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eating food

Can i say, (a)The school girls are eating food in canteen / in the canteen.Read More...

telephone line

Can i say, (a)The school telephone line is broken / engaged/ out of order / was damaged.Read More...

in / on

Can i say, (a)I like to go fishing in / on the pond. (b)I like to go fishing in / on the river.Read More...

ads

It was hardly unforgettable ads that showed a new Lexus car was revolving/circling/swinging with its latest cutting-edge parking technolgy by the prymaid of the drinking glasses. Is the above sentence correct? Thank youRead More...

Dinner vs supper

What's difference between having dinner and having supper? According to the dictionary both of them are "main meals". Are they synonyms? Thanks!Read More...

dismisses

Can i say, (a)They dismisses the school around / at a quarter past one. (b)The school dismisses around the quarter past one. (c)The school pupils dismisses after class / after recess.Read More...

cockcroach

can i say, (a)Many cockcroach / cockcroaches live at the dark and wet places. (b)Many cockcroach / cockcroaches live in the dark and wet places.Read More...

to have been/to be

It was not his first time to have been kicked out of school. It was not his first time to be kicked out of school. Are they correct? Is there any difference between the two sentences above? Thank youRead More...

cheese cake / cheesecake

Can i say, (a)He bought a cheese cake / cheesecake . (b)He bought a piece of / a loaf of cheesecake . (c)He ate up a three-quarter of cheese cake.Read More...

rat poison

Can i say, (a)The mouse is died / died because it had eaten the rat poison. (b) The mice died because it ate the poison.Read More...

should

please explain the meaning of ' should ' in following sentences. why they used should in all sentences. 1-- should you need any further information, please do not hesitatie to contace me 2--if i should arrive early, i will give you a ring. 3---if the car should break down, telephone me. 4--if you should happen to bump into the prime minister , tell him to give me a tax rebate. 5--if you should happen to meet tom, give him this letter, please. 6--should you see her, will you tell her to call...Read More...

making an exception

Dear experts, Is there a clear-cut distinction between the way you use MAKE AN EXCEPTION FOR / OF / TO as in: Miss Clark said she did not attend films of which she had read the book, but she had made an exception FOR the trilogy. The Health and Welfare Ministry banned the use of restraints at facilities where the nursing care insurance system applies. However... the ministry agreed to make an exception OF ╦ťemergency cases where patients are sure to hurt themselves, perhaps even fatally,...Read More...

cheered

Can i say, (a)They cheered happily. (B)The supporter cheered the singer on the stage loudly.Read More...

propensity to/for

Are there any subtle differences in meaning between propensity to/for? He has a propensity to change his mind. He has a propensity for changing his mind.Read More...

The common notion.

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Dear teachers, I don't know how to correct this sentence. The first sentence is the orginal one and the second one is my try: 1. The common notion that fish is an excellent food improving brain is not supported by any scientific information. 2. The common notion that fish is an excellent food improving brain, which is not supported by any scientific information. Thank you very much.Read More...

piano

The piano had John's family heritage back to slavery time because it was carved with his ancestors and parents'pictures and some sigicant moments of what they had been through. Is the above sentence correct? Thank youRead More...

for shelter

Can i say, (a)He ran to a place for shelter. (b)They ran to the shelter to evade from the rain. (c)They ran to find shelter to avoid getting (from) / to avoid from geting the rain. (d)They ran to the shelter to prevent getting (from)the rain / to prevent from getting (from)the rain.Read More...

singular or plural

There ___ ample leisure and wealth to cultivate a culture devoted to the afterlife. Should "is" or "are" go into the blank?Read More...

substituted

Coach Smith substituted power foward Jone by small forward Waston in the end of third quarter. Is the above sentence correct? Thank youRead More...

patrolling

Can i say, (a)A few men are patrolling the road. (b)A few men are patrolling on the street. (c)A few men are patrolling around the road / shop.Read More...

does/is

Does "Harry" mean "Henry" in English? Is "Harry" meant "Henry" in English? Are they correct? Thank youRead More...
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