
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    1. Come and see me. 2. Come to see me. 3. Come see me. [We use these patterns in imperative sentences. What about the following sentences? Can we use the following sentences as well?] 4. Let's go and take a look. 5. Let's go to take a look. 6. Let's go take a look...
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    1. Can you sink an orange? 2. Can you sink one orange? 3. Can you sink any orange? [Does #1 mean only #2? What about #3? Can #1 mean #3?] 4. Can you sink oranges? [In this sentence, is 'oranges' a generic noun? Or do oranges mean some oranges?] 5. Can you sink the ...
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    Good! Now, hold the musical pipe and blow across each straw. - 1)It's cool. How does 2)it make a sound? ---------------------------------------What does 1)it refer to? Does 1) it refer to 'the musical pipe'? Or is 1) it "Situation It"? What does 2)it ...
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    1. A dog is a faithful animal. 2. A dog is one faithful animal. 3. A dog is any faithful animal. 4. A dog is every faithful animal. 5. A faithful animal is a dog. 6. One faithful animal is a dog. 7. One faithful animal is one dog. 8. One faithful animal is any dog. 9. Any ...
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    1. Do the shorter straws in the musical pipe make a higher sound than the longer ones? [Does 'the shorter straws' mean all the shorter straws as in #2?] 2. They are the professors at/of our university. ['the professors' mean 'all the professors.']
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    1. How does the musical pipe make a sound? 2. How does the musical pipe make sounds? 3. How does the musical pipe make the sound? -------------------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? What is the difference between 'a sound' and 'sounds'? Does ...
  31. English

    1. He is taller than I. 2. He is taller than I am. [Is #2 more polite than #1?]
  32. English

    I appreciate your help. There is a sentence related to a generic noun. 1. The peeled orange weighs a lot for its size. [Is 'the peeled orange' in generic use? Or is it the specific peeled orange? There is a water container, and the peeled orange is sinking in the water...
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    1. The sun is much brighter than the star. ------------------------------------- Is the star in generic use? Or does the star refer to the specific star? In my opinion, some stars are brighter than the sun, aren't they?
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    1. He is a student of our school. 2. He is the student of our school. 3. He is the only student of our school. ................................ #1 is correct. What about #2? Does #2 mean #3? Does #2 mean there is only one student at our school?
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    posted by rfvv yesterday at 6:06pm. [With some straws, she is making a musical pipe.] 1. When you blow across the top of "a)the straw", the air vibrates inside "b)the straw" and makes a sound. --------------------------------------- a)the straw b)the straw ...
  36. English

