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Rescuers calculate approximately that up to___

Rescuers calculate approximately that up to 5000 people ____in a remote province of northern Guatemala after an earthquake completely devastated the area. A) must have died B) should have died C) may have died D) supposed to die E) could die Why A? Why not C?Read More...

form

Hi! Is it possible to say 'there are many forms to practice' or should we say 'of practicing'? Thanks!!Read More...

dream

Hi!! Is it OK to say 'I would buy my dream's farm' or do you say 'the farm of my dreams'? Thanks!!Read More...

at best

cocoricot
Dear teachers, "At best we can only hope for a small profit." Does "at best" means "at last" in the case? Thanks.Read More...

I look forward to getting a letter

I'd appreciate it if someone would answer my question. Thanks in advance. What's the difference between A and B? (present tense VS present progressive) A: I look forward to getting a letter from her. B: I'm looking forward to getting a letter from her.Read More...

What is not well known is ---

What is not well known is --- more than 25% of German tanks used were not actually German in origin. A) whether B) in which C) inasmuch as D) that E) as if Could you explain me why the correct answer is ARead More...

with

"Listen, Zoe. I just don't feel right about this. You're asking me to go and spend a lot of money. You want me to rent an office and hire a receptionist and everything else, and I... I... I just don't know. Where will all of this end up?" Zoe was unmoved. "Where will it end up? With Natalie's book getting published, that's where. " Is it okay to say the bold sentence in this way: When Natalie's book is getting published, that's where."Read More...

beg off

Hi, Tom's father wants him to visit his cousin,Ryan, but he refused strongly. "Tom begged off visiting Ryan." Is the sentence correct? Thanks!^^Read More...

for the identification

Which are correct: 1-The handles are color-coded for identification of the size of the blades. 2-The handles are color-coded for the identification of the size of the blades. 3-The handles are color-coded for easy identification of the size of the blades. 4-The handles are color-coded for the easy identification of the size of the blades.Read More...

Misplaced modifier

Hey, Does the following sentence contain a misplaced/dangling modifier? American journalist Harriet Quimby became the first woman to pilot a plane across the English Channel, accomplishing this feat just nine years after the Wright brothers' first powered flight. I italicized the possibly misplaced modifier. Thanks!Read More...

thanked / gave for

Can I say, (a) She thanked the man for his good deed. (b) She gave the man some money for his rewards. (c) The man succeeced in opening the car door. Peter thanked the man over and over again. He had a relieved.Read More...

headed

There was a bulletin on the radio just a minute ago saying there's a tornado headed in this direction. Is it okay to say 'heading' instead of 'headed'?Read More...

beside / on / at the lake

Which preposition is considered correct? They are camping beside / on / in / at / near/ by the lake. P/s: Do they remain the same preposition if I change "the lake" to "the river" or "pond"?Read More...

send out

Be sure to send this letter to Smith industries out before you go home this afternoon. Is it okay to say without 'out' like this: Be sure to send this letter to Smith industries before you go home this afternoon. If so, why is the speaker using 'out'?Read More...

jumped into water

Can I say, (a) Peter jumped into (the) water to save the boy. (b) The boy fell into the water accidentally. P/s: Normally, we only say "fell / jumped into the river", but do we use "fell / jumped into water"?Read More...

Don't let it go too far

Person A: Do you feel pressure to look a certain way? Person B: I want to look good for myself. When I feel confident and comfortable I’m better at my job. I don’t get pressure from anyone around me. I pay attention to how I look but I don’t let it go too far. You meet certain people — certain stylists — and they act a way that just makes you want to go even further away from worrying about your clothes and the way you look. - Do "let it go too far" and "go even further" have figurative...Read More...

Appreciate

I very much appreciate those photoes. Am I correctly using 'appreciate'? Thank youRead More...

Has

Joan doesn't know much about the game. If she has, she probably will watch it more. Am I correctly using 'has'? Thank youRead More...

depressed

He's tried many things/ways to improve his game yet he has not been better in a bit. It has made him depressed. Am I correctly using 'depressed'? Thank youRead More...

took / used the tools

Can I say, (a) A man who is taking / takes a toolbox came by. (b) He tried using his tools to help me open the car door while I waited for him. (c) The man took (out) his tools from the set of toolbox to fix / repair the car door.Read More...

inspired

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Dear teachers, I have to fill in the gap in the sentence with these prepositions:"to", "from", "by" and "with". "Poems are normally inspired ... ethnic minorities." I chose "from" but I am not sure. Please tell me which is correct? Thanks.Read More...

About "careless" and "careful"

Can I say, (a) Susan was an forgetful lady. She had learnt a lesson and she became more careful next time since this experience. (b) She paid him some money as she was helping her. Susan told herself not to be so careless again. (c) After trying some times, the man managed to open the car door. After this case, Susan took another key and put it in her handbag before she went out. She promised (herself)to be careful always. (d) She was very happy as a lark when a man offered his help. He...Read More...

equipment

Hello, "Through the application of all the equipment we have,our company offers our partners with dramatically improved products at all times." Does it have to be in singular form not in plural form? Thanks a lot!^^Read More...

left the car key / key of the car

Can I say, (a) When she wanted to go home, she forgot to take her car key and left it in the car. She felt careless. So she went to look for someone that could help her. (b) When he wanted to get in the car, he realised that he left his key of the car. She asked for help. (c) Last Sunday, after Susan had done her shopping, she decided to go home. She accidentally left her car key in her car when she went shopping.Read More...
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