Posts by rfvv

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  1. English

    1. The shop is opposite the bakery. 2. The shop is across from the bakery. 3. The shop is across off the bakery. --------------------- #1 and #2 are okay. How about #3? Can we substitute 'off' for 'from'? Does #2 mean #3?
  2. English

    1. An apple floats on water. 2. A coin sinks in water. 3. An apple floats on the water. 4. A coin sinks in the water. -------------------------- In #1 and in #2, 'water' is in generic use, right? What about in #3 and #4? What is the difference?
  3. English

    1. The violin is more difficult than the piano. 2. A violin is more difficult than a piano. (Does #1 mean #2? Can we use #2?) 3. A child needs plenty of love. 4. The child needs plenty of love. 5. Children need plenty of love. (Are they all the same in meaning, in generic use...
  4. English

    1. An apple floats on water. 2. A coin sinks in water. 3. Banana peels are yellow. 4. The cell phone vibrates. 5, One apple floats on water. 6. One coin sinks in water. 7. Any apple floats on water. 8. Any coin sinks in water. 9. The banana peel is yellow. 10. Cell phones ...
  5. English

    in:1. during a period of time 2. at the end of a period of time ------------------------------------- I found the definition of the preposition 'in' in the dictionary. Does #1 mean 'within'? When we use the use of #2? 3. Just remember to give it back in a week...
  6. English

    posted by rfvv Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:23pm. 1. Yosemite is famous for its natural wonders. 2. We arrived at Yosemite in the afternoon. ===================== In the sentences above, what does "Yosemite" mean? Is it Yosemite Valley or Yosemite National Park? ...
  7. English

    I will check your reading activity with a gun on the screen of this laptop. (A gun is a selecting program on the computer.) When a number shows up on the screen, the student should come up here and read one part aloud. This reading text is divided into 4 parts. Draw your ...
  8. English

    1. We can see a person in the picture. The blues are on/at the background. (Which preposition do we have to use?) 2. By whom was this painting painted? 3. By whom was this picture painted? 4. By whom was this painting drawn? 5. By whom was this drawing drawn? 6. By whom was ...
  9. English

    1. He helped Mother wash the dishes. 2. He helped Mother with the dishes. 3. He helped his brother study math. 4. He helped his brother with math. 5. He helped study math. 6. He helped with math. 7. He helped his brother study math. 8. He helped me study math. 9. He helped ...
  10. English

    1. He helped to organize the party. 2. He helped to arrange the party. 3. He helped to prepare the party. 4. He helped to prepare for the party. -------------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? Which ones are commonly used? 5. He helped organize the party. 6. ...
  11. English

    1. I will hold the door open for you. 2. I will keep the door open for you. 3. I will stay the door open for you. 3. You should hold healthy. 4. You should keep healthy. 5. You should stay healthy. ------------------------------------- Could the verbs, hold, keep, stay be used...
  12. English

    1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into pieces. 2. Skin the potatoes and cut them into pieces. 3. Remove the peel of the oranges. 4. Remove the skin of the oranges. ------------------------------ Can we substitute 'skin' for 'peel'? Are they all grammatical?
  13. music

    What is the difference among the musical instruments? Are they different slightly? 1. pipe 2. flute 3. recorder
  14. English

    1. I have to prepare for earning money in the future. 2. I have to prepare for making money in the future. 3. I have to prepare for geting money in the future. ---------------------------- Are they all the same? Is 'get money' used frequently?
  15. English

    1. He called to her and offered his seat to her. 2. He called out to her and offered his seat to her. 3. He called her and offered his seat to her. --------------------------- Are they all the same in meaning? Which one is commonly used?
  16. English

    1. At nine, the buses will depart for Lorca Beach. 2. At nine, the buses will leave for Lorca Beach. 3. At nine, the buses will set out for Lorca Beach. 4. At nine, the buses will start for Lorca Beach. 5. At nine, the buses will ____ ____ Lorca Beach...
  17. English

    1. The book was discovered in a used bookstore in Chicago. 2. The book was discovered in a secondhand bookstore in Chicago. 3. I found a rare book at a used bookstore. 4. I found a rare book at a secondhand bookstore. ----------------------------- In each sentence, can we use ...
  18. English

    1. Each year, people die from second hand smoke. 2. Each year, people die from second hand smoking. ---------------------------- Which one is okay? Are both expressions acceptable? Which one is commonly used, 'secondhand smoke' or 'secondhand smoking'?
  19. English

    What is the title of this passage? 1. It’s What Color Do You Feel Like? 2. It’s What color do you feel like? 3. It’s "What Color Do You Feel Like?" 4. It’s "What color do you feel like?" -------------------------------------- Which ...
  20. English

    1. Which artist do you like most of the three? 2. Whom do you like most of the three painters? 3. Who do you like best among the three painters? - I like Renoir most. Though he was in pain, he liked to express happiness and hope. ------------------------------------- Are the ...
  21. English

    Do we have to use a singular form or plural form for 'soup'?
  22. English

    1. Some hot soup was made for me by Ann. 2. Some hot soups were made for me by Ann. ------------------------------------- Which one is correct?
  23. English

    1. At this festival, you can enjoy traditional dances, foods, and other activities that show the cultures of migrant workers. ----------------------------------- What is the antecedent of the that clause? 1. other activities 2. traditional dances, foods, and other activities
  24. English

