Posts by rfvv

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  1. English

    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 ...
  2. English

    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?
  3. English

    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?)
  4. English

    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?
  5. English

    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'?
  6. English

    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'?
  7. English

    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'? ...
  8. English

    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'?
  9. English

    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, ...
  10. English

    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 ...
  11. English

    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 ...
  12. English

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

    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?
  14. English

    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...
  15. English

    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...
  16. English

    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...
  17. English

    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?)
  18. English

    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. ------------------------------- ...
  19. English

    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.
  20. English

    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?
  21. English

    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 ...
  22. English

    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 ...
  23. English

    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?)
  24. English

    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.)
  25. English

    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?
  26. English

    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...
  27. English

    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 ...
  28. English

    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?
  29. English

    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'?
  30. English

    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...
  31. English

    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'?
  32. English

    1. Don't call me names. 2. He is calling me a name. 3. She is calling him names. ------------------------------ Are they all grammatical? Which ones are commonly used? Does 'call somebody names' mean 'speak ill of others'? Why is that? We can see good ...
  33. English

    1. I bought a Samsung. 2. Look at the two Accents. 3. There are two Fords on the street. ---------------------------------- Does 'a Samsung' mean 'a car made by Samsung'? Do 'two Fords' mean two Ford cars? Do 'the two Accents' mean 'the two ...
  34. English

    1. There are two Renoirs on the wall. 2. This/That Renoir looks great. 3. Look at the Renoir on the table. 4. A Renoir is hanging on the wall. ------------------------------------ 1. In each sentence does 'Renoir' mean Renoir's painting? Are they all grammatical? 2...
  35. English

    1. He munched an apple. 2. He munched on an apple. 3. He munched at an apple. (Can we use all the sentences?)
  36. English

    1. The criminal is to be hanged for his crimes. 2. The criminal is going to be hanged for his crimes. 3. The criminal can be hanged for his crimes. --------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
  37. English

    Do you know the website where we can get questions and answers in English about many kinds of subjects for elementary school students?
  38. English

    1. [(Yoga) The Tree Pose] Try to hold it for 30 seconds. Repeat this with your left foot. 2. [(Yoga) The Tree Pose] Try to hold it for 30 seconds. Do this with your left foot. -------------------------------------- #1 is correct one. One used 'Do' instead of '...
  39. English

    1. I added some salt to the mixture. 2. I added a spoon of salt to the mixture. 3. I added a spoonful of salt to the mixture. ----------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Would you check the expressions before 'salt'?
  40. English

    1. I will drink enough water. 2. I will dring water enough. 3. I will eat enough water. ---------------------------------- Are #1 and #2 correct grammatically? What about #3? Can we use 'eat' instead of 'drink'? In a basic grammar test, can we use both #2 and #3?
  41. English

    1. I like your pants. Where did you buy them? 2. I like your pants. Where did you buy these? 3. I like your pants. Where did you buy those? ------------------------ #1 is correct. By the way, can we refer to 'pants' as 'these' or 'those' as in #2 qand #3?
  42. English

    1. Let's get out of here. 2. Let's go out of here. ------------------------------- Do you use only #1? What about #2? Why is #1 used frequently?
  43. English

    Thank you. I corrected errors. 1. I will have taught Spanish for ten years by 2018. 2. I will have taught Spanish for ten years in 2018. (Can we use both prepositions?) 3. Why is he late? He would have overslept. 4. Why is he late? He could have overslept. 5. Why is he late? ...
  44. English

    Thank you. I corrected errors. 1. I will have taught Spanish for ten years by 2018. 2. I will have taught Spanish for ten years in 2018. (Can we use both prepositions?)
  45. English

    1. I will have thought Spanish for ten years by 2018. 2. I will have thought Spanish for ten years in 2018. (Can we use both prepositions?) 3. He will have gone to Rome when you come next month. 4. He will have gone to Rome if you come next month. 5. He will have gone to Rome ...
  46. English

    1. We should arrive before dark. 2. I should have finished the book by Friday. [In the Oxford dictionary, I saw the two sentences. They mean 'guessing.' What is the similar expression for #3 in American English? Would you check the following?] 3. I would have finished...
  47. English

    1. He must have bought the bike. 2. He would have bought the bike. 3. He could have bought the bike. 4. He may have bought the bike. 5. He might have bought the bike. * 6. He will have bought the bike. * 7. He can have bought the bike. ------------------------------------ Do ...
  48. English