    1. Peel the potatoes and cut them in pieces. 2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into pieces. 3. Peel the potatoes and cut them in three pieces. 4. Peel the potatoes and cut them into three pieces. ........................... Are they all grammatical? Do we have to use 'in&#...
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    1. I'd like you to meet my family. 2. This is my dad, mom and little brother. 3. This is my dad, my mom and my little brother. 4. This is my dad. This is my mom. And this is my little brother. 5. These are my dad, mom and little brother. 6. These are my dad, my mom and my ...
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    [With some straws, she is making a musical pipe.] 1. When you blow across the top of "a)the straw", the air vibrates inside "b)the straw" and makes a sound. --------------------------------------- a)the straw b)the straw Are they the specific straw or in ...
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    [There is a big water container for the experiment. We can see an orange floating on the water.] The air pockets make "a)the orange" lighter than the water, so it floats. How , then, can you sink "b)the orange"? ...It sinks because "c)the orange" ...
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    1. I love you as much as John does. 2. I love you much. John loves you much. Both of us love you so much. 3. I love you. John loves you as well. We both love you. The degree or the amount of love is only the same. It doesn't mean that we love you so much...
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    1. I'd like you to meet my family. This is my dad, mom and little brother. 2. I'd like you to meet my family. These are my dad, mom and little brother. ----------------------------------- Do we have to use 'This is' or 'These are' in this case?
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    1. They are the students of our school. 2. They are all the students of our school. [Is #1 the same as #2?] 3. They are students of our school. 4. They are some of the students of our school. [Is #3 the same as #4? In #3 'the' is missing. We can see 'the' in #1...
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    Thank you. 1. A dog is a faithful animal. 2. The dog is a faithful animal. 3. Dogs are faithful animals. [Do you mean all the following expressions are in generic use in the sentences?] 1. A dog 2. The dog 3. Dogs 4. a faithful animal 5. faithful animals
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    1. A dog is a faithful animal. 2. The dog is a faithful animal. 3. Dogs are faithful animals. 4. A dog is the faithful animal 5. The dog is the faithful animal. --------------------------------- I have changes some sentences a little. Can we us all the sentences? Are the ...
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    1. She still isn’t ready. 2. She still is not ready. 3. She is still not ready. 4. I still don't like chestnuts. 5. I still can't remember them. 6. I still do not like chestnuts. ----------------------------- This question is about the word order of 'still.&#...
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    The frog blew himself up too much because he wanted to look bigger than the ox. Am I bigger than him? No, you are still smaller than him. ------------------------------- In the last sentence, what is the meaning of 'still'? Is still the same as 'much, or 'far&#...
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    1. He is a doctor of this hospital. 2. He is the doctor of this hospital. 3. He is the only doctor of this hospital. [Does #2 mean #3? Is #2 logical? I think #1 is a common expression. Is that right?] 4. She is the principal of this school. 5. She is a principal of this school...
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    Thank you.
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    1. A clever animal is made use of by people. 2. The clever animal is made use of by people. 3. Clever animals are made use of by people. ----------------------------------- Thank you for your help. I made three sentences using the sturctures A + noun, The + noun, and a plural ...
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    1. Can you sink an orange? [Does 'an orange' mean one orange or is 'an orange' in generic use?] 2. The orange is floating. [Does 'The orange' mean the specific orange or is 'the orange' in generic use?] 3. It's because there are many air ...
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    The frog blew himself up too much because he wanted to look bigger than the ox. Am I bigger than him? No, you are still smaller than him. ------------------------------- In the last sentence, what is the meaning of 'still'? Is still the same as 'much, or 'far&#...
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    1. The CN Tower is newer than the Empire State Building. 2. The CN Tower is younger than the Empire State Building. 3. The Empire State Building is older than the CN Tower. [Which ones are grammatical?]
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    The frog blew and blew. "Pop!" At last he died because ______________ 1. he blew himself up too much. 2. he tried to make his belly bigger and bigger. 3. because he wanted to get bigger than the ox. 4. he puffed himself up too much. 5. his belly burst. 6. he wanted ...
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    The frog brew and brew. "Pop!" At last he died because ______________ 1. he blew himself up too much. 2. he tried to make his belly bigger and bigger. 3. because he wanted to get bigger than the ox. 4. he puffed himself up too much. 5. his belly burst. 6. he wanted ...
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    posted by rfvv yesterday at 9:59pm. 1. A dolphin is a clever animal. ---------------------------------- In this sentence, 'A dolphin' is in generic use. How about 'a clever animal'? Is it in generic use? Does 'a' mean 'one' in 'a clever ...
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    1. A dolphin is a clever animal. ---------------------------------- In this sentence, 'A dolphin' is in generic use. How about 'a clever animal'? Is it in generic use? Does 'a' mean 'one' in 'a clever animal'?
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    1. He saw some horses on the farm. 2. He was on the farm and saw some horses there. 3. He was not on the farm. He was a little far away from the farm. He was able to see some horses which are on the farm. -------------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? If 'on...
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    1. He was late because he missed the bus. [In this sentence, what does 'the bus' mean? Does the bus mean the specific bus? The school bus which his schoool has, or the Number 12 bus which he usualy takes when he comes to school? Or is 'the bus in generic use?]
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    1. We have two groups. One is a Chinese group and the other is a Japanese group. 2. We have two groups. One group is from China, and the other group is from Japan. 3. We have two groups. One is for young people, and the other is for old people. 4. We have two groups. One group...
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    1. The water in the glass is fresh. 2. The water of the glass is fresh. [which preposition should we use?] 3. He is swimming in the water. 4. He is swimming in the river. 5. He is swimming in the sea. 6. He is swimming in the lake. 7. He is swimming in water. [Does #3 mean #4...
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    1. A coin sinks in water. 2. A coin sinks in the water. 3. A coin sinks in the water of the glass. 4. A coin sinks in the sea [water]. 5. A coin sinks in the river [water]. ------------------------------------- [What about my explanation about 'water' and 'the ...
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    1. I want to learn whom to drive to the place. 2. I want to learn whom I should drive to the place. 3. We want you to drive us to the restaurant. 4. I don't know whom to drive to the restaurant. 5. I don't know whom I should drive to the restaurant...
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    1. Remove the poster from the wall. 2. Remove the poster off the wall. 3. Remove the poster out of the wall. ---------------------------------- Which preposition do people use frequently? #3 is not right?
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    1. A coin sinks in water. 2. The coin sinks in water. 3. Coins sink in water. 4. Any coin sinks in water. 5. All coins sink in water. ------------------------------- Thank you for your help. One more similar question. Are the sentences all in generic use? Does #2 sentence mean...
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    Are they grammatical? Correct errors, please. In the sentences, is the subject 'the cell phone' a specific phone and not in generic use?
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    1. The cell phone vibrates when somebody calls me. 2. The cell phone vibrates when someone calls me at the phone. 3. The cell phone vibrates when a text message comes/arrives. 4. The cell phone vibrates when a text message is sent to the phone. 5. The cell phone vibrates when ...
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    Thank you. Are they all in generic use?
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    1. A cell phone is a useful device. 2. The cell phone is a useful device. 3. Cell phones are useful devices. ------------------------------ Are they all in generic use? Is #2 in generic use here?
  69. English