    1. It is supported by many organizations and local Chinese residents and businesses. --------------------------------- What does 'businesses' refer to? Companies or businessmen?
  25. English

    1. We often stay up late playing computer games. 2. We often stay up late while we play computer games. 3. We often stay up late while we are playing computer games. ------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Are they all the same in meaning?
  26. English

    1. A secret tip was told to me by accident. (What does 'tip' mean here, information or advice?) 2. Mrs. Brown sent me this CD player. (Active) 3. This CD player was sent to me by Mrs. Brown.(passive) 4. I was sent this CD player by Mrs. Brown.(passive...
  27. English

    1. Justin will send Susan some picture. 2. Justin will send Susan some pictures. ------------------------------- Is #2 alone grammatical? What about #1? 3. Some boy wants to see you. 4. Some boys want to see you. ----------------------- What about these sentences? Are both okay?
  28. English

    You don't have to go all the way to China to enjoy Chinese culture. (The following is the definition of the word 'all the way.' What is the meaning of 'all the way' in the sentence above?) all the way 1. Fully; totally. He's my brother, so I support him...
  29. English

    1. You can also experience French culture by joining many different events. 2. You can also experience French culture by taking part in many different events. 3. You can also experience French culture by attending many different events. (Thank you. Corrected.)
  30. English

    1. You can also experience French culture by joining many different events. 2. You can also experience French culture by taking part in joining many different events. 3. You can also experience French culture by attending many different events...
  31. English

    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 ...
  32. English

    What is the difference between 'post' and 'upload'? 1. He posted a message to the bulletin board. 2. He posted some photos to the bulletin board. 3. He uploaded a message to the bulletin board. 4. He uploaded some photos to the bulletin board. 5. He posted a ...
  33. English

    [go:x] is the French way?
  34. English

    Do we have the use 'van', not 'Van'?
  35. English

    van Gogh 1.[væn-?óu,-???:x] 2.[-???x,-???f] Which one is similar to the sound of Gogh in the Netherland, where Gogh was born?
  36. English

    1. She seems to be nice. 2. She seems nice. 3. She seems to be a nice person. 4. She seems a nice person. 5. The parcel seems to be a gift for our children. 6. The parcel seems a gift for our children. 7. What seems to be the trouble? 8. What seems the trouble? 9. She seems to...
  37. English

    1. She seems to be nice. 2. She seems nice. 3. She seems to be a nice person. 4. She seems a nice person. 5. The parcel seems to be a gift for out children. 6. The parcel seems a gift for out children. 7. What seems to be the trouble? 8. What seems the trouble? 9. She seems to...
  38. English

    1. I walked to school, feeling embarrassed. 2. I walked to school, and I felt embarrassed. 3. I walked to school, and I was feeling embarrassed. 4. I walked to school, while I felt embarrassed. 5. I walked to school, while I was feeling embarrassed...
  39. English

    1. I called him, but he did not hear me. 2. And a month ago, I needed him and I called him. ------------------------------------------ Does 'I called him' mean 'I made a telephone call to him' or not? Or does it mean the following? "to utter in a loud ...
  40. English

    1. It seems that John is sick. 2. John seems (to be) sick. -------------------- Both are the same. However, do they have any difference in meaning[hidden meaning]?
  41. English

    What do you usually do on Thanksgiving Day? 1. I visit my grandparents'. 2. I visit my grandparents' house. 3. I visit my grandparents' home. 4. I visit my grandparents' apartment. -------------------------------------------- Which one is omitted after "...
  42. English

    Thank you for your help. Then what does #7 mean #8 or #9? 7. What are you going to do for your winter vacation? 8. What are you going to do to prepare for your winter vacation, before the winter vacation? 9. What are you going to do on/duriong your winter vacation?
  43. English

    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. [...
  44. English

    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?
  45. English

    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...
  46. English

    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...
  47. English

    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 ...
  48. English

    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 '...
  49. English

    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...
  50. English

    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? ...
  51. English

    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.
  52. English

    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...
  53. English

    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 ...
  54. English

    [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...
  55. English

    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 '...
  56. English

    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'? ...
  57. art

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

    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 ...
  59. English

    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 ...
  60. English

    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...
  61. English

    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?
  62. English

    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 ...
  63. English

    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?
  64. English

    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?
  65. English

    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?
  66. English

    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...
  67. English

    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?)
  68. English

    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?)
  69. English

    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?)
  70. English

    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 '...
  71. English

    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?)
  72. English

    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 &#...
  73. English

    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? ...
  74. English

    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'?
  75. English

    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?
  76. English

    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...
  77. English

    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 ...
  78. English

    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...
  79. English

    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?
  80. English

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

    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?)
  82. English

    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...
  83. English

    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...
  84. English

    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?
  85. English

    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...
  86. English

    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 ...
  87. English

    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...
  88. English

    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...
  89. English

    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...
  90. English

    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 ...
  91. English

    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?'
  92. English

    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 ...
  93. English

    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?
  94. English

    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?)
  95. English

    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?
  96. English

    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 ...
  97. English

    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?)
  98. English

    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?
  99. English

    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 ...
  100. English

    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?)