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    Hello. I have some questions:

    1. How do you say, for instance, 2,234,567? Is it "two million two hundred thirty four thousand five hundred sixty seven"? OR "two millions(plural?) two hundreds(plural?) thirty four thousands(plural?)five hundreds(plural?) sixty seven"? Do you have to put "and" anywhere? and what about plural forms?

    2. Is this sentence acceptable? "I asked her if she would mind if I send her emails(or email? which one is correct?)" Is it ok to say "if" twice in one sentence like that?

    3. What's the difference between "I (she, he, they) would mind" and "I (she, he, they) will mind"?

    4. In Japan, they have this little thing that they put chopsticks on. (When you're not using chopsticks, you place your chopsticks down on the thing instead of putting them directly on the table.) I looked up the word in the dictionary and it said "a chopstick rest" but I don't know if that's really an appropriate word for it. How do you say that in English?

    5. Which one is correct? "I'm an American." or "I'm American."?

    6. Which one is correct? "No Colombian has been admitted by school." or "No Colombians have been admitted by school."?

    Thank you very much in advance!

    Catie

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    Quote Originally Posted by catie
    1. How do you say, for instance, 2,234,567? Is it "two million two hundred thirty four thousand five hundred sixty seven"?
    Yes. (It is not necessary to use and.)



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    2. Is this sentence acceptable? "I asked her if she would mind if I send her emails(or email? which one is correct?)" Is it ok to say "if" twice in one sentence like that?
    Say: I asked her if she would mind if I sent her an email.

    It is perfectly okay to use "if" more than once in a sentence.

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    3. What's the difference between "I (she, he, they) would mind" and "I (she, he, they) will mind"?
    "Will mind" has a higher degree of certainty than "would mind" does.

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    4. In Japan, they have this little thing that they put chopsticks on. (When you're not using chopsticks, you place your chopsticks down on the thing instead of putting them directly on the table.) I looked up the word in the dictionary and it said "a chopstick rest" but I don't know if that's really an appropriate word for it. How do you say that in English?
    That looks fine to me.

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    5. Which one is correct? "I'm an American." or "I'm American."?
    Either is correct.

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    6. Which one is correct? "No Colombian has been admitted by school." or "No Colombians have been admitted by school."?
    Say: No Colombian has been admitted to the school.

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    In BE, I'd say Which one is correct? "No Colombian has been admitted by school." or "No Colombians have been admitted by school." are both fine.

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