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To Seem ...

(A) The girl came with a woman who seemed to be her mother. (B) The girl came with a woman who seemed her mother. (C) The girl came wit...
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Dec 26, 2011 16:32 verb-selection
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To Put On / To Wear 2

I know the difference between them, that is, "to put on" refers to the action, and "to wear" the state. However, I&...
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Dec 26, 2011 11:13 verb-selection
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I Don't Think So / I Think Not

(A) "Will he get well soon?" "I don't think so." (B) "Will he get well soon?" "I think not."...
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Dec 26, 2011 08:39 phrase-selection
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Day / Date

(A) The day when I visited my old friend is November 23. (B) The date when I visited my old friend is November 23. I think (A) is co...
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Dec 25, 2011 19:24 noun-selection
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To Climb into a Postbox

I found this phrase in a book. Here I quote a passage around it. "One afternoon my neighbor's two children were playing hide...
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Dec 25, 2011 12:46 verb-phrase-selection
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One / That

I'm interested in the usage of the pronoun "that / those". For example, I think (A) is a correct sentence. (A) The po...
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Dec 24, 2011 17:15 pronoun-selection
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To Knock At / On

I'm interested in the difference between "to knock at" and "to knock on", and I've found this example in one...
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Dec 24, 2011 13:23 verb-phrase-selection
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Thinking For Oneself

Some English-Japanese dictionaries don't distinguish between "for oneself" and one of the usages of "by oneself" ...
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Dec 21, 2011 13:07 reflexive-usage
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Looking for the Watch

(A) "What is he doing?" "He is looking for the watch he lost." (B) "What is he doing?" "He is looking...
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Dec 20, 2011 11:57 perfective-meaning
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A Man Selling Food

(A) "Who did you talk to?" "I talked to the man selling food." (B) "Who did you talk to?" "I talked t...
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Dec 20, 2011 07:30 adjective-phrase-sele
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Out of Which

(A) Do you know where the box out of which you took some books is? It seems I left my favorite book there. (B) Do you know where the b...
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Dec 19, 2011 20:26 relative-noun-with-pr
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Speaking English with Confidence

I've translated a passage written by some Japanese writer. Would you mind correcting the translation? -------------------------...
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Dec 15, 2011 12:12 correction-please
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Memory 2

One day, I happened to have a chance to visit the town where I lived during my childhood. Trying to remember my way around, somehow I m...
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Dec 9, 2011 14:50 how-to-phrase
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Upcoming Wedding

(A) I'm going to attend my friend's wedding tomorrow. (B) I'm going to participate in my friend's wedding tomorrow. (C)...
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Dec 9, 2011 12:07 verb-selection
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John who / John, who

Suppose a person named John is staring to call someone whom he has an appointment with, but isn't personally acquainted with. In t...
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Dec 7, 2011 18:35 relative-noun-usage
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Careless Mistakes

"I make careless mistakes less often in mathematics than in other subjects." When you rephrase this, which of the below sent...
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Dec 6, 2011 14:23 how-to-phrase
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Twice As Far

(A) His house is twice as far away from the school as mine is, so he leaves his house fifteen minutes earlier than I do. (B) His house...
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Dec 6, 2011 09:51 how-to-phrase
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An Umbrella in Nice Weather

Which sentence(s) of the below ones do you think is(are) correct? I'd appreciate your opinions!! (A) Nothing is as troublesome ...
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Dec 6, 2011 03:01 how-to-phrase
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A River Running

(A-1) The Mississippi flows [runs] through New Orleans. (A-2) The Mississippi flows [runs] in New Orleans. (B-1) The Mississippi flow...
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Dec 5, 2011 14:25 preposition-selection
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All Cities / All The Cities

(A) Of course I don't know about all cities in Japan, but I'm sure Kyoto is the most comfortable to live in. (B) Of course I d...
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Dec 4, 2011 16:16 article-selection