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Communication In The True Sense Of The Word

This is a certain Japanese's opinion about the communication with Western people. Would you mind correcting these sentences? I'...
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Sep 30, 2011 18:50 correction-please
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Something Wrong With ...

(A) I think something is wrong with this TV set. (B) I think there is something wrong with this TV set. (C) I think this TV set has...
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Sep 27, 2011 09:26 phrase-selection
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For The First Time In My Life

(A) Yesterday I talked to an American for the first time in my life, but I couldn't make myself understood in English. I think (...
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Sep 27, 2011 09:12 phrase-selection conjunction-selection
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[Had / Have Had] This Watch Repaired Many Times

(A) I had this watch repaired many times, but it still gains two minutes a day. (B) I have had this watch repaired many times, but it ...
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Sep 27, 2011 03:29 tense-aspect
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In Class

(A) I can't stand their chatting in class. (B) I can't stand their chatting in a class. (C) I can't stand their chattin...
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Sep 27, 2011 00:27 definite-indefinite
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Prepaid Card

Would you mind correcting these sentences? Thank you very much in advance! (A) Nowadays, with prepaid cards, we can take a ride, e...
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Sep 24, 2011 01:22 correction-please
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Apt To Fall Over

(A) You are more likely to fall over if you ride a bicycle slowly in order not to fall over. (B) You are apt to fall over if you ride...
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Sep 23, 2011 20:48 phrase-selection
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Birth Rate In Japan

I'd appreciate if you'd kindly take your time to correct the sentence about the recent trend of birth rate in Japan. ---------...
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Sep 23, 2011 00:43 correction-please
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An Answer To An Invitation

Suppose I (M-K-G) got an invitation to Mike's birthday party, but he can't go because his mother is in hospital, so he writes an ...
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Sep 22, 2011 18:53 correction-please
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Street, Foreign Countries (Number)

"When I traveled in New Zealand several years ago, I was surprised to find most of the cars running on the streets were Japan-made; ...
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Sep 22, 2011 00:36 number-selection
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Foreign Streets

When you hear the phrase "a foreign street" without any context, what interpretation occurs to you first? And is there any ot...
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Sep 21, 2011 21:01 how-to-interpret
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What It Is To Read

I was wondering if you'd correct these sentences. Thank you so much in advance!! (A) Anyone who has thought seriously of reading...
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Sep 15, 2011 12:44 correction-please
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Hear Him Sing

In an English grammar book of mine, I found the explanation that "someone see/hear etc. someone do~" means the first person saw...
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Sep 13, 2011 09:13 perception-verb
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Crowded Trains

(A) This morning the train was too crowded to ride. I just came from America and there are no train services in my town, so I always us...
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Sep 13, 2011 04:21 verb-selection number-selection
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Small Enough To Put In A Pocket

Question 1 (A-1) This mobile is small enough to put in a pocket. (A-2) This mobile is small enough to be put in a pocket. I kn...
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Sep 12, 2011 02:26 to-infinitive number-selection
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Easy To Read, Difficult To Understand

(A) This book is easy to read, but difficult to understand. (B) This book is easy to read, but it's difficult to understand. (C...
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Sep 11, 2011 17:31 to-infinitive
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As Bad As ...

(A) His behaviors tell me he isn't as bad as he is said. (B) His behaviors tell me he isn't as bad as he is said to. (C) Hi...
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Sep 11, 2011 16:36 to-infinitive
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Call / Call Up

(A) I called him, but he didn't answer. (B) I called him up, but he didn't answer. My guess is that (A) is correct, but (B)...
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Sep 4, 2011 23:11 phrasal-verb