    1. Tom is one year older than John, 2. Tom is twice older than John. 3. Tom is twice as old as John. 4. Tom is a little older than John. 5. Tom is two years older than John. 6. Tom is older than John by two years. 7. Tom is much older than John. 8. Tom is _________________...
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    7. He destroyed many Japanese ships. 8. He blew up many Japanese ships with guns. 9. He sank many Japanese ships. 10. He had his men sank many Japanese ships by using guns/with guns. [Are they okay?]
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    1. I like Admiral Yi Sunsin because he protected our country from Japanese. 2. I like Admiral Yi Sunsin because he saved our country from the Japanese invasion. 3. I like Admiral Yi Sunsin because he fought against the Japanese navy and protected our country. 4. I like Admiral...
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    1. I like King Sejong because he made the Korean alphabet, Hangeul. 2. I like King Sejong because he created the Korean alphabet, Hangeul. 3. I like King Sejong because he invented the Korean alphabet, Hangeul. [I used three kinds of verbs. Which one is suitable for the ...
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    1. The cell phone vibrates. 2. The specific cell phone (I showed you before) vibrates. 3. Any cell phone vibrates. 4. The cell phone is vibrating. [Does #1 mean #2 or #3? In #4, the specific phone is vibrating. So, no problem. However, all cell phones do not have the vibration...
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    1. An apple floats on water. 2. The apple floats on water. 3. Apples float on water. -------------------------------- Are they all in generic use? Are they all mean #4? Does 'the apple' in #2 mean 'the specific apple'? 4. Any apple floats on water.
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    1. He is unhappier than Tom. 2. He is more unhappy than Tom. 3. Your room is untidier than mine. 4. your room is more untidy than mine. [What about these sentences? Which sentences are grammatical?]
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    1. People are friendlier in the country than in the city. 2. People are more friendly in the country than in the city. ---------------------------------- In the dictionary, the comparative of 'friendly' is 'friendlier.' What about #2? Can we use 'more ...
  77. English

    1. My boyfriend is the nicest guy in the world. 2. My boyfriend is the nicest man in the world. [What is the difference between 'guy' and 'man'? Does each have hidden different meaning?]
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    Thank you. You mean #1 is #3, not #4 or 5?
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    1. He got three times as much money as I. 2. He has got three times as much money as I. 3. He has three times as much money as I. 4. He made three times as much money as I. 5. He earned three times as much money as I. [What does #1 mean among the other four sentences?]
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    1. I have as many books as you. 2. I have as many books as you do. 3. I have as many books as you have. 4. I have as many books as you have books. 5. I have as many books as you have them. 6. I have many books. You have many books. => I have as many books as you have. [I ...
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    1. I have as many books as you. 2. I have as much money as you. 3. I have more books than you. 4. I have more money than you. [Are they all grammatical?] 5. I have as few books as you. 6. I have as little money as you. 7. I have less books than you. 8. I have less money than ...
  82. English

