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    1. What's the difference among "get, gain receive, own"? I know 'own' is quite different from the rest because it means something that you possess. The rest means like you try to get it.
    2. a pair of earrings, should I say i like these ones or this one? How about a bunch of grapes, a pair of chopsticks? one or ones?

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    Re: get

    Quote Originally Posted by MIA6 View Post
    1. What's the difference between "get, gain, receive, own"? I know 'own' is quite different from the rest because it means something that you possess. The rest means like you try to get it.

    get= buy/obtain/receive/earn something
    gain = obtain something
    receive = be given something
    own = to possess something.

    2. a pair of earrings, should I say i like these ones or this one? How about a bunch of grapes, a pair of chopsticks? one or ones? "I like these earrings"/"I like this pair of earrings"; "Please pass me that pair of chopsticks"; Would you like this bunch of grapes?" "Pair" is singular.
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