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Reading Question

Of all things, banish the egotism out of your conversation, and never think of entertaining people with your own personal concerns, or pr...
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Sep 4, 2011 22:25
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Explain Your Actions

I asked him to explain his actions. I found this sentence in a dictionary. Can it be used in a situation where the male person did onl...
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Sep 4, 2011 12:20
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Did / Had Done

I'm thinking about "did something" and "had done something" when used with the temporal "by." (14) I...
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Aug 7, 2011 16:33
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Encouragement

I have a question about the preposition by. Are there any correct sentences below? (a) We can encourage each other by music. (b...
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Aug 19, 2010 10:33
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Short Ones

(1) I sometimes found it necessary to work together with some others in order to meet the deadline for homework. (2) Except for Bobby,...
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Aug 1, 2010 20:20
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Speak/ Talk

Parrots can speak but cannot talk. Does this sentence sound natural?
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Apr 27, 2009 21:30
hiralingual

Out There

There seem to be idiots who think they are smart, out there. Could you correct this sentence?
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Apr 19, 2009 22:26
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smell question

Do you think that "smell of something" is different from "smell like something"?
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Apr 19, 2009 19:42
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was wondering

(a)I was wondering if you would take a walk with me. (b)I was wondering if you would like to take a walk with me. Would you expla...
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Apr 19, 2009 16:15
hiralingual

Clean House

One of my dictionaries says that the verb phrase "clean house" means cleaning a whole house. Is this phrase still common?
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Apr 16, 2009 20:45
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need not to??

(a)We need to avoid investing too much money on such a minor project. (b)We need not to invest too much money on such a minor project....
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Apr 16, 2009 20:07
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why don't

I know (a) is a correct sentence. (a)Why don't we go to the Chinese Restaurant? But how about (b)? I don't think it's c...
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Apr 15, 2009 21:51
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in the true sense of the word

(a)He is an excellent person in the true sense of the word. The adjective "excellent" is a single word, so the words "s...
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Apr 14, 2009 23:57
hiralingual

In/ With

(a) I get spooky calls these days. What can I do in this case? (b) I get spooky calls these days. What can I do with this case? I thi...
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Apr 12, 2009 22:30
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Idea(s)

(a)No good ideas occurred to me. (b)No good idea occurred to me. Which do you think is better?
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Apr 12, 2009 21:37
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THIS vs IT

(A)You shouldn't pretend to understand what you actually don't. To be sure, it sometimes happens that what you thought you unders...
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Apr 10, 2009 12:23
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mistakenly

Is it common to say "mistakenly understand," like "I mistakenly understood that the assignment was to write a whole esssay...
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Apr 10, 2009 11:43
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4 writings

(a)We can safely say that those who assume that they have no choice but to borrow a book in order to read it cannot find real pleasure in...
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Apr 9, 2009 18:24
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be married WITH?!

One of my dictionaries says that it is possible to utter the sentence below to mean "He is married and he has three children." ...
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Apr 8, 2009 23:35
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Will??

(a)It should be up to you to decide when you get married and whether you have a child or not. (a)It should be up to you to decide when...
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Apr 7, 2009 18:57