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2 Questions

1) "ride a train" "ride on a train" "get on a train" Is the first expression ok if you show your inte...
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Apr 30, 2009 02:28
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○"new to" ×"new for"

"It's been only a month since I moved here, so everything is still new TO me." "It's been only a month since I...
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Apr 27, 2009 23:21 preposition
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the phrase in a song of Namie Amuro

Have you ever listened to "WILD" sung by Namie Amuro? It's very cool tune!! And I'm interested in a phrase appearin...
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Apr 24, 2009 05:51
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the abbreviation of "for"

1) "I have been in Japan (for) five years." 2) "I have been studying English (for) five years." 3) "I have...
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Apr 24, 2009 01:40
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Additional questions

In my journal on April 21, I've got some answers that the following sentences all convey the same meaning. ("Everything is s...
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Apr 23, 2009 21:23
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the perfect tense & "for more than a year"

"I have been studying English for more than a year." About this sentence, I have two questions. Question1: About the fi...
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Apr 22, 2009 01:32
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Do these sentences all convey what is meant?

Suppose a person who has moved to a new place says one of the following sentences... "Everything is still new to me." &quo...
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Apr 21, 2009 14:33 expression-variety
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About "something smells fishy"(April 3)

On April 3, I asked whether the phrase "something smells fishy" is ordinary or not. Mr. Ben told me that it's 「オヤジのフレーズ...
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Apr 19, 2009 02:18 ordinary-phrase
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the tense in "as soon as..."

"As soon as he began to observe her, he laid aside his work." "As soon as he had begun to observe her, he laid aside his ...
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Apr 17, 2009 08:16 tense
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3 short questions [14][15][16]

Question1: "How many years is it since ...?" "How many years have passed since ...?" I think the first sentenc...
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Apr 17, 2009 04:37
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"It snows..."[12] about a preposition[13]

Excuse me, please let me ask you these two questions! Question1: "It snows hard in winter." "It snows a lot in wi...
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Apr 16, 2009 15:21 weather preposition
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"It is said that..." [10][11]

About the phrase "It is said that...", I have two questions. Question1: "It is said that he is honest." &qu...
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Apr 16, 2009 03:35
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2 Questions [8][9]

Question1: "He is dying." "He is going to die." What is the difference between the two sentences? It is my un...
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Apr 14, 2009 05:10 article progressive-form
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Question [7] ~from an article on Newsweek

I've come across this sentence on an article on Newsweek. "Japan's public has been furious over North Korea's nuclear...
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Apr 11, 2009 06:13 newsweek
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Question [6]

"speak ill of (somebody)" "speak evil of (sb)" "complain of (sb)" "call (sb) names" What is...
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Apr 10, 2009 01:10
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[4]"Something smells fishy[wrong].", [5]"keep" or "remain"

[4] If you want to say you're feeling something doubtful, is this phrase common for telling it? "Something smells fishy [wro...
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Apr 3, 2009 01:57 question keep smell remain