    1. I don't play computer games much. 2. I don't play computer games a lot. 3. I don't play computer games as much as I used to. 4. I don't play computer games as much as I used to do. 5. I don't play computer games as much as I used to play computer games. ...
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    5. She can run as fast as he can run fast. 6. She can run fast. He can run fast. => She can run as fast as he can run fast. [Thank you for your help. What about these ones?]
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    1. She can run as fast as him. 2. She can run as fast as he. 3. She can run as fast as he can. 4. She can run as fast as he can run. -------------------- Are they all grammatical? Can we use all of them?
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    He peeled the orange. The orange is sinking. It's because the orange is denser than the water. Then, what is the suitable expression for the blank below? 1. The water is ____ than the orange.
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    1. He is an animator. 2. He is an animation maker. (Can we use #2? are both the same? Do you have another name for 'animator'?)
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    1. He is not as old as me. (Is 'as' before 'me' a preposition or a conjunction?) 2. He is not as old as I. 3. He is not as old as I am. (Is 'as' before 'I' or 'I am' a conjunction?)
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    1. take a rest/ have a rest 2. take a nap / have a nap 3. take a walk / have a walk 4. take a trip / have a trip 5. take a shower / have a shower 6. take a sleep / have a sleep 7. take a talk / have a talk 8. I take a chat with my friends / I have a chat with my friends...
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    1. take a rest/ have a rest 2. take a nap / have a nap 3. take a walk / have a walk 4. take a trip / have a trip 5. take a shower / have a shower 6. take a sleep / have a sleep ---------------------------------- Are both the same? Is 'take' interchangable with '...
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    1. Place the handout face down on the desk. 2. Face down your handout on the desk. 3. Face your handout down on the desk. 4. ______________________________. ------------------------------------------------ Are they all grammatical and the same? What other expressions can we use?
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    1. I like my father because he gives me a lot of allowance. 2. I like my father because he gives me a lot of allowances. 3. I like my father because he gives me a lot of pocket moneys. 4. I like my father because he gives me a lot of pocket money. ----------------------- #3 ...
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    1. I don't know who to hire. 2. I don't know whom to hire. 3. I don't know who I should hire. 4. I don't know whom I should hire. ---------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Do we have to use 'who' or 'whom'? Which one is ...
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    1. I want to learn what car to drive. 2. I want to learn which car to drive. 3. I want to learn how to drive a car. 4. I want to learn that I can drive a car. 5. I want to learn who to drive. 6. I want to learn whom to drive. ---------------------------------- Which ones are ...
  94. English

    In the Netherlands, do they use #2 and #3?
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    1. Van Gogh devoted himself to painting pictures, 2. van Gogh devoted himself to painting pictures, 3. Do you know about van Gogh? 4. Do you know about Van Gogh?
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    1. Van Gogh devoted himself to painting pictures, 2. van Gogh devoted himself to painting pictures, 3. Do you know about van Gogh. 4. Do you know about Van Gogh. ------------------------------------------ Do we have to capitalize 'van'? Which expressions are correct?
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    1. You have to go to the 'print room' to bring the handouts. You have to distribute them to the people. 2. You have to go to the 'printing room' to bring the handouts. You have to distribute them to the people. (Which expressions do we have to use, 'print ...
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    posted by rfvv Monday, November 28, 2016 at 3:29pm. Posted by rfvv on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:17pm. Oh Lordy, how my heart grows weary, far from the old folks at home. --------------------------------- This is a sentence in the song "Swanee River. Q1: " What ...
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    1. Will you make your voice higher than usual? 2. I want you to make your voice loud so that the others can hear you clearly. 3. Can you make your voice clear and loud? 4. Can't you read the sentences out loud? 5. You need to read the part as loudly as possible. 6. Why don...
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    1. Make your voice louder. Your voice is too soft. 2. Make your voice high. 3. Make your voice up. 4. ______________________ 5. Speak up. They can't hear you clearly. 6. Raise your voice in reading the text. I can't hear you clearly...