    Thank you for your help. 1. He will have gone to Germany this Sunday. 2. He will have gone to Germany by this Monday. (Do you mean both are grammatical?) 3. You will have lost the ring this July. 4. You will have lost the ring by this July. (Are both grammatical?) 5. I shall ...
  49. English

    [corrected] 1. If I had had a lot of money, I would have bought the car. 1-2. As(=Because) I didn't have a lot of money, I didn't buy the car. 2. If I had had a lot of money, I could have bought the car. 2-2. As I didn't have a lot of money, I couldn't buy the ...
  50. English

    1. If I had had a lot of money, I would have bought the car. 1-2. As(=Because) I didn't have a lot of money, I didn't buy the car. 2. If I had had a lot of money, I could have bought the car. 2-2. As I didn't have a lot of money, I couldn't buy the car. 3. If I...
  51. English

    1. He will have finished the work by the time you come. 2. He will have gone to Japan next week. 2-2. He will have gone to Japan by next week. 3. He will have read the book three times if he reads it again. 4. He will have lived in Chicago for ten years next year. 4-2. He will...
  52. English

    Prof. Smith ------------------------------- How do you read 'Prof'? Do we read 'Professor Smith'?
  53. English

    1. It must have been Chris. 2. It would have been Chris. 3. It could have been Chris. 4. It can have been Chrit. ----------------------------- Thank you for your help. Q1. #4 is incorrect. It's ungrammatical. Is that right? Q2. Does # 2 mean a gueesing stronger than #3?
  54. English

    Thank you for your help.
  55. English

    1. You will have met Prof. Smith. 2. You must have met Prof. Smith. ------------------------------------- In a grammar book, it is said that #1 means a guessing in the past, which is weaker than #2. Is that right? Can we use #2?
  56. English

    1. He will be happy. 2. He will have been happy yesterday. 3. He would have been happy yesterday. --------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Is #2 correct? What is the difference between #2 and #3? Does #2 have stronger possibility than #3? Does #3 mean that ...
  57. English

    1. You needn't have called a doctor. 2. You needn't have made a phone call to a doctor. 3. You needen't have gone to the hospital to bring the doctor. ------------------------------ Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Did the person go to the doctor to ask him to come? Or did ...
  58. English

    1. He was late for school. 2. He was late for the school. (What is the difference between them? Does #1 mean that he was late for his school? Does #2 mean that he was later for another school, not his school?) 3. He was lare for class. 4. He was late for the class. (What is ...
  59. English

    1. He must have missed the class yesterday. 2. He must have cut the class yesterday. ---------------------------------------- What is the difference between two sentences? Is 'cut' a worse word than 'missed'?
  60. English

    1. You need have come earlier. 2. You need not have come earlier. (Can we use both sentences?)
  61. English

    [Situation: When the master was out, the dog ran around the house and made the room messy. The master returned in the evening.] 1. He was angry because the dog broke the flowerpots. 2. He was angry because the dog had broken the flowerpots. [Which sentence is grammatical? Can ...
  62. English

    [Situation: When the master was out, the dog ran around the house and made the room messy. The master returned in the evening.] 1. He was angry because the dog broke the flowerpots. 2. He was angry because the dog had broken the flowerpots. [Which sentences is grammatical? Can...
  63. English

    1. He would have opened the door. 2. He would have solved the math problem. 3. He would have met the person. 4. He might have opened the door. ---------------------------------------- From #1 to #3, actually he didn't do that. Right? Does #1 mean #4 sometimes? Is #1 ...
  64. English

    1. Can he have killed his wife? 2. Could hee have killed his wife? 3. He can have killed his wife. 4. He could have killed his wife. --------------------------- Do you use #1? Then, what is the difference between #1 and #2? Don't you use #3 in English speaking countries?
  65. English

    1. I will prefer an aisle seat. 2. I would prefer an aisle seat. 3. I can prefer an aisle seat. 4. I could perfer an aisle seat. 5. I prefer an aisle seat. ----------------------------- Can we use all the expressions? In #1, 'will' is a gessing or possibility, right? ...
  66. English

    1. It will be Chris. 2. It shall be Chris. *3. It will have been Chris. *4. It shall have been Chris. 5. It would have been Chris. 6. It should have been Chris. 7. It can be Chris. *8. It can have been Chris. 9. It could have been Chris. ------------------------------ Does #1 ...
  67. English

    1. Jack must have been late for the school. He got up late. 2. Jack must have been late for school. He got up late. ------------------------------------------- What is the difference between 'school' and 'the school' in the sentences? Does #1 mean he was late...
  68. English

