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try -ing

(a) Many people will find a book more interesting if they read it a second time several years later. (b) Many people will find a book mo...
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Dec 26, 2009 13:16 which-is-natural
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what you think *is* ~

(a) You should always do what you think is the best. (b) You should always do what you think the best. I think that both of these are...
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Dec 26, 2009 05:51 ordinary-phrase relative-pronoun
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Which is natural? ~my sister who lives ... / living ...

(a) My sister who lives in Tokyo gave me a very interesting book. (b) My sister, who lives in Tokyo, gave me a very interesting book. (...
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Dec 25, 2009 23:28 ordinary-phrase
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have something to live for

(a) The key to living long is to have something to live for. (b) The key to living long is to have what makes your life worth living. (...
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Dec 25, 2009 23:13 ordinary-phrase
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her telephone number has ~?

Suppose Miki's telephone number is 550-5000 ... (a) There are three fives in Miki's telephone number. (b) Miki's telephon...
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Dec 25, 2009 23:10
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one / it

(a) I must buy a dictionary, but I don't have any money to buy one. (b) I must buy a dictionary, but I don't have any money to b...
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Dec 25, 2009 23:06 pronoun
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did (pro-verb)

"When you read the same book that you did before, you will find it more interesting." Is this "did" acceptable?
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Dec 25, 2009 00:26 pro-verb
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Which is acceptable? ~than before when~

(a) Not a few people will find the same book that they read more interesting when they read it after several years. (b) Not a few peop...
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Dec 25, 2009 00:23 context comma ordinary-phrase
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in / with

Suppose you are going to take an exam, and the examiner says... (a) You can write the answers in pen or pencil. (b) You can write the...
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Dec 10, 2009 03:08 ordinary-phrase
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wait until...

(A) In case a reader is too immature to understand well what is written in a book, all he can do is to wait until he grows up. (B) In ca...
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Dec 5, 2009 01:51 phrase-selection
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think ~ not / don't think

(a-1) I don't think that Tom is kind. (a-2) I think that Tom is not kind. I know that you prefer (a-1) to (a-2). Then, how about...
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Dec 4, 2009 16:41 phrase-selection
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, when / , and then / , on which

(a) I went to Tokyo on Friday, when I met Satoshi. (b) I went to Tokyo on Friday, and then I met Satoshi. (c) I went to Tokyo on Friday...
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Dec 3, 2009 02:25 ordinary-phrase
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a vs. the 3

(a) If a reader is too immature to understand well what is written in #a# book, the only thing he can do is to wait for himself to grow u...
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Dec 2, 2009 00:34 article