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Opinion About Taste

Would you mind correcting these translations? Thank you so much! 料理の味というものは、不思議なものだ。おいしい、まずいといってもそれは相対的なもので、一人がおいしいと思うものでも、他の一人はまずい...
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Jun 29, 2011 16:53 correction
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What Happened / What Has Happened

(A) My sister said she would come back by eight, but she hasn't yet. What happened to her? (B) My sister said she would come back by...
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Jun 28, 2011 12:12 past-tense present
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When You Have Finished / When You Finish

(A) Please show me the newspaper when you have finished reading it. (B) Please show me the newspaper when you finish reading it. ...
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Jun 28, 2011 07:12 present when-clause
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Lose Sth that Sb Gives

(A) I lost the pen Tom had given me. (B) I lost the pen Tom gave me. (C) I have lost the pen Tom had given me. (D) I have lost the pen...
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Jun 28, 2011 04:27 past-tense present
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Had Been Waiting Till ...

(A-1) We had been waiting till he came. (A-2) We had waited till he came. (A-3) We had continued waiting till he came. (A-4) We had ke...
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Jun 27, 2011 21:02 past-tense present
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Everyone & Already

(A) When I returned home, all my family had already gone to bed. I have put (A) in other ways like (B) and (C). Do you think these ...
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Jun 27, 2011 20:06 how-to-phrase
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Care About What?

A woman from Thailand recalls that when she was in her late teens and early twenties, her mother frequently had talks with her in which s...
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Jun 22, 2011 10:46 abbreviation
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At Home / In My House

(A) When I got off the bus, I found that I had left my purse at home. (B) When I got off the bus, I found that I had left my purse in my...
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Jun 22, 2011 07:53 how-to-phrase
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If + past tense

(A) The first bridges were pieces of wood that someone placed across a stream. These bridges were not very strong. If too many people tri...
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Jun 22, 2011 01:42 supposition
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Get Well / Get Better

(A) She has been sick in bed for almost a week, but I think she will get well soon. (B) She has been sick in bed for almost a week, but ...
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Jun 21, 2011 10:34 how-to-phrase
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Which Is Hotter

(A-1) It is hotter in Okinawa than in Tokyo. (A-2) Okinawa is hotter than Tokyo. (B-1) Is it hotter in Okinawa than in Tokyo? (B-2) ...
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Jun 21, 2011 01:44 comparative
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Any

A: Ow! My heel hurts! B: What happened? C: Ok, let me see your heel. A: Yes ... C: Ah, you have a blister. Let's get some bandage...
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Jun 20, 2011 02:46 some-any
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It? This?

(1) A: That's a bad cold you've got there. B: Do you think it is the flu? A: Don't ask me. You should go to a doctor. (...
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Jun 17, 2011 14:49 pronoun
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Have Mother Do Everything For You

(A) You had your mother do everything for you, such as cooking and washing, didn't you? She isn't the kind of person who demands ...
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Jun 17, 2011 01:32 how-to-phrase
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Abbreviation ~Stop (-ing)~

(A) It has been raining since the end of last month. I wonder when it will stop raining. (B) It has been raining since the end of last m...
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Jun 13, 2011 17:42 abbreviation
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The Usage Of "Common"

(A) I interviewed some noted educators. They all pointed out that teachers teach too much. (B) I interviewed some noted educators. The...
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Jun 11, 2011 03:17 how-to-phrase
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Haven't Done / Haven't Been Doing

(A) That boxer hasn't exercised for months. I wonder how he can win the next match if he goes on like this. (B) That boxer hasn...
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Jun 9, 2011 23:44 perfect
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At / In

(A) Tom: "Where have you been?" Jim: "I've been at the playground." (B) Tom: "Where have you been?" ...
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Jun 9, 2011 20:53 preposition
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How Soon / How Long

(A) How soon will he be able to arrive here? (B) How long will it take him to arrive here? I think the situations can be different be...
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Jun 7, 2011 01:43 situation
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Try

Taro: "What's wrong, Akiko?" Akiko: "This software won't work. I don't know what to do with this" T...
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Jun 1, 2011 23:48 how-to-phrase