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do nothing but ~ / be always ~ing

(a) In those days, I did nothing but play TV games from morning till night. (b) In those days, I was always playing TV games from mornin...
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May 30, 2009 05:24
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achieve / attain

"We have to plan for and work for hapiness, or even contentment, if we are to achieve / attain it." Are these two words both...
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May 29, 2009 23:03
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3 questions

[1] Given that someone tells you about his dream.... (1-a) "I awoke to find myself famous." (1-b) "I awoke to become ...
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May 23, 2009 05:27
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healthy/be in good health & matter/thing

1) (1-a) He is said to have been healthy when he was young. (1-b) He is said to have been in good health when he was young. Which is...
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May 22, 2009 02:36
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too ~ to

(a) She spoke too fast for us to understand her. (b) She spoke too fast for us to understand. I've found each sentence in a diffe...
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May 22, 2009 00:32
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be taken ill

I don't know much about this phrase. In what situation do you like to use it?
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May 21, 2009 22:16
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prefer to do / would rather do

Are these two expressions ALWAYS interchangable? If not, could you please give me some examples where they aren't?
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May 21, 2009 20:57
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be to

(1-a) He cannot be trusted. (1-b) He is not able to be trusted. (1-c) He is not to be trusted. (2-a) Not a soul can be seen in the s...
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May 21, 2009 18:23
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unfortunately / the train had just started

"Unfortunately, the train had just started when I arrived at the station." About this sentence, I have some questions. ...
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May 19, 2009 23:04
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the infinitive

(a) Can you tell me when I can meet the person who told you the story? Is it okay to replace the relative clause "who told you th...
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May 18, 2009 22:06
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can / will be able to

(a) Can you tell me when I can meet the person you talked about? (b) Can you tell me when I will be able to meet the person you talked a...
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May 18, 2009 21:49
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get on / take / ride

"I didn't know which bus to get on / take /ride". Can these three expressions fit the situation?? I don't feel &quo...
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May 17, 2009 01:37
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Which word is fit?

"To say such a thing, he must be very / considerably / pretty / rather / quite foolish." Can these five words all used here ...
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May 16, 2009 13:31
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2 Questions

1) "I'm dubious about your chances of success." I can't understand why "chance" is used in the plural for...
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May 15, 2009 11:19
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haven't / have never

Which is natural? a) I haven't heard from my cousin since he moved to Osaka. b) I have never heard from my cousin since he move...
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May 12, 2009 21:41
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while/when

a) Children should be careful not to be drowned in the sea while they are swimming. b) Children should be careful not to be drowned in...
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May 12, 2009 15:43
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for someone to do

"This is the first time for him to visit this place." I think this is not a correct sentence. Am I right? And if so, could...
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May 11, 2009 14:36
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never to / only to

I think that "never to" comes with a comma and "only to" doesn't. Like this: a) She left her husband, never t...
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May 10, 2009 12:30
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not + by anybody / by nobody

a) This situation cannot be changed by anybody. b) This situation can be changed by nobody. Both of these are grammatically correct, ...
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May 9, 2009 03:58
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be concerned with/in

"There was no evidence that he was concerned in any criminal activity." In one of my dictionary, I've found this exampl...
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May 9, 2009 02:44