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    Thank you very much for your response and comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
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    Dear teachers,
    I have two questions to ask.

    No.1 Drivers________ speed laws only when they think the police are near.
    a. obey b. observe
    The key is 'a'. But as far as I know we can say to observe disciplines. If 'b' isn't correct does it mean it cannot modify 'laws'?

    No.2 No one needs to feel awkward in _______his own customs.
    a. following b. pursuing
    The key is 'a'. But as far as I know we can say 'to pursue one's study'. If 'b' isn't correct does it mean it cannot modify 'customs'?

    I am lookng forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I agree with Red in both cases. In the first "obey" would be the more normal choice. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    I sent you an eamil just now and kept reading the other answers. I don't understand this '5000+'. Why not 10,000 or other figures instead? Is it an idiomatic use?
    I was referring to the number of posts that RonBee has made in this forum. He's the Posting King here!
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    I see!

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    I sent you an eamil just now and kept reading the other answers. I don't understand this '5000+'. Why not 10,000 or other figures instead? Is it an idiomatic use?
    I was referring to the number of posts that RonBee has made in this forum. He's the Posting King here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Thank you very much for your response and comment.

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    No problem, Jiang. :wink:

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