    1. You should wear your uniform to school. 2. You should wear your uniform when you come to school. 3. You should wear your uniform at school. 4. You should wear your uniform when you are at school. 5. You should wear your uniform to your house. 6. You should wear your uniform...
  69. English

    Thank you for your help. I need to post the same questions. 1. You should wear your uniform to school. 2. You should wear your uniform when you come to school. 3. You should wear your uniform at school. 4. You should wear your uniform when you are at school...
  70. English

    1. Julie could have bought the book. 2. Julie might have bought the book. 3. Julie could have bought the book, (but she borrowed it from the library instead.) 4. Julie could buy the book yesterday. 5. Julie was able to buy the book yesterday...
  71. Englih

    1. You could have refused. 2. You could have refused it. -------------------------- Are both grammatical? which one is commonly used?
  72. English

    1. Get the picture. 2. Buy the picture. 3. Bring the picture. 4. Understand the picture. 5. Take the picture. 6. Fetch the pciture. --------------------------- What does #1 mean? According to the context, does #1 mean from #2 to #6?
  73. English

    1. Some people give their pets away. 2. Some people throw their pets away. 3. Some people give their pets to somebody as a gift. ---------------------- What does #1 mean? Does #1 mean #2 or #3?
  74. English

    (At a pet shop) 1. We can't have him in our apartment. (him = a kind of dog) 2. Why don't you get a poodle? ----------------------------------- Q1: In #1, what does 'have' mean? Does it mean 'keep' or 'raise'? Q2: In #2, what does 'get' ...
  75. English

    (Situation: A boy has arrived at school. He is walking in the hallway. He is not wearing a school uniform. A teacher says to him, 'You should always wear your uniform to school.') 1. You should always wear your uniform to school. 2. You should always wear your uniform ...
  76. English

    1. You should turn off the computer and go to bed now. 2. Ten more minutes, please. 3. Give me ten more minutes, please. 4. Wait ten more minutes, please. 5. __________________________ -------------------------------- #2 is the response to #1. Does #2 mean #3 or #4 or ...
  77. English

    1. I am sure that she is intelligent to deal with the matter. 2. I am sure that she is intelligent because she deals with the matter. 3. I am sure that she is intelligent because she dealt with the matter. ------------------------------------------- Does #1 mean #2 or #3? Or ...
  78. English

    1. I am sure that she was angry with him. 2. I am sure she was angry with him. 3. I am certain that she was angry with him. 4. It is sure/certain that he was pleased with the gift. ----------------------------------------- Can we use both 'sure' and 'certain' ...
  79. English

    1. I visited there yesterday. 2. I have been to there. 3. I have been there. 4. I needn't have gone to there. 5. I needn't have gone there. --------------------------------- Are they all grammatical? Can we use 'there' as a noun as in the sentences?
  80. English

    1. He cannot have cleaned his room. 2. It is impossible that he cleaned his room. 3. He could not have cleaned his room. -------------------------- #1 mean #2, right? Then What is the meaning of #3? Would you write another sentences having similar meaning?
  81. English

    1. I could have come in time yesterday. 2. I could come in time yesterday. (What is the difference between them?) 3. I have done it. 4. I could do it. 5. I could have done it. 6. I couldn't do it. 7. I could not have done it. (What is the difference between them? #5 mean I...
  82. English

    1. A: Why hasn't she written to me? 2. B: She could have forgotten your address. 3. She may have forgotten your address. 4. She might have forgotten your address. ------------------------------------------ Does #2 mean that she forgot your address? Or does #2 mean #3 or #4?
  83. English

    1. I had better listen to your advice. 2. I would rather listen to your advice. 3. I had better stay at home than go out. 4. I would rather stay at home than go out. (Which ones are right? Can we use all the expressions?)
  84. English

    1. He could have given me some advice. (Does this sentence mean that he didn't give me some advice?) 2. He cold have told a lie. (Does this sentence mean that he didn't told a lie? Or does #2 mean #3?) 3. He may have told a lie. • English - Writeacher, Tuesday, ...
  85. English

    1. He could have given me some advice. (Does this sentence mean that he didn't give me some advice?) 2. He cold have told a lie. (Does this sentence mean that he didn't told a lie? Or does #2 mean #3?) 3. He may have told a lie.
  86. English

    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 ...
  87. English

    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...
  88. English

    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 ...
  89. English

    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...
  90. English

    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 &#...
  91. English

    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. (...
  92. English

    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 ...
  93. English

    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?
  94. English

    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?
  95. English

    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'?
  96. English

    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?)
  97. English

    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, "...
  98. English

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

    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?
  100. English

    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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