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may well

(a-1) It is natural that you should think so. (a-2) You may well think so. I think these two (the subject is "you") are und...
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Nov 27, 2009 23:49 combination
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vacation

(a) I climbed Mt.Fuji during the vacation. (b) I climbed Mt.Fuji during my vacation. (c) I climbed Mt.Fuji during vacation. (d) I clim...
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Nov 26, 2009 00:01 ordinary-phrase
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not to do

(a) I hurried in order not to be late for school. (b) I hurried so as not to be late for school. (c) I hurried not to be late for schoo...
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Nov 25, 2009 23:53 ordinary-phrase
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comma / who is my friend

Suppose in your letter you are going to write about your friend, Aya, whom the person you write to doesn't know. In this situation...
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Nov 20, 2009 03:36
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the same ... as/that 2

(a-1) I have the same watch as you have [as yours]. (a-2) I have the same watch that you have. (b-1) This is the same watch as I lost...
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Nov 14, 2009 06:21 phrase-selection nuance
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Question about a short sentence

"What will you do when you come across a word whose meaning you don't know?" Is this sentence correct? What I'm a...
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Nov 14, 2009 01:17 tense
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the usage of "before"

(a) This is a house where I once lived. (b) This is a house where I used to live. (c) This is a house where I lived before. I think ...
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Nov 13, 2009 16:45 usage
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the same ... as/that

I read in a grammar book that "the same ... that" is used when the thing is exactly the same one, and "the same ... as&quo...
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Nov 11, 2009 23:22 usage nuance phrase-selection
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one sort or another

(1) There are few people who don't enjoy music of one sort or another. Suppose you hear this sentence. Do you take it as (2)? ...
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Nov 11, 2009 23:17 nuance
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Questions about a short sentece pt.5

(0) Driving a car is most dangerous when you are drunk. Would you answer my questions about (0)? (1) the position of "when...
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Nov 10, 2009 23:48 position ordinary-phrase article
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Questions about a short sentece pt.4

(0) The harder you practice the guitar, the more interesting you will find playing it. Regarding this sentence, would you answer thes...
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Nov 10, 2009 23:41 ordinary-phrase
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Questions about a short sentence pt.3

"It goes without saying that the most important thing in the modern Olymic Games is not to win but to take part in them." Wo...
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Nov 7, 2009 07:43 position phrase-selection
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Questions about a short sentence pt.2

"I had hardly realized how great a part of my life my wife had occupied until she left me never to return. Even now, there is no day...
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Nov 7, 2009 07:05 number ordinary-phrase
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Questions about a short sentence pt.1

"I had hardly realized how great a part of my life my wife had occupied until she left me never to return. Even now, there is no day...
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Nov 6, 2009 04:22 phrase-selection tense
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the last person

(a) Tom is a very gentle man. He would be the last person to criticize others. (b) Tom is a very gentle man. He is the last person that ...
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Nov 4, 2009 17:08 form
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others / someone

(a) Tom is a very gentle man. He would be the last person to criticize others. (b) Tom is a very gentle man. He would be the last person...
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Nov 4, 2009 17:03 phrase-selection