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It snows more

(A) Around here, it snows more in February than in January. (B) It snows more around here in February than in January. (C) It snows...
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Nov 30, 2010 00:54 word-order
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Pass time / pass the time

"Most people like to pass [the] time watching TV at home." I'm not sure whether this "the" is necessary or not...
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Nov 28, 2010 23:05 article
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Practice repeatedly

(A) You can learn most things by just taking your time practicing repeatedly. I suppose (A) is a correct sentence. And I've tried...
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Nov 26, 2010 23:23 how-to-phrase modification
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Children running around

"I cannot possibly keep the kitchen neat and tidy because of our children running around all day." What do you think about t...
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Nov 26, 2010 23:14 how-to-phrase
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The way of thinking

(A) There are fundamental differences in the way of thinking between the Japanese language and the English language. (B) There are fun...
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Nov 20, 2010 01:42 how-to-phrase
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Together / with someone

(A-1) May we go together? (A-2) May we go with you? I suppose these two sentences have different meanings. In (A-1), the person &quo...
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Nov 16, 2010 04:45 word-usage
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Lack of sleep

(A) In order to keep fit, you should be careful to get enough sleep. (B) In order to keep fit, you should be careful not to lack sleep...
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Nov 12, 2010 20:15 word-usage
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To be careful not to overeat / to be careful about overeating

(A) In order to keep fit, you should be careful not to overeat. (B) In order to keep fit, you should be careful about overeating. I...
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Nov 12, 2010 20:04 word-usage
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Whatever jobs you do in the future

"Whatever (1)[jobs/work/business] you (2)[do/are engaged in/engage in] in the future, you should always try to get new knowledge fro...
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Nov 5, 2010 23:24 collocation word-combination how-to-phrase
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Even if I have to line up all night

(A) Even if I have to line up all night, I am determined to buy a reserved seat for that ballet. (B) Even if I have to line up all nig...
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Nov 5, 2010 23:01 tense aspect
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On one's birthday

(A) I gave him a present on his birthday. (B) I gave him a present when it was his birthday. I suppose (A) is much more natural-sound...
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Nov 2, 2010 22:59 which-is-natural